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Culture Hacks

Culture Hacks

Author: Colin D Ellis

Publisher: Major Street Publishing

ISBN: 9780648796350

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The go-to guide to transforming the way you work from award-winning international speaker, Amazon #1 best-selling author and renowned culture change expert Colin D. Ellis.Culture is the #1 determinant of team and organisation success and yet too many people still don't know where to begin the evolution process.Often, they will change the office layout, implement the latest silver bullet method or have the CEO start walking around saying hello to people through gritted teeth. These are lip service responses to culture change that don't provide any incremental improvements to people's working lives.Culture Hacks is filled with simple, actionable ideas that over time can transform the way that work gets done. From emails to book clubs and meetings to podcasts take regular steps to build a fantastic work culture that everyone wants to be a part of.As there are 26 Culture Hacks in the book, readers and their teams can try a different one every two weeks for a year. Alternatively, they could pick one thing every month, or they could divide them across different areas within their team so that different people are doing different things. Or they could put them all in a hat and pick one out to try. Doing something differently will make your team memorable in a host of great ways and create stories that they'll share for years.Culture change isn't hard you just don't know how to hack your day. With Culture Hacks, you do.

Hacker Culture and the New Rules of Innovation

Hacker Culture and the New Rules of Innovation

Author: Tim Rayner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351595742

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 170

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Fifteen years ago, a company was considered innovative if the CEO and board mandated a steady flow of new product ideas through the company’s innovation pipeline. Innovation was a carefully planned process, driven from above and tied to key strategic goals. Nowadays, innovation means entrepreneurship, self-organizing teams, fast ideas and cheap, customer experiments. Innovation is driven by hacking, and the world’s most innovative companies proudly display their hacker credentials. Hacker culture grew up on the margins of the computer industry. It entered the business world in the twenty-first century through agile software development, design thinking and lean startup method, the pillars of the contemporary startup industry. Startup incubators today are filled with hacker entrepreneurs, running fast, cheap experiments to push against the limits of the unknown. As corporations, not-for-profits and government departments pick up on these practices, seeking to replicate the creative energy of the startup industry, hacker culture is changing how we think about leadership, work and innovation. This book is for business leaders, entrepreneurs and academics interested in how digital culture is reformatting our economies and societies. Shifting between a big picture view on how hacker culture is changing the digital economy and a detailed discussion of how to create and lead in-house teams of hacker entrepreneurs, it offers an essential introduction to the new rules of innovation and a practical guide to building the organizations of the future.

The Customer-Driven Culture: A Microsoft Story

The Customer-Driven Culture: A Microsoft Story

Author: Travis Lowdermilk

Publisher: O'Reilly Media

ISBN: 9781492058687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 211

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If you’re striving to make products and services that your customers will love, then you’ll need a customer-driven organization. As companies transform their businesses to meet the demands of the digital age, they find themselves grappling with uniquely human challenges. Organizational knowledge becomes siloed, employees move to safeguard their expertise, and customer data creates polarization and infighting between teams. All of these challenges widen the distance between the people who make your products and the customers who use them. To meet today’s challenges, companies need to do more than build processes for customer-driven products. They need to create a customer-driven culture. With the help of his friend and mentor Monty Hammontree, Travis Lowdermilk takes readers through the cultural transformation of the Developer Division at Microsoft. This book shows readers how to "hack" their culture and reduce the distance between them and their customers’ needs. It’s a uniquely personal story that’s told amidst a cultural revolution at one of the largest software companies in the world. This story acts as your guide. You’ll learn how to: Establish a Common Language: Help employees change their thinking and actions Build Bridges, Not Walls: Treat product building as a team sport Encourage Learning Versus Knowing: Help your team understand their customers Build Leaders That Build Your Culture: Showcase star employees to inspire others Meet Teams Where They Are: Make it easy for teams to to adopt vital behavior changes Make Data Relatable: Move beyond numbers and focus on empathizing with customers

