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For this book Freedman, a senior editor at Forbes ASAP and author of Brainmakers, trained with the Corps and interviewed scores of marines of every rank to discover 31 management principles "built around simple truths about human nature and the uncertainties of dynamic environments.... The Marines are used to facing entrenched enemies, short time-frames, chaotic conflicts, and unfavorable terrain --all of which have come to be hallmarks of the New Economy." Some of the ideas that Freedman encountered include Principle No. 1: "Aim for the 70-percent solution. It's better to decide quickly on an imperfect plan than to roll out a perfect plan when it's too late"; Principle No. 13: "Manage by end state and intent. Tell people what needs to be accomplished and why, and leave the details to them"; and Principle No. 21: "Establish a core identity. Everyone in the organization should feel they're performing an aspect of the same job." It's hard to argue with two centuries of battlefield success, and the wisdom and time-tested management philosophy dissected here should be a valuable prescriptive for any organization hell-bent on winning. --Scott Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Everybody that works in a management role should read this book.Published 7 months ago by christopher b. shade
this is the second copy that I bought for myself. I used to work for Microsoft, and while there I bought 30 copies for my team and made it a required reading. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Richard Mclaughlin
Fantastic. Real world stuff that you can actually use right away. 30 hard hitting principles you can put to work tomorrow.Published on November 25, 2013 by Amazon Customer
A phenomenal book for any leader. Perfect for any leadership development program, I use it as a welcome to the club gift for new hires.Published on October 20, 2013 by Sean Cain
Corps Business is an entertaining read. I was turned on to the book by our corporate attorney a few years ago. Read morePublished on October 14, 2013 by Randy
People often balk at reading a book based on the military but EVERYONE I have given this book to have loved it and use it. Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by DG
This might not be the "management guru advisory" that some academics would recommend but when you look at 235 years of developing one of the best managed and most successful... Read morePublished on January 7, 2012 by Richard J. Kraske
Excellent book. Used it as a training tool for leadership and the basis of organizational change. Don't let the title fool you, its focus is on rapid change and the culture... Read morePublished on May 12, 2010 by Clark Coleman