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Zone to Win review × 100 à [Reading] ➶ Zone to Win ➽ Geoffrey A. Moore – Over the last 25 years Geoffrey Moore has established himself as one of the most influential high tech advisors in the world—once prompting Conan O’Brien to ask “Who is Geoffrey Moore and why is Over the last years Geoffrey Moore has estaOver the lastyears Geoffrey Moore has established himself as one of the most influential high tech advisors in the world once prompting Conan O’Brien to ask “Who is Geoffrey Moore and why is he famous than me” Following up on the ferociously innovative ESCAPE VELOCITY which served as the basis for Moore’s consulting work to such companies as Salesforce Microsoft and Intel ZONE TO WIN serves as the companion playbook Zone to PDFEPUBfor his landmark guide offering a practical manual to address the challenge large enterprises face when they seek to add a new line of business to their established portfolio Focused on spurring next genera. Disclaimer I read this for workThe company I work for is in a state of transition so this book was helpful in understanding management's recent choices As for the content of the book the language is for those who spend their lives writing PowerPoint slides taking golf lessons and reading Malcom Gladwell books the reuse of the phrase tipping point killed me If that doesn't describe you and you aren't reuired to read this book you may want to pass There are better written business books out there This isn't a fun read for the average laymanNow for the good parts unlike every other business book on the market Zone to Win gives a specific playbook for CEOs to compete in a disruptive market There are very specific actions to take and pitfalls to avoid Most business books I read are full of affirmations and generalizations Not Zone to Win Here you have a 3 to 5 year roadmap on how to restructure a publicly traded company to adapt to change Whether the roadmap truly works that I can't say But it sounds like a good plan

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Tion growth guiding mergers and acuisitions and embracing disruption and innovation ZONE TO WIN is a high powered tool for driving your company above and beyond its limitations its definitions of success and ultimately its competitors Moore’s classic bestseller CROSSING THE CHASM has sold than one million copies by addressing the challenges faced by start up companies Now ZONE TO WIN is set to guide established enterprises through the same journey “For any company regardless of size or industry ZONE TO WIN is the playbook for succeeding in today’s disruptive connected fast paced business world” Marc Benioff CEO Salesforce “Once ag. Businesses are designed to be stable – shareholders want predictable growth and returns However for a bussiness to catch the next big wave this is counter to stability To internally grow a new bussiness it is likely to result in a reduction of the current results To facilitate the growth of a new bussiness line extreme care needs to be taken to prevent innovation stagnation or from competition from other companiesThe book presents four zonesPerformance zoneMost of the revenue and profits are generated in this zone The aim of this zone is to drive the top line sales numbers Here products are stable and customers are relatively loyal Each bussiness here constitutes 10% of the total enterprise revenue Here if our current plan is failing we can do one of three thingsChange the product or service we are offeringChange the manager in charge of the function that is under performingChange the market segment we are targetingWhen a new fledgling bussiness comes along it is critical that this becomes the number one priority It has to scale to 10% within a maximum of 3 years else it will be suffocated by the other bussiness lines This means hitting targets is now the second priority as failing to scale the new bussiness line will mean that you will have missed the opportunity and all of the work to get it to this stage will have been wasted additionally this bring on of a new bussiness line is a temporary upheaval which should return higher profits in the future“The first principle of zone defence is that you must never attempt to disrupt yourself As an established enterprise your number one asset is the inertial momentum of your installed customer base Your number two asset is an ecosystem of partners that makes its living adding value to your established offerings” “Successful disruptions disrupt other companies' bussiness not their own” If you are being attacked your target should be to neutralise the opposition eg taxi firms using ride haling apps to counter Uber These neutralisation assets could come from work you are doing in the incubation zonePerformance MatrixSource of revenue vs channel of revenueEach cell must be accounted for not just the rows and columnsThe rows must be 10% of the revenue to be taken seriously As such only things in the performance zone are present hereProductivity zoneThe aim of the productivity zone is to improve the bottom line numbers Here all of the functions which do not have direct accountability for revenue – such as Accounting marketing supply chain The aim of the zone is Regulatory compliance – Culture values and tone set the direction of compliance with oversight detection and remediation to correct You have to design compliance in and monitor it vigilantlyImproved efficiency “doing things right”Improved effectiveness “doing the right things”When budgeting these functions should be separate from the budget for other bussiness units since all other zones use their function – each bussiness unit should not need to estimate how much of the shared service they will useOne key thing in this zone is to consider the end of life of bussiness units when it would be better to use the internal resource on something which brings the company value The best way is to have an end of life shared service since killing products is a specialist taskIncubation zoneThis is the place for ideas which are several years out The ideas in the incubation zone should not be incremental of what you have currently this is for the performance zone these are for things which could grow into being their own credible disruptive innovation delivering billions of dollars of revenue within a decade In the incubation zone it should build a highly competitive product into a bussiness with between 1 2% of the companies revenue so this needs the best people These are businesses in their own rights with specialist sales marketing and competitive services to compete against other startupsThe businesses in this zone are overseen by a venture board here they decide on investment into independent operating units Each unit is run the same way as a startup with venture funding and milestones Space in the incubation zone is limited so if a unit fails its technology should be assimilated into existing products and the team moved on Successful units then have the option to move to the transition zone if it is not already occupied the technology could be introduced into an existing line of products the unit could be spun off as a start up sold though seeking buyers might be a distraction or shut downTransformation zoneWhen bringing on a new bussiness unit into the main bussiness it will cause problems for your existing bussiness As an example your sales teams don't have the contacts to sell these products Things in the transformation zone will under deliver in the short term but the aim of this is long term gain and bussiness stabilityThe majority of the time the transformation zone is empty a bussiness can not cope with such huge change very often The most important thing to do is to complete the transformation than to make the current numbers – the growth of this bussiness unit is the businesses future not its present A company can only undertake one transformation at a time taking on two at the same time will be too much for the company to bare For the transformation to be successful every leader in the company must be aligned with the transformationFrom the moment a unit enters the transformation zone until it gets to 10% of revenue it will be a very destabilising forces within the company – above 10% it starts to stand on its own

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Zone to WinAin Geoffrey Moore weighs in with a prescient examination of what it takes to win in today’s competitive disruptive business environment” Satya Nadella CEO Microsoft With this book Geoffrey Moore continues to lead us all through ever changing timesHis work has changed the game of changing the game Gary Kovacs CEO AVG “ZONE TO WIN uses crystal clear language to describe the management plays necessary to win in an ever disrupting marketplace Regardless of your level of management experience you will find this book an invaluable tool for building long term success for your business” Lip Bu Tan President and CEO Cadence Design Systems. Really enjoyed reading Crossing the Chasm back in the 1990's but had forgotten about the author for a while Zone to Win came as a refreshing read about someone who knows how to bring new ideas methods and concepts to the table in an easy to understand and enlighting wayZone to Win focuses on how companies should respond to disruption pressures how to defend or attack in an age of accelerated change The book is clear and provides actionable methods on how to deal with rapid innovation and disruption in the marketplaceTotally worth it