• « The effort to write this book, and its outcome, outstanding »
    Dr Wolfgang Partsch
    Co-inventor - Supply Chain Management
  • « Clear concepts and easy to understand »
    H.Grover
    (Amazon comments)
  • « This book is a mini MBA in a book »
    Duy Nguyen
    (Amazon comments)
  • « The best part is the actionable nature of the content »
    Tony Fedorowicz
    Global Supply Chain Strategist
  • « Keep it on your bookshelf »
    Cooma Chelliah
    Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • « Its not location, location, location, but network, network, network »
    Edith Schmidt
    (Amazon comments)
  • « Let this book take you on the path to making your Business Network a 5-Star one »

  • « This book expounds and builds on some of the techniques I have utilized for risk management »
    Hugh Robertson
    Weston Milling
  • « A breath of fresh air in the world of business strategy »
    Gennady Teplitsky
    JPMorganChase
  • « Vivek Sood brings passion, intelligence, and uncommon insight to his topic »
    Tony Coretto
    Co-CEO, PNT
  • « His book is a gem to be read »
    Lin Giralt
    Rice University Jones
  • « Read if you want to be inspired in your daily activities… it has it all for everybody! »
    Andrey Manev
    CEO, HUS
  • « Like a piece of brain stolen from the head of a visionary CEO »
    Dr. Satasuryaa K. Sharma
    Chairman, National School of Leadership
  • « A must buy! »
    Alena
    (Amazon comments)
  • « Vivek has that special talent»
    Stuart Emmett
    CEO, Learn & Change Limited
  • « Make sure your enemies do not get hold of this book »
    Cooma Chelliah
    Jardine Thompson– Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • « Vivek’s company, Global Supply Chain Group, created outstanding results »
    Bernhard Voll
    Director of Engineering, Graphite Energy
  • « Vivek is one of those rare top-tier thought leaders in the world of Supply Chains »
    Ben Gordon
    Managing Director, BG Strategic Advisors
  • « The book is a true pleasure to read »
    Per-Harald Larsen
    (Amazon comments)
  • « A seminal and timely book»
    Murali Dharan
    CEO,EmpowerIS
  • « You will find wisdom, observations and inspiration in the Vivek Sood's 5 Star Business Networks »
    Danielle
    a reader from a different Market - (Amazon comments)
  • « A must-read for anyone »
    Tony Coretto
    Co-CEO, PNT
  • « Implementing just a few of the ideas will yield a lot more than I spent on it »
    Vineet Sanghi
    (Amazon comments)
  • « A must-read! »
    A. Glockner
    (Amazon comments)
  • « A book of course worth reading! Do not miss it! »
    Birgit Seiferth
    (Amazon comments)
  • « Give to my suppliers, customers and other business network partners »
    Tinku Grewal
    Chief Executive Officer, Biotech Trading Pty Ltd
  • « Your entire way of looking at business world will change for good »
    Cooma Chelliah
    Jardine Thompson – Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • « Different Perspective on Business »
    Norliansyah
    (Amazon comments)
  • « Amazing - A "must read" for Leaders & Consultants »
    A. Habermann
    (Amazon comments)
  • « I will buy hundreds of copies »
    Tinku Grewal
    Biotech Trading
  • « Educative »
    Brayan
    (Amazon comments)
  • « This book shines out of the pile »
    Andrey Manev
    CEO, HUS
  • « A must and worthwhile read! »
    Lin Giralt
    Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business
  • « Great business book »
    Patrick de Sepibus
    (Amazon comments)
  • « Start Optimizing your Networks… Thanks Vivek, great job!!!»
    Javier Rivero
  • « Stars for 5 STAR Network »
    Kupra
    (Amazon comments)
  • « Greatbook, the author has done his homework on the history of networking »
    Gennady Teplitsky
    (Amazon comments)
  • « Without 5-STAR Business Networks, it is very soon your company will fall behind your competitors »
    Dr Hanns Zeltinger
    CIO DaimlerChrysler,Financial Services Asia Singapore
  • « Excellent Resource »
    Benjamin Nieuwsma
  • « Business book of the decade and more »
    Adhl1007 "LD"
    (Amazon comments)
  • « Global Networks… I am sure that Vivek's next book will follow the highest level of thinking »
    Robert Montgomery
    Bank Executive & Global Thought Leader
  • « This book is systematic, methodical and easy to practice. »
    Maneesh
    (Amazon comments)
  • « A book you deserve to read »
    Bernard Desmidt
    (Amazon comments)
  • « This book will force you to think afresh »