Building in Security at Agile Speed

Building in Security at Agile Speed

Author: James Ransome

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000392777

Category: Computers

Page: 326

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Today's high-speed and rapidly changing development environments demand equally high-speed security practices. Still, achieving security remains a human endeavor, a core part of designing, generating and verifying software. Dr. James Ransome and Brook S.E. Schoenfield have built upon their previous works to explain that security starts with people; ultimately, humans generate software security. People collectively act through a particular and distinct set of methodologies, processes, and technologies that the authors have brought together into a newly designed, holistic, generic software development lifecycle facilitating software security at Agile, DevOps speed. —Eric. S. Yuan, Founder and CEO, Zoom Video Communications, Inc. It is essential that we embrace a mantra that ensures security is baked in throughout any development process. Ransome and Schoenfield leverage their abundance of experience and knowledge to clearly define why and how we need to build this new model around an understanding that the human element is the ultimate key to success. —Jennifer Sunshine Steffens, CEO of IOActive Both practical and strategic, Building in Security at Agile Speed is an invaluable resource for change leaders committed to building secure software solutions in a world characterized by increasing threats and uncertainty. Ransome and Schoenfield brilliantly demonstrate why creating robust software is a result of not only technical, but deeply human elements of agile ways of working. —Jorgen Hesselberg, author of Unlocking Agility and Cofounder of Comparative Agility The proliferation of open source components and distributed software services makes the principles detailed in Building in Security at Agile Speed more relevant than ever. Incorporating the principles and detailed guidance in this book into your SDLC is a must for all software developers and IT organizations. —George K Tsantes, CEO of Cyberphos, former partner at Accenture and Principal at EY Detailing the people, processes, and technical aspects of software security, Building in Security at Agile Speed emphasizes that the people element remains critical because software is developed, managed, and exploited by humans. This book presents a step-by-step process for software security that is relevant to today’s technical, operational, business, and development environments with a focus on what humans can do to control and manage the process in the form of best practices and metrics.

Secrets of a Cyber Security Architect

Secrets of a Cyber Security Architect

Author: Brook S. E. Schoenfield

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498742009

Category: Computers

Page: 222

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Any organization with valuable data has been or will be attacked, probably successfully, at some point and with some damage. And, don't all digitally connected organizations have at least some data that can be considered "valuable"? Cyber security is a big, messy, multivariate, multidimensional arena. A reasonable "defense-in-depth" requires many technologies; smart, highly skilled people; and deep and broad analysis, all of which must come together into some sort of functioning whole, which is often termed a security architecture. Secrets of a Cyber Security Architect is about security architecture in practice. Expert security architects have dozens of tricks of their trade in their kips. In this book, author Brook S. E. Schoenfield shares his tips and tricks, as well as myriad tried and true bits of wisdom that his colleagues have shared with him. Creating and implementing a cyber security architecture can be hard, complex, and certainly frustrating work. This book is written to ease this pain and show how to express security requirements in ways that make the requirements more palatable and, thus, get them accomplished. It also explains how to surmount individual, team, and organizational resistance. The book covers: What security architecture is and the areas of expertise a security architect needs in practice The relationship between attack methods and the art of building cyber defenses Why to use attacks and how to derive a set of mitigations and defenses Approaches, tricks, and manipulations proven successful for practicing security architecture Starting, maturing, and running effective security architecture programs Secrets of the trade for the practicing security architecture Tricks to surmount typical problems Filled with practical insight, Secrets of a Cyber Security Architect is the desk reference every security architect needs to thwart the constant threats and dangers confronting every digitally connected organization.

When Technocultures Collide

When Technocultures Collide

Author: Gary Genosko

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781554588992

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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When Technocultures Collide provides rich and diverse studies of collision courses between technologically inspired subcultures and the corporate and governmental entities they seek to undermine. The adventures and exploits of computer hackers, phone phreaks, urban explorers, calculator and computer collectors, “CrackBerry” users, whistle-blowers, Yippies, zinsters, roulette cheats, chess geeks, and a range of losers and tinkerers feature prominently in this volume. Gary Genosko analyzes these practices for their remarkable diversity and their innovation and leaps of imagination. He assesses the results of a number of operations, including the Canadian stories of Mafiaboy, Jeff Chapman of Infiltration, and BlackBerry users. The author provides critical accounts of highly specialized attributes, such as the prospects of deterritorialized computer mice and big toe computing, the role of electrical grid hacks in urban technopolitics, and whether info-addiction and depression contribute to tactical resistance. Beyond resistance, however, the goal of this work is to find examples of technocultural autonomy in the minor and marginal cultural productions of small cultures, ethico-poetic diversions, and sustainable withdrawals with genuine therapeutic potential to surpass accumulation, debt, and competition. The dangers and joys of these struggles for autonomy are underlined in studies of RIM’s BlackBerry and Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks website.

