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Getting to Plan B

Breaking Through to a Better Business Model

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Getting to Plan B by John W. Mullins
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You have a new venture in mind. And you've crafted a business plan so detailed it's a work of art. Don't get too attached to it. As John Mullins and Randy Komisar explain in Getting to Plan B, new businesses are fraught with uncertainty. To succeed, you must change the plan in real time as the inevitable challenges arise. In fact, studies show that entrepreneurs who stick slavishly to their Plan A stand a greater chance of failing-and that many successful businesses barely resemble their founders' original idea. The authors provide a rigorous process for stress testing your Plan A and determining how to alter it so your business makes money, solves customers' needs, and endures. You'll discover strategies for: -Identifying the leap-of-faith assumptions hidden in your plan -Testing those assumptions and unearthing why the plan might not work -Reconfiguring the five components of your business model-revenue model, gross margin model, operating model, working capital model, and investment model-to create a sounder Plan B. Filled with success stories and cautionary tales, this book offers real cases illustrating the authors' unique process. Whether your idea is for a start-up or a new business unit within your organization, Getting to Plan B contains the road map you need to reach success.

Author Biography

John Mullins is Associate Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, where he heads the school's entrepreneurship faculty. Randy Komisar is a Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, one of the world's premier venture capital firms.
Release date Australia
August 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Harvard Business Review Press
Pages
272
Dimensions
156x235x23
ISBN-13
9781422126691
Product ID
3210267

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