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From the Publisher"In this encyclopedia, 23 prominent figures in the contemporary business world are profiled, with discussions of their personalities, career path, leadership style, organizations, skills, and traits, as well as information on biography and their personal lives. How these leaders wield power in the political arena is also discussed, and sections on criticism of them and their future impact are included. Individuals were chosen if their companies were successful market leaders, and they represent a variety of industries. Examples are Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, Lee Iacocca, Phil Knight, Martha Stewart, Donald Trump, Sam Walton, and Ted Turner. Quotes, company information, and timelines are incorporated, and information for the entries was drawn from research texts, management books, biographies, autobiographies, interviews, and company websites."
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"The entries provide more than mere biographical information; instead, they give context for each individual that begins with a brief overview of his/her achievements, followed by detailed discussions of personal history, career path, and personal life. Each entry includes a major Leadership Lessons section, wherein strategies and philosophies come to light; a time line; a bibliography; and handy company contact information. Attention is given to critics and the potential future of each icon. One of the especially nice features is the inclusion of a photograph with the entry's introduction….Useful for adults but especially recommended for young adult collections."
"[S]howcases 24 contemporary innovators, mavericks, and corporate leaders in a wide range of industries and industry niches….This set part of Greenwood's Icons series, will be used in academic and large public business collections by students and entrepreneurs to study leadership methods and successes. Readable and engaging profiles for students who are interested in business."
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