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The Stuff Americans Are Made Of: The Seven Cultural Forces That Define Americans-A New Framework for Quality, Productivity & Profitability
     

The Stuff Americans Are Made Of: The Seven Cultural Forces That Define Americans-A New Framework for Quality, Productivity & Profitability

by Joshua Hammond, James Morrison, Lew Platt (Foreword by)
 
Once in a great while a book comes along that combines new understanding about who we are and what motivates us with hard, practical advice for business and public affairs. The Stuff Americans Are Made Of is such a book. In it, Josh Hammond and James Morrison define seven cultural forces that make up our national character and determine how we respond to

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Once in a great while a book comes along that combines new understanding about who we are and what motivates us with hard, practical advice for business and public affairs. The Stuff Americans Are Made Of is such a book. In it, Josh Hammond and James Morrison define seven cultural forces that make up our national character and determine how we respond to everything from new products and ideas to the latest developments in management and leadership.

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Library Journal
In this work, business consultant Hammond and business writer Morrison have identified what they feel are the seven cultural forces that define our country's national character and determine how we (individually, organizationally, and nationally) respond to the opportunities and challenges we encounter. The seven forces are our insistence on choice, the pursuit of impossible dreams, an obsession with big and more, an impatience with time, an acceptance of mistakes, an urge to improvise, and a fascination with "what's new." As such, the forces "script our endeavors, chart our activities, plot our responses, explain our processes and, in the end, define us as Americans." The book is laced with numerous examples from a variety of settings that support the authors' arguments. Thought-provoking, persuasive, and entertaining, this work is also repetitious and at times tries too hard to prove its point. Recommended primarily for larger business and social science collections.-Robert L. Logsdon, Indiana State Univ. Lib., Indianapolis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780028608297
Publisher:
Macmillan Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Pages:
309
Product dimensions:
6.49(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.18(d)

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