Accelerating out of the Great Recession: How to Win in a Slow-Growth Economy: How to Win in a Slow-Growth Economy [NOOK Book]

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"What better opportunity than now to strengthen your business and come out of the recession even stronger? David Rhodes and Daniel Stelter provide an easy-to-understand perspective on the current economic environment, and some practical strategies to help readers come out ahead. A timely read for all who care about their business."

—Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever



"This is the most comprehensive assessment of ...

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Accelerating out of the Great Recession: How to Win in a Slow-Growth Economy: How to Win in a Slow-Growth Economy

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Overview

"What better opportunity than now to strengthen your business and come out of the recession even stronger? David Rhodes and Daniel Stelter provide an easy-to-understand perspective on the current economic environment, and some practical strategies to help readers come out ahead. A timely read for all who care about their business."

—Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever



"This is the most comprehensive assessment of the global economy that I've seen and is a must-read for any business, economic, or governmental-related leader".

Jeff M. Fettig, Chairman & CEO, Whirlpool Corporation



“A fascinating account of the causal factors of the meltdown and what we can do to avoid repetition.”

Sanjay Khosla, Executive Vice President and President, International for Kraft Foods



"This book combines brilliant analysis and strategic insight with a clear message: Companies that want to play a role in tomorrow's markets must act immediately. There's no place for complacency. The opportunities in the post-crisis world are good--and better than many might think."

Dr. Jürgen Hambrecht, CEO, BASF



"The lessons from companies that came out winners during past recessions are invaluable in the current context. Rhodes and Stelter strike a welcome note of optimism in today's tough times by showing that companies can do a lot to thrive when the global economy is struggling."

Dr. Dieter Zetsche, CEO, Daimler



"There are great lessons for today's chief executives: well-managed companies can prosper in the downturn and accelerate faster than their competitors in the upturn. Rhodes and Stelter have dug deep into history to vividly show how companies can do it."

Dr. Martin C. Halusa, CEO, Apax Partners Worldwide LLP



From the world's leading business strategy consultancy comes this essential guide to prospering in the aftermath of what is being called the Great Recession



Accelerating Out of the Great Recession, by The Boston Consulting Group's David Rhodes and Daniel Stelter, is a call to action for today's executives. It shows how companies can win in a slow-growth economy by seizing the initiative--differentiating themselves from less fleet-footed rivals and executing their strategies with single-minded determination.



It combines comprehensive and big-picture analysis of the global economic meltdown with smart management advice on how to win in an era of greater competition. The book is underpinned by a historical review of great companies that survived and thrived in past downturns, along with two new surveys of top executives and insights drawn from discussions with corporate leaders around the world. As such, it offers the clearest, most authoritative assessment yet of some present-day trends and "new realities"--and what they mean for business.



Accelerating Out of the Great Recession shows today's executives how to:



  • Learn from the decisive actions taken by companies such as General Electric, IBM, and Proctor & Gamble in order to accelerate out of past downturns


  • Take the fight to your competitors--diversify and expand now, while other businesses are affected by the downtown


  • Shake off conventional wisdom to protect and grow your market share


  • Develop a new managerial mindset for today's tough times




Backed by exceptional research and outstanding, up-to-the-minute advice, Accelerating Out of the Great Recession explains the magnitude and enduring nature of changes that have taken place in the global economy and how you can outperform today to create and sustain an advantage over your competitors for the long haul.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071740524
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • Publication date: 2/10/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

David Rhodes is a senior partner and managing director of the London office of The Boston Consulting Group and the global leader of the Financial Institutions practice.



Daniel Stelter is a senior partner and managing director of the firm’s Berlin office and the global leader of the Corporate Development practice.

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  • Posted August 23, 2010

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    First-rate overview of the economic fallout and solutions for companies

    Boring history and economic lessons can drop some students into zonked-out slumber. Fortunately, this book will rouse them. International consultants David Rhodes and Daniel Stelter deliver a mix of entertainment and education that is enhanced by engaging examples and an appealing style. They solidly package business and historical lessons from the Depression era and apply them to the "Great Recession." Their text is concise, albeit with occasional bouts of redundancy. Although the authors have attempted to create a politically neutral analysis, an astute reader might detect an apparent but not intrusive preference for conservative fiscal politics. That's because the writers highlight the shortfalls and downsides of Democratic-administration interventions at some length and offer only minimal criticism of Republican deregulatory policies, without deeply analyzing their role in opening the door to securities crises, Ponzi schemes and the mortgage market meltdown. However, the text's benefits outweigh any political oversights especially since modern literary evenhandedness often amounts to little more than a "plague on both your houses" anyway. The authors go beyond just diagnosing economic problems. They supply concrete, evidence-based solutions for executives who are trying to generate profits in a rigorous fiscal environment. getAbstract recommends this book to corporate leaders, strategists and managers who want to spur sales and excitement in a period of slow business growth.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Great Explanation of what happened and how others have recovered in the past

    This book is very up-to-date and relevant, but runs the risk of becoming obsolete in a few months.

    Excellent explanation of the actions of the different entities which resulted in the recession.

    Nice case examples of how companies in the past have handled similar situations to be very successful after the crisis.

    One word of caution: I was unsure as to whether the title is referring to the individual or a company. The book is really explaining how your company can win in the long run by taking action during a down-time. It is not targeted for an individual trying to figure out where to put his money.

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