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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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Matt
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
Jim
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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