It's Not the Big That Eat the Small... It's the Fast That Eat the Slow : How to Use Speed as a Competitive Tool in Business

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2009-11-25
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Conventional wisdom once told us big companies are unbeatable... and eat smaller competitors for breakfast. Not anymore. These days It's Not the Big that Eat the Small... It's the FAST that Eat the Slow! Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton discovered what separates today's icons of speed from everybody else. They asked questions like: What is the difference between speed and haste? Where does business go to spot trends before the competition? How can leaders help people stop dreading high velocity and rediscover the thrill of deciding, acting and staying fast? And studied the world's fastest companies like: H&M Europe's fast fashion phenomenon now poised to threaten apparel stores in America. AOL who gulped down Netscape and Time Warner in record time. Charles Schwab the new dominant name in discount and on-line financial services. The results are in this sensational book... a national bestseller, translated all over the globe and universally praised. Would you like to make speed a competitive tool in your business? Here's your roadmap!

Table of Contents

Prologuep. 1
Fast Thinkingp. 9
Anticipatep. 11
Spot Trendsp. 29
Put Every Idea Through the "Grinder"p. 43
The Best Idea Winsp. 59
Fast Decisionsp. 69
Rules for Fast Decisionsp. 71
Blow Out the Bureaucracyp. 85
Unbundle Everythingp. 93
Shuffle Portfoliosp. 99
Constantly Reassess Everythingp. 109
Get to Market Fasterp. 121
Launch a Crusadep. 123
Own and Exploit Your Competitive Advantagep. 137
Get Vendors and Suppliers to Move Fastp. 147
Stay Beneath the Radarp. 153
Keep It Simplep. 165
Institutionalize Innovationp. 173
Get Other Fast People on Your Sidep. 179
Sustaining Speedp. 185
Prove the Mathp. 187
Be Ruthless with Resourcesp. 197
Use a Central Scoreboardp. 207
Stay Financially Flexiblep. 211
Use Narratives and Storiesp. 219
Play Your Own Gamep. 225
Don't B.S. Yourselfp. 229
Stay Close to the Customerp. 237
Adapt, Improvise, and Overcomep. 243
Epiloguep. 251
Indexp. 255
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