I have already purchased 5 extra editions for colleagues and friends as a must read. This book greatly links strategy and the daily decisions we make on what to do.
I never experienced strategy work to provide value - it has seemed more as management exercises than a roadmap for the organisation. I always felt that Lean, Process optimization etc. was overkill. Rather my focus has been on delivering value to customers with a pragmatic approach.
This book - through a well communicated explanation of Porters strategy work - makes a compelling case for strategy work with its clear link between customer value, activities performed and company profitability. The concepts of Trade-off and fit are extremely powerful-
A must read for anyone genuinely interested in understanding the links between company profitability, customer value and activities performed within the organisation.
I really dislike the narration.
First of all - by far the best narration I've experienced. Thanks Tim Wheeler.
The book offers a lot of valuable insights in an easily digestible format. Good case examples make it living and relevant. For my taste there are a few too many repetitions of the same key points various places in the book.
This was a well structured review which gave a good overview. For the concepts to be operational I assume that you need to go to the original.
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