"Unquestionably the most comprehensive treatment available on the subject. I found this book unique in its capacity to benefit executives, planning ... Show synopsis "Unquestionably the most comprehensive treatment available on the subject. I found this book unique in its capacity to benefit executives, planning staff, and students of strategy alike." - Robert L Joss, Dean of the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.Completely revised and updated, David Aaker's authoritative book approaches strategy development from an external perspective driven by a structured analysis of customers, competitors, market trends, and the broader environment. It shows how to build on strategic analysis to create business strategies that will be relevant and compelling to customers, sustainable to competitive attack, and draw on assets and competencies of the organization. Additional topics such as strategic investment, strategic positioning, growth options, global strategies, and organization building provide guidance to strategists.Highlights of this Seventh Edition include: seven new cases - The Energy Bar Industry, Competing against Wal Mart, Xerox: The Early Years, Hobart, Dove, Intel, and Samsung Electronics; new discussion questions, more than 65 in all, make the text an even more valuable classroom tool; new and revised coverage of such timely topics as emerging submarkets and the relevance challenge, the distinction between fads and trends, disruptive vs sustaining innovation, and more; and an emphasis on creating customer oriented business strategies with a value proposition that is relevant, meaningful, and sustainable.