Tim Cook

Author: Leander Kahney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525537619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1056


Journalist Leander Kahney reveals how CEO Tim Cook has led Apple to astronomical success after the death of Steve Jobs in 2011. The death of Steve Jobs left a gaping void at one of the most innovative companies of all time. Jobs wasn't merely Apple's iconic founder and CEO; he was the living embodiment of a global megabrand. It was hard to imagine that anyone could fill his shoes--especially not Tim Cook, the intensely private executive who many thought of as Apple's "operations drone." But seven years later, as journalist Leander Kahney reveals in this definitive book, things at Apple couldn't be better. Its stock has nearly tripled, making it the world's first trillion dollar company. Under Cook's principled leadership, Apple is pushing hard into renewable energy, labor and environmentally-friendly supply chains, user privacy, and highly-recyclable products. From the massive growth of the iPhone to lesser-known victories like the Apple Watch, Cook is leading Apple to a new era of success. Drawing on access with several Apple insiders, Kahney tells the inspiring story of how one man attempted to replace someone irreplaceable, and--through strong, humane leadership, supply chain savvy, and a commitment to his values--succeeded more than anyone had thought possible.

Tim Cook

Author: Amy Hayes

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1508160775

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9654


Best known for being the seventh and current CEO of Apple Inc., Tim Cook is also an advocate of cybersecurity and environmental preservation. The first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to openly identify as gay, Cook has broken the mold and faced the challenges of being a member of the LGBTQ community in a position that is constantly scrutinized. Before joining Apple, Cook worked for IBM, Intelligent Electronics, and Compaq. With the use of photographs and a helpful timeline, this book gives readers the opportunity to learn more about Cook's fascinating and inspiring life.

Tim Cook

Author: Leander Kahney

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241348226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 1540


In 2011, Tim Cook took on an impossible task - following in the footsteps of one of history's greatest business visionaries, Steve Jobs. Facing worldwide scrutiny, Cook (who was often described as shy, unassuming and unimaginative) defied all expectations. Under Cook's leadership Apple has soared: its stock has nearly tripled to become the world's first trillion-dollar company. From the massive growth of the iPhone to new victories like the Apple Watch, Cook is leading Apple to a new era of success. But he's also spearheaded a cultural revolution within the company. Since becoming CEO, Cook has introduced a new style of management that emphasizes kindness, collaboration and honesty, and has quietly pushed Apple to support sexual and racial equal rights and invest heavily in renewable energy. Drawing on authorized access with several Apple insiders, Kahney, the world's leading reporter on Apple, tells the inspiring story of how one man attempted to replace the irreplaceable and succeeded better than anyone thought possible. Leander Kahney has covered Apple for more than a dozen years and has written four popular books about Apple and the culture of its followers, including Inside Steve's Brain and Jony Ive. The former news editor for Wired.com, he is currently the editor and publisher of CultofMac.com. He lives in San Francisco.

Strategic Management: Concepts and Cases: Competitiveness and Globalization

Author: Michael A. Hitt,R. Duane Ireland,Robert E. Hoskisson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0357125851

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 768

View: 8545


Examine strategic management with the market-leading book that sets the standard as today's most intellectually rich, practical analysis of strategic management. Written by prominent management scholars and award-winning instructors, Hitt/Ireland/Hoskisson's STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT: COMPETITIVENESS AND GLOBALIZATION, 13E incorporates cutting-edge research and new examples from more than 600 companies to reveal how firms effectively use the strategic management process. This edition combines a classic industrial organization model with a resource-based view of the firm to demonstrate how businesses establish competitive advantages and create value for stakeholders in the global marketplace. You study how firms govern themselves, the value of strategic alliances to global companies and the value firms create by melding strategic management and entrepreneurial behaviors when competing. Also included at no additional charge are 20 leading business cases, carefully selected by the authors, which cover several US and international businesses across many industries.With STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT you gain the insights and understanding you need to outperform competitors and excel as a strategic leader. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Uber

Author: B. Yasanthi Perera,Pia A. Albinsson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 144086425X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 4378


