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Growth Champions: The Battle for Sustained Innovation Leadership

Book Description

Unique insights and fresh perspectives on business growth and innovation

Growth is a priority for most businesses, but one that's elusive and difficult to achieve. But some companies do it well, delivering sustainable growth year after year. What makes those companies so special? And what can you and your business learn from them?

Growth Champions looks at 20 leading global organizations and identifies the key elements that drive their success. These growth champions include such companies as PepsiCo, Apple, Rolls Royce, Google, Audi, and P&G. While many share some common traits, they all take different paths to growth using different formulas to achieve it. Here, you'll learn how they formulate and execute strategies, motivate and engage people, build a growth culture, and develop and use distinctive competencies to stay ahead of the pack.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Contents
  5. About The Growth Agenda
  6. About the Contributors
  7. Introduction
  8. Part I: The Growth Agenda: The Changing Dynamics of Innovation
    1. CHAPTER 1: Why Growth? The Economist's Perspective
    2. CHAPTER 2: Alternative Strategic Approaches to Growth
    3. CHAPTER 3: Drivers of Change
    4. CHAPTER 4: New Approaches to Growth
  9. Part II: The Growth Champions
    1. CHAPTER 5: Nestlé and PepsiCo: Changing food and drink for the better
      1. Nestlé
      2. PepsiCo
      3. Key Insights – Nestlé and PepsiCo
    2. CHAPTER 6: Audi and Samsung Electronics: Design as the growth driver
      1. Audi
      2. Samsung Electronics
      3. Key Insights – Audi and Samsung Electronics
    3. CHAPTER 7: Reckitt Benckiser and Procter & Gamble: Making the most of insight
      1. Reckitt Benckiser
      2. Procter & Gamble
      3. Key Insights – Reckitt Benckiser and Procter & Gamble
    4. CHAPTER 8: Starwood Hotels and Inditex
      1. Starwood Hotels
      2. Inditex
      3. Key Insights – Starwood Hotels and Inditex
    5. CHAPTER 9: Amazon and Google
      1. Amazon
      2. Google
      3. Key Insights – Amazon and Google
    6. CHAPTER 10: Narayana Hrudayalaya and Novo Nordisk
      1. Narayana Hrudayalaya
      2. Novo Nordisk
      3. Key Insights – Narayana Hrudayalaya and Novo Nordisk
    7. CHAPTER 11: Rolls-Royce and ARM
      1. Rolls-Royce
      2. ARM
      3. Key Insights – Rolls-Royce and ARM
    8. CHAPTER 12: BASF and Shell
      1. BASF
      2. Shell
      3. Key Insights – BASF and Shell
    9. CHAPTER 13: Tata and Bharti
      1. Tata
      2. Key Insights – Tata and Bharti
    10. CHAPTER 14: LEGO and Apple
      1. LEGO
      2. Apple
      3. Key Insights – LEGO and Apple
  10. Part III: The Growth Challenge: Lessons for the Future
    1. CHAPTER 15: Key Characteristics
    2. CHAPTER 16: Further Common Traits
    3. CHAPTER 17: Future Challenges
    4. CHAPTER 18: The Growth Agenda – The Essential Implications
  11. Resources and References
  12. Appendix – Key Data for the Growth Champions
  13. Contributor Credits
  14. Index