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See below for a selection of the latest books from Business strategy category. Presented with a red border are the Business strategy books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Business strategy books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Organic Growth Disciplines A Strategic Framework for Imagining Business Growth Opportunities

Organic Growth Disciplines A Strategic Framework for Imagining Business Growth Opportunities

Author: Devanathan Sudharshan Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/09/2019

If your firm doesn't grow sustainably, can you grow professionally? Growth should be an integral part of every company, and organic internal growth must be carefully managed in order to foster successful and sustainable growth. In Organic Growth Disciplines, business expert Devanathan Sudharshan introduces a new framework for exploring the fuzzy front end of the search for growth opportunities. Bringing together six organic growth disciplines, this new approach arms readers with a language to use in professional discussions on the growth-based future of their firms. The disciplines detailed are rooted in explorations of opportunities involving knowledge, technology, needs, customers, pricing, leveraging, and acceleration. Looking at examples from businesses and industries at the forefront of today's society, including Google, Apple and Amazon, and Zappos, this book not only looks at what organic growth disciplines are, but also how to implement them in your company. Written for both practitioners and students, this fresh look at growing organically provokes its readers to imagine new horizons. It is an invaluable addition to existing books on new product, technology, and strategic management.

The Business Analysis Handbook Techniques and Questions to Deliver Better Business Outcomes

The Business Analysis Handbook Techniques and Questions to Deliver Better Business Outcomes

Author: Helen Winter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2019

The business analyst role can cover a wide range of responsibilities, including the elicitation and documenting of business requirements, upfront strategic work, design and implementation phases. Typical difficulties faced by analysts include stakeholders who disagree or don't know their requirements, handling estimates and project deadlines that conflict, and what to do if all the requirements are top priority. The Business Analysis Handbook offers practical solutions to these and other common problems which arise when uncovering requirements or conducting business analysis. Getting requirements right is difficult; this book offers guidance on delivering the right project results, avoiding extra cost and work, and increasing the benefits to the organization. The Business Analysis Handbook provides an understanding of the analyst role and the soft skills required, and outlines industry standard tools and techniques with guidelines on their use to suit the most appropriate situations. Covering methodologies such as Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN), this essential guide also includes standard templates to save time and ensure nothing important is missed.

Fad-Free Strategy Rigorous Methods to Help Executives Make Strategic Choices Confidently

Fad-Free Strategy Rigorous Methods to Help Executives Make Strategic Choices Confidently

Author: Daniel Deneffe, Herman Vantrappen Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2019

Fad-Free Strategy provides a ground-breaking approach to making better business strategy decisions: more efficient, open to out-of-the-box opportunities and evidence-based. Most strategy books focus on Grand Strategy, the process that leads to high-level recommendations or, more accurately, hypotheses about where and how to compete. While this book briefly covers critical Grand Strategy practices, it deep-dives into Operational Strategy, the process of validation, adaptation and possible rejection of those hypotheses. Operational Strategy is based on an in-depth understanding of customer preferences and anticipating the choices they make. Those choices rather than managers' ambitions determine whether a strategy will generate the aspired financial results. The book explains, by means of detailed real-world cases across industries, how to generate validated solutions to any strategic problem such as: How to enter successfully into new markets, either as an innovator or as a latecomer? How to defend one's position against aggressive new entrants? Or how to sustain margins when price is the only thing customers seem to care about? This remarkable book contains expert advice from accomplished strategic advisors and thought leaders Daniel Deneffe and Herman Vantrappen. Fad-Free Strategy will be a useful tool for smart business executives at mainstream companies who are disappointed with strategy fads and simplistic solutions based on cherry-picked, anecdotal evidence from today's hero companies. It will also appeal to economics faculty members teaching graduate courses in business strategy who are looking for an economics-based strategy textbook that is both rigorous and comprehensive. The book's core ideas have been taught successfully in continuing and executive education programs at Harvard University and Hult International Business School.

