Management from the Masters: From Confucius to Warren Buffett Twenty Timeless Principles for Business

Management from the Masters: From Confucius to Warren Buffett Twenty Timeless Principles for Business

by Morgen Witzel


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The belief that everything is changing led to the disasters of the dotcom era. This book reminds us that some fundamental rules do still apply by taking readers through 20 imperatives derived from the wisdom of great leaders and management theorists including Peter Drucker, Henry Fayol, Andrew Grove and bankers and financiers such as Thomas Gresham and Warren Buffet.

This entertaining run down of the fundamental laws, rules and principles business professionals should break at their peril is complemented by case studies that document the consequences of ignoring these key laws. Management from the Masters is a book to be read and re-read to reinforce the fundamental rules of business for all successful managers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472904751
Publisher: A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
Publication date: 03/13/2014
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Morgen Witzel is a Fellow of the Centre for Leadership Studies at the University of Exeter Business School. He is author of more than twenty books including the bestsellers Tata: The Evolution of a Corporate Brand and Doing Business in China, now in its third edition. His books have been translated into 11 languages. His articles have appeared in the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Toronto Globe and Mail, The Smart Manager, Financial World, and many others.

Table of Contents

About the Author


Part 1 The Laws of the Universe

1 The Law of Entropy (Time's Arrow)

2 Darwin's Rule

3 The Rule of Yin and Yang

4 The Law of Unintended Consequences

Part 2 The Laws of Human Behaviour

5 The Hierarchy of Needs

6 Confucius's Golden Rule

7 Kautilya's Rule

8 Buffett's Rule

9 Grove's Rule

Part 3 The Laws of Organisation

10 Moore's Law

11 The Pareto Principle

12 Rule of the Span of Control

13 Parkinson's Law

14 The Iron Law of Oligarchy

15 The Peter Principle

16 Gresham's Law

17 Martin's Rules

18 Fayol's Fourteen Points

19 Deming's Fourteen Points

20 Drucker's Rule


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