Surprise is the enemy. Or, is it Could we be overlookingeven resistingone of the most essential catalysts of personal and business. During this podcast author Soren Kaplan reveals how surprises can be powerful catalysts — IF we are receptive and know how to harness them effectively. There’s no doubt hard work is involved, but Soren Kaplan shows you can’t do it by simply creating a big vision and implementing a set plan. In his trailblazing.
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But they were only in elementary school at the time, so they weren”t old enough to put up much of a fight. The Power of Surprise 3. In his trailblazing debut, Kaplan gives business leaders the tools to do exactly what they’re taught to avoid: There’s no doubt hard work is involved, but Soren Kaplan shows you can’t do it by simply creating a big vision Kaplan’s writing style makes his compelling findings fun to read, simple aoren understand, and easy to implement.
How did OpenTable come to be? Filled with real-world examples from innovators such as Gatorade, Intuit, Philips, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, OpenTable, and Etsy, Kaplan shows that any organization or business function can leapfrog.
A miniature in-house roaster by the front door beckons every passerby with a welcoming aroma of pure smoky bliss. Individuals, groups, and organizations that leapfrog old ways of doing things often become the new leaders of the lea;frogging.
She told me that when she first came to France, she was shocked at how bad the coffee was there. What makes one company thrive while others languish in mediocrity? By highlighting specific ways to transform both good and bad surprises into unique opportunities, Kaplan encourages leaders to compete by embracing counterintuitive ideas, managing paradoxes, and even welcoming failure.
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Return to Book Page. The book can be used effectively in a business school course. I struck up a conversation with Gloria. Refresh and try again. To achieve breakthrough, surprise is fundamental.
There’s no doubt hard work is involved, but Soren Kaplan shows you can’t do it by simply creating a big vision and implementing a set plan. Filled with real-world examples from innovators such as Gatorade, Intuit, Philips, Kimberly-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, OpenTable, and Etsy, Kaplan shows that any organization or business function can leapfrog.
Marshall Goldsmith Goodreads Author Foreword. A nice read, even though the contents might not get understood deeply at one go, I believe revisiting this book after a couple of years would strengthen the insights in this book.
Nov 16, Kaustubh Kirti rated it it was ok Shelves: In keeping with this, Gloria doesn”t horde her beans. And you won”t find any snooty waiters in white aprons. Engage teams, business units, and entire organizations in ways that build new capabilities and drive sustainable business growth. But I feel planning is of course necessary. Instead of fighting against uncertainty, Kaplan reveals how to use it to break down limiting mindsets and barriers to change the game.
Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs
Sorn ahead with the world’s most comprehensive technology and business learning platform. So, she and her husband, Bernard, quit their jobs to introduce Parisians to the truly great stuff she had known in Guatemala. What”s more, how could I create a model or map out a formula for something so, well, unpredictable?
Gloria even sends her best full-time baristas to visit these plantations so they can see and experience every step of what makes great coffee truly great.
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It was easy to get through and the author used a lot of good examples of current businesses to make his points. I reflected on my career, researched the underlying dynamics of breakthroughs, and spoke with some seriously successful people across many different types of organizations using my new lens.
In fact, as I”ll show, the single most important factor in fostering true game changers isn”t the classic lightbulb-above-the-head big idea. Preview — Leapfrogging by Soren Kaplan.
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Feb 02, Hamad Al-ibrahim rated it liked it. At first, I wasn”t completely ready to acknowledge this notion. Kaplan does have a lot of good points and I did take some good concepts and ideas out of the book, I was left feeling that correlation doesn’t equal causation. Make the Journey Part of the Surprising Destination. Shaping the future of strategy, innovation, leadership and culture.
They don”t serve food. David Reber kplan it liked it Oct 28,