Books

Simply Strategy

Simply Strategy

Are you responsible for devising the strategy for your business unit? Want to make sure you have a smart, achievable and effective strategy but not sure where to start? This book gives you strategy in a nutshell. Everything you need to know to assess your business unit and build an effective strategy for future profitability is here. The core of the book is a step-by-step guide to strategy that...

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Managing Without Management

Managing Without Management

This stimulating vision of the future offers a radical prediction for what lies ahead for big business. The authors bring their global experience as top consultants to uncover the six powerful forces that will dismantle management and shape the supercorporation of tomorrow: the power of customers, information, investors, global markets, simplicity, and...

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The Natural Laws of Business

The Natural Laws of Business

Running a business–any business–is a risky proposition. It often seems that we are being buffeted by random variables in the economy and the marketplace that are not only beyond our control, but impossible to foresee with any true certainty. But in the groundbreaking The Natural Laws of Business, businessman and entrepreneur Richard Koch, author of The 80/20 Principle, reveals a unique and...

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Smart Leadership

Smart Leadership

Smart Leadership provides a completely up to date overview of the current thinking on leadership. It outlines the latest theories and principles you need to apply to be a successful leader and includes tips and wisdom from the greatest business thinkers and writers. Smart books are essential primers to the key issues facing business people. They are practical and action-oriented, providing...

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Breakup!

Breakup!

In the space of two years, dozens of the most famous companies in the United States have all elected to self-destruct: ITT, Grace, Marrion, AT&T, 3M, Baxter, Tenneco, Anheuser Busch, Ralston Purina, General Motors, Corning, Dial, and Dun & Bradstreet. What on earth is going on? As the authors of this hard-hitting book explain, what’s going on is a rush to unlock the nearly $1...

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The Power Laws of Business

The Power Laws of Business

In this sequel to the bestselling “The 80/20 Principle”, Richard Koch reveals how things really work – the universal, powerful patterns in nature, society, organizations and markets, the power laws – that can be applied successfully to life and business in the early 21st century. Drawn from every element of the sciences, these power laws provide clues as to how the world...

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