Profit from the Core: Growth Strategy in an Era of Turbulence

By Chris Zook, James Allen, James Allan (Joint author)
Written by the leaders of Bain & Company's worldwide strategy practice, and based on a 10-year study of 2,000 companies, this book argues that a timeless strategic principle focusing on a central profit area remains the key source of competitive advantage and the only viable platform for successful expansion.


NEWS & OPINION: Repeatability

Posted March 6, 2012, 7:55 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
We've spent a lot of time with Chris Zook. Not the man himself, but his work. When we were prepping the material for The 100 Best Business Books of All Time, Jack and Todd were still unsure of what the exact construction of the book would look like, but we were sure of one thing: Chris Zook had to be included in the book. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: The Core Trilogy

Posted January 7, 2009, 1:28 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
I am a big fan of Chris Zook's work. He is a partner at Bain & Company and he has spent alot of time researching what companies should do from a strategic point of view to be successful. Zook offers sobering statistics for the success of new ventures and equally inspiring numbers for the power that market leaders have in their industries. Read more

STAFF PICKS: Todd's Favorite Business Books of 2008

Posted December 28, 2008, 4:34 PM with category of Leadership & Strategy
I get paid to read business books. Some would consider this a tortured existence, but I can't think of a better job in the world. The job does have certain requirements. Read more

JACK COVERT SELECTS: Jack Covert Selects - The Breakthrough Imperative

Posted September 12, 2008, 3:39 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
The Breakthrough Imperative: How the Best Managers Get Outstanding Results by Mark Gottfredson and Steve Schaubert, Collins, 367pages, $26. 95, Hardcover, March 2008, ISBN 9780061358142 Bain & Company have produced some of the best books coming out of consulting industry over the last decade. Chris Zook's trilogy--Profit from the Core, Beyond the Core, and Unstoppable--is a treatise on the benefits of strategic focus in any organization. Read more

NEWS & OPINION: Unstoppable Interview with Chris Zook

Posted August 10, 2007, 4:42 PM with category of Management & Workplace Culture
After a summer hiatus, we return with a great interview. In this podcast, I talk with Chris Zook, author of Unstoppable: How to Identify Hidden Assets, Redefine the Core, and Fuel Future Growth. This book is the final in a business trilogy of sorts. Read more


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About the Hardcover

Publisher Harvard Business School Press
Publish date 02/01/2001
Pages 186
ISBN-13 9781578512300
ISBN-10 1578512301
Language English

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