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Core Competencies Quotes


Top 10 Core Competencies Quotes


No 1 (Best quote!)Core Competencies Quotes

The distinctive competence of an organization is more than what it can do; it is what it can do particularly well.

- Kenneth Andrews , pictured right, The Concept of Corporate Strategy (1971)

 Core Competencies Quotes

But Pythagorus (c.570-495 BC), the Greek philosopher and mathematician, pictured right, warns:

Attempt nothing above your strength!



No 2Competitive Advantage Quotes

The three tests to identify core competencies from C.K. Prahalad, pictured right, and Gary Hamel, pictured right below, in The Core Competence of the Corporation (1990 Harvard Business Review article):

A core competence provides potential access to a wide variety of marketsCompetitive Advantage Quotes

A core competence should make a significant contribution to the perceived customer benefits of the end product.

A core competence should be difficult for competitors to imitate.



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No 3

A distinctive capability becomes a competitive advantage when it is applied in an industry and brought to a market.

- John Kay, pictured right, Foundations of Corporate Success (1993)



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No 4

In the long run, competitiveness derives from an ability to build, at lower cost and more speedily than competitors, the core competencies that spawn unanticipated products.

- C.K. Prahalad ,pictured right, and Gary Hamel , pictured right below,in Competitive Advantage QuotesThe Core Competence of the Corporation (1990 Harvard Business Review article)



No 5Core Competencies Quotes

Every organization needs one core competency: innovation.

- Peter Drucker (1909-2005), pictured right, American management writer.


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No 6

Core competencies are the glue that binds existing businesses, They are also the engine of new business development.

Competitive Advantage Quotes- C.K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel , pictured right, in The Core Competence of the Corporation (1990 Harvard Business Review article)



Marcus BuckinghamNo 7

The real tragedy in life is not that each of us doesn’t have enough strengths, it’s that we fail to use the ones we have.

Donald Clifton- Marcus Buckingham, pictured right above, and Donald Clifton, pictured right below, in Now, Discover Your Strengths (2001)



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No 8

To realize the potential that core competencies create, management needs the imagination to envision markets that do not yet exist.

- Gary Hamel, pictured right above, and C.K. Prahalad , pictured right Competitive Advantage Quotesbelow,  in Corporate Imagination and Expeditionary Marketing (1991 Harvard Business Review article).



No 9Competitive Advantage Quotes

An important element of the strategy of many successful firms has been the transformation of an initial distinctive capability based on innovation or architecture to a more enduring one derived from reputation.

- John Kay, pictured right, in Foundations of Corporate Success (1993)



No 10Core Competencies Quotes

They get their strengths together and make their weaknesses irrelevant [talking about great companies],

- Peter Drucker (1909-2005), American management writer, pictured right.

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