The Decision Maker's Playbook 12 Mental Tactics for Thinking More Clearly, Navigating Uncertainty, and Making Smarter Choices

The Decision Maker's Playbook 12 Mental Tactics for Thinking More Clearly, Navigating Uncertainty, and Making Smarter Choices

Author: Simon Mueller, Julia Dhar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2019

The Decision Maker's Playbook is an easy-to-use, how-to toolkit to improve managers' decision making, using visualisations, relevant examples and actionable checklists that cater to its main target group: analytically interested, busy managers and entrepreneurs. The Decision Maker's Playbook will help readers navigate a complex world. Along the four chapters of the books, it will help you in: 1. Collective Evidence 2. Connecting the Dots 3. Crafting the Approach 4. Complete the Mission The Decision Maker's Playbook is your personal toolbox to help you make better decisions. It offers practical advice to help you understand, analyse and shape your world. As simplified representations of reality, the models portrayed in this book allow us to see patterns, identify relationships, and view the world from different vantage points. They help us understand and break up complex phenomena into tractable pieces. From Unknown unknowns over Fat Tails to Counterfactuals, this book will make lesser known but highly relevant models available for immediate use - in a visual way, supported by applicable case studies and without jargon.

The Synergy of Business Theory and Practice Advancing the Practical Application of Scholarly Research

The Synergy of Business Theory and Practice Advancing the Practical Application of Scholarly Research

Author: Alkis Thrassou Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/08/2019

The lack of congruence between theory and practice in business remains a widely discussed topic. This lack of synergy is quietly and elusively becoming the Achilles' heel of contemporary scholarly business research and, by extension, of business in general. Focusing on the deviation of means and ends between business theory and practice, this book comprises thirteen chapters, which present an array of theoretical and geographical contexts, and aim to bring scholarly thinking and scientific analysis together with managerial rationale and practical applications. Presenting valuable insights and demonstrating an equalised perception of the theorisation of practice, and reversely, the practicality of theory, this innovative book signifies a new philosophy of scientific work and provides thought-provoking reading for scholars in a range of business sub-disciplines.

Pricing Strategy Implementation Translating Pricing Strategy into Results

Pricing Strategy Implementation Translating Pricing Strategy into Results

Author: Andreas (Hinterhuber and Partners, Austria) Hinterhuber, Stephan M. Liozu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2019

Pricing can truly transform organizations. The impact of pricing on organizations is a result of two factors: pricing strategy development and the implementation of these strategies. Implementation is arguably the most difficult part in the pricing strategy process where even seasoned practitioners demand guidance. Pricing strategy development requires creativity, analytical rigor and an ability to master the internal political competition for scarce resources, but it takes place in a well-defined environment. Fast forward to strategy implementation: competitors that stubbornly fail to behave according to assumptions, new entrants, internal resistance, new opportunities, changing customer preferences, leadership changes, regulatory interventions, or market growth rates that change unexpectedly are some of the intervening variables between the pricing strategy originally developed and the strategy actually implemented. This book provides the theories and best practices that enable the effective implementation of pricing strategies. It offers: a best practice overview on how to convert a pricing strategy into superior results insights from current academic research on driving profits via pricing strategy implementation examples on how to deal with digital transformation in the context of pricing tools and insights into how to overcome internal resistance, align the organization, and forge win-win relationships with customers Taking a new approach, Pricing Strategy Implementation is a critical and practical tool for practicing executives and managers, as well as academics and researchers in pricing, marketing strategy and strategic management.

Pricing Strategy Implementation Translating Pricing Strategy into Results

Pricing Strategy Implementation Translating Pricing Strategy into Results

Author: Andreas (Hinterhuber and Partners, Austria) Hinterhuber, Stephan M. Liozu Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2019

Pricing can truly transform organizations. The impact of pricing on organizations is a result of two factors: pricing strategy development and the implementation of these strategies. Implementation is arguably the most difficult part in the pricing strategy process where even seasoned practitioners demand guidance. Pricing strategy development requires creativity, analytical rigor and an ability to master the internal political competition for scarce resources, but it takes place in a well-defined environment. Fast forward to strategy implementation: competitors that stubbornly fail to behave according to assumptions, new entrants, internal resistance, new opportunities, changing customer preferences, leadership changes, regulatory interventions, or market growth rates that change unexpectedly are some of the intervening variables between the pricing strategy originally developed and the strategy actually implemented. This book provides the theories and best practices that enable the effective implementation of pricing strategies. It offers: a best practice overview on how to convert a pricing strategy into superior results insights from current academic research on driving profits via pricing strategy implementation examples on how to deal with digital transformation in the context of pricing tools and insights into how to overcome internal resistance, align the organization, and forge win-win relationships with customers Taking a new approach, Pricing Strategy Implementation is a critical and practical tool for practicing executives and managers, as well as academics and researchers in pricing, marketing strategy and strategic management.