Transforming Legacy Organizations

Transforming Legacy Organizations

Author: Kris Østergaard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119583509

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Expert guidance on how to grow innovation and optimize already-successful areas of established organizations Transforming Legacy Organizations provides real-world advice and research-based information on how to grow innovation by employing new technologies, improving processes, and establishing a culture of creativity and forward momentum. Conventional business wisdom views innovation as the biggest advantage startups have over large, established organizations, often referred to as legacy organizations. This belief is false, especially when considering that 70% of all startups fail within 20 months of their first venture round. The truth is innovation initiatives of legacy organizations have far better chances of succeeding. Organizations with superior resources—money, customers, suppliers, data, employees, infrastructure—can overcome challenges from new entrepreneurial ventures: knowing how to leverage their underutilized advantage is key for achieving sustained, long-term innovation success. Author Kris Oestergaard has been teaching established organizations around the world for over 15 years. Transforming Legacy Organizations illustrates how to best pursue innovation to create future success. This book helps leaders to: Incorporate proven strategies and research-based information into your organization’s overall innovation initiatives Use new technologies to improve processes and increase innovation Learn to capitalize on your organization’s existing resources to beat startups at their own game Transform innovative concepts into specific products, services, and business models Reinvent your organization to overcome disruptions in the market and challenges from new competitors Transforming Legacy Organizations: Turn your Established Business into an Innovation Champion to Win the Future is a valuable resource for leaders of established companies such as C-Suite executives, senior managers, and heads of business development, innovation, and digital teams.

Regulatory Hacking

Regulatory Hacking

Author: Evan Burfield

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525533214

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Named by Inc. magazine as one of the 10 Best Business Books of 2018 Every startup wants to change the world. But the ones that truly make an impact know something the others don't: how to make government and regulation work for them. As startups use technology to shape the way we live, work, and learn, they're taking on challenges in sectors like healthcare, infrastructure, and education, where failure is far more consequential than a humorous chat with Siri or the wrong package on your doorstep. These startups inevitably have to face governments responsible for protecting citizens through regulation. Love it or hate it, we're entering the next era of the digital revolution: the Regulatory Era. The big winners in this era--in terms of both impact and financial return--will need skills they won't teach you in business school or most startup incubators: how to scale a business in an industry deeply intertwined with government. Here, for the first time, is the playbook on how to win the regulatory era. "Regulatory hacking" doesn't mean "cutting through red tape"; it's really about finding a creative, strategic approach to navigating complex markets. Evan Burfield is the cofounder of 1776, a Washington, DC-based venture capital firm and incubator specializing in regulated industries. Burfield has coached startups on how to understand, adapt to, and influence government regulation. Now, in Regulatory Hacking, he draws on that expertise and real startup success stories to show you how to do the same. For instance, you'll learn how... * AirBnB rallied a grassroots movement to vote No on San Francisco's Prop F, which would have restricted its business in the city. * HopSkipDrive overcame safety concerns about its kids' ridesharing service by working with state government to build trust into its platform. * 23andMe survived the FDA's order to stop selling its genetic testing kits by building trusted relationships with scientists who could influence the federal regulatory community. Through fascinating case studies and interviews with startup founders, Burfield shows you how to build a compelling narrative for your startup, use it to build a grassroots movement to impact regulation, and develop influence to overcome entrenched relationships between incumbents and governments. These are just some of the tools in the book that you'll need to win the next frontier of innovation.

Hello, Startup

Hello, Startup

Author: Yevgeniy Brikman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781491910054

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 599

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This book is the "Hello, World" tutorial for building products, technologies, and teams in a startup environment. It's based on the experiences of the author, Yevgeniy (Jim) Brikman, as well as interviews with programmers from some of the most successful startups of the last decade, including Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub, Stripe, Instagram, AdMob, Pinterest, and many others. Hello, Startup is a practical, how-to guide that consists of three parts: Products, Technologies, and Teams. Although at its core, this is a book for programmers, by programmers, only Part II (Technologies) is significantly technical, while the rest should be accessible to technical and non-technical audiences alike. If you’re at all interested in startups—whether you’re a programmer at the beginning of your career, a seasoned developer bored with large company politics, or a manager looking to motivate your engineers—this book is for you.

