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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.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: John Case
Publisher: Harpercollins
Release: 1995
File: 199 Pages
ISBN-13: MINN:31951D01162492J

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"Read even the first chapter of this extraordinary book and you'll find yourself cheering, screaming, jumping up and down with excitement. The companies described in this book are decades ahead of the reengineers -- and you don't need to be a Bill Gates or a Jack Welch to put their ideas into practice today." -- George Gendron, editor in chief, Inc. "Companies that practice open-book management seem to have captured some sort of lightning in a bottle." -- Chris Lee, Training "This book should be required reading in corporate America." -- Chicago Tribune "If you want to give your preconceived notions a good kick in the you-know-where, give Case the opportunity to articulate the merits of open-book management." -- Entrepreneur Open-book management is not so much a technique as a way of thinking, a process that actively involves employees in the financial life of the company. Numerous companies have already found that employees who are informed and aware of the company's financial situation are motivated to seek solutions to problems and assume a greater degree of responsibility for its performance. John Case begins by examining the current competitive climate and the history of established management techniques. He shows how the traditional treatment of workers as "hired hands" with little involvement or responsibility beyond their own area is no longer effective in today's ever more competitive global environment. Case clearly and carefully explains the principles of open-book management: timely sharing of crucial financial information with employees; educating the employees to understand and apply the information; empowering employees to apply the information to their own work; and offering employees a stake in the successful implementation of their ideas. Open-book management will take different forms at every company, Case notes, but he offers a wide range of suggestions and guidelines for implementing these principles. He concludes with a series of in-depth case studies, featuring companies of various sizes and financial situations that have successfully implemented open-book management. Open-Book Management is the indispensable guide to teaching employees how to think and act like owners.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: John Case
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release: 1996-04-12
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780887308024

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In this expanded 20th Anniversary Edition of the book that started a business revolution, a successful businessman shares his philosophy of management that puts the concerns of the employees first and creates a company that will provide people with lifelong livelihood. Original. 50,000 first printing.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Jack Stack
Publisher: Broadway Business
Release: 2013
File: 375 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385348331

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In the world of Fringe (or Off-Off Broadway) theatre, a strong debate has been raging for years - when you're producing a low/no-budget production, how on earth can you make it happen and still treat everyone involved in an open, honest and ethical manner? Where do you stand with profit-share productions when you can't afford to pay Union minimums? Open Book Theatre Management, along with its free online resources of instructional budget spreadsheets, is the first book ever to show you exactly how to mount a theatre production without losing either your integrity or your shirt. It is aimed at actors, directors and producers in the early stages of their careers; drama schools; and further and higher education establishments. The methodologies outlined in the book are transferable across all countries in which arts funding is difficult to secure. The time for going to the Establishment with the begging bowl is over. There need be no more excuses. The author will even show you how to start your own theatre company for only a tenner…

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Rafe Beckley
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release: 2014-09-26
File: 183 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781782795520

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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.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Jack Stack
Publisher: Broadway Business
Release: 2003
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385505093

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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.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: John Case
Publisher: Perseus Books
Release: 1998
File: 237 Pages
ISBN-13: 0201933497

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Lean Thinking was launched in the fall of 1996, just in time for the recession of 1997. It told the story of how American, European, and Japanese firms applied a simple set of principles called 'lean thinking' to survive the recession of 1991 and grow steadily in sales and profits through 1996. Even though the recession of 1997 never happened, companies were starving for information on how to make themselves leaner and more efficient. Now we are dealing with the recession of 2001 and the financial meltdown of 2002. So what happened to the exemplar firms profiled in Lean Thinking? In the new fully revised edition of this bestselling book those pioneering lean thinkers are brought up to date. Authors James Womack and Daniel Jones offer new guidelines for lean thinking firms and bring their groundbreaking practices to a brand new generation of companies that are looking to stay one step ahead of the competition.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: James P. Womack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2013-09-26
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781471111006

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Principles of Management is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the introductory course on management. This is a traditional approach to management using the leading, planning, organizing, and controlling approach. Management is a broad business discipline, and the Principles of Management course covers many management areas such as human resource management and strategic management, as well behavioral areas such as motivation. No one individual can be an expert in all areas of management, so an additional benefit of this text is that specialists in a variety of areas have authored individual chapters.

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Genre: Business
Author: David S. Bright
Publisher:
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File: 664 Pages
ISBN-13: 0998625779

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SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT provides a balanced introduction to both entrepreneurship and small business management, with a focus on achieving and maintaining a sustainable competitive advantage as a small organization. Current issues, including global opportunities, service, quality and technology, are highlighted throughout the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Timothy S. Hatten
Publisher: Nelson Education
Release: 2015-01-01
File: 528 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781305445680

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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.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Jack Stack
Publisher: Broadway Business
Release: 1994
File: 252 Pages
ISBN-13: 038547525X

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