The Hardball Manifesto “Time has come to rebalance the hard and the soft” • Softball players that have survived until now— e.g. most airlines. The Hardball Manifesto. This Perspective is adapted from the authors’ new book, Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or. Playing to Win? (Harvard Business. Download Citation on ResearchGate | The Hardball Manifesto | This chapter focuses on the risk-taking attitude of companies and the leaders. When companies.

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Three Threats to Brand Relevance. Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Please review your cart. Stalk and Lachenauer’s theory might perhaps be workable in 19th century Russia, but even there, we should remember that the tsar ended up being executed.

Who Moved My Cheese? Great companies stumble and fall when they lose it. Bottom line There is a reason why the environment of the earth is not filled by big, fierce wild animals that fight each other and every other animal in sight.

You submitted the following rating and review. The proliferation of what the authors call “softball management approach” reflects the fact that the complexity of hrdball today requires a much greater reliance on partnerships and networks and collaboration than ever before.

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Hardball. Five killer strategies for trouncing the competition.

According to Stalk and Lachenauer, “management thinking has gone soft, with its emphasis on squishy things like corporate culture and the coddling of customers.


The truth is that these companies are at sometimes strenuously adversarial, but there are other times for instance when dealing with partners and employees when they are the epitome of collaboration.

They are “willing to harrdball their rivals”. A clear-eyed paean to the timeless strategies that have driven the world’s winning companies, Hardball Strategy redefines and reinterprets the meaning of competition for a new generation of business players. We use cookies to give you the best possible hardball.

You’ve successfully reported this review. The article assumes that decisions made by managers are automatically implemented so long as the manager is hard-nosed enough. April 7, The leading article in the Harvard Business Review for April praises hardball strategies — “five killer strategies for trouncing the competition”.

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Hardball. Five killer strategies for trouncing the competition.

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Guerrilla Marketing for a Bulletproof Career. Do you nanifesto what it takes to play hardball? It is a great summary if you are looking for more information about the book.

Hardball: Are You Playing to Play or Playing to Win? by John Butman, Rob Lachenauer, George Stalk

They don’t play to win; they play to play. The article details the last couple years of Stalk’s life which include his three months spent in a coma. How to Be a Sales Superstar. Overall rating No ratings yet 0. You can contact Steve at steve stevedenning. Invent A Brighter Future: The mean-spirited, ruthless, adversarial manager so heavily praised by Stalk and Lachenauer is fortunately almost extinct in the yearand their article is deluded in thinking that the world would be a better place if he were to be resurrected.

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It makes competitors sweat. In their “hardball manifesto,” authors George Stalk and Rob Lachenauer of the leading strategy consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group show how hardball competitors can build or maintain an enviable competitive edge by pursuing one or more of the classic “hardball strategies”: The authors lay out a “hardball manifesto” with all the revolutionary fervor that Karl Marx launched his Communist Manifesto years ago.

Instead the world is populated mainly by animals that spend a lot of their time collaborating. Succeeding at Social Enterprise. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Home Privacy Policy Site Map. Instead they offer the playbook for a dog-eat-dog world Or, for that matter, what they are having their employees read.