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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I didn’t love it all, but there are some chapters that are really interesting. Very helpful framework for understanding any underlying business and their competitive advantages. 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 edmystified always always always re-commit themselves to pursuing operational efficiencies.

But this barrier will cease to be effective if the market is growing by double digits. The book is very well written and easy to grasp.

Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy

And how do you use corporate strategy in your valuation approach? Preview — Competition Demystified by Bruce C. Other parts are really interesting and fun because the book is some what old. Especially if you are an outsider, you competitio a toolbox that is easier to use and maybe more focused.

But it is still not easy.

For example, a Cola company in US will unlikely immediately benefit from economies of scale if it acquires a similar company in Germany. Nov competitkon, Alessandro Orlandi rated it liked it Shelves: To see what your compegition thought of this book, please sign up. I found the analysis in conpetition book very sharp, and most of the case studies very relatable and enjoyable.


I don’t find his argument to be lacking; although, his example with Apple may be a bit too pessimistic, looking at what Apple has co,petition in the past decade or so. Jul 04, Ned rated it liked it. Greenwald finishes with suggestions on new valuation approaches for whole businesses or capital investments that can also encompass a company’s strategic position.

That few pages made us realized a few things we were blind to and our entire structure of how our products are sold changed because of that.

In addition, I understand his position that a strong brand is not a competitive advantage – it must be coupled with barriers to entry, economies of scale or something else.

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But if the lesson learned is that equal effort should be expended analyzing “supplier power” as “entry barriers”, then the student has been deceived. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. But every manager will find Competition Demystified useful as well.

Competition Demystified brought the strategic perspective to current and real world terms. Return to Book Page. Successful firms recognize their competitive advantage and they leverage those advantage in the marketplace. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Competition dmystified is legit one of vompetition best books in the entire category of business.

Amazon Rapids Competution stories for kids on the competittion. But now, distinguished Columbia Business School professor Bruce Greenwald offers a bold new theory of competition – a theory that is far simpler than Porter’s and much easier for strategic planners to apply in the real world. I expect it to be helpful in my job as a consultant to customers as well as my internal management role.


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.

In the end it feels more like a case study in why not to trust economists with investment analysis. Porter identified a complex five-force model for studying competition in any market. Dec 12, J rated it really liked it. Write a customer review. Refresh and try again. I re read the first chapters. And of course, as a competitiln value investor “The guru of Wall Street’s gurus”, apparentlyGreenwald includes a really great chapter on firm valuation and the implications of strategic dynamics of a firm.

I heard about this book through a My key take-aways for this book are: Aug 19, Mike rated it liked it. Overall, cokpetition was a decent read, but at times become a bit one dimensional. Well worth reading for investors, as well as managers. Set up a giveaway. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Excellent guide to assessing strategy in competitive environments.

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