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  • Image of Knowledge@Wharton
    Image of Knowledge@Wharton

    On Building Corporate Value

    by Mukul Pandya, Robert E. Mittelstaedt Jr., Harbir Singh, Eric Clemons

    The Internet can be a powerful tool if companies and consumers learn how to use it creatively and imaginatively. Case studies and articles from Wharton’s Knowledge@Wharton online journal support the authors’ strategies for building value through the Internet — including how to use the Web’s inherent communication, brokerage, and integration effects to your advantage.

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    12 People Skills for Doing Business Across Borders

    by Ernest Gundling

    Gundling presents a toolkit of the 12 global people skills that international managers, or anyone working with global partners, must acquire. These include interpersonal skills (eg. establishing credibility), group skills (eg. negotiating) and organizational skills (eg. managing change).

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    How Managers Can Break Free from the Annual Performance Trap

    by Jeremy Hope, Robin Fraser

    The authors show how to reform the traditional budgeting process, which currently consumes too much time while adding too little value. The problem is traditional budgeting’s focus on fixed targets and performance incentives. The authors argue for replacing centrally controlled, predetermined goals with self-regulating, relative competitive benchmarks and transfer the power and decision-making authority from the center of the organization to the front line.

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    Image of Venture Catalyst

    The Five Strategies for Explosive Corporate Growth

    by Donald L. Laurie

    Laurie writes that only those companies that include ventures as part of their strategies can achieve exceptional and sustainable growth. These ventures are “new business enterprises that entail a certain amount of risk.” In Venture Catalyst, he helps business leaders identify five key strategies for developing the next great business: invent, invest, venture, partner and integrate.

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    Image of Hoover's Vision

    Original Thinking for Business Success

    by Gary Hoover

    Gary Hoover, the founder of BOOKSTOP, Inc. and Hoover’s Inc., lays out a plan that can turn an enterprise into a success by showing entrepreneurs how to address inputs with an open mind, and see more than what others envision. Demonstrating how leaders can recognize the importance of history and trends, Hoover drives business owners to create and feed a clear and consistent vision, and helps them find the essential qualities of entrepreneurial leadership.

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    Image of The EVA Challenge

    Implementing Value-Added Change in an Organization

    by John S. Shiely, Joel M. Stern

    Economic Value Added (EVA) is a measure of the true economic performance of a company, as well as a strategy for creating shareholder wealth. Stern and Shiely offer ways to properly implement EVA to better align the interests of managers with those of shareholders, and give companies a clearer picture of the value they create.

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    Image of The Customer Revolution

    How to Thrive When Customers Are in Control

    by Patricia B. Seybold

    Customers are taking control of industries and reshaping them from the outside in. While some characterize the changes taking place as the New Economy, the Internet economy, or the knowledge economy, Seybold, the bestselling author of the book Customers.com, simply calls it the “customer economy.” To survive in this customer economy, you need to respond to customer demands for changes in the way you design and deliver products and services. Seybold shows you how.

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    Image of Profit from the Core

    Growth Strategy in an Era of Turbulence

    by Chris Zook

    According to Zook and Allen, most growth strategies fail to deliver value because they wrongly diversify from the core business. Based on a ten-year Bain & Company study of 2,000 companies in a variety of industries, Profit from the Core will teach you how to grow your company by building market power in a well-defined core.

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    Image of Speed Review: It Takes a Prophet to Make a Profit

    15 Trends That Are Reshaping American Business

    by Robert Shook, C Britt Beemer

    Simon & Schuster, 288 pages

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