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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (116 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ram Charan Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN:
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Here's how you can increase and sustain organic revenue and profit growth...whether you're running an entire company or in your first management job.

Over the past seven years, Procter & Gamble has tripled profits; significantly improved organic revenue growth, cash flow, and operating margins; and averaged earnings per share growth of 12 percent. How? A. G. Lafley and his leadership team have integrated innovation into everything P&G does and created new customers and new markets.

Through eye-opening stories, A. G. Lafley and Ram Charan show how P&G and companies such as Honeywell, Nokia, LEGO, GE, HP, and DuPont have become game-changers. Their inspiring lessons can help you learn how to:

  • Make consumers and customers the boss, not the CEO or the management team
  • Innovate to grow a mature business
  • Develop higher growth and higher margin businesses
  • Create new customers and new markets
  • Revitalize a business model
  • Reach outside your own business and tap into the abundant brainpower and creativity of the world
  • Integrate innovation into the mainstream of your managerial decision making
  • Manage risk
  • Become a leader of innovation

    We live in a world of unprecedented change, increasing global competitiveness, and the very real threat of commoditization. Innovation in this world is the best way to win - arguably the only way to really win. Innovation is not a separate, discrete activity but the job of everyone in a leadership position and the integral, central driving force for any business that wants to grow organically and succeed on a sustained basis.

    This is a game-changing book that helps you redefine your leadership and improve your management game. Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 غسان | 11/12/2013

      " A very unique subject that describes innovation from ideas to real products. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hisham Alamoudi | 1/17/2013

      " Charam and Lafely are two of the best in Innivation and execution "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ks Pillai | 9/9/2012

      " Ram Charan Classic, interesting in sights "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly Green | 9/4/2012

      " Enjoyed the stories from Lafley and the telling of the P&G journey. There are some good points and tips to take away for any organization. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sanji | 10/2/2011

      " Pretty good overview of how P&G looks at Innovation and how they are structured - strong emphasis on a customer centric approach "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 9/23/2011

      " Written by the former CEO of P&G, the approach to innovation was naturally consumer-centric, but the guidance is also transferrable to business-to-business scenarios. Regardless, it was interesting to hear some of the stories behind the development of well-known brands. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 8/11/2011

      " so-so book. I read this book for his example of how P&G collects new product ideas...so three stars for that description "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Morgan | 6/1/2011

      " Great insight into how innovation can be baked into a business. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 4/22/2011

      " Not bad for a buzzy business book. The chapter on understanding customers is pretty much essential reading. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Barbara Brien | 4/2/2011

      " I bought this book while in grad school because it was quoted in one of the texts I was assigned. The quote was great, but I found the book not as engaging. I ended up never finishing the book, and while I still own it and could finish it someday, I doubt I will. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 3/11/2011

      " Written by the former CEO of P&G, the approach to innovation was naturally consumer-centric, but the guidance is also transferrable to business-to-business scenarios. Regardless, it was interesting to hear some of the stories behind the development of well-known brands. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 1/28/2009

      " so-so book. I read this book for his example of how P&G collects new product ideas...so three stars for that description "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paul | 1/5/2009

      " Amazing what can be done with a billiondollar R&D budget!
      Dows provide good insight into the best CPG company of all time. "

    • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Peter | 9/26/2008

      " Not bad for a buzzy business book. The chapter on understanding customers is pretty much essential reading. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sanji | 7/1/2008

      " Pretty good overview of how P&G looks at Innovation and how they are structured - strong emphasis on a customer centric approach "

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    About the Author
    Author Ram Charan

    Ram Charan is a distinguished business advisor, business strategy expert, and speaker. For over thirty-five years, he has worked with top executives at some of the world’s most successful companies, including GE, Verizon, Dupont, and Bank of America. He is the coauthor of What the CEO Wants You to Know and Confronting Reality, among others. His articles have appeared in publications such as Financial Times, Harvard Business Review, Director’s Monthly, and Strategy and Business. Charan has served on the Blue Ribbon Commission and was elected a distinguished fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources. Currently on the board of Austin Industries and Tyco Electronics, he resides in Dallas, Texas.