Profit Power Economics is the first comprehensive manual of competitive strategy and value-investing for the economic realities of the 21st century, an age in which information costs are getting close to zero and everyone is connected. This book offers a new economic paradigm for our age-and the tools to make the most of it. Readers learn to apply these rules step-by-step to navigate today's new challenges: to choose among vastly expanded investment opportunities; exploit unprecedented freedom to structure and manage modern global enterprises; win in new 3-dimensional corporate competition; and tailor strategies to new powerlaw market dynamics. Profit Power Economics includes lively lessons from the author's experience and examples from other successful investors and enterprises-all in the context of cutting-edge economics. Visionary strategist, experienced corporate executive, banker, and economist Mia de Kuijper takes readers from first principles to practical applications. She offers new ideas and concepts, illustrated with lively lessons from her own experience and from other successful investors and organizations.
Profit Power Economics gives readers a clear grasp of the underlying forces that are reshaping our world as well as a step-by-step approach to build (or find) exceptionally high-return enterprises and to navigate new-age market dynamics. She declares that it is high time that we update our ideas about competition, business models, market dynamics and risks, even about the nature of winning itself. The emergence of perfect information-fast-moving, very cheap, universally available information and unlimited connectivity-is transforming our fundamentals so dramatically that this is grounds for doubting many of the most familiar principles of mainstream economics. Corporate leaders, political leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, strategists, not-for-profit organizations, marketers, and students of modern economics will find an invaluable resource in Profit Power Economics.
Mia de Kuijper is the Chair and CEO of the global strategy advisory firm de Kuyper Global Partners LLC. She has experience as an international executive (PepsiCo, AT&T, and Royal Dutch Shell), senior banker (Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse First Boston), and strategist (Bain & Co. and GBN), and is a Harvard-trained economist. In 2010 she was made a fellow of Cambridge University.
INTRODUCTION; I. THE KEY TO PROFIT POWER; II. UNDERSTANDING THE TRANSPARENT ECONOMY; III. HOW TRANSPARENCY ALTERS THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF EXTRAORDINARY PROFITS; IV. THE FOUR RULES FOR MAXIMIZING PROFITS IN TRANSPARENCY; V. POWER NODES: TRANSPARENCY'S COMPETITIVE WEAPONS; VI. THE FOUR RULES METHOD FOR MAXIMIZING PROFITS; VII. STRATEGIES FOR INVESTORS; VIII. CONCLUSION; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY; NOTES