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The Profit Zone: How Strategic Business Design Will Lead You to Tomorrow's Profits

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The book that answers the most fundamental question in business: Where Will I Make a Profit Tomorrow?

Why do some companies create sustained, superior profits year after year? Why are they always far ahead of their competitors in discovering the ever-changing profit zones of their industry? Why do others languish as their traditional way of doing business turns into a no-pr
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ebook, 352 pages
Published December 18th 2007 by Crown Business (first published December 29th 1997)
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Alexander Koro
Sep 06, 2013 Alexander Koro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Книга очень полезная. Как вывести бизнес (компанию) в зону прибыли? Какие модели бизнеса существуют и как они соответствуют различным видам бизнеса? Изложено ясно, исчерпывающе, с адекватными иллюстрациями. Конкретные модели бизнеса рассмотрены на примере известных мировых компаний в изложении выдающихся менеджеров, что делает чтение книги увлекательным, особенно, когда у вас есть ассоциации с конкретными брендами.
В конце книге приведены методические материалы по формированию модели вашего бизн
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Apr 14, 2012 Matt rated it liked it
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I intended to read this as a counterpoint to Running Lean, but there are more similarities than differences between the two. The most obvious difference is that the barriers for businesses to scale rapidly were higher when Profit Zone was written. It remains to be seen if profitless businesses emerging as the hot companies of this decade (Facebook et al) will find a profit zone according to the rules outlined in this book, or if they will map out a new and unanticipated kind of business model. T ...more
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Aug 26, 2012 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A bit dated but a good high-level overview of some business leaders who succeed in altering their companies business models to match the times. Very high level and quick to read, not a lot of discussion of the downsides (everyone's a success story).
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Adrian J. Slywotzky (born in 1951) is a consultant and author of several books on economic theory and management. Slywotzky graduated from Harvard College and holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked as a consultant since 1979 and is currently a partner at Oliver Wyman.
Slywotzky wrote several books on profitability and growth, namely the bestselling
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