The Power to Predict: How Real Time Businesses Anticipate Customer Needs, Create Opportunities, and Beat the Competition, 1st Edition

  • 4h 44m 43s
  • Vivek Ranadive
  • McGraw-Hill
  • 2022

Real-time business gives companies the ability to monitor and react to changes and address problems as they occur. But no matter how sophisticated their information-gathering and data mining systems are, they're still playing catch-up. In The Power to Predict, Ranadive forecasts the next step in achieving breakthrough business performance, a new approach he calls Predictive Business: the ability to anticipate business problems and opportunities and to act preemptively. Predictive Business allows companies to take real-time information, correlate it with historical patterns, and recognize events that hold tremendous profit potential.

In an effort to stay ahead of the curve, a handful of companies have been quietly making the transition from reactive organizations to proactive, and are well-suited for a customer-centric business paradigm. Ranadive takes us inside a number of these companies-including Amazon, Pirelli, Harrah's, E. & J. Gallo, Wal-Mart, and 7-Eleven-to show how they are making that transition, and are able to anticipate customer needs and be ready satisfy them the minute they emerge; and be prepared for sudden events such as a power outage, spikes in demand for a product or service, logistic issues due to changing weather patterns, or evolving customer requirements.

About the Author

Vivek Ranadivé is the founder, chairman, and CEO of TIBCO Software Inc., a leading business integration and process management software company that enables real-time business. A frequently cited expert in the media, Ranadivé has been a featured speaker on real-time computing on CNBC and in publications such as The Economist, Fast Company, and Red Herring.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Why Predictive Business Today?
  • Chapter 2 - The Success of the Real-time Business
  • Chapter 3 - The Power to Predict
  • Chapter 4 - Excellence in Financial Services
  • Chapter 5 - Answering telco’s Call
  • Chapter 6 - Transportation and Logistics-Improving Delivery
  • Chapter 7 - Powering Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Chapter 8 - Predictive Business in Healthcare and Life Science
  • Chapter 9 - Energy Efficiency
  • Chapter 10 - The Predictive Battlespace
  • Chapter 11 - Getting Your Business Ready for Predictive
  • Chapter 12 - What’s Next