George Stalk

George Stalk is the vice president and director of The Boston Consulting Group in Chicago, Illinois; co-author of Kaisha, The Japanese Corporation (Basic Books); and author of "Time—The Next Source of Competitive Advantage", which won the 1989 McKinsey Award for best Harvard Business Review article of the year. He is also the co-author of Competing Against Time: How Time-Based Competition Is Reshaping Global Markets. This book has remained in print since its publication by The Free Press in 1990.

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Competing Against Time: How Time-Based Competition Is Reshaping Global Markets

by George Stalk and Thomas M. Hout

Today, time is the cutting edge. In fact, as a strategic weapon, George Stalk and Thomas M. Hout contend time is the equivalent of money, productivity, quality, even innovation. In this ground-breaking book based upon ten years of research, the authors argue that the ways leading companies manage time represent the most powerful new sources of competitive advantage.

Using examples from companies such as Federal Express, Ford, John Deere, Sun Microsystems, Wal-Mart, and Citicorp, the authors describe exactly how reducing elapsed time can make the critical difference between success and failure. By refocusing their organizations on responsiveness, companies are discovering that long-held cost assumptions are not true.

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