Competitive Strategy

  • by Michael Porter
  • Narrated by Deaver Brown
  • 1 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This audiobook was created based on Michael Porter's landmark book Competitive Strategy. This was Mr. Porter's synopsis of his book for the Harvard Business Review. This audiobook emphasizes that operational effectiveness is not strategy, that strategy rests on unique activities done by the organization, strategic positioning, the entrepreneurial edge, generic and specific strategies, that sustainable strategic positions require trade offs, that proper fit drives both competitive advantage and sustainability, rediscovering focused strategies, the failure of blurred and straddled strategies, the growth trap, that profitable growth is often niche oriented, the role of leadership in creating and maintaining clear strategies, and that the new entrant and new company advantage is executing clear strategies.

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Grating voice, brilliant content

Sorry Mr Brown, your enthusiasm for your subject is not conveyed in your vocal delivery. Such a pity. The brilliance of the analysis deserves to be conveyed with passion and vibrancy, not in a nasal twang with a strange background echo.
On second listening (I was hypnotised to sleep on the first), I found the content everything I had hoped.
Porter challenges the modern shibolleths of process and continuous improvement in favour of radically strategic free-thinking. Listen and weep for the years of conventionality that creates "anti-competition".
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- ChangePro

Narration Poor, content useful

Make sure you listen to the sample before buying this. It is not the usual high quality that survives audibles quality control - which in this instance is ironic
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- K. Donaldson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2010
  • Publisher: Simply Media