Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/ Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:00:21 -0400 Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:18:18 -0400 10 Steps to Successful Strategic Planning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-steps-successful-strategic-planning <div>Author: Barksdale, Susan | Lund, Teri</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>One practice that often sets successful businesses apart from the rest is strategic planning. These organizations benefit not just from having a strategic plan, but from undergoing the strategic planning process itself...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy A Culture of Purpose http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/culture-purpose <div>Author: Lueneburger, Christoph</div> <div>Publisher: HarperBusiness</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>A Culture of Purpose</strong>, Christoph Lueneburger relates how leadership today faces the complex task of building a culture of purpose to power organizations. Pursuing a purpose rooted in commercial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy A Giant Cow-Tipping by Savages http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/giant-cow-tipping-savages <div>Author: Weir Close, John</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>A Giant Cow-Tipping by Savages </strong>by John Weir Close is both a narrative that tells the history of the modern mergers & acquisitions (M&A) industry, as well as a biography of many of its most...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy A Seat at the Table http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/seat-table <div>Author: Miller, Marc</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The word salesperson can have ugly connotations; it often reminds customers of disengaged product-pushers who sell without passion or purpose. If a salesperson can transcend that image, however, and help his customers...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Accelerating Out of the Great Recession http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/accelerating-out-great-recession <div>Author: Rhodes, David | Stelter, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The “great recession” has completely changed today’s economic climate. Consumers are buying less and saving more, banks are lending very little money, and conservationist policies are emerging from developed nations,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Always a Winner http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/always-winner <div>Author: Navarro, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Always a Winner</strong>, Peter Navarro makes the case that a recession can be substantially more damaging to an organization that any 10 competitors. He presents a comprehensive guide for executives to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy American Wheels Chinese Roads http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/american-wheels-chinese-roads <div>Author: Dunne, Michael J.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Michael Dunne is an American businessman with over 20 years of experience working in China in the automotive industry, initially as an industry consultant and more recently as an investment advisor. In <strong>American...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy An Insider's Guide to Building a Successful Consulting Practice http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/insiders-guide-building-successful-consulting-practice <div>Author: Katcher, Bruce K. | Snyder, Adam</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For people who long to be independent in their work and to make the most of their time, independent consulting may be the ideal. <strong>An Insider’s Guide to Building a Successful Consulting Practice</strong> by Bruce...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Answering the Ultimate Question http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/answering-ultimate-question <div>Author: Owen, Richard | Brooks, Laura</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Net Promoter - a multi-faceted program focused on increasing company growth through focused enhancement of customer loyalty - has been implemented in organizations worldwide. Many leading companies have demonstrated...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Army of Entrepreneurs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/army-entrepreneurs <div>Author: Prosek, Jennifer</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Businesses face a tough financial landscape today. To complicate matters further, the economy does not always function in a predictable or recognizable fashion. Large, well-established companies have faced great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy At the Crossroads http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crossroads <div>Author: Coltoff, Philip</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>At the Crossroads</strong>, Philip Coltoff examines how not-for-profit organizations can address today’s critical issues in ways that will help redefine their missions and expand their visions. Not-for-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Awesomely Simple http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/awesomely-simple <div>Author: Spence, John</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Any business will claim to have a vision for itself; it will also claim to have top talent, robust communications, and extreme customer focus. Likely though, its management gives itself higher marks in those areas than...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Be a Shortcut http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/be-shortcut <div>Author: Halford, Scott G.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Be a Shortcut</strong>, Scott Halford defines a shortcut as that indispensible person in the workplace who is always available when needed; who can be counted on to do the job right without complaint; and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Be the Best at What Matters Most http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/be-best-what-matters-most <div>Author: Calloway, Joe</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Be the Best at What Matters Most</strong>, business veteran Joe Calloway hammers home the idea that companies can be more effective and profitable by focusing on the few things that matter most to them and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Be the Elephant http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/be-elephant <div>Author: Kaplan, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: Workman Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Be the Elephant</strong>, marketing guru and best-selling author Steve Kaplan offers a detailed playbook for successfully growing businesses of all sorts and sizes, while exploring the ways a growing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Becoming a Category of One http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-category-one <div>Author: Calloway, Joe</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Becoming a Category of One, Joe Calloway states that a company must strive not to become a leader in a category, but to create a new category altogether and be the only company in it. In order to accomplish this, a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Becoming a Strategic Leader http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/becoming-strategic-leader <div>Author: Hughes, Richard L. | Beatty, Katherine Colarelli | Dinwoodie, David L.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Becoming a Strategic Leader</strong>, Richard L. Hughes, Katherine Colarelli Beatty, and David L. Dinwoodie outline a comprehensive and conceptual framework to help people understand the importance of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Behind the Cloud http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/behind-cloud <div>Author: Benioff, Marc | Adler, Carlye</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A software company that adapts the motto “No Software” is an unusual company indeed. A company that plots to do away with nearly every business convention – from sales and marketing models to the very hardware on which...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Beyond Good Company http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-good-company <div>Author: Googins, Bradley K. | Mirvis, Philip H. | Rochlin, Steven A.</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Executives today are confronted with a paradox. The public holds business leaders in low regard, mistrusts what they say and the motives behind what they do, and sees big companies as too powerful and much more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Beyond Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-performance <div>Author: Keller, Scott | Price, Colin</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Beyond Performance</strong>, Scott Keller and Colin Price strive to offer an explanation for why so few companies that achieve excellence are able to maintain it. They make their case with extensive research...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Beyond the Babble http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-babble <div>Author: Matha, Bob | Boehm, Macy</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Communication is one of the most important tools leaders can use to focus their employees on understanding, embracing, and delivering a company’s strategy. However, most individuals reach positions of leadership...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Blue Ocean Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/blue-ocean-strategy <div>Author: Kim, W. Chan | Mauborgne, Renée</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the continual quest for sustainable growth, companies have traditionally focused on the competition. They have fought over the same customers, tried to improve on the same benefits, and hoped to wring profits from a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Bricks Matter http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bricks-matter <div>Author: Cecere, Lora M. | Chase, Charles W., Jr.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Bricks Matter</strong>, Lora Cecere and Charles Chase, Jr., reveal the insights of 75 supply chain pioneers. They chart the evolution from inwardly focused, supply- oriented supply chain management toward...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Build, Borrow, or Buy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/build-borrow-or-buy <div>Author: Capron, Laurence | Mitchell, Will</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In&nbsp;<strong>Build, Borrow, or Buy</strong>, INSEAD’s Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell reveal that the more developed an organization’s process is for choosing resource pathways for growth, the more likely it will...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Building a Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-small-business-warren-buffett-would-love <div>Author: Brownlee, Adam</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Building a Small Business that Warren Buffett Would Love</strong>, Adam Brownlee covers basic principles and concepts that any owner or would-be owner of a small business will want to consider. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Building Strong Nonprofits http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-strong-nonprofits <div>Author: Olberding, John C. | Williams, Lisa Barnwell</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Great Recession has brought changes and challenges to all sectors of the economy, nonprofits included. <strong>Building Strong Nonprofits</strong>, edited by John C. Olberding and Lisa Barnwell Williams, is a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Building the High-Trust Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/building-high-trust-organization <div>Author: Shockley-Zalabak, Pamela S. | Morreale, Sherwyn P. | Hackman, Michael Z.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Trust is not just important; it is the main element of success for any organization. High-trust organizations grow faster, innovate and execute better, enjoy more stakeholder loyalty, and are more valuable than...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Business at the Speed of Now http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/business-speed-now <div>Author: Bernard, John M.