The CEO, Strategy, and Shareholder Value: Making the Choices That Maximize Company Performance

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Wiley, Feb 14, 2011 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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A new look at delivering effective shareholder value from Peter Kontes, a true leader in the world of strategic management

In The CEO, Strategy, and Shareholder Value, Peter Kontes, a true leader in the strategic management field, outlines the key to creating and growing shareholder value. The proper focus, contends Kontes, is in using quantitative measurements as guideposts on the path to success. The book first outlines the basics of the argument Kontes is making. He then briefly covers the five most important areas for business leaders, followed by a more detailed look at each of the focus areas. Finally, Kontes provides readers with a road map to implementing his suggestions.

  • Presents an argument for a more holistic approach to delivering shareholder value
  • Defines and then elaborates a new approach to strategic management
  • Written by a true thought leader in the field, regularly featured in publications such as Fortune and BusinessWeek

Never before have business leaders experienced the kind of tough decisions they are being forced to make as the economy undergoes incredibly rapid shifts. The common sense guide to successful leadership, The CEO, Strategy, and Shareholder Value delivers exactly the kind of solid, dynamic advice that will keep your organization moving on an upward path.

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About the author (2011)

PETER KONTES has a long and distinguished career advising chief executives on all aspects of strategic management. Peter was the cofounder and former chief executive of Marakon Associates, a firm cited by Fortune magazine as "among the half dozen firms that form the elite of strategy consulting." He coauthored a previous book, The Value Imperative. He has been a guest speaker at conferences sponsored by the Economist, Fortune, the London School of Economics, and the World Economic Forum, and has had articles appear in a number of publications including the Financial Times and Directors & Boards. He is currently an Executive-in-Residence at the Yale School of Management and continues consulting independently. He can be contacted at

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