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The Breakthrough Imperative: How the Best Managers Get Outstanding Results

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Every general manager today—all the way up to the CEO—is expected by his or her stakeholders to achieve new breakthroughs in performance—and fast. Those who don't make visible progress toward that goal within the first year or two will likely find themselves looking for another job. It is precisely because of this growing breakthrough imperative that managers today, whethe ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published March 11th 2008 by Harper Business (first published March 1st 2008)
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Stefan Coburn
May 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was an OK read. Written by two Bain & Company partners, it is full of business frameworks and 2 by 2 matrices. There are a few interesting takeaways and viewpoints, but it fails to justify its length.

Here are the four main lessons and their companion questions:
1.Costs and prices always decline
How does your price curve look relative to peers?
Which of your products are profitable and why?
Where can you improve most relative to others?
2. Competitive position determines your options
Where do
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Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Everything you need to know about business and competition.
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One of the best business books I have read recently, particularly on the topic of consukting and business strategy.
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