Saic Solution

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"I have known Dr. Beyster for more than four decades and have long admired him?as a scientist, a manager, and as a person. This book provides a rare glimpse of the inner workings of Dr. Beyster's highly effective business practices, and it is essential reading for anyone who hopes to build a business that makes a profit?and makes a difference."
?Melvin R. Laird U.S. Secretary of Defense (1969?73)Senior Counselor for National and International Affairs...

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Overview

Praise for THE SAIC SOLUTION

"I have known Dr. Beyster for more than four decades and have long admired him—as a scientist, a manager, and as a person. This book provides a rare glimpse of the inner workings of Dr. Beyster's highly effective business practices, and it is essential reading for anyone who hopes to build a business that makes a profit—and makes a difference."
—Melvin R. Laird U.S. Secretary of Defense (1969–73)Senior Counselor for National and International Affairs The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.

"The SAIC story needs to be told, and Robert Beyster is the one to tell it. It is a success story of technical innovation, entrepreneurship, employee ownership, and great business practices."
—William J. Perry U.S. Secretary of Defense (1994–1997)

"A must-read for those interested in improving productivity of their employees in a global economy. Dr. Beyster truly created large-scale employee ownership in the United States."
—B. R. Inman Admiral, U. S. Navy (Ret.)

"SAIC is the exemplar of the 'workers make value' modern business. The SAIC Solution is a valuable reminder that firms can be great by doing what is right, and offers lessons on how to do it. Boards of directors, CEOs, and shareholders: read this book and ask if your firm could do better operating the SAIC way."
—Dr. Richard Freeman Herbert Ascherman Chair in Economics, Harvard University

"When the respected founders of today's leading high-tech companies were still in grammar school, J. Robert Beyster had already figured out that sharing ownership with employees would be a critical part of building a company where people worked together at solving problems in teams, backed with knowledge and research. This is a detailed, practical, and visionary description of the company that emerged, just as relevant to the current generation of entrepreneurs as to the next."
—Professor Joseph Blasi School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470097526
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/13/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 1,495,719
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. J. Robert Beyster is the founder of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He served as CEO and chairman of the company for thirty-five years. SAIC grew from a start-up with a handful of employees to a firm with 43,000 employees and more than $8 billion in annual revenue. Beyster promotes innovation and employee ownership through the Foundation for Enterprise Development and the Beyster Institute at the University of California, San Diego. He has received a range of honors, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from Ernst & Young, Spirit of San Diego award, and Next Millennium Award for Excellence in Education.

Peter Economy is Associate Editor of Leader to Leader, the award-winning publication for the Leader to Leader Institute and a bestselling author or coauthor of numerous books, including The Management Bible (Wiley) and Lessons from the Edge.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 The Result: An $8 Billion Business Success.

2 The Culture: People First.

3 The Vision: Freedom (with Strings Attached).

4 The Mission: From Science to Solutions.

5 The Glue: Employee Ownership.

6 The System: Participation in Decision Making.

7 The Organization: Organized for Growth.

8 The Plan: No Grand Plan.

9 The Pitch: Everyone a Salesperson.

10 The Loop: Feedback and Lessons Learned.

11 The Wild Card: Experiment Constantly.

12 The Bottom Line: Expect Reasonable Profit with Stock Price Growth.

13 The Challenge: Governance—Sustainability or Transition?

14 The Future: New Beginnings.

Epilogue.

About the Foundation for Enterprise Development.

Appendix A: My Life before SAIC.

Appendix B: SAIC Time Line.

Appendix C: SAIC Principles and Practices.

Notes.

Index.

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