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It's no secret that we are living in the Digital Age. Technology companies make up seven of the world's ten largest firms by market capitalization. And the key to their success is the key to all modern organizations. Jonathan Smart, business agility practitioner, thought leader, and coach, reveals the patterns and antipatterns that will help organizations from every indust ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 6th 2020 by It Revolution Press
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Daniel Cahill
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was able to get my hands on a draft of this book earlier this year. Great book for leaders and practioners. The thoughtful content was very well explained. Some of the antipatterns were so realistic I felt my stomach churning from recognition of the practices to avoid. The patterns were presented in a way that was not only understandable but practical. I was able to use learnings in conversation the very next day after reading a chapter. I am excited to read it again!
Edward Wee
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bvssh

The book helped me put together the framework of better value sooner safer happier. It (indirectly) helped me piece together years of learning about Lean, TOC, agile, gamification, flow into just BVSSH.

Why else would i want to have all those knowlege? I just wanted to create BETTER VALUE, SOONER, SAFER, AND HAPPIER.

It's a simple book. Nothing is new, but looking at existing knowlege and piecing together as a Why. I now communicate with bvssh as my primary "why" question.

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Leif Almberg
Jan 11, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
Some highlights, but I’m sorry, all has been written before.
Almost nothing new, and a lot of obvious statements.
Jack Vinson
Dec 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: complimentary
Good stuff about the familiar good and bad patterns that show up in organizations trying to develop agility.

On my blog: https://www.jackvinson.com/blog/2020/...
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Ed
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Some great patterns and antipatterns, reinforced some ideas I've been working with, and provided some clear and concise language to describe concepts. ...more
Andy Cooper
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Must read for those introducing or improving ways of working

Great and very practical book on how to successfully introduce or improve ways of working. Jon and team successfully cover a range of deep topics from a place of pragmatic and hard won experience. Highly recommended.
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Well rounded and well written language.
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