Summary of Always a Winner

Finding Your Competitive Advantage in an Up and Down Economy

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Always a Winner book summary
How in-house economic forecasts help companies prosper in all phases of the business cycle.


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Companies that carefully monitor the economy can prosper in all phases of the business cycle, a relentless alternation of economic expansions and recessions. Best-selling author and scholar Peter Navarro champions a do-it-yourself approach to forecasting. He says that instead of relying on outside experts, firms should produce their own economic forecasts to ensure optimal decision making in both the upturns and downturns of the business cycle. Navarro provides multiple examples of economic indicators that require no formal education in economics to understand. His book also includes case studies of companies that embraced macroeconomic analysis and of others that ignored the potential of tracking the broad economy. getAbstract recommends this book to any manager who wants to use economic forecasts to make better business decisions.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What makes economic forecasting so valuable
  • How your firm can create its own economic forecasts instead of relying on outside experts
  • How companies must organize themselves to profit from forecasting and prosper in any economy


Bracing for the Business Cycle
Ups and downs in the economy are inevitable, so companies that prepare only for opportunity may succumb to adversity. Neither the high points nor the low points of the business cycle are permanent. Expect an endless series of economic growth spurts, slowdowns...
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About the Author

Peter Navarro is a professor at the Merage School of Business, University of California-Irvine, and the author of several books, including The Well-Timed Strategy and two bestsellers, The Coming China Wars and If Its Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks.

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