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Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors
Michael E. Porter
Now nearing its 60th printing in English and translated into nineteen languages, Michael E. Porter's Competitive Strategy has transformed the theory, practice, and teaching of business strategy throughout the world. Electrifying in its simplicity -- like all great breakthroughs -- Porter's analysis of industries captures the complexity of industry competition in five underlying forces. Porter introduces one of the most powerful competitive ...
The Power of Why: Breaking Out in a Competitive Marketplace
C. Richard Weylman
Does your competitor always get the sale, even though your products and service are just as good, if not better? Why are some companies’ once-trusted brands now deemed worthless? Do you have to continually sell to your existing customers as though they are brand new ones? After many years of diligent research and work with a wide range of clients, consultant and speaker C. Richard Weylman has the answer to these questions. Customers don’t ...
Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance
Michael E. Porter
The essential complement to the pathbreaking book Competitive Strategy, Michael E. Porter's Competitive Advantage explores the underpinnings of competitive advantage in the individual firm. With over 30 printings in English and translated into thirteen languages, this second volume in Porter's landmark trilogy describes how a firm actually gains an advantage over its rivals. Competitive Advantage introduces a whole new way of understanding ...
Competitive Intelligence : How to Gather, Analyze, and Use Information to Move Your Business to the Top
In the first book designed for businesses of all sizes and managers at every level, Larry Kahaner explains the increasingly vital practice of competitive intelligence and how American companies can use it for success. With a wealth of case studies, Kahaner shows How to profile your competitors' executives to unmask their decision-making processes The line between legal and illegal or unethical activities How to protect your own company against ...
How To Find A Job: When There Are No Jobs: A Necessary Job Search Book And Career Planning Guide For ...
"This book is written by someone who has walked the walk. It is refreshing to read a book by someone who has experienced the same pain as its audience." Arleen Bradley Career Coaching Download this bestselling career book by Paul Rega, nationally recognized Executive Recruiter with over twenty-eight years of job hunting and career planning experience. The book rocketed to #1 in Job Hunting, Careers and Resumes and was ranked in the Top 20 ...
The Competitive Runner's Handbook: The Bestselling Guide to Running 5Ks through Marathons
Shelly-Lynn Florence Glover
For both runners entering that first neighborhood race and elite marathoners, trainers Bob and Shelly-lynn Florence Glover's completely revised guide is the book on training to compete. A book that's already sold close to 200,000 copies, The Competitive Runner's Handbook will now offer all the latest information needed to design basic training programs; special workouts to increase strength, endurance, and power; schedules and worksheets to ...
Competitive Debate: The Official Guide
Ph.D., Richard E. Edwards
The bible for debaters and their coaches. Nearly every high school and college in America has a debate club and/or a debate team. There are hundreds of competitions at the county and state level, culminating in heated national competitions. Yet, at many high schools and colleges, coaches are drawn from the history or English departments with little or no experience in the highly structured procedures of this popular discipline. And while ...
Competitive Advantage of Nations
Michael E. Porter
Now beyond its 11th printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter's The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter's groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire ...
The Competitive AR15 Builders Guide: How to Choose and Assemble All the Components to Construct Your Ultimate ...
Reasonably hot on the heels of the last AR15 book, The Competitive AR15: builders guide offers step-by-step instruction and insight that will help you build your own ultimate AR15. This book wasn't written for professional gunsmiths, but for those who have the desire and aptitude to tackle AR15 assembly on their own. It takes some tools, and know-how, and this book thoroughly covers it all! This book is for all who want to learn more about AR15 ...
Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes After the Cold War (Problems of International Politics)
Lucan A. Way
Cambridge University Press
Competitive authoritarian regimes - in which autocrats submit to meaningful multiparty elections but engage in serious democratic abuse - proliferated in the post-Cold War era. Based on a detailed study of 35 cases in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and post-communist Eurasia, this book explores the fate of competitive authoritarian regimes between 1990 and 2008. It finds that where social, economic, and technocratic ties to the West were ...
Runner's World Training Journal: A Daily Dose of Motivation, Training Tips & Running Wisdom for Every Kind of ...
