Judo Strategy

Author: David B. Yoffie
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781591391265
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Shows readers how to turn competitors’ strength to their advantage. Selling Points Yoffie-Kwak provide insightful analysis of leading companies’ judo strategies through in-depth case studies of Palm Computing, RealNetworks, and CNET Networks, among others The “Users’ Guide to Judo Strategy”—a section at the end of the book—offers a summary of the principles of judo strategy that readers can apply to their own business situations. Packed with the insights of world-class managers and strategists, Judo Strategy describes how companies can become giant-killers, while also teaching readers how to protect their hard-fought position from challengers in the wings.

Judo Strategy

Author: David B. Yoffie
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781578512539
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A century-old strategy holds the secret to toppling corporate giants. 'In a world where advantage increasingly depends upon movement rather than position, "Judo Strategy" drills home the ultimate principle of strategy: maximize impact while minimizing effort. This is easy to say but difficult to accomplish. The authors provide pragmatic techniques and examples to help make this principle come alive. Don't enter the market without this book' - John Hagel, Author, "Net Gain and Net Worth", and Chief Strategy Officer, 12 Entrepreneuring, Inc. Why do some companies succeed in defeating stronger rivals, while others fail? This is a question that, sooner or later, all ambitious competitors must face.Whether you're a tiny start-up taking on industry giants or a giant moving into markets dominated by powerful incumbents, the basic problem remains the same: How do you compete with opponents who have size, strength, and history on their side? The answer lies in a simple but powerful lesson: Rather than oppose strength to strength, successful challengers use their opponents' size and power to bring them down. This is the message at the heart of "Judo Strategy". Based on extensive research by Harvard Business School professor David Yoffie and research associate Mary Kwak, "Judo Strategy" introduces a groundbreaking approach to competition that shows companies how to win against imposing odds. Using vivid examples from companies ranging from Wal-Mart and Charles Schwab to Juniper Networks and Palm Computing, the authors demonstrate how managers can translate the core principles of judo - a martial art that prizes skill not size - into a winning business strategy.By mastering movement, managers learn to seize the lead and make the most of their initial advantage. By maintaining balance, they can successfully engage with opponents and respond to rivals' attacks. And finally, by exploiting leverage, managers can transform their competitors' strengths into strategic liabilities. This book will help any company - large or small, new or old, virtual or physical - become a more effective competitor. In addition to developing the concept of judo strategy, it presents a defensive primer - in the form of "sumo strategy" - for companies facing judo attacks.Packed with the insights of world-class managers and strategists, "Judo Strategy" does double duty: it can help you become a giant-killer, while also teaching you to protect your hard-fought position from challengers in the wings.

Training for Competition Judo

Author: Hayward Nishioka
Publisher: Black Belt Communications Incorporated
ISBN: 9780897501941
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Drawing on more than five decades of experience as a judo champion and instructor of champions, Hayward Nishioka shares his knowledge and delves into the collaborative relationship between competitors and their coaches to illustrate how an effective partnership brings about personal success.

The Essentials of Strategy

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Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781591398226
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In an age of stiffening competition, everyone in an organization must develop a strategic mind-set - by understanding the company's competitive strategy and helping the firm execute it. This work features guidelines for creating the HR initiatives, policies, and departmental structures that ensure success.

Competing On Internet Time

Author: David B. Yoffie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684831120
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Competing on Internet time means competitive advantage can be won and lost overnight. In this penetrating analysis of strategy-making and product innovation in the dynamic markets of commercial cyberspace, bestselling Microsoft Secrets co-author Michael Cusumano and top competitive strategy expert David Yoffie draw vital lessons from Netscape, the first pure Internet company, and how it has employed the techniques of "judo strategy" in its pitched battle with Microsoft, the world's largest software producer. From on-site observation and more than 50 in-depth interviews at Netscape and other companies, Cusumano and Yoffie construct a blueprint meticulously detailing how the fastest-growing software company in history has competed on Internet time by moving rapidly to new products and markets, staying flexible, and exploiting leverage that uses the weight of its giant rival Microsoft against it. The main source of Netscape's leverage, they argue, has been its skill in designing products that run on multiple operating systems. Microsoft has responded with judo techniques in kind. Managers in every high-tech industry will discover a wealth of new ideas on how to create and scale-up a new company quickly; how to compete in fast-paced, unpredictable industries; and how to design products for rapidly evolving markets. The lessons that Cusumano and Yoffie derive from Netscape's contest with Microsoft go far beyond start-ups and Internet software. Small companies in any industry and powerful, established firms alike will welcome the principles the authors formulate from this David-and-Goliath-like struggle. Competing on Internet Time is essential and instructive reading for all managers, engineers, and entrepreneurs who want to succeed in ultra-fast-paced markets.

Economics of Strategy

Author: David Besanko
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470373601
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In today's global recession, strong management of firms and organizations are of the utmost importance. Best-selling Economics of Strategy focuses on the key economic concepts students must master in order to develop a sound business strategy. Bringing economic theory and strategic analysis to life in an engaging and uniquely modern way, Besanko et al. have collaborated for over 15 years to build an introductory business course that combines basic concepts from economic theory of the firm and industrial organization with ideas from modern strategy literature. The newly revised 5th edition offers more real-world applications to make materials studied in undergraduate Managerial Economics, Business Strategy, and Industrial Organization courses relevant. Armed with general principles, today's students—tomorrow's future managers—will be prepared to adjust their firms' business strategies to the demands of the ever-changing environment.

