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The behind-the-scenes story of how a headhunting pioneer helped shape an industry
On a summer day in 1969, Russell S. Reynolds, Jr., and his friend Lee Getz took a drive from Manhattan to Greenwich, Connecticut, in Reynolds’s Oldsmobile 98. Along the way, they explored the idea of starting their own executive search firm. In October of that year, Reynolds and Getz opened their first office on Park Avenue, and within three years they were opening offices around the world.
In Heads, Reynolds recalls the fascinating story of the rise of his first firm and the transformation of the headhunting business from a small circle of well-connected people into the sizable industry that businesses all over the globe depend upon. Whether you’re a head-hunting professional or simply fascinated by how great businesses are conceived, Heads is an entertaining and edifying read that provides a complete perspective from one of the industry’s most important figures.
In Heads, Russell S. Reynolds, Jr., tells the remarkable story of how he launched the world-class firm that bears his name. Along the way, he relates the invaluable business lessons he learned as he grew his company from a standalone operation into a global empire.
Russell S. Reynolds, Jr., is now the managing director of RSR Partners. Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, the firm works with leading and emerging companies that seek to recruit corporate directors, CEOs, and other senior executives in a broad range of industries.
"You had me at hello" is the opposite of how I feel about this book. This book completely turned me off from the start, staring with how the author was removed from the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Barry Silber
Truly excellent. This is a story of thinking big and doing it, with wonderful personal insights and thoughts.
A must read for anyone in business.
A fresh, inspiring and sincere history of how Russell founded his firm Russell Reynolds Associates. Gives a good insight into the executive search world. Read morePublished on January 21, 2013 by Richard Kaluzynski
HEADS is like sitting next to Russ Reynolds on a long flight hearing his American story of insight, optimism, instincts, and success: A wonderful example of how to live a life. Read morePublished on August 30, 2012 by Westport, CT