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The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups by Chunka Mui

The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Upsby Chunka Mui

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“An erudite anthem for large companies reshaping themselves to innovate and compete with agile startups.”
— Kirkus Reviews — A Kirkus Indie Books of the Month Selection

Overview:

The New Killer Apps reverses the conventional wisdom that start-ups are destined to out-innovate big, established businesses. Through crisp analysis and compelling case studies, Mui and Carroll show that this just isn’t true. Or, at least, it need not be. Yes, small and agile beats big and slow, but big and agile beats anyone. This book offers a roadmap for how large companies can Think Big, Start Small and Learn Fast. In doing so, they can get out of their own way, take advantage of their natural assets, and vanquish both traditional competitors and upstarts by nurturing and unleashing their own killer apps.

There’s certainly a lot on the line. A perfect storm of technological innovation–combining smartphones and other mobile devices, ubiquitous cameras and sensors, social media and “big data” analytical tools–means that more than $36 trillion of stock-market value is up for what Mary Meeker at Kleiner Perkins is calling “reimagination.” Large companies will either do the reimagining and lay claim to the markets of the future or will be reimagined out of existence.

Table of Contents

GETTING STARTED
Introduction: A Road Map for Corporate Innovation–Big and Agile Beats Anyone
Case Study: Google Cars and $2 Trillion in Auto-Related Revenue Up for Grabs

PHASE ONE: THINK BIG
Rule 1: Context Is Worth 80 IQ Points
Rule 2: Embrace Your Doomsday Scenario
Rule 3: Start with a Clean Sheet of Paper
Case Study: Carmakers Must Take a New Road

PHASE TWO: START SMALL
Rule 4: First, Let’s Kill All the Finance Guys
Rule 5: Get Everyone on the Same Page
Rule 6: Build a Basket of Killer Options
Case Study: Auto Insurance in a World Without Accidents

PHASE THREE: LEARN FAST
Rule 7: A Demo Is Worth a Thousand Pages of a Business Plan
Rule 8: Remember the Devil’s Advocate
Case Study: Are Hospitals DOA?

Conclusion

Afterword: Moving From Innovation to Invention

ADVANCED PRAISE:

“An important book for the boards and managements of every company dealing with the avalanche of technological change.”
— Jack Greenberg, Chairman of Western Union and former CEO of McDonald’s

“Mui and Carroll offer thought-provoking case studies and compelling rules for how large, established companies can quickly become true innovators. Given the disruptions we face, the timing of this book is perfect.”
–Robert Schifellite, president, Investor Communication Solutions, Broadridge Financial Solutions

“This book’s eight innovation rules represent the difference between big companies leveraging their assets or getting their assets whooped.”
— Guy Kawasaki, Former chief evangelist of Apple and author of “APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur”

“There is no law that says today’s Fortune 100 must become tomorrow’s dinosaurs. Carroll and Mui map out how your corporation can inno- vate and prosper as well as–if not better than–the hottest start-ups.”
–Don Tapscott, best-selling author of, most recently, “MacroWikinomics”

“This is the best business book I’ve read in very many years. It absolutely nails how to and how not to innovate.”
— Sam Hill, Author of “Radical Marketing” and former chief marketing officer at Booz Allen

“Great work! The more I read, the more I couldn’t put it down.”
— Philip Fasano, Executive vice president, Kaiser Permanente and Author of “Transforming Health Care”

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The Seafaring Rogue by Sky Purington

The Seafaring Rogueby Sky Purington

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Discover a magical tale of love, romance, and Scottish pirates!

Left for dead on the shores of Scotland, Fraser MacLomain falls in love with the healer who saves him. Yet Elspeth MacLauchlin has dark secrets – hidden truths rooted in a century old family feud. A vendetta is soon resurrected by vicious enemies who steal her away during a late night pirate attack.

Bent on saving her and reaping revenge, Fraser embraces a life of piracy. Cutthroat, out for blood, he relentlessly pursues his nemesis long after rumors of Elspeth’s death and long after he abandons love for bitterness. But even a hardened heart can be thawed, as he soon discovers when catching his foe and being reunited with his love.

The Seafaring Rogue is a high seas adventure ripe with passion, intrigue, and treasure.

