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  • Image of The Pumpkin Plan
    Image of The Pumpkin Plan

    A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field

    by Mike Michalowicz

    Inspired by an article about how to grow a giant pumpkin, Mike Michalowicz modified the step-by-step approach to grow a business. Applying it successfully to building his own company, he was able to transform it into a multimillion-dollar industry leader. Michalowicz now lays out the process for others to follow in The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field. Additional stories from other successful entrepreneurs who have followed the plan...

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  • Image of The Services Shift
    Image of The Services Shift

    Seizing the Ultimate Offshore Opportunity

    by Robert Kennedy

    By now, most business people, pundits, and politicians in the United States and other developed nations have come to grips with the phenomenon of manufacturing jobs moving offshore: The process is variously referred to as "outsourcing" or "offshoring. " But a far bigger wave of change is approaching the shores of those same developed nations: the globalization of services. Where are the jobs going? Which companies benefit –– or could benefit? How exactly does services offshoring work?

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    Image of The Future of Competition

    Co-Creating Unique Value with Customers

    by CK Prahalad, Venkat Ramaswamy

    In a world of infinite choice, instant gratification, and unbounded opportunities for innovation, why, ask University of Michigan Business School professors C.K. Prahalad and Venkat Ramaswamy, are companies still unable to satisfy customers or sustain growth and profitability? The answer lies in the evolving role of the customer in the value creation process. No longer do customers receive value through the purchase of products and services alone. Instead, the authors explain, individual custome

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