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In her follow-up to bestseller The Power of Now, Vivek Ranadive shows the impact of predictive business on mainstream companies from Proctor & Gamble to Harrah's. She reveals how companies can break new ground in the ongoing quest to anticipate customers' needs, to create new opportunities, and to predict and sidestep unwelcome surprises.
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"A legitimate business surprise should never occur. Before any business mishap, disaster or opportunity, sufficient warning always exists to enable corrective, preventative or exploitative actions. RTEs that capture, analyze, report and act on materially important matters will dominate their sectors during the coming decade." - The Gartner Group"From the Back Cover:
A quiet revolution is underway that will forever change the way business is done
In The Power to Predict, real-time business pioneer Vivek Ranadivé breaks the code of silence to bring you news from the frontlines of the “Predictive Business”™ revolution, and, more importantly, to show you what you'll need to do to prepare your company for the shape of things to come.
Ranadivé fills you in on how Harrah's, Pirelli, E & J Gallo, and other leading-edge firms are making the transition from an event-driven real-time business model to a predictive one, which will help you cultivate new levels of customer loyalty.
“In the future, every company must be able to recognize what is coming early enough to take evasive action or steer toward an emerging opportunity. The Power to Predict challenges managers to think about the use of technology and information to augment historical analysis and business intelligence to produce better results.” ―Frederick W. Smith, Chairman & CEO, FedEx (from the foreword)
“Every global organization is challenged to manage increased complexity. Ranadivé's vision for embracing your assets serves as a guide for proactively managing threats and opportunities.”―Indra Nooyi, President & Chief Financial Officer, PepsiCo, Inc.
“Once again, Vivek Ranadivé shows the path to the next wave of corporate growth. The Power to Predict will enable new dimensions to businesses in the future.”―Nandan M. Nilekani, CEO, Infosys Technologies Ltd.
“As technological innovation, real-time information and globalization act on all organizations to reduce competitive advantages, how do you continue to differentiate yourself? The Power to Predict shows how leading business thinkers have successfully challenged and transformed their organizations."―Thomas H. Glocer, CEO, Reuters Group PLC
"Vivek's book is a must-read for businesspeople trying to stay ahead of the surging onslaught of technology in all markets, everywhere."―Marc Andreessen, Chairman and Co-founder, Opsware Inc.
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