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Outsmart!: How to Do What Your Competitors Can't

3.29  ·  Rating details ·  66 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
"Champy's engaging prose, fascinating success stories, penetrating reflections, and provocative challenges to the status quo capture your full attention from the first page to the last and leave your mind swirling with new thoughts about how to exploit opportunities in a very different world."
- Ray Stata, "Founder and Chairman of the Board, Analog Devices, Inc." "To outsm
Hardcover, 188 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by FT Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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Jul 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Outsmart! : How to Do What Your Competitors Can’t
Jim Champy
Financial Times Press

Previously, Champy argued in Reengineering the Corporation (1993) that "companies need to change radically and be managed from a process perspective," in Reengineering Management (1995) he contended that "leaders had to change their way of thinking before they could change their organizations," and then in X-Engineering (2002) he made the case that "process change must extend outside the company walls to suppliers,
May 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Visionary companies that changed the marketplace

Is your company an “incumbent” firm, stuck in the mud and going nowhere? Or is it a bold, visionary enterprise, able to see and exploit new business opportunities that incumbent firms miss or are too frightened to pursue? In his new book, business guru Jim Champy, co-author of Reengineering the Corporation, discusses how visionary “smart firms” seize the future while incumbent firms let it pass them by. Even while cautioning that surely some middl
Leader Summaries
Aug 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Desde Leader Summaries recomendamos la lectura del libro ¡Aventaja!, de Jim Champy.
Las personas interesadas en las siguientes temáticas lo encontrarán práctico y útil: liderazgo, estrategia y modelos de negocio.
En el siguiente enlace tienes el resumen del libro ¡Aventaja!, Cómo ver lo que nuestra competencia ignora y construir un modelo de negocio altamente rentable: ¡Aventaja!
Jordan Dossett
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
I gave this just 2 stars because it was part of a series and that was not clean when I purchased. I did enjoy what the author had to say and I felt that I learned some things that I could apply to my business and life but again I really just felt that it was lacking and what it was lacking was the rest of the "series". I also won't go as far as to say it contains information on what to do that our competitors can't. I think that to a degree that some of this just requires common business sense.
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read on outsmarting competitors

Champy examines several companies that outsmarted their competitors, based on interviews. He then tries to break down why each was successful into items that can be implemented.
Monica Coleman
Sep 09, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marketing
A must read for anyone entering a field with lots of competition. There is always a way to set yourself apart. Take a look at some of the ways the companies in this book did it. Great work, Jim!
Lori Grant
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A must-read book on competition for knowledge workers who want to be in executive role and entrepreneurs.
Apr 03, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alreadyread
Starts strong, dragging a little 3/4 in, but has been sparking ideas along the way. Good material but not sure if the author or the reader is the one that brings a somewhat pedantic tone.
Sep 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: business
Pretty good insights - definitely one that makes you examine your work more thoroughly.
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Looks at a subset of companies that have found a need in the market and launched and maintained successful companies.
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