Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
Inside the Harvard Business School Ewing, David W. Random House , 1991 Business Biographies

Inside the Harvard Business School is a unique profile of the institution and its methods. In this book, professors discuss what and how they teach, and graduates detail what they learned and how it...

 
 
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...

 
 
Buffett Lowenstein, Roger Random House , 1995 Business Biographies

Carl Sandburg’s Pulitzer Prize winning multivolume biography of Abraham Lincoln won acclaim for its colorful depiction of American history and the common man and was once required reading in high schools and...

 
 
Pushing the Envelope Mackay, Harvey Ballantine Books , 1999 Business Biographies, Personal Growth

Those who push the envelope are looking to maximize their advantage by finding the edge or angle. And, according to Harvey Mackay, that edge, or window of opportunity, is always there. In Pushing the Envelope...

 
 
Built from Scratch Marcus, Bernie | Blank, Arthur | Andelman, Bob Times Business , 1999 Business Biographies

The Home Depot (THD) lost $1 million in its first year of operation in Atlanta. Today, Home Depot is the colossus of the home-improvement industry, a darling of Wall Street, and one of America’s greatest...

 
 
In Sam We Trust Ortega, Bob Times Business , 1998 Business Biographies

When Sam Walton died in 1992, he had amassed what was then the greatest fortune in American history. Wal-Mart, the company he founded, had grown from one tiny variety store on the main square of a small Arkansas town...

 
 
A Better Idea Petersen, Donald E. | Hillkirk, John Houghton Mifflin Company , 1992 Business Biographies, Human Resources, Management

Many American companies are in trouble because they have traditionally used top-down management that leaves little room for the average individual to be creative. As a result, corporate leadership cannot take advantage...

 
 
Comeback Puris, Martin Times Business , 1999 Business Biographies, Marketing

Most would agree with Martin Puris that although we all know leadership when we see it, it has proven practically impossible to analyze, define, or teach. Nonetheless, countless "experts " have devised systems to...

 
 
When Giants Stumble Sobel, Robert Prentice Hall Press , 1999 Business Biographies, Business Strategy

Gaining and sustaining competitive advantage requires understanding how to achieve success, but it also requires understanding how to avoid mistakes. Thus, in the same way that medical professionals study disease as a...

 
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