Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters

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by Sean Runnette
     
 

Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of a leader, whether the CEO at a Fortune 100 company, an entrepreneur, a church pastor, the head of a school, or a government official. Richard Rumelt argues that the heart of a good strategy is insight—into the true nature of the situation, into the hidden power in a situation, and into an appropriate…  See more details below

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Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of a leader, whether the CEO at a Fortune 100 company, an entrepreneur, a church pastor, the head of a school, or a government official. Richard Rumelt argues that the heart of a good strategy is insight—into the true nature of the situation, into the hidden power in a situation, and into an appropriate response. He shows you how insight can be cultivated with a wide variety of tools for guiding your own thinking.

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy integrates fascinating examples from business, nonprofit, and military affairs to bring its original ideas to life: From Apple to General Motors, from the two Iraq wars to Afghanistan, from a small local market to Wal-Mart, from the Getty Trust to the Los Angeles Unified School District, from Global Crossing to the 2007-08 financial crisis, and many more. The abundance of business-ready insights offered by Rumelt stem from his decades of digging beyond the superficial to address hard questions with honesty and integrity.

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“Refreshing . . . clear . . . elegant. . . . If you want to make strategy, you will need . . . this book.”
—Walter Kiechel, author of The Lords of Strategy

“Valuable . . . illuminating . . . meticulously sourced.”
Inc

“Narrator Sean Runnette’s refreshing, clear reading further strengthens the extensively researched material from this distinguished business thinker.”
Library Journal [starred review]

Walter Kiechel
“Refreshing . . . clear . . . elegant. . . . If you want to make strategy, you will need . . . this book.”
—Walter Kiechel, author of The Lords of Strategy
Inc
“Valuable . . . illuminating . . . meticulously sourced.”
Inc

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781611748178
Publisher:
HighBridge Company
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged; 11.75 hours
Pages:
705
Sales rank:
515,582
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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John Stopford
“Brilliant . . . a milestone in both the theory and practice of strategy.”
—John Stopford, Emeritus Professor, London Business School

Meet the Author

 RICHARD P. RUMELT is recognized as one of the world’s most influential thinkers on strategy and management. He received his doctoral degree from Harvard Business School and holds the Harry and Elsa Kunin Chair at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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