Profit From the Core by Chris Zook
Growth Strategy in an Era of Turbulence

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This is an indispensable strategic guide for leaders in all industries based on a ten-year study of 2,000 companies. It gives a rigorous analysis of what drives successful growth strategies, consisting of specific company examples, financial performance histories, industry case studies, interviews with CEOs, etc. It identifies enduring and often counterintuitive lessons on achieving profitable growth over the long haul. It makes compelling case that it's the core business that provides the value and builds market power. It has a thorough examination of what differentiates sustained value creators. It is an authoritative text written by respected leaders of Bain's worldwide strategy practice.
 

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Born in 1864 in England, James Allen took his first job at fifteen to support his family. Allen worked as a factory knitter and later a private secretary before writing his first book, "From Poverty to Power", in 1901. In 1903 he completed his best-known work: "As a Man Thinketh". Allen wrote nineteen books, including his spiritual journal, "The Light of Reason, "before he died at age forty-seven in 1912. While not widely known during his lifetime, Allen later came to be seen as a pioneer of contemporary inspirational literature.
 
Published February 1, 2001 by Harvard Business Review Press. 194 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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In this short, focused and well-reasoned book, Zook, the head of worldwide strategy for the prestigious consulting and investment firm Bain & Co., and Allen, head of a venture-capital company,

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In this short, focused and well-reasoned book, Zook, the head of worldwide strategy for the prestigious consulting and investment firm Bain & Co., and Allen, head of a venture-capital company, argue persuasively that focusing on what a business does best is the easiest—and most efficient—way for ...

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In this Updated Edition of Profit from the Core published by Harvard Business Press (2010) and written with James Allen, Chris Zook provides updated key examples while adding new ones and renders “the lessons learned in a way that management teams can use can use as a tool to reflect on the way f...

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