In today's world, it's no longer enough to create great new products; rather companies now must create whole new categories that destroy old ones. Uber created a new personal transportation category and destroyed taxis and limos. Salesforce.com created a new category of cloud-base sales automation, dethroning the old CRM industry. Airbnb, Workday, Tesla and Netflix are all winning by creating entirely new business categories that destabilise old ones.
The category is the new strategy.
The conclusion: If you want to build a legendary company, you need to design and build a legendary category at the same time, and dominate it over time. Your company needs to be a Category King. And if you don't design a Category King, you're creating a failure.
Drawing on examples from within and beyond our own practice, PLAY BIGGER shows both entrepreneurs and established enterprises how to define, develop and rule a category over time.
Smart, fast-paced and a thoroughly inspiring read. This book takes a fascinating look at how the most successful companies of today, the past and the future are creating and dominating entirely new categories. Every business leader interested in learning how to make it REALLY big must absolutely read this book.
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 14th June 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Edition Type: Digital original