Uber is one of the most innovative companies of our time. This book provides a detailed analysis of the company and its success, beyond the headlines about safety and culture. Americans are so accustomed to using Uber today that the name of the innovative ride-sharing company has almost become a verb, as in "to Uber" somewhere, and yet Uber has been around only since 2010. In less than a decade, Uber has disrupted the ride-hailing industry, from making it easier and more affordable to become an Uber driver than a cab driver to rating riders as well as drivers. As an early pioneer in using technology to create a new business model and new efficiencies, Uber is considered one of the most important case studies in the sharing economy. However, little in-depth information exists on this innovative company. This book traces Uber's origin and evolution in the face of competitive pressures, discusses the company leadership and corporate culture, addresses such controversies as rider and driver safety and sexual harassment of female employees, and explores how the company is addressing these challenges. Students of business, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in the development and exponential growth of the sharing economy will benefit from reading this book. Provides key insights into the inner workings of the Sharing Economy Delivers a comprehensive overview of Uber's technological innovations, global expansion, and business model Explores the leadership challenges faced by founder Travis Kalanick Reveals how the company has addressed reports of a sexist corporate culture

Leadership: Theory, Application, & Skill Development

Author: Robert N. Lussier,Christopher F. Achua

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305465075

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 6586


The most practical leadership textbook on the market, LEADERSHIP 6e uses a unique three-pronged approach to teach leadership concepts and theory. The authors combine traditional theory with cutting-edge leadership topics in a concise presentation packed with real-world examples. The text puts students in the leadership role, engaging them in applying the concepts and providing step-by-step behavior models for effectively handling leadership functions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Survival Paradox

Author: Fons Van Dyck

Publisher: Lannoo Meulenhoff - Belgium

ISBN: 9401465665

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 2758


In The Survival Paradox, renowned corporate survival expert Fons Van Dyck offers any manager a proven guide for lasting survival in the difficult years ahead. The key to corporate survival lies in mastering a delicate paradoxical balance between the need for change and the need for stability, consistency and continuity. This survival paradox implies that a company that unilaterally focuses on change, or sets extreme short-term objectives, is at great risk of failure. This book stresses the importance of a company's identity and culture as a compass for survival in the long run. The Survival Paradox introduces the unique AGIL paradigm: four key functions that any company has to fulfil to survive. More specifically, an immortal company knows how to ... Adapt intelligently to a changing world Achieve its goals with a single-minded strategy Engage its employees, stakeholders, partners and customers in a unique, integrated system Guard and preserve its DNA (identity and culture) over time In combining innovative original research with the story of Apple's wins and failures throughout its turbulent ongoing 40-year history, Van Dyck leads the way to mastering change and thriving in today's age of disruption. The Survival Paradox is a compelling and impassioned plea in favour of long-term thinking, and a survival kit packed with practical do's and don'ts for any entrepreneur.

Strategic Management: Concepts: Competitiveness and Globalization

Author: Michael A. Hitt,R. Duane Ireland,Robert E. Hoskisson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337413577

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 2898


Introduce your students to strategic management with the market-leading text that sets the standard for the course area. Written by respected scholars who have taught strategic management at all educational levels, Hitt, Ireland, and Hoskisson's latest edition provides an intellectually rich, yet practical, analysis of strategic management. The classic industrial organization model is combined with a resource-based view of the firm to provide students with a complete understanding of how today's businesses establish competitive advantages and create value for stakeholders. Cutting-edge research is presented with a strong global focus, featuring more than 500 emerging and established companies. All-new opening cases introduce chapter concepts, and mini cases offer new contexts of study. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Practical Guide to Ethics in Public Relations

Author: Regina Luttrell,Jamie Ward

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442272759

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 1596


A Practical Guide to Ethics in Public Relations is designed for courses in contemporary studies of public relations and communications. This text highlights the delicate balance required to navigate the values and demands implicit to the field of public relations and those that underlie society as a whole. Students are encouraged to examine their own values and compare them to those commonly encountered in a professional setting. A Practical Guide to Ethics in Public Relations is the ideal text for students grappling with the inevitable ethical dilemmas that arise in professional public relations.