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Naked Value: Six Things Every Business Leader Needs to Know about Resources, Innovation & Competition Paperback – May 10, 2012
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"Practical, concise, understandable and pragmatically optimistic...Go-to guide for business leaders...spells out for the average person how innovation and research can and continues to move humanity through changes needed to meet global, environmental and resource constraints." Maurice Kaehler, TEDxLA Miracle Mile organizer
"Part of the much needed bridge to truly sustainable business practices- 'sustainable' in the multitude of its contemporary uses. Though the business paradigm might be changing there's a gap in resources for those who want to change but don't know where to start, Naked Value is one such resource." Lotus Clair Samuel, Owning Traceability
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The book is short and clearly written, plus it has questions at the end of each chapter for self-study.
I would recommend it for everyone who is concerned about the environment as well as those who are interested in the business of innovation. I heard Howard Brown deliver a fascinating lecture on the matter and would also recommend him as a seminar leader.
The only reason I did not give the book five stars is because the concept is perhaps too simplistic for some situations and it tends to gloss over the critical subject of human psychology.
Most of the examples come from the manufacturing and design worlds. Although they mention service industries at the very beginning, I wish the authors had paid a bit more attention to that sector. Their concepts apply to service industries, but it takes a bit more thought to get there.
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This is one of the most important book any business manager can read right now. Resources availability is looming on the horizon as a critical business need. Read morePublished on July 26, 2012 by Jacquelyn A. Ottman
This book provides an immediately applicable approach to understanding _value_ in a global context of increasingly constrained material resources and an exploding population... Read morePublished on July 3, 2012 by Sarah Bee