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Great Minds of Business: Companion to the Public Television Series

Great Minds of Business: Companion to the Public Television Series

by Forbes Magazine Staff, Forbes, Inc. Staff
     
 

Forbes® Great Minds of Business In the fiercely competitive, high-risk world of big business, comparatively few survive the arduous climb to the top—and fewer still remain there. Those who do are not only smart, dedicated, and driven professionals, but also visionaries whose innovative ideas and ability to bring those ideas to fruition have left

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Forbes® Great Minds of Business In the fiercely competitive, high-risk world of big business, comparatively few survive the arduous climb to the top—and fewer still remain there. Those who do are not only smart, dedicated, and driven professionals, but also visionaries whose innovative ideas and ability to bring those ideas to fruition have left indelible imprints on the business landscape. Five such extraordinary individuals now share their insights and experiences with journalist Gretchen Morgenson, Senior Editor at Forbes magazine, in Forbes Great Minds of Business, a unique collection of conversations. With exceptional business acumen, extraordinary resiliency, and a strong sense of commitment, these great minds of business have achieved levels of success unmatched in their fields. They have survived and thrived during an era roiled by transformation, keeping their fortunes—and their reputations—intact at a time when either can be ruined more quickly than made. They have brought about monumental change, introducing groundbreaking products and services. Very simply, they have transformed the way American business is conducted. In fascinating, one-on-one dialogues, these industry icons speak with complete candor and refreshing humility. The revealing interviews encompass not only their work, but their individual motivations and fears, their past achievements, and their future goals. Together, these leaders exemplify the qualities essential to prevailing in today’s business world: ambition, focus, perseverance, and humor. Representing such discrete arenas of business as management, entrepreneurship, investing, marketing, and finance, the great minds of business are:

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471196525
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Series:
Forbes Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author

ANDREW GROVE: the vibrant head of Intel — the company whose microprocessors power 90% of the world's personal computers—is widely regarded as the best corporate manager in America.

FRED SMITH: a shining example of entrepreneurship at its best, the founder of Federal Express Corporation built an entire industry from scratch, and has—more than any other entrepreneur in recent history—physically changed the way business is done.

PETER LYNCH: during his 13 years at the helm of Fidelity's Magellan Fund, he outperformed the stock market averages at least fivefold, and masterfully turned Magellan into the nation's largest mutual fund.

PLEASANT ROWLAND: with no experience in either marketing or the toy business, she founded Pleasant Company, an immensely profitable doll, clothing, and publishing empire that is now worth $250 million.

PAUL VOLCKER: perhaps the most famous—and respected—chairman in the history of the Federal Reserve—America's central bank—he laid the groundwork for the biggest wealth-creating bull market the United States has ever known.

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