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In Search Of Excellence: Lessons from Americas Best-Run Companies by Thomas J. PetersThe Greatest Business Book of All Time (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.
Based on a study of forty-three of Americas best-run companies from a diverse array of business sectors, In Search of Excellence describes eight basic principles of management -- action-stimulating, people-oriented, profit-maximizing practices -- that made these organizations successful.
This phenomenal bestseller features a new Authors Note, and reintroduces these vital principles in an accessible and practical way for todays management reader.
In Search of Excellence by Tom Peters
We take a look back at one of the all-time business classics, and examine how its legacy has lasted over the decades. How does it hold up? Are its claims still valid? These characteristics revolved around nurturing and supporting employees and customers, while acting with efficiency, speed, expertise and willingness to learn. Peters Author , Robert H. Waterman Jr. Author Ad pic.
Waterman, Jr. First published in , it is one of the best selling business books ever, selling 3 million copies in its first four years, and being the most widely held monograph in the United States from to WorldCat data. The book purports to explore the art and science of management used by several s companies. In Search of Excellence did not start out as a book, as Tom Peters explained when interviewed in to mark the 20th anniversary of In Search of Excellence. In the same interview, Peters claims that he and Waterman were both consultants on the "margins" of McKinsey , based in the San Francisco office. In McKinsey director Ron Daniel launched two projects; the first and major one, the Business Strategy project, was allocated to top consultants at McKinsey's New York City corporate HQ and was given significant resources, but could not manage to effectively implement strategy.
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Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr.
This book presents the results of a research project that authors Tom Peters and Robert Waterman conducted from to They investigated the qualities common to the best-run companies in America. Although they did this study more than 20 years ago, their results provide a model of eight core principles for excellence that are still true for companies today. These eight principles may seem like common sense, but this research was the first to identify these qualities systematically. This excellent book is a management classic. Many stories illustrate its key points.