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Repeatability: Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change

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An argument for simplicity from the bestselling authors of Profit from the Core

Is radical reinvention the key to winning in today’s fast-paced world? Not judging by the results of some of the world’s best-performing companies.

In Repeatability, Chris Zook and James Allen—leaders of Bain & Company’s influential Strategy practice—warn that complexity is a silent killer of pro
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by Harvard Business Review Press
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May 14, 2012 rated it did not like it
Instead of calling this book "Repeatability", they should have just labelled it "Continuity": it's really not a huge surprising leap that continuously practising best practices over having only one inspired moment leads to the best results.

All of the points in the book are valid, and the case studies are well researches (the companies either seem either over-analysed in the literature or beyond esoteric); however, it's just hard to see the need for all of it. (Suggestions like continuing to enco
Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good book. Thought provoking. Not a book you can rush through. I found myself re-reading sections to fully grasp the concepts. There are only 6 chapters full of good content. Really recommend this book just give yourself time to read it and not rush it.
Lori Grant
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A must-read book on execution for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs.
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book will give you a practical lens to analyse a business before making strategic decisions.

The author proposes three design criteria for achieving long run business success:
1. A differentiated core business
2. A well communicated, static value system
3. A short and quick feed back look between the business-customer interface and management

Point #1 is critical because there must be a business case for growth; you need a way to make money that is not easily duplicated by competitors. #2 ensure
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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This book had no shortage of circumstantial evidence and research to back up their claims on how top companies grow their businesses. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find a book of its kind, outside of maybe one of their earlier books, on such a niche subject. ...more
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book. The concept is sound and echoes a theme which sets business apart from each other.
A well- written and meaningful book, for all managers
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Chris Zook is a business writer and partner at Bain & Company, leading its Global Strategy Practice.

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