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The 5-STAR Business Network: And The CEOs Who Are Building The Next Generation Of Super Corporations With It Paperback – April 17, 2013
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Tony Fedorowicz - Global Supply Chain Strategist
Once every few years a business book comes along that stands far above the clutter, that has more than one single idea, that is based on solid research, that related theory and models to the real time business, and that is still ahead of the curve. This is one of those rare books. I will buy hundreds of copies and give them to my suppliers, customers and other business network partners. I think it is well worth the expense to orchestrate a business network when everyone is singing from the same song sheet.
Tinku Grewal - Chief Executive Officer, Biotech Trading Pty Ltd
If you buy only one business book this decade, make sure this is the one. Your entire way of looking at business world will change for good. You will discover hidden treasures in business networks you did not even know existed. Keep it on your bookshelf, give it to your key employees and friends, and make sure your enemies do not get hold of this book.
Cooma Chelliah - Chief Executive Officer, Jardine Thompson and Ex Chief Executive Officer - Encyclopedia Britannica Australia
In the high volatility environment, if you are running a portfolio of supply chain purchase worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year, there is no other way to mitigate the enormous risk than by managing the business network extremely carefully. This book expounds and builds on some of the techniques I have utilized for risk management. There is no doubt business networks are powerful beyond belief and useful beyond comparison.
Hugh Robertson, Ex Director - Commodities and Risk, Weston Milling
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Top Customer Reviews
Depending on your background, the array of acronyms and charts might have your head spinning after a few chapters, but stick with Vivek Sood's "The 5 Star Business Network" and you won't be sorry. Brings the ins and outs of Business Networks to light and cuts a swathe through the endless stream of terrible e-books out there seeking to make a quick buck by preaching a random corporate mantra.
(I have read so many books by people who obtained professional practice and knowhow AFTER they graduated from business schools. And I am sorry to say that - though these people are brilliant for sure - missed in life to look at businesses "from the bottom up", they often lack practical experience.)
Vivek Sood has in-depth knowledge. He knows what he is talking about and he delivers tons of information on business networks, analyses why some companies fail and some not, on benefits of modern supply network and most important on the application.
Definitely a "must-read"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Vivek writes in a very easy way at the same time that he is dealing with a such important subject. The 5-Star Business network should be read by everyone who is inserted in a... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Marcela Klein Martins
The 5 Star Business Network is based on the author’s many years of research and experience. It addresses several topics and best practices of contemporary supply chain management. Read morePublished 13 months ago by gcm
Vivek's book helped me realize how strategic network is in all aspects of business. Since ancient business to globalized market nowadays solid network have been playing a key role... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Matheus
The age-old adage is that success is created by not 'what you know but who you know'. Sood clearly describes the history and future of networking - both computerized and social... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Edith Schmidt
Forget the lengthy, complicated and perhaps condescending business books that are now crowding shelves out there, this is the one that you should read. Read morePublished on April 29, 2014 by adhl1007
"The 5 Star Business Network" is a great read full of valuable thought. I'm sure that Vivek's next book will follow the highest level of thinking,
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The author brings his impressive wealth of experience, knowledge, and insight to bear on the modern day functioning and systems of supply chain networks. Read morePublished on February 17, 2014 by Stephen Willis, Ph.D.
Vivek says that ‘new idea’s must come from new places’, it has been this way since Aristotle. In this book Vivek takes us to ‘new places’ through the ideas and concepts he shares... Read morePublished on December 2, 2013 by Z
Anyone leading a business no matter how big or small, complex or simple will benefit from Vivek's ideas and insight. Read morePublished on November 10, 2013 by Bernard Desmidt