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Getting to Nimble

How to Transform Your Company into a Digital Leader

Gain competitive advantage by adopting the best practices of established companies such as FedEx and CarMax, who successfully transformed their practices around people, processes, technology, internal partnerships and external networks.
EAN: 9781789667554
Edition: 1
Format: 234x156
200 pages

About the book

With increased pressure from digital natives, now is the time for established companies to address outdated and antiquated practices in order to respond quickly to the ever-increasing speed of market changes.

The pace of change in business today is such that it is becoming easier to go from a legendarily high-performing company to liquidation in a short period of time. Getting to Nimble shares the stories of organizations that were able to successfully transform their people practices, processes, technology, partnerships and ecosystem for the digital era. The book also covers once dominant companies like Circuit City and Kodak that neglected to change and were impaired or died as a result.

Highlighting a framework to follow along with best practices that others can emulate, Getting to Nimble includes case studies from major organizations such as Capital One, FedEx, CarMax, The Washington Post, Domino's Pizza, Walmart and the country of Estonia.

About the authors

Peter A. High

Peter High is the president of Metis Strategy, a business and IT strategy firm, and is based in Chevy Chase, MD. An expert in business and information technology strategy, he has been a trusted advisor to a wide array of business and tech executives across Fortune 500 companies in various industries.He writes the Technovation column on and moderates a widely listened to podcast entitled Technovation with Peter High. He is a regular contributor to CIO Insight, and has also written for The Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine, CIO Digest, Information Week, and On Magazine. He is a keynote speaker at a wide array of corporate conferences in the US, Canada, Mexico, China, India, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Spain, and Australia, and has lectured at several universities including Harvard University, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, the University of Washington's (Seattle) Foster School of Business, the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Business, Purdue University, and the National Defense University.

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