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

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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…    
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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: 0.836
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