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With the exception of several articles that appeared first in the Harvard Business Review, most of the pieces in this book are "Perspectives," short essays that were originally published by The Boston Consulting Group for its clients. The ideas they present were almost all developed and tested in the course of working with clients worldwide to improve both position and performance.
The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) is regarded as one of the premier management consulting firms. The Financial Times once credited its founder, Bruce Henderson, with inventing the field of corporate strategy. The themes that run through BCG's ideasthe importance of competitive advantage, the need to "break compromises" and "de-average" the numbers, the value of time, and the power of seeing second or third order causesare more relevant than ever because the need for effective strategy has never been greater. This is a book for managers who want to understand how the business world really works and how to change the course of their companies based on that understanding.
Very useful as a reference book for those who work on strategic planning and / or related issuesPublished 1 month ago by Guillermo Pulgarin
The first half of this book provides a clear exposition of the "experience curve" and network synergies, and lots of data to support its argument. Read morePublished on August 9, 2013 by musical engineer
I have read many books on Strategy and this is farest the most boring. The concepts are complex, the text is boring, I have started it months ago and can never finish.Published on January 10, 2013 by Alessandra Almeida
The concepts presented here are timeless in my opinion. Good reference for anyone practicing or learning more about business management and strategy.Published on December 19, 2012 by RA
It's outdated but has a good basic knowledge about strategy. The world has changed it the last 20 years. BCG should create a new,contemporary strategy that works.Published on November 13, 2010 by Pat
I must say the BCG guys did it again. This book is a great compilation of classic strategic concepts. A book that replaces a lot of others on my self. It is nice and easy to read. Read morePublished on August 21, 2010 by David Sheen
I'm a grad student with IT background and want to become a management consultant or a CEO.
This is not a coffe-table book. Read more