Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
Blowout in the Gulf Freudenburg, William | Gramling, Robert MIT Press , 2011 Business Biographies, Social Responsibility

When Deepwater Horizon, a massive oil-drilling rig leased by BP, exploded in April 2010, it killed 11 people and released more than 200 billion gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The ecological disaster was...

 
 
The Capitalist Philosophers Gabor, Andrea 2002 Business Biographies

Throughout the 20th century, shapers of modern management theory and practice have searched for "one best way" to improve productivity. As a result, companies have jumped from one management fad to the next, running...

 
 
The Man Who Discovered Quality Gabor, Andrea Times Books , 1990 Business Biographies, Major Works, Management

The Man Who Discovered Quality is an in depth introduction to W. Edwards Deming, his work, the various applications, the problems and opportunities, and his philosophy of variation. The author explains...

 
 
Beatrice Gazel, Neil R. University of Illinois Press , 1990 Business Biographies, Management

In 1889, George Everett Haskell and William W. Bosworth set up business in Beatrice, Nebraska, dealing in poultry, eggs, butter, and produce. C. H. Haskell, George Haskell's nephew, began working for the company in...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
Beating the Odds Goldenson, Leonard H. | Wolf, Marvin J. Charles Scribner's Sons , 1991 Business Biographies, Management

Beating the Odds offers a lesson in leadership in which we are shown how one man was the living embodiment of innovation, change, continuing improvement, empowerment, integrity, and vision. It is a case history whose...

 
 
Hothouse Earth Gribbin, John Grove Weidenfeld , 1991 Business Biographies, Global Business, Social Responsibility

Hothouse Earth draws our attention to the disastrous effects of human activity on the environment. By examining global warming against the background of natural climatic processes, Gribbin provides a...

 
 
Thinking Forward Griffith, John R. | White, Kenneth R. | Cahill, Patricia Health Administration Press , 2003 Business Biographies, Business Strategy, Health Care

“Thinking forward” is the phrase used by Patricia Cahill, president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), to describe the process that put CHI on the road to its current success. Thinking forward is the way CHI...

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