Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy

  • 6h 4m 16s
  • Joan Magretta
  • Gildan Media
  • 2011

Competitive advantage. The value chain. Five forces. Industry structure. Differentiation. Relative cost. If you want to understand how companies achieve and sustain competitive success, Michael Porter’s frameworks are the foundation. But while everyone in business may know Porter’s name, many managers misunderstand and misuse his concepts.

Understanding Michael Porter sets the record straight, providing the first concise, accessible summary of Porter’s revolutionary thinking. Written with Porter’s full cooperation by Joan Magretta, his former editor at Harvard Business Review, this new book delivers fresh, clear examples to illustrate and update Porter’s ideas.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1: Competition — The Right Mind-Set
  • Chapter 2: The Five Forces — Competing for Profits
  • Chapter 3: Competitive — Advantage — The Value Chain and Your P&L
  • Chapter 4: Creating Value — The Core
  • Chapter 5: Trade-offs — The Linchpin
  • Chapter 6: Fit — The Amplifier
  • Chapter 7: Continuity — The Enabler


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