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The Well-Timed Strategy: Managing the Business Cycle for Competitive Advantage (Paperback)

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Most companies ignore one of their best opportunities for honing competitive advantage: the opportunity to proactively manage business cycles and macroeconomic turbulence. Despite the profound impact that the business cycle has on the fortunes and fate of so many businesses large and small--and the employees and investors that depend on them--not fa single book offers a co ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published January 23rd 2006 by FT Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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Charles
Aug 31, 2015 Charles rated it it was amazing
Conventional wisdom is not necessarily wise.

The conventional wisdom among many business executives is that you cut marketing expenditures, staff, cut prices and all other budgets as much as possible during the dips in the business cycle. Unfortunately for the practitioners, this is often very counterproductive. The best time to hire is during downturns, when the pool of potential hires is largest and contains the greatest number of outstanding people. With prices for many commodities at their l
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Desde Leader Summaries recomendamos la lectura del libro La gestión del ciclo económico, de Peter Navarro.
Las personas interesadas en las siguientes temáticas lo encontrarán práctico y útil: liderazgo, anticiparse a los problemas, gestionar situaciones de crisis.
En el siguiente enlace tienes el resumen del libro La gestión del ciclo económico, Estrategias empresariales para protegerse de las crisis económicas: La gestión del ciclo económico
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Aug 02, 2011 Molly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This was required reading for my husband's MBA program. I read it on a flight from LA to Minneapolis. It wasn't bad but it certainly wasn't graduate level. I hate the "pop" writing style so many legitimate scholars seem to feel the need to use. I enjoy Mr. Navarro's commentary on CNBC and usually agree with his ideas and opinions; however, his books leave a lot to be desired -- read it if you like business books written in a "pop" style. If you prefer concise, well written thoughts, ideas and op ...more
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A Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. He received several teaching awards in 2010 for the MBA programs that he teaches.

Navarro ran for office in San Diego, California, three times. In 1992, he ran for mayor, winning the primary race, but losing to Susan Golding in th
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