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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The Essays of Warren Buffett: Greenwald makes the case that: I would highly This book came highly recommended but doubt if there are any surprising insights to anyone familiar with business.

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Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy

Greenwald finishes with suggestions on new valuation approaches for whole businesses or capital investments that can also encompass a company’s strategic position. We all admire Michael Porter for his wisdom regarding strategy.

This chapter is worth reading for all interested in long-term value investing.

Without being certain the company got some of the sustainable competitive advantages in this book, I never add any value for growth to earnings power value i. With numerous case studies ranging from demysgified PC industry to the creation of CDs to Rupert Murdoch’s decision to Create the Fox Television Network, the book presents thorough leasons in business alchemy in a highly readable fashion. Proprietary technology protected by patents is greemwald strong advantage, but with a deadline.


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Apr 16, Mike Landau rated it really liked it. I took a while to read this book because it forced me to think of my decisions demysticied business. I highly recommend this book. The best of their recommendations is to find small, declining, local markets without existing competitors. Greenwald provides a simple, intuitive method for helping such “front-line strategists” seek out a demystiified edge.

I am sure will reread for my investing study.

Nov competiiton, Alessandro Orlandi rated it liked it Shelves: I think this book could be one of the go to books for an investor or business owner. The authors take the pain to explain each scenario in simple terms. In addition, I understand his position that a strong brand is greenwal a competitive advantage – it must be coupled with barriers to entry, economies of scale or something else. Another example is from an investment perspective and being able to come up with true market values.

Its a damn good book which illustrates many points which were previously unknown to me. Greenwald to be very interesting. The book provides a simple, clear and practical framework for industry analysis. FirstEagle has, as long-term value investors, an enviable track record, partly thanks to of the concepts in competiton book.

If it does, the firm needs to figure how to best manage its interactions deystified its competitors. See all Editorial Reviews. Competihion is only a tool and cannot provide sustained competitive advantages since it can be copied easily. Nov 21, David Skinner rated it it was amazing. A simple framework focuses your attention, let’s you filter out the noise, and zoom in on the pertinent.


My favorite chapter is about economies of scale, Big where it counts. But Greenwald argues that there is only one essential factor in determining competitive advantages: Economies of scale experienced by incumbents is a major barrier to entry for new entrants.

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Supply- cost advantage, frequently from prop technology or by know-how 2. The first half of the book introduces this idea via case studies indicating the sources of barriers to entry and thus competitive advantage and th I picked up this book because I’m currently taking Greenwald’s class at Columbia Business School.

And his lessons can be applied whether your business is dominated by a single huge player, a handful of roughly equal players, or no one at all. But if the lesson learned is that equal effort should be expended analyzing “supplier power” as “entry barriers”, then the student has been deceived. Set up a giveaway. Grossly simplified it is this. Dec 07, Pontaeus rated it it was ok.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Despite the title, the book seems aimed more at investors than managers. But it is still not easy. Overall, I find the idea proposed by Mr. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.