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Business at the Speed of Now</strong>, John Bernard asserts that we are in the midst of the biggest economic shift in more than a century—the shift from an economy driven by mass production to an economy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Business Development for the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/business-development-biotechnology-and-pharmaceutical-industry <div>Author: Austin, Martin</div> <div>Publisher: Gower Publishing Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Business Development for the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry, Martin Austin describes the basic processes needed to identify new business opportunities and to bring pharmaceutical alliances to a successful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Calculating Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/calculating-success <div>Author: Hoffmann, Carl | Lesser, Eric | Ringo, Tim</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Calculating Success</strong>, Carl Hoffmann, Eric Lesser, and Tim Ringo combine their decades of experience in data analytics to explore how companies can make the best use of the data they collected...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy CEO Priorities http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ceo-priorities <div>Author: Giarratana, Neil</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>CEO Priorities</strong>, author Neil Giarratana addresses the most challenging issues facing chief executive officers in the twenty-first century. While being appointed a CEO offers limitless potential and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Chaotics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/chaotics <div>Author: Kotler, Philip | Caslione, John A.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to authors Philip Kotler and John A. Caslione in Chaotics, the world has entered the chaotic Age of Turbulence. To maneuver successfully through this, businesses need the Chaotics Management System - a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Chasing the Rabbit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/chasing-rabbit <div>Author: Spear, Steven J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Chasing the Rabbit</strong>, Steven J. Spear explores the characteristics of organizations that are consistently leaders in their field. In business, it is common to see industries in which one or two...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Citizen Engineer http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/citizen-engineer <div>Author: Douglas, David | Papadopoulos, Greg | Boutelle, John</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the past, an engineer’s primary focus was finding simple and elegant ways of implementing design requirements. To succeed today, however, engineers must also possess an understanding of environmental issues, legal...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Conquering the Chaos http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/conquering-chaos <div>Author: Venkatesan, Ravi</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Conquering the Chaos</strong>, Ravi Venkatesan draws on his experiences as the former chairman of Microsoft India and Cummins India to provide a blueprint for success in India. The book particularly focuses...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Corporate Agility http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-agility <div>Author: Grantham, Charles E. | Ware, James P. | Williamson, Cory</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today's volatile and unpredictable economy, corporate agility is a prerequisite for success. Consequently, traditionally managed companies which are plagued by excess real estate; costly, inflexible labor forces;...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Corporate Reputation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporate-reputation <div>Author: Gaines-Ross, Leslie</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Corporate crises, such as those resulting from the Three Mile Island nuclear accident and the Tylenol poisonings, have always been a part of business, but the number and magnitude of crises have increased greatly since...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Crisis of Character http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crisis-character <div>Author: Firestein, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Union Square Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Modern corporations face unprecedented challenges to remaining profitable, including demanding market conditions, constant public scrutiny via today’s technology, and increased awareness of environmental consequences...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Culture Shock http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/culture-shock <div>Author: McInnes, Will</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Culture Shock</strong>, Will McInnes argues that the 20th-century way of doing business needs to be laid to rest. In its place, McInnes envisions a 21st-century approach to organizational dynamics that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Custom Nation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/custom-nation <div>Author: Flynn, Anthony | Flynn Vencat, Emily</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Custom Nation</strong>, Anthony Flynn and Emily Flynn Vencat interview innovators and industry leaders from all corners of the global customization revolution to provide a comprehensive guide for anyone...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Deep Dive http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/deep-dive <div>Author: Horwath, Rich</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Written with engaging insights and quotes from a variety of thinkers ranging from Machiavelli to Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter, <strong>Deep Dive</strong> is a must-read for strategic CEOs. Author...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Deliver! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/deliver <div>Author: Champy, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Deliver!</strong>, management adviser Jim Champy takes a close look at five very different case studies of enterprises that have found ways to cut costs, improve efficiencies, or integrate new, sometimes...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Designing Matrix Organizations That Actually Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/designing-matrix-organizations-actually-work <div>Author: Galbraith, Jay R.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While more and more companies are interested in matrix organization structures, they can be challenging to implement. Jay R. Galbraith wrote Designing Matrix Organizations That Actually Work to demonstrate the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Designing the Smart Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/designing-smart-organization <div>Author: Deiser, Roland</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Roland Deiser’s <strong>Designing the Smart Organization </strong>tackles the challenges of initiating corporate learning programs in order to compete in today’s global market. Corporate learning programs are a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Doing More with Less http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/doing-more-less <div>Author: Piasecki, Bruce</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Benjamin Franklin advocated living with frugality, inventiveness, and diplomacy. In <strong>Doing More with Less</strong>, Bruce Piasecki suggests that the solution to many social and business problems lies in those...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Double Double http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/double-double <div>Author: Herold, Cameron</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Double Double</strong>, Cameron Herold offers a detailed plan for entrepreneurs who wish to double the size of their companies’ revenues and profits within three years. The steps he describes are simple,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Driving Excellence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/driving-excellence <div>Author: Aesch, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Driving Excellence</strong>, author Mark Aesch recounts the story of his experience as CEO of Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) during its transformation from a beleaguered bus...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Driving Results Through Social Networks http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/driving-results-through-social-networks <div>Author: Cross, Rob | Thomas, Robert J.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most leaders still rely too heavily on formal structures when designing their organizations and implementing strategy. However, these formal organizational structures often overlook the fact that every organization...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy e-Riches 2.0 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/e-riches-20 <div>Author: Fox, Scott C.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In order to be successful in business today, companies need to go beyond old marketing techniques and embrace new approaches made possible by the Internet. In <strong>e-Riches 2.0</strong>, Scott Fox uses his...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Edison in the Boardroom Revisited http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/edison-boardroom-revisited <div>Author: Harrison, Suzanne S. | Sullivan, Patrick H.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley, & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Intellectual property is valuable, yet too many companies fail to maximize its worth. Corporations that extract the most value from their IP meet to discuss best practices of IP management at the ICM Gathering. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Elevate http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/elevate <div>Author: Horwath, Rich</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In order to successfully use strategic thinking in business, leaders need to gain a clear perspective of what strategic thinking is and how to apply it, in order to bring about desired short- and long-term results....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Employees First, Customers Second http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/employees-first-customers-second <div>Author: Nayar, Vineet</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 2005, Vineet Nayar took over one of India’s leading suppliers of IT services. He saw a company doing well but headed for potential disaster as it failed to keep up with the pace of change in the industry. Just as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Enterprise Architecture as Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/enterprise-architecture-strategy <div>Author: Kaplan, Robert S. | Norton, David P.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Through ten years of research on more than 200 companies, Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill, and David C. Robertson have found what distinguishes top companies from others. Top companies digitize their businesses as much as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Enterprise Project Governance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/enterprise-project-governance <div>Author: Dinsmore, Paul C. | Rocha, Luiz</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Enterprise Project Governance</strong>, authors Paul C. Dinsmore and Luiz Rocha explain that large organizations need effective overall program and project management in order to succeed. Enterprise Project...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Everybody’s Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/everybodys-business <div>Author: Wilson, Dr. Marta</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Everybody’s Business</strong>, Dr. Marta Wilson explores different aspects of business, including performance assessment, the importance of business strategy, and how to sustain productivity, in order to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Evolve or Die http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/evolve-or-die <div>Author: Crow, Robin</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Evolve or Die</strong>, Robin Crow illustrates how those businesses that adapt the fastest are the ones that succeed the most. Amidst accelerating population growth, diminishing natural resources, increasing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Extract Value from Consultants http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/extract-value-consultants <div>Author: Perchthold, Gordon | Sutton, Jenny</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It has happened at too many corporations, both large and small: a new system or process is under consideration and management hires a consulting firm to tackle the new project. The consultants work for months, use...