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Differentiate or Die: Survival in Our Era of Killer Competition
Differentiate or Die: Survival in Our Era of Killer Competition
von Jack Trout
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Why?, 5. Juli 2000
This book is pretty meaningless. It tries to make it appear that Porter's generic strategy Differentiation is something Trout and Rivkin has discovered. It feels like a Tom Peters book, a lot of shouting, little substance, great show and disregard what has come before. Even though Trout and Rivkin has written good books before, this is not one of them.
Best left on the shelf.


Competing Against Time: How Time-Based Competition is Reshaping Global Markets: How Time-based Strategies Deliver Superior Performance
Competing Against Time: How Time-Based Competition is Reshaping Global Markets: How Time-based Strategies Deliver Superior Performance
von George Stalk
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Classical MBA litterature, 5. Juli 2000
In 1990 this book was revolutionary. Today, it is mostly interesting as the first book on the subject. Nobody in todays (business) world can have missed out on the concept that time is (or can be) a competitive advantage.
If you have missed this basic fact, do read this book, it explains in rather boring terms why it is so.
Personally I think they put to much emphasis on time as a competitive advantage, and tend to disregard other factors, equally important. A more relevant reading would in my opinion be D'Aveni's Hypercompetition, that takes the concept to its logical conclusion, which Hoult and Stalk misses.
Unfortunately, neither of the authors are very entertaining writers, especially as this book is usually mandatory/recommended reading in most MBA classes on strategy.
In conclusion, good, once revolutionary, but today mostly over-rated.


Computer Crime: A New Framework for Protecting Information (Computer Science)
Computer Crime: A New Framework for Protecting Information (Computer Science)
von Donn B. Parker
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 65,90

5.0 von 5 Sternen Wrong title, but a classic book nonetheless, 5. Juli 2000
The title suggests that this book is about computer security. Nothing could be more wrong. This book is about strategic information security, whatever the form it takes. I rate this alongside such classics as Commander Smith's Commonsense Computer Security.
If you're looking for a technical book or a book solely about computer security you will be disappointed. If you're trying to grapple with the larger concept information security, this book will give a solid ground for your future work and even some ideas on how to sell it to your management. It is packed with information, ideas, war stories, and commonsense advice, you can't loose by buying it.
An absolute must read for any serious information security professional/manager.


The Business of Investment Banking
The Business of Investment Banking
von K. Thomas Liaw
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Preis: EUR 94,08

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4.0 von 5 Sternen Good introduction, but no details, 5. Juli 2000
This is an excellent book for anyone wondering what Investment Banking is all about, but who doesn't want to learn how to price a company. It describes in sufficient detail, for the reader to understand, the concepts underlying Investment Banking and what they really do in the Investment Banking world as well as explaining in easy (relatively) terms the jargon that is used in the business.
If you want the theoretical underpinnings of the financial world, this book is not for you. If, on the other hand, you're an aspiring Investment Banker that wants to know what it is all abour or if you're just curious about what the Investment Banking business is about: buy this book as a primer/introduction and if you find it interesting, search for a more theoretical book.


48 Laws of Power
48 Laws of Power
von Joost Elffers
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Mix with Senge and get reality, 18. Juni 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: 48 Laws of Power (Gebundene Ausgabe)
This is something as usual as a book on how to succeed inlife/workplace, even though it is in my opinion a lot better (andreal) than most of the rubbish out there. What makes it interesting (excepting the new-age layout) is that it can be mixed with Peter Senge's The Fifth Discipline (+The Fifth DFiscipline Fieldbook) and get that the mixture will create something usful. Greeene and Elffers are a bit too manipulative (even if that in my opinion is reality) and Senge is a bit too "touchy-feally" with an idealistic streak. Mix these two book and you can probably get your organisation to go where you want it to go (and keep going after you quit pushing).
Recommended.


