The Ultimate Book of Business Gurus: 100 Thinkers Who Have Really Made a Difference

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The Ultimate Book of Business Gurus is a completely original A-to-Z guide filled with 50 succinct biographies and 60 mini-profiles of the most fascinating and influential business thinkers - from historical figures like Sun-Tzu to contemporary gurus like Peter Senge - along with clear summaries of their intriguing theories. But this book is NOT just a breathy recitation of big egos and grand ideas. You'll also find smart, balanced assessments of how those ideas stand up today, complete with affirmative and ...
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Overview

The Ultimate Book of Business Gurus is a completely original A-to-Z guide filled with 50 succinct biographies and 60 mini-profiles of the most fascinating and influential business thinkers - from historical figures like Sun-Tzu to contemporary gurus like Peter Senge - along with clear summaries of their intriguing theories. But this book is NOT just a breathy recitation of big egos and grand ideas. You'll also find smart, balanced assessments of how those ideas stand up today, complete with affirmative and dissenting opinions, quotations from articles and interviews, and a bibliography of the gurus' published books.
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Stuart Crainer's The Ultimate Book of Business Gurus, a British entry to the business-book field that's packed full of well-presented little histories of every guru any corporate chieftain might ever want to think about... The Ultimate Book of Business Gurus is the one to take to the bathtub to read until you're wrinkled from hot water and completely informed. The Guru Guide is the book to keep the way you would keep a good book of maps, because it always pays to know exactly where you are going in the world of management thought.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814404485
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 5/1/1998
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Igor Ansoff 1
Chris Argyris 5
Chester Barnard 11
Warren Bennis 15
Marvin Bower 21
Dale Carnegie 27
James Champy 31
Alfred Chandler 37
W. Edwards Deming 41
Peter Drucker 47
Henri Fayol 57
Mary Parker Follett 61
Henry Ford 65
Harold Geneen 69
Sumantra Ghoshal 73
Gary Hamel 79
Charles Handy 85
Bruce Henderson 91
Frederick Herzberg 95
Geert Hofstede 99
Elliott Jaques 103
Joseph M. Juran 107
Rosabeth Moss Kanter 111
Philip Kotler 115
Ted Levitt 121
Kurt Lewin 125
Douglas McGregor 129
Nicolo Machiavelli 135
Abraham Maslow 139
Konosuke Matsushita 143
Elton Mayo 147
Henry Mintzberg 151
Akito Morita 159
John Naisbitt 163
Kenichi Ohmae 167
David Packard 173
Richard Pascale 177
Laurence J. Peter 183
Tom Peters 187
Michael Porter 197
Edgar H. Schein 205
Peter Senge 213
Alfred P. Sloan 219
Frederick W. Taylor 225
Alvin Toffler 233
Robert Townsend 241
Fons Trompenaars 245
Sun-Tzu 251
Thomas Watson, Jr. 255
Max Weber 259
Appendix 265
Master Bibliography 291
Index 305
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