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Extreme Toyota http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/extreme-toyota <div>Author: Osono, Emi | Shimizu, Norihiko | Takeuchi, Hirotaka | Dorton, John Kyle</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Toyota is defined by contradictions. The auto company has a famously efficient production system, but appears to have heavy layers of management and a surplus of administrative employees. It has a stable history...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Failure Is Obsolete http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/failure-obsolete <div>Author: Rabhan, Benji</div> <div>Publisher: Morgan James Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Failure Is Obsolete</strong>, entrepreneur Benji Rabhan discusses his method for preventing failure and ensuring success in business. He points out that, in today’s high-paced information age, innovators...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Flash Foresight http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/flash-foresight <div>Author: Burrus, Daniel | Mann, John David</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Flash Foresight</strong>, author Daniel Burrus describes seven radical principles that enable people to better foresee the future, and walks readers through a step-by-step guide to understanding and applying...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Free http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/free <div>Author: Anderson, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The costs associated with technology are rapidly approaching zero at an unprecedented rate, while at the same time the digital world is increasingly moving into the physical realm as people are working and playing on...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fundamentals-enterprise-risk-management <div>Author: Hampton, John J.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For many years, managers analyzed risks separately, without considering how they affected the business entity as a whole. In many cases, risk management was handled by the company’s chief financial officer, who often...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Get Lucky http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/get-lucky <div>Author: Muller, Thor | Becker, Lane</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>Many entrepreneurs will claim that they got lucky or were in the right place at the right time when asked why or how their businesses succeeded when so many others fail. In <STRONG>Get Lucky</strong>, authors...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Get Your Business Funded http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/get-your-business-funded <div>Author: Strauss, Steven D.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every business needs money at one point or another in its lifespan. It needs money to get going and keep running, and if it wants to grow, it is going to need even more. Regardless of which phase a business is in,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Getting Naked http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/getting-naked <div>Author: Lencioni, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Even though vulnerability is key to building deep and lasting relationships, it is not usually associated with success in business. Professionals who understand the true value of vulnerability, however, are better...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Going Lean http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/going-lean-0 <div>Author: Smith, Amy C.</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many healthcare facilities struggle with providing quality healthcare in an efficient manner, so that the patient is discharged to the home or to the next level of care as quickly and as medically appropriate as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Good Works! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-works <div>Author: Kotler, Philip | Hessekiel, David | Lee, Nancy R.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Good Works!</strong> by Philip Kotler, David Hessekiel, and Nancy R. Lee provides actionable advice for corporate executives and managers on how to integrate marketing and corporate social initiatives into a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Grabbing Lightning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/grabbing-lightning <div>Author: O'Connor, Gina C.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Innovation—pioneering new ways of thinking and developing improved processes and products—is critical to business success. What is particularly needed is “breakthrough,” or radical, innovation—that which offers wholly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Great Business Teams http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-business-teams <div>Author: Guttman, Howard M.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Great teams stand apart from the rest. They are undaunted by the toughest business challenges and are not content with simply overcoming such challenges. Instead, they use them as opportunities for transformation. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Green to Gold http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/green-gold <div>Author: Esty, Daniel C. | Winston, Andrew S.</div> <div>Publisher: Yale University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Companies are facing an unavoidable new array of environmentally driven issues. Like any revolution, this new “Green Wave” presents an unprecedented challenge to business as usual. Organizations that do not add...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Grow the Core http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/grow-core <div>Author: Taylor, David</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>All companies are based on a core business, and all of these companies need to grow to survive. However, in an ever-changing and highly competitive marketplace, companies often focus more attention on trying to drive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Growth or Bust! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/growth-or-bust <div>Author: Faust, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Growth or Bust!</strong>, growth and turnaround consultant Mark Faust describes how most companies have the inherent ability to greatly increase growth, and describes methods that combine the creation of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy HBR Guide to Project Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-guide-project-management <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Editors</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Project management is a daunting task for both those who are new to the business world and seasoned veterans. Keeping a diverse group of people focused, motivated, on budget, and working together toward a common goal...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr%E2%80%99s-10-must-reads-strategy <div>Author: Harvard Business Review Editors</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Strategy forms the foundation of all successful companies, but developing an effective strategy and successfully executing it is a challenge for many. <strong>HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Strategy</strong>&nbsp;brings...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Healthcare Strategic Planning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/healthcare-strategic-planning <div>Author: Zuckerman, Alan M.</div> <div>Publisher: Healthcare Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Healthcare Strategic Planning</strong>, Alan M. Zuckerman explores the latest research and step-by-step processes involved in strategic planning. Strategic planning is an invaluable management tool that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy How to Sell Yourself http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-sell-yourself <div>Author: Lustberg, Arch</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everything a speaker does sends signals to members of the audience. Where we gaze, the way we speak or gesture, and the inflection in our voice all cause the audience to reach certain conclusions and judgments about...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy HR Transformation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hr-transformation <div>Author: Ulrich, Dave | Allen, Justin | Brockbank, Wayne | Younger, Jon | Nyman, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to the authors of <strong>HR Transformation</strong>, “a true HR transformation is an integrated, aligned, innovative, and business-focused approach to redefining how HR work is done within an organization so...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Identifying and Managing Project Risk http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/identifying-and-managing-project-risk <div>Author: Kendrick, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>All projects involve risk, and those projects that are successful generally have leaders who employ the best project management practices available. In his book <strong>Identifying and Managing Project Risk</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy If You're Not First, You're Last http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/if-youre-not-first-youre-last <div>Author: Cardone, Grant</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The concept of being first remains vital to all businesses no matter the economic conditions. Indeed, being foremost in value, sales, or market is never more important than when businesses are struggling to get by....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Improve Your Competitive Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/improve-your-competitive-strategy <div>Author: Zuckerman, Alan M.</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Until the early 1990s competition in the healthcare industry was friendly and almost completely harmless. Healthcare firms struggled to meet demand, and most markets required multiple entities to keep up with patient...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Improving Performance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/improving-performance <div>Author: Rummler, Geary A. | Brache, Alan P.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Managers are too often slaves to the vertical silos depicted on organizational charts. Instead, Geary A. Rummler and Alan P. Brache argue in <strong>Improving Performance</strong>, that managers should understand and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy In Search of the Obvious http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/search-obvious <div>Author: Trout, Jack</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The word obvious can be used to describe all of the most powerful and successful marketing strategies. Obvious solutions are often hidden in plain sight, and sometimes even ignored in favor of something more clever or...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Intelligent M&A http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/intelligent-ma <div>Author: Moeller, Scott | Brady, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Over the last half century, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have played a defining role in shaping the corporate landscape. In <strong>Intelligent M&A</strong>, Scott Moeller and Chris Brady illustrate that by...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy ISD From the Ground Up http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/isd-ground <div>Author: Hodell, Chuck</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>ISD From the Ground Up </strong>by Chuck Hodell provides the basics of good instructional system design (ISD), including practical ways to apply ISD principles. The book presents instructional design as a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy It’s All About Who You Hire, How They Lead, ... http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/its-all-about-who-you-hire <div>Author: Mandel, Morton L. | Byrne, John A.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>It’s All About Who You Hire, How They Lead, …</strong>, self-made billionaire Morton Mandel relates his own personal experiences in order to demonstrate his philosophies about business, the social sector,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy I’m Sorry I Broke Your Company http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/im-sorry-i-broke-your-company <div>Author: Phelan, Karen</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When seeking the best plan for running a company, management theories abound. Many organizations work with consultants and adopt one management methodology after another, but fail to derive the expected benefits. After...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Joining Forces http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/joining-forces <div>Author: Marks, Mitchell Lee | Mirvis, Philip H.