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The Book of Management Wisdom : Classic Writings by Great Business Leaders
Peter Krass (Editor)

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Format: Hardcover, 512pp.
ISBN: 9780471354871
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Pub. Date: March 2000

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Michael Eisner, Jack Welch, Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie—imagine that you could consult at will with the world's greatest business managers, past and present, whenever you were faced with a crucial management decision. The Book of Management Wisdom lets you do just that. This unique resource offers insight into how these and scores of other legendary business managers have triumphed over the conflicts, challenges, and dilemmas that come with the territory. Never before have the deepest insights of such a large and diverse group of brilliant managers been collected into a single informative and inspiring volume.

The Book of Management Wisdom brings together the essays and speeches of more than fifty of the most successful business managers of all time and presents their ideas, tips, and management secrets in their own words. Drawing on their personal experiences, these world-class managers offer a range of practical advice, case studies, humorous anecdotes, and management philosophy. You'll hear from Sam Walton on creating a corporate culture, Lee Iacocca on his famous skip meetings, and Michael Dell on his "campaign of internal evangelism." Klaus Luft details what American CEOs can learn from German management; Harold Geneen describes the essential qualities of great managers; and Thomas Watson weighs in on what growth and change have taught us. These are just a few of the major figures who reveal fascinating details of their characters and personalities as they educate, enlighten, and entertain you with their often surprising views on the most compelling issues faced by managers in every corner of the business world.

For easy reference, these essays and speeches are organized into eight categories, each of which highlights a certain set of management tools and techniques and how to use them. These include essential qualities of great managers; productivity, empowerment, and conflict management; hiring, firing, and day-to-day management; the power of technology; lessons from around the world; evolution of the organization; bashing bureaucracy; and reengineering and transformation. Each essay is preceded by a brief introduction that places it in historical perspective and offers interesting and insightful information about the author's life and career. Highlighted passages call your attention to each author's most pithy, profound, or quirky ideas.

Offering timeless wisdom and practical advice from the most successful business managers ever, The Book of Management Wisdom is must reading for managers at every level, from the junior executive cubicle to the presidential suite.


"This book is worth referring to time and again for enduring truths that transcend the turbulence of the business landscape."
—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, University of Southern California,and coauthor, Co-Leaders: The Power of Great Partnerships

Pearls from The Book of Management Wisdom

"Dealing with conflicts lies at the heart of managing any business. As a result, confrontation facing issues about which there is disagreement can be avoided only at the manager's peril." - Andrew S. Grove

"Never hire your friends. I have made this mistake three times and had to fire all three. They are no longer my friends." - David Ogilvy

"It's absolutely essential to let your people express themselves. And that means letting them make mistakes. You've got to allow them to walk into your office and say, 'Boss, I blew it.' That's called growing." - Lee Iacocca

"For us, the issue wasn't whether people would waste time on the Internet, but whether they would use the Internet enough. Not to become completely familiar with a transformative business tool like the Internet is just foolish-especially when it's an integral part of your company's strategy and competitive advantage." - Michael Dell

"A society which values MBAs, lawyers, and financial wizards over engineers and product planners is moving in the wrong direction." - Akio Morita


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About the Editor

Peter Krass is a freelance writer and editor living in Connecticut.

Table of Contents

PART I: Essential Qualities of Great Managers
The Essential Elements - Harold Geneen
What It Takes to Be a Manager - John M. Fox
The CEO as Entrepreneur - Charles D. Tandy
Personality in Business - Edouard Muller
Managing Knowledge toward Wisdom - Robert Galvin
Lutz's Immutable Laws - Robert A. Lutz
Management's Responsibility - Andrew W. Robertson

PART II: Productivity, Empowerment, and Conflict Management
How to Make Confrontation Work for You - Andrew S. Grove
People - Robert Townsend
Mad about Layoffs - Jack Stack
Creating a Culture - Sam Walton
Community Involvement: Key to Profits, Productivity - Martha Ingram
The Invisible Fence - Bernie Marcus & Arthur Blank
Managing Creativity - John Sculley

PART III: Hiring, Firing, and Day-to-Day Management
Managing Crown Princes - David Ogilvy
How to Make or Break a Hire - Mark McCormack
How G.F. Swift Bossed His Job - Louis F. Swift
Can Good Management Be Reduced to Simple Rules? - August Heckscher
Skip Meetings - Lee Iacocca
Machines and Men - Henry Ford

PART IV: The Power of Technology
Waging a Campaign of Internal Evangelism - Michael Dell
IT Departments: Getting Down to Business - Jim Barksdale
Repairing the CEO/CIO Disconnect - Charles B. Wang
Room at the Revenue Inn - J. Willard Marriott, Jr. & Robert G. Cross
Friction Freedom - Esther Dyson
Managing Technology through People - James D. Robinson

PART V: Lessons from around the World
Globalization: A Soft Drink Perspective - Roberto C. Goizueta
Global Branding - Shelly Lazarus
Morita Shock: A New Paradigm for True Partnership - Akio Morita
The Mind of the Strategist - Kenichi Ohmae
It's All Our Business - Anita Roddick
Closing the Management Gap - Giovanni Agnelli
What American CEOs Can Learn from German Management - Klaus Luft

PART VI: Evolution of the Organization
On the Division of Labour - Charles Babbage
An Employer's View of the Labor Question - Andrew Carnegie
Industrial Consolidation - Charles R. Flint
When Does Profit Become Usury? - Alexander Graham Bell
Modern Ideals of Big Business - Alfred P. Sloan, Jr.
The Multinational Company: New Weight in an Old Balance - Walter B. Wriston
Conglomerates Are Doing Better than You Think - Royal Little

PART VII: Bashing Bureaucracy
Flattening the Pyramid - Jan Carlzon
Removing Walls - John F. Welch, Jr.
The Myth of the Organization Chart - Clarence B. Randall
The Networked Corporation - Patrick J. McGovern
A Perpetual Idea Machine - George N. Hatsopoulos

PART VIII: Reengineering and Transformation
From Worst to First - Gordon Bethune
No One Excluded - Stanley Gault
People Will Support That Which They Help Create - Mary Kay Ash
Managing Change Creatively - David Rockefeller
A Brand New Day in the Business World - Cathleen Black
Reengineering the Corporation - John E. Martin
Planning for Succession - William S. Paley
What Growth and Change Have Taught Us - Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

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