    JPMorganChase
  • « Once you pick this book up, you will not put it down »
    Matt Clarke
    (Amazon comments)
  • « Vivek Sood has tapped from his broad…worth reading »
    Per-Harald Larsen
    (Amazon comments)
  • « Essential insights for an ever-changing business world »
    Mr A Fedorowicz
    (Amazon comments)
  • « Give it to your key employees & friends »
    Cooma Chelliah
    Jardine Thompson– Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • « 5-Star Business Networks is the new model that makes the existing model obsolete »
    Phil Johnson
    Organizational Development Author
  • « An important step leading the business leaders towards the new normal »
    Tony Fedorowicz
    Global Supply Chain Strategist
  • « Indispensible insight and guidance for CEOs who need effective Supply Chain Networks! »
    Stephen Willis
    Ph.D
  • « Thanks to Vivek’s team we successfully ensured our investments were wisely made »
    Bernhard Voll
    Director of Engineering, Graphite Energy
  • « A must-read & must-do for all managers »
    Murali Dharan
    CEO,EmpowerIS
Only 24%(1) of the business transformations succeed, unless
the CEOs and transformation strategists take a holistic perspective such as
The 5-STAR Business Network approach(2), which Triples the success rate.
Sources and Notes:
  1. McKinsey & Co Survey, 2009
  2. For details of A BETTER METHOD click here
  3. IBM Global CEO Study, 2012
  4. Watch Shell CEO Video on the value of PARTNERING here
  5. This latest methodology and the book is based on a five year (2007-2012) study of the top 1200 companies in the world. It showed that the top 5% companies who have created supply chain 3.0 enjoy margins that are nearly FIVE times the margin of the bottom 65% companies.
  6. Read value of partnering in this article
The 5 Star Business Network
By Vivek Sood
Award Winning Author
These 3 chapters will show you:
  • Transform Business
  • Move beyond tired supply model
  • Play the new game to win