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While mergers, acquisitions, and alliances are more common than ever in today’s strategic business climate, only 25 percent of all mergers succeed. In <strong>Joining Forces</strong>, authors Mitchell Lee Marks and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Just Good Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/just-good-business <div>Author: McElhaney, Kellie</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Faced with a growing marketplace of socially-savvy consumers, tuned-in suppliers and ecological buying practices, many businesses have begun to adopt corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies. In her book,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Leaders as Teachers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-teachers <div>Author: Betof, Edward</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 2000, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) was competing in a medical technology market that was much different than the one it had grown up in. The current market was fully globalized, and regulations were changing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Leaders Make the Future http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-make-future <div>Author: Johansen, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the future, the world will be filled with volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, or VUCA. Though the past has certainly seen its fair share of these things, the future will be more volatile, more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Leadership 2030 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-2030 <div>Author: Vielmetter, Georg | Sell, Yvonne</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Leadership 2030</strong>, Georg Vielmetter and Yvonne Sell provide a road map of the broad trends that are reshaping markets, cultures, and companies. Based on research with the Hay Group, a global...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-era-economic-uncertainty <div>Author: Charan, Ram</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty </strong>by Ram Charan is a common-sense guide outlining the management practices necessary to weather the current economic storm. Throughout the book Charan...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-culture-change <div>Author: Denison, Daniel | Hooijberg, Robert | Lane, Nancy | Lief, Colleen</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations</strong>, written by management consultant Daniel Denison and his colleagues, focuses on how organizational leaders can use culture as a major lever in creating...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Leading in Times of Crisis http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-times-crisis <div>Author: Dotlich, David L. | Cairo, Peter C. | Rhinesmith, Stephen H.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The challenges facing leaders today continue to grow as the needs of investors, customers, and employees conflict with one another. <strong>Leading in Times of Crisis </strong>by David L. Dotlich, Peter C. Cairo, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Lean but Agile http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lean-agile <div>Author: Rothwell, William J. | Graber, James | McCormick, Neil</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Lean but Agile</strong>, authors William J. Rothwell, James Graber, and Neil McCormick offer different perspectives for organizations concerned with both planning for and meeting organizational work and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Likeable Social Media http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/likeable-social-media <div>Author: Kerpen, Dave</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Social networks can host numerous conversations at one time with potentially thousands or even millions of people in what has become the world’s largest cocktail party. Those qualities that are deemed valuable at a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Make It Happen http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-it-happen <div>Author: McLaughlin, Daniel B.</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The failure to execute is a common problem in healthcare. Faced with a rapidly changing business environment, many progressive healthcare delivery organizations are now striving to become “high performance” health...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Making Sustainability Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-sustainability-work <div>Author: Epstein, Marc J.</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Marc J. Epstein’s book <strong>Making Sustainability Work </strong>is the ultimate “how-to” guide for business leaders who want to control their company’s social, environmental, and economic impacts. Drawing on decades...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Manager's Guide to Business Planning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-business-planning <div>Author: Capezio, Peter J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s competitive marketplace, a well-planned, well-executed business plan can make the difference between success and failure. When a business has implemented a successful planning process, every employee can see...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Managing Projects http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-projects <div>Author: Russell, Lou</div> <div>Publisher: Pfeiffer</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Managing Projects</strong>, Lou Russell employs a four-phase project management model: define, plan, manage, and review, to illustrate the nuts and bolts of project management. She prefaces the discussion...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Managing the Unexpected http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managing-unexpected <div>Author: Weick, Karl E. | Sutcliffe, Kathleen M.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Successful organizations know that they must deal with unexpected events with flexibility, adaptability, and alertness. They learn from their mistakes, are less concerned with blame, and promote communication. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Measure What Matters http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/measure-what-matters <div>Author: Paine, Katie Delahaye</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Social media has quickly taken ahold of society. Because of this rapid change, it is in a company’s best interest to develop a measurement program that will continuously collect information regarding specific...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Merge Ahead http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/merge-ahead <div>Author: Adolph, Gerald | Petitt, Justin | Sisk, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Mergers and acquisitions (M & A) and other corporate development deals have never been more important than they are today. But a variety of factors – including globalization, the speed with which deals are closed,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Military Misfortunes http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/military-misfortunes <div>Author: Cohen, Eliot J. | Gooch, John</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Even the world’s mightiest armies can suffer from a lack of leadership and dysfunctional organization, leading to catastrophic loss of life, political upheaval at home, and the ruination of careers for those...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy My Secret Life on the McJob http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/my-secret-life-mcjob <div>Author: Newman, Jerry</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In March 1998 Jerry Newman visited a fast food restaurant with his daughter for breakfast. In her breakfast sandwich was a finger from a plastic sanitary glove. That experience led Newman, a university business...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Never Mind the Bosses http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/never-mind-bosses <div>Author: Ryde, Robin</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Imprint</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Never Mind the Bosses</strong> by Robin Ryde introduces a management approach that eschews hierarchal leadership in favor of a more relaxed, informal management style that values the input and opinions of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Next-Generation Wellness at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/next-generation-wellness-work <div>Author: Overman, Stephenie</div> <div>Publisher: Praeger</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Next-Generation Wellness at Work, Stephenie Overman introduces the concept of Wellness programs in the workplace, and outlines the ways they can benefit an organization. A properly implemented wellness program can...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy No Magic Bullet http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/no-magic-bullet <div>Author: Willmore, Joe</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There are hundreds of best-selling books that claim to have the secret to organizational success. Additionally, there are thousands of business consultants who have made lucrative careers pushing programs that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Now...Build a Great Business! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nowbuild-great-business <div>Author: Thompson, Mark | Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today, competition is fierce and more determined than ever, and the challenges of business are greater and more demanding. The only way to survive and thrive is to build a great business that can withstand the economic...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Oracles http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/oracles <div>Author: Thompson, Donald N.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The “smartest guy in the room” is not more intelligent than the collective wisdom of a company’s entire workforce. However, most business organizations relinquish all decision-making responsibilities to one visionary...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Out-Executing the Competition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/out-executing-competition <div>Author: Rothman, Irv</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Irv Rothman describes <strong>Out-Executing the Competition</strong> as “chapters about evolution,” both professional and personal. By being open to lifelong learning, Rothman experienced a paradigm-shifting moment...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Peak http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/peak <div>Author: Conley, Chip</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the updated edition of <strong>Peak</strong>, Chip Conley presents a business lesson that is part memoir, part psychological manual, and part business guidebook. Taking his cues in business from the work of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Performance Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/performance-management <div>Author: Cokins, Gary</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The global business landscape has changed immensely over the past several decades according to author Gary Cokins, and it is time for the world’s business leaders to acknowledge that their organizations must change as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Plan B http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/plan-b <div>Author: Kord, David</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Plan B</strong>, David Kord Murray contends that one of the worst problems in business is the failure of detailed strategic plans that have taken a great deal of time and money to develop. The problem is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Predictable Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/predictable-success <div>Author: McKeown, Les</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Predictable Success</strong>, Les McKeown explains that any business, any organization—any group of any sort—that grows and reaches for success is going to go through certain steps and will have to endure...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Prescription for Lasting Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/prescription-lasting-success <div>Author: Reynolds, MD, PhD, Susan F.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizations are created by humans and have aspects similar to human health, and as a former emergency physician, Susan F. Reynolds approaches the health of an organization in the same manner she treats a human...