A collection of the best thinking from one of the most innovative management consulting firms in the worldFor more than forty years, The Boston Consulting Group has been shaping strategic thinking in business. "The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy" offers a broad and up-to-date selection of the firm's best ideas on strategy with fresh ideas, insights, and practical lessA collection of the best thinking from one of the most innovative management consulting firms in the worldFor more than forty years, The Boston Consulting Group has been shaping strategic thinking in business. "The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy" offers a broad and up-to-date selection of the firm's best ideas on strategy with fresh ideas, insights, and practical lessons for managers, executives, and entrepreneurs in every industry. Here's a sampling of the provocative thinking you'll find inside:"You have to be the scientist of your own life and be astonished four times: at what is, what always has been, what once was, and what could be.""The majority of products in most companies are cash traps . . . .[They] are not only worthless, but a perpetual drain on corporate resources.""Use more debt than your competition or get out of the business.""When information flows freely, reputation, more than reciprocity, becomes the basis for trust.""As a strategic weapon, time is the equivalent of money, productivity, quality, even innovation.""When brands become business systems, brand management becomes far too important to leave to the marketing department.""The winning organization of the future will look more like a collection ofjazz ensembles than a symphony orchestra.""Most of our organizations today derive from a model whose original purpose was to control creativity.""Rather than being an obstacle, uncertainty is the very engine of transformation in a business, a continuous source of new opportunities.""IP assets lack clear property lines. Every bit of intellectual property you can own comes with connections to other valuable innovations."...
|Title||:||The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy: Classic Concepts and New Perspectives|
|Number of Pages||:||413 Pages|
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The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy: Classic Concepts and New Perspectives Reviews
Mostly traditional MBA strategy topics with some great golden nuggets on intuition, analysis (conclusions vs decisions), systems application, and values in strategic vision, “to not only execute, but to think.” The objective of strategic vision is to “change the way we see things and not the things themselves.”Strategic vision’s development is “located in the world of thought, and not in the world of action.”
I was expecting a lot from this book, and was rather disappointed given those high expectations. Not a bad read by any means, but also a lot of rehashed older content and/or management fad material simply rebound in one book. If you've never been exposed to any of it before, it's probably more valuable than it would be otherwise.
Great overview of strategy thought progression from the 1960s forward. Looking back on many articles contained in this collection, I was impressed with the prescience these thinkers displayed.Highly recommended.
Messy, over-broad, little if no nothing about things, that was introduced at the beginning.I haven't rate with one start, only because people, that inexperienced and know nothing about business could get some kind of system with this book.
A must-read book on strategic frameworks for knowledge workers and entrepreneurs.
Compendium of "Perspectives" on business strategy written by The Boston Consulting Group over the past 30 years. Also includes articles published in Harvard Business Review.
audio book was a bit dry.....but there's some good stuff in it so I'll be going through it twice (I need to figure out how to take notes from an audio book while driving)
The concepts and point of view expressed are very important from a historical perspective. Today, there are some better places to get the actual material.