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Don Keough, who has seen and heard a lot in his legendary six-decade career, calls them his Ten Commandments for Business Failure.

Author: Donald R. Keough

Publisher: Portfolio

ISBN: 1591844134

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

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The New York Times bestseller that 'will teach you more about business success than a whole shelf full of books.'-Bill Gates. Plenty of speakers and writers are happy to dispense advice on how to succeed in business. From football coaches to ex-CEOs and psychologists to preachers, success gurus are everywhere. But none of them can offer any guarantees. The same cannot be said of failure, however. Failure is easy. In fact, there are ten serious blunders companies and individuals make over and over again, leading to failure so consistently that the list ought to be written in stone. Don Keough, who has seen and heard a lot in his legendary six-decade career, calls them his Ten Commandments for Business Failure. They include such reliable bad advice as Quit Taking Risks, Be Inflexible, Assume Infallibility, Put All Your Faith in Experts, and Be Afraid of the Future.
2011-06 By Donald R. Keough

In a 2009 news release they noted, “National Health Service organizations are keeping the Ten Commandments for Business Failure (first drawn up by Donald R. Keough, the past president of The CocaCola Company) that so consistently lead ...

Author: Donald R. Keough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101535257

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Don Keough—a former top executive at Coca-Cola and now chairman of the elite investment banking firm Allen & Company—has witnessed plenty of failures in his sixty-year career (including New Coke). He has also been friends with some of the most successful people in business history, including Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jack Welch, Rupert Murdoch, and Peter Drucker. Now this elder statesman reveals how great enterprises get into trouble. Even the smartest executives can fall into the trap of believing in their own infallibility. When that happens, more bad decisions are sure to follow. This light-hearted “how-not-to” book includes anecdotes from Keough's long career as well as other infamous failures. His commandments for failure include: Quit Taking Risks; Be Inflexible; Assume Infallibility; Put All Your Faith in Experts; Send Mixed Messages; and Be Afraid of the Future. As he writes, “After a lifetime in business I've never been able to develop a step-by-step formula that will guarantee success. What I could do, however, was talk about how to lose. I guarantee that anyone who follows my formula will be a highly successful loser.”
2011-06-28 By Donald R. Keough

Don Keough, who has seen and heard a lot in his six decade career, calls them his Ten Commandments for Business Failure.

Author: Don Keough

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141942056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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“After a lifetime in business, I’ve never been able to develop a set of rules or a step-by-step formula that will guarantee success in anything, much less in a field as dynamic and changing as business. What I can do, however, is talk about how to lose. I guarantee that anyone who follows my formula will be a highly successful loser.” The Ten Commandments for Business Failure is a lighthearted cautionary bible for leaders from a hugely admired elder statesman who is sought out for advice by a wide circle of luminaries. Plenty of speakers and writers are happy to dispense advice on how to succeed in business. From football coaches to ex-CEOs to psychologists to preachers, success gurus are everywhere. But none of them can offer any guarantees; the true path to success can’t be laid out as a simple step-by-step plan. The same cannot be said of failure, however. Failure is easy. In fact, there are ten serious blunders companies and individuals make over and over again, leading to failure so consistently that the list ought to be written in stone. Don Keough, who has seen and heard a lot in his six decade career, calls them his Ten Commandments for Business Failure. They include such reliable bad advice as Quit Taking Risks, Be Inflexible, Assume Infallibility, Put All Your Faith in Experts, and Be Afraid of the Future.
2008-07-31 By Don Keough

The Ten Commandment for Business Failure by Don Keough, former president of The Coca-Cola Company, writes about what he believes are the ten commandments that will guarantee failure for everyone. Even though Coca-Cola is the most ...

Author: Kurt Baumberger

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557265695

Category: Automobile dealers

Page: 225

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The Internet is destroying Dealer profits. One look at a Dealership's financial statements shows Dealers need to change how they "go to market." Consumer-centric, insightful, implementation savvy, the author worked with Amazon, Dell, Best Buy, and others to build their E-Commerce businesses. Now, in this straightforward and revolutionary book, Baumberger shares his online retailing wisdom with the automotive industry.You'll see why old Dealership retail approaches won't work - and what simple, proven, profitable strategies exist today to get a jump on online solutions that will profitably drive sales in the next decade.Dealers will learn about how to stop customers from squeezing every nickel out of a deal, how to prevent implementing tactics in search of a strategy, how to build a "virtual foundation" for new, pre-owned, and fixed operations.
2010-01-28 By Kurt Baumberger

... from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years.8 Most recently, Donald Keough, a former president of the Coca-Cola company, wrote The Ten Commandments for Business Failure,9 which is full of examples of failure, ...

