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Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy professor Bruce Greenwald offers a bold new theory of competition – a theory. Greenwald, Bruce C. N.. Competition demystified: a radically simplified approach to business strategy / Bruce Greenwald and Judd. Kahn. p. cm. Includes index. In Competition Demystified, Bruce Greenwald and Judd Kahn define strategy as outward facing decisions addressing two primary issues: the.

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It was, I think, the first book I read on competitive advantages. There are multiple chapters with detailed case cimpetition, which are very relevant if you want to practice strategy.

See all 51 reviews. The authors take the pain to explain each scenario in simple terms. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

However, I would say that at times it can be quite boring and lengthy. I would rank this book amongst the top 5 business strategy books that I have read. Through the use of thesis and hypothesis with real world examples.

A good read for college business students. This book will help your decision-making in this regard.

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There are geographic limitations for economies of scale. In the end it feels more like a case study semystified why not to trust economists with investment analysis. Over the last two decades, the conventional approach to strategy has become frustratingly complex. Managers usually aspire to build something better, in order to make the stock expensive.


Market position is key for long-term profitability, usually together with either proprietary technology or customer captivity. As an investor, I use the concepts in this book as my framework to distinguish companies with a sustainable competitive advantage from most companies that lack a true edge. Economies of Scale- larger scale, lower ratio of fixed costs to sales It is always best to have the combination of economies of scale with a demand advantage Coca-Cola, etc.

Jan 28, Andy rated it it was amazing. Each author name for a Columbia Business School faculty member is linked to a faculty research page, which lists additional publications by that faculty member.

I re read the first chapters. Other parts are really interesting and fun because the book is some what old. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Competition Demystified

This book’s value is its simplicity. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Based on his hugely popular course at Columbia Business School, Greenwald and his coauthor, Judd Kahn, offer an easy-to-follow method for understanding the competitive structure of greewnald industry and developing an appropriate strategy for your specific position.

Its a damn good book which illustrates many points which were previously unknown to me. Examples help to drive home the point, but another that belongs on every demystitied bookshelf.


Product details File Size: Demysified there barriers to entry that allow you to do things that other firms cannot? We were told that this book gives a simplified and much more clear view of what strategy is all about. Apr 01, Tirath rated it liked it.

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. It’s not just slightly wrong. They do not delude themselves into thinking they are good at what they are not good at, they avoid what they are bad at, and they always always always re-commit themselves to pursuing operational efficiencies.

However, many times in highly competitive markets restaurants, retail many companies have earned outsized returns and margins for extended periods of time without any discernible competitive advantage.

Researching a company you know nothing about- cracking open a fresh K – can be overwhelming. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.