New York Times Business Bestseller
". . .Those are a few of the snappy, provocative ideas in Vivek
Ranadive's new book, The Power of Now, which champions the creation
of "event-driven" companies that recognize and respond to real-time
information about customers, markets and business opportunities.
Ranadive is the founder and CEO of Tibco Software, a Palo Alto,
Calif.-based maker of real-time software used by companies such
as Bechtel, Cisco Systems, Nasdaq, Yahoo and Goldman Sachs. Many
business book writers these days discuss technology in vague,
reverential tones with liberal sprinklings of cliches about competitive
advantage. But not this guy. Ranadive dives into actual specifics
about IT infrastructure, discussing middleware and multicasting
in terms that businesspeople and nontechies can learn from and
appreciate. He argues -- very convincingly -- that it's far better
to innovate and fail than stick with the 'mediocre status quo.'
-- Maryfran Johnson, Editor in Chief, ComputerWorld
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"Using a wealth
of experience derived from interacting with over 500 companies,
the author clearly and convincingly transports you down the event-driven
road." Karen Van Slambrouck, Tech Week Book Bytes see the complete
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tears into the clichés of '90s business books. Empowering workers
isn't enough (and you certainly don't have to give them donuts.)
Team players are OK, but you need an organization that's fiercely
competitive internally -- even if that means putting up with prima
donnas. Tight 'kereitsu-like' alliances are counterproductive.
Strategic planning beyond twelve months is as useless as astrology."
but entirely compelling, "The Power Of Now" is worth
your time -- now."
--Bill Camarda, bn.com editor
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