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Masters of Management: How the Business Gurus and Their Ideas Have Changed the World--for Better and for Worse

Masters of Management: How the Business Gurus and Their Ideas Have Changed the World--for Better and for Worse

by Adrian Wooldridge
     
 

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“Read it before buying any other business book.”—Rosabeth Moss Kanter

In this newly renamed and completely updated edition ofthe BusinessWeek bestseller The Witch Doctors with a new Forewordfrom John Micklethwait,  Adrian Wooldridgedeftly sifts the real wisdom from the dross about management theory, sortingthe sages

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“Read it before buying any other business book.”—Rosabeth Moss Kanter

In this newly renamed and completely updated edition ofthe BusinessWeek bestseller The Witch Doctors with a new Forewordfrom John Micklethwait,  Adrian Wooldridgedeftly sifts the real wisdom from the dross about management theory, sortingthe sages from the charlatans and distilling the true means of success from themany ways to fail. A penetrating and engaging history of management theory,often regarded as one of the most vital and accessible business booksavailable, Masters of Management delivers, in the words of the NewYork Times Book Review, “at last some common sense in the arena dominatedby shark-swimming, chaos-seeking, megatrending,one-minute managing, highly effective people.” This updated classic isessential reading for anyone seeking to forge a path ahead in business and inlife.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
“At last some common sense in the arena dominated by shark-swimming, chaos-seeking, megatrending, one-minute managing, highly effective people.”
Wall Street Journal
“Skillfully written and sprinkled with interesting observations.”
Booklist
“This excellent book encourages thoughtful analysis of the growing management revolution; the combining of knowledge, learning, and innovation; the real meaning of globalization; and boardroom implications.”
The Times (London)
“A gem of debunking.”
New York Times Book Review
“At last some common sense in the arena dominated by shark-swimming, chaos-seeking, megatrending, one-minute managing, highly effective people.”
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
“Read it before buying any other business book.”
Joseph Nocera
“Micklethwait and Wooldridge have done the near impossible: written a book about management—management—that is lively, engrossing, skeptical, fair-minded, and steeped in a rich sense of history.”
Biz Books
“Without some failures, companies can’t ride the crest of the next wave of innovation. If you don’t seize opportunity, someone else will....Wooldridge uses the stories of small and large companies to drive home his “how to make it work” advice.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062096722
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/29/2011
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
464
File size:
1 MB

What People are saying about this

Joseph Nocera
“Micklethwait and Wooldridge have done the near impossible: written a book about management—management—that is lively, engrossing, skeptical, fair-minded, and steeped in a rich sense of history.”
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
“Read it before buying any other business book.”

Meet the Author

Adrian Wooldridge is the management editor and “Schumpeter” columnist of The Economist. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and All Souls College, Oxford, where he held a Prize Fellowship. He was formerly The Economist’s Washington bureau chief and “Lexington” columnist. He is the coauthor, with John Micklethwait, of five books—including The Witch Doctors: Making Sense of the Management Gurus; A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalization; The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea; and The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America—and the author of Measuring the Mind: Education and Psychology in England c.1860-1990.

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