Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes

Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes


By (author) Sydney Finkelstein

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  • Publisher: PORTFOLIO
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 210mm x 20mm | 322g
  • Publication date: 4 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1591840457
  • ISBN 13: 9781591840459
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 79,740

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Finkelstein has carried out the largest research program ever devoted to business breakdowns. In Why Smart Executives Fail he uncovers the regular causes with startling clarity and unassailable documentation.

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A professor of strategy and leadership at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, Sydney Finkelstein is a leading figure in worldwide executive education. His writing has appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Organizational Dynamics, and other leading journals.

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A marvelaa jargon-free business book based on serious research that offers genuine insights with clarity and sometimes even wit... it should be required reading not just for executives but for investors as well. ("The Wall Street Journal") Richly detailed storytelling and analysis. ("Fortune") A landmark book, certain to become a classic. (Warren Bennis) If you think you know whatas bringing down the leaders of the corporate world, think again. (Alan Hassenfeld, Chairman and CEO, Hasbro Inc.)