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Competitive Strategy

Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors

Michael E. Porter

This groundbreaking book on business strategy has transformed the way companies look at their rivals and has given rise to the new discipline of competitor assessment. Porter introduces one of the most powerful competitive tools yet developed: his three generic strategies -- lowest cost, differentiation, and focus -- which bring structure to the task of strategic positioning. The ideas in the book address the underlying fundamentals of competition in a way that is independent of the specifics of the ways companies go about competing. Competitive Strategy has filled a void in management thinking, providing an enduring foundation and grounding point on which all subsequent work can be built.
Publish Date
first published in 1980
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Twenty books you should have read by now: 1. The Outsiders by William Thorndike. 2. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight 3. Competitive Strategy by Michael Porter 4. The Misbehavior of Markets: A Fractal View of Financial Turbulence by Benoit Mandelbrot 5. Influence by Robert Cialdini      source