Publisher description for The granularity of growth : how to identify the sources of growth and drive enduring company performance / Patrick Viguerie, Sven Smit, And Mehrdad Baghai.


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Praise for The Granularity of Growth
"Every manager should read this book now. I've benefited from its insights already and wish I'd known them earlier."
-Jorma Ollila, Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell and Nokia Oy
"In today's global economy, a company must either exhibit growth or financially engineer a powerful value proposition; otherwise, you go backwards. This is a must-read for aspiring as well as incumbent CEOs."
-F. Duane Ackerman, Chairman Emeritus, BellSouth
"For established companies in mature markets who are looking to outperform competing sources of capital, The Granularity of Growth is a life-saver. What Viguerie, Smit, and Baghai make clear is that growth is omnipresent in every market, typically in pockets of $50 million to $200 million, all crying out for attention. There are literally millions of these pockets, and the job of managers everywhere is to get their resources extracted from the low-return pursuit of seeking market share across a flat and level plain and allocated, instead, to these rich granular opportunities."
-Geoffrey Moore, author, Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, and Dealing with Darwin
"Just simply running faster on the market share treadmill will not secure the future of your company. The Granularity of Growth shows, with typical McKinsey rigor, that where you compete is even more important than how. A great corporate strategy book with very practical applications."
-Dick Anderson, former vice chairman, BellSouth
"Very insightful and highly valuable. Viguerie, Smit, and Baghai go to more detailed lengths of analysis and offer extremely useful guidance for business strategists."
-Phil Rosenzweig, Professor of Strategy, IMD and author, The Halo Effect
"This book will change forever the way we look at growth. Contrary to popular belief, it demonstrates that good execution and market share are not the key determinants of fast growth. By emphasizing the need to dig down below the industry level to identify growth opportunities, the book is destined to become the standard reference work on growth. It deserves to be part of every thinking manager's business library."
-Costas Markides, Robert P. Bauman Professor of Strategic Leadership, London Business School


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Corporations -- Growth.
Strategic planning.
Industrial management.
Business growth ; -- Business performance