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Whole Business Thinking
WHOLE BUSINESS THINKING - A guide to Exceptional Business Performance. read more

3D Business Tools addresses the needs of corporate decision-makers, executives, managers, entrepreneurs, business owners and business students who seek to improve their company's operating and financial performance.

Whole Business Thinking by Robert S. Block

Whole Business Thinking BookFew books can dramatically improve the quality of your thinking about your business…this one does. – Kate McKeown, Co-author, Beyond IBM.

Why are early reviewers saying such great things about Whole Business Thinking?

Here are just a few of the reasons:

  • It's 3-dimensional and founded on solid business sense: the Whole Business Thinking model developed by Robert S. Block. From a high level, he shows you business integration, cross-communication and the 3-dimensional links that must be created for business to succeed in today's fast-paced, competitive marketplace.
  • Business Terms and Performance Indicators. The compendium of business terms included in Whole Business Thinking is a book in itself. It’s indispensable and complete with more than 700 business terms and measures.
  • Whole Business Thinking is an education in 3-dimensional management. Whether you need a refresher course or are coming to the concepts for the first time, you’ll learn and deepen your business knowledge. The author puts his decades of experience in a broad range of businesses at your disposal.
  • It's practical. The author takes you through the executive thinking that goes into running a business, department or organization; then, he shows you how to apply your new, 3-dimensional thinking to your company and your office.
  • It's organized to make its complexities easy to understand. Make no mistake: these are not simple theories and practices that Robert S. Block is teaching. They are complex. Block's organization of the complexity makes it easy to understand. You'll find yourself grasping terms and concepts you never have before.
  • Chapter wrap-ups provide Key Points for your review. The Key Points alert you: do you need to review a section you missed? The Key Points also serve as your outline as you go back and peruse your new insights. And you will! These are changes you'll keep in your hip pocket for years to come.
  • Graphs. Charts. Spreadsheets. Robert S. Block uses them all to expand your understanding of the 3-dimensional concepts he presents.

Whole Business Thinking Management Book

Whole Business Thinking Book

This book, by Robert S. Block (Bob), founder and chairman of 3D Business Tools addresses the needs of corporate decision makers, executives, managers, entrepreneurs and business owners who seek to understand and improve their company's financial performance.  WHOLE BUSINESS THINKING introduces powerful concepts to help business people understand the past, identify and analyze alternatives, plan the future, execute their plans and evaluate performance.

WHOLE BUSINESS THINKING demystifies complex financial concepts by explaining them in plain, easy to understand language.  Readers will learn how to link past financial performance to future financial goals; how to connect decisions and actions, called "strategies" (performance indicators), to their financial consequences and how to link the language of finance with the language of operations. WHOLE BUSINESS THINKING provides insight to help management analyze the details, synthesize the whole, make better business decisions and manage more efficiently and effectively.

More than 700 Business Terms and Measures Defined

Communication Counts: Bob gives you a goldmine of terms and measures— these are the business terms and measures you must understand to manage your business well. You'll talk the talk as you learn to put high-level executive management practices to work in your business, your department, and your board room. Read more >

Seasoned Operating and Financial Executives: Based on solid Whole Business Thinking, EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT provides a perspective and common language that can be shared among operating and financial executives. EM will help you make better decisions.

Entrepreneurs: To succeed, entrepreneurs must see their business as a whole, including the operating, financial and marketing aspects; at the same time they must understand each of their company's components, how they are measured and how they contribute to the whole.  EM will be of enormous help to entrepreneurs at every stage of their growth.

Business Students:There is an important management principle that says, "If you cannot measure it, you cannot manage it." Whether you need a refresher course or are learning sophisticated business concepts for the first time, EM will help you identify what to measure and how to measure it. You can think of it as a mini MBA course.

3D Business Tools Enterprise Management System (EMS)

3D Business Tools Enterprise Management System is a fully integrated operating and financial suite that automatically creates a comprehensive computer model of your business when your operating and financial data is input. EMS introduces powerful management concepts and perspectives and provides efficient software tools to help business executives and managers understand the past, analyze alternatives, plan the future, and evaluate and execute their plans.

Link Past, Present, Future.

Link Departments

Link to Success at All Levels

  • Link past financial statements to future financial goals.
  • Connect decisions and actions, called strategies, to their financial consequences.
  • Link the language of Finance with the language of Operations.
  • 3D Business Tools EMS provides analytical, forecasting, and presentation tools to help you manage your company more efficiently and effectively.
Smart, Integrated & Automated Performance Management - Connecting Decisions and Actions to Financial Consequences.