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    DescriptionBusiness is warfare. Western business has been inculcated in the belief that business is about win/win solutions. However, in today's global marketplace there isn't fairness - there are winners and losers. Today's competitive terrain calls for new tactics as well as an understanding of how your opponents approach the world.Using ancient Eastern philosophy and military tactics from "The 36 Stratagems", "Hide a Dagger Behind a Smile" shows how to create unpredictable corporate strategies. Weaving the story of each strategy with contemporary case studies from top business and strategic management schools, each chapter analyses a company's situation, options, decisions and results.The book is divided into four parts: Polarity - explores the balance of opposing forces; Yielding - illustrates alternatives to confrontations; Continuous Change - shows how to thrive in fluid situations; and, Indirect Action - proposes alternatives to head-on conflict."Hide a Dagger Behind a Smile" is a timely and timeless resource for executives and corporate strategists looking to win their most contentious battles.


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    Title
    Hide a Dagger Behind a Smile
    Subtitle
    Use the 36 Ancient Chinese Strategies to Seize the Competitive Edge
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kaihan Krippendorff
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 349 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781598693805
    ISBN 10: 1598693808
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.0T
    BIC subject category V2: KJM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: I-BE
    BISAC V2.8: BUS063000
    DC22: 658.4012, 658.4/012
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BUS035000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27880
    B&T Approval Code: A48080000
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    LC classification: HD41 .K69 2008
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: KJM, KJC
    Illustrations note
    illustrations
    Publisher
    Adams Media Corporation
    Imprint name
    Platinum Press
    Publication date
    28 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Avon
    Author Information
    Kaihan Krippendorff is a former consultant with McKinsey & Company and the author of The Art of the Advantage: 36 Strategies to Seize the Competitive Edge (Thomson/TEXERE 2003). He is the President of The Strategy Learning Center, a business education firm that helps large companies worldwide including Microsoft, Ryder, Pfizer, and DHL outthink their competition.