The Lords of Strategy

The Lords of Strategy Author Walter Kiechel
ISBN-10 9781591397823
Release 2010
Pages 347
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Journalist and editor Walter Kiechel recounts the birth and evolution of strategy, arguably the most influential business paradigm of the past half century and the trials and triumphs of the disruptors who invented it.



Lords of Strategy

Lords of Strategy Author Walter Kiechel
ISBN-10 9781422157312
Release 2010-03-03
Pages 368
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Imagine, if you can, the world of business - without corporate strategy. Remarkably, fifty years ago that's the way it was. Businesses made plans, certainly, but without understanding the underlying dynamics of competition, costs, and customers. It was like trying to design a large-scale engineering project without knowing the laws of physics. But in the 1960s, four mavericks and their posses instigated a profound shift in thinking that turbocharged business as never before, with implications far beyond what even they imagined. In The Lords of Strategy, renowned business journalist and editor Walter Kiechel tells, for the first time, the story of the four men who invented corporate strategy as we know it and set in motion the modern, multibillion-dollar consulting industry: Bruce Henderson, founder of Boston Consulting Group Bill Bain, creator of Bain & Company Fred Gluck, longtime Managing Director of McKinsey & Company Michael Porter, Harvard Business School professor Providing a window into how to think about strategy today, Kiechel tells their story with novelistic flair. At times inspiring, at times nearly terrifying, this book is a revealing account of how these iconoclasts and the organizations they led revolutionized the way we think about business, changed the very soul of the corporation, and transformed the way we work.



Lords of the Realm III

Lords of the Realm III Author David Cook
ISBN-10 0761542809
Release 2004-03-01
Pages 208
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Catapult yourself into the Middle Ages! ·Exclusive multiplayer secrets ·Complete tactics for winning all scenarios and campaigns ·Critical maps for every area ·Details on every vassal in the game ·Everything you need to know about being a successful lord in the Middle Ages—castle building and design, making armies, warfare and conquest, politics and diplomacy, resource management



Castlevania

Castlevania Author Tim Bogenn
ISBN-10 0744012597
Release 2010
Pages 254
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Spilguide til strategispillet Castlevania - Lords of Shadow



Lords of Magic

Lords of Magic Author Joe Grant Bell
ISBN-10 0761511474
Release 1997
Pages 311
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• Strategies and tactics take you from initial conquests to late-stage domination • The art and sorcery completely de-mystified • Detailed stats on all units! • Multiplayer tips to lord over your enemies About the Author Joe Grant Bell is the author of the Online Games Guide, Myth: The Fallen Lords, and Command & Conquer: Red Alert — Secrets and Solutions Unauthorized among other Prima Entertainment titles.



Competitive Strategy

Competitive Strategy Author Michael E. Porter
ISBN-10 9781416590354
Release 2008-06-30
Pages 432
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Now nearing its sixtieth 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 tools yet developed: his three generic strategies—lowest cost, differentiation, and focus—which bring structure to the task of strategic positioning. He shows how competitive advantage can be defined in terms of relative cost and relative prices, thus linking it directly to profitability, and presents a whole new perspective on how profit is created and divided. In the almost two decades since publication, Porter's framework for predicting competitor behavior has transformed the way in which companies look at their rivals and has given rise to the new discipline of competitor assessment. More than a million managers in both large and small companies, investment analysts, consultants, students, and scholars throughout the world have internalized Porter's ideas and applied them to assess industries, understand competitors, and choose competitive positions. The ideas in the book address the underlying fundamentals of competition in a way that is independent of the specifics of the ways companies go about competing. Competitive Strategy has filled a void in management thinking. It provides an enduring foundation and grounding point on which all subsequent work can be built. By bringing a disciplined structure to the question of how firms achieve superior profitability, Porter’s rich frameworks and deep insights comprise a sophisticated view of competition unsurpassed in the last quarter-century.



