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Three Moves Ahead

What Chess Can Teach You About Business (even If You've Never Played)

By Bob Rice, 1954-

Three Moves Ahead shows how classic chess strategies addressthe #1 problem of Information Age executives: how to move quicklyin the face of incalculable complexities and unexpected change.This witty and novel guide, written for non-players, is packed withscores of real-world examples showing how top CEOs use Grandmastertechniques to win on Wall Street. Readers will see how a "strongsquare" strategy drove Adobe’s rise from niche player toindustry giant, as well as Western Union’s success through ahundred years of technology changes. They’ll learn how AOLhas played a crucial "exchange sacrifice" to revive its fortunes,and how Google is taking turf from Microsoft with a "minorityattack." Most importantly these days, they’ll find out "whatto do when you don't know what to do," and avoid the fate ofcompanies like Polaroid, Gateway, and our dearly departed Ma Bell.

"A fun ride from Apprentice to Business Grandmaster. Grabit!"—Donald Trump

Bob Rice (Short Hills, NJ) was a long-time partner at WallStreet's prestigious Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, and McCloy. He left tostart a software venture that was purchased by Viewpoint, a NASDAQcompany of which he later became CEO. He is currently a ManagingPartner of Tangent Capital, which structures financial products forhedge funds, and a member of the "New York Angels" venture financegroup. Along the way, Bob served as Commissioner of theProfessional Chess Association, founded the Wall Street Chess Club,ran numerous international chess events and produced a successful"Speedchess" series for ESPN.




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Format: Book
Author: Rice, Bob, 1954-
Title: Three moves ahead : what chess can teach you about business (even if you've never played) / Bob Rice.
Publisher Date: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2008.
Subject: Strategic planning Success in business Decision making Chess -- Psychological aspects
Isbn: 9780470178218 (cloth) 0470178213 (cloth)
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Format: Book
Author: Rice, Bob, 1954-
Title: Three moves ahead : what chess can teach you about business (even if you've never played) / Bob Rice.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2008.
Description: xii, 201 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Strategic planning
Subjects: Success in business
Subjects: Decision making
Subjects: Chess -- Psychological aspects
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-194) and index.
Contents: The Wall Street Chess Club -- Three moves ahead? -- First mover -- On the clock -- Bad bishops -- Lucky or good? -- Strong squares -- Sac the exchange! -- Classic tactics -- Decisions, decisions.
LCCN: 2007050894
ISBN: 9780470178218 (cloth)
ISBN: 0470178213 (cloth)
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Call Number: 658.4012 Ric