Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
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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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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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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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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