Think Agile : How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed

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Think Agile : How Smart Entrepreneurs Adapt in Order to Succeed

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 210 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780814434307
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Funding falls apart. A similar product is unveiled by a more established company. A key employee jumps ship to work for a competitor. These are the unexpected obstacles that derail even the most promising new ventures. Entrepreneurs determined to keep up with today's constantly changing business environment need to stay nimble enough to shift their strategies, products, and services on a dime. Yet many fail to master this essential new mindset: agility.Featuring real-life case studies and invaluable tools, Think Agile helps entrepreneurs assess their level of flexibility and learn to be open-minded and option-oriented in key areas including:Funding sourcesLaunch timetablesPlanningRepurposing everything from products to people to namesWhen entrepreneurs lock themselves into one strategy, one product, one distribution method and one way of thinking about their business they limit their potential, and lower their chances of capitalizing on economic, industry, or market changes. Think Agile is an indispensable guide to an undeniably essential new skill.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    xiii
Introduction 1 (10)
PART I UNDERSTANDING WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 11 (60)
BEFORE ADOPTING AN AGILE WORKSTYLE
Chapter 1 Agility in Turbulent Times 13 (19)
Nothing Stays the Same for Long 15 (4)
Surprises and Complexity 19 (4)
The More Things Change, the More 23 (2)
Entrepreneurs Thrive
Ignore the Past at Your Peril 25 (3)
Putting Concepts into Action 28 (4)
Chapter 2 Reaping the Benefits of Agility 32 (22)
Pivoting to Make Effective and Efficient 33 (3)
Decisions
Cultivating a Flexible Mindset to 36 (1)
Overcome Indecision
Opening Up a Universe of Possibilities 37 (3)
Rebounding from Mistakes and Failures 40 (2)
Adapting to Changing Times 42 (3)
Considering Diverse Approaches to Funding 45 (3)
Increasing Speed of Action through Agility 48 (2)
Putting Concepts into Action 50 (4)
Chapter 3 Assessing Your Agility 54 (17)
Unconscious Reliance on the Tried and True 55 (2)
Assessing Your Fear of Failure 57 (3)
Developing an Awareness of Rigid and 60 (7)
Agile Tendencies
Putting Concepts into Action 67 (4)
PART II INCREASING YOUR AGILITY EXPONENTIALLY 71 (94)
Chapter 4 Planning for the Unexpected, 73 (17)
Preparing for the Unpredictable
Allowing for Flexibility and Vision in 74 (3)
Your Business Plan
How Good Outcomes Can Result When Plans 77 (1)
Are Flexible
Thinking Ahead with a Plan B... and C and 78 (3)
D
Preparing for the Unpredictable 81 (8)
Putting Concepts into Action 89 (1)
Chapter 5 Exercising Funding and Financial 90 (22)
Options
Becoming Aware of Funding Options 91 (6)
Fighting Financial Biases and Reassessing 97 (3)
Prior Funding Methods
Managing the Dilution-Valuation Paradox 100 (3)
Stretching Your Cash Reserves 103 (2)
Planning an Exit Strategy 105 (4)
Putting Concepts Into Action 109 (3)
Chapter 6 Working with Various Deadlines 112 (15)
and Milestones
Identifying Deadlines Entrepreneurs Face, 113 (3)
and Determining Their Flexibility
Learning to Work with Various Deadline 116 (2)
Mentalities
Avoiding Date Inflation 118 (1)
Negotiating Imposed Deadlines 119 (3)
Keeping Your Ego In Check 122 (3)
Putting Concepts into Action 125 (2)
Chapter 7 Repurposing Products, Services, 127 (19)
and People
Introducing Three Categories of What May 128 (6)
Be Repurposed, Plus One
Paying Attention to Unexpected 134 (3)
Possibilities
Using Change as a Catalyst for Repurposing 137 (2)
The Three Rs of Repurposing: 139 (2)
Repositioning, Redirecting, and
Rejuvenating
Licensing Tactics 141 (2)
Putting Concepts into Action 143 (3)
Chapter 8 Overcoming Entrepreneurial 146 (19)
Inflexibility
Conquering Factors That Can Lead to 147 (1)
Inflexibility
Vanquishing a Disheartening Business 148 (2)
Failure
Getting Beyond the "Foolproof Formula" 150 (1)
Surmounting Complacency After Sustained 151 (2)
Success
Surviving Personal Financial Problems 153 (3)
Shaking Competitive Lethargy 156 (1)
Defeating Crippling Indecisiveness 157 (3)
Refusing to Get Stuck in the Past 160 (1)
Putting Concepts Into Action 161 (4)
PART III MONITORING AND TROUBLESHOOTING 165 (40)
Chapter 9 Learning How to Lead and Manage 167 (19)
with an Open Mind
Practicing Managerial Creativity 168 (3)
Knowing What You Don't Know and What You 171 (3)
Do Know
Best Practices of Agile Leaders 174 (4)
Developing a Team Mentality 178 (2)
Deciding When It's Time for Leadership 180 (3)
Change
Putting Concepts into Action 183 (3)
Chapter 10 Stretching Toward the Future 186 (19)
Tracking Four Key Trends 187 (3)
Adapting to Mind-Boggling Innovations 190 (4)
Moving from Rugged Individualism to 194 (3)
Collaborative Mindset
Becoming an Information Magnet 197 (4)
Putting Concepts into Action 201 (4)
Index 205