The Great Game of Business

Author: Jack Stack

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780385422307

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 7692

Profiles the workers and managers of a small engine remanufacturing operation in Springfield, Missouri and the new approach to management they revolutionized when their parent company, International Harvester went down the tubes

The Great Game of Business

Unlocking the Power and Profitability of Open-Book Management

Author: Jack Stack

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0307791378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 2392

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.

The Great Game of Business

Author: Jack Stack

Publisher: Broadway Business

ISBN: 038547525X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 3222

The Great Game of Business started a business revolution by introducing the world to open-book management, a new way of running a business that created unprecedented profit and employee engagement. The revised and updated edition of The Great Game of Business lays out an entirely different way of running a company. It wasn't dreamed up in an executive think tank or an Ivy League business school or around the conference table by big-time consultants. It was forged on the factory floors of the heartland by ordinary folks hoping to figure out how to save their jobs when their parent company, International Harvester, went down the tubes. What these workers created was a revolutionary approach to management that has proven itself in every industry around the world for the past thirty years--an approach that is perhaps the last, best hope for reviving the American Dream.

A Stake in the Outcome

Building a Culture of Ownership for the Long-Term Success of Your Business

Author: Jack Stack,Bo Burlingham

Publisher: Broadway Business

ISBN: 0385505094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 3059

The author of The Great Game of Business explains why employee ownership of a company is an essential part of a successful business strategy, offering advice on employee motivation, governing growth, and diversity. Reprint.

The Great Game of Politics

Why We Elect, Whom We Elect

Author: Dick Stoken

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429981231

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 7735

From our nation's inception there has been a constant dynamic of tension between those political philosophies that we have labeled the left and the right, despite the fact that the vast majority of American voters really fall into the category of moderates. During the early years, the shifts between the two were dramatic and frequent: the Federalists on one side, the Jeffersonians on the other, as the young democracy came to grips with the two opposing political forces that were to mold the new nation. On one hand we have the concerned with business, conservatism, and the development of capital and wealth. They want the government to provide security that will protect the nation's interest while allowing free-market forces to increase prosperity. On the other hand we have the left, concerned with personal rights, equality, and the fostering of prosperity for all citizens through an active and involved federal government. By explicating the Presidency from George Washington to George W. Bush, The Great Game of Politics examines the American Presidency as a cyclic reflection of the concerns of the electorate vis à vis the excitation of the ideologies of our two major parties in a constant left-right swing where the will of the people sets the pendulum in motion and determines the direction the country will take for another four years. From the early years, where the dynamic tension that forged the nation initially required numerous shifts to establish an acceptable political equilibrium, to the revered legacies of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, whose presidencies not only initiated major political shifts but also instituted fundamental changes in the apparatus of government that would prove to be integral to the administrations that followed them, both Democratic and Republican. They seized the reins of government and made a lasting mark. Indeed the truly great presidents3⁄4Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Jackson, Lincoln, Theodore and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Reagan3⁄4shaped the course of history for our nation and in doing so proved themselves to be masters of The Great Game of Politics. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Great Game of Business, Expanded and Updated

The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company

Author: Jack Stack,Bo Burlingham

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0385348347

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 4416

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.

Open-book Management

The Coming Business Revolution

Author: John Case

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 199

View: 2241

An editor of Inc. magazine explains his management strategy, which involves opening a company's financial records to all its employees, and shows how its positive effects on such companies as Wal-Mart and Wabash National. $40,000 ad/promo.

The One Minute Golfer

Enjoying the Great Game More

Author: Ken Blanchard

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0688168493

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 3948

Here are the highly successful training techniques used at one of the top golfing schools in America--the Golf University in San Diego. It was founded by Ken Blanchard, coauthor of the bestselling books The One Minute Manager, Raving Fans, and Gung Ho! In this brilliant book, Blanchard applies his management wisdom to the game of golf. He explains how you can take the same methods that are highly effective in business and adapt them with astonishing success to your golf game. Using training techniques that have been tested with pupils from beginners to low handicappers, The One Minute Golfer offers a long-overdue program for playing and enjoying golf, while improving your game.

The Open-book Experience

Lessons from Over 100 Companies who Successfully Transformed Themselves

Author: John Case

Publisher: Perseus Books

ISBN: 9780201933499

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 9130

Drawing on the examples of companies that have successfully implemented the open-book management style, the author details the tools and techniques of this business methodology that can improve a company's performance while getting the employees involved.

