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LESS!: Essays on Business Transformation

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The world is changing. The way we work together and conduct business must also change. In twelve essays written by people who work in the trenches, building business, coaching leaders and shaping the future, you will learn about:

Beyond Budgeting–Changing the way the organization is managed from command and control to an empowered, adaptive and agile model

Radical Management–Rethink the fundamental assumptions about management

Strategic Navigation–Use OODA Loops and the ancient Chinese 36 Stratagems to outthink the competition

Lean–Do more with LESS! resources

Agile–working software, no pain

Systems Thinking–An easier, better way to think about organizations

Complexity Thinking–Radical insights about organizations and management coming from the complexity sciences

Don't miss the LESS! resource page. There you will find LESS! related material: A newsletter, videos, links to online material...

153 pages, Hardcover

First published May 22, 2012

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Henrik Mårtensson

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May 28, 2012
I won't rate a book I have contributed to because I am more than a little bit biased. Having said that, I do believe we have got some really good stuff in LESS!.

The book is really about breaking barriers, showing that the different movements who try to improve companies, Lean, Agile, Beyond Budgeting, Radical Management, Systems Thinking, complexity Thinking, and so on, have common ground. Together we can accomplish things none of us can do alone. We just need to get talking.

LESS! is a starting point. Software developers can buy it for the Agile stuff, managers for the management material, economists for the essays on budgeting, but when they do, they will get exposed to similar ideas in different communities. It is my hope that people will use the book as a conversation starter across organizational barriers.

Then again, you can just read it for fun. :-)
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February 4, 2013
found very good insights for myself. good overview of modern approaches in management
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