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PRAISE FOR VALUE CREATION PRINCIPLES

"In Value Creation Principles, Madden introduces the Pragmatic Theory of the Firm that positions the firm as a system fueled by human capital, innovation, and, at a deeper level, imagination. He challenges us to understand how we know what we think we know in order to better discover faulty assumptions that often are camouflaged by language. His knowledge building loop offers guideposts to design experiments and organize feedback to facilitate early adaptation to a changed environment and to avoid being mired in ways of thinking rooted in ''knowledge'' of what worked well in the past—a context far different from the context of today. His book explains a way of being that enables those who work for, or invest in, business firms to see beyond accounting silos and short-term quarterly earnings and to focus on capabilities instrumental for creating long-term future and sustainable value for the firm''s stakeholders. I can''t recommend this astounding book enough especially given its deep and timely insights for our world today."
—John Seely Brown, former Chief Scientist for Xerox Corp and Director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC); co-author with Ann Pendleton-Jullian of Design Unbound: Designing for Emergence in a White Water World

"In contrast to existing abstract theories of the firm, Madden''s pragmatic theory of the firm connects management''s decisions in a practical way to a firm''s life cycle and market valuation. The book promotes a firm''s knowledge building proficiency, relative to competitors, as the fundamental driver of a firm''s long-term performance, which leads to insights about organizational capabilities, intangible assets, and excess shareholder returns. Value Creation Principles is ideally suited to facilitate progress in the New Economy by opening up the process by which firms build knowledge and create value, which is a needed step in revising how neoclassical economics treats the firm."
—Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; co-author of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution

"Bartley Madden rightfully points out that both textbook and more advanced economic theories of the firm fail to address the concerns of top management and boards of directors. He offers a tantalizing pragmatic alternative that directly connects to quantitative changes in the firm''s market value. His framework gives recognition to the importance of intangible assets, and his pragmatic approach is quite complementary to the Dynamic Capabilities framework that strategic managers implicitly and sometimes explicitly employ."
—David J. Teece, Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business, Faculty Director, Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

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PRAISE FOR VALUE CREATION PRINCIPLES

"In Value Creation Principles, Madden introduces the Pragmatic Theory of the Firm that positions the firm as a system fueled by human capital, innovation, and, at a deeper level, imagination. He challenges us to understand how we know what we think we know in order to better discover faulty assumptions that often are camouflaged by language. His knowledge building loop offers guideposts to design experiments and organize feedback to facilitate early adaptation to a changed environment and to avoid being mired in ways of thinking rooted in ''knowledge'' of what worked well in the past—a context far different from the context of today. His book explains a way of being that enables those who work for, or invest in, business firms to see beyond accounting silos and short-term quarterly earnings and to focus on capabilities instrumental for creating long-term future and sustainable value for the firm''s stakeholders. I can''t recommend this astounding book enough especially given its deep and timely insights for our world today."
—John Seely Brown, former Chief Scientist for Xerox Corp and Director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC); co-author with Ann Pendleton-Jullian of Design Unbound: Designing for Emergence in a White Water World

"In contrast to existing abstract theories of the firm, Madden''s pragmatic theory of the firm connects management''s decisions in a practical way to a firm''s life cycle and market valuation. The book promotes a firm''s knowledge building proficiency, relative to competitors, as the fundamental driver of a firm''s long-term performance, which leads to insights about organizational capabilities, intangible assets, and excess shareholder returns. Value Creation Principles is ideally suited to facilitate progress in the New Economy by opening up the process by which firms build knowledge and create value, which is a needed step in revising how neoclassical economics treats the firm."
—Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; co-author of the popular economics blog Marginal Revolution

"Bartley Madden rightfully points out that both textbook and more advanced economic theories of the firm fail to address the concerns of top management and boards of directors. He offers a tantalizing pragmatic alternative that directly connects to quantitative changes in the firm''s market value. His framework gives recognition to the importance of intangible assets, and his pragmatic approach is quite complementary to the Dynamic Capabilities framework that strategic managers implicitly and sometimes explicitly employ."
—David J. Teece, Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business, Faculty Director, Tusher Center for the Management of Intellectual Capital, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

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Why do some firms thrive in fastchanging environments while others fail? The Pragmatic Theory of the Firm, as revealed in Value Creation Principles, explains how a firm''s long-term survival and prosperity depend on its knowledge-building proficiency relative to competitors.

Author Bartley J. Madden provides a particularly timely and comprehensive understanding of firm performance by treating the firm as a system of connected activities. He explains why attention to how we build knowledge offers insights into how we can improve business performance, including the performance of top management and the board of directors.

Industries can and do change dramatically. Capabilities that benefit a firm now could be much less valuable in the future. Management''s fundamental task, as explained by Madden, is to nurture and sustain a knowledge-building culture so that management can continually adapt to a changing world. When knowledge building becomes an integral part of every employee''s job, both job satisfaction and retention of key employees improve. Such a culture unleashes creativity and motivates employees to solve problems (and create new opportunities) through discovering obsolete assumptions and unraveling root causes.

