Lords of Strategy The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World

ISBN-10: 1591397820
ISBN-13: 9781591397823
Edition: 2010
Authors: Walter Kiechel
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Description: In this work, renowned business journalist and editor Walter Kiechel tells the story of the four men who invented corporate strategy as we know it and set in motion the modern, multibillion-dollar consulting industry.

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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 4/1/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

In this work, renowned business journalist and editor Walter Kiechel tells the story of the four men who invented corporate strategy as we know it and set in motion the modern, multibillion-dollar consulting industry.

Walter Kiechel III has been the editorial director of Harvard Business Publishing and the managing editor at Fortune magazine. He has written articles and columns on all aspects of business, and is the author of a previous book, Office Hours: A Guide to the Managerial Life (Little, Brown, 1989). He received AB, MBA, and JD degrees from Harvard, and served five years in the U.S. Navy.

Preface: Three Common Beliefs to Be Discarded
Strategy as a Case to Be Cracked
Bruce Henderson Defines the Subject
The Experience Curve Delivers a Shock
Loading the Matrix
What Bill Bain Wanted
Waking Up McKinsey
Michael Porter Encounters the Surreal
The Human Stain
The Paradigm That Failed?
Struggling to Make Something Actually Happen
Breaking the World into Finer Pieces
The Wizards of Finance Disclose Strategy's True Purpose
How Competencies Came to Be Core
The Revolution Conquers the World
Three Versions of Strategy as People
And Where Was Strategy When the Global Financial System Collapsed?
Coda: The Future of Strategy
Notes
Apologies and Thanks
Index
About the Author

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