• Curveball: Strategies to Fool the Competition
  • By: George Stalk
  • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
  • Length: 30 mins
  • Periodical
  • Release date: 25-09-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing
  • 2 out of 5 stars 2.0 (2 ratings)


Strategic hardball is about playing rough and tough with competitors; strategic curveball is about outfoxing them. It involves getting rivals to do something dumb that they otherwise wouldn't (that is, swing at a pitch that appears to be in the strike zone but isn't) or not do something smart that they otherwise would (that is, fail to swing at a pitch that's in the strike zone but appears not to be). In this article, George Stalk, Jr. describes four types of curveballs you can throw your competitors. From the September 2006 issue of Harvard Business Review.
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©2006 by the President and Fellows of Harvard College, All Rights Reserved; (P)2006 Audible Inc.
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By mmichal on 29-01-17

interesting experiences from several markets

it's interesting to listen this real experiences from different markets. I recommend to listen this 30 min long story.

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