Aligning the Stars by Jay W. Lorsch Thomas J. Tierney

By Jay W. Lorsch Thomas J. Tierney

Show description

Read Online or Download Aligning the Stars PDF

Best small business & entrepreneurship books

Small Firms and Network Economies

Fresh improvement event issues to the way in which enterprise could be the major to a dynamic small company quarter, particularly the place these hyperlinks are equipped on excessive belief co-operative kin. This ebook studies varieties of small enterprise community, illustrated via a world number of case experiences, together with: * chinese language relations enterprise networks * ethinic minority company networks * jap and South Korean enterprise crew networks * Taiwan's subcontracting networks * eu commercial districts community merchandising projects in Singapore, New Zealand, Scandinavia and the united kingdom are each one mentioned to supply a entire comparative evaluate of small company networks.

Here's How: Run a Successful Independent Consulting Business (Here's How)

Jam-packed with the entire worthy information, incl uding samples and case reviews, this booklet will be within the l ibrary of each one that has thought of or is operating a consulting enterprise. '

Dear Preston: Doing Business With Our Hearts: A Practical and Friendly Guide to Running Your Own Creative Service Business

A creative's advisor to doing company with center. if you happen to run an inventive carrier enterprise, you face a distinct set of demanding situations. commonly you are keen about what you do, yet you most likely fight with difficulties universal to many inventive execs: How do I stability my expertise and concepts with the calls for of the customer?

Lifecycle of a Technology Company: Step-by-Step Legal Background and Practical Guide from Startup to Sale

Compliment for Lifecycle of a expertise Company''Lifecycle of a expertise corporation is a finished enterprise and criminal guide for all however the so much skilled expertise marketers. I shared my reproduction with a couple of colleagues at MIT who've both begun or are considering launching their very own businesses, and that i had a true challenge retrieving it.

Additional resources for Aligning the Stars

Sample text

S. 7 Growth industries also attract capital. The boom in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity is telling. This trend indicates just how aggressively professional firms are investing to strengthen their competitive positions and penetrate new market segments and geographies. Price Waterhouse merged with Coopers & Lybrand. Alex Brown, America’s oldest investment bank, was acquired by Bankers Trust—which in turn was acquired by Deutsche Bank. The consulting arm of Ernst & Young was sold to Cap Gemini.

Bureaucratic or entrepreneurial? Furthermore, which individuals in those client businesses are the buyers with whom the firm can realistically hope to forge a relationship? Are they junior or senior? Line or staff? At the corporate center or in the field? Conservative or risk takers? How many of them will be involved in the decision? These client-related questions lead directly to issues of geographic strategy. To what extent can or should a firm remain local? Or national? What level of presence is required to compete effectively in large markets like the United States or Germany?

Firms that attract and retain the best people and motivate them to build enduring client relationships, put the firm first, and follow through on strategic imperatives are the firms that ultimately win. Not Just People, But Stars “People are our most important asset” is a hackneyed phrase in business. ” Why? Because important as a company’s people are, they are usually somewhat expendable. The reason is simple. In most businesses a company’s competitive advantage does not rely directly on the retention, motivation, and behavior of particular individuals.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.35 of 5 – based on 7 votes