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The 75 Greatest Management Decisions Ever Made

...And 21 of the Worst

1 Ed edition

Published by AMACOM .
Written in English.

About the Book

Drawm from around the world and throughout the ages, The 75 Greatest Management Decisions Ever Made is an eclectic, eccentric, slightly irreverent, and thoroughly entertaining collection of management decisions that changed the world. Some you probably know about, some will surprise you, others are controversial, but all are thought-provoking. You'll discover the answers to questions such as: What does Benjamen Franklin have in common with today's executive search professionals (a.k.a. "headhunters")? What was Elvis Presley's most savvy career move? What does a slave named Shem (who lived in 1000 BC) have to do with modern advertising? Why on earth is the "New Coke" fiasco of 1985 named one of the 75 Greatest management decisions ever made?You'll read about:INDUSTRY INVENTORS: It's one thing to come up with a great business idea; it's quite another to change the face of the business world. Henry Ford, Apple, and Sears Roebuck are among those taking a bow.THE NAME GAME: Deciding to call your business IBM rather than Computing, Tabulating & Recording Co. can make the difference between mere success and global action.LUCKY FORESIGHT: Intuition, gut feeling, instinct. Call it what you will, it plays a huge role in decision making, even though you may not acknowledge it to the rest of the board. Forget analysis; back your gut.GETTING ON: Career management is highly fashionable, but what are the decisions that can really inspire career moves? Machiavelli or bust?COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: There are more ways to leave your lover than to establish genuine competitive advantage. But some decisions have manaaged to do just that, keeping companies ahead of the game.THE HALL OF INFANY: There is always a flip side. For every triumph, there are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of failures. We all fail, but some failures have been more memorable than others. The Hall of Infamy provides a timely reminder.You will also read about: Marketing Magic, Leading by Example, Getting On, Bright Ideas, and People Power

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Number of pages
239
Dimensions
9.3 x 6.3 x 1 inches
Weight
1.1 pounds

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8042894M
Internet Archive
75greatestmanage00stua
ISBN 10
081440491X
ISBN 13
9780814404911
Library Thing
573879
Goodreads
3841033

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