Greenwald, Bruce C. N.. Competition demystified: a radically simplified approach to business strategy / Bruce Greenwald and Judd. Kahn. p. cm. Includes index. Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy professor Bruce Greenwald offers a bold new theory of competition – a theory. In Competition Demystified, Bruce Greenwald and Judd Kahn define strategy as outward facing decisions addressing two primary issues: the.

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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Especially if you are an outsider, you need a toolbox that is easier to use and maybe more focused.

Abstract From the publisher: Lots of useful ideas that one can take and learn from the book. Overall, this was a decent read, but at demystfied become a bit one dimensional.

Competition Demystified

You can easily read one chapter at a time and then put the book away for a while, if you have to, without losing track. There are geographic limitations for economies of scale. Greenwald has build a framework from Michael Porter’s famous theories, but put My perspective on business has never been management, but rather investment.

I expect it to be helpful in my job as a consultant to customers as well as my internal management role. Porter identified a complex five-force model for studying competition in any market. Few match his knowledge in Value Investing and Corporate Strategy. After reading this, we ought to be more afraid of companies expanding into new markets.

Published August 18th by Portfolio Hardcover first published Jul 04, Ned rated it liked it. We were told that this book gives a simplified and much more clear view of what strategy is all remystified.


Another example is from an investment perspective and being able to come up with true market values.

The author also includes his own analysis on several companies regarding their place in their respective competitive market with suggestions on how to go forward. Here we get a really good introduction to game theory, and have some high-profile cases to follow like the “Cola Wars” between Coke and Pepsi and the collusion between the Sotheby’s and Christie’s auction houses.

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Each theoretical concept, no matter how short, is accompanied by loads of examples. No trivia or quizzes yet. Want to Read saving…. Greenwald logically lays out a framework demystifief assessing the competitive landscape. Although Porter’s framework is a deystified detail-oriented and tough to implement, it’s by all means a better template than what this is giving us.

Return to Book Page. Technology is only a tool and cannot provide sustained competitive advantages since it can be copied easily. A good read for college business students.

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Very helpful framework for understanding any underlying business and their competitive advantages. Some of their statements are short but hold a huge amount of strategic meaning.

Dec 07, Pontaeus rated it it was ok. Michael Porter proposed that their were five key forces to understand before formulating a business’s strategy.

I would highly This book came highly recommended but doubt if there are any surprising insights to anyone familiar with business.


But this barrier will cease to be effective if the market is growing by double digits. Well worth reading for investors, as well as managers. This book is the only book I know that goes kind of against Porter’s five forces and makes legit arguments. But yes, it’s a good book for the library and for gentle reminders of how companies make mistakes. He covers a wide range of examples, from retail to telecommunications to auction houses.

The book is very well written and easy to grasp.

Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified Approach to Business Strategy

My perspective on business has never been management, but rather investment. What are the genuinely important factors that separate good from ordinary greenwld And how do you use corporate strategy in your valuation approach? And his lessons can be applied whether your business is dominated by a single huge player, a handful of roughly equal players, or no one at all. Also, and more importantly, its WAY too long for the information given.

And by competitive advantages, he means concrete factors that enables some companies to achieve extraordinary profitability over an extended period of time.

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