The Editors of Runner's World
A revised edition of the ultimate week-by-week training journal for runners of all abilities— from the top experts in the sport Runner’s World Training Journal provides the perfect framework to help every kind of runner, from fitness joggers to competitive racers, track a year’s worth of runs. This updated and revised version includes the latest tips, advice, and motivation from the pros to keep runners going all year long. With ...
Competitive Strategies for the 21st Century: Theory, History, and Practice (Stanford Security Studies)
Stanford Security Studies
The U.S. today faces the most complex and challenging security environment in recent memory— even as it deals with growing constraints on its ability to respond to threats. Its most consequential challenge is the rise of China, which increasingly has the capability to deny the U.S. access to areas of vital national interest and to undermine alliances that have underpinned regional stability for over half a century. Thus, the time is right for ...
COMPETITIVE POSITIONING: Best Practices for Creating Brand Loyalty
Richard D. Czerniawski & Michael W. Maloney
Hudson House Publishing
It takes healthy brands to succeed in today s chaotic, fast-moving, competitive marketplace. Yet, marketers are confronted with, and their organizations are contributing to, an age of sameness, where products and services are virtually indistinguishable. The result is that customers are commoditizing categories and discriminating principally on price. Offering more and/or enhanced features is not enough to win customers and create loyalty. It s ...
Hell-Bent: Obsession, Pain, and the Search for Something Like Transcendence in Competitive Yoga
St. Martin's Press
Author Benjamin Lorr wandered into a yoga studio—and fell down a rabbit hole Hell-Bent explores a fascinating, often surreal world at the extremes of American yoga. Benjamin Lorr walked into his first yoga studio on a whim, overweight and curious, and quickly found the yoga reinventing his life. He was studying Bikram Yoga (or “hot yoga”) when a run-in with a master and competitive yoga champion led him into an obsessive ...
Competitive Selling: Out-Plan, Out-Think, and Out-Sell to Win Every Time
Become a Dominant Predator in today’s dog-eat-dog sales environment There’s a hard fact that we all have to face: Buyers have evolved. They’ve become shopaholics. They almost never consider a single vendor when making a buying decision. Instead, they call you— and your competitors—and choose from multiple options. They know that pitting you against your competition always works to their benefit. In today’s sales environment, ...
The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business
Rita Gunther McGrath
Harvard Business Review Press
Are you at risk of being trapped in an uncompetitive business? Chances are the strategies that worked well for you even a few years ago no longer deliver the results you need. Dramatic changes in business have unearthed a major gap between traditional approaches to strategy and the way the real world works now . In short, strategy is stuck. Most leaders are using frameworks that were designed for a different era of business and based on a ...
The Competitive Edge: Mental Preparation For Distance Running
The Competitive Edge explores the psychological factors that influence a distance runner's performance. The book is intended to help competitive runners get a handle on the 'inner game' of their sport and maximize their running potential. It covers such topics as: • the challenges posed by the psychological aspects of distance racing • the use of relaxation techniques to calm the body • the use of mental rehearsal to visualize and ...
Bridge Basics 2: Competitive Bidding
Baron Barclay Bridge
Covers the concepts needed when both sides are bidding for the contract. It introduces preemptive opening bids, overcalls and takeout doubles.
Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd
Why trying to be the best … competing like crazy … makes you mediocre Every few years a book—through a combination of the author’s unique voice, storytelling ability, wit, and insight—simply breaks the mold. Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is one example. Richard Feynman’s “ Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!” is another. Now comes Youngme Moon’s Different, a book for “people who don’t read business ...
Thinking Strategically: The Competitive Edge in Business, Politics, and Everyday Life
Avinash K. Dixit
Barry J. Nalebuff
W. W. Norton & Company
The international bestseller—don't compete without it! A major bestseller in Japan, Financial Times Top Ten book of the year, Book-of-the-Month Club bestseller, and required reading at the best business schools, Thinking Strategically is a crash course in outmaneauvering any rival. This entertaining guide builds on scores of case studies taken from business, sports, the movies, politics, and gambling. It outlines the basics of good ...
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