Author: Ralph K Hawkins

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781401677299

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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Rise above mediocrity and become indispensable after working through ten timeless lessons from Scripture. Leadership Lessons: Avoiding the Pitfalls of King Saul is a practical leadership guide that avoids abstract ideas and unproven steps. Instead, biblical studies professor and pastor Dr. Ralph Hawkins along with leadership expert and education professor Dr. Richard Parrott tell the stories of King Saul’s leadership missteps and connect those stories with the challenges facing leaders. In today’s climate of rapid change, intense competition, and moral relativism, find valuable advice that will give your leadership a firm foundation in sound biblical principles. Features include: References to ten sound biblical principles of leadership Examples illustrate how to apply these lessons to your life Action points give you concrete steps to improve your leadership skills Checklists help church, business, and community leaders excel
2013-04-15 By Ralph K Hawkins

Keough (2008), includes the “infiexibility” in his list of the Ten Commandments for business failure. He notes that “not taking a risk and being inflexible are closely related, but there is an important nuance of difference.

Author: Sebastian Kunert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319727578

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 327

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This book offers a comprehensive overview of failure in business, management and consulting. It features contributions by experts from diverse fields, who share unique insights from their real-life experiences. Readers will find perspectives from leadership, project management, change management, innovation management, human resource management, counseling, restructuring, entrepreneurship and sports. Each chapter combines the latest empirical findings with relevant case studies, making for a unique book that offers a fascinating exploration of the largely unexplored area of setbacks, pitfalls, flops and disappointments in the business world.
2018-06-04 By Sebastian Kunert

Make Your Company Fit for the Future Julian Birkinshaw, Jonas Ridderstråle. and why of goal pursuits: Human needs and the self-determination of behaviour,” ... D. R. Keough, The ten commandments for business failure (New York: ...

Author: Julian Birkinshaw

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9781503602311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The leading companies of the past twenty years have all harnessed the power of information to gain competitive advantage. But as access to big data becomes ubiquitous, it can no longer guarantee a leg up. Fast/Forward makes the case that we are entering a new era in which firms that understand the limits of 1s and 0s will take the lead. Whereas the industrial age saw the rise of bureaucracy, and the information age has been described as a meritocracy, we are witnessing the rise of adhocracy. In uncertain, rapidly-changing times, adhocracic organizations scan the horizon for winning opportunities. Then, instead of questing after more analysis, they respond with agility by making smart, intuitive decisions. Combining decisive action with emotional conviction, future-facing firms seize the day. Fast/Forward paints the big picture of a new approach to strategy and provides the necessary playbook to make your company fit for the future.
2017-04-04 By Julian Birkinshaw

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a powerful Operational Excellence (OE) methodology for making critical business processes more ... While the success stories speak for themselves, there were critics who have highlighted the failure of LSS due to ...

Author: Jiju Antony

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781789736892

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Presented from the perspective of practitioners, researchers and academics, The Ten Commandments of Lean Six Sigma serves as a practical guide for senior managers and executives who want to achieve operational and service excellence in various manufacturing, service and public sector organizations.
2019-11-29 By Jiju Antony

Avoiding failure The best way to avoid failure is to examine the explanations for business failure. One significant work provides the “Ten commandments” which if broken could lead to failure: 1 You must have a strategy 2 You must have ...

Author: Becker Professional Education

Publisher: Becker Professional Education Ltd

ISBN: 9781785664632

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 130

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Derived from content approved and quality assured by ACCA's examining team and valid for exams from 01 Sept 2017 up to 30 June 2018 - Becker's P5 Advanced Performance Management Revision Essentials Handbook is an A5 size Handbook designed as a 'quick-glance' revision tool.

Over the years, NHS reform in England has focused on stimulating competition between providers and increasing choice for patients. This book describes how NHS management commits the classic errors of failing businesses everywhere.

Author: Peter Davies

Publisher: Civitas/Inst for the Study of

ISBN: 1906837090

Category: Medical

Page: 108

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Over the years, NHS reform in England has focused on stimulating competition between providers and increasing choice for patients. This book describes how NHS management commits the classic errors of failing businesses everywhere. It prescribes a change of culture to focus on what patients want, and greater autonomy from Whitehall bureaucracy.
2009-01-01 By Peter Davies