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Nightly Business Report Presents Lasting Leadership: What You Can Learn from the Top 25 Business People of our Times 1st Edition

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From the Back Cover

  • Paths to greatness: Actionable lessons from today's most remarkable business leaders
  • Incisive profiles from Knowledge@Wharton and Nightly Business Report
  • Andy Grove, Mary Kay Ash, Lou Gerstner, Richard Branson, Herb Kelleher, Charles Schwab... and 19 more

In this book, two of the world's most respected sources of business insight come together to select and profile the 25 most influential businesspeople of the past quarter century. These incisive profiles teach specific lessons you can use to discover, refine, and nurture your own leadership style... achieve breakthrough results... and accelerate your career progress.

The team: Nightly Business Report, the United States' #1 daily TV business news program, and Knowledge@Wharton, The Wharton School's online journal of research and business analysis. Together, they offer powerful new insights into familiar faces--and reveal the passion and brilliance that allowed less-well-known leaders to achieve the extraordinary.

From corporate culture to brand management, risk-taking to pricing, this book's insights won't just help you: they'll inspire you.

What outstanding leaders do, and how they do it

Actionable insights for achieving your own form of greatness

Building corporate culture that can withstand anything

What you can learn from Southwest's Herb Kelleher and J&J's James Burke

Key attributes of lasting leadership

Giving voice to customers, giving voice to truth

Getting smarter, faster

Case studies in building organizations that learn--and act

Reinventing your business: when it's time, how to do it

Lessons from the master: Steve Jobs

Discovering underserved markets--and serving them profitably

Mohammed Yunus: Profiting from entrepreneurship in the world's poorest communities

The greatest business leaders of our generation

How they achieved the impossible

What you can learn from them

How to use those lessons to supercharge your career

25 compelling profiles from two of the world's leading sources of business insight:

Nightly Business Report and The Wharton School's Knowledge@Wharton

25 extraordinary leaders, 25 incisive profiles:

Andy Grove, Intel

Bill Gates, Microsoft

John Bogle, The Vanguard Group

Steve Jobs, Apple & Pixar

Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway

Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines

Sam Walton, Wal-Mart

Jack Welch, GE

Jeff Bezos, Amazon

Mary Kay Ash, Mary Kay

Michael Dell, Dell

Peter F. Drucker

Alan Greenspan

Oprah Winfrey, Harpo, Inc.

George Soros, Soros Fund Management

James Burke, Johnson & Johnson

Lee Iacocca, Chrysler

Peter Lynch, Fidelity Investments

Frederick Smith, FedEx

Mohammed Yunus, Grameen Bank

Ted Turner, Turner Broadcasting

Lou Gerstner, IBM & RJR Nabisco

Charles Schwab, Charles Schwab

Richard Branson, Virgin

William George, Medtronic

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About the Author

Nightly Business Report Presents Lasting Leadership: What You Can Learn from the Top 25 Business People of Our TimesAbout the Authors

Mukul Pandya is editor and director of Knowledge@Wharton, a web-based journal of research and business analysis published by The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

A winner of four awards for investigative journalism, Mr. Pandya has more than twenty years of experience as a writer and editor. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, Time Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other publications. He coauthored Knowledge@Wharton on Building Corporate Value.

Mr. Pandya, who has an M.A. in economics from the University of Bombay, lives in Ewing, NJ, with his wife and daughter.

Robbie Shell, the managing editor of Knowledge@Wharton, has worked as a business reporter and editor for national news services, newspapers, and magazines throughout her career. She has covered both the White House and U.S. Supreme Court and taught journalism at the University of Virginia. Her freelance work most recently appeared in The Wall Street Journal. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Wynnewood, PA, with her husband and two sons.