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Pricing for Profit http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pricing-profit <div>Author: Furtwengler, Dale</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Who has never fretted that raising prices will cause a business to fail? Even those who know their products are the best may feel trapped by industry pricing if they do not know how to quantify and communicate value....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Pricing with Confidence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pricing-confidence <div>Author: Holden, Reed K. | Burton, Mark R.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Pricing with Confidence</strong>, Reed K. Holden and Mark R. Burton offer ten rules of engagement that put companies back in the driver’s seat during price negotiations. Their solution builds revenues and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Producing Prosperity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/producing-prosperity <div>Author: Pisano, Gary P. | Shih, Willy C.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Producing Prosperity</strong>, Gary P. Pisano and Willy C. Shih describe the catastrophic results of decades of misguided sourcing strategies and declining investment in manufacturing fields. They explain...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Public Relations in Asia Pacific http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/public-relations-asia-pacific <div>Author: Devereux, Mary M. | Peirson-Smith, Anne</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Public Relations in Asia Pacific</strong>, authors Mary M. Devereux and Anne Peirson-Smith draw on their combined 41 years of experience as public relations professionals and educators (almost entirely in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Putting Our DIFFERENCES to WORK http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/putting-our-differences-work <div>Author: Kennedy, Debbe</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Putting differences to work – creating an environment where diverse individuals can work more effectively to drive innovation and performance – has unlimited potential benefits. Unfortunately, however, organizations...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Repeatability http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/repeatability <div>Author: Zook, Chris | Allen, James</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s business world, successful strategies rely less on detailed blueprints than on a general plan that can be adapted as company needs and market demands change. In <strong>Repeatability</strong>, Chris Zook and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Repositioning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/repositioning <div>Author: Trout, Jack | Rivkin, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s fast-moving economy, successful companies often have to change course in order to keep up with the shifting demands of the market – essentially, they have to “reposition” themselves in the mind of the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Reshaping Retail http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reshaping-retail <div>Author: Niemeier, Stefan | Zocchi, Andrea | Catena, Marco</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As Stefan Niemeier, Andrea Zocchi, and Marco Catena explain in <strong>Reshaping Retail</strong>, digital technology is in the process of radically transforming the retail industry. Technological change has served...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Rethinking Risk http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rethinking-risk <div>Author: Koletar, Joseph W.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Risk plays a role in everyday life. While individuals take precautionary steps against risk without thinking about it, organizations and businesses take great strides to acknowledge and fight against risk. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Sales Growth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sales-growth <div>Author: Baumgartner, Thomas | Hatami, Homayoun | Vander Ark, Jon</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Sales Growth</strong>, Thomas Baumgartner, Homayoun Hatami, and Jon Vander Ark explore ways in which a company can increase its sales revenue and profitability, even in a bad economy. Their insights involve...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Secrets of the Marketing Masters http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secrets-marketing-masters <div>Author: Martin, Dick</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>With sweeping changes taking place in the culture and in the way we do business, companies have had to alter the way they conduct marketing and even the fundamental way they think about it. Marketing has taken on a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Seven Strategies to Improve Your Bottom Line http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/seven-strategies-improve-your-bottom-line <div>Author: Gee, E. Preston</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Seven Strategies to Improve Your Bottom Line</strong>, E. Preston Gee outlines different tools and strategies that can help healthcare executives cut costs and improve their hospital’s efficiency and overall...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Sidestep & Twist http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sidestep-twist <div>Author: Gardner, James</div> <div>Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Sidestep & Twist</strong>, James Gardner dispels the notion that companies that throw money into innovation will automatically have successful products and services. Instead, in many cases, companies...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Small Business Smarts http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/small-business-smarts <div>Author: O'Leary, Steve | Sheehan, Kim | Lentz, Sterling</div> <div>Publisher: Praeger</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although small businesses are in stiff competition with big box, large-franchise corporations that have multi-million-dollar marketing budgets, social media can help level the playing field. Social media sites such as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Smart Green http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-green <div>Author: Estes, Jonathan</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There was, perhaps, a time when people could credibly wonder whether human actions really play a role in determining the fate of the planet, but no longer. Awareness of green issues has reached a tipping point. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Smart Growth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-growth <div>Author: Hess, Edward D.</div> <div>Publisher: Columbia University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Smart Growth</strong>, Edward D. Hess challenges commonly held business beliefs that businesses must grow or die, growth is always good, public companies should grow smoothly and continuously, and quarterly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Smart or Lucky? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-or-lucky <div>Author: Hurwitz, Judith</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For three decades, Judith Hurwitz has been involved with the technology sector. In Smart or Lucky?, Hurwitz casts her expert eye on the technology sector, and the lessons learned from each fallen company that today’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Social Media at Work http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/social-media-work <div>Author: Jue, Arthur L. | Marr, Jackie Alcalde | Kassotakis, Mary Ellen</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever, and in order to succeed, savvy businesses are looking to the emerging world of social media to help employees build relationships and solve problems together. In <strong>...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Spark http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/spark <div>Author: Koller, Frank</div> <div>Publisher: PublicAffairs</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Spark</strong>, Frank Koller examines the employment policy of the 114-year-old Lincoln Electric Company, which has remained successful through two world wars, the Great Depression and other economic crises...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Staying Power http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/staying-power <div>Author: Cusumano, Michael A.</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Uncertainty is difficult to avoid. It can, however, be managed. Business leaders who do so effectively can provide their companies with increased competitive advantage and, as a result, more stability. Michael A....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Stirring It Up http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stirring-it <div>Author: Hirshberg, Gary</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Stirring It Up</strong>, Gary Hirshberg describes the mission behind Stonyfield Farm and catalogs the lessons he has learned while seeking profit via environmental sustainability over the past 25 years....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Strategic IQ http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategic-iq <div>Author: Wells, John R.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>In <STRONG>Strategic IQ</strong>, author John Wells issues a wake-up call to all companies—big and small, new or established, successful or floundering—about why businesses fail and what they must do to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Strategic Performance Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategic-performance-management <div>Author: Marr, Bernard</div> <div>Publisher: Butterworth Heinemann</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Strategic Performance Management</strong>, Bernard Marr combines his expertise, research, and observations into a detailed navigation of Strategic Performance Management, the process of managing and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Strategies for the Green Economy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategies-green-economy <div>Author: Makower, Joel</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many companies fear that adopting environmentally sustainable policies will reduce their profits or that trumpeting their achievements will only invite criticism from environmental activists that they failed to do more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Successful Acquisitions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/successful-acquisitions <div>Author: Braun, David</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>About three-quarters of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) fail to yield the positive outcomes the initiating companies expected. The failure rate is so high because most M&As are reactive, often impulse buys that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy SuperBusiness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/superbusiness <div>Author: Doherty, Fraser</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Young entrepreneurs are often viewed as overnight sensations or flukes in the business world. In<strong> SuperBusiness</strong>, Fraser Doherty shows that youth does not always equate with inexperience. He recounts how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Supply Chain Management Best Practices http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/supply-chain-management-best-practices <div>Author: Blanchard, David</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A supply chain includes all components of a business responsible for gathering the materials and services required to make a product, as well as the manufacture and shipment of the product to stores and, ultimately,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Tactical Transparency http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tactical-transparency <div>Author: Holtz, Shel | Havens, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Customers and investors demand much from modern companies. They require absolute integrity, full disclosure of financials and business practices, and dialogue with company managers, and in the age of social media they...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Talent http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/talent <div>Author: Edward E. Lawler III</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although human capital is potentially the most powerful source of competitive advantage, in today’s global business environment, it is becoming increasingly difficult to design organizations that can turn talent into...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Talk, Inc. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/talk-inc <div>Author: Groysberg, Boris | Slind, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Talk, Inc.