Back in the 1830s, who was a young blacksmith from Vermont, about to make his mark on American history? John Deere, that’s who! Who moved to Illinois, where farmers were struggling to plow through the thick, rich soil they called gumbo? Who tinkered and tweaked and tested until he invented a steel plow that sliced into the prairie easy as you please? Long before the first tractor, who changed farming forever? John Deere, that’s who! Beautiful illustrations—including spectacular landscapes—reflect the time period and bring John Deere's remarkable story to life.
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The John Deere Way presents timeless business lessons from one of America’s top brands. Even as many American manufacturers struggle with low-cost foreign competition, John Deere has not only prevailed, but increased its market share by offering superior quality products built tough and in accordance with time-tested business values. This book shares the company’s management principles and corporate values and shows how those values guide the company to increasingly greater success. For business owners and leaders who want to know what real long-term success constitutes—and how to achieve it—The John Deere Way is the only way.
How to Use Big Data to Win Customers, Beat Competitors, and Boost Profits
Author: Russell Glass
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Get the expert perspective and practical advice on big data The Big Data-Driven Business: How to Use Big Data to WinCustomers, Beat Competitors, and Boost Profits makes the casethat big data is for real, and more than just big hype. The bookuses real-life examples—from Nate Silver to Copernicus, andApple to Blackberry—to demonstrate how the winners of thefuture will use big data to seek the truth. Written by a marketingjournalist and the CEO of a multi-million-dollar B2B marketingplatform that reaches more than 90% of the U.S. businesspopulation, this book is a comprehensive and accessible guide onhow to win customers, beat competitors, and boost the bottom linewith big data. The marketplace has entered an era where the customer holds allthe cards. With unprecedented choice in both the consumer world andthe B2B world, it's imperative that businesses gain a greaterunderstanding of their customers and prospects. Big data is the keyto this insight, because it provides a comprehensive view of acompany's customers—who they are, and who they may betomorrow. The Big Data-Driven Business is a complete guideto the future of business as seen through the lens of big data,with expert advice on real-world applications. Learn what big data is, and how it will transform theenterprise Explore why major corporations are betting their companies onmarketing technology Read case studies of big data winners and losers Discover how to change privacy and security, and remodelmarketing Better information allows for better decisions, bettertargeting, and better reach. Big data has become an indispensabletool for the most effective marketers in the business, and it'sbecoming less of a competitive advantage and more like an industrystandard. Remaining relevant as the marketplace evolves requires afull understanding and application of big data, and The BigData-Driven Business provides the practical guidance businessesneed.
Discover how brands are created, managed, differentiated,leveraged, and licensed Whether your business is large or small, global or local, thisnew edition of Branding For Dummies gives you the nuts andbolts to create, improve, and maintain a successful brand. It'llhelp you define your company's mission, the benefits and featuresof your products or services, what your customers and prospectsalready think of your brand, what qualities you want them toassociate with your company, and so much more. Packed with plain-English advice and step-by-step instructions,Branding For Dummies covers assembling a top-notch brandingteam, positioning your brand, handling advertising and promotions,avoiding blunders, and keeping your brand viable, visible, andhealthy. Whether you're looking to develop a logo and tagline,manage and protect your brand, launch a brand marketing plan, fix abroken brand, make customers loyal brand champions—oranything in between—Branding For Dummies makes it fastand easy. Includes tips and cautionary advice on social media and itsimpact on personal and business branding programs Covers balancing personal and business brand development References some of the major brand crises—and how toavoid making the same mistakes Shows brand marketers how to create brands that match theiremployers' objectives while launching their own careers If you're a business leader looking to set your brand up for theultimate success, Branding For Dummies has you covered.