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Why you should get “The 5-STAR Business Network”

This is a book written by movers and shakers – for movers and shakers. This is not for the fakers. If want the substance, the content, the business frameworks, ideas to win, to progress in business – learn how to create and use business-to-business network. Most people do not have a clue that corporations run the world today – and most corporations work in a business-to-business network that allows them to achieve FIVE goals simultaneously – innovate, cash-in, profit, sustain and focus. How?

Read the book to find out. This is the area of specialisation of Vivek Sood, the author (see for more information on the book). Vivek’s global clients range from fortune 500 to some of the most innovative corporations on earth. Having traveled to nearly 150 countries for work, Vivek brings a unique perspective on this large stakes game. 

A Personal Message From the Author

If you are as deeply passionate about the world of business and supply chain networks as I am, and enjoy digging answers to critical questions that will help build and steer your business with wisdom, then join me. This book is a journey of exploration through the world of business networks that run along the veins of today’s commercial world.

When General Motors filed for Chapter XI protection in 2008, it also marked the closing of a chapter in modern commerce. General Motors was seen as the paragon of modern American management theory as popularised by Peter Drucker in the middle of the 20th century. It was at this venerable company that Drucker formed his early thoughts about management as a profession and its key functions, the separation of enterprise ownership from management, division of labour, theory of enterprise leadership, and indeed the very concept of “corporation”. His writings filled the needs of the time, and were picked up by Ivy League business schools and corporations alike to form the basic foundation of management profession.

Indeed there was a time when General Motors and US commerce were thought of as interchangeable entities with the popular aphorism that “what is good for GM is good for America and vice versa.” Some people still think this is the case. They see the decline of General Motors as symptomatic of a wider malaise in the US economy. Others think that General Motors will rise like a phoenix to become an industrial powerhouse.

While we do not know what will eventually happen to General Motors, we know that new models of commerce, new industries, new technologies and new ways of solving old problems will be required to build a stronger economy at a global level. All of these will not necessarily come out of one country, one continent or even one region.

It is not a surprise that established minds find it difficult to think outside the box. Since the times of Aristotle, Socrates and perhaps even before that, new ideas must come from new places – from outside the established order of thinking. No wonder the most innovative companies in the US still choose to locate on the West Coast, while many of the most successful corporations were formed by college drop-outs and the most successful business models do not even have names yet.

In this book, we will not only name some of these models, but also analyse them and see how they can fit in the constantly evolving business environment.


Who is this book meant for?

Not everyone is the CEO yet. On the other hand, a bright soul wrote that every manager is the CEO of his own personal brand. In either case, everyone who runs a business needs handle on their supply chain and business network.

This book is meant for anyone who is intrigued about how to use their business network and supply chain to its best effect. Those who want to move beyond the traditional supply chains and multiply their profits by using the full power of the 5-STAR business network will find this book especially useful. 

If I buy it can you sign it for me?

On buying this book you will become a valuable part of our 5-STAR Business Network, so naturally  we should attend to your every legitimate request. Please ask (email: and we will get it signed by the Author. If it is meant as a gift for a valued client, customer or supplier, do not forget to include their name in the request. Do not forget that if you buy from us you will get the hardcopy, full colour, premium paper VIP version of the same book that is available at bookstores worldwide. 

Can I ready some excerpts before I make a decision to buy?

We love to browse before we buy, and no doubt, you do too. A lot of information is available on the book's specialist website Some additional information is also available on Amazon where general public buys this book in soft-copy format. If you are a serious reader, and want to read the first 3 chapters for free before making a decision, please send us an email on and we will send these to you via an email. 

What is the central message of this book?

It is a pretty thick book, and spans a broad body of knowledge about practical application of supply chains at their highest purpose. It is full of case stories, anecdotes and examples.  If we have summarise a central theme of the book, it is the following:

"Only 24% OF THE BUSINESS TRANSFORMATIONS SUCCEED, UNLESS THE CEOs AND TRANSFORMATION STRATEGISTS TAKE A HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE SUCH AS THE 5-STAR BUSINESS NETWORK APPROACh, WHICH TRIPLES THE SUCCESS RATE. In Speaking face to face with 1709 CEOs and leaders around the globe IBM found that partnering and business network is the single most important topic of interest. You need the 5-STAR business Network to get the best value out of partnering. 

Are there any discounts available?

In the past, in line with the standard practice in publishing industry, when a company or person wanted to present multiple copies of books as gift to their customers or suppliers we have offered up to 35% off on deals of more than 100 copies for conferences and events. On purchases above 3 copies we are happy to discuss discounts on an individual basis. Please send us an email on to discuss. 

What benefits will I derive from this book?

It is a very impressive looking book to keep on your desk or bookshelf. It will arouse the curiosity, even envy, of your peers and colleagues. 

On a more serious note, it will help you question why spend billions of dollars on creating business infrastructure? For consistent value, how to build resilient business networks and supply chains instead. 5-STAR in the title refers to 5 key benefits derived from 5 themes of the book  that detail How to turn intangibles into real profits:

  1. Fire-Aim-Ready Innovation for certainty? Why innovation should never be a hit-or-miss affair.
  2. $eed-to-$tore ($2$) Efficiency For Cash Creation. How to systematically generate more cash, faster - use the right tools. 
  3. Transaction Optimisation Profitability For Beneficial Growth. How to turn unprofitable transactions into profitable transactions by leveraging big data. 
  4. Launch one bestseller after another. How to use Advanced Product Phasing to create series of products. Do not remain a one-hit wonder. 
  5. Outsourcing Is No Longer A Dirty Word. How to use it strategically to win in the high stakes game of globalisation?