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  • Amazon, founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, revolutionized e-commerce and is now one of the most influential companies in the world, with hundreds of millions of customers across the globe. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how Amazon succeeded where so many young tech companies failed and was able to emerge relatively unscathed from the burst of the...
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  • Understand the essentials of benchmarking  (also known as standardization or comparative analysis) in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. Benchmarking is a strategy which is mainly used in business to evaluate a range of elements - including products, the market and competitors - in a given sphere. Benchmarking therefore allows businesses to identify the practices that have been...
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  • Understand the essentials of the Blue Ocean Strategy Concept in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. The Blue Ocean Strategy is a concept which was developed by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne and combines strategy, marketing and innovation. The strategy redefines the classic method of representing development strategies and encourages businesses to use value innovation to break free from...
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  • Good to Great takes an innovative approach to becoming a business leader In Good to Great, the American author and former Stanford University professor Jim Collins analyzes the reasons for major success, looking at a range of factors such as company culture, leadership, management and strategy. This clear and detailed summary and analysis is a valuable resource for anyone who...
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  • Understand the essentials of the freemium model in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. The freemium model reflects the popular saying that "there's no such thing as a free lunch": in other words, nothing is free in the modern world. This business model advises companies to offer a combination of free and premium products, thereby attracting customers with...
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  • Groupon, founded by Andrew Mason, Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell in 2008, is an online deal marketplace that relies on word of mouth and social networking to attract users, who benefit from enormous discounts on a range of goods and services. It was created in response to the global economic crisis, and soon spread to dozens of countries around the...
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  • Understand the essentials of the PESTLE analysis (also known as PESTEL analysis or PESTLE framework) in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. The PESTLE analysis is based on the observation that the development of a business depends on a host of key macroeconomic factors, which may represent opportunities or threats for the company. Identifying pivot variables using...
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  • Spotify, which was founded in 2006 by Daniel Ek, is the world’s most popular music streaming service. Users can access its entire catalog of over 30 million songs either for free (with scheduled advertising) or on the basis of a paid monthly subscription. This so-called freemium business model is widely believed to be integral to Spotify’s success. In just 50 minutes,...
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  • Understand the essentials of the long tail theory for business in just 50 minutes with this practical and concise book. This model is used to illustrate the distribution of a company's turnover for all of its products, from high-demand bestsellers to niche products which only generate a low sales rate. In our new digital age, with the rise of e-commerce drastically...
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  • TripAdvisor, which was launched in 2000 by Stephen Kaufer, is the world’s largest community for travelers. Today the site hosts over 535 million reviews about hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions around the globe, and welcomes an average of 450 million unique visitors per month. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how TripAdvisor found success through a combination of crowdsourced content,...
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  • Wikipedia, launched in 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger, is the largest encyclopaedia in the world, with over 40 million articles in almost 300 languages and dialects. Its wiki technology makes it possible for anyone to add and edit articles, so the site is far more collaborative, democratic and responsive to change than traditional encyclopaedias. In just 50 minutes,...
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  • YouTube, which was founded in 2005 by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, quickly rose to become one of the most influential sites on the internet. After relying heavily on a business model based on ad revenue for several years, the site, which was purchased by Google just two years after its creation, has recently adopted a freemium model...
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