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    How Everybody Needs to Think Differently About Sales

    by Ram Charan

    More than ever these days, the sales process tends to be a war about price. But there's a better way to think about sales, says best-selling author Ram Charan. Charan defines this new approach to selling as value creation selling (VCS), which he says is radical but nonetheless practical. VCS differentiates you from the competition, paving the way to better pricing, better margins and higher revenue growth built on win-win relationships that deepen over time.

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    Strategies for Reaching the New Hybrid Consumer

    by Jerry Wind, Vijay Mahajan

    During the advent of the Internet, marketers thought of consumers in terms of those who shopped in the non-virtual marketplace (traditional consumers) and those who shopped online (cyberconsumers). In reality, neither extreme truly reflected the habits of tech-savvy consumers. This new audience took on the hybrid qualities of the centaurs of Greek myth (half man, half beast) as they shuttled between online and offline storefronts and information centers, according to their needs. The companies b

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    Image of Creating and Dominating New Markets

    by Peter Meyer

    New markets (markets that did not exist before you created them) areexciting, profitable and forgiving. They provide the thrill of creatingsomething no one has done before. They also lack the competitive pressure that reduces prices in mature markets. You do not find new markets. You create them by finding the solution to a problem that people want resolved. In other words, a new market exists at the convergence of a high level of perceived need with a solution that didnot previously exist. In t

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