The Essential Advantage

How to Win with a Capabilities-driven Strategy

Author: Paul Leinwand,Cesare Mainardi

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422136515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 227

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Conventional wisdom on strategy is no longer a reliable guide. InEssential Advantage, Booz & Company's Cesare Mainardi and Paul Leinwand maintain that success in any market accrues to firms with coherence: a tight match between their strategic direction and the capabilities that make them unique. Achieving this clarity takes a sharpness of focus that only exceptional companies have mastered. This book helps you identify your firm's blend of strategic direction and distinctive capabilities that give it the "right to win" in its chosen markets. Based on extensive research and filled with company examples--including Amazon.com, Johnson & Johnson, Tata Sons, and Procter & Gamble--Essential Advantage helps you construct a coherent company in which the pieces reinforce each other instead of working at cross-purposes. The authors reveal: � Why you should focus on a system of a few aligned capabilities � How to identify the "way to play" in your market � How to design a strategy for well-modulated growth � How to align a portfolio of businesses behind your capability system � How your strategy clarifies growth, costs, and people decisions Few companies achieve a capability-driven "right to win" in their market. This book helps you position your firm to be among them.
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Summary: The Essential Advantage

Review and Analysis of Leinwand and Mainardi's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 251102229X

Category: Business & Economics

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The must-read summary of Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi's book: "The Essential Advantage: How to Win with a Capabilities Driven-Strategy". This complete summary of the ideas from Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi's book "The Essential Advantage" shows how everyone in business tries to earn and then sustain an essential advantage – to be doing things their competitors can’t match. The companies which succeed in doing this in the long run are always “coherent”, focusing on their capabilities and continually improving them. In their book, the authors advise business people to work on being 100% coherent by choosing an approach to the marketplace that suits their unique capabilities and that cannot be matched by competitors. This summary will teach you how to bring your company ahead of the competition and stay there. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand key concepts • Expand your knowledge To learn more, read "The Essential Advantage" and discover the key to staying ahead of the competition by capitalising on your own capabilities.
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The Essential Advantage

Book Review

Author: PCC

Publisher: PCC

ISBN: 8829521183

Category: Business & Economics

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Conventional wisdom on strategy is no longer a reliable guide. In Essential Advantage, Booz & Company's Cesare Mainardi and Paul Leinwand maintain that success in any market accrues to firms with coherence: a tight match between their strategic direction and the capabilities that make them unique. Achieving this clarity takes a sharpness of focus that only exceptional companies have mastered. This book helps you identify your firm's blend of strategic direction and distinctive capabilities that give it the "right to win" in its chosen markets. Based on extensive research and filled with company examples—including Amazon.com, Johnson & Johnson, Tata Sons, and Procter & Gamble—Essential Advantage helps you construct a coherent company in which the pieces reinforce each other instead of working at cross-purposes. The authors reveal: · Why you should focus on a system of a few aligned capabilities · How to identify the "way to play" in your market · How to design a strategy for well-modulated growth · How to align a portfolio of businesses behind your capability system · How your strategy clarifies growth, costs, and people decisions Few companies achieve a capability-driven "right to win" in their market. This book helps you position your firm to be among them.
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T. S. Eliot, Anti-Semitism, and Literary Form

Author: Anthony Julius

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521586733

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 308

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Julius's critically acclaimed study (looking both at the detail of Eliot's deployment of anti-Semitic discourse and at the role it played in his greater literary undertaking) has provoked a reassessment of Eliot's work among poets, scholars, critics and readers, which will invigorate debate for some time to come.
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A Reader's Guide to T.S. Eliot

A Poem-by-poem Analysis

Author: George Williamson

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815605003

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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This volume examines the poems of T.S. Eliot, work by work.
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The Essential Agrarian Reader

The Future of Culture, Community, and the Land

Author: Norman Wirzba

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138310

Category: Nature

Page: 296

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With a Foreword by Barbara Kingsolver. A compelling worldview with advocates from around the globe, agrarianism challenges the shortcomings of our industrial and technological economy. Not simply focused on farming, the agrarian outlook encourages us to develop practices and policies that promote the health of land, community, and culture. Agrarianism reminds us that no matter how urban we become, our survival will always be inextricably linked to the precious resources of soil, water, and air. Combining fresh insights from the disciplines of education, law, history, urban and regional planning, economics, philosophy, religion, ecology, politics, and agriculture, these original essays develop a sophisticated critique of our culture's current relationship to the land, while offering practical alternatives. Leading agrarians, including Wendell Berry, Vandana Shiva, Wes Jackson, Gene Logsdon, Brian Donahue, Eric Freyfogle, and David Orr, explain how our goals should be redirected toward genuinely sustainable communities. These writers call us to an honest accounting and correction of our often destructive ways. They suggest how our society can take practical steps toward integrating soils, watersheds, forests, wildlife, urban areas, and human populations into one great system -- a responsible flourishing of our world and culture.
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User Protection in IT Contracts:A Comparative Study of the Protection of the User Against Defective Performance in Information Technology

Author: Clarisse Girot

Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.

