The Tom Peters Phenomenon: Corporate Man to Corporate Skunk

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"The first biography of a management phenomenon, Tom Peters - guru, corporate messiah, author and fashion accessory - Corporate Man to Corporate Skunk uncovers the truth behind the hype, the reality behind the Peters mythology. Crainer traces the rise of a one-man industry from Vietnam, McKinsey and the Pentagon to a corporate Billy Graham."

"Stuart Crainer gained unique access to Tom Peters, obtaining many hours of revealing interviews. He builds a complete picture by talking to Peters's former associates, his contemporaries, acolytes and

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Overview

"The first biography of a management phenomenon, Tom Peters - guru, corporate messiah, author and fashion accessory - Corporate Man to Corporate Skunk uncovers the truth behind the hype, the reality behind the Peters mythology. Crainer traces the rise of a one-man industry from Vietnam, McKinsey and the Pentagon to a corporate Billy Graham."

"Stuart Crainer gained unique access to Tom Peters, obtaining many hours of revealing interviews. He builds a complete picture by talking to Peters's former associates, his contemporaries, acolytes and opponents."

"Corporate Man to Corporate Skunk is a searching account of a management icon which simultaneously demystifies the whole guru industry and explains why managers continue to put such faith and dollars into a select few individuals."
—BOOK JACKET

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781900961011
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Crainer is a management and business writer and commentator. His work appears frequently in the Financial Times, The Times and Management Today. He is the author of The Ultimate Business Library and editor of the Financial Times Handbook of Management.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

One: The Birth of Excellence.

Two: The Bestseller.

Three: Corporate Man.

Four: Peters the Corporation.

Five: The Backlash.

Six: The Guru Gravy Train.

Seven: The Chaotic Revolution.

Eight: Liberating Management.

Nine: Uncle Tom's Cabin.

Bibliography.

Notes.

Index.

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