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BusinessYZER

BusinessYZER

‘BusinessYZER’ Business Strategy Workbook by Andre Nell & Lars Lofstrand

If you own a small business, or if you need to reinvent your bigger business, and find Business Plans impractical, then this is the tool for you.

Create a simple, practical STRATEGY with the BusinessYZER.

  1. Create a snapshot of the 8 areas of your business. This will provide a list of action items to work on immediately.
  2. Next, clarify your purpose and values.
  3. Finally, clarify your vision, and how it relates to the 8 Areas of your Business, then set up to 3 objectives to work towards in the following year for each Area of Business, along with Action Steps for each objective.

The greatest value of the BusinessYZER is its tracking functionality. It facilitates selecting key activities for each of the 8 Areas of Business and to track if you are accomplishing each of these activities.

Because life happens, at the end of each quarter, you can adjust your objectives and key activities according to your needs.

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Real Estate Game Changers

'Real Estate GameChangers'

The concept of GameChanging applies to every field of endeavor. There are leaders, followers and those who are rooted to the spot. GameChangers lead.

The position of leadership has great advantages in business and invariably leads to success – but it’s difficult to obtain, and in the competitive world, requires vigilance to stay ahead of the pack. The Real Estate Sales Industry is a great example.

Buying a home is one of the largest purchases most of us will ever make. Using the wrong real estate agent can be a costly error. As the Celebrity Experts® in this book constantly mention, no buyer or seller should leave such a major transaction to chance. These Celebrity Experts® – experienced agents – advise you to find a knowledgeable agent that will best represent your interests in any real estate transaction. The Real Estate agents in this book discuss a variety of methods to maximize your outcome in a real estate transaction – whether you are an agent or a client. Who better to listen to than someone who has been down the same road many times before? Read their suggestions and advice and make your own decisions.

Learn from a GameChanger!

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Buy Sticky Money by Lars Lofstrand

'Sticky Money' by Lars Lofstrand

Sticky Money is a plain facts, no holds barred – snippets of hard hitting wisdom to change your life and your business.

Discover how to:

  • apply principles of success and duplicate them.
  • Get customers to buy, buy more, buy more often.
  • Think out of the box.
  • Secrets to grow your business exponentially.
  • Communicate more effectively.
  • Live with passion.
  • Take control of your life!

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Good_To_Great

'Good To Great' by Jim Collins

The Challenge:
Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning.

But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

The Study:
For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great?

The Standards:
Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world’s greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck.

The Comparisons: 
The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good?

Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness — why some companies make the leap and others don’t.

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The HP Way

'The HP Way' By David Packard

Much more personal than standard corporate histories, David Packard’s The HP Way provides insights into managing and motivating people and inspiration for would–be entrepreneurs. This bestselling classic joins the Collins Business Essentials line–up with a new Note from Steve Jobs.

From a one–car–garage company to a multibillion–dollar industry, the rise of Hewlett–Packard is an extraordinary tale of vision, innovation and hard work. Conceived in 1939, Hewlett–Packard earned success not only as a result of its engineering know–how and cutting–edge product ideas, but also because of the unique management style it developed – a way of doing things called ‘the HP way’.

Decades before today’s creative management trends, Hewlett–Packard invented such strategies as ‘walk–around management’, ‘flextime’, and ‘quality cycles’. Always sensitive to the needs of its customers and responsive to employee input, Hewlett–Packard earned massive steady growth that far outshone its competitors’ vacillating fortunes, even with radically different products from those responsible for its initial boom.

For entrepreneurs and managers alike, the wisdom found in these pages is invaluable if they want their businesses to gain steady growth and consistent success.

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