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The Art of Business Wars

Author : David Brown
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"A ROLLICKING READ ABOUT THE CORPORATE WORLD'S GREATEST RIVALRIES." ADAM GRANT, New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and Originals, and host of the TED podcast WorkLife Based on the chart-topping BUSINESS WARS podcast, here are the stories and lessons from history's greatest business rivalries - retold as you've never heard them before. Some of the companies here have been featured on the podcast, many are entirely new, and ALL of the material presents a fresh perspective, with each chapter thematically inspired by a chapter of Sun Tzu's classic, The Art of War. From the pocket showdown of iPhone vs Blackberry to the epic stand-off of Beats vs Monster, The Art of Business Wars goes deep into the business trenches to explore the stories behind the stories. In this gripping study of triumph and disaster, you'll discover the real-life love spat between the co-founders of Tinder which led to the creation of its competitor Bumble, the battle of the fast fashion giants H&M and Zara where speed is everything, how Wrigley almost bit off more than it could chew, and Nintendo leveled up in America. With these and many more tales from business battlefields all over the world The Art of Business Wars reveals the strategies, positioning, dirty tricks, and eye for exploiting vulnerabilities, that make the difference between success and failure. David Brown, host of the hit podcast Business Wars, masterfully frames some of the biggest business rivalries in history using the wisdom and pragmatic advice of revered Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. Each battle Brown examines tells a story of contending wits, strategies, and resources. He chronicles the rise of companies as they formulate innovative plans, vanquish foes, and adapt to shifting societal needs. The goal: stay ahead of the competition and emerge victorious as an industry titan. Compiling powerful insights uncovered over hundreds of episodes and more than a year of in-depth research, Brown offers an extraordinary formula for victory woven into a series of gripping, real-life tales straight from the business trenches. The stories in The Art of Business Wars are fascinating, but the lessons we draw from them - about determination, ingenuity, patience, grit, subtlety, and other key traits that contribute to a victorious enterprise - are invaluable, whether you're a software-slinging freelancer or the CEO of a multinational corporation.

Sun Tzu and the Art of Business

Author : Mark McNeilly
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More than two millennia ago the famous Chinese general Sun Tzu wrote the classic work on military strategy, The Art of War. Now, in a new edition of Sun Tzu and the Art of Business, Mark McNeilly shows how Sun Tzu's strategic principles can be applied to twenty-first century business. Here are two books in one: McNeilly's synthesis of Sun Tzu's ideas into six strategic principles for the business executive, plus the text of Samuel B. Griffith's popular translation of The Art of War. McNeilly explains how to gain market share without inciting competitive retaliation, how to attack competitors' weak points, and how to maximize market information for competitive advantage. He demonstrates the value of speed and preparation in throwing the competition off-balance, employing strategy to beat the competition, and the need for character in leaders. Lastly, McNeilly presents a practical method to put Sun Tzu's principles into practice. By using modern examples throughout the book from Google, Zappos, Amazon, Dyson, Aflac, Singapore Airlines, Best Buy, the NFL, Tata Motors, Starbucks, and many others, he illustrates how, by following the wisdom of history's most respected strategist, executives can avoid the pitfalls of management fads and achieve lasting competitive advantage.

Storizen Magazine May 2021 The Ultimate Face Switch

Author : Pria Raiyani
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The time that is lost is gone forever! Sometimes, one gets lost in moments of time. The random thought brought me closer to one of the incidents in my life when I was not even myself (at least I suppose so). Combining the thoughts, we bring you a double treat. Firstly, we needed to know your story of the time when you were lost, so the theme for this month was born. It is said that the Phoenix rises from its ashes. The second treat we have got is the Feature Story for this month. Have you ever experienced a sudden change in the behavior of someone with whom you have interacted for a long time? Giving this thought a story, Pria shares her take on "The Ultimate Face Switch: Hero or Villain?" Do check it out on Page 8! We are super proud to collaborate with the team ENACTUS of the Kirori Mal College, Delhi University who are doing awesome work of creating Pens out of Paper. Sounds cool right? Do Check out the story inside! Health and Fitness Enthusiasts, we have you covered as well. We have included two articles for you. They will definitely help you in losing weight and keep your body and mind in balance. Storizen Magazine May 2021 is LIVE NOW!

