The 75 Great Management Decisions Ever Made

The 75 Great Management Decisions Ever Made

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by Stuart Crainer
     
 

They all made some of the greatest management decisions in history.

In The 75 Greatest Management Decisions Ever Made, Stuart Crainer offers an eclectic, eccentric, and entertaining collection of management decisions that changed the world. He looks at management in its widest sense, drawing stories from around the world and throughout the ages, writing about

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They all made some of the greatest management decisions in history.

In The 75 Greatest Management Decisions Ever Made, Stuart Crainer offers an eclectic, eccentric, and entertaining collection of management decisions that changed the world. He looks at management in its widest sense, drawing stories from around the world and throughout the ages, writing about everything from the ancient Incas to Amazon.com.

Great management decisions can be found everywhere, in every age and in many different institutions, in an army, a school, a charity, a rock band -- any organization where people must work together while relating to a larger public. In The 75 Greatest Management Decisions Ever Made, you'll find stories about all of these, as Stuart Crainer presents his provocative, quirky, and irreverent view of the management decisions that earned a place in history.

Crainer roams through the entire spectrum of working groups and the entire history of humankind, from St. Benedict and the Cistercian monasteries to Bill Gates and the Microsoft whiz kids. Crainer believes that most of the decisions we make are managerial in nature: they concern people (human resources), money (budgeting), buying and selling (marketing), how to do things (operations), and what to do in the future (strategy and planning).

The real mystery lies less in defining management (though there is vast disagreement about this) and more in explaining how a great management decision is made. Today, businesses and other organizations seem obsessed with decision theory, decision-making models, software packages, analytical tools, and other technical toys that promise results

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567315325
Publisher:
MJF Books
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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