Double-Digit Growth

How Great Companies Achieve It--No Matter What

Michael Treacy - Author

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ISBN 9781591840664 | 240 pages | 28 Dec 2004 | Portfolio | 5.55 x 8.42in | 18 - AND UP
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A world-renowned consultant and bestselling author answers every company's most compelling need

In their 1995 blockbuster The Discipline of Market Leaders, Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema explained how great companies dominated their markets by offering superior value propositions. Now Treacy is back with an equally groundbreaking book—revealing how great companies master growth each year and how all businesses can identify and exploit opportunities for increased revenues, gross margins, and profits.

Treacy's main point is simple—it really is possible to grow your business by 10 percent or more, year after year, in good times and bad, without cheating. Great companies already know how to do it, and the rest of us can learn their strategies and do the same thing. Using case studies from industry leaders such as Dell Computer, Home Depot, and GE, he shows the five steps that are imperative to ensure growth:

  • keep the growth you have already earned
  • look for growth where it's likely to be found
  • take business from your competitors

Treacy believes that any business can grow at a consistent double-digit rate, and with Double-Digit Growth, managers and investors now have the tools to achieve that lofty goal and maintain corporate success.

On the web:

1 Why Is It So Hard to Grow? 1
2 Who's Achieving Double-Digit Growth? 19
3 First Data Masters the Disciplines of Growth 55
4 The First Discipline: Keep the Growth You Have Already Earned 95
5 The Second Discipline: Take Business from Your Competitors 121
6 The Third Discipline: Show Up Where Growth Is Going to Happen 141
7 The Fourth Discipline: Invade Adjacent Markets 161
8 The Fifth Discipline: Invest in New Lines of Business 185
9 Manage Your Portfolio for Double-Digit Growth 203
Index 215

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