Brad Smith (CEO, Intuit)
Frank deSouza (CEO, Cognizant)
Frans van Houten (CEO, Royal Philips)
"the new paradigm that bridges business strategy and personal leadership in an era of turbulence"
Praise for Nimble
"Nimble shows how we can anticipate and adapt to an increasingly chaotic world--and become better leaders, strategists, and innovators alonfg the way"
"The only constant in today's business world is change. In this essential book, Baba Prasad distills how leaders and organizations can embrace the constant pace of change to be more effective and accelerate growth. This book contains a wealth of wisdom for anyone interested in building a better business!"
"In a volatile, uncertain and increasingly complex world, the ability for companies and individuals to excel at strategic and operational agility is quickly becoming a source of durable competitive advantage. Nimble serves as a guide for understanding the evolution of business practices that enabled success in their respective eras, and introduces a pragmatic framework for how those practices must evolve to compete and win in today's environment. Definitely a 'must read' for leaders of any sized organization or team."
"The one thing you need to understand to win in business today? Nimble. Do it, be it, and strive for it. Baba Prasad's latest book will show you how."
"In a world where turmoil is the only constant, Nimble charts a bold new path for leadership, strategy and innovation. This is a mindset-changing book for executives and students of business."
"Baba Prasad's breaking up of strategic agility into five distinct components that are applicable to both strategic development and execution will make this an extremely useful tool for strategy practitioners. Visionary agility needs to go hand in hand with operational agility."
“You can't argue with the idea that enterprises of all sorts need to be nimble. The world is changing too fast, too suddenly, and in totally unexpected ways--lumbering momentum is no longer a guarantee of success in this business environment. Baba Prasad provides a powerful framework to make an organization--or a leader--agile, and illustrates it creatively with real-life business cases."
“Taking a radically different approach, this book demonstrates how five intelligences make us indomitable and enterprising, and at the same time, unselfish and giving leaders. Prasad's five intelligences framework helps build companies that are dynamic, resilient and visionary.
"Baba Prasad drives the point that just having smart people is not enough for companies' success; rather a company culture that enables people to apply different intelligences will make them into agile entrepreneurs and empowered change agents and give greater success to the company over competitors. Very true indeed."
"Prasad unearths a fundamental truth posited by Darwin and connects it to business namely that agility and emotional intelligence are as vital to business as they are to human survival. If we want to compete to win in the jungle of business we must gear up as emotionally intelligent and human-centered leaders of dynamic cultures that enable the realization of a strategically agile business model. This is a powerful articulation of a new axiom that will define business strategy in the decades to come."
"The pace of change we are experiencing currently is like nothing we have seen before. Rapid technology change has brought massive disruption as well as unprecedented opportunity. Our future depends on our ability to sense and respond quickly to this ever-changing environment. Five Agilities Strategy’s insightful framework offers an interesting methodology for developing capabilities to manage and thrive in this uncertainty"