Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
The GE Work-Out Ulrich, Dave | Kerr, Steve | Ashkenas, Ron McGraw-Hill , 2002 Business Biographies, Business Strategy, Management

Employees at GE have a deeply engrained and internalized process for addressing and solving the company’s problems quickly, simply, and with the involvement of people who will ultimately carry out the decision. The...

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Chocolate Fortunes Allen, Lawrence L. AMACOM , 2010 Business Biographies, Global Business

Until about 25 years ago, almost no one in China had ever eaten a piece of chocolate. For the world's leading chocolate makers, this was both a great challenge and a great opportunity. In Chocolate Fortunes, Lawrence L...

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Riches Among the Ruins Smith, Richard P. | Zheutlin, Peter AMACOM , 2009 Business Biographies, Global Business

The focus of Riches Among the Ruins by Robert P. Smith is twofold: it shows how the isolated economies of individual nations have created great investment opportunities in the last 50 years, and how...

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Unleashing Innovation Snyder, Nancy Tennant | Duarte, Deborah L. Jossey-Bass , 2008 Business Biographies, Innovation

Every company wants to be an innovation leader. After all, companies that innovate are ultimately those that thrive. Unfortunately, most companies that institute innovation programs do it in a manner that thwarts the...

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Exceeding Customer Expectations Kazanjian, Kirk Doubleday , 2007 Business Biographies, Customer Focus

From an initial investment of $100,000 and just seven cars, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has slowly, quietly grown into the largest and most successful car rental company in America. It took fifty years, some thoughtful...

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Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good Lacy, Sarah Gotham Books , 2008 Business Biographies, Innovation, Technology

The economic scale of the 1990s Internet bubble, as well as the sweeping cultural changes it brought, was unprecedented. The fact that many companies and people in the United States were caught up in this “tech craze”...

 
 
Built to Serve Sanders, Dan J. McGraw-Hill , 2008 Business Biographies, Business Strategy, Human Resources

Because today's prevailing global business culeadershiplture is broken, a radical transformation is needed that will reshape our present understanding of the true purpose of work. It begins, says Dan Sanders, CEO of...

 
 
The Definitive Drucker Edersheim, Elizabeth Hass McGraw-Hill , 2007 Business Biographies, Management

For more than seven decades, Peter Drucker’s advice, and observation of organizations, provided him with a unique perspective on business as an innovative agent of change. This perspective has resulted in practical and...

 
 
The Writing on the Wall Hutton, Will Free Press , 2007 Business Biographies, Global Business

In The Writing on the Wall, Will Hutton traces the historic development of China’s economy from the Imperial Dynasties to the current “socialist market” economy. The question of whether China can...

 
 
Driving Change Wind, Jerry Yoram | Main, Jeremy The Free Press , 1997 Business Biographies

Obviously, today’s companies cannot afford to do business as they did at the beginning of the 1980s. They can no longer be goal directed, price focused, product driven, efficiently stable, hierarchical, machine based,...

 
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