"Growth is the oxygen of business. Growing companies thrive; shrinking companies die. In DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH, Michael Treacy warns that many companies these days are suffering not because of the equity bubble, the terrorist threat, a stagnant economy, the war in Iraq, or any of the other excuses so often invoked." This book has 224 pages. The book is a SIGNED copy from the author, Michael Treacy. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: The bestselling author of The Discipline of Market Leaders reveals how companies can achieve sustained growth.
In their 1995 blockbuster The Discipline of Market Leaders, Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema explained how great companies dominated their markets by offering superior value propositions. Now Treacy is back with an equally groundbreaking book-revealing how great companies master growth each year and how all businesses can identify and exploit opportunities for increased revenues, gross margins, and profits.
Treacy's main point is simple-it really is possible to grow your business by 10 percent or more, year after year, in good times and bad, without cheating. Great companies already know how to do it, and the rest of us can learn their strategies and do the same thing. Using case studies from industry leaders such as Dell Computer, Home Depot, and GE, he shows the five steps that are imperative to ensure growth:
€ keep the growth you have already earned
€ look for growth where it's likely to be found
€ take business from your competitors
Treacy believes that any business can grow at a consistent double-digit rate, and with Double-Digit Growth, managers and investors now have the tools to achieve that lofty goal and maintain corporate success.
Review: After Michael Treacy finished writing his bestseller, The Discipline of Market Leaders, he continued to track the companies profiled to answer one major question: how do market-leading companies foster growth? In Double-Digit Growth: How Great Companies Achieve It—No Matter What the MIT Management Professor addresses this problem with a five-part portfolio of management disciplines. He offers case studies of well-known and little-known companies that have achieved growth year after year based on this diversified approach.
His first three disciplines--"keep the growth you have already earned," "take business from your competitors," and "show up where the growth is going to happen"--may seem obvious, and even beyond the control of the average executive. But Treacy provides frameworks for applying each as business practice, not just wishful thinking. His fourth and fifth disciplines, "invade adjacent markets" and "invest in new lines of business," are perhaps the most controversial. Here, though, he is not advising rampant conglomeration. Rather, he stresses the need for acquisitions and expansions made based on reliable data predicting long-term growth with risk spread over diversified investments.
Treacy is not presenting a step-by-step formula for success. Through his quick, readable prose he offers instead a course in mental re-training for executives. A management team must construct tools for tracking and measuring its success against each of the five growth disciplines, and it must build a corporate culture that instills growth as a core goal. While he offers no guarantees, his arguments are compelling, and the nuanced management strategies he suggests seem a plausible base for attaining predictable growth. --Patrick O’Kelley
Título: Double-Digit Growth : How Great Companies ...
Año de publicación: 2003
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: First Printing
Descripción Portfolio Hardcover, 2003. Estado de conservación: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP3196485
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