Three Moves Ahead: What Chess Can Teach You about Business

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Three Moves Ahead

In today's fast-moving Information Age, traditionalbusiness-planning tools are rapidly becoming obsolete. Yet thecompetitive, ever-changing marketplace demands that executives movequickly or risk becoming relics.

In Three Moves Ahead, business leader and chess expert Bob Riceoffers an entertaining, practical response to this modern dilemma.He shows how the world's top executives use chess tactics to thrivein the face of ...

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Overview

Three Moves Ahead

In today's fast-moving Information Age, traditionalbusiness-planning tools are rapidly becoming obsolete. Yet thecompetitive, ever-changing marketplace demands that executives movequickly or risk becoming relics.

In Three Moves Ahead, business leader and chess expert Bob Riceoffers an entertaining, practical response to this modern dilemma.He shows how the world's top executives use chess tactics to thrivein the face of incalculable complexities and unexpected change.Written for nonplayers, this witty, smart guide is filled withreal-world examples of how to win the game of business by applyingchess strategies honed from over 1,000 years of competition.

With incisive prose, Rice clearly shows how to use theseprinciples to attack competitors, defend turf, and crack newmarkets. He demonstrates how a "Strong Square" strategy droveAdobe's rise from niche player to industry powerhouse, how Kodak isreviving its fortunes with an "Exchange Sacrifice," and how Googleis creating holes in Microsoft's position with a "Minority Attack."Most importantly, Three Moves Ahead also shows how to "Stay AheadOn the Clock" and avoid the fate of companies like Polaroid,Gateway, and our dearly departed Ma Bell.

Insightful and clever, Three Moves Ahead shows how anyone cannavigate strategically through the most disruptive period inbusiness history.

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"In his thought-provoking, chess-themed book on business strategizing, Rice asserts that beginning and intermediate players tend to focus on which pieces are positioned to take or be taken, but when grandmasters examine the board they look at the squares. Rice makes fitting comparisons between chess pieces and actors in the corporate world. Lowest-level workers are compared to pawns, middle managers to knights, director-level executives to bishops and vice presidents to rooks. The central them of this book is that you have to have a plan, event if it's a bad one, to succeed in both chess and business. The idea is to adjust your plan as the game proceeds in response to the moves of the opposition."—McClatchy-Tribune News Service, April 26, 2008
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470178218
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 699,377
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Rice was a longtime partner at Wall Street's prestigious Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, and McCloy. He left to start a software venture that was purchased by Viewpoint, a NASDAQ company of which he later became CEO. He is currently a managing partner of Tangent Capital, which structures financial products for hedge funds, and a member of the New York Angels venture finance group. Rice served as Commissioner of the Professional Chess Association, founded the Wall Street Chess Club, ran numerous international chess events, and produced a successful "Speedchess" series for ESPN.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

1 The Wall Street Chess Club.

2 Three Moves Ahead?

3 First Mover.

4 On the Clock.

5 Bad Bishops.

6 Lucky or Good?

7 Strong Squares.

8 Sac the Exchange!

9 Classic Tactics.

10 Decisions, Decisions.

A Postgame Recap.

Notes.

About the Author.

Index.

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