Verne Harnish

One of the Greatest Business Decisions: Tata Steel’s radical approach to downsizing (1993)

August 12, 2017

The material that follows is adapted from The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business, by Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles, and the editors of Fortune,…

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One of the Greatest Business Decisions: How Intel got consumers to love its chips (1991)

August 7, 2017

The material that follows is adapted from The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business, by Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles, and the editors of Fortune,…

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One of the Greatest Business Decisions: Boeing bets big on the 707 (1952)

August 5, 2017

The material that follows is adapted from The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business, by Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles, and the editors of Fortune,…

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One of the Greatest Business Decisions: Henry Ford decides to double his workers’ wages (1914)

August 4, 2017

The material that follows is adapted from The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business, by Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles, and the editors of Fortune,…

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How to Get Off to a Fast Start in 2012

December 22, 2011

These are not head-snapping revelations. Everything that follows is simply common sense. These suggestions are provided in the spirit of Benjamin Franklin whom Walter Isaacson characterizes as “America’s first Yuppie.” Here are ten  (10) attitudes, strategies, and initiatives to consider: …

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When speed is not a competitive advantage….

April 30, 2011

  I agree with Verne Harnish that speed can sometimes be a decisive competitive advantage. It has saved countless gazelles when lions are in the area. However, as he would point out, there are other occasions, as this brief film…

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Most Valuable Business Insights: 16-20

April 4, 2011

After having read and reviewed so many business books, I now share brief comments about what I consider to be the 25 most valuable business insights and the books in which they are either introduced or (one man’s opinion) best…

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Readings for leadership development

December 11, 2010

  Each month, I receive dozens of inquiries from those who request recommended readings for leadership development. I now offer these: The Right Values The Executive’s Compass by James O’Toole The Highest Goal by Michael Ray The Heart Aroused by…

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