</strong>, Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind show how companies are using a more intimate, interactive, and inclusive form of corporate communications to drive their businesses forward. They...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Telling Ain't Training http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/telling-aint-training <div>Author: Stolovitch, Harold D. | Keeps, Erica J. | Rosenberg, Marc J.</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Telling Ain’t Training</strong> presents an in-depth look at workplace training, adult learners, and the most effective tools for conveying and absorbing knowledge. By switching the focus from the information...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Terrorism and Disaster Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/terrorism-and-disaster-management <div>Author: McGlown, K. Joanne</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the years following September 11, 2001, communities around the world have scrambled to address the threat of terrorism and protect themselves from its occurrence. Public healthcare in the United States is slowly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The 1 Hour Plan for Growth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/1-hour-plan-growth <div>Author: Calhoon, Joe</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The 1 Hour Plan for Growth</strong>, Joe Calhoon proposes a method for developing a business growth plan in one hour that can be written on a single sheet of paper. Calhoon offers his planning methodology to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The 4 Disciplines of Execution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/4-disciplines-execution <div>Author: McChesney, Chris | Covey, Sean | Huling, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>After leaders decide on a strategy, their biggest challenge is motivating people to implement their plans at high levels of excellence. Although business schools teach people how to develop strategies, they rarely...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/advantage <div>Author: Lencioni, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Organizational health represents a company’s greatest source of advantage. It forms the context for every important function, ranging from strategy to finance, marketing, technology, and more. Cultivating...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Age Curve http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/age-curve <div>Author: Gronbach, Kenneth W.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Thoroughly understanding the customer is essential to every successful business. This requires knowing the age, characteristics, wants, and needs of those who buy a particular good or service. But, as Kenneth Gronbach...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The AMA Handbook of Public Relations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ama-handbook-public-relations <div>Author: Dilenschneider, Robert L.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A strong Internet presence is vital to any consumer-oriented company. In addition to an effective website, companies must make use of social networking sites as well as blogs and microblogs. Certainly, the old media of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Art of War http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-war <div>Author: Tzu, Sun</div> <div>Publisher: El Paso Norte Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Art of War</strong> was written in China around the 6th century BCE. The writings are attributed to Sun Tzu, a valiant general of that time. The text includes not only the writings of the original author...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Behavior Breakthrough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/behavior-breakthrough <div>Author: Jacobs, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group, LLC</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>New results require new behaviors. That is the premise behind <strong>The Behavior Breakthrough </strong>by Steve Jacobs and his colleagues. Leaders who want to transform their organizations, or who simply want to take...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Brand Bubble http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/brand-bubble <div>Author: Gerzema, John | Lebar, Ed</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>More than products or human capital, supply chains or customer service, a strong brand is the single most valuable asset a company can own. But upon close examination, many of the world’s biggest brands are squandering...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Bridge at the Edge of the World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bridge-edge-world <div>Author: Speth, James Gustave</div> <div>Publisher: Yale University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Environmental expert and activist James Gustave Speth discusses the causes of and potential solutions to the current global environmental crisis in his book <strong>The Bridge at the Edge of the World</strong>. He...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Business Model Innovation Factory http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/business-model-innovation-factory <div>Author: Kaplan, Saul</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Business Model Innovation Factory</strong>, Saul Kaplan introduces the concept of business model innovation factories, the 15 principles associated with that concept, and how these factories can benefit...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The CEO’s Boss http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ceos-boss <div>Author: Klepper, William M.</div> <div>Publisher: Columbia University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Effective corporate governance in a turbulent economy depends on a strong and productive partnership between a company’s board of directors and its CEO. But such partnerships are not easy to create or maintain, as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Change Cycle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/change-cycle <div>Author: Salerno, Ann | Brock, Lillie</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although change is usually unpredictable, the process of how people move through life’s change can be anticipated. In <strong>The Change Cycle</strong>, Ann Salerno and Lillie Brock provide readers with the six...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Collaboration Economy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/collaboration-economy <div>Author: Lowitt, Eric</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Collaboration Economy</strong>, Eric Lowitt puts forth a call to action for the public, private, and social sectors to work together to improve the environment, the economy, and ultimately, the world....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Complexity Crisis http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/complexity-crisis <div>Author: Mariotti, John L.</div> <div>Publisher: Adams Media</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It happens to the best of companies. The quest for higher profits in markets where growth is low or non-existent results in higher revenues with lower profit margins. This problem can go undetected for months because...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Credible Company http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/credible-company <div>Author: D'Aprix, Roger</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Why is it that there is a record number of employees who no longer trust the management of the companies for whom they work? What is being lost – or left unsaid – in the communication between executive leadership and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Culture Secret http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/culture-secret <div>Author: Vik, David</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Culture Secret</strong>, Dr. David Vik explains how the creation of a superior corporate culture will lead to tremendous gains in profitability, employee effectiveness and commitment, customer loyalty,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Customer Rules http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/customer-rules <div>Author: Beemer, C. Britt | Shook, Robert L.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>C. Britt Beemer and Robert L. Shook’s <strong>The Customer Rules </strong>presents the argument that the world’s most successful companies are those with an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction. According to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Deciding Factor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/deciding-factor <div>Author: Rosenberger, Larry | Nash, John</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Deciding Factor</strong>, industry experts Larry Rosenberger and John Nash show how an organization can make better decisions through a combination of data, mathematics, and software, and ultimately...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Elephant in the Boardroom http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/elephant-boardroom <div>Author: Furnham, Adrian</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/communication">Communication</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most business leaders get to the top because they have long records of accomplishment and success. But a significant number eventually derail, after wreaking havoc among employees and causing long-term damage to the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The End of Competitive Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/end-competitive-advantage <div>Author: Gunther McGrath, Rita</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Yesterday’s approaches to business strategy largely share the fundamental goal of developing and maintaining a sustainable competitive advantage. In <strong>The End of Competitive Advantage</strong>, strategy expert...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Essential Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/essential-advantage <div>Author: Leinwand, Paul | Mainardi, Cesare</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In a business world where restructurings and mergers have become the norm, many business leaders are looking for ways to make cuts that allow them to keep top talent while still running flourishing companies. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Failure of Risk Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/failure-risk-management <div>Author: Hubbard, Douglas W.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Failure of Risk Management</strong> shows readers how to identify and fix the most common problems in risk management. Ineffective risk management methods, often touted as “best practices,” are passed from...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Firefly Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/firefly-effect <div>Author: Douglas, Kimberley</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>What does the ideal organic team look like? <strong>The Firefly Effect </strong>addresses the key characteristics that compose creative, energetic, and productive teams and discusses practical methods leaders can use...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Five Literacies of Global Leadership http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/five-literacies-global-leadership <div>Author: Hames, Richard David</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The pace of life has accelerated at an amazing rate over the last few centuries. Rapid technological advancement has completely changed the way businesses operate. Global borders have blurred and geography has little...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/five-most-important-questions-you-will-ever-ask-about-your-organization <div>Author: Drucker, Peter F. | Collins, Jim | Kotler, Philip | Kouzes, James | Rodin, Judith | Rangan, V.Kasturi</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Attaining organizational excellence begins by asking the right questions, and often the ones that appear simplest are both the most difficult and the most vital to answer. Peter F. Drucker, the seminal writer on the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Future of Boards http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/future-boards <div>Author: Lorsch, Jay W. (editor)</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As business becomes increasingly global, corporations are becoming more complex, therefore effective governance is vital to their continued existence. In <strong>The Future of Boards</strong>, Jay W. Lorsch, professor...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The GE Work-Out http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ge-work-out <div>Author: Ulrich, Dave | Kerr, Steve | Ashkenas, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Employees at GE have a deeply engrained and internalized process for addressing and solving the company’s problems quickly, simply, and with the involvement of people who will ultimately carry out the decision. