The Ultimate Business Guru Guide

The Ultimate Business Guru Guide : The Greatest Thinkers Who Made Management

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A seemingly endless parade of consultants, academics and journalists continue to pontificate about management, leadership and the dream of the perfect organization. But only a tiny fraction have really changed the way business works. These are the gurus. In this new edition of worldwide bestseller, The Ultimate Business Guru Book, the authors have assembled the greatest business gurus in a unique, one--stop guide. The book keeps business leaders ahead of double--speaking colleagues and consultants by bringing them rapidly up to speed with the very best that the worlda s business thinkers currently have to offer.
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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 19mm | 476g
  • Capstone Publishing Ltd
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd Edition
  • 1841120758
  • 9781841120751
  • 1,800,222

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THE ULTIMATE BUSINESS GURU BOOK A seemingly endless parade of consultants, academics and journalists continue to pontificate about management, leadership and the dream of the perfect organization. But only a tiny fraction has really changed the way business works. These are the few who have actually made a difference to managers and managed alike. These are the gurus. Let's face it, you haven't got the time to read everything the gurus write and apply it to your business. But we all know that the companies that are winning are those which are applying the smartest ideas in the most innovative ways. How can you keep up? In this completely revised edition, Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove assemble the greatest gurus in one place. The Ultimate Business Guru Book is a unique, one-stop guide which provides a concise, accessible summary of each guru's major idea together with an assessment of their impact and lasting value for today's business.
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featuring: IGOR ANSOFF - CHRIS ARGYRIS - CHESTER BARNARD - WARREN BENNIS - MARVIN BOWER - DALE CARNEGIE - JAMES CHAMPY - ALFRED CHANDLER - W. EDWARDS DEMING - PETER DRUCKER - LEIF EDVINSSON - HENRI FAYOL - MARY PARKER FOLLETT - HENRY FORD - HAROLD GENEEN - SUMANTRA GHOSHAL - DANIEL GOLEMAN - GARY HAMEL - CHARLES HANDY - BRUCE HENDERSON - FREDERICK HERZBERG - GEERT HOFSTEDE - ELLIOTT JAQUES - JOSEPH M. JURAN - ROSABETH MOSS KANTER - PHILIP KOTLER - JOHN KOTTER - TED LEVITT - KURT LEWIN - NICOLO MACHIAVELLI - ABRAHAM MASLOW - KONOSUKE MATSUSHITA - ELTON MAYO - DOUGLAS MCGREGOR - HENRY MINTZBERG - AKITO MORITA - JOHN NAISBITT - KENICHI OHMAE - DAVID PACKARD - RICHARD PASCALE - LAURENCE J. PETER - TOM PETERS - MICHAEL PORTER - EDGAR H. SCHEIN - PETER SENGE - ALFRED P. SLOAN - SUN-TZU - FREDERICK W. TAYLOR - ALVIN TOFFLER - ROBERT TOWNSEND - FONS TROMPENAARS -
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Table of contents

Introduction. Igor Ansoff. Chris Argyris. Chester Barnard. Warren Bennis. Marvin Bower. Dale Carnegie. James Champy. Alfred Chandler. W. Edwards Deming. Peter Drucker. Leif Edvinsson. Henri Fayol. Mary Parker Follett. Henry Ford. Harold Geneen. Sumantra Ghoshal. Daniel Goleman. Gary Hamel. Charles Handy. Bruce Henderson. Frederick Herzberg. Geert Hofstede. Elliott Jaques. Joseph M. Juran. Rosabeth Moss Kanter. Philip Kotler. John Kotter. Ted Levitt. Kurt Lewin. Nicolo Machiavelli. Abraham Maslow. Konosuke Matsushita. Elton Mayo. Douglas McGregor. Henry Mintzberg. Akito Morita. John Naisbitt. Kenichi Ohmae. David Packard. Richard Pascale. Laurence J. Peter. Tom Peters. Michael Porter. Edgar H. Schein. Peter Senge. Alfred P. Sloan. Sun--Tzu. Frederick W. Taylor. Alvin Toffler. Robert Townsend . Fons Trompenaars. Thomas Watson Jr. Max Weber. Bibliography. Appendix. Index.
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About Stuart Crainer

STUART CRAINER is the author of The Management Century. His work appears in The Times and leading business magazines including Across the Board, Strategy and Business and Business 2.0. DES DEARLOVE is the co--author, with Stephen Coomber, of Architects of the Business Revolution. He is a former commissioning editor of The Times, and remains a frequent contributor to the newspaper. His work appears in business publications worldwide including Across the Board, Chief Executive Magazine and Strategy & Business. Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove are the founders of the business content, concepts and consulting firm, Suntop Media. Their book credits include the international bestseller The Financial Times Handbook of Management, Gravy Training and the Career Adventurera s Fieldbook (co--authored with Stephen Coomber)
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