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Gift of Honor by Alexa Aston

Gift of Honorby Alexa Aston

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Two outcasts come together . . . and find the gift of love….

1387 A.D. – As a royal guardsmen to King Richard II, Sir Hal de Montfort places duty above all else. When a royal rebellion threatens the king’s power, Hal is caught up in a political game and ends up losing everything dear to him. Broken in spirit and stripped of all knightly possessions, he begins the long journey to Kinwick, his parents’ home.

Because Lady Elinor Swan wasn’t the expected male heir, her unforgiving father exiles her from her home of Whitley after her mother dies during childbirth. Elinor is taken in by the estate’s falconer and spends years training to be a falconer herself. She rescues Hal when he is injured by highwaymen. As he heals physically and she teaches him about working with raptors, Hal regains his confidence and becomes a better man than the charming, lighthearted knight of the royal court he’d once been.

Will Elinor learn how to fit into a world she’s never been a part of–especially after she fears she will be blamed for the death of a noblewoman who bore her a grudge?

Join Hal and Elinor as they learn about each other and what counts most in life.

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Against Her Will by Peter Martin

Against Her Willby Peter Martin

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Donna, a beautiful young woman, scarred by an unhappy childhood is brutally attacked on her way home from work. As she struggles to recover, her life spirals out of control, bringing back demons from the past. An attempted suicide, culminates in her spending a lengthy spell in hospital. There her recovery is slow, but when she is befriended by a male nurse, a relationship begins to develop. Once she leaves hospital, this relationship blossoms, and Donna thinks all her troubles are over. However, on her honeymoon, at the eleventh hour, Donna makes a devastating discovery that brings all her worst fears back to the fore, placing her in a situation that may well cost her, her life.

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Five Days in Summer by Katia Lief

Five Days in Summerby Katia Lief

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A serial killer is loose on Cape Cod. Retired FBI profiler John Geary has five days to stop him–before it’s too late for a mother and her son.

USA TODAY AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

“Mesmerizing…Your heart will be pounding long after you’ve turned the final page.” –Lisa Gardner, New York Times Bestselling Author of Love You More

“Taut, clean storytelling.” –Publishers Weekly

“I put Five Days in Summer aside only once…to make sure my doors were locked.” –Barbara Parker, New York Times Bestselling Author of Suspicion of Betrayal

“A gripping, poignant portrait of an innocent family caught in a nightmare of evil.” –Anne Frazier, Author of Play Dead

“Five Days has it all–an attractive female detective, a crusty FBI profiler, and the scariest killer you’ll never want to meet.” –Leslie Glass, Author of Sleeper
“Strikes terror into a lazy summer day.” –Donna Anders, Author of In All the Wrong Places

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Mind Machines by Dima Zales

Mind Machinesby Dima Zales

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From New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Dima Zales, an intense new techno-thriller that pushes the limits of what it means to be human.

With billions in the bank and my own venture capital firm, I’m living the American dream. My only problem? A car accident that leaves my mother with memory problems.

Brainocytes, a new technology that can transform our brains, could be the answer to all of my problems–but I’m not the only one who sees its potential.

Plunged into a criminal underworld darker than anything I could’ve imagined, my life-saving technology might be the death of me.

My name is Mike Cohen, and this is how I became more than human.

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Pretty City Murder by Robert E. Dunn

Pretty City Murderby Robert E. Dunn

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A tidy murder pits a San Francisco police inspector, priest, and hotel owner against each other in a page-turning tale of how far some people will go to protect their reputations and lifetime achievements. When a priest stumbles upon his brother, a slow learner, lying dead in his elegantly-appointed 12th floor hotel apartment, his unfortunate demise compels an investigation that leads three lifelong friends into a fierce conflict. Father Ralph MacKenzie, SJ, Dean of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Francisco, panics. Larry Leahy, family man, history buff, and tough cop investigates. James O’Hara, owner of the Greenwich Grand Hotel, rushes to the scene. All three will draw on life experiences shared since first grade. Risking a long-sought promotion, Leahy searches for the truth among hotel employees, each hiding their own secrets. Leahy and his partner, Inspector Hieu Trang, navigate the danger, deception, and misdirection awaiting them at the Golden Gate Bridge and in North Beach, Chinatown, and the majestic Eastern Sierras. Now, they’re getting closer to the shocking truth.

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