All Summaries

All Summaries

 
Less Is More Jennings, Jason Portfolio , 2002 Management, Productivity

All businesses want to increase productivity-to increase output while decreasing input, to lower costs while increasing profits, to accomplish more with the same or less. Nonetheless, as Jennings notes, nothing is more...

 
 
The Leadership Challenge Kouzes, James M. | Posner, Barry Z. Jossey-Bass , 2002 Leadership, Management

The first edition of Leadership Challenge (1987) became one of the best-selling leadership books of all time and a modern classic on the subject. Now that the recent dot-com bust seems to have withered...

 
 
The E-Learning Revolution Sloman, Martyn AMACOM , 2002 Technology

Sloman says that as a consequence of the connected economy, the capability and potential of technology-based training has changed considerably, as has the way organizations compete and society advances. These related...

 
 
The New Law of Demand and Supply Kash, Rick Doubleday/Currency , 2002 Economics & Finance, Management, Productivity

In his seminal treatise, The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith set down the law of supply and demand, and while he did not emphasize supply over demand, during the ensuing 19th and 20th centuries, economists and...

 
 
The Power of Minds at Work Albrecht, Karl Amacom , 2002 Human Resources, Management

According to Albrecht’s Law, "Intelligent people, when assembled into an organization, will tend toward collective stupidity." This, says the author, is a situation that is all too common throughout business and...

 
 
The Support Economy Zuboff, Shoshana | Maxmin, James Viking Penguin India , 2002 Economics & Finance, Human Resources, Management

According to Zuboff and Maxmin, the past 50 years have seen the rise of a new breed of individual, that has, over time, changed more than the organizations upon which it depends. These new individuals, in their search...

 
 
Driving Growth Through Innovation Tucker, Robert B. Berrett-Koehler Publishers , 2002 Innovation

According to Tucker, "in most cases today, the practice of innovation can be likened to the mating of pandas: infrequent, clumsy, and often ineffective." His research found that though many executives view innovation...

 
 
Execution Bossidy, Larry | Charan, Ram Crown Business , 2002 Leadership, Management

Bossidy and Charan report that, in the year 2000, 40 CEOs (20 percent) of the top 200 Fortune 500 companies were let go. They were smart, highly regarded people, yet they failed to produce critical results-results they...

 
 
Managing in the Next Society Drucker, Peter F. St. Martin's Press , 2002 Major Works, Management

Neither Peter Drucker nor his work needs any real introduction. In the business world, he is considered the "guru s guru," the "father of management," the "one great thinker management theory has produced," the "...

 
 
The Seeds of Innovation Dundon, Elaine Amacom , 2002 Innovation

Dundon notes that this age of economic uncertainty, strained resources, and increased global competition not only calls for innovation, but also for Innovation Management as a source of new inspiration and uniquely...

 
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