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From the PublisherRoger Saillant, Ph.D. Vice President and General Manager, Energy Transformation Systems, Visteon Corporation Definitely a must read. Building a culture is more important than building personality cults focused on the bottom line. Nature has shown the way. Tom Johnson has identified nature's best mimics, Toyota and Scania. It's up to the rest of us to catch up. Johnson and Bröms' book gives ample insight to the rest of us about where we need to go.
Dan Saint, Partner Deloitte & Touche Fascinating...this practical alternative guided by principles of living systems may finally enable us to shed our superstitious beliefs in the efficacy of focusing on outcome and managing by fear.
Bartley J. Madden, Partner HOLT Value Associates, and author of CFROI Valuation This is a profoundly important book that lays out extraordinarily insightful ways to think about managing organizations. It will become a classic.
Richard J. Schonberger, President Schonberger & Associates, Inc., and author of World Class Manufacturing Just what the business world needs to escape from the entrenched, ineffective, backwards mode of trying to steer the ship "by watching the wake."
David S. Cochran, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering MIT Superbly written...Johnson provides tremendous insight regarding the re-direction that is needed in business management thinking. The effect of the approach on the design and engineering of manufacturing systems is profound.
David Berdish, Corporate Governance Manager Ford Motor Company Johnson and Bröms' "management by means" provides insight and methods for us to better learn about operating within the natural system and achieving greatness.
Michael Rothschild, CEO Maxager Technology, and author of Bionomics Once again, Thomas Johnson leads the way in rethinking fundamental management systems.
Bala V. Balachandran, J. L. Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Information Management, and Director, Accounting Research Center Northwestern University A masterpiece...With insights, imagination, and illustrations, Johnson shows how excellent businesses can be created, cultivated, nurtured, and built to last.