The Fall of the Alphas [E–pub Download]

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The Fall of the Alphas Read & Download ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Lutionary moment the decline of the traditional Alpha model the top down male dominated authoritarian corner office hierarchy that has ruled organizational landscapes for so long as it is replaced by collaboration connectivity and the sharing of power As Ardi persuasively demonstrates in the new Beta organization it is the team players the sage advisors the network experts the trusted assistants and the communications facilitators. I agree with her fundamental premise that collaboration and flat structures are the way to encourage innovation in today s companies However on several occasions she says something that harkens back to an earlier era something sexist something colonialist and that throws me off So the book is both very relevant yet mildly outdated at the same timeFor example on page 38 the advice I give to people to play to their strengths or as I like to put it Stick to your knitting baby Really That s something men would say to women as a put down when they tried to do something other than traditionally female tasks And Ms Ardi likes to say that to other womenBut on the plus side she has insights that it wasn t until the 1960s70s that work was seen as than just a way to earn a decent living but as a way to make a lasting difference p 69 We ve grown up with that idea now but it has been a long time in developmentp75 As for the status of males in a bonobo group it s determined not by strength or aggressiveness but by the status of their mothers if you don t have to be an aggressive physically intimidating chest pounding Alpha male to lead a pack of bonobos then just maybe you don t need to be one to lead a pack of people eitherp77 the traits and skills necessary to succeed cannot be defined or uantified by sexp89 Beta creates networks rather than silos Beta deemphasizes secrecy and focuses instead on the pooling of information ideas and opinions Beta emphasizes teamwork over individual competition At its core Beta is about three things communication collaboration and curationp96 You can t just say you care what people think You have to mean it Younger people today demand authenticity from their leaders

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The Fall of the Alphas Read & Download ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Who are coming to the fore as savvy managers learn to lead through influence and collaboration rather than authority and competition From technology behemoths to small and medium sized businesses Beta has become the new paradigm for success in today's challenging marketWith insight and practical guidance Dana Ardi shows how any business organization or team can re organize from Alpha to Beta and be effective flexible and profitab. Youtube review received an ARC of this bookI need to come back and review this one in detail I took my time and made a lot of notes on the KindleI m extremely sympathetic to the author s goals She wants to see hierarchical command and control top down organizational structures replaced with collaborative flatter organizations She also wants people to be able to choose career paths that match their gifts instead of having to pursue advancement beyond one s abilities or ambitionsThat s the good part The bad part is that every business book every sociology history economics book every popular nonfiction book has to have a dramatic and expansive metanarrative that changes the way we view the whole world Think Malcolm Gladwell or going all the way back to Thomas Cahill s How the Irish Saved Civilization It s not enough to talk about one s own discipline We now expect economics books to have dazzling sociological insight cetThis works if you re particularly erudite or even just idiosyncratic and esoteric Basically if your thesis is a ready made TED talkBut many legitimate and interesting theses aren t well served by the rhetorical fancy pants treatment and this is one of themFor instance even if I shared the author s cosmology I would not find her stories of a time in evolutionary prehistory when gender relations were radically egalitarian plausible Her suggestion that the Allies prevailed over the Axis because the fascist Axis were hopelessly Alpha as opposed to the Allies who showed beta spirit in things like Rosie the Riveter is naive at bestI also wonder if the phenomenon of flatter corporate structure is a function of size The case study of two fiction corporations one Alpha and one Beta that opens the book seems like a contrast of a large corporation and a mid sized one No where in the book are the challenges of realizing a Beta culture across a large corporation addressed the principles seem to work better in a single division of a large companyThere s been a lot of discussion in the tech news recently about whether Google s famed 20% time is still around Google still has an innovation culture but it seems to be less democratic In fact they look to be borrowing a page from Jack Welch there s been significant discussion recently about whether the lavish benefits offered by tech companies like Facebook and Google are helpful to employees or whether they represent an overweening paternalism The Fall of the Alphas praises such benefits without uestionNot only did the book not cover some significant uestions I had there were points where it lapsed into the patois of the corporate consulting worldIn the end I was very impressed by the author and the goal of the book It s a worthy one worth striving for

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The Fall of the Alphas Read & Download ä PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook The new model for business success replace top down Alpha management with collaboration connection and increased job satisfaction the Beta modelThe Fall of the Alphas explores the sweeping changes taking place in the corporate and social cultures of today's most successful organizations Utilizing years of advising companies of all sizes hypergrowth startups to Fortune 500 company management teams Dana Ardi identifies a pivotal evo. Interesting book but not uite compelling The author tends to confuse her desire for beta culture with the inevitability of it The truth is that both alpha and beta work cultures have always existed and both will likely continue to exist Perhaps beta will be the norm for millennials but it seems like the pendulum will swing back to alpha at some point


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    The Fall of the Alphas [E–pub Download] Interesting book but not uite compelling The author tends to confuse her desire for beta culture with the inevitability of it The truth is that

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    The Fall of the Alphas [E–pub Download] Download Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  Dana Ardi Dana Ardi  0 Read & Download I agree with her fundamental premise that collaboration and flat structures are the way to encourage innovation in today's companies However on several occasions she says something that harkens back to an earlier era somet

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    The Fall of the Alphas [E–pub Download] Youtube review received an ARC of this bookI need to come back and review this one in detail I took my time and

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    Download Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  Dana Ardi Dana Ardi  0 Read & Download Read The Fall of the Alphas much of this book revolves around how the traditional Alpha models of management of businesses are slowly losing relevance and competitive adv

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    Download Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  Dana Ardi The Fall of the Alphas [E–pub Download] Dana Ardi  0 Read & Download 10 page article stretched out to 200 pages however the topic is interesting the author clearly knows her stuff and the ideas and practices I believe are the correct path forward Or maybe I should say the beta path as described by Mrs Ardi is how I tend to operate

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    The Fall of the Alphas [E–pub Download] Great book with a realistic look at how the new generation of business men and women should operate today I will save this and reference it as necessary throughout my career

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  • Hardcover
  • 240
  • The Fall of the Alphas
  • Dana Ardi
  • English
  • 24 April 2019
  • 9780312681937