If Aristotle Ran General Motors: The New Soul of Business

If Aristotle Ran General Motors: The New Soul of Business

by Tom Morris
     
 

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Since its hardcover publication in 1997, If Aristotle Ran General Motors has been one of the year's most talked about books, not only in the United States but around the world, where it has been translated into many languages.See more details below

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Since its hardcover publication in 1997, If Aristotle Ran General Motors has been one of the year's most talked about books, not only in the United States but around the world, where it has been translated into many languages.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Morris's discussionwhich deals with how to run all businesses, not just the automotive giantsreads like a clever, late-night conversation among grad students. That isn't surprising, since Morris is a former philosophy professor and, like the best teachers, he makes his case in a simple, compelling way. His message? The "four dimensions of human experience" that Aristotle talked about 2200 years agotruth, beauty, goodness, unityshould form the underpinnings of today's corporation. For Morris, truth can include opening the books to employees. A more beautiful workplace increases productivity. Goodness means behaving ethically, and unity means meeting employees' spiritualdistinguished from religiousneeds on the job. Hard-nosed readers will note that Morris, who quotes scores of other philosophers to make his points, often in highlighted text, never cites a number, ratio or rate of return to buttress his arguments, and that corporate examples are cited only in passing. Still, he provides an innovative resource for executives who claim that they want to return to basics. 75,000 first printing; author tour. (Sept.)
From the Publisher
"If Aristotle Ran General Motors goes to the heart of what makes people and organizations successful. Tom Morris' message is a guide to achieving the highest level of excellence in your company and your career."—Daniel Tully, chairman, Merrill Lynch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466860803
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/24/2013
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
541,134
File size:
0 MB

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