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Take No Prisoners: A No-Holds-Barred Approach to Corporate Excellence by Marvin A. Davis - CTP

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Chapter . Introduction

I’m a turnaround professional; that is, for the last 30 years I have been advising, operating, and fixing troubled companies. They have ranged in size from a few million in sales to multibillion-dollar companies. They have been public and private, owned by families or by equity funds, but they all have one thing in common: They were all underperforming in some manner.

In 1986 I wrote a book called Turnaround, which was a cookbook full of recipes that a CEO could utilize to fix his or her broken company. As the years progressed, I realized that many companies may not be “in crisis,” yet are performing at suboptimal levels. So this book is a compendium of steps that I have used in real-life situations to drive favorable profitability ...

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