Shared Entrepreneurship

A Path to Engaged Employee Ownership

Author: F. Shipper

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137405805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

View: 7168

Today's views of leadership and management have significantly expanded to incorporate a variety of elements such as rewards, visions, and worker participation. However, most perspectives still view leadership as something that is assigned to a designated person who then exercises influence downward toward subordinate followers. In many ways the persistent top-down command and control theme that supports established leadership thought and practice prevents organizations from fully tapping into their human resources, in turn limiting their flexibility to meet the challenges of increasingly dynamic, complex, and competitive environments. Shared Entrepreneurship replaces the top-down approaches of the past with a new framework that draws strengths and innovation from collaboration and sharing. This book is divided into two main sections. The first section consists of six chapters which provide an in-depth overview and discussion of shared entrepreneurship. The second section consists of eight original case studies commissioned by the authors, featuring such companies as Herman Miller, Inc., SRC Holdings, and W.L. Gore & Associates.

The Great Game of Genocide

Imperialism, Nationalism, and the Destruction of the Ottoman Armenians

Author: Donald Bloxham

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191500445

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 3516

The Great Game of Genocide addresses the origins, development and aftermath of the Armenian genocide in a wide-ranging reappraisal based on primary and secondary sources from all the major parties involved. Rejecting the determinism of many influential studies, and discarding polemics on all sides, it founds its interpretation of the genocide in the interaction between the Ottoman empire in its decades of terminal decline, the self-interested policies of the European imperial powers, and the agenda of some Armenian nationalists in and beyond Ottoman territory. Particular attention is paid to the international context of the process of ethnic polarization that culminated in the massive destruction of 1912-23, and especially the obliteration of the Armenian community in 1915-16. The opening chapters of the book examine the relationship between the great power politics of the 'eastern question' from 1774, the narrower politics of the 'Armenian question' from the mid-nineteenth century, and the internal Ottoman questions of reforming the complex social and ethnic order under intense external pressure. Later chapters include detailed case studies of the role of Imperial Germany during the First World War (reaching conclusions markedly different to the prevailing orthodoxy of German complicity in the genocide); the wartime Entente and then the uncomfortable postwar Anglo-French axis; and American political interest in the Middle East in the interwar period which led to a policy of refusing to recognize the genocide. The book concludes by explaining the ongoing international denial of the genocide as an extension of the historical 'Armenian question', with many of the same considerations governing modern European-American-Turkish interaction as existed prior to the First World War.

Built on Values

Creating an Enviable Culture that Outperforms the Competition

Author: Ann Rhoades

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470949900

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9611

Most leaders know that a winning, engaged culture is the key to attracting top talent—and customers. Yet, it remains elusive how exactly to create this ideal workplace —one where everyone from the front lines to the board room knows the company’s values and feels comfortable and empowered to act on them. Based on Ann Rhoades’ years of experience with JetBlue, Southwest, and other companies known for their trailblazing corporate cultures, Built on Values reveals exactly how leaders can create winning environments that allow their employees and their companies to thrive. Companies that create or improve values-based cultures can become higher performers, both in customer and employee satisfaction and financial return, as proven by Rhoades’ work with JetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Disney, Loma Linda University Hospitals, Doubletree Hotels, Juniper Networks, and P.F. Chang’s China Bistros. Built on Values provides a clear blueprint for how to accomplish culture change, showing: How to exceed the expectations of employees and customers How to develop a Values Blueprint tailored to your organization’s goals and put it into action Why it's essential to hire, fire, and reward people based on values alone, and How to establish a discipline for sustaining a values-centric culture Built on Values helps companies get on the pathway to greatness by showing the exact steps for either curing an ailing company culture or creating a new one from scratch.

Finish Big

How Great Entrepreneurs Exit Their Companies on Top

Author: Bo Burlingham

Publisher: Portfolio

ISBN: 9780670923274

Category: Business planning

Page: 294

View: 3104

"In Finish Big, Bo Burlingham draws on dozens of interviews to identify eight key factors that determine whether owners leave their businesses happily. He showcases the insights, exits and cautionary tales of entrepreneurs across an array of industries including manufacturing, food and services. Finish Bigis an illuminating and inspirational guide to one of the most stressful, and yet potentially rewarding, processes business owners must go through."

