The Ends Game: How Smart Companies Stop Selling Products and Start Delivering Value

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Price
$19.95  $18.55
Publisher
MIT Press
Publish Date
Pages
200
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780262542777

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About the Author
Marco Bertini is Associate Professor of Marketing at Esade--Universitat Ramon Llula. Oded Koenigsberg is Professor of Marketing and Deputy Dean at London Business School.
Reviews
A superb, nuanced, and wide-ranging book, The Ends Game is a must-read for anyone involved in strategy, business model design, marketing, customer relations, or organizational development. The authors, Marco Bertini and Oded Koenigsberg, professors of marketing at the ESADE Business School and London Business School, respectively, convincingly argue that playing the "ends game" can produce superior results for both companies and customers, but it takes skill to play it well...Bertini and Koenigsberg make an impassioned and ambitious case for rewriting the rules of commerce.
- Strategy + Business

"This is a deeply researched and insightful work, offering a coherent vision of why playing the Ends Game is the future of business. It lays out a concise manifesto for business model disruption, centered on revenue models, and explains why pricing models are the essence of business."
- INC

Digital technologies are transforming every business but the core principle of value creation endures: take care of the customer. But how? Bertini and Koenigsberg provide managers an insightful roadmap based on careful research and lively examples.
- Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor, Stanford University; coauthor of The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

In order for organizations to justify a 'forever transaction' with the customers they serve, they need to start by aligning their goals with those of the customer. Only by putting the customer at the center of everything they do can organizations maximize value creation. Before hopping on the bandwagon of the latest pricing scheme, read this book to understand the bigger picture.
- Robbie Kellman Baxter, Founder, Peninsula Strategies; author of The Membership Economy and The Forever Transaction

The Ends Game elevates our current understanding of pricing to the next level. The book is simultaneously rigorous and practical, and belongs on any executive's shelf.
- Hermann Simon, Founder and Honorary Chairman, SimonKucher & Partners

Consumers don't buy products, they buy solutions to their problems. Products are a means to an end. This book highlights this simple but powerful idea, and explains its implications for business practices. A timely and mustread book.
- Sunil Gupta, Edward W. Carter Professor of Business, Harvard Business School; author of Driving Digital Strategy