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Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite
Beyond Default: Setting Your Organization on a Trajectory to an Improved Future by David Trafford and Peter Boggis is a non-fiction business book on strategic management. Beyond Default is written for companies and organizations of any size, large or small, to enable them to assess their current strategy, and then develop and execute a modified or new strategy according to their specific vision for their company. The book is organized into several chapters that discuss the specific ways an organization can learn what their “default” state is and where they are currently heading, and then look at various alternatives that can lead them onto different paths and how to make strategic changes in the organization accordingly. There is a list of questions at the end of each chapter, along with a detailed list of references and an index at the end of the book.
Beyond Default: Setting Your Organization on a Trajectory to an Improved Future is meant for leaders who are managing the strategic direction of the company. There are plenty of real world examples throughout the book that discuss various business models among other things and that allow leaders to gain different perspectives in order to choose the best path for their organization. They can then start making strategic changes in their companies today to see the desired outcome in the future. The writing and content of this book is excellent, but perhaps the formatting could be a bit different so that the case study examples stand out and can be easily searched for in the book. Still, overall, this is an excellent book for leaders and business executives.