Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
Wriston Zweig, Phillilp L. Crown Business , 1996 Business Biographies, Global Business, Leadership

In terms of intellectual and industry leadership and innovation, Walter Wriston deserves very high marks. While A. P. Giannini (Bank of America) and J. P. Morgan are in a league of their own for having started great...

 
 
The Panasonic Way Yamashita, Toshihiko Kodansha International , 1989 Business Biographies

In January of 1977, Yamashita was asked to become the third president of Matshushita Electric. Toshihiko Yamashita himself felt that his lack of experience in running an international company was overwhelming, and he...

 
 
Confessions of a PR Man Wood, Robert J. | Gunther, Max New American Library , 1989 Business Biographies, Marketing

Wood recounts his first foray into major PR activity when he was in the U.S. Air Force in 1945. The story shows why he became interested in PR and illustrates three important characteristics of the profession: 1) the "...

 
 
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,...

 
 
American Turnaround Whitacre, Ed | Cauley, Leslie Business Plus , 2013 Business Biographies, Major Works

The government bailout of General Motors (GM) was pivotal in stopping the bleeding from the 2008 financial crisis that caused the collapse of big banks and hurt corporate America and the people who worked for those...

 
 
A Giant Cow-Tipping by Savages Weir Close, John Palgrave Macmillan , 2013 Business Biographies, Business Strategy

A Giant Cow-Tipping by Savages by John Weir Close is both a narrative that tells the history of the modern mergers & acquisitions (M&A) industry, as well as a biography of many of its most...

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The Most Effective Organization In the U.S. Watson, Robert A. | Brown, Ben Crown Publishing , 2001 Business Biographies, Leadership

The Salvation Army boasts 9,500 centers of operation, a workforce of 2 million (1.7 million of whom are volunteers), $2 billion in annual revenues, and 32 million clients served throughout the U.S. Indeed, The Army is...

 
 
Father, Son & Co. Watson Jr., Thomas J. | Petre, Peter Bantam Books , 1991 Business Biographies, Innovation, Management

Father, Son & Co avoids the pitfalls of which many chronologies fall prey: excessive use of disruptive flashbacks and flash-forwards, an overabundance of characters who add nothing but unnecessary...

 
 
The Devil's Casino Ward, Vicky John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2010 Business Biographies, Economics & Finance

In The Devil’s Casino, Vicky Ward examines the leadership behind Lehman from its start as an independent firm in the mid 1990s to its fall in 2008. The Lehman Brothers was one of the most infamous and...

 
 
The Domino Effect Vlcek Jr., Donald J. | Davidson, Jeffrey P. Business One/Irwin , 1992 Business Biographies, Human Resources, Leadership

The work holds a treasure trove of successful business practices, and always explains, in detail, how to adapt distribution innovations to other types of businesses. Vlcek suggests a seven-step process, known as the...

 
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