Fit for Growth: A Guide to Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, and Renewal [EPUB]

Fit for Growth: A Guide to Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, and Renewal [EPUB]
Fit for Growth: A Guide to Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, and Renewal by Vinay Couto, John Plansky, Deniz Caglar
2016 | EPUB | 3.1MB

A practical approach to business transformation

Fit for Growth is a unique approach to business transformation that explicitly connects growth strategy with cost management and organization restructuring. Drawing on 70-plus years of strategy consulting experience and in-depth research, the experts at PwC’s Strategy& lay out a winning framework that helps CEOs and senior executives transform their organizations for sustainable, profitable growth. This approach gives structure to strategy while promoting lasting change. Examples from Strategy&’s hundreds of clients illustrate successful transformation on the ground, and illuminate how senior and middle managers are able to take ownership and even thrive during difficult periods of transition. Throughout the Fit for Growth process, the focus is on maintaining consistent high-value performance while enabling fundamental change.

Strategy& has helped major clients around the globe achieve significant and sustained results with its research-backed approach to restructuring and cost reduction. This book provides practical guidance for leveraging that expertise to make the choices that allow companies to:

  • Achieve growth while reducing costs
  • Manage transformation and transition productively
  • Create lasting competitive advantage
  • Deliver reliable, high-value performance

Sustainable success is founded on efficiency and high performance. Companies are always looking to do more with less, but their efforts often work against them in the long run. Total business transformation requires total buy-in, and it entails a series of decisions that must not be made lightly. The Fit for Growth approach provides a clear strategy and practical framework for growth-oriented change, with expert guidance on getting it right.

High Returns from Low Risk: A Remarkable Stock Market Paradox [EPUB]

High Returns from Low Risk: A Remarkable Stock Market Paradox [EPUB]
High Returns from Low Risk: A Remarkable Stock Market Paradox by Pim van Vliet, Jan de Coning
2016 | EPUB | 2.68MB

For generations investors have believed that risk and return are inseparable. But is this really true? In High Returns from Low Risk, Pim van Vliet, founder and fund manager of multi-billion Conservative Equity funds at Robeco and expert in the field of low-risk investing, combines the latest research with stock market data going back to 1929 to prove that investing in low-risk stocks gives surprisingly high returns, significantly better than those generated by high-risk stocks.

Together with investment specialist Jan de Koning, he presents this counterintuitive story as a modern upbeat stock market equivalent of ‘the tortoise and the hare’. This book helps you to construct your own low-risk portfolio, select the right ETF or to find an active low-risk fund in order to profit from this paradox. And it explains why investing in low-risk stocks works and will continue to work, even once more people become aware of the paradox. It’s also a personal story, one that links our human nature and behavior to a prudent and successful investment formula. High Returns from Low Risk gives all the tools one needs to achieve excellent, long-term investment results.

Style and Statistics: The Art of Retail Analytics [EPUB]

Style and Statistics: The Art of Retail Analytics [EPUB]
Style and Statistics: The Art of Retail Analytics by Brittany Bullard
2016 | EPUB | 0.7MB

A non-technical guide to leveraging retail analytics for personal and competitive advantage

Style & Statistics is a real-world guide to analytics in retail. Written specifically for the non-IT crowd, this book explains analytics in an approachable, understandable way, and provides examples of direct application to retail merchandise management, marketing, and operations. The discussion covers current industry trends and emerging-standard processes, and illustrates how analytics is providing new solutions to perennial retail problems. You'll learn how to leverage the benefits of analytics to boost your personal career, and how to interpret data in a way that's useful to the average end business user or shopper. Key concepts are detailed in easy-to-understand language, and numerous examples highlight the growing importance of understanding analytics in the retail environment.

The power of analytics has become apparent across industries, but it's left an especially indelible mark on retail. It's a complex topic, but you don't need to be a data scientist to take advantage of the opportunities it brings. This book shows you what you need to know, and how to put analytics to work with retail-specific applications.

  • Learn how analytics can help you be better at your job
  • Dig deeper into the customer's needs, wants, and dreams
  • Streamline merchandise management, pricing, marketing, and more
  • Find solutions for inefficiencies and inaccuracies

As the retail customer evolves, so must the retail industry. The retail landscape not only includes in-store but also website, mobile site, mobile apps, and social media. With more and more competition emerging on all sides, retailers need to use every tool at their disposal to create value and gain a competitive advantage. Analytics offers a number of ways to make your company stand out, whether it's through improved operations, customer experience, or any of the other myriad factors that build a great place to shop. Style & Statistics provides an analytics primer with a practical bent, specifically for the retail industry.

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