The Pragmatic Theory of the Firm uses a life-cycle framework that connects a firm''s financial performance to its market valuation and long-term shareholder returns. Throughout this book, life-cycle track records for game-changing firms are displayed that not only provide a visual, intuitive explanation of how the stock market works, but also capture the uniquely important role of intangible assets that dominate value creation in the New Economy.

The key to sustained progress for the firm and all its stakeholders and society is a knowledge-building culture coupled with a relentless focus on long-term value creation by management and the board.

About the Author

BARTLEY J. MADDEN is an independent researcher. He retired as a managing director of Credit Suisse HOLT after a career in investment research and money management that included the founding of Callard Madden & Associates. His early research was instrumental in the development of the cash-flow return on investment (CFROI) valuation framework. Today, Credit Suisse HOLT delivers the CFROI framework and related global database to money management organizations worldwide. Madden''s current work (see www.LearningWhatWorks.com) involves innovative initiatives in public policy and education.

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Incredible Book - Sustainable Capitalism Blueprint
Reviewed in the United States on January 26, 2021
More people need to know about this book by Bartley J. Madden! This book provides a framework for sustainable capitalism that is essential reading for more than just finance/accounting professionals. The principles in the book can be applied from non-profits up to the... See more
More people need to know about this book by Bartley J. Madden! This book provides a framework for sustainable capitalism that is essential reading for more than just finance/accounting professionals. The principles in the book can be applied from non-profits up to the largest multi-national corporations. When the knowledge base of employees/stakeholders improves the organization will benefit. Take a deep dive now and learn about the Pragmatic Theory of the Firm.
A firm must achieve a four-part purpose to maximize shareholder value:
1. A firm must provide a strong vision so employees will be motivated and work in an ethical manner to help fulfill this greater purpose.
2. A firm must have a culture that adapts quickly and builds its knowledge base so that it can at bare minimum earn the cost of capital.
3. Win-win relationships must be sustained for all stakeholders of a firm. Companies will not be successful long-term if they only focus on relationships/success with one group of stakeholders.
4. A firm must work to ensure that future generations are taken care of by conducting business that does not put the environment and/or people at risk. Firms must use their knowledge to improve processes so that waste is minimized.
Check out the book today and find out how more companies can position themselves for long-term success, work to benefit all stakeholders, and ultimately be able to take care of future generations!
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Dr. Mark L. Frigo
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“A must read for executives, board members, entrepreneurs, business school students and professors”
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2020
Bart Madden’s “Value Creation Principles” in a must read for executives and board members! And a must read for business school students and professors as they strive to learn how companies can create long-term sustainable value in the new economy driven by intangibles and... See more
Bart Madden’s “Value Creation Principles” in a must read for executives and board members! And a must read for business school students and professors as they strive to learn how companies can create long-term sustainable value in the new economy driven by intangibles and knowledge building. The ideas presented in his book are indeed new and important. And the many company examples in the book make it an enjoyable summer read. The Life-Cycle framework described in the book provides an excellent way for executive teams to know when and where to deploy capital and avoid the competitive fade. Highly recommended for CFOs, CEOs and board members as it pertains to governance focused on corporate purpose and sustainable value creation.
-Dr. Mark L. Frigo, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University
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Reviewed in the United States on June 13, 2020
“Run, don’t walk, to get this book. After reading Madden’s pragmatic theory of the firm, you will never look at any organization in the same way again. Even if you’re not deeply skilled in finance or accounting, you will take away tremendous benefits from being exposed to... See more
“Run, don’t walk, to get this book. After reading Madden’s pragmatic theory of the firm, you will never look at any organization in the same way again. Even if you’re not deeply skilled in finance or accounting, you will take away tremendous benefits from being exposed to Madden’s thinking and worldview.
With his highly integrated model and multiple case studies, Madden shows us how to put aside our long-held beliefs that “value” lies in assets we can see, feel and touch (or, to use the common accounting jargon, “property, plant and equipment”) and instead invites us to embrace the notion that the real value necessary
for a firm’s long-term sustainable success lies in exactly the opposite, the non-physical: purpose, idea generation, communication flows between employees, culture, and production feedback loops. It is precisely these intangible exchanges - what happens within the physical space and between the tangible assets - that now command center stage as the true source of financial value in this new world."
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Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2020
Bart Madden has written an important and impactful book. For any organization looking to thrive for the long-run, gaining an understanding of the life cycle of companies - a new view of firm risk - and the importance of the knowledge-building loop is essential.... See more
Bart Madden has written an important and impactful book.

For any organization looking to thrive for the long-run, gaining an understanding of the life cycle of companies - a new view of firm risk - and the importance of the knowledge-building loop is essential. The book discusses the Pragmatic Theory of the Firm - with my emphasis on the word "pragmatic." While theory is substantive in this book, it is the applicability of Madden''s ideas to real-world situations that greatly enhances its value.

In my most recent book, I have referenced Madden''s work from the early days of his career as well as his writing in this book. I cannot emphasize enough how important reading Value Creation Principles will be for your company, especially as boards and executives navigate the more uncertain future all companies face.
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