The Art of Profitability

Author: Adrian Slywotzky

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 0759527725

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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An extraordinarily new business slant on how companies can generate greater profits. Presented in 23 compact lessons, "The Art of Profitability" features an ongoing tutorial between two fictitious individuals.

The Art of Profitability

Author: Adrian J. Slywotzky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780446597586

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 129

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Describes the various patterns of business operation that lead to profitability through a series of conversations in which an expert on profits teaches a student.

The Art of Profitability

Author: Adrian Slywotzky

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759527725

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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An extraordinarily new business slant on how companies can generate greater profits. Presented in 23 compact lessons, "The Art of Profitability" features an ongoing tutorial between two fictitious individuals.

How to Grow When Markets Don't

Author: Adrian Slywotzky,Richard Wise,Karl Weber

Publisher: Business Plus

ISBN: 075952792X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Though most companies claim to be growth oriented, surprisingly few actually achieve double-digit growth-and over the past 10 years, that percentage has steadily decreased.

Demand

Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It

Author: Adrian Slywotzky,Karl Weber

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307887340

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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In DEMAND: Giving People What They Love Before They Know They Want It (Crown Business; October 2011), Adrian Slywotzky, named by Industry Week one of the world’s six most influential management thinkers, provides a radically new way to think about demand, with a big idea and a host of practical applications—not just for people in business but also for social activists, governments leaders, non-profit managers, and other would-be innovators. They all need to master such ground-breaking concepts as the hassle map (and the secrets of fixing it); the curse of the incomplete product (and how to avoid it); why very good ≠ magnetic; how what you don’t see can make or break a product; the art of transforming fence sitters into customers; why there’s no such thing as an average customer; and why real demand comes from a 45-degree angle of improvement (rather than the five degrees most organizations manage). From the Hardcover edition.

The Profit Zone

How Strategic Business Design Will Lead You to Tomorrow's Profits

Author: Adrian J. Slywotzky,David J. Morrison,Bob Andelman

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307422305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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The book that answers the most fundamental question in business: Where Will I Make a Profit Tomorrow? Why do some companies create sustained, superior profits year after year? Why are they always far ahead of their competitors in discovering the ever-changing profit zones of their industry? Why do others languish as their traditional way of doing business turns into a no-profit zone? The Profit Zone provides the answers. It is a brilliant, original, and practical explanation of how and why high profit happens. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Art of Trend Trading

Animal Spirits and Your Path to Profits

Author: Michael Parness

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119185327

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Look inward for the missing piece to your trading strategy The Art of Trend Trading bucks the trend of technicality to show readers how instinct and strategy can unite to bring about consistent investment success. Rather than diving ever-deeper into the overdone world of complicated modeling and forecasting techniques, trader, CEO, and bestselling author Michael Parness explains how making intuition a part of your investment strategy tends to result in more long-term profit. Using animal spirits as a metaphor and tool, Parness helps readers understand how their natural tendencies may run counter to their strategy, and how this dichotomy may be the shackle holding them back from true market success. Readers will learn how this perspective lifted Parness from homelessness to making millions in both Bull and Bear markets, and will start developing their own market instinct as they refine and tune into their own natural intuition. Everyone's looking for the "ultimate" system, a way to "game the market" and uncover the "secret" to successful investing. Over the years, Parness has observed that the best traders – those who consistently make money – are the ones that use instinct and intuition, as well as strategy. This book shows you how to identify the natural trader within, and use your gut to inform an ever-evolving investment plan. Follow the author's journey from homelessness to millionaire Identify and understand your own strengths and weaknesses Develop your instinct alongside your strategy Take a lesson from traders making consistent money There's no substitute for good strategy, but it's no secret that some strategies seem to be more profitable than others. The Art of Trend Trading helps you find that missing piece and turn it into more consistent investment success.

The Profitability Test

Does Your Strategy Make Sense?

Author: Harborne W. Stuart

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262529408

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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A new way to determine whether a business strategy will lead to profitability.

