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According to Slywotzky, "value migration" is the flow of economic and shareholder value away from an increasingly outmoded business design toward others that are better equipped to create utility for customers and profit for the company. This book describes the skills that managers will need to identify value shifts in their own industries and to craft the key moves that w ...more
Hardcover, 327 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Harvard Business Review Press
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Lori Grant
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A must-read book on strategy for knowledge workers and entrepreneurs.
Tirath
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thought it was about how consumers change their preferences;
Instead - its broader.
Its about how change causes the market value of an industry or a company to change.

Great stuff on the value migration from steel to other materials such as plastic or aluminium
On Blast oxygen furnaces to mini mills/ EAFs
On ground robusta beans consumed at home to a luxurious experience of a barista making a coffee for you.
On how computing became personal and ought to have been IBM's domain, but instead Microsoft
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Tony  McLean Brown
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The best marketing book I read at Fuqua School of Business. If clients leave ... if employees leave ... you better wake up. It's time to stop value from migrating AWAY from your business. Tony McLean Brown www.HappyGuidetoaShortLife.com ...more
Mark Peterson
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Adrian Slywotzky provides the best framework for helping corporate titans overcome "institutional memory." Slywotzky's Value Migration (in-flows and out-flows) gives executives an early warning system that indicates when it is time to transform their business and recapture value. Critical in Slywotzky's work is his research into the benefit of being a "first mover." In many cases, second and third place companies never realize an appropriate return for their investments when they act slowly to c ...more
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Jan 21, 2016 marked it as to-read
need help beating competition - usually large IT companies or telcos who take all my market when they catch up
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Adrian J. Slywotzky (born in 1951) is a consultant and author of several books on economic theory and management. Slywotzky graduated from Harvard College and holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked as a consultant since 1979 and is currently a partner at Oliver Wyman.
Slywotzky wrote several books on profitability and growth, namely the bestselling
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