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Minding the Corporate Checkbook: A Manager's Guide to Executing Successful Business Investments by Steven R. Kursh

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6. Execution Analysis

Execution is the great unaddressed issue in the business world today. Its absence is the single biggest obstacle to success and the cause of most of the disappointments that are mistakenly attributed to other causes.Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan in Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

The importance of execution to creating corporate value through investments is a primary focus in this book. Execution is what bridges the gap between strategies and financial metrics. An investment can pass the strategy review and financial analysis, but, it will fail by definition if it is not executed well. Howard Geneen, the leader of what was once one of the world's largest conglomerates, ITT, noted, "I think it is an immutable ...

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