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Soundview Executive Book Summaries® publishes summaries of the best business books of each year on management issues including change management, managing people, crisis management, managing a virtual workforce, project management and more. Browse our extensive collection of management book summaries to solve your most difficult issues.

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    How Coca-Cola Learned to Combine Scale & Agility (and How You Can Too)

    by Linda Tischler, David Butler

    David Butler and Linda Tischler share the successes and failures of Coca-Cola as this large, global company learned to use design to create both scale and agility. Regardless of size or industry, the same approach, which is presented in a clear and actionable way, can be used successfully by other businesses.

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    Game Theory and the Art of Transforming Strategic Situations

    by David McAdams

    Game-Changer develops six basic ways to change games—commitment, regulation, cartelization, retaliation, trust, and relationships—enlivened by countless colorful characters and unforgettable examples from the worlds of business, medicine, finance, military history, crime, sports, and more.

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    The Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking

    by Rich Horwath

    Strategy expert Rich Horwath focuses on advanced strategic thinking that will drive results in the short-and long-term. His three-discipline approach breaks strategy down into its fundamentals: Coalesce, Compete and Champion. Horwath’s practical framework will help leaders keep their careers vital through innovation and inspiration.

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    Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck - Why Some Thrive Despite Them All

    by Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen

    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous...

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    Profiting from Demand-Driven Business Models No Matter What Business You're In

    by David Calhoun, Rick Kash

    With the recent global recession, the world economy has changed forever. The old tools — most notably supply-chain management — are no longer enough. The new challenge is to locate and capture the elusive pools of high-profit demand. In this executive summary of How Companies Win, Rick Kash and David Calhoun have the answer: a revolutionary, demand-driven model that has already proved successful for some of the world's most admired companies.

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    Finding Your Competitive Advantage in an Up and Down Economy

    by Peter Navarro

    A recession can do far more damage to your organization than any of your ten toughest competitors. Without question, this is the most important lesson that business executives have all too painfully learned in the carnage of the 2007-2009 economic crash. Internationally recognized as an authority on managing the business cycle for competitive advantage, Peter Navarro shows how your organization can be a winner over the course of its entire cycle – not just when economic times are good.

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    How to Do What Your Competitors Can't

    by Jim Champy

    Jim Champy, dubbed one of the leading management and business thinkers of our time, identifies the counterintuitive lessons learned by companies that have been able to sustain super-high growth for at least three years straight. Champy shares an inside look at the success factors associated with many of the companies that continue to outsmart their competition even in a tough marketplace.

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    How to Compete in a Copycat Economy

    by Oren Harari

    To excel in the cramped business world today, individuals and organizations must learn when to leave the herd behind and break from the pack with fresh ideas and ahead-of-the-game innovation. Harari provides a four-pronged process in Break from the Pack for moving into the lead and leaving competition behind, while providing lively examples through the “Madonna Effect” and the “Willie Nelson Principle.” In what Harari calls a “Copycat Economy,” it is essential to differentiate as well a

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    How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution

    by Geoffrey A. Moore

    The Darwinian struggle to deliver profitable products and services ensues as competitive advantage gaps narrow. Geoffrey A. Moore, author of Crossing the Chasm and Inside the Tornado, looks at the challenges faced by today’s companies in this struggle. Moore gives advice to managers and leaders who need to understand their company’s role in its market ecosystem, along with what kind of differentiation will be most rewarded in the marketplace.

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