The McKinsey Way

The McKinsey Way Author Ethan Rasiel
ISBN-10 9780071368834
Release 1999-02-22
Pages 187
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"If more business books were as useful, concise, and just plain fun to read as THE MCKINSEY WAY, the business world would be a better place." --Julie Bick, best-selling author of ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW IN BUSINESS I LEARNED AT MICROSOFT. "Enlivened by witty anecdotes, THE MCKINSEY WAY contains valuable lessons on widely diverse topics such as marketing, interviewing, team-building, and brainstorming." --Paul H. Zipkin, Vice-Dean, The Fuqua School of Business It's been called "a breeding ground for gurus." McKinsey & Company is the gold-standard consulting firm whose alumni include titans such as "In Search of Excellence" author Tom Peters, Harvey Golub of American Express, and Japan's Kenichi Ohmae. When Fortune 100 corporations are stymied, it's the "McKinsey-ites" whom they call for help. In THE MCKINSEY WAY, former McKinsey associate Ethan Rasiel lifts the veil to show you how the secretive McKinsey works its magic, and helps you emulate the firm's well-honed practices in problem solving, communication, and management. He shows you how McKinsey-ites think about business problems and how they work at solving them, explaining the way McKinsey approaches every aspect of a task: How McKinsey recruits and molds its elite consultants; How to "sell without selling"; How to use facts, not fear them; Techniques to jump-start research and make brainstorming more productive; How to build and keep a team at the top its game; Powerful presentation methods, including the famous waterfall chart, rarely seen outside McKinsey; How to get ultimate "buy-in" to your findings; Survival tips for working in high-pressure organizations. Both a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most admired and secretive companies in the business world and a toolkit of problem-solving techniques without peer, THE MCKINSEY WAY is fascinating reading that empowers every business decision maker to become a better strategic player in any organization.



Good Strategy Bad Strategy

Good Strategy Bad Strategy Author Richard Rumelt
ISBN-10 9781847657466
Release 2011-06-09
Pages 336
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When Richard Rumelt's Good Strategy/Bad Strategy was published in 2011, it immediately struck a chord, calling out as bad strategy the mish-mash of pop culture, motivational slogans and business buzz speak so often and misleadingly masquerading as the real thing. Since then, his original and pragmatic ideas have won fans around the world and continue to help readers to recognise and avoid the elements of bad strategy and adopt good, action-oriented strategies that honestly acknowledge the challenges being faced and offer straightforward approaches to overcoming them. Strategy should not be equated with ambition, leadership, vision or planning; rather, it is coherent action backed by an argument. For Rumelt, the heart of good strategy is insight into the hidden power in any situation, and into an appropriate response - whether launching a new product, fighting a war or putting a man on the moon. Drawing on examples of the good and the bad from across all sectors and all ages, he shows how this insight can be cultivated with a wide variety of tools that lead to better thinking and better strategy, strategy that cuts through the hype and gets results.



The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy

The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy Author Carl W. Stern
ISBN-10 9781118429129
Release 2012-06-14
Pages 432
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A collection of the best thinking from one of the most innovative management consulting firms in the world For more than forty years, The Boston Consulting Group has been shaping strategic thinking in business. The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy offers a broad and up-to-date selection of the firm's best ideas on strategy with fresh ideas, insights, and practical lessons for managers, executives, and entrepreneurs in every industry. Here's a sampling of the provocative thinking you'll find inside: "You have to be the scientist of your own life and be astonished four times:at what is, what always has been, what once was, and what could be." "The majority of products in most companies are cash traps . . . .[They] are not only worthless, but a perpetual drain on corporate resources." "Use more debt than your competition or get out of the business." "When information flows freely, reputation, more than reciprocity,becomes the basis for trust." "As a strategic weapon, time is the equivalent of money, productivity,quality, even innovation." "When brands become business systems, brand management becomes far too important to leave to the marketing department." "The winning organization of the future will look more like a collection ofjazz ensembles than a symphony orchestra." "Most of our organizations today derive from a model whose original purpose was to control creativity." "Rather than being an obstacle, uncertainty is the very engine of transformation in a business, a continuous source of new opportunities." "IP assets lack clear property lines. Every bit of intellectual property you can own comes with connections to other valuable innovations."



The Firm

The Firm Author Duff McDonald
ISBN-10 9781780743936
Release 2014-06-02
Pages 400
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They helped invent the bar code. They revolutionized business schools and created the corporate practices that now rule our world. They reinvented the idea of American capitalism and aggressively exported it across the globe. McKinsey employees are trusted and distrusted, loved and despised. They are doing behind-the-scenes work for the most powerful people in the world, and their ranks of alumni include the chairman of HSBC and William Hague. Renowned financial journalist Duff McDonald uncovers how these high-priced business savants have ushered in waves of structural, financial, and technological shifts but also become mired in controversy across the years. Discover how the firm both endorsed and celebrated Enron’s disastrous corporate structure and how they’ve been instrumental in the Coalition’s controversial NHS reforms. Are they worth their astronomical fees? And what do firms and governments actually get for their money? Based on exclusive interviews with key McKinsey players and written in gripping prose, this is a revealing window onto one of the most secretive and powerful companies in the world.



Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II Author David S. J. Hodgson
ISBN-10 9780761547488
Release 2004
Pages 301
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You are the Republic's only hope . . . or biggest threat. ·Detailed stats, equipment, and ability descriptions for all party members ·Covers all main allies and foes ·Exhaustive Jedi Mastery helps you master each Jedi class ·Detailed maps for every planet and location ·Construct the ultimate weapon and armor kits with our expert workbench tips ·All Secret Powers unearthed! ·All Jedi Party Members Revealed! ·The best ranged and melee weapons combat tested and approved!



Lords of Waterdeep

Lords of Waterdeep Author Peter (CRT) Lee
ISBN-10 0786959916
Release 2012
Pages 23
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"The ... game is played in eight rounds. The player with the most Victory points at the end of the final round is the winner" -- P. 2, Rulebook.



The Behavior Breakthrough

The Behavior Breakthrough Author Steve Jacobs
ISBN-10 9781608324194
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 256
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What’s the secret to superior execution? Is it brilliant strategy? Better processes? Superior technology? No. None of these suffices individually, or even in combination. To perform well over the long term, to make everyone’s valiant efforts work and “stick,” you need another ingredient, something basic and seemingly ordinary: behavior. New results require new behavior. It’s that simple—and that difficult. The Behavior Breakthrough reveals the quiet revolution that is underway in pioneering and successful organizations. Their people routinely focus on “move the needle” priorities, they skillfully identify the new actions that are required to win, and they consistently perform them. In this compelling book, organizational behavior expert Steve Jacobs and his colleagues explain how these companies do it, presenting the game-changer for new business results. They offer lessons on identifying high-impact behavior, fostering it, and building new and lasting competitive advantage. Moreover, they share the important implications of behavioral leadership for breakthroughs in executing business plans, coaching for elite performance, guiding large-scale change, building culture, and accelerating talent strategies. Distilling decades of research and experience, the authors deliver a career-changing and life-changing book that will give you “new eyes,” simple models for everyday use, and inspiring and instructive stories of Fortune 500 leaders who have won big results.



Lords of the Realm II

Lords of the Realm II Author Bart Farkas
ISBN-10 076150947X
Release 1996-11-01
Pages 143
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Life's tough in the 13th century: The peasants demand food, the blacksmith needs iron, the battles are bloody. Not to worry! GetLords of the Realm II: The Official Strategy Guideand learn: How to feed your people and forge your weapons Strategy options and their effects Details on weapons, castles, and terrain The art of diplomacy -- the velvet glove and the mailed fist The finer points of computer or head-to-head play About the Author Bart Farkasis Editor-in-Chief ofInside Mac Gamesand the author ofWing Commander IV Unauthorized Secrets and Solutions(Prima).



Lords of Finance

Lords of Finance Author Liaquat Ahamed
ISBN-10 159420182X
Release 2009-01
Pages 564
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Argues that the stock market crash of 1929 and subsequent Depression occurred as a result of poor decisions on the part of four central bankers who jointly attempted to reconstruct international finance by reinstating the gold standard.



Strategy Safari

Strategy Safari Author Henry Mintzberg
ISBN-10 0743270576
Release 2005-06-06
Pages 416
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Based on comprehensive research into strategic planning literature and its military antecedents, the successor to The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning offers a penetrating analysis of the ten dominant schools of strategic thought. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.



The Lords of the Realm

The Lords of the Realm Author John Helyar
ISBN-10 9780307801425
Release 2011-07-27
Pages 640
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"The ultimate chronicle of the games behind the game."—The New York Times Book Review Baseball has always inspired rhapsodic elegies on the glory of man and golden memories of wonderful times. But what you see on the field is only half the game. In this fascinating, colorful chronicle—based on hundreds of interviews and years of research and digging—John Helyar brings to vivid life the extraordinary people and dramatic events that shaped America's favorite pastime, from the dead-ball days at the turn of the century through the great strike of 1994. Witness zealous Judge Landis banish eight players, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, after the infamous "Black Sox" scandal; the flamboyant A's owner Charlie Finley wheel and deal his star players, Vida Blue and Rollie Fingers, like a deck of cards; the hysterical bidding war of coveted free agent Catfish Hunter; the chain-smoking romantic, A. Bartlett Giamatti, locking horns with Pete Rose during his gambling days of summer; and much more. Praise for The Lords of the Realm "A must-read for baseball fans . . . reads like a suspense novel."—Kirkus Reviews "Refreshingly hard-headed . . . the only book you'll need to read on the subject."—Newsday "Lots of stories . . . well told, amusing . . . edifying."—The Washington Post