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Product Details

Chapter 6 from Lasting Leadership [PDF]
  • Hardcover: 266 pages
  • Publisher: Wharton School Publishing; 1 edition (October 22, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0131531182
  • ISBN-13: 978-0131531185
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,379,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By John G. Hilliard on May 22, 2005
Format: Hardcover
What a wonderful book this turned out to be. Not only did it give me an insight into what these individuals key strengths were, but the book also had enough personal information about them that you came away from the book feeling you knew more about them as individuals. The book starts off by making the assurance that great leaders are not only capable individuals, but they also have a desire to lead and chose to do so above all else. They are not just great because of smarts or drive, but because they want to be and work at it continuously. Thus the authors provide a book that is not a road map to greatness, but a review of these 25 leaders and what they do that has made them successful. It is a broad group of people and it is interesting that the traits highlighted in the book are also wide spanning. I had incorrectly assumed that the book was going to give me a simple list of the things I needed to get good at, no such luck.

The goal of the book is to help current day leaders observe proven and successful leaders to help them in coming better. The purpose is not so much to imitate their qualities but really to discover which attributes resonate with yourself and the cultivate those traits to expand and improve your leadership skills. There are so many good examples in the book that it is almost too much to take in with one reading, this is one of those books that you will find yourself highlighting and marking pages for further review. It comes as close as possible to a how to guide for personal improvement. Overall I not only enjoyed the book, but I learned a great deal from it. This book as so many helpful bits of info that all managers and business owners can learn from it. The book is not only worth the money, but also worth the time to read.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By 800-CEO-READ on November 24, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Who doesn't want to know about leadership? It is a discipline that has been called an "art" by Max DePree and dissected by countless academics. Wharton School Publishing has created, in collaboration with Nightly Business Report (NBR) and Knowledge@Wharton, a perfect book for those of us who like to discover how leadership is done.

The book identifies the 25 most influential business leaders of the past 25 years-side note, I didn't make it. The NBR viewers nominated more than 700 business people from around the world-once again, I was skipped. A panel of six Wharton judges selected the top 25. Seriously, it is a great list. Iacocca, Welch, Branson, Buffett, Bezos, and Kelleher. The panel was asked to pick the "best" of the 25. Andy Grove won that honor. 2 of the 25 have died-Sam Walton and Mary Kay Ash-and they interviewed 15 of the remaining 23.

They have identified eight characteristics that have enabled the 25 individuals to overcome major challenges as well as create their own leadership style.

1. Building a strong corporate culture-Herb Kelleher. 2. Truth telling-Peter Drucker, Bill George 3. Finding and catering to under-server markets-John Bogle, Charles Schwab 4. Seeing the invisible-Steve Jobs, Ted Turner 5. Using price to build competitive advantage-Jeff Bezos 6. Managing and building their organizations brand-Oprah Winfrey, Lee Iacocca. 7. Being a fast learner-Lou Gerstner, Bill Gates. 8. Managing risk-Alan Greenspan, Peter Lynch.

The history and challenges of these 25 leaders are thoroughly covered with tidbits of information on side bars, which includes detailed information on birthdays, marriages, schooling and highlights in their respective careers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert Morris HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
The last time I checked, Amazon and Borders offer 18,573 different books on the subject of leadership, supplemented by a significant number of CDs, DVDs, etc. Obviously, interest in this subject remains great as a New Year begins and, if anything, that interest will probably increase in 2006. Many of these books focus primarily on specific qualities which all great leaders share in common. Others focus primarily on individuals (on CEOs such as Jack Welch, public figures such as Winston Churchill, and military leaders such as Ulysses S. Grant) as exemplars of great leaders. Still others focus on both.

What we have in this volume is a rigorous and eloquent examination of 25 contemporary business executives who have provided great leadership over an extended period of time. Lasting Leadership is the result of a collaboration of Nightly Business Report and Knowledge@Wharton. Credit Mukul Pandya and Robbie Shell with their brilliant organization and presentation of material in ten chapters which range from "Best of the Best: Inside Andy Grove's Leadership at Intel" to "Conclusion," the final chapter which -- all by itself -- is worth far more than the cost of the book.

When reviewing the list of 25, we recognize many of the "usual suspects" (e.g. Warren Buffet, Grove, Steve Jobs, Herb Kelleher, Ted Turner, Sam Walton, and Welch) but also others who may be less familiar as business leaders -- at least to some readers -- but are nonetheless eminently worthy of inclusion (e.g. John Bogle, James Burke, William George, and Muhammad Yunus).
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