Tag Archives: Competitive Advantage

Avoid Fair Fights (But Fight Fair)

Whether we are competing in our core business, starting a new business venture, or looking to win a new, large job or project, we need to focus our energies on areas where we have a competitive advantage. We need to … Continue reading

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Getting It Done: Achieving Twice as Much in Half the Time

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5 Steps to Creating a Unique Strategic Vision

Today, companies struggle to consistently increase sales and profits faster than the overall market. In too many cases, these companies lack a unique strategic vision that would differentiate the company and its products and services from the competition. Instead, their … Continue reading

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Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity

Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity, written by Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn, is an excellent reminder to all of us to rail against complexity and keep things simple. Even though I summarize some of the key points below, I … Continue reading

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Understanding Michael Porter: An Indispensable Handbook on Strategy

Published in December 2011, Joan Magretta’s Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy, is an excellent and timely book about business strategy. It discusses the ideas and frameworks from the guru of business strategy, Michael Porter. I … Continue reading

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The Management Myth (Matthew Stewart)

The Management Myth: Why the Experts Keep Getting It Wrong: Matthew Stewart In this book, the author, Matthew Stewart, interlaces accounts of his life as a consultant with a critique of current consultant and management thought. His overall view is … Continue reading

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