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Great Game of Business Unlocking the Power and Profitability of Open-Book Management

ISBN-10: 038547525X

ISBN-13: 9780385475259

Edition: 1994

Authors: Jack Stack, Bo Burlingham

List price: $18.95
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In the early 1980s, Springfield Remanufacturing  Corporation (SRC) in Springfield, Missouri, was a  near bankrupt division of International Harvester.  That's when a green young manager, Jack Stack,  took over and turned it around. He didn't know how to  "manage" a company, but he did know about the  principal, of athletic competition and democracy:  keeping score, having fun, playing fair, providing  choice, and having a voice. With these principals  he created his own style of management --  open-book management. The key is to let everyone in on  financial decisions. At SRC, everyone learns how to  read a P&L -- even those without a high school  education know how much the toilet paper they use  cuts into profits. SRC people have a piece of the  action and a vote in company matters. Imagine  having a vote on your bonus and on what businesses the  company should be in. SRC restored the dignity of  economic freedom to its people. Stack's  "open-book management" is the key -- a system  which, as he describes it here, is literally  a game, and one so simple anyone can use  it. As part of the Currency paperback line, the  book includes a "User's Guide" -- an  introduction and discussion guide created for the  paperback by the author -- to help readers make  practical use of the book's ideas. Jack Stack is the  president and CEO of the Springfield Remanufacturing  Corporation, in Springfield, Missouri. The recipient  of the 1993 Business Enterprise Trust Award, Jack  speaks throughout the country on The  Great Game Of Business and Open  Book Management.
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Jack Stack is the President and CEO of the Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation (SRC), an employee-owned company that supplies remanufactured engines to major automotive companies. He lives in Springfield, Missouri.

Introduction to the Paperback Edition
Player's Guide: How to Get a Game Going in Your Organization
Does it Really Work or is it a Bunch of Hype?
The Higher Laws of Business
The Ultimate Higher Law
Why We Teach People How to Make Money
Myths of Management
The Feeling of a Winner
The Big Picture
Open-Book Management
Setting Standards
Skip the Praise--Give Us the Raise
Coming Up with the Game Plan
The Great Huddle
A Company of Owners
The Highest Level of Thinking
The Ultimate Higher Law: A Message to Middle Managers