Hidden Champions of the Twenty-First Century

The Success Strategies of Unknown World Market Leaders

By Hermann Simon

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'Hidden Champions' are the medium-sized, little-known companies that have quietly become world market leaders in their respective industries. This book chronicles the common patterns, behaviors and approaches of over one thousand of those hidden champions.

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  • ISBN13: 978-0-3879-8146-8
  • 418 Pages
  • Publication Date: June 10, 2009
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $34.95
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What do Tetra aquarium supplies, Elector-Nite sensors, and Nissha touch panels have in common? They are typical “hidden champions”, medium-sized, unknown companies that have quietly, under the radar, become world market leaders in their respective industries. Going deep inside more than a thousand hidden champions around the world, Hermann Simon reveals the common patterns, behaviors, and approaches that make these secretive companies successful by bucking today’s management fads, and pursuing such common-sense strategies as focusing on core capabilities, establishing long-term relationships with customers, innovating continuously, rewarding employees for performance, and developing a global presence. In turbulent economic times, the hidden champions represent an antidote to the short-sighted and excessive practices that have brought many corporate giants crashing down, and may well serve as the new role models for sustainable economic growth.
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