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My Years with General Motors
     

My Years with General Motors

by Alfred Sloan, Sloan
 

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My Years with General Motors became an instant bestseller when it was first published in 1963. It has since been used as a manual for managers, offering personal glimpses into the practice of the "discipline of management" by the man who perfected it. This is the story no other businessman could tell—a distillation of half a century of intimate

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My Years with General Motors became an instant bestseller when it was first published in 1963. It has since been used as a manual for managers, offering personal glimpses into the practice of the "discipline of management" by the man who perfected it. This is the story no other businessman could tell—a distillation of half a century of intimate leadership experience with a giant industry and an inside look at dramatic events and creative business management.

Only a handful of business books have reached the status of a classic, having withstood the test of over fifty years' time. Even today, Bill Gates praises My Years with General Motors as the best book to read on business, and Business Week has named it the number one choice for its "bookshelf of indispensable reading."

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Louis M. Hacker
The major force behind the industrial growth of modern nations is not the classical triad of land, labor, and capital. It is entrepreneurship. Those who exercise it are the restless, imaginative and resourceful men and families who are willing to break through the hard crust of custom, inertia and bureaucratic indifference. -- Books of the Century; New York Times review January 1964

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385042352
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1990
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
444
Sales rank:
229,000
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Alfred P. Sloan Jr. (1875–1966) was an innovative leader of General Motors during the early twentieth century and served as the company's CEO and president. He oversaw such automotive advancements as four-wheel brakes and ethyl gasoline. In 1963 he wrote My Years with General Motors, a memoir about his experience at the helm of automotive company.

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