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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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Very helpful framework for understanding any underlying business and their competitive advantages. When reading the book, I would suggest using some time to really grasp the first chapters about strategy and competitive advantages.

But this barrier will cease to be effective if the market is growing by double digits. Share your thoughts with other customers. This book is the only book I know that goes kind of against Porter’s five forces and makes legit arguments.

Each theoretical concept, no matter how short, is accompanied by loads of examples. Hardcoverpages. Preview — Competition Demystified by Bruce C.

I loved the chapter on Nintendo and the lasts chapter are really good. They’re trying to give insight into the business-cases presented from an investors standpoint, but fail time and time again. Nov 25, Alessandro Orlandi rated it liked it Shelves: Learn more about Amazon Prime. Each topic is linked to an index of publications on that topic. demystifoed


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But Greenwald argues that there is only one essential factor in determining competitive advantages: Bruce does a great job to make you demystkfied harder about certain things that are suppose to be the standard valuation methodologies. Other parts are really interesting and fun because the book is some what old.

I heard about this book through a My key take-aways for this book are: Open Preview See a Problem? If it lacks a comp.

Competition Demystified

He also is very colorful with his language just like in classand has some very memorable business insights like, “In the long run, everything is a toaster.

It was even better the second competitikn I read it. It says it’ll radically simplify and improve on Porter’s five forces. In fact, many of them are solutions to Harvard Business School cases.

Does the firm have a competitive advantage? A must read for business strategy and investing. Greenwald proposes to focus only on one factor: Perhaps I just had terrific strategy professors in grad school, but TAoW seemed too plain and bland to me, almost like I was reading something I had read or learned before. Porter identified a complex five-force model for studying competition in any market. Many investors and analysts are too optimistic about growth, especially after meeting a charismatic CEO with an aggressive plan for expansion.


This chapter is worth reading for all interested in long-term value investing. However, the author’s idea on how to analyze each competitive market, I find it to be useful. While the framework is simple, Greenwald backs up his ideas heavily with case studies. Aliza Hausman Top Contributor: I recommend the book to everyone with interest in competitive strategy.

There are greebwald chapters with detailed case studies, which are very relevant if you want to practice strategy. Greenwald makes the case that: I expect it to be helpful in my job as a consultant to customers as well as my internal management role. The Most Important Thing Illuminated: I highly recommend this book.

Grossly simplified it is this.

Proprietary technology protected by patents is a demhstified advantage, but with a deadline. Oct 08, Forrest Hosten rated it it was amazing. To ask other readers questions about Competition Demystifiedplease sign up.