Strategy Rules

Author: David B. Yoffie
Publisher: HarperBusiness
ISBN: 9780062373953
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Between 1968 and 1976, Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs launched three companies that would define the world of high technology, create more than a trillion dollars in value, and transform our lives. How did they realize these incredible achievements? Strategy Rules examines these three individuals collectively for the first time—their successes and failures, comonalities and differences—revealing the business strategies and practices they pioneered while building their firms. Eminent business professors David Yoffie and Michael Cusumano have studied these three leaders and their companies for nearly thirty years, while teaching business strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management. In this enlightening guide, they show how Gates, Grove, and Jobs became masters of strategy. As CEOs, each approached strategy and execution in remarkably similar ways—yet markedly differently from their erstwhile competitors—keeping their focus on five rules: Look Forward, Reason Back: They determined where they want their companies to be in the future and could "reason back" to identify the moves that would take them there. Make Big Bets, Without Betting the Company: All three men made enormous strategic bets but rarely took gambles that put the financial viability of their companies at undue risk. Build Platforms and Ecosystems: Technology leaders have to create industry platforms that enable other firms to create complementary products and services that make the platforms increasingly valuable. Exploit Leverage and Power: Gates, Grove, and Jobs often turned opponents’ strengths into weaknesses and used enormous resources (once they had them) to dominate competitors. Shape the Company around Your Personal Anchor: From Gates’ understanding of software to Grove’s devotion to process discipline and Jobs’ obsession with design, all three built their companies around their personal strengths while compensating for their weaknesses. Strategy Rules brings together the best practices in strategic management and high-tech entrepreneurship, providing unique insights for start-up executives as well as the heads of modern multinationals.

Competitive Strategies for the 21st Century

Author: Thomas G. Mahnken
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804783187
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The U.S. today faces the most complex and challenging security environment in recent memory— even as it deals with growing constraints on its ability to respond to threats. Its most consequential challenge is the rise of China, which increasingly has the capability to deny the U.S. access to areas of vital national interest and to undermine alliances that have underpinned regional stability for over half a century. Thus, the time is right for the U.S. to adopt a long-term strategy for dealing with China; one that includes but is not limited to military means, and that fully includes U.S. allies in the region. This book uses the theory and practice of peacetime great-power strategic competition to derive recommendations for just such a strategy. After examining the theory of peacetime strategic competition, it assesses the U.S.-China military balance in depth, considers the role of America's allies in the region, and explores strategies that the U.S could adopt to improve its strategic position relative to China over the long term.

Author: David B. Yoffie
Publisher: العبيكان للنشر
ISBN: 9960549704
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«لأولئك الذين يريدون فهم إستراتيجية العمل في عصر الإنترنيت، لا بد من قراءة هذا الكتاب. لأولئك الذين يتنافسون في الاقتصاد الجديد، هذا الكتاب هبة عظيمة. لأولئك الذين يستمتعون بالاستعارات، والتحليل العميق، والقصص المذهلة، هذا الكتاب ممتع”. - ريد هنت، الرئيس السابق للجنة الاتصالات الاتحادية، ومؤلف “تقول إنك تريد ثورة: قصة سياسات عصر المعلومات”. “طوّر يوفي وكواك استعارة الجودو لإستراتيجية العمل بطريقة فاعلة وسهلة الفهم. قراءة هذا الكتاب ضرورية لمبتدئين ينافسون ضد شركات تضرب جذورها عميقاً ولشركات قائمة عرضة للهجوم. يتعلم القرّاء بسرعة كيف يمكن لإستراتيجية الجودو، وتتضمن مبادئ الحركة والتوازن والفاعلية واقتصاديات الجودو، أن تقود وافداً جديداً لاحتلال موقع مميز في السوق. كل من يرغب أن يصبح مصارع ثيران بدلاً من أن يكون الثور سيحب هذا الكتاب”. - جورج إم. سي. فيشر، رئيس مجلس الإدارة والرئيس التنفيذي السابق، كوداك وموتورولا. “يصف إستراتيجية الجودو بطريقة مثيرة وممتعة، كيف يمكن التنافس مع خصوم أقوياء. يمكن أن يتعلم كل رجال الأعمال والرأسماليين دروساً ثمينة بشأن كيف يمكن أن تحوّل شركاتهم الناشئة أفضليات طبيعية لشركة كبيرة ضد الشركة نفسها”. - روس سيغلمان، شريك رئيس، كلاينر بيركنز كافيلد وبايرز. “سيكون إستراتيجية الجودو الدليل الجديد لمديرين في صناعات عدّة. الرسالة واضحة وقوية: ينبغي أن يتعلم مديرون أذكياء كيف ينتقون المعارك التي يمكنهم الفوز بها وتفادي مواجهات ضربة-بضربة التي سيخسرونها على الأرجح. يعرض يوفي وكواك طريقة القيام بذلك مع كثير من الأمثلة المذهلة ببساطة”. - مايكل إيه. كوزومانو، أستاذ ورئيس، إم-آي-تي سلوان مانجمنت ريفيو MIT Sloan Management Review، وأحد مؤلفي، أسرار مايكروسوفت. “يصوّر يوفي وكواك بشكل مقنع العمل في عالم الأسواق التنافسية القاسي والمتقلّب بأنه صراع واضح يشبه الجودو لتحقيق الهيمنة. يسردان قصص نجاح عدّة وفشل في الاقتصادين القديم والجديد. قراءة هذا الكتاب ضرورة لازمة لمديرين يبحثون عن طريق إستراتيجي لتحقيق النصر وأولئك الذين يرغبون في الحفاظ على ما كانوا قد حققوه حتى الآن”. - جويل لاين، رئيس مجلس الإدارة والرئيس التنفيذي، بيرتلسمان.