Take No Prisoners: A No-holds-barred Approach to Corporate Excellence

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AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn, Jan 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 230 pages
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Now more than ever, American companies are experiencing a nagging feeling that they could be doing much better. Globalization, digitization, and the development of cellular technology have increased competition by leaps and bounds. As a consequence, skating by on marginal performance isn't enough. It's time for businesses to find the tools that will help them excel. A turnaround expert, Marvin Davis has made a career out of transforming underperforming companies. He assesses their mistakes, issues a diagnosis, and has helped allay the fears of many CEOs across the country - leaving businesses more efficient and ultimately more competitive.In Take No Prisoners, he gives hard-line, tough-love solutions to the real and difficult problems that hinder profitability. By addressing issues that may at first seem too messy or dangerous, companies can learn how to truly improve performance, increase profits, and boost cash flow. Companies shouldn't wait until they are in dire straits to make changes; they can alleviate any problems if they act now and meet them headon.
 

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Contents

SETTING OBJECTIVES
3
COMMON LIES COMPANIES TELL THEMSELVES
12
MARKET STRATEGY
20
THE CUSTOMER
29
PRICING
35
PEOPLE
46
CONTROLS
55
GROWTH
68
SOURCING AND GLOBALIZATION
131
SPECIAL ANALYSIS TOOLS
141
PRODUCTIVITY
157
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
171
BANKING
180
FRAUD
193
BANKRUPTCY AS A TOOL
198
CASHING OUT
207

KEEPING THE BALANCE SHEET BALANCED
78
ANALYZING THE PROFIT AND LOSS STATEMENT
86
SYSTEMSTHE COMPUTERTHE INTERNET
112
SALES
120
THE BOARD
219
IMPLEMENTATION
225
INDEX
227
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Marvin A. Davis, CTP (Atlanta, GA) is the author of "Turnaround," the classic how-to manual on returning businesses to profitability. He has chaired the boards of Simplicity Patterns, Datamax Corporation, and Folger Adams Corporation, and his clients include Advent International Corp., Polaris Capital, and Liberty Partners International Corp., and Liberty Partners.

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