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What Management Is: How it works and why it's everyone's business
 
 

What Management Is: How it works and why it's everyone's business [Kindle Edition]

Joan Magretta
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I opened the modest little book..it was as if the sun had come out! A brief and jargon-free framework, for which we should be truly grateful. -- The Financial Times. September 2002

Ms Magretta has offered a brief and jargon-free framework, for which we should be truly grateful. It was as if the sun had come out. -- The Financial Times. September 2002

This is a wonderful little volume..it explains in impeccably clear prose what management is all about..urge everyone to read it. -- The Economist, November 2002

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A book about management, described by guru Peter Drucker as 'a first rate as an introduction for the non-manager and especially for the beginner, but equally excellent as a rounded, complete, and comprehensive `refresher course' for the most experienced executive.' Both a beginner's guide and a bible for one of the greatest social innovations of modern times: the discipline of management. Leading business editor Joan Magretta distils the wisdom of a bewildering sea of books and articles into one simple, clear volume, explaining both the logic of successful organisations and how that logic is embodied in practice by management. Newcomers will find the basics demystified. More experienced managers will recognise a store of useful wisdom and a framework for improving their own performance. In general, the book defines a common standard of managerial literacy that will help all of us to lead more effectively.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1928 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books (6 Dec 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AQKIOFC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #369,577 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gem amid the dross 13 Aug 2003
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The management genre is defined by its weird fusion of obscurantism and banality, which makes the arrival of something so intelligently lucid a rare joy. This book should be the new benchmark for business writing. It might put a lid of the endless faddish nonsense that clogs the shelves.
The real achievement of the book is to so convincingly describe the fundamental business paradox: that the ingredients of success are simple things but they are very difficult to implement. There are other significant strengths in its neat history of business concepts and its unflashy use of case studies. And not only is it lucid and intelligent, but it is quite often a pleasure to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended! 5 Aug 2004
By Rolf Dobelli TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Those who say, "Good grief, not another book on management," may rest assured that this volume is worth careful study. Author Joan Magretta and collaborator Nan Stone offer advice based on decades of business experience and, yet, they distill the obnoxious "consultant-speak" so common to the field to clearly understandable, conversational terms. While at times they may seem to have a firm grasp on the obvious - investments are risky and managers need to make good choices - their work is fundamentally sound overall, offering practical case studies and real-world examples. This book takes common business concepts such as the "80-20 Rule," shines an insightful light upon them and then advances into more complex ground. We recommend this broad, new perspective on the growing social importance of effective management.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best since Drucker 19 Dec 2003
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Format:Paperback
Outstandingly good. This is indeed a rare management book. While most management books are, rightly, derided for their poorly-written vacuousness this is a succinct, well written, and deeply insightful exploration of the core concepts of management. Accessible to any intelligent teenager the contents would also be profitably read by any large enterprise CEO.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent style, fascinating stories 11 Dec 2005
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Format:Paperback
As someone who has never studied management or business theory, this book was a fantastic assistance in really explaining why management is important, and also why businesses exist and to what end. The style is extremely refreshing and the tales of dilemmas and challenges which various well-known businesses face or have faced over the last century or two were fascinating. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, and I think its especially interesting for those starting out their careers who perhaps would normally be adverse to the idea of buying a business book with the word "Management" in the title.
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