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7 Powers

The Foundations of Business Strategy
Narrated by: Joel Richards
Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
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7 Powers breaks fresh ground by constructing a comprehensive strategy toolset that is easy for you to learn, communicate, and quickly apply. Drawing on his decades of experience as a business strategy adviser, active equity investor and Stanford University teacher Hamilton Helmer develops from first principles a practical theory of strategy rooted in the notion of power, those conditions which create the potential for persistent differential returns. 

Using rich real-world examples, Helmer rigorously characterizes exactly what your business must achieve to create power. And create power it must, for without it your business is at risk. He explains why invention always comes first and then develops the Power Progression to enable you to target when your power must be established: in the origination, take-off, or stability phases of your business. Every business faces a do-or-die strategy moment: a crux directional choice made amidst swirling uncertainty. To get this right you need at your fingertips a real-time strategy compass to discern your true north. 7 Powers is that compass. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Hamilton W. Helmer (P)2019 Echo Point Books & Media, LLC

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  • Trevor M.
  • 12-06-2019

"Simple but not simplistic," 7 Powers is powerful

Hamilton Helmer's 7 Powers is a must-listen for anyone whose career or interests include business strategy. The book introduces the economics of how a business may achieve superior returns over time, then unpacks the seven ways in which it is possible. The book's concepts may be understood by just listening (Joel Richard's narration is very good), but 7 Powers also includes unusually rich supplemental material. The accompanying PDF contains visual material that strongly bolsters understanding of the 7 Powers. Kudos to Helmer and team for releasing the audio of this book for busy professionals and not skimping on the additional material that can be reviewed later to lock in the learnings.

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  • ALEX ALBUJA L.
  • 20-07-2020

Excellent book!

What business strategy is really about! The best book on strategy that is simple but not simplistic.