Skunk Works : A Personal Memoir of My Years of Lockheed
Rebel with a Cause : The Entrepreneur Who Created the University of Phoenix and the For-Profit Revolution in Higher Education
Friends in High Places : The Rise and Fall of Clark Clifford
For more than forty years, Clark Clifford was Washington's consummate Democratic power broker - attorney and adviser to the nation's most influential leaders. His 1991 memoir, Counsel to the President, looked back on a remarkable career of public service. But the very year his autobiography was published, the Clifford legend began to crumble. Caught up in the scandal that destroyed the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, the eighty-five-year-old Clifford was arrested on charges relating to his lawfirm's involvement with the outlaw bank. Though his case never went to trial, and his protege, Robert Altman, was found not guilty, Clifford's reputation was in ruins. How could such a man come to such an end? What happened? And why? In Friends in High Places, a noted investigative reporter and a chief investigator in the Senate inquiry on BCCI provide the answers. Drawing on original documents, more than a hundred interviews with Clifford's friends and adversaries, and fifty hours of...
The Whitney Women and the Museum They Made
At a time when American millionaires and institutions invested only in European art, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney took the risk of collecting and showing the paintings of American contemporary artists. In 1931, the institution called The Whitney Museum ofAmerican Art was officially born. After Gertrude's death in 1943, her daughter Flora took the helm, which she in turn passed on to her daughter, Flora Biddle, who here chronicles the life and times of three generations of Whitney women. Today, the museum is thriving as one of the most prestigious homes for American art.
My Experiences in War and Business
To describe Earl Hawkins as a self-made millionaire is about as incomplete a formulation as describing a Stradivarius as a wooden box with strings. His autobiography is an American story. It is about a poor, half-blind, young boy from the back woods of West Virginia, overcoming all adversity through simple, quiet, and honest determination and making himself wealthy, to be sure, but above all, a man. It is about his experiences in a war that shaped the world in which we now live: how he joined a most unlikely outfit of the National Guard; how he fooled the medical examiner to get into the Army: how he fought for several years in the Pacific--winning the Silver Star, Bronze Star and Purple Heart. It is about a man building his own American dream, piece by piece, with honesty and integrity. It is about the habits and virtues of successful people--described in an intelligent, witty and engaging way. Foreward by Dan Quayle
Legacy : A Biography of Moses and Walter Annenberg
Few biographers convey their subjects' business abilities and personalities with equal acuity, but Washington-based journalist Christopher Ogden has done just that in this accomplished portrait of Moses Annenberg (1877-1942) and his son, Walter. Depicting Prussian-born Moe's rise in American publishing, Ogden captures the innovative circulation gimmicks and bare-knuckled competitive tactics that fueled the success of newspapers like the The Inquirer in Philadelphia and the Daily Racing Form (the Annenbergs' cash cow). He also unsparingly but sympathetically depicts Moe's terrible temper and willed blindness to the shadiness of some of his business practices and associates, which led to a two-year jail stint for tax evasion before he came home to die. Spoiled only son Walter, born in 1908, didn't really grow up until his father's conviction shocked him into finally focusing on the family assets, which he further enhanced by creating such pioneering niche publications as ...
Achieving 100% Compliance of Policies and Procedures
The Arms of Krupp: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty that Armed Germany at War
A masterwork of history-restored to print and made available for the first time in trade paperback. In this massive, compellingly readable book, America's preeminent biographer/historian brings to life Europe's richest, most powerful family, a 400-yeardynasty that developed the world's most technologically advanced weapons (from cannons to submarines to anti-aircraft guns); provided arms to generations of German leaders, including the Kaiser and Hitler; operated private concentration camps during the Nazi era; survived conviction at Nuremberg; and wielded enormous influence on the course of world events. William Manchester's account of the rise and fall of the Krupp dynasty is history as it should be written-alive with all its terrifying power.
The Critical Path: Inventing an Automobile and Reinventing a Corporation
The story of how Chrysler's minivan team created an automobile that captured the 1995 Motor Trend Car of the Year and other major awards - and reinvented a perilously entrenched corporation in the process - is as dramatic and inspiring a story as any in business today. Brock Yates, one of the most respected writers in the auto world, was given unprecedented access to Chrysler - every planning session, presentation, budget review, test drive, assembly line start-up, and marketing launch. The result is a book that unveils the mysteries of modern car-making, revealing how cars are shaped through countless interlinked decisions ranging from size and power to door configurations, color selections, and innumerable other interconnected details. It also capturesthe complex process by which the thousands of separate pieces that make up a car are designed, tested, manufactured, and marshaled into place at the exact moment they are needed. For any reader who cares about cars, this is the most...
