Even though this book is over 20 years old, there are still many good insights into what it takes to manage a successful business like the
"big boys" do. My husband and I used many of the ideas when we started our own successful small agricultural business.
An excellent account on what makes a great business; loaded with anecdotes and practical applications. Much of what is discussed is still applicable to today's businesses.
Large hardback. "Exuberant and absorbing... one of those rare books on management that are both consistently thought-provoking and fun to read" -- Wall Street Journal
Few people can lay claim to having created an industry. TomPeters can.
Tom Peters is widely credited with having created themanagement guru industry. Before him it is said that "management thinkers wrote articles in academic journals, gave the occasional seminar, and worked as consultants for a few large corporations". The biggest blockbusters sold under five hundred thousand books.
`In Search of Excellence', co-authored with Bob Waterman, is Tom Peters first book and sold over 6 million copies. Its success surprised their colleagues at McKinsey, who had laughed at the idea that Peters and Waterman would keep the royalties, "should the book sell 50 000 copies".
By far, one of the best books on the inner workings of some of America's best-run companies. It's been updated for the 21st century.
Lessons from America's best run companies.
This book changed my life as a manager of people! No doubt it was revolutionary at its first print, but unlike other fad magagement ideas, this collection will be re-introduced over and over for the next 100 years. Deserves 5 stars!!! jm
large softcover book. "Exuberant and absorbing... one of those rare books on management that are both consistently thought-provoking and fun to read" -- Wall Street Journal
Essential reading - a bit out of date now but fascinating anyway. Great company histories and insight.
Recommended when I was in school...
Black oversize softcover, basic principles of management, illustrated with anecdotes and examples