Beating the Global Odds

Beating the Global Odds

Successful Decision-making in A Confused and Troubled World

Book - 2012
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The Answer to Global Overload

Contending with the 24/7 news cycle and an endless barrage ofchoices and information has stymied leadership and decision-makingstrategies among those at the top. But we all know, this is not ajust a problem for the elite. The broad-based reaction to thischaotic, unmanageable assault has been to retrench, and to focus onimmediate, controllable decisions. In the process, we losesight of the horizon. More dangerous still, is the shiftwe?ve seen from value creation to wealth creation, where information technology 1.0 has enabled atransaction-based society in which the ?deal? is moreimportant than the value it drives or the relationships it is basedon. On our current path, the odds of a better futureare slim.

What we need is a new value proposition.

Beating the Global Odds is the answer to the dangers oftoo much of a good thing. There?s no going back, butthere is the opportunity to set things right. In this book, Paul A.Laudicina, Managing Partner and Chairman of the Board of globalconsulting firm A.T. Kearney, provides a fast-paced and engagingtour of how we got to this point and what we can do about it.

Drawing on examples from everything from world history andcurrent media to anecdotes from his vast network of CEOs and theworld?s most innovative thinkers, Laudicina helps bring ourworld of seemingly fuzzy and disconnected pixels into sharpfocus.

The result is a compelling case for change and call toaction?not only for global leaders but also for everyone whostruggles with the question of how we can inspire and seize abetter future? how we can beat the global odds.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2012.
ISBN: 9781118347119
Branch Call Number: 658.403 Lau
Characteristics: xiv, 206 pages : illustrations


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BlinkenHorse Jun 24, 2014

This book gives great insight into why our civilization is in so much trouble.

In what Laudicina considers a sober assessment of the future, the rapid deterioration of the biosphere receives only passing mention. The man poses as erudite - but is oblivious to the impact of runaway climate change. His view of the 'universe' contains only the 'business' model. Physical, chemical and biological realities - things like excessive wet-bulb temperatures, lack of water, food, or even breathable air - don't factor in to his 'equations'.

This man represents the problem. A truly unnerving read.

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