"Read this book to learn how to create a company as powerful as Apple."--Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple
From the world's leading high-tech strategist comes the definitive road map to help established companies create next-generation growth.
Geoffrey Moore's now-classic Crossing the Chasm became a must-read book by presenting an innovative framework to address the make or break obstacle facing all high tech companies: how to gain market share from early adopters and from mainstream consumers.
Based on twenty years' experience advising the top leaders of many of the world's most successful enterprises. Moore's Escape Velocity offers a pragmatic plan to engage the most critical challenge that established enterprises face in the twenty-first-century economy: how to move beyond past success and drive next-generation growth from new lines of business.
As he worked with senior management teams, Moore repeatedly found that executives were trapped by short-term performance-based compensation schemes. The result was critical decision-makers overweighting their legacy commitments, an embarrassingly low success rate in new product launches, and widespread failure to sustain any kind of next-generation business at scale.
In Escape Velocity, Moore presents a cogent strategy for generating future growth within an established enterprise. Organized a hierarchy of powers--category power, company power, market power, offer power and execution power--this insightful work shows how each level of power can be orchestrated to achieve overall success. Moore explains
how to use mergers and acquisitions as well as organic innovation to systematically migrate an enterprise's portfolio out of lower-growth and into higher-growth categories;
how to reallocate resources across an enterprise in deliberately asymmetrical ways to create a powerful and sustainable foundation for long-term competitive advantage;
how to leverage target-market initiatives as accelerants to growth and as stepping-stones to broad overall category success;
how to create unmatchable offerings by being swift to neutralize competitors' innovations and laser-focused on driving in-house innovations to make a business imperious to competitors;
how to fundamentally change the execution cadence of an organization, pushing change from innovation to broad deployment, creating an irreversible tipping point along the way.
Escape Velocity Copyright 2011 by Geoffrey A. Moore. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews. For information, address HarperCollins Publishers 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
HarperCollins books may be purchased for educational business, or sales promotional use. For information, please write: Special Markets Department, HarperCollins Publishers, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022
About the Author
Geoffrey A. Moore is the author of Escape Velocity, Inside the Tornado, and Living on the Fault Line.
In Escape Velocity Geoffrey A. Moore, the author of the marketing masterwork Crossing the Chasm, teaches twenty-first century enterprises how to overcome the pull of the past and reorient their organizations to meet a new era of competition. The world’s leading high-tech business strategist, Moore connects the dots between bold strategies and effective execution, with an action plan that elucidates the link between senior executives and every other branch of a company. For readers of Larry Bossidy’s Execution, Clay Christensen’s Innovator’s Solution, and Gary Vaynerchuck’sCrush It!, and for anyone aiming for the pinnacle of business success, EscapeVelocity is an irreplaceable roadmap to the top.