Shipyard in Maine: Percy & Small and the Great Schooners
Towards the end of the nineteenth century, a new firm was established in Bath, Maine, at a time when established yards in the City of Ships were turning to steel construction. Percy & Small would set unrivaled records for wooden shipbuilding and ship management, launching 22 giant five- and six-masted schooners (along with 16 four-masters) in two decades. Not just builders, Percy & Small also demonstrated an unusual knack for making money as managing owners of a large fleet of schooners, and the stories of their ships are told in these pages in wonderful detail, from the wooing of potential shareholders and the elaborate launching festivities (with one schooner stuck on the ways) to deeply laden coal schooners struggling to stay off the lee shore, daring captains navigating treacherous shoals, and the perils of collisions, dismastings, fires, and enemy submarines. At sea in a storm, a giant six-master heavy with coal needed great strength to survive. Percy & Small developed...
Innovation Policy in a Global Economy
Innovation and globalization are changing the nature of economic life. This book argues that the transfer and use of knowledge requires the development of appropriate institutional infrastructures. The opportunities offered by globalization will only be fully realized by actively pursuing policies to enhance the absorption and development of knowledge. The book is relevant for courses in management and business, economics, geography, international political economy, and innovation and technology studies. It will be of interest to all concerned with public policy toward the economy.
Winning Office Politics: DuBrin's Guide for the '90s
In an era of cutthroat competition, corporate takeovers, and mergers, the use of effective political techniques is essential for survival in the workplace. This remarkable, breakthrough resource can give you the proven strategies you need to gain power, visibility, and advantage as you move up the corporate ladder. Organized into 18 easy-to-understand sections, this comprehensive Guide gives you 296 real life examples of office politics, along with the courses of action and solutions used in each scenario. With this information, you'll be able to… get the boss on your side... impress the higher-ups... gain the support of your co-workers... learn the unwritten organizational taboos...recognize the manipulative maneuvers of others...plot your own political tactics... and get the upper hand in literally dozens of other office situations.
Getting Ready to Negotiate: The Getting to Yes Workbook
Individuals, corporations, governments, and labor unions all over the world have utilized the negotiating principles in Getting to Yes - which has more than two million copies in print in 18 languages. This companion volume incorporates the book's fundamental philosophy and advice into a useful tool to help each reader design the negotiating strategy that best suits his/her situation.
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The Good Girl's Guide to Negotiating: How to Get What You Want at the Bargaining Table
Emphasizing what women bring to the table (such as listening skills and empathy) and teaching readers how to recognize and control traits that undermine their abilities (such as the tendency toward avoiding conflict or sending internal self-defeating messages), this unique guide instructs and inspires women to negotiate to their best advantage in any bargaining situation.
Skill Balancing: How to Enjoy Work!
"Skill Balancing: How to Enjoy Work!" will guide you through the process of understanding skills and adjusting them so that you can maximize fun at work. Humorous and delightfully illustrated by Irina Palamarchuk, this book introduces a revolutionary yetpractical approach to making work fun. It also sheds light upon Flow theory, Parkinson's Law, the Peter Principle, the Catt Concept, Machiavellian tactics and more. Skill Balancing will change how you think about work!
Managing Strategic Change: Technical, Political, and Cultural Dynamics
Shows how managers can use the conceptual framework of TPC theory (technical, political, and cultural dynamics) to cope with major strategic reorientation. Raises such fundamental questions about the nature of organizations. What business(es) should we be in? Who should reap what benefits from the organization? What are the values and norms of organizational members? Provides concepts and workable technologies for dealing with these questions and preparing for future change. Includes extensive examples.
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Look Back to Get Ahead : Life Lessons from History's Heros
Современный фундаментальный курс "Менеджмент", изложенный в учебнике содержит основные понятия изучаемой дисциплины, подробное введение в предмет, изложение теории, методологии и практики менеджмента. Описан комплекс механизмов, методов и элементов управленческой деятельности в коммерческих и некоммерческих организациях Показано, как использовать принципы и методы управления, формировать стратегию и тактику, создавать организацию и управлять процессами ее развития, решать задачи, возникающие в работе руководителей, экономистов и других специалистов организаций, управлять персоналом организации. Для студентов высших учебных заведений, обучающихся по экономическим и управленческим специальностям и направлениям.
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The Paradox of Power : A Transforming View of Leadership
As Senior Executive Vice President of the Orlando Magic, Pat Williams is known throughout the sports world as a consummate promoter and a keen talent scout. His boundless imagination and zany antics have led his team to victory since their very first season. But Williams' leadership philosophy is untraditional, to say the least. Now, he shares that unique philosophy, which bucks conventional management wisdom and is founded instead upon the Scriptures, using Jesus Christ as a leadership model. Examining the paradoxes that made Christ an exceptional leader, he then offers fascinating and instructive examples that make those principles relevant today. Successful leadership is not a matter of simply maximizing profits, but of striving to make this world a better place, and Williams shows how the paradoxical approach is so much more powerful than traditional leadership based on common sense.
В книге, основанной на курсе лекций, прочитанных в Российском государственном университете нефти и газа им. И.М.Губкина, обсуждаются основные вопросы теории управления предприятием. Рассматриваются также разделы, связанные с управлением персоналом, стратегическим менеджментом, финансовым состоянием предприятия. Для студентов технических и экономических специальностей университетов.