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Author Davis, Marvin A.

Title Take no prisoners : a no-holds-barred approach to corporate excellence / Marvin A. Davis
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : AMACOM, ©2008
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Description 1 online resource (x, 230 pages) : illustrations
Contents Setting objectives -- Common lies companies tell themselves -- Market strategy -- The customer -- Pricing -- People -- Controls -- Growth -- Keeping the balance sheet balanced -- Analyzing the profit and loss statement (P & L) -- Systems / the Computer / the Internet -- Sales -- Sourcing and globalization -- Special analysis tools -- Productivity -- Research and development -- Banking -- Fraud -- Bankruptcy as a tool -- Cashing out -- The board -- Implementation
Summary Now more than ever, American companies are experiencing a nagging feeling that they could be doing much better. Globalization, digitization, and the development of cellular technology have increased competition by leaps and bounds. As a consequence, skating by on marginal performance isn't enough. It's time for businesses to find the tools that will help them excel. A turnaround expert, Marvin Davis has made a career out of transforming underperforming companies. He assesses their mistakes, issues a diagnosis, and has helped allay the fears of many CEOs across the country -- leaving businesses more efficient and ultimately more competitive. In Take No Prisoners, he gives hard-line, tough-love solutions to the real and difficult problems that hinder profitability. By addressing issues that may at first seem too messy or dangerous, companies can learn how to truly improve performance, increase profits, and boost cash flow. Companies shouldn't wait until they are in dire straits to make changes; they can alleviate many problems if they act now and meet them head-on. Through real-life examples of corporations who have made these solutions work successfully, Take No Prisoners tells American companies the truth about the state of their business, and how to make it even better
Notes Includes index
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Subject Industrial productivity.
Corporate profits.
Industrial management.
Organizational effectiveness.
Performance technology.
Labor productivity.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Technology.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Industrial Engineering.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Production & Operations Management.
Corporate profits.
Industrial management.
Industrial productivity.
Organizational effectiveness.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780814409558