"A blueprint for winning"--Forbes
"A refreshing and thought-provoking title written by two leading digital innovators"--Irish Times
"When it comes to innovation, Ajaz Ahmed, founder of agency AKQA, and Stefan Olander, vice-president of digital sport at Nike, wrote the book."--FT magazine
How can you win when the only certainty is change? Highly accessible, lively and inspiring, Velocity draws upon the authors' unique perspectives and experiences to present seven timeless new laws for businesses and individuals in a world that is dominated by rapid change and digital technology.
Written as a fascinating and enjoyable conversation between the authors - Stefan Olander, Vice President of Digital Sport from Nike and Ajaz Ahmed founder and Chairman AKQA - Velocity's up-to-date examples illustrate key lessons, together with insights, ideas and inspiration that individuals and businesses should adopt to thrive in the digital age.
Velocity shares the vision and values required to succeed with the untold backstories to influential and iconic innovation. Fast paced, useful, provocative and highly motivating, Velocity is a management book that will arm you with actionable ideas to define your future.
- 4 Velocity principles: Speed, Direction, Acceleration, Discipline.
- 7 Laws, including 'A Smith & Wesson beats four aces', 'It's easier done than said', 'Convenient is the enemy of right' and 'No good joke survives a committee of six'.
About the Author
Ajaz Ahmed is Founder and Chairman of AKQA, the world's largest independent innovation agency. AKQA has a legendary reputation for innovation and has won more 'Agency of the Year' awards and recognition for its creativity than any other comparable company in history. Clients include Nike, Volkswagen, Virgin, Audi, Xbox and Heineken.
Stefan Olander is the vice-president of digital sport at Nike and one of the world's leading digital innovators. Stefan has led many of Nike's most cutting-edge initiatives, including the revolutionary Nike+ experience developed in partnership with Apple. Nike employs over 30,000 people across the globe is one of the world's most valuable brands.