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The Transformation Playbook

The Transformation Playbook is the third in a series of books the Brightline Initiative has produced in partnership with Thinkers50. As with the first two books – [email protected] and The CSO Playbook – we have gathered together insights from an array of practitioners and thinkers. They are a truly global and inspirational mix.

Ricardo Vargas, Edivandro Conforto and Tahirou Assane wrote together a chapter of the book presenting the results conducted by Brightline together with Quartz on Crisis as a catalyst for transformation. 

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Brightline Transformation Framework

21 x 28 cThe key to a successful transformation is building a movement that aligns inside-out and outside-in approaches. A transformation shaped by the Brightline Transformation Compass is led by committed senior leaders inside your organisation and authored and driven by large numbers of your own employees – the management and front-line team members who have a stake in your success. 

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Blockchain and the Chief Strategy Officer: How Distributed Ledger Technology Will Change Strategy Design and Delivery

This research looks at blockchain technology’s impact on enterprise strategy and the role of the chief strategy officer. It discusses new elements of strategic design and delivery—shared ledgers, smart contracts, and tokenized assets—and develops the concept of strategic liquidity, the degree to which an enterprise can manoeuvre in a competitive environment and dynamically reallocate resources and access capabilities. It frames implementation challenges as areas for further research and opportunities to participate in blockchain standards development. Finally, it suggests ways for companies to cultivate blockchain knowledge and expertise. Research sponsored by the Blockchain Research Institute and the Brightline Initiative.

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AMA Handbook of Project Management

An essential resource presenting state-of-the-art theory and process of project management, The AMA Handbook of Project Management has long been considered the authoritative guide. Managing complex projects can stretch you to the limits. But with a book full of experts coaching you each step of the way, you’ll never be baffled, blocked, or misdirected again.

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The Chief Strategy Officer Playbook

In today’s dynamic business environment, creating and implementing great strategies requires talent, resources and the right practices and tools. The Chief Strategy Officer Playbook is the second book published from a partnership between the Brightline™ Initiative and Thinkers50Ricardo Vargas and Edivandro Conforto wrote together a chapter of the book presenting ten questions to help you turn strategy into reality. The article is based on Brightline Guiding Principles.

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Ten questions to help you turn strategy into reality

Every CEO or leader is accountable for overseeing strategy design and delivery in his or her organization. Leaders also recognize that strategy implementation excellence is central to the organization’s sustainable growth and prosperity. Yet most strategic initiatives fail because of flawed implementation, at great cost in time and resources.

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The Innovator’s Mindset: Radical Can-Do

Every CEO or leader is accountable for overseeing strategy design and delivery in his or her organization. Leaders also recognize that strategy implementation excellence is central to the organization’s sustainable growth and prosperity. Yet most strategic initiatives fail because of flawed implementation, at great cost in time and resources.

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Strategy at Work: From design to delivery

A book with the very best thinking and insights in the field of strategy and beyond.

A unique partnership between the Brightline™ Initiative and Thinkers50 has created "Strategy at Work". It showcases some of the very best thinkers in the field of strategy and beyond. Ricardo Vargas and Edivandro Conforto wrote together a chapter of the book explaining the Brightline Guiding Principles for connecting strategy delivery with strategy design.

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Think about how to connect your strategy design with your ability to deliver – or pay the price

In this episode, Ricardo talks about the relevance of understanding what underlines the implementation of a strategy. Creating a transformation strategy for an organization is an incredibly hard task, but the challenge is not finished after the strategy is on paper. You need to get things done, you need to deliver that strategy design, and that's where most organizations fail.

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The 2017 PMI Pulse of the Profession® Report

In this episode, Ricardo comments on the Pulse of Profession® 2017 , an annual report published by the Project Management Institute (PMI). About 4,000 professionals worldwide were interviewed and one of the key indicators reported is that financial waste on unsuccessful projects has dropped by around 20%; Until last yet, it was about USD 122 million lost for every billion invested. This year, the value dropped to 97 million.

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The Strategic Execution Framework (SEF)

In this episode, Ricardo comments on the Strategic Execution Framework® (SEF) directly from Stanford University. He highlights the simplicity and clarity of this framework created by IPS Learning and the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD). Get to know more about the SEF at http://ipslearning.us/content/strategic-execution-framework

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