Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan, and Charles Burck
Working with bestselling author and renowned consultant Ram Charan, Bossidy shows how to make the leap from a vision of a big idea to actually delivering bottom-line results. And he does this within the real-time context of Honeywell, a company challenged by the failed merger with GE and a downturn in the airline business following the events of September 11. Bossidy and Charan show that good execution is the ability to effectively deal with sudden changes in the business environment by making crucial linkages between people, strategy, and the operating plan.
In this remarkable autobiography-a classic business book and runaway New York Times bestseller now updated with a new afterword by the author-Jack Welch takes us on the rough-and-tumble ride that has been his remarkable life. From his working-class childhood to his early days in G.E. Plastics to his life at the top of the world’s most successful company, Welch tells his intensely personal story with his well-known fire and candor. And although it chronicles billion-dollar deals and high-stakes corporate standoffs, Jack is ultimately a story about people-from a man who based his career on demanding only the best from others and from himself.
Customers For Life: How To Turn That One-Time Buyer Into a Lifetime Customer by Carl Sewell and Paul B. Brown
Drawing on his incredible success in transforming his Dallas Cadillac dealership into the second largest in America, Carl Sewell revealed the secret of getting customers to return again and again in the original Customers for Life. A lively, down-to-earth narrative, it set the standard for customer service excellence and became a perennial bestseller. Building on that solid foundation, this expanded edition features five completely new chapters, as well as significant additions to the original material, based on the lessons Sewell has learned over the last ten years.
Moments of Truth: New Strategies For Today’s Customer-Driven Economy by Jan Carlzon
The book traces the author’s spectacular turnaround successes with three major corporations and spells out his trendsetting approach on meeting the demands of today’s service economy.
Power Ambition Glory: The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today…and the Lessons You Can Learn by Steve Forbes and John Prevas
Based on an extraordinary collaboration between Steve Forbes, chairman, CEO, and editor in chief of Forbes Media, and classics professor John Prevas, Power Ambition Glory provides intriguing comparisons between six great leaders of the ancient world and contemporary business leaders.
How Capitalism Will Save Us: Why Free People and Free Markets Are the Best Answer in Today’s Economy by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames
How Capitalism Will Save Us transcends labels such as “conservative” and “liberal” by showing how the economy really works. When free people in free markets have energy to solve problems and meet the needs and wants of others, they turn scarcity into abundance and develop the innovations that are the foremost drivers of economic growth. The freedom of democratic capitalism is, for example, what enabled Henry Ford to take a plaything of the rich—the car—and transform it into something affordable to working people.
Henry Ford’s Lean Vision: Enduring Principles from the First Ford Motor Plant by William A. Levinson
Henry Ford’s Lean Vision is a hands-on reference that provides the reader with proven principles and methods that can be applied in any business or service enterprise. It covers all aspects of building and running a successful enterprise, including Ford’s principles for human relationships and the management of physical resources.