Thinkers 50 Strategy: The Art and Science of Strategy Creation and Execution

Paperback | November 19, 2013

byStuart Crainer, Des Dearlove

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The World's Leading Business Minds on Today's Most Critical Challenges

Featuring W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne, Rita McGrath, Richard D'Aveni, Gary Hamel, Chris Zook, Pankaj Ghemawat, and others

"Thinkers50 creates its own honor society as an authoritative ranking of the most influential business thinkers on earth." -- Forbes.com

The ability to strategize is one of the most vitaltalents of any manager--whether you run your own business, manage a small department, or sit at the helm of a global corporation. And the more competitive business gets, the more important clear, creative strategic thinking is.

Revealing breakthrough concepts from today's most innovative business minds, Thinkers50 Strategy helps you seize the competitive edge by arming you with the very latest thinking in business strategy.

Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove, creators of Thinkers50, begin by tackling the foundational question "What is strategy?" using the ideas and concepts of thought leaders from the Thinkers50 list. From there, they provide unparalleled insight into modern strategicmanagement in easy-to-understand language. Chapters include:

  • Understanding Competitive Advantage
  • Hypercompetition and Beyond
  • Exploring Blue Oceans
  • Strategy in Action
  • Where Strategy Meets Society
  • Where Strategy Meets the World

    Each book in the Thinkers50 series provides authoritative explanations of the concepts, ideas, and practices that are making a difference today, including specific examples and cases drawn from the original sources.

    Align yourself with the best and brightest businessthought leaders on the scene today. The most forward-looking business strategy guide available, Thinkers50 Strategy distills the wisdom of the world's leading thinkers on the subject--all in a compact one-stop guide.

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The World's Leading Business Minds on Today's Most Critical ChallengesFeaturing W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne, Rita McGrath, Richard D'Aveni, Gary Hamel, Chris Zook, Pankaj Ghemawat, and others"Thinkers50 creates its own honor society as an authoritative ranking of the most influential business thinkers on earth." -- Forbes.comThe abili...

STUART CRAINER and DES DEARLOVE are the creators of Thinkers50--the world's most influential global ranking of management thought leaders. Management Today describes them as "market makers par excellence." Their written work has appeared in The (London) Times, Financial Times, The Times of India, Newsweek Japan, and many other publicat...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.4 × 5.5 × 0.4 inPublished:November 19, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0071827862

ISBN - 13:9780071827867

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Understanding Strategy and Competition I enjoyed 'Thinkers 50 Strategy: The art and science of strategy creation and execution'. I have being overwhelmed and engaged with research propositions of the authors, Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove. I am impressed as well, with consequences and experiences which were the results for businesses and strategies as people have somehow understood their meaning. I purposefully took Michael Porter, as an example of a business strategist of renowned acclaim. His strategy of 'positioning business for competitive advantage' is, for a while, the fundamental pivot on which the modern-day strategies have being placed. I have also gained insight to Richard D'Aveni, as the sensitive brain behind the hyper competition which is going on in the world today. The race for power seems to continue between the leading powerful countries of the world, I mean, U. S. A., China, Japan, etc. The business corporations could be regarded as having established a competitive edge, based on, resource, value, consumption and productivity, in the short and long term. They really must strive to sustain themselves, compete with others or change their mission. They will win or loose, according to how good their strategic understanding have played in business development. They simply have to engage productivity and sustainability for compensation and success. Business knowledge plays a major role in developing societies and countries, at large. Understanding strategy should benefit the world in many ways.
Date published: 2015-05-13