ISBN: 904111548X

Category: Law

Page: 465

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This volume considers the theme of the protection of the user in the field of Information Technology, and more specifically in relation to software licences, electronic information services and Internet access services. Litigation in IT usually stems from the users' feeling that their expectations have been frustrated at performance. When dealing with such cases, the courts seem to increasingly take the objective of user protection into account. How is this protection implemented? Is this trend generally desirable? Is this judicial protection excessive? What are the constraints met by IT providers that should be taken into account in litigation? How can the user's position be improved? User Protection in IT Contracts extensively presents the reasons why, and the ways in which national courts may decide a case in favour of the user. Many practical issues are considered in this respect. Which factors appear relevant to deal with liability claims in IT? Are exemption clauses always enforceable? What are the implications of information duties for IT providers? How can general conditions be safely incorporated to a contract? This book exhaustively reviews these and other issues in English, Dutch and French law.
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UML 2. 0 in Action

A Project-based Tutorial

Author: Patrick Grässle,Henriette Baumann,Philippe Baumann

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1847190421

Category: Computers

Page: 229

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A detailed and practical book and eBook walk-through showing how to apply UML to real world development projects
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Calhoun's Philosophy of Politics

A Study of A Disquisition on Government

Author: Guy Story Brown

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865546806

Category: Political Science

Page: 435

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John C. Calhoun's A Disquisition on Government has been hailed since its publication in 1851 as a classic in political science and has been called the greatest work of American political theory. Guy Story Brown's Calhoun's Philosophy of Politics is the first comprehensive explication de texte of Calhoun's great work on political theory. This traditional textual analysis places Calhoun's theory within the broader context of the political philosophy he himself studied, from Aristotle to Bacon and the moderns on up to Rousseau and the Federalists. It also pays close attention to Calhoun's literary models, such as Livy. The result is the definitive interpretation of Calhoun's political philosophy and theory. This book makes Calhoun's philosophy accessible to contemporary thinkers and shows what Calhoun thought about issues such as world government. Topics discussed in Calhoun's Philosophy of Politics include nature and political science, empire and world government, political science and government, and political science and human progress.
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Handbook of sol-gel science and technology. 3. Applications of sol-gel technology

Author: Sumio Sakka

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402079689

Category: Ceramic materials

Page: 791

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Since Dr. Disiich of Germany prepared a glass lens by the sol-gel method around 1970, sol-gel science and technology has continued to develop. Since then this field has seen remarkable technical developments as well as a broadening of the applications of sol-gel science and technology. There is a growing need for a comprehensive reference that treats both the fundamentals and the applications, and this is the aim of "Handbook of Sol-Gel Science and Technology."The primary purpose of sol-gel science and technology is to produce materials, active and non-active including optical, electronic, chemical, sensor, bio- and structural materials. This means that sol-gel science and technology is related to all kinds of manufacturing industries. Thus Volume 1, "Sol-Gel Processing," is devoted to general aspects of processing. Newly developed materials such as organic-inorganic hybrids, photonic crystals, ferroelectric coatings, photocatalysts will be covered. Topics in this volume include: Volume 2, "Characterization of Sol-Gel Materials and Products, "highlights the important fact that useful materials are only produced when characterization is tied to processing. Furthermore, characterization is essential to the understanding of nanostructured materials, and sol-gel technology is a most important technology in this new field. Since nanomaterials display their functional property based on their nano- and micro-structure, "characterization" is very important. Topics found in Volume 2 include: Sol-gel technology is a versatile technology, making it possible to produce a wide variety of materials and to provide existing substances with novel properties. This technology was applied to producingnovel materials, for example organic-inorganic hybrids, which are quite difficult to make by other fabricating techniques, and it was also applied to producing materials based on high temperature superconducting oxides. "Applications of Sol-Gel Technology," (Volume 3), will cover applications such as:
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