Profit Power Economics: New Competitive Strategy for Creating Sustainable Wealth

Profit Power Economics: New Competitive Strategy for Creating Sustainable Wealth

by Mia de Kuijper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195171632

ISBN-13: 9780195171631

Pub. Date: 09/15/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

A new economy is emerging from the global financial crisis. In this groundbreaking book, seasoned executive and Harvard-trained economist Mia de Kuijper guides readers through the fundamentals of this economy and explains how companies and individuals can create sustainable wealth now. The key is wielding one of twelve contemporary sources of profit power. Control

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A new economy is emerging from the global financial crisis. In this groundbreaking book, seasoned executive and Harvard-trained economist Mia de Kuijper guides readers through the fundamentals of this economy and explains how companies and individuals can create sustainable wealth now. The key is wielding one of twelve contemporary sources of profit power. Control just one and you are on the road to high returns. Turning profit power into sustainable wealth requires new strategies, enumerated here, for choosing and valuing investments, structuring and managing global enterprises, confronting competitive threats, and navigating markets which may increasingly display power law dynamics and where distributions may have "fat tails." To derive this book's unique framework for achieving high returns, de Kuijper rethought parts of economic theory itself in light of the most transformative force in the new economy (dubbed the Transparent Economy by de Kuijper), namely the vanishing cost of information and connectivity. Based on original research and illustrated with lively lessons from the experiences of the author and other successful investors and leaders, Profit Power Economics draws a detailed picture of the new competitive arena and gives readers a step-by-step approach to build (or find) exceptionally high-return enterprises and to utilize today's shifting market dynamics to influence choice and build wealth.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195171631
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,382,351
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

I The Key to Profit Power

1 The Power Node Strategy 15

II Understanding the Transparent Economy

2 The Star Driver: The Vanishing Cost of Information 37

3 The Two Trends of Transparency: Perfect Information and Interdependent Decision Making 45

4 Perfect Information and Imperfect Markets 60

5 The New Paradigm: Powerlaw Economics 68

III How Transparency Alters the Building Blocks of Profits

6 The Four Strategic Decisions In Transparency 87

7 Ownership Focused on Profit Power 91

8 The Shape of the 21st-Century Firm 105

9 Three-Dimensional Competition 121

10 Strategles for Powerlaw Marketplaces 131

IV The Four Rules for Maximizing Profits in Transparency

11 From the Four Strategic Decisions to the Four Rules 145

V Power Nodes: Transparency's Sources of Profits and Competitive Weapons

12 The 12 Power Nodes 151

13 Managing the Power Nodes 184

VI The Four Rules Method for Maximizing Profits

14 The Four Rules Templates and How to Use Them 199

15 Rule #1: Power Node Evaluation and Action Plan Templates 205

16 Rule #2: 21st-Century Business Model Evaluation and Action Plan Templates 212

17 Rule #3: 3-D Competition Evaluation and Action Plan Templates 227

18 Rule #4: Powerlaw Marketplace Evaluation and Action Plan Templates 234

VII Strategies for Investors

19 The Four Rules Method: Added Value for Investors 243

VIII Conclusion

20 On Gaining Perspective 261

Notes 265

Glossary 275

Annotated Bibliography 281

Bibliography 287

Index 297

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