Case Studies Books
21 Leaders for the 21st Century
Call Number: HD 38.2 .T76 2002
Publication Date: 2001-09-30
With a client list that includes Motorola, Daewoo, AT&T, and Volvo, Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner are considered today's most knowledgeable, innovative management consultants. In "21 Leaders for the 21st Century, they tap into the wisdom of high-performing leaders from around the globe--from Michael Dell to Richard Branson--who candidly discuss their own views and experiences in analyzing and solving business dilemmas. More than just a prescriptive list of leadership skills, this invaluable guide uses case studies, examples, charts, tables, and graphs to show today's business leaders how to: Understand--and act upon--the 7 major dilemmas of leadership Identify major business dilemmas in the transnational community Implement strategies for sustaining emerging entrepreneurship
Blunders in International Business
Call Number: HD 62.4 .R53 2006
Publication Date: 2006-03-06
This new edition of Blunders in International Business is significantly updated and revised, full of interesting anecdotes, including dozens of new international business blunders. David Ricks has uncovered many informative and entertaining blunders that will make this book hard to put down. Features blunders from well-known corporations American Express, McDonalds, Toyota, GM, Sharwoods, Jolly Green Giant, Bacardi, Puff, AOL, BMW, and many others. Conserves its well-liked, concise format. Several well-known blunders from previous editions have been replaced in order to update the lessons learned.
The Book of Management Wisdom
Call Number: HD 38.2 .B665 2000
Publication Date: 2000-04-18
Michael Eisner, Jack Welch, Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie- imagine that you could consult at will with the world''s greatest business managers, past and present, whenever you were faced with a crucial management decision. The Book of Management Wisdom lets you do just that. This unique resource offers insight into how these and scores of other legendary business managers have triumphed over the conflicts, challenges, and dilemmas that come with the territory. Never before have the deepest insights of such a large and diverse group of brilliant managers been collected into a single informative and inspiring volume. The Book of Management Wisdom brings together the essays and speeches of more than fifty of the most successful business managers of all time and presents their ideas, tips, and management secrets in their own words. Drawing on their personal experiences, these world-class managers offer a range of practical advice, case studies, humorous anecdotes, and management philosophy. You''ll hear from Sam Walton on creating a corporate culture, Lee Iacocca on his famous skip meetings, and Michael Dell on his "campaign of internal evangelism." Klaus Luft details what American CEOs can learn from German management; Harold Geneen describes the essential qualities of great managers; and Thomas Watson weighs in on what growth and change have taught us. These are just a few of the major figures who reveal fascinating details of their characters and personalities as they educate, enlighten, and entertain you with their often surprising views on the most compelling issues faced by managers in every corner of the business world. For easy reference, these essays and speeches are organized into eight categories, each of which highlights a certain set of management tools and techniques and how to use them. These include essential qualities of great managers; productivity, empowerment, and conflict management; hiring, firing, and day-to-day management; the power of technology; lessons from around the world; evolution of the organization; bashing bureaucracy; and reengineering and transformation. Each essay is preceded by a brief introduction that places it in historical perspective and offers interesting and insightful information about the author''s life and career. Highlighted passages call your attention to each author''s most pithy, profound, or quirky ideas. Offering timeless wisdom and practical advice from the most successful business managers ever, The Book of Management Wisdom is must reading for managers at every level, from the junior executive cubicle to the presidential suite. Praise for The Book of Management Wisdom "This book is worth referring to time and again for enduring truths that transcend the turbulence of the business landscape." -Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Business Administration, University of Southern California,and coauthor, Co-Leaders: The Power of Great Partnerships Pearls from The Book of Management Wisdom "Dealing with conflicts lies at the heart of managing any business. As a result, confrontation facing issues about which there is disagreement can be avoided only at the manager''s peril."-Andrew S. Grove "Never hire your friends. I have made this mistake three times and had to fire all three. They are no longer my friends."-David Ogilvy "It''s absolutely essential to let your people express themselves. And that means letting them make mistakes. You''ve got to allow them to walk into your office and say, ''Boss, I blew it.'' That''s called growing."-Lee Iacocca "For us, the issue wasn''t whether people would waste time on the Internet, but whether they would use the Internet enough. Not to become completely familiar with a transformative business tool like the Internet is just foolish-especially when it''s an integral part of your company''s strategy and competitive advantage."- Michael Dell "A society which values MBAs, lawyers, and financial wizards over engineers and product planners is moving in the wrong direction."-Akio Morita
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Building a Business Through Good Times and Bad
Call Number: HF 5386 .G784 2002
Publication Date: 2002-11-30
Grossman and Jennings examine 15 industrial companies and find unique characteristics in their values and management styles--characteristics that other companies would be wise to understand and emulate. Each of the example companies knew they were in business to make money. Dynamic, questioning, and actively in step with society's changes, they constantly asked themselves one critical question: What business are we in? The answers they found, the principles of management they discovered and practiced, and the values they recognized and adopted all led to prosperity. In the current age of gurus, buzzwords, and fad theories, these companies' stories reaffirm that there are notions, principles, and management techniques that have proved themselves over time and can lead an organization toward a profitable, enduring corporate life. The authors offer frank insights into how businesses survive and grow. Anecdotal but based on solid research, with clarifying diagrams and other illustrations, this book is a major contribution to our understanding of the past, and a view of what is best in the future of today's organizations.
How They Started: how 25 good ideas became great companies
Call Number: HD 62.5 .T555 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-29
How do you turn a good idea into a great business? Lots of us have ideas we think would make great businesses. Most of us never do anything with those ideas. Maybe it’s because we’re really happy with our jobs, maybe it’s because we’re not confident that our idea would really work. Or maybe it’s simply because we don’t know where to start. This book is about 25 like you. They had an idea, and went on to start a business. Those businesses are all extremely successful and most are now household names all across America. With success stories ranging from retail and gaming to social media and the restaurant business, How They Started relives the humble beginnings of companies such as Coca-Cola and Disney, Google and Twitter, Zynga and Chipotle Grill. Through personal interviews with key sources – including founders, investors and past employees – each profile reveals how the company took its first tentative steps and subsequently became the famous name it is today. Written by Carol Tice, regular writer for Entrepreneur Magazine, and David Lester, who set up a highly successful software company in Farmington, CT and now runs a company dedicated to supporting start-ups and entrepreneurs, How They Started is an enlightening and fascinating book that answers key questions for each business, such as: • What happened first?• How did they choose their name?• How much did it cost to set up?• Where did they find suppliers?• How did they get their first customers?• What problems did they run into - and how did they overcome them? Profiles include: Blackberry, Chipotle Grill, Coca-Cola, Disney, Dropbox, eBay, Electronic Arts, Etsy, Gatorade, Google, Groupon, IBM, Jamba Juice, KFC, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Nintendo, Pinkberry, Spanx, Trip Advisor, Twitter, Wholefoods, Zipcar, Zynga.