Analysis Without Paralysis: 12 Tools to Make Better Strategic Decisionsby Babette E. Bensoussan, Craig S. Fleisher
Since the publication of the original edition, the importance of interpreting business data has become mission critical for professionals in all types of businesses. These professionals have discovered the benefits of business analysis to address their organizations most crucial strategic and tactical challenges. The Second Edition of this successful… See more details below
Since the publication of the original edition, the importance of interpreting business data has become mission critical for professionals in all types of businesses. These professionals have discovered the benefits of business analysis to address their organizations most crucial strategic and tactical challenges. The Second Edition of this successful guide to business analysis, shows readers how to apply analytical tools without having to mire themselves in advanced math or arcane theory. Analysis Without Paralysis teaches readers the fundamentals of business analysis through the use of 12 core tools. Each tool will make the way readers assess and interpret their business’ data more effective, accurate, and actionable. Accessibly written, the authors walk readers through the entire business analysis process and then explain each of today’s most valuable analysis tools so business professionals will be able to make better decisions about their company’s strategy and operationsand achieve better results. The Second Edition includes three new analytical tools and updates all of the prior edition’s data and examples. For each tool, the authors present clear descriptions, context, rationales, strengths, weaknesses, step-by-step instructions, and case study examples.
"This title should be on any business manager’s shelf wanting to make better decisions using analysis."
UK Competitive Intelligence Forum (UK CIF)
- Pearson Education
- Publication date:
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 8 MB
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I've been using this book for several of my graduate business courses. It surprised me that I hadn't seen it before, as it encompasses most of the main analysis methods we learn in business programs. It is written in an accessible manner, the methods are described in step by step fashion, and the applications are on known case study subjects. It really is a handy, dandy little reference book that every business student should have on their book shelf. AT least if they want to make A's in their courses.
Although i wish I had a book like this one a few years ago, it is great if you are starting your own business, don't have an MBA, or need t write a business plan and aren't sure how to do the competitive and market analysis sections. It covers most of the classic business schools techniques like SWOT, financial and industry analysis, and some lesser taught ones as well like driving forces, CSFs, and issue analysis. It is easy to follow, concise, and has some helpful case studies to illustrate the methods.
This is a very useful handbook if you do consulting, business planning, or strategy work. The methods are known ones that bankers, investors and other funders expect to see in your submissions. They are explained clearly and are succinctly presented. I use this often.