Three Moves Ahead: What Chess Can Teach You about Business (Even If You've Never Played)

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In today’s fast-moving Information Age, traditional business-planning tools are rapidly becoming obsolete. Yet the competitive, ever-changing marketplace demands that executives move quickly or risk becoming relics. In Three Moves Ahead, business leader and chess expert Bob Rice offers an entertaining, practical response to this modern dilemma. He shows how the world’s top executives use chess tactics to thrive in the face of incalculable complexities and unexpected change. Written for nonplayers, this witty, smart guide is filled with real-world examples of how to win the game of business by applying chess strategies honed from over 1,000 years of competition. With incisive prose, Rice clearly shows how to use these principles to attack competitors, defend turf, and crack new markets. He demonstrates how a “Strong Square” strategy drove Adobe’s rise from niche player to industry powerhouse, how Kodak is reviving its fortunes with an “Exchange Sacrifice,” and how Google is creating holes in Microsoft’s position with a “Minority Attack.” Most importantly, Three Moves Ahead also shows how to “Stay Ahead On the Clock” and avoid the fate of companies like Polaroid, Gateway, and our dearly departed Ma Bell.

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THREE MOVES AHEAD

IN TODAY'S FAST-MOVING Information Age, traditional business-planning tools are rapidly becoming obsolete. Yet the competitive, ever-changing marketplace demands that executives move quickly or risk becoming relics.

In Three Moves Ahead, business leader and chess expert Bob Rice offers an entertaining, practical response to this modern dilemma. He shows how the world's top executives use chess tactics to thrive in the face of incalculable complexities and unexpected change. Written for nonplayers, this witty, smart guide is filled with real-world examples of how to win the game of business by applying chess strategies honed from over 1,000 years of competition.

With incisive prose, Rice clearly shows how to use these principles to attack competitors, defend turf, and crack new markets. He demonstrates how a "Strong Square" strategy drove Adobe's rise from niche player to industry powerhouse, how Kodak is reviving its fortunes with an "Exchange Sacrifice," and how Google is creating holes in Microsoft's position with a "Minority Attack." Most importantly, Three Moves Ahead also shows how to "Stay Ahead On the Clock" and avoid the fate of ompanies like Polaroid, Gateway, and our dearly departed Ma Bell.

Insightful and clever, Three Moves Ahead shows how anyone can navigate strategically through the most disruptive period in business history.

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PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THREE MOVES AHEAD

"Three moves ahead? I'd say four, at least. An utterly fresh guide to winning in today's business environment."
—Jim Spanfeller, CEO, Forbes.com

"Every executive struggles with the pressure to think fast and think ahead. Bob's fascinating book shows how to apply chess principles to do just that. It's impossible to make the right move every time, but these strategies will help you succeed in the face of the unpredictable."
—Bruce Chizen, former CEO, Adobe Systems Incorporated

"This amazing book is the first time anyone has clearly translated Grandmaster ideas to real-world situations. The business examples are so good that I'm using them to teach chess!"
—Maurice Ashley, International Chess Grandmaster

"Rarely does one find a book where every page is filled with both brilliant insight and witty writing. Mandatory reading for every startup."
—David S. Rose, founder, New York Angels

"I don't play chess but it sure improved my 'game' at the office! The clever, clear examples show how to use dozens of classic strategies in everyday situations. This book can put any executive 'three moves ahead'!"
—Sarah Fay, CEO, Carat USA

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