Rules to Break and Laws to Follow: How Your Business Can Beat the Crisis of Short-Termism

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John Wiley & Sons, Mar 1, 2012 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
Praise for Rules to Break & Laws to Follow: How Your Business Can Beat the Crisis of Short-Termism

"A fascinating, highly readable synthesis of business principles, technology, sociology and common sense, Rules to Break and Laws to Follow persuasively shows the connection between customer trust and business profits, and then explains how to make it happen. As a bonus, you'll learn how to make your company more innovative, how to ensure your employees actually enjoy what they're doing, and how to deal with the kinds of service and quality breakdowns that occasionally plague any company, even a well-managed one. This book should be on your required reading list."
Stephen M. R. Covey, bestselling author of The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything

"Over the years, Peppers and Rogers have given me valuable advice about navigating the changing business landscape. This book is a must-read for managers who want to empower their employees and customers to?make change their ally."
Jim McCann, founder and CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM

"Highly readable and entertaining. Make sure everybody in your firm reads this book by last Friday."
Dror Pockard, CEO of eglue

"In a time when most companies are built to flip, Peppers and Rogers have planted a stake in the ground to help you survive past the next round of financing or consumer fad. Knowing what rules to break is arguably even more important than what laws to follow, and this book imparts knowledge for both."
Guy Kawasaki, cofounder of Truemors and author of The Art of the Start

"Peppers and Rogers have created the unthinkable: an enjoyable wake-up call! Their book serves up one compelling and provocative idea after another, and the authors enjoy debunking some of our most deeply ingrained business beliefs. Read this book and your customers will thank you."
Dan Heath, coauthor of Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

 

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Contents

Dedication
Value Is the New Profit
Customers Are a Scarce Resource
In the Long Term the Good Guys Really Do
Increasing the Value of Your Business
Culture Rules
Capitalism Redux Greed Is Good But Trust Is Even
Customers and Honeybees
Innovate or
Order and Chaos
The Wisdom of Dissent
Engaged and Enabled
Leaders Needed Inquire Within
Notes
References
Index

Oops Mistakes Happen Recovering Lost Trust

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2012)

Don Peppers & Martha Rogers, PhD, are the founding partners of Peppers & Rogers Group and 1to1 Media, the world's premier customer-focused consultancy and award-winning publishing company, now part of Carlson Marketing Worldwide. In addition to hundreds of trade and academic articles appearing in publications including Harvard Business Review, they are the coauthors of the bestselling "1to1" series of business books, available in seventeen languages. In addition, they have written a comprehensive graduate-level textbook, Managing Customer Relationships. Their most recent book was the highly successful Return on Customer, challenging companies to measure business success entirely differently, and documenting the customer base as a revenue-producing asset for businesses, capable of driving a company's long-term economic worth. Peppers and Rogers have been cited on numerous lists of thought leaders and business gurus, and serve on several boards.

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