Tractor Wars

Author : Neil Dahlstrom
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"Mr. Dahlstrom...has written a superb history of the tractor and this long-forgotten period of capitalism in U.S. agriculture. We now know the whole story of when farming, business and the free-market economy diverged, divided and conquered." —Wall Street Journal Discover the untold story of the “tractor wars,” the twenty-year period that introduced power farming—the most fundamental change in world agriculture in hundreds of years. Before John Deere, Ford, and International Harvester became icons of American business, they were competitors in a forgotten battle for the farm. From 1908-1928, against the backdrop of a world war and economic depression, these brands were engaged in a race to introduce the tractor and revolutionize farming. By the turn of the twentieth century, four million people had left rural America and moved to cities, leaving the nation’s farms shorthanded for the work of plowing, planting, cultivating, harvesting, and threshing. That’s why the introduction of the tractor is an innovation story as essential as man’s landing on the moon or the advent of the internet—after all, with the tractor, a shrinking farm population could still feed a growing world. But getting the tractor from the boardroom to the drafting table, then from factory and the farm, was a technological and competitive battle that until now, has never been fully told. A researcher, historian, and writer, Neil Dahlstrom has spent decades in the corporate archives at John Deere. In Tractor Wars, Dahlstrom offers an insider’s view of a story that entwines a myriad of brands and characters, stakes and plots: the Reverend Daniel Hartsough, a pastor turned tractor designer; Alexander Legge, the eventual president of International Harvester, a former cowboy who took on Henry Ford; William Butterworth and the oft-at-odds leadership team at John Deere that partnered with the enigmatic Ford but planned for his ultimate failure. With all the bitterness and drama of the race between Ford, Dodge, and General Motors, Tractor Wars is the untold story of industry stalwarts and disruptors, inventors, and administrators racing to invent modern agriculture—a power farming revolution that would usher in a whole new world.

Throne Wars

Author : Pravin Shekar
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WAR, HISTORY and MARKETING STRATEGIES! THRONE WARS is a fictionalized presentation inspired by the lives of the Chola and Pandya kings, who ruled vast parts of Southern India many centuries ago. The history of India is replete with colourful stories involving ambitious rulers, wily court strategists, brave commanders and guerilla warfare, all of which make for compelling reading even today. Not just that. They carry many important, timeless marketing lessons for business leaders. This book is a collection of a few such stories with a few such lessons, which will be useful to corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and marketers. It is for them that I have written this book. While I have taken the stories from the history of South India (of which I am a tiny part), I have drawn inspiration for some of the strategies and learnings from Sun Tzu’s ancient classic, “The Art of War”. The interpretation and learnings mentioned in each chapter are those that I strive to implement for my business and those of my clients. I believe they will help you in your business, too.

Ethics Security and the War Machine

Author : Ned Dobos
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If pacifists are correct in thinking that war is always unjust, then it follows that we ought to eliminate the possibility and temptation of ever engaging in it; we should not build war-making capacity, and if we already have, then demilitarization—or military abolition—would seem to be the appropriate course to take. On the other hand, if war is sometimes justified, as many believe, then it must be permissible to prepare for it by creating and maintaining a military establishment. Yet this view that the justifiability of war-making is also sufficient to justify war-building is mistaken. This book addresses questions of jus ante bellum, or justice before war. Under what circumstances is it justifiable for a polity to prepare for war by militarizing? When (if ever) and why (if at all) is it morally permissible to create and maintain the potential to wage war? In doing so it highlights the ways in which a civilian population compromises its own security in maintaining a permanent military establishment, explores the moral and social costs of militarization, and evaluates whether or not these costs are worth bearing.

