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The Ultimate Business Library : 75 Books That Made Management 2nd Edition

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ISBN-10: 1841120642
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Hundreds of new business and management books have been and continue to be published every year. With time as your most valuable asset how can your ensure that you absorb only the best and most influential thinking from this seemingly inexhaustible supply? This new edition of worldwide bestseller the ultimate business library is a one-stop guide to the world’s leading business thinkers. It is a unique summary of those books which have had the most significant impact on management thinking, drawing out the lessons any business can learn. Navigating the cross-currents of management thinking from Tom Peters to Peter Drucker, Rosabeth Moss kanter to Charles Handy, this book will ensure you are rapidly up to speed with the ideas shaping modern business. More Ultimate Books from Capstone:

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"In the instant, action-oriented, pressurized world of business, books change things. They change perceptions. They change behavior. They alter expectations and aspirations…books make their way around the world, shaping the management of the future" from The Ultimate Business Library "Fads that speak volumes" Financial Times "Fluid and informative" USA Today An Ultimate Book from Capstone
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Product Details

  • Series: The Ultimate Series (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Capstone; 2nd edition (September 12, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841120642
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841120645
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,953,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Brian R. McNeill on December 27, 2007
I recently sat for (and passed) my doctoral comprehensive exams in Management, and used this book to help me develop context, so that I didn't lose my way in the forest. So many thinkers, so many papers, and such grim prose. This book, along with Crainer's "Key Management Ideas" were indispensible in helping to form a review outline. They could also be useful for an MBA student trying to understand the epistemological history behind some of the concepts spouted by practitioners, such as "tipping-point" and "network-effect." He or she will learn, as I have, that the progenitors often didn't receive the credit he or she deserved.

Some of my fellow students preferred Shafritz, Ott & Jang's "Classics of Organization Theory," to which I also referred, but as the previous reviewer pointed out, Crainer's laudible biographical sketches and context-setting side-bars (many provided by Gary Hamel, who understands the value of a clever phrase) within each section aid the reader in understanding the place each theorist occupies in the literature.

This book first appeared in 1997. That was recently enough that I believe that it should have included the work of Karl Weick, whose concept of sense-making has gained in stature and will likely have long-term importance. A minor quibble though about an excellent synopsis.
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