Bank Performance

A Theoretical and Empirical Framework for the Analysis of Profitability, Competition and Efficiency

Author: Jacob Bikker,Jaap W.B. Bos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134152507

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

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Economic literature pays a great deal of attention to the performance of banks, expressed in terms of competition, concentration, efficiency, productivity and profitability. This book provides an all-embracing framework for the various existing theories in this area and illustrates these theories with practical applications. Evaluating a broad field of research, the book describes a profit maximizing bank and demonstrates how several widely-used models can be fitted into this framework. The authors also present an overview of the current major trends in banking and relate them to the assumptions of each model, thereby shedding light on the relevance, timeliness and shelf life of the various models. The results include a set of recommendations for a future research agenda. Offering a comprehensive analysis of bank performance, this book is useful for all of those undertaking research, or are interested, in areas such as banking, competition, supervision, monetary policy and financial stability.

Pricing and Profitability Management

A Practical Guide for Business Leaders

Author: Julie Meehan,Mike Simonetto,Larry Montan,Chris Goodin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047082705X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The practical guide to using pricing and profitability management to build a better business A comprehensive reference for any business professional looking to understand the capabilities and competencies required for effectively managing pricing and profitability, Pricing and Profitability Management explains how to determine the right approach, tools, and techniques for each of six key categories (pricing strategy, price execution, advanced analytics and optimization, organizational alignment and governance, pricing technology and data management, and tax and regulatory effectiveness). Exploring each category in detail, the book addresses how an integrated approach to pricing improvement can give a sustainable, competitive advantage to any organization. The ultimate "how to" manual for any executive or manager interested in price management, the book presents a holistic, comprehensive framework that shows how integrating these pricing categories into a cohesive program leads to impressive gains that cannot be achieved through a single-pronged approach. Presents a comprehensive framework for more effectively managing pricing and profitability Identities the six key categories of pricing and profitability management Shows you how to gain a competitive edge by managing pricing and profitability Taking a comprehensive view of pricing, companies can position themselves to tap a vast source of shareholder value—the ability to set and enforce profitable prices, not just once, but again and again in response to marketplace changes and evolving business needs—and this book will show you how.

The Ancient Bing-fa Martial Arts Strategy

The Science of Personal Power

Author: Sun Tzu,Gary Gagliardi

Publisher: Science of Strategy

ISBN: 1929194382

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 189

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The philosophical basis for all Asian martial arts was originally the Sunzi Bing-fa, known in English as Sun Tzu's The Art of War. If you practice or even teach any of the martial arts, this book is will give you a unique and valuable insight to the true founding spirit of your training. Originally, martial arts practices was designed to train the mind, body, and spirit. However, the intellectual basis of martial arts practice was lost because its source, the Bing-fa, was suppressed by China's rulers and intentionally replaced with the spiritual teachings of first Taoism and later Buddhism. The book starts with the complete history of martial arts in China, showing how the whole concept of martial training began with Sun Tzu's work and how and why the practice of martial arts was disconnected from the teaching of strategy.

Photography

Focus on Profit

Author: Tom Zimberoff

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 407

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There is a unique, all-in-one reference to conquering the photography business. Not only does it demonstrate hundreds of time-proven procedures for making a profit, but it also supplies the software to do it. This no-fail guide details the “best practices” for starting, running, and evaluating the ongoing operation of a photography business. Unlike any other book on the market, Photography: Focus on Profit also addresses the importance of how-to business automation for every photographer’s studio. It features an accompanying CD-ROM containing PhotoByte®. Here is everything the photographer needs to know about raising finances choosing the right digital equipment, day-to-day business management, and more. This one-stop guide is the ultimate answer to a business world where a photographer’s success depends on handling operations consistently, effectively, and professionally.

Profit Patterns

30 Ways to Anticipate and Profit from Strategic Changes Reshaping Your Business

Author: Adrian J. Slywotzky

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780812933772

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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Like a successful coach, Slywotzky uses ingenious diagrams and brief explanations to show readers how to make sense of profit patterns that are changing the way companies do business and make money. 100 illustrations.

Value Migration

How to Think Several Moves Ahead of the Competition

Author: Adrian J. Slywotzky

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9780875846323

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

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Argues that successful new companies are taking on established businesses by developing superior business designs, and argues that the key is anticipating customer priorities

The Business of Design

Balancing Creativity and Profitability

Author: Keith Granet

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616891270

Category: Design

Page: 208

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The Business of Design debunks the myth that business sense and creative talent are mutually exclusive and, unlike other lackluster business books, is written and illustrated to captivate a visually thinking audience. For nearly thirty years, consultant Keith Granet has helped design professionals pursue their passion and turn a profit. From billing to branding, client management to marketing and licensing, The Business of Design reveals the tools necessary to create and run a thriving design business in today's ultra-competitive marketplace.

