Caufrier Frederic

Dr Frederic Caufrier
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Strategy Book (Financial Times Series) by Max Mckeown
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Strategy Overview, 19 Jan 2014
This is quick read and brilliant book for having a big picture view on strategy.

The really nice part that stands out is the structure used. Each small chapter (6-8 pages) starts by giving a summary, a short related business story, objective, context, related challenge(s), success that will come out of dealing with that specific topic, measures of success, pitfalls, checklist and related ideas. The small downside is that is reads very well in single chapters, but not so well when ready from beginning to end in one setting.

At the end of the book there is a tool kit describing a whole range of tools out there. I believe this is a good overview if you are not familiar… Read more
For the Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Y&hellip by Kevin Werbach
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I am kind of biased here as I was one of the 8000 students of Kevin Werbach's online course on Coursera (Gamification 2012) who got the certification. The online course itself was excellent and very much engaging. Certainly highly recommended!

The book start with a general introduction and builds up by asking the question if gamification is right for your business challenge (following four core questions):
- Motivation: Where would you derive value from encouraging behavior?
- Meaningful choices: Are your target activities sufficiently interesting?
- Structure: Can the desired behaviors be modeled through a set of algorithms?
- Potential conflicts: Can the… Read more
The Strategist by Cynthia Montgomery
The Strategist by Cynthia Montgomery
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Added value, 24 Aug 2012
This rather small book (189 pages) follows the strategy course given at the Harvard's executive Owner/President Management (EOP) program. That fact gets mentioned quite a few times throughout the book. This excessive reminding was not needed as the book is good on its own.

Overall the information on strategy covered here is not new (purpose finding, Porter's 5 forces, value creation...) but it does cover mistakes over-confident managers might make when tackling their business strategy. Especially the chapter 'the myth of the super manager' is brilliant in that regard. The book points to some tools and insights that could come in handy (industry effect versus firm effect, profit… Read more