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In Search of Excellence

Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies

By Tom Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr.
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In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies  by Tom Peters and Robert H. Waterman Jr.

In Search of Excellence is the groundbreaking, multi-million-selling business management classic by two McKinsey & Company consultants, last re-issued in 2004. The authors conducted a study of America’s top 15 companies to deduce the core principles that unite corporate giants from Caterpillar to IBM.

  • Anyone who’s interested in learning about different business management styles
  • Anyone who’s starting a new business and wants to run it effectively
  • Anyone who wants to turn things around at a struggling company
  • Anyone who’s interested in the history of management theory

The Economist called Tom Peters the “über-guru of business,” and Fortune claimed, “We live in a Tom Peters world.” He writes widely about business management and is a partner at McKinsey. Robert H. Waterman Jr. is an author and business management expert who spent 21 years at McKinsey.

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