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The Grid: The Decision-making Tool for Every Business (Including Yours) Kindle Edition
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"The Grid provides a systematic framework for looking at virtually all the critical aspects of your business, and maybe more valuable, at how each affects the others. It'll be a rare reader who doesn't come away with fresh, useful insights into his or her enterprise." - Walter Kiechel III, author of The Lords of Strategy -
"Matt Watkinson distils strategic know-how into nine ingenious perspectives and, with the use of clever examples, shows us how to apply this technique of thinking to any business problem or market opportunity. An extraordinarily powerful book." - Dr Jules Goddard, author of Uncommon Sense, Common Nonsense -
"The Grid presents a unique, joined up approach to decision-making, revealing both the holistic nature of business and all the key elements a business must consider. Following the tenets of this book will help readers to avoid the costly unintended consequences that can follow on from well-intended decisions. I can safely say that if you only read one business book in your life it should be The Grid." - Philip Rowley, Chief Financial Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment - --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- Publication date : August 24, 2017
- File size : 12254 KB
- Language: : English
- Print length : 356 pages
- ASIN : B01M01HPWC
- Publisher : Cornerstone Digital; 2nd edition (August 24, 2017)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Best Sellers Rank: #612,031 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As someone who works actively everyday in business development for services I learned a lot from reading this book, particularly the sections on pricing and intellectual property. I think for someone who is inexperienced in business or considering starting their own business this is a great book to read and understand that a business is a holistic entity where everything needs to be kept in balance and a too great a bias on one part will erode your value and therefore profits from another direction.
Top reviews from other countries
Therefore, as someone who now manages two businesses and leads numerous projects each year, I was thrilled to pick up his latest endeavour. As I worked through the book I found myself nodding along to common problems so many of my projects have faced, which of course I'd never really considered - because it's 'not my job', and because I didn't have a good enough understanding to be able to.
I think that many people reading this book will find that there's one or two chapters that they know well, and the remaining chapters a fascinating and informative look into all of the other component parts that make up both projects and business ventures. I finished my first read-through already with actions in mind as to how I could improve my business operations, and am now referring back to the appropriate chapters to guide my way through implementation - as well as recommending this to the rest of the board!
To conclude, I would recommend - and I have been recommending - this book to anyone in any role on any project. While incredibly useful for anyone trying to run a business (large or small), it's also fantastic to help you consider, and support, all the other puzzle pieces that need to fall into place for a successful project.
90% of business books are "crap" in that they don't actually "mean business" because they’re too boring, too confusing, too long, too unrealistic... A business book that doesn't generate analysis, change and experimentation is just a book about business...but not one that “means business”.
The Grid, however, is all about analysis, change and experimentation. But in a fiendishly systematic way. It allows you to see the big picture of where your business currently sits (Fast Track) and then allows you to drill down (Deep Dive) to one or more components of The Grid.
Yet, at each turn, The Grid gently insists that although a handful of components may (rightly) appear to be the source of the problem, the solution must account for how the changes will resonate across the business as a whole.
For me, The Grid is most definitely a "ten per cent(er)". You should own it. And then share it with everyone in your business.