The Last Days of the Giants?: A Route Map for Big Business Survival by Robert Baldock (Hardback, 1999)
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- DescriptionThe Last Days of the Giants? A Route Map for Big Business Survival Somewhere out there is a bullet with your companya s name on it. Somewhere out there is a competitor, unborn and unkwn, that will render your business model obsolete. Bill Gates kws that. When he says that Microsoft is always two years away from failure, hea s t just blowing smoke. The hottest and most dangerous new business models out there are on the Web . Gary Hamel, Fortune Magazine. 1998 If you can positively identify with any of the following statements: aeo Current mergers and acquisitions activity will continue unabated well into the 21st century aeo Flashy internet start--ups cant threaten our core activities built up over years of careful planning, research, branding and marketing aeo Our sheer size will protect us from the unpredictability of the next few years aeo We will manage our customers; they will t manage us aeo The government will always have the best interests of big business at heart aeo A long--term focus is the key to success aeo We do t see the value of outsourcing aeo Just because we are big, it doesna t mean we cant move quickly then you and your company may be in very serious trouble. Read Robert Baldocka s survival guide for giants, before ita s too late. An intriguling perspective on the a current futurea of global business that few of todaya s giant corporations can afford to igre . Dr Paul Taffinder, author of the acclaimed Big Change; winner of the 1999 MCA Business Management book of the year.
- Author BiographyRobert Baldock started this book as a global managing partner with Andersen Consulting, responsible for leading Andersena s efforts in eCommerce, Customer Relationship Management and Mergers and Acquisitions within the Financial Services Industry -- a $900m global business. By the time this book is written, Robert Baldock will be Group Chief Executive of a set of ventures branded under a time2a , concerned with helping people save time and improve their quality of life. At Andersen, Robert Baldock built up a reputation for being a thought leader and innovator. He was responsible for leading a group of partners in Andersena s global financial services practice in developing a set of scenarios for the future of the financial services industry. Robert also led another initiative to look at the future shape of the consumer serving industries. This initiative led him to produce his first book -- Destination Z: The History of the Future (Wiley). This (second) book was born out of another piece of work that the author initiated, to explore what the giant corporations of the world have to do if they are to survive and prosper in the 21st century. Robert is a regular speaker at conferences, and has written many papers and articles for national and international papers and publications. He is married with two children and in his spare time his main passion is Formula 1 motor racing and cars in general. He is Chairman of the UK Motorsport Industry Association, the trade body representing British Motorsport.
- Author(s)Robert Baldock
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication17/12/1999
- SubjectManagement & Business: General
- Place of PublicationChichester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight548 g
- Width180 mm
- Height237 mm
- Spine22 mm
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