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About the Author
Slywotzky wrote several books on profitability and growth, namely the bestselling The Profit Zone'.' He is one of the most renowned consultants of the United States and was elected as one of the 25 best consultants in 2000 and 2008. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Publication Date : September 26, 2002
- File Size : 922 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 272 pages
- Publisher : Business Plus (September 26, 2002)
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- ASIN : B000FA5TTM
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 0446692271
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #294,750 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This highly accessible book is helpful on several levels.
First, it provides solid overviews of 23 important profit models: what they are, how they work, and why they work. Case studies and anecdotes provide illustration in case some of Master Zhao's explanations aren't sufficiently clear.
Second, it reminds us that profit is at the center of everything in business. The dialog between teacher and student illustrates how easy it is for business leadership to ignore that seemingly obvious principle.
Third, Mr. Slywotzky gives us a learning model we can apply to any problem, business or otherwise. He teaches the arts of listening, holding back, asking the right questions, analzying numbers, and extrapolating sound conclusions from particular facts, even small and seemingly unrelated ones. If you're interested in further study, he supplements his book with a reading list you won't see in an ordinary business book bibliography.
Probably the learning model is the most valuable aspect of the book: teach a man to fish, etc... Fascinating reading for entrepreneurs and executives in organizations of any size.
Adrian Slywotzky's book really impressed me. It is written in a relaxed, conversational tone (as a dialog between a famous economist and a dedicated young businessman), and discusses a slew of profit models, how they work, and what their strengths and weaknesses are.
While I think this book is geared (mostly) towards professional businessmen whose job is to increase company profitability, the lessons learned in each chapter can be broadly applied to any sort of entrepreneurial interest (like in my case), and any sort of employee interest as well (for guys who just want to help their company be a success).
The book was a pleasure to read, and is very thought provoking and interesting. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who is genuinely interested in how businesses generate profits, and what techniques can be used to increase profitability without changing the product / service / whatever your company is selling.