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Business Reimagined: Why work isn't working and what you can do about it [Paperback]

Dave Coplin
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7 Jun 2013
Are you happy with the way you work? Are you engaged, energised in the office? Or do you sometimes feel that your days are dominated by process and technology? Reimagining business is about waking up to a new environment, based on collaborative and flexible working, on technology that, used correctly, liberates rather than constrains. The future of work must be based on being open, on focusing on results, not process and on empowerment, not hierarchy. Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft UK, has been immersed in the technologies that are making waves in the workplace. This is his call to reimagine business. #bizreimagined

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Harriman House; 1st edition (7 Jun 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857193317
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857193315
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 0.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,574 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"If you have ever wished that you could transform your approach to work and your working environment, you will be inspired by Dave Coplin and his vision for #bizreimagined."
- Graham Bell, Networked Learning Director, Centre for Customised Executive Development, Cranfield School of Management

"Adapting how and when we work to meet the needs of a connected, always online society is one of the most important challenges faced by business. In Business Reimagined, Dave Coplin offers a blueprint for working better together."
- Matthew Yeomans, Author and Consultant

"This is a real insight into the changes that are taking place in how and where people are working and what needs to change in the future. The challenge to work smarter impacts everyone from some of the world s largest corporates to the ever growing network of small and new businesses. Working is becoming more mobile and more social, thanks to the technology we now have available and the changing nature of what we are doing. Changes are happening in all areas of work: where and when you work, who you sit with, how you choose to collaborate and connect, store and share data. This book gives a fascinating insight into that world."
--James Friedenthal, MD Club Workspace

"A refreshing approach to the future of collaboration and how technology should liberate rather than constrain. Coplin's ideas for reforms to the workplace are incredibly appealing, offering to bring the way in which we work in line with the technological advances of the 21st century."
- Sam Spencer, IDG Connect

"Business Reimagined is a book about business and technology that s worth reading. It's an engaging, compact tome that could inspire business leaders to change the way they do things. Ignore its advice at your peril."
- PC Pro

"A diatribe, polemic, samizdat: a hand-grenade lobbed in the general direction of Work 1.0"
--Martin Veitch, IDG Connect

"This is a real insight into the changes that are taking place in how and where people are working and what needs to change in the future. The challenge to work smarter impacts everyone from some of the world s largest corporates to the ever growing network of small and new businesses. Working is becoming more mobile and more social, thanks to the technology we now have available and the changing nature of what we are doing. Changes are happening in all areas of work: where and when you work, who you sit with, how you choose to collaborate and connect, store and share data. This book gives a fascinating insight into that world."
--- James Friedenthal, MD Club Workspace

About the Author

Dave Coplin is the Chief Envisioning Officer for Microsoft UK and an established thought leader in the UK. He has worked across a wide range of sectors and customers, providing strategic advice, leadership and guidance around the impact of technology on a modern society both at work and in play. Dave is passionate about turning the base metal of technology into valuable assets that effect the way that we live, learn, work and play and in so doing, move the focus from the technology itself to the actual outcome. Dave has contributed to a range of media articles, conferences and forums all relating to the goal of making technology less "visible" and more valuable in our daily lives.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Keanu
Format:Kindle Edition
To be fair I did approach this book with fairly low expectations, however it is Dave Coplin and therefore the reader gets an articulate and witty discourse on why work isn't working. Dave writes in a concise clear style and engages the reader with the intention being both entertaining and thought provoking. At coming in under 100 pages I read it in one enjoyable gulp, noting the irony, that I was in an open plan office...sitting on the edge...monitor shielded....facing the herd!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Dave Coplin is one of the few people in today's world of IT who is a joy to listen to at a meeting or conference. His combination of insight into business and IT mixed with a fine sense of humour makes him as he puts it "a beardy weirdy guy" worth listening to as CEO of Microsoft - that's Chief Envisioning Officer.

Whilst much of what Dave says is just common sense and it is stuff we have all witnessed day to day at work but it is stuff we have failed to see the significance or joined the dots which he clearly has. The work smarter not harder cliché is something we all quote but we seldom do because none of wants to rail against technology in which we trust so completely.

I know for a fact that after reading Dave's book I will be reimagining how I use technology and do business as opposed to simply going on in the same way as I have since the 80's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 10 July 2013
By Sylvia
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Could not put this book down. Have just been reading it through the night. My mind is buzzing with ideas and questions about how I can reimagine my little bit of the world! Thanks Dave for a concise, clear and thought provoking read.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taylor would turn in his grave 18 Jun 2013
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This is a worthwhile read for anyone running a company, leading a team or involved in management doctrine, after all we've waited more than 200 years for something to challenge Taylorism and here it is. If TQM made you weep and Six Sigma makes you want to stick your head in the oven to make the pain go away then this book will make a refreshing read.

The central notion is that the last decade of technology has put us in a situation where employees seek fulfilment as well as reward and the organisations that harness this will win out. With lots of pertinent examples to support this it makes for a thought provoking read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved It ! 7 Dec 2013
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Finally someone is writing sense about business. I have learned a lot from this book. I'd recommend this book for business students & Starters!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seminal read for the information age 2 Dec 2013
By Ollie C
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I had the pleasure of seeing Dave Coplin doing a speaking slot at a Microsoft Event earlier this year. A fantastic speaker on the topic of thinking differently about how we do business in knowledge worker type roles - this book is very similar to his talk but goes into more detail.

Great that this book is free for the Kindle!
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5.0 out of 5 stars well worth a read 1 Nov 2013
By James
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some interesting thoughts on work and what it means, how it has changed and how it still needs to. if you've heard Dave speak then it's a great refresher on his thoughts
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4.0 out of 5 stars How we have to change 15 Oct 2013
By Paul
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A well written explanation of how and why we need to change the way we're working - I recommend it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Interesting read
Published 3 days ago by TJ Drake
4.0 out of 5 stars a must read for any serious business leader
This book is asking all the right questions to those entrepreneurs who dare to seek out the answers for themselves.
Published 19 days ago by C J Harding
2.0 out of 5 stars Ok
Hardly Alvin Toffler. I wasnt convinced of his arguments. Dave is clearly pro social media. My company is an information business yet I have yet to have a positive business case... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Stephen Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent thought provoking read
A fantastic well researched read into the current and what should be the future way of working. Dave is a very knowledgeable and entertaining writer.
Published 3 months ago by N. P. Dewar
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting MS Promo
A very quick read on what is likely to be the new way of working in the next 20 years
Published 5 months ago by Kim Syrett
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it. Great content, well written and constructed.
I will be sharing and recommending this to anyone I feel will appreciate it and lap up the content. It's incredibly insightful and current. Highly recommended
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling ideas, powerfully argued
The author presents some compelling ideas about the world of work: in particular, about how we need to move away from measuring process efficiency to the effectiveness of the end... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Proops
5.0 out of 5 stars We need more books like this one
'With everything they do in full view of everyone else, the employees in the middle of the office give up on creativity and settle for "productivity". Read more
Published 12 months ago by Pilar
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