Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises

A Toolkit for Dynamic Adaptation

Authors: Bahrami, Homa, Evans, Stuart

  • Focus is on actionable knowledge: it presents conceptual frameworks, illustrative examples, and practical suggestions for harnessing change and uncertainty
  • With a focus on the specific challenges facing knowledge enterprises experiencing extreme forms of uncertainty
Show all benefits

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-02447-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-02446-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43154-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Today, we live in a dynamic and inter-connected world. A multitude of "revision triggers" make it necessary to anticipate, prepare for, and continuously adapt to new realities. The key to dynamic adaptation we argue, is to become "super-flexible". Super-flexibility is defined as the ability to engage in a continuous balancing act: on the one hand, we need to withstand turbulence and create stable anchors, on the other hand, we have to transform and adapt to new realities. Our leadership "toolkit" should help us diagnose on the fly, and take rapid actions as new developments unfold. This book is about how business leaders  can harness uncertainty and make their teams and enterprises "super-flexible". Based on 25 years of field research, advisory work, and professional experience in Silicon Valley' s innovative ecosystem, the authors present a cross-functional, "general management" toolkit for strategizing, organizing, leading, and ultimately re-inventing knowledge enterprises for a dynamic world.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Super-Flexibility: A Toolkit for Dynamic Adaptation

    Bahrami, Homa (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Conceptual Foundations of Super-Flexibility: A Multi-Disciplinary Synthesis

    Bahrami, Homa (et al.)

    Pages 15-41

  • The Research Laboratory: Silicon Valley’s Knowledge Ecosystem

    Bahrami, Homa (et al.)

    Pages 43-60

  • Super-Flexible Ecosystems: Innovating by Recycling

    Bahrami, Homa (et al.)

    Pages 61-76

  • Super-Flexible Strategies: Shifting Gears and Maneuvering Swift Turns

    Bahrami, Homa (et al.)

    Pages 77-97

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-02447-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-02446-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43154-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Super-Flexibility for Knowledge Enterprises
Book Subtitle
A Toolkit for Dynamic Adaptation
Authors
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02447-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02447-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02446-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43154-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIX, 209
Topics