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Strategy in the Age of Disruption

A Handbook to Anticipate Change and Make Smart Decisions

Von Scheel, Henrik / Popa, Ciprian / Von Scheel, Joshua


1. Edition February 2024
336 Pages, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-1-394-21026-8
John Wiley & Sons

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Seize your place in a new era in commerce and industry

In Strategy in The Age of Disruption, a team of dedicated strategists delivers an exciting and practical guide to Industry 4.0, a commercial transformation that's impacting every facet of the market, the environment, and our social lives. You'll learn what Industry 4.0 is, what it means for you and your company, and how you--as a leader, manager, expert, entrepreneur, or investor--can capitalize on it and put it into practice.

This is a complete handbook on strategic execution. It's a step-by-step tutorial designed to get you to clearly see your strategic position, the choices available to you, and how to execute on those choices. You'll also find:
* Ways to move beyond outdated business models that no longer serve the companies that follow them
* Common myths about strategy and how to put them to bed for good
* Deep and insightful explanations of the fourth industrial revolution and what it means for your sector and company

Highly visual and endlessly engaging, Strategy in The Age of Disruption will systematically guide you through how to manage the challenges of the present and the promise of the future.

Chapter 1 Introduction 11

Preface 12

Authors 14

Acknowledgment of Contributors 19

To Unlock the Power 2 Think Differently! 35

Chapter 2 The Art of Strategy + Execution 45
Move beyond the hype to deliver impact, and make it stick

Myth-busters on Strategy 46

The Building Blocks of Strategy 53

Chapter 3 Strategic Positioning 61
If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change

How to Think Strategically 62

The Importance of a Business Model 65

Think Functionally, Act Strategically 69

Chapter 4 The 4th Industrial Revolution 79

Industrial Revolution History 80

Periodic Table of the 4th Industrial Revolution 88

When Worlds Collide 92

The Eight (R)evolution Stages 95

The Gigantic Shifts that Every Person Should Know 149

Chapter 5 Strategic Choices 161
Stop making plans - start making decisions

Why a Business Model Matters 165

Strategic Choice What not to do? 185

Where to be different? 196

What to focus on? 207

Chapter 6 Strategy Execution 221
The science of getting things done and making them stick

Operating Model 4.0 - Deliver Maximum Execution 223

The Science of Delivery 226

Key Activities to Deliver on Promise 230

Chapter 7 Master the Art of Strategy Execution 233
A complete step-by-step guide to becoming a hero who kicks ass

The Hero Maker 235

Manage the Present and Create the Future 240

Detect the Opportunity and Challenges 251

Take Design Decisions 262

Deliver on Promise 290

Chapter 8 Famous last Words 297

Final Words to the Strategist 298

Common Pitfalls to Avoid with Strategy 300

Death of the Genius 303

Hero Is a Team Sport 305

Reusable Work Templates 307

References 319

Index 323
Henrik von Scheel is best known as the originator of the "Industry 4.0" and the "Digital" themes of today. He has been named the "leading authority on strategy" and recognized as "the most influential management thinker of our times".

Ciprian Popa is one of the most influential blockchain personalities in supply chain and a pioneer in financial engineering. His area of expertise is turning technologies into wining strategies.

Joshua von Scheel is a creative problem solver who is obsessed with simplifying the complexity of strategy execution through visual thinking, business logic, and design.