The Implementation Challenge

Author : David Hussey
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The implementation of appropriate strategies remains one of the most difficult areas of management. Considerable thought, energy and resources is given over to devising a strategic plan; and it is to the fine detail of the plan that attention turns when things go wrong. The plan, rather than the implementation comes in for scrutiny, because it is less problematic to analyse. Perhaps this is because, whereas the plan can be devised under pollution-free, almost laboratory conditions, the working out of the plan takes place in the real world infected with real world variables. But the whole point of a strategy is that it will be implemented and implemented successfully. Much has been written on change management and transformational leadership all very relevant to strategy implementation but there are comparatively few books which look at the implementation process as a whole. The Implementation Challenge aims to link the numerous concepts and approaches to the subject but recognizes the impact on implementation of the organization as it lives and breathes. From the work of leading thinkers in the field of strategic management, David Hussey has selected contributions specifically focusing on the theme of implementation. Some of the work is to be found in Strategic Change; this, together with new material and four major case studies, makes The Implementation Challenge thoroughly up to date and coherent. It is intended to be thought provoking, and to give practical aid to those involved with achieving successful implementation of their organization s strategic plans and thinking.

The Art of Strategic Planning for Information Technology

Author : Bernard H. Boar
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A revision of the bestselling book that shows IT departments how to take on new challenges As technology becomes more mainstream and accessible, companies must develop new ways to use their IT resources in order to compete. In this extensive revision, IT expert Bernard Boar provides a methodology that shows readers how to use IT as a competitive business asset. He tackles the latest challenges facing IT departments over the next several years, including how to devise a complete strategy to make the department more effective and how to choose the best strategy framework for a company. Boar also shows how technologies like e-commerce, data warehousing, architectures, and Java can be used to make a business more competitive.

Winning Not Fighting

Author : John Vincent
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Winning Not Fighting draws on the philosophy of Wing Tsun, an ancient Chinese martial art, to offer a profound and practical guide to achieving success at work, life and business. By explaining what these teachings reveal about decision-making, professional relationships, personal targets and positivity, it challenges some of our deepest-held assumptions and forces us to unlearn many ideas that inform our current ideas on professional success. Why, for example, do we refer to business through a lens of conflict? Why does winning always require confrontation, competition and a loser? John Vincent and Julian Hitch challenge our ingrained assumptions about success and achievement to to guide us through a path of self-cultivation using the eight wisdoms of Wing Tsun. John Vincent, the co-founder of LEON, has applied these mantras to his healthy fast- food empire with enormous success. In Winning Not Fighting, he collaborates with Wing Tsun master, Sifu Julian Hitch to sculpt this timeless wisdom into a practical and accessible guide to achieving success for your business.

Modern Oriental Corporate Culture

Author : Yong Su
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The book covers Oriental management theories as well as their applications; research on positivism; long-term focus; exclusive interviews and accumulating first-hand data, etc. It also addresses the following topics: Chinese family businesses that have survived for more than one hundred years(e.g. INFINITUS, Beijing TRT); Chinese enterprises and firms that follow the oriental management culture serve as the dynamic engines to the 2nd largest economic entity in the world (e.g., Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., Mengniu Dairy Gr., Hainan Airlines and so on); Eastern and western managerial cultures that have been growing within Chinese businesses(e.g., Hainan Airlines, INFINITUS); Varied schools such as Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism, legalism, Military Strategists, Mohist School remain vital but at the same time Chinese businesses and firms welcome and extract the essence of western managerial civilization rather than reject it, etc. These areas will be of particular interest to readers, and the purpose of the book is not only to acquaint the reader with China by providing information about Chinese businesses and firms, but also to provide a royal road to doing business with China as well as allowing them to learn about Chinese managerial wisdom.