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The Great Repeatable Business Model℠

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October 2011
The essence of strategy is differentiation—the unique characteristics that give your business an edge over competitors. But complexity is the enemy of differentiation; a silent killer of profitable growth. The most successful companies avoid this trap by building a repeatable business model that they can adapt to new products and markets.

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An interview with Chris Zook

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March 2012
In this podcast interview with Harvard Business Review, Chris Zook, co-author of Repeatability describes the authors' three-year research project to understand why some companies are able to sustain profitable growth in the face of growing complexity, and describes three design principles that exist in these outperforming companies.

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