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Up the Organization. How to Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits. Commemorative Edition. J–B Warren Bennis Series

  • ID: 2239238
  • Book
  • June 2007
  • Region: Global
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Townsend shouldn′t just be read, he should be memorized."
Tom Peters

"Bob Townsend′s words still ring true, truer than they seemed almost 40 years ago."
Warren Bennis

"With this book, Robert Townsend punctured the secret, bureaucratic world of corporate complacency. It was ubiquitous then and still surprisingly prevalent now and this book, based on his countercultural stint as Avis CEO, is still one of the best weapons against it."
Art Kleiner, editor–in–chief, strategy+business

"Robert Townsend′s book continues to light up the business world with straightforward and practical management advice that is as pertinent today as when originally published. A must–read for all managers!"
Ray Davis, president and CEO, Umpqua Holdings Corporation

"Townsend proves that the best business wisdom is timeless. In an era filled with business buzzwords and ethical misdirections, Townsend′s bluntness makes for refreshing and hilarious reading for the next crop of CEOs."
Ben Casnocha, chairman, Comcate, Inc.; author, My Start–Up Life

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Contents, Commemorative Edition v

Foreword vi
Warren Bennis

Publisher′s Note xi

Robert Townsend′s Cure for Management Heartburn xiii
Jim O′Toole

How Robert Townsend Talked Me out of Getting an MBA xvii
Bob Davids

Up the Publisher: On Editing Robert Townsend xxii
Robert Gottlieb

Contents,Original Edition xxxi

Up the Organization, Original Edition 1

Appendix A:Townsend′s Third Degree in Leadership 161

Appendix B: No Reserved Parking:The Guerrilla Life of Robert Townsend 170
Robert Townsend Jr.

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Robert C. Townsend
Warren Bennis
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