Playing to Win

How Strategy Really Works

Ranked #22 in Business Competition, Ranked #24 in Strategysee more rankings.

Are you just playing—or playing to win?

Strategy is not complex. But it is hard. It’s hard because it forces people and organizations to make specific choices about their future—something that doesn’t happen in most companies.

Now two of today’s best-known business thinkers get to the heart of strategy—explaining what it’s for, how to think about it, why you need it, and how to get it done. And they use one of the most successful corporate turnarounds of the past century, which they achieved together, to prove their point.

A.G. Lafley,...

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Meg Whitman CEO/HPThe entire company has organized around "Playing to Win" which is a book written by A.G. Lafley and a colleague of his. Listen, there are many ways to deploy strategy in companies. This is one I found to be particularly helpful because organizations have a lot of trouble making decisions, particularly at our scale. So this notion of where to play, what countries, what market segments, what products, and where not to play because we can't do it profitably, has been a very good discipline. ... And then once you determine where you're going to play, how to win. That is through a combination of... (Source)

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