Systems Thinking for Management Consultants Introducing Holistic Flexibility

Systems Thinking for Management Consultants Introducing Holistic Flexibility

Author: Rajneesh Chowdhury Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2019

This book discusses how systems thinking and approaches can aid management consultants in navigating the complexities of client advisory in current realities. It thereby brings to the forefront aspects of holism, flexibility and responsibility - the keys to success in today's world. Management consultants are called in to offer an independent expert view of an organisation/ a situation and are expected to address some of the most pressing problems businesses face. The client does not exist in a silo, but in a complex environment that lies at the intersection of a range of internal and external factors that are often unseen and unpredictable. The organisation itself presents an alien territory that the consultant is expected to acclimatise to within a very short period of time, and come up with solutions that insiders would not have been able to visualise. The book presents a range of ideas, concepts and reference cases that are relevant and topical for consultants in their daily work. It argues that systems thinking allows holism and flexibility in management consulting - while holism is about the ability to encompass the environmental and organisational complexity, flexibility is about the ability to think creatively and adopt different approaches to accommodate this complexity. With commentaries, case studies, conceptual models and perspectives that cut across multiple industries, sectors and countries, this book is a valuable resource for academics and professionals alike. The book's inner pages and its page on Springer.com contain additional comments providing perspectives of clients, industry experts and academia.

Progress in Performance Management Industry Insights and Case Studies on Principles, Application Tools, and Practice

Progress in Performance Management Industry Insights and Case Studies on Principles, Application Tools, and Practice

Author: Marc Helmold, Warda Samara Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/08/2019

This book provides a holistic and pragmatic approach to performance management throughout the business value chain, and demonstrates the optimal design and use of performance management in order to achieve competitive advantage. A wealth of best practices, case studies and real-world examples are used to reveal the diversity of performance measurement methods, methodologies and principles in practice. Readers will gain comprehensive insights into the status quo of performance management, including primary functions such as supply, operations and sales, and secondary functions like finance, human resources, and information systems. Focusing on `best-in-class' performance excellence, the book offers the ideal guide for any organization pursuing competitive advantages across all corporate functions and focusing on value-adding activities.

Thank You For Disrupting The Disruptive Business Philosophies of The World's Great Entrepreneurs

Thank You For Disrupting The Disruptive Business Philosophies of The World's Great Entrepreneurs

Author: Jean-Marie Dru Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/08/2019

The business ideas and innovation philosophies of the world's great entrepreneurs--for anyone to implement in any business Steve Jobs. Jeff Bezos. Larry Page. Sergey Brin. Zhang Ruimin. Marc Benioff. Millions of words have been written about the great entrepreneurs of the world. This book is not about describing their achievements. Nor is it about their charisma, personal trials, or their place in popular culture. We have all heard or read about them already. This book is about the entrepreneur, the thinker. It is about the grand ideas, the disruptive thoughts, the innovative underpinnings and business philosophies that gave rise to their achievements. Thank You For Disrupting: The Disruptive Business Philosophies of The World's Great Entrepreneurs examines 20 of the most significant business leaders of our time. Author Jean-Marie Dru, himself a disruptor who coined the term decades ago, explains not only the impact these leaders have had on their own companies, but also their immense influence on the business world as a whole. Each chapter is replete with in-depth analyses, insightful comments, and personal observations from the author, including discussions covering the experimentation and platforms of Jeff Bezos, to the recruitment policies and core values of Sergey Brin and Larry Page, to the complete CSR and company activism of Paul Polman, and many more. Illustrating how the vision of a disruptive innovator can reach far beyond his or her company, this engaging book encourages and inspires readers to become disruptors in in their own businesses. The Disruptive Business Philosophies of The World's Great Entrepreneurs is a must-read for anyone interested in the why and how behind the most significant and influential business achievements of our time.