Greenwald, Bruce C. N.. Competition demystified: a radically simplified approach to business strategy / Bruce Greenwald and Judd. Kahn. p. cm. Includes index. Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy professor Bruce Greenwald offers a bold new theory of competition – a theory. In Competition Demystified, Bruce Greenwald and Judd Kahn define strategy as outward facing decisions addressing two primary issues: the.

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Demustified, the author’s idea on how to analyze each competitive market, I find it to be useful. 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 demgstified economics of demystifiwd. 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 they always always always re-commit themselves to pursuing operational efficiencies.

Few match his knowledge in Value Investing and Corporate Strategy. Nov 21, David Skinner rated xemystified it was amazing. In fact, I’m seriously dubious if the authors had adequately considered factors like hindsight bias in choosing their examples. Oct 30, Brentley Campbell rated it it was amazing.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I have learnt a lot from this book. It was, I think, the first book I read on competitive advantages. It is helpful in considering which business to develop, where to invest and what are good reasons to do so. However, for many investors a year period of outsized returns is sufficient. The book describes the different dimensions that identify the market conditions and the probable competition with other companies.

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My favorite chapter is about economies of scale, Big where it counts. We all demysticied Michael Porter for his wisdom regarding strategy. Jan 28, Yu Shimada rated it really liked it. Perhaps the difference is in the author’s definition of time horizon.

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And by competitive advantages, he means concrete factors that enables some companies to achieve extraordinary profitability over an extended period of time. Greenwald, barrier to entry is the single, most significant factor that affects competition in the marketplace.

Greenwald draws on game theory to explain what you should do if gresnwald to entry are strong, weak, or nonexistent.

But yes, it’s a good book for the library and for gentle reminders of how companies make mistakes. Greenwald has build de,ystified framework from Michael Porter’s famous theories, but put into an updated and demystiried simplified form.

If it does, the firm needs to figure how to best manage its interactions with its competitors. What is needed for a sustainable competitive edge? My perspective on business has never been management, but rather investment. Nov 25, Alessandro Orlandi rated it liked it Shelves: The author also includes his own analysis on several companies regarding their place in their respective competitive market with suggestions on how to go forward.

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Market position is key for long-term profitability, usually together with either proprietary technology or customer captivity. A necessary read for those interested in competitive analysis.

I am sure will reread for my investing study. Examples help to drive home the point, but another that belongs on every investor’s bookshelf.


Nov 06, Wilbert Van Der Kruk rated it it was amazing. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I copetition this book could be one of the go to books for an investor or business owner. In the earlier part of the book, he mentioned how competition is local.

Excellent guide to assessing strategy in competitive environments. Apr 16, Mike Landau rated it really liked it. After reading this, we ought competiyion be more afraid of companies expanding into new markets.

Porter identified a complex five-force model for studying competition in any market. But how do you use his recommendations in real life? The title aptly describes what this book is about: There are multiple chapters with detailed case studies, which are very relevant if you want to practice strategy.

Through the use of thesis and hypothesis with real world examples. Although Porter’s framework demysitfied a bit detail-oriented and tough to implement, it’s by all means a better template than what this is giving us.

Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy

Greenwald, Bruce, and Judd Kahn. He backs up his arguments with a number of case studies. He also is very colorful with his language just like in classand has bfuce very memorable business insights like, “In the long run, everything is a toaster.

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