Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
Global Literacies Rosen, Robert | Digh, Patricia | Singer, Marshall | Phillips, Carl Simon & Schuster , 2000 Business Biographies, Global Business, Leadership, Social Responsibility

Because international exposure and experience are more vital to business success than ever, globally literate leaders, who can effectively work across the many cultural barriers that threaten to divide the world, are...

 
 
Capitalize On Merger Chaos Grubb, Thomas M. | Lamb, Robert B. The Free Press , 2000 Business Biographies, Business Strategy

Because there can only be one market leader at any one point in time, the vast majority of companies exist as part of a pack of also-rans. However, today’s record-breaking numbers of mergers and acquisitions, and the...

 
 
Digital Rush Aspatore, Jonathan R. | Abell, Alicia AMACOM , 2000 Business Biographies, Technology

As a commercial entity, the Internet has emerged in record-setting time and created record-setting wealth. And, though entrepreneurs, who can keep pushing the boundaries of the Net, stand to reap unprecedented rewards...

 
 
The Nokia Revolution Steinbock, Dan Amacom , 2001 Business Biographies

The Nokia Corporation, located in Finland, is the world’s leading vendor of mobile equipment and a pioneer of the mobile Internet. Between the end of 1998 and the spring of 2000, Nokia’s market capitalization increased...

 
 
The Hard Road to the Softer Side Martinez, Arthur C. | Madigan, Charles Times Books , 2001 Business Biographies, Leadership, Management

When Arthur C. Martinez was asked to take control of Sears in 1992, he found a company in disarray, despite its illustrious history and venerable name. Sales were down, morale was low, operating costs were exorbitant,...

 
 
The Most Effective Organization In the U.S. Watson, Robert A. | Brown, Ben Crown Publishing , 2001 Business Biographies, Leadership

The Salvation Army boasts 9,500 centers of operation, a workforce of 2 million (1.7 million of whom are volunteers), $2 billion in annual revenues, and 32 million clients served throughout the U.S. Indeed, The Army is...

 
 
Survival Is Not Enough Godin, Seth The Free Press , 2002 Business Biographies

Every generation has experienced some fundamental changes in the way businesses organize in order to get their work done and remain competitive. However, in today’s wired world, the pace of change is so frenetic and so...

 
 
Working Together Lewis, James P. Beard Books , 2002 Business Biographies, Global Business

The tremendous engineering achievement of the Boeing 777, as well as its commercial success, was proof to Alan Mulally (executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and CEO of Boeing Commercial...

 
 
The Southwest Airlines Way Gittell, Jodie Hoffer McGraw-Hill , 2002 Business Biographies, Customer Focus, Management

Southwest Airlines has sustained a steady 10 to 15 percent rate of growth throughout its 32-year history, and has been profitable every year but its first. For most of 2002, its total market value of about $9 billion...

 
 
Big Change At Best Buy Gibson, Elizabeth | Billings, Andy Davies-Black Publishing , 2003 Business Biographies, Management

In 1966, Minneapolis-based Best Buy Co., Inc. began as a single small store, selling audio and stereo components. Today it is considered North America's number one consumer electronics retailer, offering the widest...

 
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