Thought Leaders: Insights on the Future of Business

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In this collection of interviews and profiles, twelve of the world's most remarkable business leaders and thinkers tell companies what it will take to prosper in the next century. Visionary and inspiring, the contributors offer compelling insights into such topics as the strategic uses of technology, building sustainable business growth, and realizing a new "corporate core" while anticipating key business functions and competencies for the future. Everyone who wants their business to thrive in the coming years ...
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Overview

In this collection of interviews and profiles, twelve of the world's most remarkable business leaders and thinkers tell companies what it will take to prosper in the next century. Visionary and inspiring, the contributors offer compelling insights into such topics as the strategic uses of technology, building sustainable business growth, and realizing a new "corporate core" while anticipating key business functions and competencies for the future. Everyone who wants their business to thrive in the coming years will find essential guidance here.
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Stephen A. Greyser
"This volume offers a rich mine of insights, ideas, and philosophies on leadership by business and leadership insiders. A distinguished assembly of executive and academic thought leaders address in their own words a wide range of issues affecting corporate conduct and success in today's changing times." -- Richard P. Chapman Professor of Marketing and Communications, Harvard Business School
Jurgen Dormann
"Thought Leaders provides a comprehensive, up-to-date collection of success factors for managing global industries, as seen from various perspectives and enriched with personal experiences. It's an inspiring read, one that encourages reflection. I strongly recommend this book to those who want to open their minds to the variety of forces involved in reshaping and realigning business for the future." -- Chairman and CEO, Hoechst AG
Yoshio Okawara
"Thought Leaders sets out insightful views on the future of business by renowned business leaders and academic experts. For examle, the president of Mitsubishi shares his thoughts on managing one of the world's largest general trading companies, touching on the function of the corporate center, the emphasis on ROE, the issue of corporate governance, and the nature of the 'Keiretsu' system. Innovative business leaders will greatly benefit from the varied experiences of other leaders in different cultures and divergent fields." -- Institute for International Policy Studies
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787939038
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/1998
  • Series: J-B BAH Strategy & Business Series , #3
  • Edition description: 1 ED
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 169
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 9.43 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
About the Editor
Introduction 1
1 Charles Handy (Professor, London Business School, and Author of The Age of Unreason and The Age of Paradox) 4
2 Minoru Makihara (President, Mitsubishi Corporation) 16
3 Keshub Mahindra (Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra) 28
4 C.K. Prahalad (Professor, University of Michigan, and Coauthor of Competing for the Future) 40
5 John Kao (Professor, Harvard Business School, and Author of Jamming) 52
6 Paul M. Romer (Professor, Stanford Business School) 66
7 Stan Shih (Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Acer Group) 84
8 Norbert Walter (Chief Economist, Deutsche Bank) 94
9 John T. Chambers (CEO, Cisco Systems) 104
10 Warren Bennis (Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business) 118
11 Gary Hamel (Visiting Professor, London Business School, and Coauthor of Competing for the Future) 134
12 Jean-Rene Fourtou (Chairman and CEO, Rhone-Poulenc) 150
Index 161
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