In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies

In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies

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The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.

Based on a study of forty-three of America's best-run companies from a diverse array of business sectors, In Search of Excellence describes eight basic principles of management — action-stimulating, people-oriented, profit-maximizing practices — that made these organizations successful.

Joining the HarperBusiness Essentials series, this phenomenal bestseller features a new Authors' Note, and reintroduces these vital principles in an accessible and practical way for today's management reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060548780
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/07/2006
Series: Collins Business Essentials
Edition description: 1st HarperBusiness Essentials Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 167,918
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Thomas J. Peters, "uber-guru of business" (Fortune and The Economist), is the author of many international bestsellers, including A Passion for Excellence and Thriving on Chaos. Peters, "the father of the post-modern corporation" (Los Angeles Times), is the chairman of Tom Peters Company and lives in Vermont.

Robert H. Waterman, Jr. is the bestselling author of The Renewal Factor, Adhocracy, and What America Does Right, and the director of The Waterman Group, Inc.

Customer Reviews

In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I keep losing my copy. I had the original in hardback. I liked this book because, to me, it is the gold standard of what a company should do to survive in today's competitive world. It covers, what to me is most important: getting and retaining employees. The part of the book that covers this details Hewlett Packard, which is a company that was admired as innovative. employees there got to go into the company components bin, and take what they needed for projects, no limits on whether it was for HP or for home development. This has stood out for many years. Other topics included an impressive look at how many levels of management existed between the lowest tier employee and the president of the company. It fascinated me that this was always less than seven in the best companies. Even more interesting was that this also applied to the Catholic Church. I love this book.
jstine10 More than 1 year ago
Its a good book that's well written. Should be a good read for almost anybody. You can pick up a lot of new vocab through this book as well!
jpsnow on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This merits its status as a classic. Twenty years later, it's still completely relevant. I also observed so many examples I've read in multiple more recent sources. Apparently, business and self-help authors have all read this book. Examples include the Hawthorn effect, the Sam Walton doughnut story, and the shock therapy experiment on authority. Also noteworthy are how many of these best-run companies are no longer leaders today (K-Mart) or have gone completely out of business (Western Electric).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
* looked at the blood* " Levatating your blood huh? Cool power i guess."
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She looked at her questioningly before finishing to Raynim, "its not really manipulation of my own blood.. the technical nam is blood-bending, but i can basically control anyone's blood to bend any way... even if its still inside them. Kinda creepy i guess "
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