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Description - Early Warning by Benjamin Gilad

Surprise is rarely a good thing in business. Unexpected developments range in their effects from inconvenient to disastrous. To avoid being blindsided, companies must develop a Competitive Early Warning system, or CEW, which combines strategic planning, competitive intelligence, and management action. Such systems let organizations manage risk more effectively and prevent "industry dissonance" - when market realities outpace corporate strategies. "Early Warning" reveals how to: change strategy to meet new realities; learn from the mistakes of others via the book's eye-opening stories; avoid common tactics like benchmarking and using consultants, which may do more harm than good; and tell executives what they need to know - not what they want to hear. Each chapter ends with a Manager's Checklist of key points, and the book includes numerous charts, tables, and tools. With strong opinions and wry humor, world-recognized expert Gilad reveals how to anticipate and react to early signs of trouble.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814407868
ISBN-10: 0814407862
Format: Hardback
(236mm x 160mm x 26mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Amacom
Publisher: Amacom
Publish Date: 12-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Benjamin Gilad

Ben Gilad is the president of the Fuld-Gilad-Herring Academy of Competitive Intelligence in Boston. He has trained the majority of the competitive intelligence (CI) managers at Fortune 500 companies. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, and others.

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