The Four Colors of Business Growth
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The Four Colors of Business Growth

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Defining an organization by its growth strategy enables business leaders to make better decisions about the ways their companies compete. Anjan Thakor's four categories of growth, which he arranges into the Competing Values Framework, delivers methods for developing strategies grounded in internal cultures and industry goals. Written for professionals, this book provides easy access to concepts in fields as diverse as corporate strategy, finance, organizational behavior, change management, and leadership.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 187.96 x 231.14 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • w. col. figs.
  • 0123852390
  • 9780123852397

Table of contents

Growth is Everywhere
Growth Comes in Four Colors
The Competing Values Framework (CVF) for Growth
How Do You Know What Color Your Growth Strategy Should Be?
Organizational Alignment for Growth: the Power of the Competing Values Framework in Aligning the Organization through a Common Language
Ideas for Yellow Growth Strategies
Ideas for Red Growth Strategies
Ideas for Blue Growth Strategies
Ideas for Green Growth Strategies
Wrapping Up
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"For a global, multi-cultural company to succeed, it needs a common language. The Competing Values Framework provides it and has been an essential tool for gaining alignment around strategies and organizational priorities within Bunge's senior leadership team." --Aberto Weisser, CEO Bunge Limited

"Not since Jim Collin's 'Good to Great' have I been so stirred to thought and action as I am by the practical application of the Competing Values framework. Stimulating healthy growth is the lifeblood of all enterprises. Combining the behavioral realities of the company's talent and the rational realities of an individual's gifts strikes at the heart of good leadership. Harnessing the potential of an organization by recognizing and nurturing the ability to reach across disciplines and personalities to create teamwork that can focus its resources on the best growth opportunities. A book worth sharing with your leadership team across all disciplines." --Ron Fromm, Chairman and CEO, Brown Shoe Company, Inc.
"For a global, multi-cultural company to succeed, it needs a common language. The Competing Values Framework provides it and has been an essential tool for gaining alignment around strategies and organizational priorities within Bunge's senior leadership team." --Aberto Weisser, CEO Bunge Limited

"Not since Jim Collin's 'Good to Great' have I been so stirred to thought and action as I am by the practical application of the Competing Values framework. Stimulating healthy growth is the lifeblood of all enterprises. Combining the behavioral realities of the company's talent and the rational realities of an individual's gifts strikes at the heart of good leadership. Harnessing the potential of an organization by recognizing and nurturing the ability to reach across disciplines and personalities to create teamwork that can focus its resources on the best growth opportunities. A book worth sharing with your leadership team across all disciplines." --Ron Fromm, Chairman and CEO, Brown Shoe Company, Inc.
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"For a global, multi-cultural company to succeed, it needs a common language. The Competing Values Framework provides it and has been an essential tool for gaining alignment around strategies and organizational priorities within Bunge's senior leadership team."

--Aberto Weisser, CEO Bunge Limited

"Not since Jim Collin's 'Good to Great' have I been so stirred to thought and action as I am by the practical application of the Competing Values framework. Stimulating healthy growth is the lifeblood of all enterprises. Combining the behavioral realities of the company's talent and the rational realities of an individual's gifts strikes at the heart of good leadership. Harnessing the potential of an organization by recognizing and nurturing the ability to reach across disciplines and personalities to create teamwork that can focus its resources on the best growth opportunities.

A book worth sharing with your leadership team across all disciplines."

--Ron Fromm, Chairman and CEO, Brown Shoe Company, Inc.
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About Anjan V. Thakor

As the John E. Simon Professor of Finance and Senior Associate Dean of Programs at the Olin School of Business, Washington University, St. Louis, Anjan Thakor works in both academia and the business world. Prior to joining the Olin School, he was Edward J. Frey Professor of Banking and Finance at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, where he also served as chairman of the Finance area. He has worked with many companies, including Whirlpool Corporation, Allision Engine Co., Citigroup, RR Donnelley, Dana Corporation, Anheuser-Busch, Zenith Corporation, Lincoln National Corporation, and J.P. Morgan.
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