Anthropology and Human Movement:Searching for Origins Drid Williams
Seeing your business through a new lens. Innovation has become such a ubiquitous value, it´s in danger of becoming cliche. Companies frequently talk about it as the sweeping secret to solve all their business problems; however, they often don´t know where to start or how to expand beyond creative brainstorming to strategically identify and act upon new business opportunities. Andi Simon is a corporate anthropologist who has empowered thousands of business leaders to see their companies with fresh eyes, identify their next big ideas, and - most importantly - turn innovative solutions into executable change. In her groundbreaking book, On the Brink: A Fresh Lens to Take Your Business to New Heights, Andi presents her unique methods for harnessing innovation and revitalizing business growth. Taking readers on a journey through seven case studies, Andi shares how she helped these businesses discover new and profitable growth opportunities by exploring the untapped resources that were right in front of them. From a medical center facing multiple years in the red to a rural university battling decreasing enrollment to an equipment manufacturer whose award-winning product just wasn´t selling - the stories of these seven companies struggling to innovate and grow provide invigorating testimony to the power of corporate anthropology. Whether searching for a way to revitalize a business or to expand a successful company into new and profitable directions, the strategies outlined in On the Brink will give readers the fresh approach they need to achieve meaningful business breakthroughs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andi Simon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072308/bk_acx0_072308_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A small-town shopkeeper in the Orange Free State points a revolver at the South African Prime Minister. He is detained and questioned, but his eccentric explanations fail to provide the police with the neat motive they are searching for and he is judged insane. Yet Ebon Prinsloo´s gesture of violence is for him a kind of awakening - an awakening from the fantasies with which he has protected himself from a parochial community, a constricting marriage, indeed from the limitations of life itself. The inarticulate dissatisfactions he feels inside his ´´cage of freedom´´ are typical of his society, and so too is the violence with which he tries to extricate himself. We explore the confused mind and conscience of Ebon Prinsloo. We share his commercial ambitions, his domestic difficulties, his daydreams, his painful gropings towards thought, above all the crucially disturbing influence of the urbane Professor of Anthropology, working on a nearby prehistoric site, whose patronising intrusion into his home does much to disturb his peace, and balance, of mind. To only one person, the Professor´s wife, is the irony of Ebon Prinsloo´s fate apparent: only she can see that the bewildered little shopkeeper is in fact a herald of the possible chaos to come. The story of Ebon Prinsloo and his neighbours is told with the same compassion and intensity that marked the author´s last novel, The Grass Won´t Grow Till Spring. David Lytton was born, and spent his first twenty one years, in South Africa. He chose to leave at the fall of the Smuts government, but periodically returned to report on condition there for the BBC. His novels concern different aspects of the South African condition, covering all levels of social life in the country. This audiobook is complementary to the author´s The Paradise People, which presented aspects of the Afrikaner way of life, and completes his design of six works, each dealing with a different strata in the strange geolog 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009417/bk_adbl_009417_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.