Becoming a Category of One: How Extraordinary Companies Transcend Commodity and Defy Comparison (Revised, Updated)

By Joe Calloway

A revised and updated edition of the bestselling "no-nonsense guide to beating the competition."-Publisher's Weekly

Becoming a Category of One reveals how extraordinary companies do what they do so well and gives you the tools and ideas to help your business emulate their success. Packed with real case studies and personal reflections from successful business leaders, it helps you apply the best practices of the best companies to set yourself apart from your competitors and turn your business into a market leader.

Whether you run a multinational corporation or a two-person start-up company, the lessons you'll find here apply to any business. This Second Edition includes a new chapter on "tie breakers," updated examples of today's category of one companies, and special contributions from business experts, bestselling authors, and CEOs on the future category of one business.

  • Revised and updated to remain relevant to today's market conditions and new innovations
  • A new edition of the bestselling title from the author of Indispensable and Work Like You're Showing Off
  • Today's struggling economy puts even greater importance on the theory and practice of business differentiation
  • This edition includes 20 percent new material; if you liked the original edition, you'll love this new Second Edition
  • Reliable, proven advice that works for businesses of any size in any industry

Now more than ever, you have to differentiate your business from the competition to succeed. Becoming a Category of One gives you the blueprint for building your own extraordinary business.


NEWS & OPINION: 800-CEO-READ's Top 25 for 2004

Posted January 6, 2005, 10:15 PM with category of The Company
Here is 800-CEO-READ's Top 25 of 2004. This list is based on sales. What we do is tabulate sales every month and at the end of the year we look at what books showed up on our lists the most. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: BOOK REVIEW: Becoming A Category of One

Posted May 17, 2004, 4:34 PM with category of Marketing & Sales
Title: Becoming a category of one Author: Joe Calloway Tag-line: How extraordinary companies transcend commodity and defy comparison Pages: 216 At first glance you'd be forgiven for calling this book "Purple Cow for the rest of them/us". It's true that in part both books are working towards the same end, however they've taken fairly different paths to get there. Unlike Godin's somewhat wacky approach, Calloway takes a more grounded look at how, and why, you should differentiate your business. Read more


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Publisher Not available
Publish date 08/01/2009
Pages 251
ISBN-13 9780470496350
ISBN-10 0470496355
Language English