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Confronting Reality - Doing What Matters to Get Things Right

Larry Bossidy

Confronting Reality will change the way you think about and run your business. It is the first book that shows how to connect the big picture of the new era of business with the nitty-gritty of what to do about it. Through a completely new way to understand and use the business model as the primary tool for confronting reality-a breakthrough that will become the management innovation of this decade-you'll know sooner rather than later whether your fundamental business premise is under assault, where your best opportunities lie, what you should change and what you should leave alone, and how to realistically plan the future of your business. The fundamentals of how a business makes money are being rapidly and permanently altered by sweeping structural changes. With their extraordinary depth and breadth of experience, Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan are the ideal guides for everyone-entrepreneur, mid-level manager, or CEO-about what is to be done so you can get things right in this challenging, radically changed world. They start by showing you how to understand the most fundamental element of any business: whether you can realistically make the money you hope to in the game you're playing. Bossidy and Charan show how to use the business model to develop a robust, reality-based process for thinking about the speci?cs of your business in a holistic way. They show how to tie together the financial targets you must meet, the external realities you face, and internal activities such as strategy development, operating tactics, and selection and development of people. Through the lens of the business model, as well as the skillful use of initiatives and development of people with the right leadership characteristics, you'll see how Robert Nardelli at Home Depot, Jim McNerney at 3M, Dick Harrington at the Thomson Corporation, Michael Wisbrun at KLM, Joseph Tucci at EMC, and John Chambers at Cisco confronted reality. Whether they faced crisis or opportunity, all made the right kinds of changes through a combination of busi

Confronting Reality will change the way you think about and run your business. It is the first book that shows how to connect the big picture of the new era of business with the nitty-gritty of what to do about it. Through a completely new way to understand and use the business model as the primary tool for confronting reality-a breakthrough that will become the management innovation of this decade-you'll know sooner rather than later whether your fundamental business premise is under assault, where your best opportunities lie, what you should change and what you should leave alone, and how to realistically plan the future of your business. The fundamentals of how a business makes money are being rapidly and permanently altered by sweeping structural changes. With their extraordinary depth and breadth of experience, Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan are the ideal guides for everyone-entrepreneur, mid-level manager, or CEO-about what is to be done so you can get things right in this challenging, radically changed world. They start by showing you how to understand the most fundamental element of any business: whether you can realistically make the money you hope to in the game you're playing. Bossidy and Charan show how to use the business model to develop a robust, reality-based process for thinking about the speci?cs of your business in a holistic way. They show how to tie together the financial targets you must meet, the external realities you face, and internal activities such as strategy development, operating tactics, and selection and development of people. Through the lens of the business model, as well as the skillful use of initiatives and development of people with the right leadership characteristics, you'll see how Robert Nardelli at Home Depot, Jim McNerney at 3M, Dick Harrington at the Thomson Corporation, Michael Wisbrun at KLM, Joseph Tucci at EMC, and John Chambers at Cisco confronted reality. Whether they faced crisis or opportunity, all made the right kinds of changes through a combination of busi
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Confronting Reality will change the way you think about and run your business. It is the first book that shows how to connect the big picture of the new era of business with the nitty-gritty of what to do about it. Through a completely new way to understand and use the business model as the primary tool for confronting reality-a breakthrough that will become the management innovation of this decade-you'll know sooner rather than later whether your fundamental business premise is under assault, where your best opportunities lie, what you should change and what you should leave alone, and how to realistically plan the future of your business. The fundamentals of how a business makes money are being rapidly and permanently altered by sweeping structural changes. With their extraordinary depth and breadth of experience, Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan are the ideal guides for everyone-entrepreneur, mid-level manager, or CEO-about what is to be done so you can get things right in this challenging, radically changed world. They start by showing you how to understand the most fundamental element of any business: whether you can realistically make the money you hope to in the game you're playing. Bossidy and Charan show how to use the business model to develop a robust, reality-based process for thinking about the speci?cs of your business in a holistic way. They show how to tie together the financial targets you must meet, the external realities you face, and internal activities such as strategy development, operating tactics, and selection and development of people. Through the lens of the business model, as well as the skillful use of initiatives and development of people with the right leadership characteristics, you'll see how Robert Nardelli at Home Depot, Jim McNerney at 3M, Dick Harrington at the Thomson Corporation, Michael Wisbrun at KLM, Joseph Tucci at EMC, and John Chambers at Cisco confronted reality. Whether they faced crisis or opportunity, all made the right kinds of changes through a combination of busi

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ram Charan, Kevin Gray

Length:

6h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:21


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:29


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:37


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:48


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:55


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:33


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:29


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:17


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:28


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:09


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:05


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:51


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:57


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:58


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:51


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:43


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:49


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:02


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:55


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:22


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:38


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:00


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:18