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Up the Organization How to stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits
Up the Organization How to stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits Author:Robert Townsend Before cashing in his formidable pile of self-made chips — when the revitalized Avis Rent a Car Company was sold to — ITT in 1965, Robert Townsend spent some sixteen spectacularly — successful and unboring years resuscitating moribund busi- — nesses, turning losses into profits, and managing unmanageable — situations for such corporations as American... more » Express (Senior
Vice-President and Director), Avis (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer), Dun and Bradstreet (Director and Member
of Executive Committee), and CRM Communications/Research/
Machines (Chairman of the Executive Committee).
Awed Townsend-watchers attribute his lightning grasp of
The Problem--followed by decisive and immaginative solutions- to his descent from an earlier Robert Townsend
who was George Washington's Chief of Intelligence. There is an unsubstantiated rumor that he still retains the ancestral files.
The present Mr. Townsend live in what can only be called nonretirement--not many miles from his forebear's home in Oyster Bay, Long Island--when he is not solving problems for CRM in California or for his publisher in New York...« less