A Great Game

The Forgotten Leafs & the Rise of Professional Hockey

Author: Stephen J. Harper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476716544

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 6163

History of the game of hockey and the teams who pursued the first Stanley Cup during the early 1900's.

The Great Game in Afghanistan: Rajiv Gandhi, General Zia and the Unending War

Author: Kallol Bhattacharjee

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9352644409

Category: Political Science

Page: 328

View: 5984

At the height of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, a complex multinational diplomacy had proposed setting up a coalition government in Kabul as a solution to the 'Afghan problem'. Even as all sides worked on the coalition, the US took steps that India considered a 'stab in the back'. With the help of the official papers collected by US ambassador John Gunther Dean and conversations with Ronen Sen, Rajiv Gandhi's diplomatic aide during those crucial years, the author recreates the falling apart of the India-US cooperation and the catastrophic effect it had on South Asian history.

Powerful

Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility

Author: Patty McCord

Publisher: Tom Rath

ISBN: 1939714117

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

View: 1341

Named by The Washington Post as one of the 11 Leadership Books to Read in 2018 When it comes to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. McCord helped create the unique and high-performing culture at Netflix, where she was chief talent officer. In her new book, Powerful: Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility, she shares what she learned there and elsewhere in Silicon Valley. McCord advocates practicing radical honesty in the workplace, saying good-bye to employees who don’t fit the company’s emerging needs, and motivating with challenging work, not promises, perks, and bonus plans. McCord argues that the old standbys of corporate HR—annual performance reviews, retention plans, employee empowerment and engagement programs—often end up being a colossal waste of time and resources. Her road-tested advice, offered with humor and irreverence, provides readers a different path for creating a culture of high performance and profitability. Powerful will change how you think about work and the way a business should be run.

America's Great Game

The CIA's Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East

Author: Hugh Wilford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465069827

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1230

The Central Intelligence Agency's reputation in the Middle East today has been marred by waterboarding and drone strikes, yet in its earliest years the agency was actually the region's staunchest western ally. In America's Great Game, celebrated intelligence historian Hugh Wilford reveals how three colorful CIA operatives—Kermit and Archie Roosevelt, and maverick covert-ops expert Miles Copeland—attempted, futilely, to bring the U.S. and Middle East into harmony during the 1940s and ‘50s. Heirs to an American missionary tradition that taught them to treat Arabs and Muslims with respect and empathy, these CIA “Arabists” nevertheless behaved like political puppet-masters, orchestrating coup plots throughout the Middle East while seeking to sway public opinion in America against support for the new state of Israel. Their efforts, and ultimate failure, would doom U.S.-Middle Eastern relations for decades to come. Drawing on extensive new material, including declassified government records, private papers, and personal interviews, America's Great Game shows how three well-intentioned spies inadvertently ruptured relations between America and the Arab world.

The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China

Author: David J. Silbey

Publisher: Hill and Wang

ISBN: 9780809030750

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7446

A concise history of an uprising that took down a three-hundred-year-old dynasty and united the great powers The year is 1900, and Western empires are locked in entanglements across the globe. The British are losing a bitter war against the Boers while the German kaiser is busy building a vast new navy. The United States is struggling to put down an insurgency in the South Pacific while the upstart imperialist Japan begins to make clear to neighboring Russia its territorial ambition. In China, a perennial pawn in the Great Game, a mysterious group of superstitious peasants is launching attacks on the Western powers they fear are corrupting their country. These ordinary Chinese--called Boxers by the West because of their martial arts showmanship--rise up seemingly out of nowhere. Foreshadowing the insurgencies of our recent past, they lack a centralized leadership and instead tap into latent nationalism and deep economic frustration to build their army. Many scholars brush off the Boxer Rebellion as an ill-conceived and easily defeated revolt, but in The Boxer Rebellion and the Great Game in China, the military historian David J. Silbey shows just how close the Boxers came to beating back the combined might of the imperial powers. Drawing on the diaries and letters of allied soldiers and diplomats, he paints a vivid portrait of the war. Although their cause ended just as quickly as it began, the Boxers would inspire Chinese nationalists--including a young Mao Zedong--for decades to come.

Quest for Kim

In Search of Kipling's Great Game

Author: Peter Hopkirk

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192802316

Category: English literature

Page: 274

View: 6638

Two authors' passion for India and the Great Game.