What is the secret behind every successful product? Why are people willing to pay more for a BMW than a Chevrolet? How could Apple iPhones represent only 4% of the worldas cell phone market in 2011 but take in 50% of the profits? The answer is quality. In this provocative new book, bestselling author James L. Adams provides a brilliant, in-depth look at the powerful but elusive qualities that can make or break a productas success. A must-read for managers, designers, manufacturers, and marketers, this groundbreaking approach will change the way you think about your productaand show you why itas more important than ever to deliver the highest quality possible. In Good Products, Bad Products, youall learn how to: : Maximize your productas performanceaand minimize the cost Appeal to your customeras emotionsawith elegance and sophistication Make sure your product is a perfect fitathatas human, cultural, and global With competition growing stronger and fiercer every year, product quality has become the number-one factor in a companyas success. Adams points out that there will always be a stable demand for a high-quality product. By addressing every aspect of product qualityafrom the technical to the practical to the aestheticayou can develop a product that your company will be proud of and your customers will love. Along the way, youall hear fascinating case studies of famous brands that became victims of their own successalike Kodak, IBM, Zenith, and GMaand struggled to recover lost ground. Youall see how some countries like Japan surged ahead by offering better products than anyone on the globe. Youall learn how some U.S. manufacturers remained successful in spite of the foreign marketas lower wages. And youall discover the top industry secrets for prioritizing quality throughout the company, delivering products that are the best in their class. Now more than ever, quality matters. Good Products, Bad Products gives you the edgeaso you can give your customers the best product possible. James L. Adams is professor emeritus at Stanford University, where he chaired several programs, taught courses on design and creativity, and participated in many executive programs. Trained as an engineer and artist, he has conducted corporate workshops around the world and has written the bestselling guide to creativity and innovation, Conceptual Blockbusting.The answer is quality. In this provocative new book, bestselling author James L. Adams provides a brilliant, in-depth look at the powerful but elusive qualities that can make or break a productas success.
|Title||:||Good Products, Bad Products: Essential Elements to Achieving Superior Quality|
|Publisher||:||McGraw Hill Professional - 2012-01-06|