Business Gurus

Business Gurus

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Business Gurus is an essential introduction to business and leadership thinking. A must-read for anyone working in or studying business, Business Gurus explains simply and clearly the most important elements from the world's most influential leadership and management thinkers. All major gurus, both past and present, are featured including: Michael Porter, Tom Peters, Peter Drucker, Michael Gerber, Peter Senge, Jim Collins, Ken Blanchard, Charles Handy, Richard Koch, John Kotter, Richardo Semler, Stephen Covey, Seth Godin and many more. For each of these Gurus, the book explains their background, the main theories for which they are known, the context for these theories, and how they compare to other business thinking. Crucially the book also looks at how each theory works in more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 16mm | 281.23g
  • Crimson Publishing
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1780590482
  • 9781780590486
  • 1,041,614

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First and foremost I really liked this book...Throughout the chapters it demonstrates a deep and well-explained understanding of business thinking and business thinking and business practice...The mix of academic weight and real business experience gives the book and accessible and well grounded feel...The book is clearly and succinctly written by a team of authors who really know their subject.Paul Rapley, Assistant Headteacher at Taverham High School, Norwich Teaching Business & Economics 'Business Gurus is a remarkable and interesting collection of ideas from the thought leaders of the 20th and the first decade of the 21st century. They represent the best mix of classic business thinking and the new wave of digital visionaries... A crisp introduction to thought-leaders who play a significant part in the leadership and management styles of today. Business Executive 'We really liked this book. If accountants had a reading list for success then this book would be on it.' PQ Careersshow more

About Ian Wallis

Ian is an experienced business journalist. The Editor of Growing Business magazine and, he also created Entrepreneur TV and has written for The Guardian and Business more

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The world's top business thinkers in one book. A must-read for all owner-managers, executives and business students, Business Gurus is your guide to the most influential leadership and management thinkers of the past and present - from Warren Buffett and Seth Godin to Tim Ferris and Michael Gerber. Too often, complex leadership theory is jargon-heavy and inaccessible and that's why the book you're holding is a bite-size, no-nonsense introduction to the most significant ideas to have changed the face of modern-day business. Profiling 28 business gurus and the theory for which they are renowned, Business Gurus provides a succinct explanation of each concept, as well as an analysis of how relevant it is today and how it can - and has - been practically applied for company more

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