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The Myth Of Market Share

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by Richard Miniter

As countless dot-coms, their VCs, and three large car companies have discovered, buying customers is a lousy business plan. Put that way, it seems intuitive, but not until Richard Miniter's short but powerful little book, The Myth of Market Share, had I seen it Continue reading the story "The Myth Of Market Share"

Analyzing Business Data With Excel

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by Gerald Knight

I can't tell you how much I wanted to like this book. I've admired O'Reilly's technical books for years, and now that I've branched out into business applications, I was delighted to see that they had, too. When I finished business school last year, Continue reading the story "Analyzing Business Data With Excel"

Deals From Hell

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by Robert F. Bruner

One of the problems with books of historical case studies is a lack of general principles, and a feeling that the authors are looking in the back of the book for the answers. The post-mortems don't really offer any guidance for the Continue reading the story "Deals From Hell"

The Last Bubble

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Inventing Money: The Story of Long-Term Capital Management and the legends behind it

by Nicholas Dunbar

When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t

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by Jim Collins

The good is the enemy of the best. Good enough is good enough. Then, when the water's smooth and it's a clear night out and everyone's asleep in their cabins, it isn't good enough anymore. In the face of a crisis, or with Continue reading the story "Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t"

Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation

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by Hugh Hewitt

Combine freedom with low barriers to entry and you'll be continually amazed at the results. That's one of the messages from Hugh Hewitt'sBlog: Understanding theInformation Reformation That's Changing Your World. Hugh's been a follower and booster of theblogsphere as an alternative and corrective Continue reading the story "Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation"

How Would You Move Mt. Fuji?

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by William Poundstone

Puzzle: You're responsible for hiring a team. They need to work well together, respond to changing business conditions, solve problems. You have one hour to interview each candidate. What questions will you ask them? Think about it before answering. There is no time limit. Twenty Continue reading the story "How Would You Move Mt. Fuji?"

Pour Your Heart Into It

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by Howard Schultz

Reading this book was like taking a trip back through b-school. Virtually everything Howard Schultz mentions is standard fare now at the DU curriculum, from the founding ideals of a company, to how companies raise money, to the strategies for growth, and how Continue reading the story "Pour Your Heart Into It"

Churchill On Leadership

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by Steven Hayward

Why should business leaders study Churchill, a political leader. Steve Hayward notes that Churchill's leadership was primarily during wartime. So he may have more lessons for business leaders, who are always in competition, than for politicians, who more often seek consensus. Compare, for Continue reading the story "Churchill On Leadership"