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Good Fail http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-fail <div>Author: Latman, Richard Keith</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Good Fail</strong>, Richard Keith Latman tells the story of his company, Microworkz, and share the lessons he has drawn over time from its failure. Latman defines a “good fail” as one where the learning...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Good Struggle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/good-struggle <div>Author: Badaracco, Joseph L.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Good Struggle</strong>, Joseph Badaracco asserts that responsible leadership and managerial courage in a market-driven economy is essential to an organization’s success. While markets provide great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Granularity of Growth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/granularity-growth <div>Author: Viguerie, Patrick | Smit, Sven | Baghai, Mehrdad</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It is undeniable that companies need growth to continue to thrive in today’s marketplace. The question that lingers in the minds of many organizational leaders – particularly those representing large companies – is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Human Side of Mergers and Acquisitions http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/human-side-mergers-and-acquisitions <div>Author: Buono, Anthony F. | Bowditch, James L.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Human Side of Mergers and Acquisitions</strong>, authors Anthony F. Buono and James Bowditch define mergers as two companies combining to become one, and acquisitions as one company purchasing and taking...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Inside Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/inside-advantage <div>Author: Bloom, Robert H. | Conti, Dave</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Robert H. Bloom believes that every company inherently possesses the leverage they need to launch their product or service toward greatness. <strong>The Inside Advantage</strong> explains the strategy and tools...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Instant Survivor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/instant-survivor <div>Author: Moorhead, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many problems can assail an organization or its employees, and in <strong>The Instant Survivor</strong>, Jim Moorhead outlines methods that major companies and leaders use to respond to crises. Crises can cause people...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Lean Enterprise http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lean-enterprise-0 <div>Author: Owens, Trevor | Fernandez, Obie</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many large organizations want to be innovative, but innovation can be difficult for them because they are too tied to their legacy brands to embrace disruptive innovations. Staffers with an entrepreneurial bent often...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Long Tail http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/long-tail <div>Author: Anderson, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><div> <p>Since star-struck Hollywood’s heyday, our consumer culture has been based primarily on a popularity contest. A relatively small number of “hits” in the market landscape gobble up the largest share of buyers’...</p></div></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Manager's Guide to Rewards http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/managers-guide-rewards <div>Author: Jensen, Doug | Stark, Mel | McMullen, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most books written about compensation and rewards are targeted at human resource professionals. But with more and more frontline managers making decisions about employee rewards, practical guidance is needed about how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Market-Driven Supply Chain http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/market-driven-supply-chain <div>Author: Burrows III, Robert P.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM,</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For the last 40 years, supply-driven sales and operations planning (S&OP) has been a consistent management process for the manufacturing and distribution of consumer and industrial products. However, in today’s...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Marketing Accountability Imperative http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/marketing-accountability-imperative <div>Author: Dunn, Michael E. | Halsall, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Marketing opportunities have exploded in the last decade, increasing customer touch-points far beyond the traditional print, television, radio, and out-of-home categories. At the same time, audience groups have become...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Moment of Clarity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/moment-clarity <div>Author: Madsbjerg, Christian | Rasmussen, Mikkel B.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Moment of Clarity</strong>, Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel B. Rasmussen explain how traditional, data-driven problem-solving methods often fail to achieve results because they are founded on imperfect...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Negotiation Book http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/negotiation-book <div>Author: Gates, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In<strong> The Negotiation Book</strong>, author Steve Gates describes the traits required to maximize the value of each business negotiation in order to become a Complete Skilled Negotiator. As the founder and CEO of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The New Corporate Facts of Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-corporate-facts-life <div>Author: Rivenburgh, Diana</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Though many people think the government holds the ultimate responsibility for solving society’s problems, in today’s rapidly changing world it is businesses that will harness the forces of change to create a better,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The New Rules of Retail http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-rules-retail <div>Author: Lewis, Robin | Dart, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In The New Rules of Retail, Robin Lewis and Michael Dart examine the changes in the consumer and retail industry since the 1800s. To understand the patterns of these changes over the past few decades, the authors bring...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The New Workforce Challenge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-workforce-challenge <div>Author: Hatum, Andrés</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The New Workforce Challenge</strong>, Andrés Hatum aims to help companies meet the challenge of absorbing the technologically savvy millennial generation into the workforce at the very time that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Pirate Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pirate-organization <div>Author: Durand, Rodolphe | Vergne, Jean-Philippe</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Pirate Organization</strong>, Rodolphe Durand and Jean-Philippe Vergne present a compelling thesis: piracy does not undermine capitalism. In fact, piracy is a key driver of capitalism. Throughout history...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Power of Business Process Improvement http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-business-process-improvement <div>Author: Page, Susan</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most aspects of business equate to a process. However, those processes are frequently not as efficient or effective as they could be. Business process improvement or BPI can help companies demonstrate greater customer...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Power of LEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-leo <div>Author: Chowdhury, Subir</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Despite business management’s best efforts, quality improvement cannot be achieved through piecemeal changes or the efforts of a single, specialized department alone. According to quality expert Subir Chowdhury, true...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Primary Care–Market Share Connection http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/primary-care%E2%80%93market-share-connection <div>Author: Halley, Marc D.</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Primary Care-Market Share Connection</strong>, author Marc D. Halley discusses how many healthcare-related companies have a difficult time creating business models that are both sustainable and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Profitable Consultant http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/profitable-consultant <div>Author: Niblick, Jay</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Profitable Consultant</strong> tells beginning management consultants how and why to get started. Jay Niblick advocates and explains processes called “education-based marketing” and “the diagnostic sales...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Purpose Linked Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/purpose-linked-organization <div>Author: Love, Alaina | Cugnon, Marc</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/teams">Teams</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The key to high performance in the workplace goes beyond traditional “hard skills” — passion is an essential element of productivity. Employees who are able to identify a “passion and purpose” in their lives experience...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Pursuit of Something Better http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pursuit-something-better <div>Author: Esler, Dave | Kruger, Myra</div> <div>Publisher: New Ridge Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Pursuit of Something Better</strong>, authors Dave Esler and Myra Kruger tell the story of U.S. Cellular’s revolutionary transformation under the leadership of CEO Jack Rooney. Rooney’s instrument of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Red Queen Among Organizations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/red-queen-among-organizations <div>Author: Barnett, William P.</div> <div>Publisher: Princeton University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In Lewis Carroll’s <em>Through the Looking Glass</em>, the Red Queen leads Alice on a chase after which neither character has moved from the spot where they began. Evolutionary biologists refer to this race as “the Red...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Remedy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/remedy <div>Author: Dennis, Pascal</div> <div>Publisher: Lean Productivity Network</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Whereas Lean thinking has traditionally been applied to manufacturing, it has great potential to improve other areas of operation as well. It can even benefit organizations that are not involved in manufacturing. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Responsibility Revolution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/responsibility-revolution <div>Author: Hollender, Jeffrey | Breen, Bill | Senge, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many businesses claim to be in the forefront of corporate responsibility but in reality their concern is higher stock prices, and executive bonuses. Such companies are not responsible, and their corporate behavior is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rise-and-fall-strategic-planning <div>Author: Mintzberg, Henry</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his now-classic study, <strong>The Rise and Fall of Strategic Planning</strong>, Henry Mintzberg traces the origins of strategic planning, describes its demise, diagnoses why it failed, identifies important...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Services Shift http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/services-shift <div>Author: Kennedy, Robert E. | Sharma, Ajay</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While twenty-first century managers are well-versed in the phenomenon of globalized manufacturing (the physical production of goods outside of a company’s country of operation), the details and implications of a more...