Faster Company. Building the World's Nuttiest, Turn–on–a–Dime, Home–Grown, Billion–Dollar Business

  • ID: 2211758
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for Faster Company "What a ride! Pat Kelly′s story is amazing and his business lessons are invaluable. If you want to build a great company, read this book! If you want to inspire a youngster, give him or her this book. It could change their life." –Alen "Ace" Greenberg, Chairman of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. "Faster Company is a quick and easy read full of simple but sound advice about the real basics of business. Few business books have much to say about how to ′run the store′; Pat Kelly knows and Faster Company delivers." –Robert L. Crandall, Chairman and CEO, AMR Corp./American Airlines "As someone who has built companies from the ground up, I believe this book offers a formula that really words...trusting in good people, giving them equity in the business, outworking the competition and having fun on the road to meeting your goals. An excellent book by an outstanding individual." –H. Wayne Huizenga, Chairman, Republic Industries "Faster company is fast–paced, fun, entertaining, inspiring, and incredibly insightful....You won′t put this book down!" –William Farley, Chairman and CEO, Fruit of the Loom, Inc. All of the author′s proceeds from this book will be donated to the Boys Home Foundation.
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THE WORLD′S NUTTIEST BILLION–DOLLAR COMPANY.

"A Cross Between the U.S.

Marines and Animal House".

Starting Out.

FOUR BUILDING BLOCKS OF A FASTER COMPANY.

Gutsy Goals.

A Competitive Edge.

A Company of CEOs.

Values.

GETTING IT DONE: ELEVEN COMMANDMENTS FOR BUILDING A FASTER COMPANY.

Commandment I: Hire Great People.

Commandment II: Nonstop Teaching and Learning.

Commandment III: Grow Your Own Leaders.

Commandment IV: Grow Your Organization.

Commandment V: Open the Books (and Everything Else).

Commandment VI: Commit to Performance.

Commandment VII: Pour It On!

Commandment VIII: Let Employees Fire the Boss.

Commandment IX: Make a Lot of Millionaires.

Commandment X: Out with Bureaucracy!

Commandment XI: Have Fun.

Conclusion: The Paradoxes of the Marketplace.

Epilogue: What Really Matters.

Index.
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