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Hidden Champions of the Twenty-First Century: Success Strategies of Unknown World Market Leaders

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Chapter 5: Customers, Products, Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Close Customer Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 Customer Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Dependence on the Customer and Risk Aspects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Achieving Closeness to ...more
Hardcover, 402 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Springer (first published January 1st 1996)
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Hồng Sơn
Feb 22, 2016 Hồng Sơn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gần giống như cuốn sách Từ tốt đến vĩ đại, tác giả tìm kiếm những chiến lược/mô hình/định hướng làm nên thành công của những Công ty dẫn đầu trong các lĩnh vực, thị trường của họ. Tuy nhiên cuốn sách này đã đưa ra được những đánh giá, kết luận một cách rõ ràng, trực diện và mang nhiều thông tin hơn so với cuốn Từ tốt đến vĩ đại.

Với những ai đang xây dựng hoặc lãnh đạo doanh nghiệp vừa và nhỏ, muốn nghiên cứu những chiến lược kinh doanh và phương pháp lãnh đạo dẫn tới thành công thì đây là một cu
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Kristi
Oct 23, 2012 Kristi rated it liked it
I thought that the subject matter of this book was very interesting but that the content ended up being a little thin in the end. That might be unfair, since it is primarily marketed as a business strategy book, not as a work of social science. Basically, Simon looks at a group of small- to mid-sized companies that he calls "hidden champions," trying to deduce their strategies by looking at their commonalities and peppering the narrative with data from his interviews and surveys with companies ...more
Mike Klein
May 12, 2010 Mike Klein rated it liked it
Interesting book that is very similar in premise to Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't, but focused on usually smaller and mostly European companies. The conclusions are well reasoned and documented and the lessons one can gain from this book are easily discoverable.

My one complaint is that it is not very readable. It is way too dense and repetitive. I found myself skipping paragraphs because the point had already been made and now was being belabored.

It still co
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Sid
Mar 19, 2015 Sid rated it really liked it
Hidden Champions are definitely worth exploring. This book brings about brilliant points and takes into considerations companies operating in super niche markets and being world market leaders in those markets. Something I learnt long time ago and a huge an of ever since.
This book definitely took me a while to finish. It is pretty heavy and the author writes a lot of the point again and makes it pretty slow to read though a lot of the chapters. But reading it in short bursts over a period of t
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Katharine
Mar 23, 2010 Katharine rated it really liked it
As someone who is looking to start my own business this was an interesting read. It looks at the strategies, operations, and leadership of some of the world's most successful companies - many of which I was not familiar with. These companies defy many of the rules and principles that large corporations live by and succeed brilliantly. A must read for anyone interested in business management - should probably be read by many top executives today.
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Jan 02, 2013 Sid rated it it was amazing
Excellent. Book. I really enjoyed reading this. I you've read Good to Great, or Small Giants by Bo Burlingham, you'll enjoy this.
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