Kill the Company

  • by Lisa Bodell
  • Narrated by Margie Lenhart
  • 6 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the ever-changing world of business, we've arrived at a point where process has trumped culture, where the race toward efficiency has made us complacent and unable to reach our potential. Stuck in the land of status quo, we've forgotten how to think. And the very structures put in place to help businesses grow are now holding them back. It's time to Kill the Company.
What this audiobook suggests is simple: to SIMPLIFY by getting rid of things first rather than continually building on what doesn't work; a form of spring cleaning for your organization. Innovation specialist Lisa Bodell urges companies to question assumptions and to challenge rules that have outlived their time.
Killing these status quo attitudes makes space for change and more value-added work, like thinking. Bodell tells us that these changes need not be one-size-fits-all initiatives that are forced upon employees. Instead, we need to embrace smaller, positive behavioral changes that create ripple effects throughout the organization. Too many change initiatives simply add another layer of processes to the to-do lists of already overwhelmed and tired employees. Not this one. Innovation is supposed to make things better, not worse, easier, not more complicated.
Kill the Company is your guide for simplifying and streamlining, then building and maintaining a place where everyone's innovative spirit and energy fuel the long-term goals of your organization. A company that empowers its people to think critically, question relentlessly, and act boldly, to move from Zombies, Inc. to Think, Inc., will own the future.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Thank You AUDIBLE for return policy. Awful Book

Would you try another book from Lisa Bodell and/or Margie Lenhart?

NO. she is regurgitating terms and issues we were spoon fed in the mid-80's that did not work effectively. Follow her lead and you will bankrupt your company before you have a chance to execute her "ideas".

What could Lisa Bodell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I quit after one hour in (1/3), and heard nothing but lists and lists and time-worn cliches.

What didn’t you like about Margie Lenhart’s performance?

Poor narration and intonation typical of a fashion merchant

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

NONE, but I only heard 1/3 and it seemed they were already wrapping up. Snide inflection and profanity were included in body and narration. Inappropriate for true business survival and thriving.

Any additional comments?

stay away from this. If others manage to make it through the whole book; I will consider deleting review ...

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- David


What disappointed you about Kill the Company?

maybe just me, but same old...same old

What do you think your next listen will be?

some action / shoot-em-up fiction

How could the performance have been better?

narrator could be more natural

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

dissapointment, Lisa was key speaker @ SA innovaton day, i think i expected more

Any additional comments?

this is how we learn

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- henk

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2014
  • Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc