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The Power of Positive Destruction By Seth Merrin

The Power of Positive Destruction
by Seth Merrin

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It's no longer good enough to build a company to last; today it's about building a company to ignite change. The Power of Positive Destruction reveals how to start a new business, disrupt an industry, and adapt to changing environments by leveraging technology and a new mindset.
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The Power of Positive Destruction: How to Turn a Business Idea Into a Revolution by Seth Merrin

It's no longer good enough to build a company to last; today it's about building a company to ignite change. The Power of Positive Destruction reveals how to start a new business, disrupt an industry, and adapt to changing environments by leveraging technology and a new mindset. Serial entrepreneur Seth Merrin has built businesses by seeing issues with the status quo and introducing positive changes that have disrupted and revolutionized industries. In this book, he breaks down his process step-by-step to show you what you need to know to successfully start a company and transform an industry. Merrin's incredible story, coupled with real, actionable advice, will resonate with anyone who wants to be a catalyst of change. With this book, readers will learn to see the inefficiencies, ineptitudes, and everyday problems that others dismiss as the cost of doing business and create "unfair competitive advantages" to stack the deck and win. You'll see how problems in current business models are really opportunities of which to take advantage and learn what you need to know and do to seize those opportunities no matter where you work. Seth Merrin saw Wall Street as it was, then built a company to turn it into what it could be safer and more efficient for investors. This book shows you how he did it, and how you can too, with the power of positive destruction. * Discover how to turn status quo into disruption * Understand how to stack the deck in your favor to achieve the best possible chances of success * Learn how to build and run a company and design a culture for constant change * Acquire new skills to create strategy, sell your disruptive product or service, and negotiate effectively Technology and innovation can disrupt or transform any industry. It's happening faster and more broadly now than ever, creating myriad opportunities for everyone. But winning in this new world is not easy. The incumbents will fight mightily against it and even those who would benefit from change may first express fear. This book reveals the techniques from identifying the opportunities to designing and executing the strategy you'll need to succeed. With The Power of Positive Destruction you can to tap into your inner change agent and transform your company, your industry, and the world.

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About Seth Merrin


Seth Merrin is founder and CEO of Liquidnet, a financial services company that is dedicated to rewiring the asset management industry by eradicating market inefficiency, driving investment performance, and enabling the efficient flow of investable assets around the world. Carlye Adler is an award-winning journalist and three-time New York Times best-selling author/collaborator. Her writing has been published in BusinessWeek, FastCompany, Fortune, Forbes, Newsweek, Portfolio, TIME and Wired.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments ix About the Authors xi Introduction: Problems and Opportunities Are Two Sides of a Coin 1 Part 1 The Idea 5 Chapter 1 Any Industry Can Be Disrupted Positively 7 Chapter 2 Ask WTF 19 Part 2 Leading the Innovation 33 Chapter 3 Create an Unfair Competitive Advantage 35 Chapter 4 What Do I Do Now? 55 Chapter 5 Business Is a Series of Problems to Solve 73 Chapter 6 Develop Your Unique Selling Proposition 85 Part 3 Shaking up the Market 103 Chapter 7 Launching a Company Is Both Art and Science 105 Chapter 8 Negotiation Skills: Can t Be in Business without Them 121 Part 4 Driving the Revolution 141 Chapter 9 No Tree Grows to the Sky 143 Chapter 10 If You Don t Make Mistakes, You re Not Trying Hard Enough 157 Chapter 11 Culture by Design or Culture by Default 171 Afterword You Can Invent the Future 197 Index 201

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GOR010247861
The Power of Positive Destruction: How to Turn a Business Idea Into a Revolution by Seth Merrin
Seth Merrin
Used - Good
Hardback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
2016-12-16
224
1119196426
9781119196426
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.