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Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right

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Confronting Reality will change the way you think about and run your business. It is the first book that shows how to connect the big picture of the new era of business with the nitty-gritty of what to do about it. Through a completely new way to understand and use the business model as the primary tool for confronting reality—a breakthrough that will become the management ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published October 19th 2004 by Crown Business (first published October 14th 2004)
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Aug 27, 2007 kareem rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book is part of the curriculum of the 2005 Creative Good Fellows program that I'm taking part in. It outlines a holistic method to develop a business model for one's business: the external forces, internal capabilities, and financial targets all work in conjunction with each other to paint a picture of a business' health and growth oppotunities.

The first half of the book describes how to use this model to "confront reality"
Oct 23, 2007 Mike rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This seemed more like a missing chapter from Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done than a book in its own right. Although the discussion of the business model and how it needs to react to external variables was interesting, a lot of the other content felt like filler.
Lori Grant
A should-read book on change management for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs.
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- Hasta ahorita es como entrar a una máquina del tiempo. Bossidy y Charan ya veían el elefante enorme que fue el crédito fácil antes del 2008.
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