Pārrobežu projekta “Ne tikai grāmatas – bibliotēkas uzņēmējdarbības atbalstam!” ietvaros Balvu Centrālā bibliotēka ir iegādājusies grāmatas latviešu, krievu un angļu valodā, kuras noderēs jaunajiem, esošajiem uzņēmējiem, kā arī tiem, kuri tikai plāno savu dzīvi saistīt ar uzņēmējdarbību.
A value proposition is created from the combination of a company's products and services, and the value gained by the customer. It is used to drive better business, and is essential to success for any business - without it, companies are at risk of losing customers and being drowned out in crowded marketplaces. "Selling Your Value Proposition" is a practical, user-friendly guide to establishing a streamlined customer-centric selling process to communicate and express value propositions, enabling companies to convey their value-creating stories to customers consistently.Featuring case studies and interviews with renowned business leaders and influencers, "Selling Your Value Proposition" demonstrates how value propositions adeptly position a business across a range of industries. The techniques and skills shared have all been honed through the authors' experience with more than 600 companies around the world, and clear, step-by-step guidelines will empower all readers to effectively focus their value propositions for competitive success.
A guide for creating a deeper relationship with the entrepreneurial journey
The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur offers overworked and harried entrepreneurs, and anyone who thinks like one, a much-needed guide for tapping into the wisdom that is most relevant to the entrepreneurial life.
The book is filled with inspirational meditations that contain the thoughts and writings of notable American authors. Designed as a daily devotional, it is arranged in a calendar format, and features readings of transcendentalist literature and others.
Each of The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur meditations is followed by a reflection and a challenging question from John Jantsch. He draws on his lifetime of experience as a successful coach for small business and startup leaders to offer an entrepreneurial context. Jantsch shows how entrepreneurs can learn to trust their ideas and overcome the doubt and fear of everyday challenges. The book contains:
A unique guide to meditations, especially designed for entrepreneurs
A range of topics such as self-awareness, trust, creativity, resilience, failure, growth, freedom, love, integrity, and passion
An inspirational meditation for each day of the year. . . including leap year
Reflections from John Jantsch, small business marketing expert and the author of the popular book Duct Tape Marketing
Stephen Covey's 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' has sold over 25 million copies in print while The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People audiobook has sold over 15 million copies. It was the first non-fiction audiobook to sell over a million copies. Covey believes that values are internal to an individual whereas principles are external and he has written a book about matching your intrinsic values to basic principles that have always been the same e.g., the principles of honesty, integrity, empathy, kindness etc. These are all values that we grew up learning but they may have shifted within us with the coming of adulthood. However, by following the 7 Habits, we can gain them back and discover our "true north."
Covey's idea is that there is enough for everyone in this world. So there's really no point in being competitive and trying to cut the other person out. One can have a win-win situation where both parties benefit. This is what Covey calls the concept of abundance. If you keep in mind that there's enough for everyone, you won't constantly worry about things that you can't control. Instead you'll try to change the things that you can control, which will give you a feeling of satisfaction and get you closer to your ultimate aim in life.
Covey's first habit is to be proactive, which means not placing the blame for what's wrong with your life on others or on factors that are outside of yourself. If your life isn't what you want it to be then that's because you haven't done what's necessary to make it so. This can be an empowering way to think because it means that it's within your power to effect change. Habit 2 is to keep the end in mind or to take the long-term outlook. Habit 3 is prioritizing and doing what you consider more important in your life. This might seem easy but often, life gets in the way of doing what you really want.
The next three habits are about your relationships with other people, thinking with the abundance mentality and therefore developing empathy for others and working with them cooperatively. The last habit involves taking care of yourself; your physical, mental and spiritual health is important and if you don't treat yourself well, you can't expect to perform effectively or to have good relationships with others.
A radical shift in perspective to transform your organization to become more innovative
The Design Thinking Playbook is an actionable guide to the future of business. By stepping back and questioning the current mindset, the faults of the status quo stand out in stark relief--and this guide gives you the tools and frameworks you need to kick off a digital transformation. Design Thinking is about approaching things differently with a strong user orientation and fast iterations with multidisciplinary teams to solve wicked problems. It is equally applicable to (re-)design products, services, processes, business models, and ecosystems. It inspires radical innovation as a matter of course, and ignites capabilities beyond mere potential. Unmatched as a source of competitive advantage, Design Thinking is the driving force behind those who will lead industries through transformations and evolutions.
This book describes how Design Thinking is applied across a variety of industries, enriched with other proven approaches as well as the necessary tools, and the knowledge to use them effectively. Packed with solutions for common challenges including digital transformation, this practical, highly visual discussion shows you how Design Thinking fits into agile methods within management, innovation, and startups.
Explore the digitized future using new design criteria to create real value for the user
Foster radical innovation through an inspiring framework for action
Gather the right people to build highly-motivated teams
Apply Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, Big Data Analytics, and Lean Start-up using new tools and a fresh new perspective
Create Minimum Viable Ecosystems (MVEs) for digital processes and services which becomes for example essential in building Blockchain applications
Practical frameworks, real-world solutions, and radical innovation wrapped in a whole new outlook give you the power to mindfully lead to new heights. From systems and operations to people, projects, culture, digitalization, and beyond, this invaluable mind shift paves the way for organizations--and individuals--to do great things. When you’re ready to give your organization a big step forward, The Design Thinking Playbook is your practical guide to a more innovative future.