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Shift http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/shift <div>Author: Davis, Scott M. | Kotler, Philip</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the past, marketing was viewed as a function that simply provided sales support. However, marketing has now become a strategic growth driver and is essential in communicating customer insights throughout the company...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Spider's Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/spiders-strategy <div>Author: Mukherjee, Amit S.</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Business leaders of today face tremendous challenges. Global data capabilities allow work production across distributed networks, requiring that companies manage the flow of raw material, work-in-process, money, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Story of Purpose http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/story-purpose <div>Author: Reiman, Joey</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>American corporations have always been concerned with enhancing shareholder value, but most companies are finding that younger consumers want something more out of companies than the products they make. Instead, they...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Supply-Based Advantage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/supply-based-advantage <div>Author: Rogers, Stephen C.</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The notion of the supply chain as a strategic driver is not a new one, but the ability to implement that ideal is rare. Today’s supply chain and supplier management is more than an opportunity to save money and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Surprising Solution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/surprising-solution <div>Author: Piasecki, Bruce</div> <div>Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The world is changing at lightning speed, and only companies that understand the new realities of the global marketplace and pursue both innovation and sustainability will be equipped to prosper. In <strong>The...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy The Three Signs of a Miserable Job http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/three-signs-miserable-job <div>Author: Lencioni, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Miserable jobs – those that breed deep cynicism, unhappiness, and frustration – exist across all industries and status levels. Unfortunately, far too many employees experience job misery each day. Not only can this...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Thinking Forward http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/thinking-forward <div>Author: Griffith, John R. | White, Kenneth R. | Cahill, Patricia</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>“Thinking forward” is the phrase used by Patricia Cahill, president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), to describe the process that put CHI on the road to its current success. Thinking forward is the way CHI...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Tilt http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tilt <div>Author: Dawar, Niraj</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>It used to be that businesses gained competitive advantage by having the best products and selling them at competitive prices. They focused their efforts upstream—on production processes, materials sourcing, and the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Toyota Supply Chain Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/toyota-supply-chain-management <div>Author: Iyer, Anath V. | Seshadri, Sridhar | Vasher, Roy</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When it comes to efficient production and operational excellence, Toyota’s reputation is world-class. As a company, it has been the standard-bearer for innovation, continuous improvement, and lean manufacturing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Toyota Under Fire http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/toyota-under-fire <div>Author: Liker, Jeffrey K. | Ogden, Timothy N.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Toyota Under Fire</strong>, authors Jeffrey Liker and Timothy Ogden recount how Toyota Motor Corporation effectively dealt with serious allegations concerning the safety of its automobiles while struggling...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Transnational Leadership Development http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/transnational-leadership-development <div>Author: Fisher-Yoshida, Beth | Geller, Kathy D.</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership-development">Leadership Development</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Advances in technology have broken down borders, bridged oceans, and created relationships between people and cultures where none had existed before. Because of these changes, cultural differences need to be...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Transparency http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/transparency <div>Author: Bennis, Warren | Goleman, Daniel | O'Toole, James | Biederman, Patricia Ward</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Transparency</strong>, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, James O’Toole, and Patricia Ward Biederman use three essays to explore the complexities of transparency and reflect on becoming a transparent leader,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy True Alignment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/true-alignment <div>Author: Papke, Edgar</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>To successfully understand and create alignment in today’s evolving global marketplace, leaders need a systemic structure to guide their efforts. In <strong>True Alignment</strong>, Edgar Papke argues that the four-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy True Story http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/true-story <div>Author: Montague, Ty</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The true story of every business can be found in its actions. Those that use a combination of story and action to create a clearly defined purpose can pique the public’s interest and gain customers. In <strong>True...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Understanding Michael Porter http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/understanding-michael-porter <div>Author: Magretta, Joan</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Understanding Michael Porter</strong>, Joan Magretta distills the essential principles taught by business guru Michael Porter in developing winning strategies that produce sustainable competitive advantages...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Value http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/value <div>Author: Dobbs, Richard | Huyett, Bill | Koller, Tim</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In market economies, value is a very important metric. Investors want the value of their funds to grow in ways that compensate them for risk, as well as for the interest they sacrificed by not investing elsewhere. To...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Value Stream Mapping http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/value-stream-mapping <div>Author: Martin, Karen | Osterling, Mike</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many organizations struggle to succeed because they lack a holistic view and understanding of exactly how their work gets done. Business consultants Karen Martin and Mike Osterling recommend businesses remedy this...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Viral Loop http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/viral-loop <div>Author: Penenberg, Adam L.</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The startling technological advances of the Internet age have changed the way we think, the way we play, and the way we work. As a result, the arena for business success is more open and expansive than it has ever been...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy What It Takes http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-it-takes <div>Author: Ellis, Charles D.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What It Takes</strong>, businessman and teacher Charles D. Ellis describes the seven secrets of companies and firms that are not simply “good,” but the definitive leaders in their fields. These secrets of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy What the U.S. Can Learn from China http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-us-can-learn-china <div>Author: Lee, Ann</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What the U.S. Can Learn from China</strong>, Ann Lee discusses ways in which the United States can improve its economy, governance, and confidence by looking to China. The U.S. economy is the worst since the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy What Works http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-works-0 <div>Author: Cornish, Robert | Seabrook, Wil</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Robert Cornish and Wil Seabrook started a company to improve clients’ sales, but they do not classify their business as an advertising, marketing, or PR firm; instead, they call it a “strategic relations agency.”...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy What You Need to Know about Starting a Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-you-need-know-about-starting-business <div>Author: Duncan, Kevin</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What You Need to Know about Starting a Business</strong>, Kevin Duncan offers would-be entrepreneurs a crash course in setting up any kind of business. He provides advice and tips on everything from refining...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy What You Need to Know About Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-you-need-know-about-strategy <div>Author: Whitehead, Jo</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every organization, large or small, needs a strategy—a pathway to achieving its overarching goals. But needing a strategy and knowing how to create one are two very different things. While information about strategies...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy What Your CEO Needs to Know About Sales Compensation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-your-ceo-needs-know <div>Author: Donnolo, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM,</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A company’s sales compensation plan represents one of its most significant drivers of performance and growth. Nevertheless, too often senior executives fail to recognize critical incongruities between sales strategies...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy When Growth Stalls http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/when-growth-stalls <div>Author: McKee, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Almost every company in the world will eventually face a period of stalled growth. This phenomenon occurs in every industry, and affects businesses both large and small. Stalled growth affects well-managed companies,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy When Talent Isn’t Enough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/when-talent-isnt-enough <div>Author: Fischer, Kristen</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When creative professionals become freelancers, starting part-time or full-time businesses of their own, talent is just one part of the equation. In &nbsp;<strong>When Talent Isn’tnough</strong>, Kristen Fischer...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Why Some Companies Emerge Stronger and Better from a Crisis http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/why-some-companies-emerge-stronger-and-better-crisis <div>Author: Mitroff, Ian I.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Until very recently, companies thought of accidents as natural or normal. Natural disasters such as fires and floods have always existed and most companies know how to use risk management to protect themselves. But...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy Winning http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/winning-0 <div>Author: Welch, Jack | Welch, Suzy</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch is continually asked questions from people who want to know more about getting business right. Most of the questions boiled down to: “What does it take to win?” In <strong>Winning...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy World Famous http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/world-famous <div>Author: Tyreman, David</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Understanding brand identity is crucial for every business; yet, few actually have a well-defined brand identity that inspires legions of loyal followers. Companies that are the most successful, that consistently...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Strategy