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The Grid: The Decision-making Tool for Every Business (Including Yours)

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This ground-breaking book from award-winning author MATT WATKINSON reveals the fundamental, inseparable elements behind the success of every business.

The Grid provides the mental scaffolding to help you:

· Evaluate and refine product and service ideas
· Reduce risk by considering the broader impact of strategic decisions
· Identify the root causes of b
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 24th 2017 by Random House Business
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Ronald J.
I'm reading this book because Rory Sutherland (from Ogilvy in the UK) has blurbed it, and I respect Rory's recommendations on books. It was good because it recognizes businesses are interdependent, like a human body. His grid lays out 9 areas. If you affect one, you affect others, and you have to take this into account when making decisions. The author claims not much is written on this, and he's probably right, though Peter Drucker did talk about it, so does Gary Hamel, Stephen Covey, among oth ...more
Joc Cing
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one gem of a business book. It provides the reader with a mental scaffolding to relate together all the complexities of running an enterprise, big or small, into clear decision points for tradeoffs through the enunciation of a holistic strategy. This i find to be its greatest value, to be able to explain and analyze a strategy, make comparisons, and move towards a decision. Best of all, it provides a trove of recommended books and articles to read and reference. For all entrepreneurs, th ...more
Vikrama Dhiman
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really interesting book

The overall hypothesis of the book is spectacular - synthesis of different parts and elements of the organisation together. While some of the aspects are well known (and not fleshed out well - revenue models/ costs), the others are excellent (but still not fleshed out - Immitability), there are enough that are done really well & interesting too. Pick up the book just for that. For me, the chapters covering org cycles and power were spectacular.
Darren Chuah
Mar 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
If business sense can be acquired, this is the textbook for it. And Business students usually hate textbooks.
Alfath Rezkia
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very helpful and practical for us who need a guidance on handling crucial decisions.
Ivanka Dimitrova
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love this book because of it's simplicity, well-created and explained topics. Furthermore, having a lot of case examples it's even a better way to understand it. ...more
Fahasa
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
This ground-breaking book from award-winning author Matt Watkinson reveals the fundamental, inseparable elements behind the success of every business.

The Grid provides the mental scaffolding to help you:

· Evaluate and refine product and service ideas
· Reduce risk by considering the broader impact of strategic decisions
· Identify the root causes of business challenges
· Anticipate the impact of changes in the market and turn them to your advantage
· Collaborate more effectively across teams

Combini
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Bibliophilove
Nov 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es un libro que definitivamente cumple su función para una joven inexperta como yo o para un dinosaurio atrasado en busca de buenas ideas o ampliar su educación empresarial. Me atrevo a decir que debido a la carrera que he estudiado fue un libro más complementario con conocimientos que yo ya he adquirido en la carrera y en mi vida laboral y aún así, nunca está de más tener fresco el tema ni mucho menos obtener información extra o desconocida. He logrado sacar muy buenas ideas para la empresa y c ...more
Dixit Nagpal
A Great Management tool with a detailed set of areas to consider while you work in your 4x4 cubicle to see through the lens whereby should you launch a new offering , will your customer buy ? What sort of power you have over your - Supplier , customer and eventually completion ? Is the landscape changing , can people copy you ? Do you need to have rights to be protected ? And so on and so forth... This book is good for people who are calling the shots in the companies or upcoming entrepreneurs o ...more
QUINNS
Jul 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
The success of every business depends on the strategies a company consider from multiple points of views. The customer’s perspective, for example, you should therefore consider their needs and desires and the cost of your product. But when it comes to development, you will need to consider how imitable your products are and what your rivals are offering. Things like reviewing a product’s proposal could potentially help improve profits, which reduces the heavy price tag and reap greater benefits.
Olivia Victorius
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: business
Super helpful book. Great way to monitor our company just by using the tools given. Tools also very well positioned makes it even easier to use. Furthermore, The simplicity combine with the clear explaination makes it easy to read and understand.

It also provide a lot of study case from big company. Very practical yet not too basic.

I was doubting this book before purcasing it coz it has only 3 review on. But glad i bought it
Bruno Rio
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Grid is an instant classic for any business or marketing manager eager to learn. Despite not deep diving in any subject it actually delivers really precious insights within a very strong framework that can be applied in any company or industry.

Really well structured strongly documented for further study with nice references. i will certainly come back to the grid to follow up and re-read in the future.

Highly recommended.
Truong Dac Binh
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biz-books
For me, this is smart writing with deep research and a clear approach, easy to understand.
Looking at business as a whole to find the solution as well as balancing the things is not easy, but once we look at the system instead of a single department would fairly help the biz manager to make a better decision.
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Бизнесээ хэрхэн явуулах талаар стратеги бодлого тооцоолол гаргахад юу юуг хамаарч шийдвэр гаргавал илүү оновчтой байх вэ зэрэг мэдээллүүд нь төлбөр төлж судалгааны компаниудаар л хийлгэдэг ажил байсан цаг саяхан.
Sachiko
Jun 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Very underrated book as all the explanations are very easy to understand for a dummy on business like me. So, for the curious dummies on business who pursued non business major like me totally recommended.
Saisin
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-moonshot
Great simple way to see how everything is connected. Great for thinker as well as practitioner.
Konrad Pabianczyk
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: work
Very well structured
Synthia Salomon
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blinkist
Consider the multiple perspectives and 9 aspects of the the grid. Don’t based your price on your creation costs- it’s about how valuable customers consider the product.
Eamonn Edwardo
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reading
Great book, deserves to be widely read
Joan Lockwood
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great business book for entrepreneurs. Learn how to attack complex decision-making processes and how to look at the world differently.
Francisco
Nov 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good book for beginners especially those looking into market research and drafting a business plan.
Joseph Thia
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great book to illustrate how to use a visual tool to organize thoughts and discussions for key business decisions.
Wai Yan
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Understanding the grid allow you to think more holistically. Always consider the various aspects of the grid before making a decision. Fine tune the grid to suit your needs.
brian
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lucid and immensely useful.
Freeread
Dec 14, 2019 rated it liked it
มี 9 หัวข้อ คนเขียนพยายามเชื่อมโยงให้เข้ากัน โดยยกตัวอย่างบางๆ คนอ่านต้องมีความรู้มาก่อนหรือไม่ก็ต้องไปหาเพิ่มเติมเอาเอง ทำให้มองไม่เห็นภาพเท่าที่ผู้เขียนต้องการ ประเด็นหลายๆอย่างก็ไปหลอกของคนอื่นมา
Mario Lopez
Dec 04, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Un pobre libro que pretende vender una nueva forma de tomar desiciones y queda muy lejos de lograrlo. No lo recomiendo en absoluto.
Numey Alshareif
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am reading this book while taking UX course. it is really a good book so far.
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