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A collection of our best thinking on strategy, management, organization and more.

Time, Talent, Energy

Time, Talent, Energy

Overcome Organizational Drag and Unleash Your Team's Productive Power

By managing their people's time, talent and energy with as much discipline as they do their financial capital, managers can create a virtuous circle of high performance.

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Founder's Mentality

The Founder's Mentality

How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth

Bain research shows that 85% of the challenges to growth are internal. But companies can become global leaders without losing the values that helped them succeed.

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Repeatability

Repeatability

Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change

Is radical reinvention the key to winning in today’s fast-paced world? The results of some of the world’s best performing companies say no.

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The Ultimate Question 2.0

The Ultimate Question 2.0

How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World

A No. 1 best seller, The Ultimate Question 2.0 showcases leading brands that are using the Net Promoter System® to revolutionize the customer experience.

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Decide & Deliver

Decide & Deliver

Five Steps to Breakthrough Performance in Your Organization

Great organizations turn decision management a potent competitive weapon.

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Profit from the Core

Profit from the Core

A Return to Growth in Turbulent Times

One timeless strategic precept—building market power in a well-defined core—remains the most viable platform for successful expansion.

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Winning in Turbulence

Winning in Turbulence

What moves do you need to make now to ensure your company's survival—and its future success?

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The Breakthrough Imperative

The Breakthrough Imperative

How the Best Managers Get Outstanding Results

Mastering four laws means mastering the basics of great management.

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Lessons from Private Equity Any Company Can Use

Lessons from Private Equity Any Company Can Use

Six basic disciplines give private equity firms an edge, but any company can master them.

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Unstoppable

Unstoppable

Finding Hidden Assets to Renew the Core and Fuel Profitable Growth

Any company whose growth formula is reaching a limit can transform itself to become truly unstoppable.

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The Ultimate Question

The Ultimate Question

Driving Good Profits and True Growth

Leading firms rigorously measure Net Promoter statistics to transform ordinary customers into promoters.

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Mastering the Merger

Mastering the Merger

Four Critical Decisions That Make or Break the Deal

Most major acquisitions fail—yet it's nearly impossible to build a world-class company through organic growth alone. What do successful dealmakers do differently?

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Beyond the Core

Beyond the Core

Expand Your Market Without Abandoning Your Roots

Only one in five growth initiatives succeed. Leading CEOs know how to find the best avenues for growth—without damaging the heart of the firm.

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Aligning the Stars

Aligning the Stars

How to Succeed When Professionals Drive Results

What separates the best professional firms from their less successful competitors? Leaders create and sustain alignment in four key areas.

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Loyalty Rules!

Loyalty Rules!

How Today's Leaders Build Lasting Relationships

Superior leaders use six bedrock principles of loyalty to take the high road in business—the only road that leads to lasting success.

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The Loyalty Effect

The Loyalty Effect

The Hidden Force Behind Growth, Profits, and Loyalty

Even a small improvement in customer retention can double profits in your company.

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