Porter is often unconventional and asserts that businessmen must be, too. In his essay "Green and Competitive," he shows little sympathy for businesses that complain about environmental regulations. Rules to protect the environment don't have to strangle companies--they can actually improve productivity with the right attitude and approach. Rhone-Poulenc, a French chemical and drug company, proved this when it stopped incinerating a certain byproduct and began selling it as an additive for dyes and tanning. Readable and provocative, On Competition is vital for business, government, and financial leaders as well as small-business people and investors. --Dan Ring
Allways an interessing book to have in order to understand the modern theory of competition among diferents industries and it's value in the international tradePublished 11 months ago by Marc Galabert
Mr. Porter is an expert on competition. As a professional investor, I evaluate competitive strengths and weaknesses of companies on everyday basis. Read morePublished on August 12, 2009 by Mariusz Skonieczny
I am new to buying used copies through Amazon, so I orignally had some doubts. However, the experience I had with this purchase suprised me in that it was delivered a lot quicker... Read morePublished on February 15, 2008 by M. Spano
Remember when you were a youthful entrepreneur operating a neighborhood lemonade stand? If author Michael E. Read morePublished on June 20, 2005 by Rolf Dobelli
You can always tell when it's time to dust off the old Michael E. Porter books and to start to frantically search for better and sounder ways to do business and compete, it's when... Read morePublished on March 3, 2001 by Martyn Richard Jones
Prof. Porter's work on competition in industry is a milestone and after two decades still holds its ground. I had his textbook for my MBA class well over a decade ago. Read morePublished on March 3, 2001 by Supriyo B. Chatterjee
This book is well known in Consulting circles, Ivy league schools & CEO circles to be THE Competition bible. Read morePublished on December 13, 2000 by "plorenceau"