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The easy-to-adopt strategies that make companies from Coca-Colato Starbucks perennial over-performers and that you can use,too

High Performance Companies complements the frameworks forstrategy making detailed in many existing books, proposing a numberof rules of thumb (or principles) that companies can consider whenmaking their day-to-day decisions which, in turn, will determinetheir actual strategies. These principles traverse a wide range ofscenarios, such as strategic changes implemented by companies,resource allocation decisions—especially towards buildingdurable assets—and resource acquisition through inorganicmeans.

The book adopts a reader-friendly approach by teasing out thelessons to be found in detailed cases studies from interestingcompanies. The writing minimizes jargon while maintaining rigor,especially with regard to the applicability and relevance of thestrategic principles to different business contexts.

  • Cites extensive evidence in support of the proposed arguments,without sacrificing readability
  • Combines both short and long case studies within each chapterto demonstrate the general applicability of the principlespresented
  • Uses a variety of examples ranging from well-known companiessuch as Coca-Cola, Singapore Airlines, and Starbucks to relativelylesser known companies such as Illinois Tool Work, SAS Institute,and Heng Long Leather to show that the principles presented areapplicable everywhere

Providing valuable new insight into what makes a businesssuccessful and how to replicate this in a company of any size,High Performance Companies is an essential addition to thelibrary of any manager or student of business.

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