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It's Not the Big That Eat the Small...It's the Fast That Eat the Slow: How to Use Speed as a Competitive Tool in Business

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Conventional wisdom once told us big companies are unbeatable... and eat smaller competitors for breakfast. Not anymore. These days It's Not the Big that Eat the Small... It's the FAST that Eat the Slow! Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton discovered what separates today's icons of speed from everybody else. They asked questions like: What is the difference between speed Conventional wisdom once told us big companies are unbeatable... and eat smaller competitors for breakfast. Not anymore. These days It's Not the Big that Eat the Small... It's the FAST that Eat the Slow! Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton discovered what separates today's icons of speed from everybody else. They asked questions like: What is the difference between speed and haste? Where does business go to spot trends before the competition? How can leaders help people stop dreading high velocity and rediscover the thrill of deciding, acting and staying fast? And studied the world's fastest companies like: H&M Europe's fast fashion phenomenon now poised to threaten apparel stores in America. AOL who gulped down Netscape and Time Warner in record time. Charles Schwab the new dominant name in discount and on-line financial services. The results are in this sensational book... a national bestseller, translated all over the globe and universally praised. Would you like to make speed a competitive tool in your business? Here's your roadmap!


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Conventional wisdom once told us big companies are unbeatable... and eat smaller competitors for breakfast. Not anymore. These days It's Not the Big that Eat the Small... It's the FAST that Eat the Slow! Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton discovered what separates today's icons of speed from everybody else. They asked questions like: What is the difference between speed Conventional wisdom once told us big companies are unbeatable... and eat smaller competitors for breakfast. Not anymore. These days It's Not the Big that Eat the Small... It's the FAST that Eat the Slow! Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton discovered what separates today's icons of speed from everybody else. They asked questions like: What is the difference between speed and haste? Where does business go to spot trends before the competition? How can leaders help people stop dreading high velocity and rediscover the thrill of deciding, acting and staying fast? And studied the world's fastest companies like: H&M Europe's fast fashion phenomenon now poised to threaten apparel stores in America. AOL who gulped down Netscape and Time Warner in record time. Charles Schwab the new dominant name in discount and on-line financial services. The results are in this sensational book... a national bestseller, translated all over the globe and universally praised. Would you like to make speed a competitive tool in your business? Here's your roadmap!

30 review for It's Not the Big That Eat the Small...It's the Fast That Eat the Slow: How to Use Speed as a Competitive Tool in Business

  1. 4 out of 5

    Nick

    This is one of the first Audible.com book I bought and also my first business book. Lots of great anecdotes on how large companies get bogged down by bureaucracy, incumbent turtles and bozos, and the absence of rules such as learning from mistakes, implementing innovation, letting the best idea win. One idea from the book (which I see appear elsewhere, and probably did not originate from the book) is what to do when you don't like your job: put up with it, leave, or try to change it. The book do This is one of the first Audible.com book I bought and also my first business book. Lots of great anecdotes on how large companies get bogged down by bureaucracy, incumbent turtles and bozos, and the absence of rules such as learning from mistakes, implementing innovation, letting the best idea win. One idea from the book (which I see appear elsewhere, and probably did not originate from the book) is what to do when you don't like your job: put up with it, leave, or try to change it. The book does give tips on how to change your corporate culture: start a crusade for change, surround yourself with others who want the change to occur. The book gives examples of companies such as Clear Channel (whom I hate for their monopolistic business practices) AOL, Charles Schwab, Hotmail, Telepizza (a pizza chain in Europe), H&M.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Ted

    If you are only mildy curious about the topic, give it a pass. If you really want some good ideas and are going to take a few notes along the way, pick it up. This is one of those books where the title pretty much tells you the idea. I heard the author a few years ago give a presentation on this topic. Quite frankly, it was a better presentation. The book reads like typical consultant fodder - I will use five businesses as the perfect examples of my ideas and then beat you to death with them. As If you are only mildy curious about the topic, give it a pass. If you really want some good ideas and are going to take a few notes along the way, pick it up. This is one of those books where the title pretty much tells you the idea. I heard the author a few years ago give a presentation on this topic. Quite frankly, it was a better presentation. The book reads like typical consultant fodder - I will use five businesses as the perfect examples of my ideas and then beat you to death with them. As much as I think Jennings has a lot of good ideas and many excellent points to make, the book easily could have been half the length. I had to stop myself a few times to realize that I hadn't jumped back in the text because the examples were exactly the same towards the end of the book as they were in the beginning.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kevin

    I've been inspired by it so much I apply it to the context of my small business. This book validates the way I believe great service should be delivered thought It can be tiring to always be moving fast, so this is a point I find we need to decide for ourselves when speed may kill us vs help us. I've been inspired by it so much I apply it to the context of my small business. This book validates the way I believe great service should be delivered thought It can be tiring to always be moving fast, so this is a point I find we need to decide for ourselves when speed may kill us vs help us.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Fernando

    Although a few years old now, there are quite a few nuggets of good information in there. The benefit of all theses years hanging okay actually gives you a good protective on the subject and examples used.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Stamen Stoev

    Бързината в наше време не е изключение. Тя е ежедневие. И колкото по-бързо се научим да бъдем гъвкави, толкова по-бързо и успешно ще реализираме своите идеи. Ако са достатъчно добри, разбира се.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Janine Phelan

    Well written but repetitive. Very good ideas

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tab

    This is one of my favorite business books and one I've requested employees read. Innovation comes from those companies and individuals who can invent and adapt quickly, change as needed and move at a speed normally not capable by large organizations with heavy bureaucracy. There's a few points within the book that make me scratch my head and question the direction of the author, however these are overshadowed by the overall message. This is one of my favorite business books and one I've requested employees read. Innovation comes from those companies and individuals who can invent and adapt quickly, change as needed and move at a speed normally not capable by large organizations with heavy bureaucracy. There's a few points within the book that make me scratch my head and question the direction of the author, however these are overshadowed by the overall message.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Casey

    This is a great book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Arie K.

    Great book beside Good to Great, need to be quick to grab every opportunities available.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    it shows the reality....to the fast that eat the slow... just like the rabbit and turtle tale...you know...

  11. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte

    Great book! It's a quick and easy read but also filled with valuable ideas. Great book! It's a quick and easy read but also filled with valuable ideas.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Troy Marshall

    this is a great book

  13. 5 out of 5

    Charu Chandna

  14. 4 out of 5

    Nani Eswar

  15. 4 out of 5

    Patrick Hohol

  16. 4 out of 5

    Isman

  17. 4 out of 5

    Jason Toschlog

  18. 5 out of 5

    Bricoleur (David) Soul

  19. 4 out of 5

    Cory Finley

  20. 4 out of 5

    Cj Pomerantz

  21. 4 out of 5

    Beata

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tiffany Rene

  23. 4 out of 5

    Florencia

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jim Van

  25. 4 out of 5

    Adrian

  26. 4 out of 5

    Wei Li Yu

  27. 5 out of 5

    Bill Cushard

  28. 4 out of 5

    Praveen Rawat

  29. 5 out of 5

    Zachary Harless

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dave

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