The John Deere Way

Author: David Magee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471734292
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The John Deere Way presents timeless business lessons from one of America’s top brands. Even as many American manufacturers struggle with low-cost foreign competition, John Deere has not only prevailed, but increased its market share by offering superior quality products built tough and in accordance with time-tested business values. This book shares the company’s management principles and corporate values and shows how those values guide the company to increasingly greater success. For business owners and leaders who want to know what real long-term success constitutes—and how to achieve it—The John Deere Way is the only way.

It s Not What You Sell It s What You Stand For

Author: Roy M. Spence Jr.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440697906
Format: PDF, Docs
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Who is Roy Spence and what makes him the Pied Piper of Purpose? Over the last thirty-five years, Roy Spence has helped organizations such as Southwest Airlines, BMW, the University of Texas, Walmart, the Clinton Global Initiative, and many others achieve greatness by getting them to obsess about one big idea: purpose. With purpose as the North Star, employee engagement is higher, competition is less threatening, customers are more loyal, and innovation flows. It's the secret to developing a more fulfilling work life as well as a healthier bottom line. Simply put, purpose is a definitive statement about the difference you are trying to make in the world. As Spence writes, "It's your reason for being that goes beyond making money, and it almost always results in making more money than you ever thought possible." It's not soft stuff, as some might scoff. Especially during times of great economic uncertainty, purpose is the key to creating and maintaining a high-performing organization. It deserves just as much attention as strategy, execution, and innovation. A real purpose can't just be words on a piece of paper. It has to get under the skin of every member of your organization like Southwest's purpose of democratizing the skies or Walmart's of saving people money so they can live better. If you get it right, your people will feel great about what they're doing, clear about their goals, and excited to get to work every morning. No organization is too big or too small, too niche or too mundane, to benefit from a clearly defined purpose. Spence and coauthor Haley Rushing share their insider insights and case studies to help you discover your organization's purpose, proclaim it to the world, and apply it to everything you do. This book will force you to address some tough and profound questions: •What difference do we want to make in the world? •What do we really stand for? •Do we have purpose-based leaders in key roles? •Do our employees feel like what they do matters? •Would our customers miss us if we ceased to exist? •Do we bring our purpose to life everywhere we can both internally and externally? Spence's hard-won lessons will change the way you view your job, your business model, your leadership style, and your marketing. They will help you make money, make a difference, and with a little luck,make history. From the Hardcover edition.

Genealogy of American Finance

Author: Robert E. Wright
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231539215
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this unique, gorgeously illustrated book, readers learn how fifty financial corporations came to dominate the U.S. banking system and their impact on the nation's political, social, and economic growth. A story that spans more than two centuries of war, crisis, and opportunity, this account reminds readers that American banking was never a fixed enterprise but has evolved in tandem with the country. More than 225 years have passed since Alexander Hamilton created one of the nation's first commercial banks. Over time, these institutions have changed hands, names, and locations, reflecting a wave of mergers, acquisitions, and other restructuring efforts that echo changes in American finance. Some names, such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo, will be familiar to readers. Others -- including Zions Bancorporation, founded by Brigham Young and owned by the Mormon Church until 1960 -- surprise with their origins. Exploring why some banks failed and others thrived, this book wonders, in light of the 2008 financial crisis, whether recent consolidations have reached or even exceeded economically rational limits. A key text for navigating the complex terrain of American finance, this volume draws a fascinating family tree for projecting the future of a nation.

How Toyota Became 1

Author: David Magee
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101216492
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Everyone knows that Toyota has had an amazing twenty-five- year run, rising from a humble Japanese start-up to a thriving global giant. But how did it pass Ford and GM to become the world?s largest auto manufacturer? And how does it continue to thrive while so many competitors are struggling and failing? Journalist David Magee dug deeply into Toyota?s past and present, interviewing senior executives who rarely talk to the press, along with many other sources. The powerful lessons that he distills, especially about corporate culture, are valuable for managers in all industries.

SEK ein Insiderbericht

Author: Peter Schulz
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838745159
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Sie arbeiten im Verborgenen. In der Öffentlichkeit gelten sie wegen ihrer Maskierung als "Männer ohne Gesicht". Sie kommen dann zum Einsatz, wenn alle anderen polizeilichen Mittel am Ende sind. Wir verlassen uns darauf, dass diese Elitepolizisten für unsere Sicherheit sorgen. Eine trügerische Sicherheit, wie jetzt ein Insider berichtet. Ob Mörder, Geiselnehmer, Terrorist oder psychisch kranker Extremgewalttäter - mehr als zwanzig Jahre hat Peter Schulz als SEK-Beamter mit den schlimmsten Subjekten zu tun, die die Gesellschaft hervorbringt. Hier schildert er seine spektakulärsten Einsätze der letzten 25 Jahre.

Endurance

Author: David Magee
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471737496
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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ENDURANCE Winning Life's Majors the Phil Mickelson Way For the first twelve years of his career, Phil Mickelson was one of the world's most skilled, successful, and beloved professional golfers. He also spent most of that period under the cloud of a different title--"The best golfer never to win a Major." Mickelson's persistence and talent were finally--and dramatically--rewarded with his heart-stopping, come-from-behind victory at the 2004 Masters. Endurance traces Phil Mickelson's golfing career from the day he shot an amazing 144 as a three-year-old to his Masters victory and beyond. Invaluable for golf fans and business readers alike, it reveals how, after already securing fabulous success in both his career and personal life, Phil Mickelson continued to study and refine his game toward reaching even greater achievement and fulfillment. Phil Mickelson is esteemed around the world as the "Everyman" who reached the top. Endurance charts how Mickelson overcame disappointment and adversity to claim the ultimate prize--and how anyone can follow his model to do the same.