- Hardcover: 296 pages
- Publisher: Crown Business; Har/Dskt edition (May 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385426046
- ISBN-13: 978-0385426046
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 6.5 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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No-Excuses Management: Proven Systems for Starting Fast, Growing Quickly, and Surviving Hard Times Hardcover – May 1, 1993
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The company is headed by one T J Rodgers, who is a person who is very impressed with himself. He should be. Running a high tech company in Silicon Valley for 25 years is a major accomplishment.
Item. Mr Rodgers is described as a having "brash", "blunt" and "in your face" management style. This style must have served him well when a Nun (yes a Nun, like Mother Teresa), whose Order owned some 6000 or so shares in Cypress, dared to write him a letter wondering why his company management did not have any qualified women or minorities. Rather than reply to the nun with a "Thanks for your interest ... yada yada... will take your comments under consideration, Sincerely..." type of letter, Mr Rodgers replies to her with a multiple page diatribe on meritocracy with the statements like "Bluntly stated, a `woman's view' on how to run our semiconductor company does not help us, unless that woman has an advanced technical degree and experience as a CEO." She was a Nun, Mr Rodgers. Right or wrong, this is not how we respond to a Nun, and I am a "no religion here" type.
Next item. Cypress sends you a document package before they interview you. In this package is a screed entitled "No Excuses Management" written by Mr Rodgers in the 1990s for the Harvard Business Review.Read more ›