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Business Strategy (the Brian Tracy Success Library) by Brian Tracy
Publication Date: 2015-04-22
Setting business strategy enables you to develop absolute clarity, establish priorities, organize resources and get better results than ever before. A strategic plan helps crystalize the future of an organization-mapping a clear path from where the company stands today to where you wish it to be. It may sound complicated, but Brian Tracy knows how to make it simple. Throughout his career, he has shown countless leaders and organizations how to achieve stunning success. In this concise and practical book, he shares the most important lessons for strategic planning. Readers will discover how to: * Ask the five key questions vital to any strategic plan * Determine a corporate mission that lifts and inspires people * Gain valuable insight with market share/market growth and strategy/operations matrices * Define themselves in relation to their competition - Utilize the concept of "driving force" * Anticipate crises * Reposition their business with new products, services, and technologies * Measure success via clear financial objectives * And more Incorporating examples ranging from Alexander the Great to IBM and General Electric, Tracy gives readers proven ideas for increasing their company's ROI and maximizing their strengths and opportunities. Powerful and portable, Business Strategy will help readers take control of their company's destiny.
Makers and Takers by Rana Foroohar
Publication Date: 2016-05-17
"Drawing on in-depth reporting and exclusive interviews at the highest rungs of Wall Street and Washington, Foroohar shows how this phenomenon of our best and brightest companies behaving like glorfied banks is solidifying Wall Street's reign over Main Street, widening the gap between rich and poor, hampering economic progress, and threatening the future of the American Dream. Exploring the forces that have led American businesses to favor banking over innovating, balancing-sheet engineering over the actual kind, and the pursuit of short-term corporate profits over job creation, she shows how the infiltration of financialized thinking is so gravely harming our economy and society and why these issues matter so deeply and urgently to us all. Through colorful stories of both oTakerso-the financiers destroying jobs, increasing economic inequality, and stiflng job creation-and also of oMakerso-the companies and communities where finance has been put back into the service of the real economy-she'll reveal how we can reverse these trends for a better path forward."
Best Business Schools 2019 by U. S. News and World Report
Publication Date: 2018-05-01
From the publisher that invented data-driven college rankings comes U.S. News' Best Business Schools 2019 guidebook, a comprehensive guide to undergraduate, graduate, and online business education. In addition to U.S. News' exclusive rankings, the guidebook features advice, trends, and analyses to help prospective students find the best business program for their professional and educational development. Leading education journalists and experts created chapters designed to meet the needs of everyone from college-bound high school students to mid-career professionals. Topics include:* MBA versus non-MBA graduate programs. Includes a look at data analytics and other hot non-MBA fields.* Best ways to finance a degree. And a listing of top MBA programs where students graduate with the least debt.* The online option: It's now possible to get an MBA or other graduate business degree from a great school while studying at home. Characteristics to look for in a great program.* B school-lite: Top schools now offer specialized online certificate programs and mini MBAs. Here's a look at some of the best - and advice on how to determine which fits your career needs.* Your international options: Close-ups of top international schools that are attracting U.S. students. Plus, U.S. schools are building international campuses and partnering with overseas schools as part of a trend toward more globally focused education.* The executive option: How top executive MBA programs work - and how they can put you on the fast track to upper management.* The accelerated option: Is there a one-year MBA program that's right for you?* The pros and cons of part-time programs* Admissions advice, including examples of two admissions essays that worked, with commentary from admissions officers. Plus GMAT and GRE tips.* Getting hired: Tips from leaders at JP Morgan Chase, EY, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, and Top 20 MBA programs on how grad students can impress prospective employers. * Rankings: U.S. News's extensive rankings of full-time graduate business programs, Online MBAs, Online non-MBA graduate business programs, part-time MBAs, Executive MBAs, and undergraduate business programs.* Extensive directories of brick-and-mortar U.S. MBA programs and of online graduate business programs