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Andrew Wileman, a Harvard MBA, is an international consultant who worked for Booz Allen & Hamilton in London and New York, Boston Consulting Group and OC &C Strategy Consultants where he is a senior partner. He has been CFO of two technology businesses, is the author of Retail Power Play and is a regular columnist on Management Today. www.drivingdowncost.net


A timely look at cost-cutting in a downturn. Cost-cutting may be an unglamorous subject for a business author. But it is an undeniably timely one. Andrew Wileman has produced a practical and readable book, shot through with appealing empathy for struggling firms. Managers of smaller firms who cannot afford consultants and don't have time to peruse management journals should find Mr Wileman's book especially useful. Nuggets of advice come thick and fast, covering customers, suppliers and staff. Mr Wileman's prose brims with useful tips; dry business theory is handled lightly; personal anecdotes are actually amusing; and each chapter closes with a summary presented in bullet points.A" Economist.com Although he is evangelical about managing costs, Mr Wileman remains realistic. He is neither vandal nor sadist. Clients will be grateful for his distinctive blend of candour and can-do.A" Stefan Stern, The Financial Times It's time to get tough and no-one's more ruthless at the job than consultant Andrew Wileman - this modern Dark Knight shares his axe-honing tips for managing the human side of business.A" Management Today

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