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The Secret to Ultimate Competitive Advantage

I recently reviewed Beyond Performance. It’s an interesting book in which co-authors Scott Keller and Colin Price argue that:

“Performance-focused leaders invest heavily in those things that enable targets to be met quarter by quarter, year by year. What they tend to neglect, however, are investments in company health—investments in the organization that need to be made today in order to survive and thrive tomorrow.”


What I like about the book is the premise (short-term profits leads to short-term thinking) and that the authors take the reader through five steps designed to guide entrepreneurs and other business leaders to take a more macro look at their own organizations.

Beyond Performance is a good book for people who want to see lots of research and get into the weeds. It’s less useful, however, if you’re looking for a quick read with some simple takeaways.

You can read my complete review here.

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