The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding: How to Build a Product or Service into a Wolrd-Class Brand
The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding: How to Build a Product or Service into a Wolrd-Class Brand
von Al Ries
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2.0 von 5 Sternen Pathetic attempt on using brands to sell a book, 28. Mai 2000
This is a father and daugther book that in fact tries to use the brand of The 22 Immutable Laws of Mrketing (in itself an excellent book) by the father and Trout. Unfortunately, they manage to sell this book, because they use this branding (title, cover, structure, the Reis name) to suggest that it is as good and revolutionary as the original. Unfortunately, it is neither. There exists a number of good books on the market what regards branding, this is not one of them. But you have to admire their use of branding in selling the book to an unsuspecting public, even though I find it morally questionable.


Confidential: Uncover Your Competition's Top Business Secrets Legally and Quickly-And Protect Your Own
Confidential: Uncover Your Competition's Top Business Secrets Legally and Quickly-And Protect Your Own
von John Nolan
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent coverage, 28. Mai 2000
Ahhhhh... the joy of reading something about intelligence and counter-intelligence that doesn't talk about bribing guards, professional prostitutes or hacking, nor about Porter's five forces or equivalent. A very well grounded book that takes itself seriously and have a very practical grounding. Add to this that it is very well written and to the point nearly all the time. The only negative comments are that it is badly typeset and the nearly total absence of any pictures or summarizing tables makes it sometimes hard to comprehend and use a text-book or reference litterature. Now, how do I get my CEO to read, hmm...


Con Tricks: The Shadowy World of Management Consultancy and How to Make It Work For You
Con Tricks: The Shadowy World of Management Consultancy and How to Make It Work For You
von Martin Ashford
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5.0 von 5 Sternen All time favorite, 28. Mai 2000
As an old consultant myself, this book is revealing and foremost, extremely entertaining. Not only does the author capture the management consultancy business, but he also describes the management of the "victims" very entertaining. Unfortunately, what he describes is very common, not only on the part of the MC business, but also of its clients that in reality should know better.
When I'm bored (or expecting to be bored) or have to handle longer negotiations, this book always accompany me, its great fun at the hotel room, and every time I look into it, I seem to learn a trick or two that can be useful.
In short, whatever your persuassion, buy it and read it, if for nothing else, it is very well written.


Ten-day MBA, The, Rev.: A Step-By-step Guide To Mastering The Skills Taught In America's Top Business Schools
Ten-day MBA, The, Rev.: A Step-By-step Guide To Mastering The Skills Taught In America's Top Business Schools
von Steven A. Silbiger
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2.0 von 5 Sternen If you have an MBA: OK, otherwise: skip it, 28. Mai 2000
I bought this book before I embarked on my MBA. I tried and tried to make sense of it, no luck (I may be imbecille, but I don't think so). It manages to skip over introductary materials, fails to explains the importance of different topics, have a focus on accounting and is in my opinion extremely boring to read.
After having re-read it recently, I believe it is an excellent refresher for many MBA topics and refreshingly witty, but as a starter book: no. As to living up to its title: get real, this wont accomplish you getting nearer an MBA or even getting the hang of the jargon. Buy Gorman's CIGt MBA Basics if you need to learn some jargon.


Hypercompetition
Hypercompetition
von Richard A. D'aveni
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Preis: EUR 41,90

5.0 von 5 Sternen First clear definition of modern competition, 28. Mai 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Hypercompetition (Gebundene Ausgabe)
D'Aveni manages to convey and explain the current competitive environment. Why nobody has defined it so easily before, I don't understand (everything is simple after you've had it explained to you).
The great thing about D'Aveni, is that he in principle challenges the Porter's and Ansoff's of this world, and explains that competition today is intense, not very well-ordered and competitive advantages is fleeting and has to be constantly renewed. In short, this is the first book in Strategy that I've read and immediately felt at home with. You can't loose, buy it, read it and contemplate it. If you don't agree with its main theme, you're probably of a dying breed of managers, otherwise you need this book to make sense of the competitive landscape of today.


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