Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli: 9780385347402: Amazon.com: Books:

 

There have been many books—on a large and small scale—about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others. 

Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about …

*This book looks like a winner.

Knowledge Creation

“As knowledge becomes the resource of post-capitalist society, the social position of school as “producer” and “distributive channel” of knowledge, and its monopoly, are both bound to be challenged. And some of the competitors are bound to succeed.”

Peter Drucker

Post-Capitalist Society

*Business model innovation.

Kaizen: Small Changes, Big Difference

“… in Japanese Kaizen, every single step is a small one—a minor change here, a minor improvement there. But the aim is to produce by means of step-by-step improvements a radically different product, process, or service a few years later. The aim is to make a difference.”

Peter Drucker

Post-Capitalist Society

How making a difference matters. Staying competitive, strong and capable.

Turnaround

“A turnaround requires abandoning whatever does not perform and doing more of whatever does perform.”

Peter Drucker

Post-Capitalist Society

This would seem to be a process that could apply to the individual as well.

Drucker on Innovation – The Time Lag

“Successful innovations exploit changes that have already happened. They exploit the time lag-in science, often twenty-five or thirty years between the change itself and its perception and acceptance.”

Peter Ferdinand Drucker. Managing in a Time of Great Change (Drucker Library) (p. 20). Kindle Edition.

 

A few minutes ago I was in the Kindle for Mac app and was reviewing text others and myself have highlighted in this book. The quote above jumped out at me.

What changes have recently occurred?

What are the opportunities that the future will present?

Something to think about.