In our lightning-fast digital age, a company can face humiliation and possibly even ruin within seconds of a negative tweet or blog post. Over the last year companies such as BP, Goldman Sachs, and Toyota have experienced serious blows to their images that could have had reduced impact if their leaders had implemented reputation management into their business strategy and culture. There is no one in either the corporate or academic sphere with greater expertise in the area of corporate reputation than Dr. Daniel Diermeier. An award-winning professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Dr. Diermeier has blazed a path in understanding the significance of reputation management and demonstrating how a company can create a program so powerful that it can help turn a potential public disgrace into a public image success story. Reputation Rules is a landmark work bringing to light Dr. Diermeier’s groundbreaking insights in this critical area. He offers the frameworks, strategies, and processes for changing your company’s focus as quickly as the world is changing around you. He touches on all of the reputational issues that need to be managed from a strategic level, describing how to: Overcome direct challenges from influential activist and political forces Manage corporate scandals, including executive compensation Use external, seemingly unrelated events to boost reputation Build a reputation management process into everyday operations In addition, Dr. Diermeier provides case studies of Shell’s confrontation with Greenpeace, Mercedes’s recovery from the Moose crisis, AIG’s executive bonus fallout, Wal-Mart’s reputation-building response to Hurricane Katrina, and numerous other scenarios illustrating what works and what doesn’t when it comes to reputation management. Brimming with keen insights and lucid examples, Reputation Rules 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Barsness. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000113/bk_graw_000113_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if the grid went dark for more than a week? In the last decade, we´ve seen this happen several times. Between hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and earthquakes, one thing is astonishingly clear: Most people have no backup plans. Are you one of the few who do have enough water and propane to hold out? What happens to those who do save enough supplies? When people run out of basic necessities, they will do things they aren´t ordinary capable of. That includes pillaging and plundering their neighbors´ homes to keep their own families fed. What have you done to secure your home? In this book, we´re going to cover the following: Booby traps and prepping your property Trip wires External deterrents Internal perimeter deterrents Internal deterrents Building a safe room 1. Language: English. Narrator: David J. Paterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/053865/bk_acx0_053865_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.