Microsoft Secrets: How the World's Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages... (Paperback)

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    Today, Microsoft commands the high ground of the information superhighway by owning the operating systems and basic applications programs that run on the world's 170 million computers. Beyond the unquestioned genius and vision of Bill Gates, what accou...

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    Michael A. Cusumano teaches strategy and technology managment at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    Today, Microsoft commands the high ground of the information superhighway by owning the operating systems and basic applications programs that run on the world's 170 million computers. Beyond the unquestioned genius and vision of Bill Gates, what accounts for Microsofts astounding success?
    Drawing on almost two years of on-site observation at Microsoft headquarters, eminent scientists Michael A. Cusumano and Richard W. Selby reveal many of Microsoft's innermost secrets. This inside report, based on forty in-depth interviews by authors who had access to confidential documents and project data, outlines the seven complementary strategies that characterize exactly how Microsoft competes and operates, including the "Brain Trust" of talented employees and exceptional management; "bang for the buck" competitive strategies and clear organizational goals that produce self-critiquing, learning, and improving; a flexible, incremental approach to product development; and a relentless pursuit of future markets.
    Cusumano and Selby's masterful analysis successfully uncovers the distinctive way in which Microsoft has combined all of the elements necessary to get to the top of an enormously important industry -- and stay there.

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    ISBN 9780684855318
    Genre BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 512
    Publisher Date 1998-12-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Free Pr
    Copyright Year 19990601
    Height 8.5 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle How the World's Most Powerful Software Company Creates Technology, Shapes Markets, and Manages People
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Cusumano, Michael A.

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