"Kenneth Hopper is certainly one of the most eloquent, and credible voices being raised on this issue."--Robert Hayes, Harvard University
"A goldmine of information."--Myron Tribus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stephen Evans, as presenter of BBC Business Daily, has selected this book as a 'must read of the year' for 2007.
"A very thought-provoking and readable book."--Linda Hesselman, Management Studies Centre, University College, London
"A stunning triumph . . . An important new contribution to the academic study of management." --Professor Peter Kawalek, Manchester Business School
"The best thing about The Puritan Gift is that it is a real book, full of fascinating insights, intellectual rigour and challenging, authoritative arguments that remind us that there is nothing new about the responsibilities of management." - Richard Donkin, Financial Times
''Mr. Fuld [Lehman Brothers] displayed…an air of pained bewilderment at his congressional committee hearing last week. His expression of regret at the collapse of his bank should be included in every MBA syllabus. As Will and Kenneth Hopper point out in their essential book The Puritan Gift, the main tasks of the CEO were to determine strategy, appoint divisional heads and supervise their work…’’-- Stefan Stern, Financial Times
‘In The Puritan Gift, published last year, the septuagenarian Scottish brothers William and Kenneth Hopper, respectively a banker and an engineer-turned-industrial consultant, argued that for 200 years the puritan foundations of America kept its businesses intact, emphasising craft, financial responsibility and the sublimation of private interest to the group.’ - Andrew Billen, TIMES, 9th March 2009
"...bold, original and agreeably opinionated" -- Simon Caulkin, Observer
About the Author
Kenneth Hopper has been active for 50 years as a writer on industrial affairs and a consultant in both the U.S. and Europe.
William Hopper has spent his career in investment banking in New York and London.