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Three Moves Ahead What Chess Can Teach You About Business

by Bob Rice

Three Moves Ahead What Chess Can Teach You About Business Synopsis

Three Moves Ahead shows how classic chess strategies address the #1 problem of Information Age executives: how to move quickly in the face of incalculable complexities and unexpected change. This witty and novel guide, written for non-players, is packed with scores of real-world examples showing how top CEOs use Grandmaster techniques to win on Wall Street. Readers will see how a strong square strategy drove Adobe s rise from niche player to industry giant, as well as Western Union s success through a hundred years of technology changes. They ll learn how AOL has played a crucial exchange sacrifice to revive its fortunes, and how Google is taking turf from Microsoft with a minority attack. Most importantly these days, they ll find out what to do when you don't know what to do, and avoid the fate of companies like Polaroid, Gateway, and our dearly departed Ma Bell. A fun ride from Apprentice to Business Grandmaster. Grab it! Donald Trump Bob Rice (Short Hills, NJ) was a long-time partner at Wall Street's prestigious Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, and McCloy. He left to start a software venture that was purchased by Viewpoint, a NASDAQ company of which he later became CEO. He is currently a Managing Partner of Tangent Capital, which structures financial products for hedge funds, and a member of the New York Angels venture finance group. Along the way, Bob served as Commissioner of the Professional Chess Association, founded the Wall Street Chess Club, ran numerous international chess events and produced a successful Speedchess series for ESPN.

Three Moves Ahead What Chess Can Teach You About Business Press Reviews

In his thought-provoking, chess-themed book on business strategizing, Rice asserts that beginning and intermediate players tend to focus on which pieces are positioned to take or be taken, but when grandmasters examine the board they look at the squares. Rice makes fitting comparisons between chess pieces and actors in the corporate world. Lowest-level workers are compared to pawns, middle managers to knights, director-level executives to bishops and vice presidents to rooks. The central them of this book is that you have to have a plan, event if it's a bad one, to succeed in both chess and business. The idea is to adjust your plan as the game proceeds in response to the moves of the opposition. --McClatchy-Tribune News Service, April 26, 2008

Book Information

ISBN: 9780470178218
Publication date: 25th April 2008
Author: Bob Rice
Publisher: Jossey Bass Wiley an imprint of John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Business strategy,

About Bob Rice

The Author Bob Rice was a longtime partner at Wall Street's prestigious Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, and McCloy. He left to start a software venture that was purchased by Viewpoint, a NASDAQ company of which he later became CEO. He is currently a managing partner of Tangent Capital, which structures financial products for hedge funds, and a member of the New York Angels venture finance group. Rice served as Commissioner of the Professional Chess Association, founded the Wall Street Chess Club, ran numerous international chess events, and produced a successful Speedchess series for ESPN.

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