Radical Business Agility

Radical Business Agility

Navigating Through Uncertain Times

Hans Amell


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How to prepare your business to respond quickly and effectively to the turbulence caused by politics, climate change, pandemics, and economic uncertainty.

Future success depends upon the ability to adapt to colossal, rapid changes that lie ahead. Public and private organizational life is changing dramatically. We do not have the luxury of time anymore. Product cycles are shorter and job security is uncertain. Everything is moving faster, and we are experiencing an exponential growth of new technologies and systems pouring into our society. There is uncertainty in the geopolitical arena, and with climate change. There are pandemics, conflicts, and fiscal volatility stress. These challenges make it imperative to become responsive and practice agility in business.

Radical Agility provides insight into key factors necessary for agility and the different ways to make your organization more adaptive. It also provides a compendium of tools that will help you implement agile practices into the processes, systems, organizational structure, and business culture in your industry in order to overcome inhibitors of agility—and long-term business success.

“A practical, pragmatic guide for leaders who understand the need for real, lasting agility but struggle to make it their reality.” —Andrea Fryrear, President and Co-founder, AgileSherpas

“A timely book that provides context and actionable patterns for this new ‘organizational sensing’ that brings true business agility.” —Matthew Skelton, Director at Conflux and coauthor of Team Topologies

“This book provides the vision, and more importantly the advice, to help get you and then keep you on the path to business agility.” —Scott Ambler, VP & Chief Scientist for Disciplined Agile, Project Management Institute


Hans Amell:
Hans Amell, is a Harvard trained Swede who has lived in the U.S.A. since 1987. He is a McKinsey alumnus, and former executive officer in leading global corporations such as Dun and Bradstreet Group, Cognizant Corp, Ericsson and others. He is called upon to execute major change in corporations and institutions via board memberships or via his company, Catalyst Acquisition Group. Mr. Amell is also the founding partner in the Minerva Group and its parent CAG International AG. He is a leading player in the cutting edge of agile consulting services with his Dynamic Navigational System products and in the application of efficient blended learning solutions for large organizations. He was also the lead founder and Executive Chairman of Intrepid Learning Systems and created Gartner Custom Research after acquiring the GCR unit from Gartner. His passion is creating and applying agility within organizations that understand the need for quicker implementation of change, but very wisely recognize they will need assistance to accomplish this. Kurt Larsson is an American who has been living in Sweden since the late 1980s. He has sold everything from Automobile tires in Houston, Texas to retail banking delivery systems in over twenty countries. He has driven his own educational consulting company, Expanding Understanding, for more than twenty years. His niche is transforming consultative business teams into collaborative ones to maximize customer loyalty and profit. To do this he specializes in effective selling, leadership and customer service practices. These practices focus on more conscious and efficient use of all forms of human communication. His passion is educating people to the power and leverage available from the conscious reading of and deliberate use of body language. His skills work perfectly in line with transforming management, sales and customer service teams from a transactional to a collaborative business model where strengthening customer loyalty is the prime goal. He has now become an active member on both Catalyst's and Minerva's Board of directors.