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Competing for the Future

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    Getting to the future first

    Great book by Gary Hamel (ex-professor at London Business School) and CK Prahalad (professor at University of Michigan). This book is based on several articles both have written for the Harvard Business Review. The book does not provide a great framework, but discusses the changes from the traditional strategic insights on a chapter-by-chapter way. The message of the book is to start thinking differently about strategy. Chapter 1 is an introduction to the various chapters of the book and is monumental (read this chapter if you short of time). Chapter 2 discusses the changes in the competitive challenge. Chapters 3 to 5 discusses the changes in finding the future. Chapters 6 and 7 discusses the changes in mobilising the future. Chapters 8 and 9 discusses the changes in getting to the future first. Chapter 10 explains the core competence perspective for which both authors have become famous, and which still has a big impact on the business world. Chapters 11 and 12 finalise this monumental book. 'Competing for the Future' is probably one of the greatest management books of the 1990s (Business Week's Management Book of 1994) and is good to read (simple US-English). It is perhaps not the greatest introduction into management/business administration, but it should give great inspiration to the more experienced workers/managers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2000

    A 'must' to any person interested in management and business strategy

    Anyone involved in consulting and managing organization must read this book. It presents a different point of view, compared top to some old management schools of taughts, on the important elements to have a successful organization in the future in an era where information must be translated into knowledge... where organization must focus on their core competencies to evolve...

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