Optimizing Back Office Operations

Best Practices to Maximize Profitability

Author: Zahid Khalid

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470603956

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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According to industry experts, a typical one billion dollar company spends approximately $27 million on unnecessary working capital and inefficient processing functions because they lack visibility into the financial supply chain. Optimizing Back Office Operations: Best Practices to Maximize Profitability uses examples and case studies to show how cost optimization—and not cost reduction—in the core back office operations is the right approach to maximizing profitability and enterprise value. Implementation guidance is provided for Executives, CFOs, and Controllers on transitioning from outdated processes to a fully-optimized financial supply chain.

Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink

Why 40% of Your Business is Unprofitable, and How to Fix It

Author: Jonathan L. S. Byrnes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014196572X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Companies around the world turn to MIT's Jonathan Byrnes for one reason: he can figure out where the profit is. He shows them which customers and businesses are cash cows, and which efforts are just a drain on resources. Most astonishingly, in each case he finds that roughly 40% of his client's businesses are unprofitable. We are transitioning from an era of mass markets to the Age of Precision Markets. Before, companies sought to distribute their products as widely as possible using arm's-length customer relationships. Broad metrics like aggregate revenues and costs were adequate. But today companies form different relationships with different sets of customers. Successful businesses create competitive advantages and sustained profitability by developing innovative relationships and new types of value. This is a double-edged sword: if customers are matched with the right relationships, sales and profits soar...but if they are matched poorly, profitability plunges. Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink tells you how to rethink your business for maximum profit - what to do, what difficulties you'll encounter, and how to overcome them. This book gives you the roadmap and tools you'll need to be a highly effective manager in a new era of business.

Making Things Happen

Mastering Project Management

Author: Scott Berkun

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596517718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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Offers a collection of essays on philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects. This book explains to technical and non-technical readers alike what it takes to get through a large software or web development project. It does not cite specific methods, but focuses on philosophy and strategy.

Style and Statistics

The Art of Retail Analytics

Author: Brittany Bullard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119270316

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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"The power of retail analytics is important but being able to interpret it in a way that the end business user or average shopper who wants to learn more can actually interpret and understand can be a challenge. The book will include information on current industry trends as well as why analytics have become so important in the industry. This book focuses on applications of analytics within merchandise assortment management, pricing, marketing, and customer intelligence. Each chapter will include how analytics can help retailers solve business issues. The book will also include interviews from different retailers. The end of the book will emphasize the personal value of utilizing analytics. It will talk about how utilizing analytics can help individuals' own careers by increasing efficiencies and accuracies. Information on how to expand their current knowledge will be included as well"--

Collaborate

The Art of We

Author: Dan Sanker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118114728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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The hands-on guide for the new way to compete: Collaboration The 21st Century's counterpart to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, Dan Sanker's Collaborate: The Art of We gives a new generation of pioneering business enthusiasts a practical guide to capture tomorrow's opportunities. Globalization, technological advances, and cultural changes have opened the door for a new winning formula that combines traditional competition with contemporary collaborative business practices. Readers will change their mindsets and learn practical tools to tap into talent, overcome organizational obstacles, and create dramatic incremental value by collaborating between organizations. While most businesses are battling it out for crumbs of market share, the author gives inside examples of emerging leaders who are staking claim to larger pieces of the economic pie. Intellectual honesty and proof-of-concept permeate throughout; even the book's own foreword was entrusted to a collaborative group of over 35 individual participants, a first of its kind and one more concrete example of the power of collaboration. Sanker provides a comprehensive guide to collaboration from conception to implementation and analysis. He brings collaboration to life by: Exploring the opportunities created by dynamic online social tools being used by winning leaders Delving into examples from a plethora of traditional companies like Disney and McDonald's Inviting readers behind the curtains to see the inner workings of collaborative emerging growth companies like CaseStack, the author’s company