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Scuttle Your Ships Before Advancing: And Other Lessons from History on Leadership and Change for Today's Managers Hardcover – January 15, 1994

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From Publishers Weekly

Discarding the notion that history is superfluous, freelance writer Luecke weaves a bold intellectual tapestry disclosing the special relevance of history for today's business managers. Endorsing the theory originally postulated by Will and Ariel Durant that "history repeats itself, but only in outline and in the large," Luecke analyzes disparate individuals (Cortes to Yamamoto), events (the Reformation; the Battle of Crecy), and seminal ideas (espoused by the likes of Deming and Hadrian). His illustrative comments about the use and misuse of historical analogies (focusing on presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Johnson as examples) are involving, as are his views on global empires, the Neustadt-May historical methodology and the strength and importance of ethnic diversity in the U.S. This work is fun to read, educational and gripping, rare traits in a "business" work.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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In this clearly written work, Luecke, a business writer and editor, presents historical lessons on leadership that can be applied to today's dynamic business environment. He cites a variety of historical episodes that take the reader from ancient Rome to postwar Japan and feature the likes of Emperor Hadrian, Louis XI, Cortes, and Admiral Yamamoto. The episodes provide examples of human conflict and the challenges they present to leadership; by relating these conflicts to contemporary concerns, the author shows how today's managers can lead effectively into the 21st century. This informative title underlines ways we can learn from past successes and failures and illustrates how history can indeed provide insight into the future. It will appeal to business executives, government leaders, and students.
- Joseph W. Leonard, Miami Univ., Oxford, Ohio
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 199 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (January 15, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019508408X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195084085
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,313,477 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This books takes its title from the Spanish conquest of Central America where (I think it was Cortez...it's been a while since I read the book). The Spanish came ashore with the idea of conquering the indigenous population and scuttled their ships in order to wipe out any chance of restreat. What's interesting is the weaving of history and management styles. A book worth reading if you wonder what comes next in management fads. They've all been pretty much tried...and the book makes this abundantly clear.
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This is really a business book, and not a history book. One paragraph, we're talking about Cortes, and the next paragraph is about General Motors. Written in the early 90's - most of the business references are dated.
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This book helps the reader convey historical references to entrepreneurial situations. It's worth it to buy to help your workers think outside of the box.
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Not what I expected. An unusual and very interesting approach, comparing historical military conquests to a campaign to capture market share. I like it!
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