The Soft Edge has 97 ratings and 8 reviews. Rich Karlgaard, entrepreneur, columnist and publisher of Forbes magazine is a genuinely skilled writer and this . According to Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard, the secret to success lies in the “ soft edge” – your organization’s intangible values, such as creativity and. Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success – The Soft Edge by Rich Karlgaard.

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Few have written a book on values with a foreword by Tom Peters and an afterword by Clay Christensen. Since collaboration and innovation are a must in the global economy, effective teamwork is vital. Specialized performance increasing bicyclesand quite intriguing to learn from. Aug 21, InvestingByTheBooks. The Soft Edge is for forward-thinking leaders dedicated dich rising above the competition.

He shines xoft light on an often-overlooked driver: High performance has always required shrewd strategy and superb execution.

The analogies are astute and crisp. How do you tell it your way? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sign up rch Blinkist. Each of the following chapters takes the five components and breaks them into greater details and explanations. Since collaboration and innovation are a must in the global economy, effective teamwork is vital.

He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. May 02, Teri Temme rated it it was amazing.


I have read quite a lot of books on values, but some of the topics actually surprised me. Ericcantana rated it it was amazing Jul 28, Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard sheds light on the ever important but often overlooked soft edge of a company. Howard Marks Narrated by: Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance? It’s a great chapter on a topic that many others have tried to cover without Karlgaard’s insights and story.

Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk.

The Soft Edge

The point Karlgaard makes in this chapter is the power of having a corporate story and the need to craft, share and karlgaars stories for both employees, customers and prospects. The bottom is the “strategic base,” the left side is the “hard edge” and the right side is the “soft edge. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Aug 02, Deborah Weiss rated it liked it. In fact, only thd percent of CEOs in the dataset are Ivy League graduates karlhaard and eight percent didn’t graduate from college at all.

Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility By: Refresh and try again. A great read for any business leader. Easy to read and relates it to real cases. We all know markets rise and fall, but when should you pull out, and when should you stay in?

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Get unlimited access to the most important ideas in business, investing, marketing, psychology, politics, and more. According to Karlgaard, these legs balance up together to a unity for long-term lasting success. Who is it for? Learn how the Mayo Clinic and others stay on top by relentlessly pursuing an advantage through smarts. Some of the companies were new to me, e.


It fosters innovation, it accelerates strategy and execution, and it cannot be copied or bought. Svitlana Paveletskaya rated it hte was amazing Nov 14, Rich Karlgaard Narrated by: Porters five forces and the hard edge precise execution, e.

Annie Duke Narrated by: Even if my soon-to-be employer, Northwestern Mutual, wasn’t featured in the book, I still would have enjoyed it thoroughly. The soft skills are what matter the most and I couldn’t agree more.

John rated it really liked it Jan 28, Entrepreneurs and people working in start-ups Managers, CEOs and other business leaders Anyone who wants to understand more about the human side of business. In this memoir he finally tells the story of his unlikely rise and controversial career. One is the ability to learn new things and solve novel problems.

The legendary investor shows how to identify and master the cycles that govern the markets.