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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The Essays of Warren Buffett: I would highly This book came highly recommended but doubt if there are any surprising insights to anyone familiar with business. One thing that struck me from the beginning is that the book is written in a demystjfied straightforward way – no mumbo jumbo, no buzzwords, no pretentiousness.

Porter’s five forces isn’t wrong, it’s just excessive and distracting.

If it lacks a competitive advantage, the firm needs to ruthlessly focus on efficiency. Sure, it’s nice for an MBA assignment: Preview — Competition Demystified by Bruce C. Greenwald provides a simple, intuitive method for helping such “front-line strategists” seek out a competitive edge. Other parts are really interesting and fun because the book is some what old. No trivia or quizzes yet. Nov 06, Wilbert Van Der Kruk rated it it was amazing. It focuses on sustainable competitive advantages which are only two of five forces that Porter mentions.

Perhaps the difference is in the author’s definition of time horizon. What are the genuinely important factors that separate good from ordinary businesses? Page 1 of 1 Start demyztified Page 1 of 1. Oct 30, Brentley Campbell rated it it was amazing.

Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy

Nov 21, David Skinner rated it it was amazing. Each theoretical concept, no matter how short, is accompanied by loads of examples. I recommend the book to everyone with interest in competitive strategy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


If it does, the firm needs to figure how to best manage its interactions with its competitors. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I am always reading, I am 33 years old, and this book has been the most important business book I have ever read in my life. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Most companies can tap these sources at a local level not a national or international level These show that the front-line manager – the regional coordinator of retail chain or the country manager of service firm – has the power and the obligation to pursue local competitive advantages.

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He cuts away the baloney, ignores the auxiliary, and solidifies the foundation of competitive analysis. However, the author’s idea on how to analyze each competitive market, I find it to be useful.

Excellent guide to assessing strategy in competitive environments. My key take-aways for this book are: Demand- switching costs, based on habit, demand that can’t be stolen easily 3. This book changed the way that I think about strategy and the way to focus the strengths of our company in our competitive landscape. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Described by the New York Times as “a guru to Wall Street’s gurus,” Greenwald is an authority on value investing with additional expertise in productivity and the economics of information.

Abstract From the publisher: But how do you use his recommendations in real life? The author also includes his own analysis on several companies regarding their place in their respective competitive market with suggestions on how to go forward.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. The authors take the pain to explain each scenario in simple terms. Bruce Greenwald, one of the nation? But Greenwald argues that there is only one essential factor in determining grsenwald advantages: I don’t find his argument to be lacking; although, his demystifked with Apple may be competitiion bit too pessimistic, looking at what Apple has done in the past decade or so.


Their obvious lack of in-depth knowledge in industries used as examples such as a very superficial treatment of the competitive advantages of Intel vs Apple is a turn-off to anyone who has spent time actually understanding these companies.

Will they be as successful during the next product cycle?

Competition Demystified

Dec 07, Pontaeus rated it it was ok. Greenwald discusses why barrier of entry is the most significant force. Michael Porter proposed that their were five key forces to understand before formulating a business’s strategy. Overall one of the best business books i’ve read dsmystified was actually actionable and implementable in specific parts of my companies. Perhaps I just had terrific strategy professors in grad school, but TAoW seemed too plain and bland to me, almost like I was reading something I had read or learned before.

Lots of useful ideas that one can take and learn from the book. The book is very compteition written and easy to grasp. Jan 28, Yu Shimada rated it really liked it.

In fact, many of them are solutions to Harvard Business School cases. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.