Testimonials

  • As I am a strong believer in Networks and Ideas. I find the effort to write this book, and its outcome, outstanding. It is true, that only new fresh ideas can change the world for a better one.
    I started it with the art of Supply Chain Management in the late 70s and early 80s. From "Chains" we came to "Networks" but, it needs the visionary leaders who grasp bright ideas and transform them into new realities. New ideas, great people who grasped these ideas, and the Break-through events made it possible for me to create and lead the unprecedented Supply Chain Network at Ernst & Young Consulting within only four years from zero to more than a billion U$ in revenues.
    - Dr Wolfgang Partsch
    Co-inventor - Supply Chain Management
  • The rules of the business world have changed – and nobody has full grasp of the new reality. This book is an important step leading the business leaders towards the new normal. From use of technology to outsourcing to innovation – the breadth and depth of thinking is seminal and intense. The best part about this book is the actionable nature of the content.
    - Tony Fedorowicz
    Global Supply Chain Strategist
  • Once every few years a business book comes along that stands far above the clutter, that has more than one single idea, that is based on solid research, that related theory and models to the real time business, and that is still ahead of the curve. This is one of those rare books. I will buy hundreds of copies and give them to my suppliers, customers and other business network partners. I think it is well worth the expense to orchestrate a business network when everyone is singing from the same song sheet.
    - Tinku Grewal
    Chief Executive Officer, Biotech Trading Pty Ltd
  • If you buy only one business book this decade, make sure this is the one. Your entire way of looking at business world will change for good. You will discover hidden treasures in business networks you did not even know existed. Keep it on your bookshelf, give it to your key employees and friends, and make sure your enemies do not get hold of this book.
    - Cooma Chelliah
    Chief Executive Officer, Jardine Thompson and Ex Chief
    Executive Officer – Encyclopedia Britannica Australia
  • In the high volatility environment, if you are running a portfolio of supply chain purchase worth hundreds of millions of dollars a year, there is no other way to mitigate the enormous risk than by managing the business network extremely carefully. This book expounds and builds on some of the techniques I have utilized for risk management. There is no doubt business networks are powerful beyond belief and useful beyond comparison.
    - Hugh Robertson
    Ex Director - Commodities and Risk, Weston Milling
  • The speed of innovation is multiplied many times over. Use of 5-STAR Business Networks help to multiply this speed of innovation and if your company is not using these 5-STAR Business Networks for Innovation then it is likely very soon your company will fall behind your competitors. That is how the chemicals companies are changing their business models from sellers of commodity chemicals to solution sellers, and most other industries are creating new business models today.
    - Dr Hanns Zeltinger
    Former CIO DaimlerChrysler,
    Financial Services Asia Singapore
  • This book offers a breath of fresh air in the world of business strategy dominated by the staid Ivy League thinking which cannot see beyond its very own doorsteps. When everybody is thinking alike – in general – nobody is thinking at all. This book will force you to think afresh – and it will show you how to apply your thinking in the changing business environment to create new business models that suit the modern business reality a lot more.
    - Gennady Teplitsky
    Ex Vice President – JPMorganChase New York
  • From the outset, it is clear that Vivek Sood brings passion, intelligence, and uncommon insight to his topic – understanding and interpreting for the reader the powerful influence and value of the business networks that underlie success in the modern world. Well-researched, broad-reaching, and with a refreshing “outsider” perspective free of academic jargon, this practical book will give you insights you can use to create and leverage these powerful networks in your own business – a must-read for anyone who wants to understand and use one of the most powerful forces at work in today’s hyper-connected world.
    - Tony Coretto
    Co-Founder and Co-CEO, PNT Marketing Services
  • I have been most impressed with the business acumen and insights in these pages. The author has clearly become an authority in his logistics and management field worldwide. His book is a gem to be read and appreciated by all those who desire to be on top of current managerial thinking and desire to reap the benefits of his experience and capacity. I recommend this to all. I certainly will use this book in my practice and benefit from it personally. I recommend it to my students interested in consulting, operations and logistics. A must and worthwhile read!
    - Lin Giralt
    Adjunct Professor and Lecturer, Rice University
    Jones Graduate School of Business, Houston
  • This book shines out of the pile not because it is an in-depth and original look into the power of the business networks, but because its author applied in it his rare passion, vision, common sense and innovation, which are core for today’s business evolution, achieving results and leading and inspiring for a better world. Read this book if you want to be inspired in your daily activities, regardless of whether you are a chairman or a student – it has it all for everybody!
    - Andrey Manev
    CEO, HUS
  • 5-Star Business Networks is the new model that makes the existing model obsolete. In these rapidly changing times new systems and tools are needed. Authentic leadership and emotional intelligence is being used within global 5-Star Business Networks to build trust and better results. This is the new economic currency.
    - Phil Johnson
    Organizational Development Author, Speaker, Teacher and
    Coach President, Master of Business Leadership Inc., Toronto
  • 5-Star Business Networks is like a piece of brain stolen from the head of a visionary CEO. Collaborate and get bigger, better, faster.
    - Dr. Satasuryaa K. Sharma
    Chairman, National School of Leadership.
  • Vivek has that special talent, total commitment to what he believes in. We worked together on the book "Green Supply Chains" when his talent on the topic was most evident. We were able to harness and then explode his years of practical knowledge and application into the book.
    - Stuart Emmett,
    CEO, Learn & Change Limited
  • Vivek’s company, Global Supply Chain Group, created outstanding results in configuring global supply chain where none existed in an industry which is still finding its moorings. While the investments are huge, the responsibility to ensure these are wisely made is even bigger. Thanks to Vivek’s team we successfully ensured our investments were wisely made.
    - Bernhard Voll,
    Director of Engineering, Graphite Energy
  • Vivek is one of those rare top-tier thought leaders in the world of Supply Chains who combine immense practical experience with a very high level strategic thinking to create unique and invaluable supply chain solutions.
    - Ben Gordon,
    Managing Director, BG Strategic Advisors
  • Illustrated with relevant examples, The 5 Star Business Network provides easy to read explanations of key concepts related to supply chain and the importance of business networks. The book is a true pleasure to read, and is recommended reading both for executives facing serious challenges in their business environment, and for the ones who keep focusing on maintaining their business on the top in an increasingly dynamic and competitive world.

    In brief, Vivek Sood has tapped from his broad, three-decade long experience publishing a book worth reading for most business executives.
    - Per-Harald Larsen,
    License Manager, International E&P industry

Benefits of the book

  • Why spend billions of dollars
    on creating business infrastructure?
    Build resilient business networks and supply chains for consistent value
  • How to turn the intangible
    into real profits
    Use 5 building blocks of a 5-Star Business Network
  • Fire-Aim-Ready Innovation
    for Rocket Launch
    Design, produce and sell products that satisfy customer needs
  • $eed-to-$tore Efficiency
    for Cash Actualisation
    Systematically generate more cash faster with the right tools
  • Transaction Optimisation Profitability
    for Beneficial Growth
    Turn unprofitable transactions into profitable transactions by leveraging big data
  • Don’t be a one-hit wonder.
    Create and sustain momentum
    Use Advanced Product Phasing to create series of products
  • Outsourcing is no longer a dirty word
    Results-Focused Outsourcing and Modularisation
    provides the most advanced framework

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