In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-run Companies, Page 483

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The saving remnant; Successful american companies; Toward new theories; The rational model; Man waiting for motivation; Back to basics; Managing ambiguity and paradox; A bias for action; Close to the customer; Autonomy and entrepreneurship; Productivity through people; Hands-on, value-driven; Stick to the knitting; Simple form, lean staff; Simultaneous loose-tight properties.

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Based on researches done by the authors (Peters and Waterman), this book discusses eight basics or themes that had proved, as per the authors, prevalent amongst ‘excellent’ companies more than 30 ... Read full review

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I respect Mr. Peters tremendously. This book is a classic. Excellent from an Entrepreneur standpoint. Mindset is everything. Take advantage of this book. Hands down one of my favorites and 5 stars. Must have. Read full review


Successful American Companies
The Rational Model
Man Waiting for Motivation

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About the author (1982)

Tom Peters, public speaker and author, graduated from Cornell University and received a M.B.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has also received honorary doctorates from the University of San Francisco and Rhodes College. He was in the U. S. Navy during Vietnam and later served as a senior White House drug abuse advisor (1973-74). He worked for McKinsey & Company from 1974 to 1981. He holds about 75 seminars a year and has created and starred in a series of corporate training films. He is the co-author of In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies, which was a New York Times bestseller for three years. This book and subsequent titles have become bestsellers in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Peters contributes to several newspapers and journals, including writing a bimonthly column for Forbes ASAP.

Robert H. Waterman Jr. is author of The Renewal Factor: How the Best Get and Keep the Competitive Edge and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies.

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