Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Civic and Corporate Renewal
September 11, 2015
Robbie Bach, Microsoft’s former Chief Xbox Officer and President of Entertainment and Devices, takes on change in business and civic institutions.
FORMER CHIEF XBOX OFFICER ROBBIE BACH RELEASES NEW BOOK
XBOX REVISITED: A GAME PLAN FOR CORPORATE AND CIVIC RENEWAL
Robbie Bach helped guide the evolution of gaming for more than a decade as Microsoft's former Chief Xbox Officer and President of Entertainment and Devices. Now, he's turned his career inside out, translating business tenets into an actionable approach to complex civic issues.
In his new book Xbox Revisited: A Game Plan for Civic and Corporate Renewal (Brown Books Publishing Group), Bach has launched a powerful model for driving transformational change in business and civic institutions based on the 3P Framework of Purpose, Principles, and Priorities developed by the Xbox team during his time at Microsoft.
"Robbie presents a highly effective, common-sense strategy to address difficult business and community issues. And in the process, he challenges all of us to step up to the plate and participate in renewing our civic and political institutions," notes Jeff Raikes, co-founder of the Raikes Foundation and former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. "Seen through the lens of the creation of the Xbox, the story he tells from personal experience is both engaging and inspirational."
Publishers Weekly calls Xbox Revisited "entertaining and refreshingly honest [with] useful business tips and frank, suspenseful narrative." The book is packed with common-sense thinking and presents a strategic framework that can set change in motion at every level of community life.
Through Xbox Revisited, Bach equips others to effect change by revealing the defining successes and failures of the game-changing Xbox brand – and bravely sharing the highs and lows of his own compelling story. Offering unflinching insight into Xbox's journey from garage-shop beginnings to international recognition, he rallies readers to become "civic engineers" and skilled community leaders in their neighborhoods and across the country.
According to Bach, ''You have to build the foundation before you put up the house. True in business, true in civics, true in life.''