People-Centric Security: Transforming Your Enterprise Security Culture

People-Centric Security: Transforming Your Enterprise Security Culture

Author: Lance Hayden

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071846790

Category: Computers

Page: 384

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A culture hacking how to complete with strategies, techniques, and resources for securing the most volatile element of information security—humans People-Centric Security: Transforming Your Enterprise Security Culture addresses the urgent need for change at the intersection of people and security. Esentially a complete security culture toolkit, this comprehensive resource provides you with a blueprint for assessing, designing, building, and maintaining human firewalls. Globally recognized information security expert Lance Hayden lays out a course of action for drastically improving organizations’ security cultures through the precise use of mapping, survey, and analysis. You’ll discover applied techniques for embedding strong security practices into the daily routines of IT users and learn how to implement a practical, executable, and measurable program for human security. Features downloadable mapping and surveying templates Case studies throughout showcase the methods explained in the book Valuable appendices detail security tools and cultural threat and risk modeling Written by an experienced author and former CIA human intelligence officer

Creative Superpowers

Creative Superpowers

Author: Laura Jordan Bambach

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 9781783525546

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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'Every business leader should read it immediately' Emma Gannon, author of The Multi-Hyphen Method 'A book that made my brain fizz' Bruce Daisley, VP EMEA, Twitter We are about to enter an Age of Creativity that requires a new set of skills. This book introduces you to four creative superpowers that will help solve your biggest business problems and open up fresh opportunities, namely the powers of: Hacking – learn how becoming a hacker will help you tackle problems in different ways. Making – learn how getting your hands dirty and making things stimulates new parts of the brain as well as creating happy accidents. Teaching – learn how teaching yourself and others consolidates experience in a fast-paced world. Thieving – learn how looking to what already exists helps you solve your problems.

Explosive Growth

Explosive Growth

Author: Cliff Lerner

Publisher: Clifford Ventures Corp.

ISBN: 9781619617698

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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#1 Best-Seller in 5 Startup & Entrepreneurship Categories *Named Top 5 Business Growth Book by Entrepreneur Magazine This compelling and inspiring narrative gives entrepreneurs a rare behind-the-scenes look inside a fast-growing startup that created the first online dating app and grew to 100 million users. Explosive Growth combines lively and often hilarious storytelling, revealing genius growth tactics, numerous case-studies, and its step-by-step playbook to help your startup grow massively. Due to its raw storytelling style, practical lessons, compelling content, and fast-paced read, Explosive Growth is a one-of-a-kind business book that transcends the narrow entrepreneurial audience to also appeal to readers and business students looking to learn about startup life and entrepreneurship. It holds nothing back while detailing the highest highs and lowest lows of what it's really like to run a startup. Cliff Lerner's online dating startup, Snap Interactive, was running out of money when he bet the company's fortunes on a then-unknown platform called Facebook. The app suddenly began to acquire 100,000 new users daily for free, and soon after the stock price skyrocketed 2,000 percent, setting off an extraordinary chain of events filled with sudden success and painful lessons. You will learn how to: * IGNITE EXPLOSIVE GROWTH by creating a remarkable product * Identify the ONLY 3 METRICS THAT MATTER * Explore valuable VIRAL GROWTH strategies to grow rapidly * Execute the GENIUS MEDIA HACKS that helped us acquire 100 million users * Create a thriving culture of PASSIONATE EMPLOYEES and CONSTANT INNOVATION PRAISE: "A must read for founders and CEOs who want to achieve rapid growth while also building a great product and company." -Payal Kadakia, Founder & Executive Chairman of ClassPass "Explosive Growth is without question one of the most useful and entertaining business books I have ever read. Cliff gives you a roadmap to massively grow your startup with specific tactical lessons made memorable through engaging stories. This book is a must-read." -David Perry, Digital Sales & Business Development Expert at Google, Adobe, Amazon, Startup Advisor "Want to know how to grow your startup to 100 million users? Then this is the book for you. Explosive Growth gives step-by-step instructions, case studies and proven tactics on how to explode your growth." -Entrepreneur Magazine by Syed Balkhi "Lessons for startups and CEOs on growth hacking, marketing, and innovation from one of the smartest founders I know." -Andrew Weinreich, Inventor of Social Networking