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Every Business Is a Growth Business: How Your Company Can Prosper Year After Year (2 Cassettes)
     

Every Business Is a Growth Business: How Your Company Can Prosper Year After Year (2 Cassettes)

by Ram Charan, Noel M. Tichy (Reader), Charles Burck (Contribution by)
 

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What's the number one item on every company's agenda?
Profitable Growth

Ram Charan and Noel Tichy have worked with some of the worlds' leading CEOs - people such as Jack Welch of GE, Eckhard Pfeiffer of Compaq, Larry Bossidy of Allied Signal, John Reed of Citigroup, and the senior management of Coca-Cola - who have transformed their companies into

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What's the number one item on every company's agenda?
Profitable Growth

Ram Charan and Noel Tichy have worked with some of the worlds' leading CEOs - people such as Jack Welch of GE, Eckhard Pfeiffer of Compaq, Larry Bossidy of Allied Signal, John Reed of Citigroup, and the senior management of Coca-Cola - who have transformed their companies into profitable growth machines.

Every Business Is a Growth Business is a distillation of what the authors and these unique leaders have learned about profitable growth:

* If your business isn't growing substantially and profitability, it's dying
* Any business can grow profitably. There is no such thing as a mature business
* A company grows because growth is in the corporate mindset
* The mindset of growth starts at the top, but it must reach all the way to the bottom
* Sustainable growth is profitable and capital-efficient
* "Broadening your pond", changing your company's genetic code, developing a growth strategy from the outside in, and other unique ideas.

Every Business is a Growth Business is your one-stop guide to making profitable growth happen. It's a radical and refreshing sources of ideas, inspiration, and common sense, all base on the unparalleled experience and access of the authors.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Consultants Charan and Tichy systematically destroy one of the last crutches that weak managers lean on. There is, they argue persuasively, no such thing as a mature business; intriguingly, the best managers--many of whom the authors interviewed here--never thought there was. Citing such classic cases as Coca-Cola, Tichy (Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will) and Charan (Boards at Work) point out that business's current fascination with "core competencies" is partly to blame for hindering growth. While there is something to be said for concentrating on what you do best, such a focus, they note, keeps companies looking inward at the very time they need to look outward to find opportunities for growth. For example, once Coke defined its competition as all beverages and not just soft drinks, its sales took off. The book is far longer than it needs to be, however, as the authors repeatedly cite multiple secondhand sources to make the same point instead of relying on their own interviews, and frequently quote their own previous work. An extensive "handbook" (the last of four parts) is perhaps the most useful section: it includes exercises showing readers how to apply the authors' ideas to their own businesses in a manner more lucid than most of the competition. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375403293
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 cassettes, 3 hrs.
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 6.96(h) x 0.81(d)

Meet the Author

Ram Charan has advised CEOs and worked with boards of directors, and taught in executive education programs for companies around the globe.  Some of his current clients include Citigroup, DuPont, Ford, General Electric, and Universal Studios.  He has been on the faculty of both the Harvard Business School and Northwestern University and is also the author of Boards at Work.

Noel M. Tichy is a professor at the University of Michigan Business School and a worldwide consultant specializing in leadership and organizational transformation.  His previous books include The Leadership Engine (with Eli Cohen) and Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will (with Statford Sherman).

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