Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs
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Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs

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Today’s business climate demands breakthroughs, not incremental improvements. What makes one leader or company thrive while others languish in today’s fast-paced, ever-changing marketplace? 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 debut, Kaplan gives busin...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published August 6th 2012 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (first published January 1st 2012)
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Mohammed alkindy
nice piece of writing, another perspective of looking at surprises, according to the author, all surprises are good in a way, even the not so good, they supposed to be a guide post for better if we know where to look. break through may come from places or time one could not expect. and if people do not follow such posts they may be missing the opportunity to arrive to a surprising break through.
Sterling
I read this as an assignment for my MBA program, and although I usually don't like these kinds of books, I was pleasantly surprised. It was easy to get through and the author used a lot of good examples of current businesses to make his points.

His last two chapters that discussed the effects of fearing failure on future success were especially significant for me. Many of his principles can be applied to both business as well as our personal lives.

If you are looking for a quick but worthwhile bo...more
Wai-kit Ng
To achieve breakthrough, surprise is fundamental. Got that. Can't say much else about the book though.
Andd Becker
The book can be used effectively in a business school course.
Hamad Al-ibrahim
A great book to read, highly recommend it
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