Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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”...

 
 
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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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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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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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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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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Extreme Toyota Osono, Emi | Shimizu, Norihiko | Takeuchi, Hirotaka | Dorton, John Kyle John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2008 Business Biographies, Business Strategy, Management, Productivity

Toyota is defined by contradictions. The auto company has a famously efficient production system, but appears to have heavy layers of management and a surplus of administrative employees. It has a stable history...

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Stirring It Up Hirshberg, Gary Hyperion Books , 2008 Business Biographies, Business Strategy, Social Responsibility

In Stirring It Up, Gary Hirshberg describes the mission behind Stonyfield Farm and catalogs the lessons he has learned while seeking profit via environmental sustainability over the past 25 years....

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