Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
The Toyota Way Liker, Jeffrey K. McGraw-Hill , 2004 Business Biographies, Innovation, Major Works, Management, Productivity

Everyone in the auto industry is so familiar with Toyota’s dramatic business success and world-renowned quality that, as Liker points out, many consider the company to be “boring,” with its steadily growing sales,...

 
 
The Power of We Tisch, Jonathan M. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2004 Business Biographies, Human Resources, Leadership, Social Responsibility

Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels and one of the nation's most influential corporate executives, understands the power of partnerships in achieving success. Although he developed his leadership...

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Tough Calls Martin, Dick Amacom , 2004 Business Biographies, Leadership, Management, Social Responsibility

For decades, before its 1984 breakup, AT&T, affectionately (and sometimes not so affectionately) known as “Ma Bell," dominated the corporate landscape—as much a symbol of American culture as the proverbial, very...

 
 
The Search Battelle, John Portfolio , 2005 Business Biographies, Innovation, Marketing, Technology

As Battelle observes, it seems as though the words “Google” and “search” are now nearly synonymous, for Google is currently the culture’s most prominent declaration of the power of search. Despite its having entered...

 
 
Hershey D'Antonio, Michael Simon & Schuster , 2006 Business Biographies, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Personal Growth

Not only does the name Hershey mean chocolate to America and the world, it also signifies an inspiring and uniquely successful experiment in humanistic capitalism—one that has produced a business empire devoted to a...

 
 
Billy, Alfred, and General Motors Johnson, Lydia Brown AMACOM , 2006 Business Biographies, Entrepreneurship, Major Works

In the 1950s, GM was a juggernaut, dominating every market it entered and influencing American manufacturing, marketing, and even society like no other company, before nor since. Now, as the company approaches its...

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Branding Iron Hughes, Charles | Jeanes, William Racom Books , 2007 Business Biographies, Customer Focus, Marketing

A review of the book "Branding Iron: Branding Lessons from the Meltdown of the US Auto Industry," by Charlie Hughes and William Jeanes, is presented.

 
 
Seduced by Success Herbold, Robert J. McGraw-Hill , 2007 Business Biographies, Management

Bill Gates once said, “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose”. Successful individuals and organizations often feel that they are entitled to continual success in the future....

 
 
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,...

 
 
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...

 
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