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The Grid : The Master Model Behind Business Success

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This ground-breaking book from award-winning author MATT WATKINSON reveals the fundamental, inseparable elements behind the success of every business.

The Grid provides the mental scaffolding to help you:

* Evaluate and refine product and service ideas
* Reduce risk by considering the broader impact of strategic decisions
* Identify the root causes of business challenges
* Anticipate the impact of changes in the market and turn them to your advantage
* Collaborate more effectively across teams

Combining practical guidance with real-world examples, The Grid will bring clarity and confidence to your business decision-making.
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'The Grid provides you with a simple way to look at the complex system which is your business. With the possible exception of Warren Buffett, everyone needs to read this book.' RORY SUTHERLAND, VICE CHAIRMAN, OGILVY GROUP

'The Grid provides a systematic framework for looking at virtually all the critical aspects of your business, and maybe more valuable, at how each affects the others. It'll be a rare reader who doesn't come away with fresh, useful insights into his or her enterprise.' WALTER KEICHEL III, author of The Lords of Strategy

'Matt Watkinson distils strategic know-how into nine ingenious perspectives and, with the use of clever examples, shows us how to apply this technique of thinking to any business problem or market opportunity. An extraordinarily powerful book.' DR JULES GODDARD, author of Uncommon Sense, Common Nonsense

'The Grid presents a unique, joined up approach to decision-making, revealing both the holistic nature of business and all the key elements a business must consider. I can safely say that if you only read one business book in your life it should be The Grid.' PHILIP ROWLEY, Chief Finance Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 245g
  • RANDOM HOUSE BUSINESS BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847941885
  • 9781847941886
  • 93,552

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The Grid provides a systematic framework for looking at virtually all the critical aspects of your business, and maybe more valuable, at how each affects the others. It'll be a rare reader who doesn't come away with fresh, useful insights into his or her enterprise.
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The Grid presents a unique, joined up approach to decision-making, revealing both the holistic nature of business and all the key elements a business must consider. Following the tenets of this book will help readers to avoid the costly unintended consequences that can follow on from well-intended decisions. I can safely say that if you only read one business book in your life it should be The Grid. -- Philip Rowley, Chief Financial Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment Matt Watkinson distils strategic know-how into nine ingenious perspectives and, with the use of clever examples, shows us how to apply this technique of thinking to any business problem or market opportunity. An extraordinarily powerful book. -- Dr Jules Goddard, author of Uncommon Sense, Common Nonsense The Grid provides a systematic framework for looking at virtually all the critical aspects of your business, and maybe more valuable, at how each affects the others. It'll be a rare reader who doesn't come away with fresh, useful insights into his or her enterprise. -- Walter Kiechel III, author of The Lords of Strategy The Grid provides you with a simple way to look at the complex system which is your business. With the possible exception of Warren Buffett, everyone needs to read this book. -- Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy Group
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About Matt Watkinson

Matt Watkinson is an internationally renowned author, speaker and business consultant. He has been cited and interviewed by the world's leading research firms, and invited to address industry leaders worldwide. His first book, The Ten Principles Behind Great Customer Experiences won the CMI's Management Book of the Year Award in 2014.
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