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The New Pioneers: The Men and Women Who Are Transforming the Workplace and the Marketplace

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The New Pioneers introduces the entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing the way America does business — from bankers to bakers, weavers to Web designers, manufacturers to medical researchers. In dozens of entertaining case histories and personal profiles, Thomas Petzinger shows that old-fashioned corporations are losing out to innovators engaged in creating collaborative workplaces, a value-added marketplace, and an economy overflowing with opportunity. Through compelling storytelling and incisive analysis, he illuminates how and why:


  • Technology is replacing economies of scale with economies of scope and locality
  • Today's entrepreneurs are redefining the meaning of "niche"
  • Radical compensation and motivation strategies are establishing a new kind of workforce
  • The family firm can serve as a model for all business
  • The new business ethos signals a return to fundamental values

Synopsis:

One of the nation's most respected business columnists takes an eye-opening journey through a business world in which small and medium-sized companies are setting the pace for the new economy and leaving "corporate dinosaurs" in the dust.

Synopsis:

The New Pioneers introduces the entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing the way America does business — from bankers to bakers, weavers to Web designers, manufacturers to medical researchers. In dozens of entertaining case histories and personal profiles, Thomas Petzinger shows that old-fashioned corporations are losing out to innovators engaged in creating collaborative workplaces, a value-added marketplace, and an economy overflowing with opportunity. Through compelling storytelling and incisive analysis, he illuminates how and why:

  • Technology is replacing economies of scale with economies of scope and locality

  • Today's entrepreneurs are redefining the meaning of "niche"

  • Radical compensation and motivation strategies are establishing a new kind of workforce

  • The family firm can serve as a model for all business

  • The new business ethos signals a return to fundamental values

About the Author

Thomas Petzinger, Jr., spent twenty years at The Wall Street Journal, working as a beat reporter, investigative reporter, bureau chief, Washington economics editor, and author of the weekly column "The Front Lines." The author of Hard Landing and Oil & Honor, he lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction: The Age of Adaptation

1. Being in Business

Trade and technology are fundamentally human.

2. Everyone a Middleman

Why the new rules favor the small and connected.

3. "Have It Your Way"

The customer is the common denominator.

4. What Am I Bid?

A revolutionary economy demands radical pricing.

5. From Planning to Playing

How agility and identity nurture innovation and trust.

6. Nobody's as Smart as Everybody

Knowledge and self-organization flourish at the edge of chaos.

7. All Together Now

How common purpose comes to life.

8. Money and Motivation

Where people yearn to perform.

9. At Home in the Economy

The reunion of family and work.

10. "All My Sons"

Will business save society?

Notes

Annotated Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684863108
Author:
Petzinger, Thomas, Jr.
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Petzinger, Thomas, Jr.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Industrial Management
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Psychology, Industrial
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Business/Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
December 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 13.65 oz

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"Synopsis" by , One of the nation's most respected business columnists takes an eye-opening journey through a business world in which small and medium-sized companies are setting the pace for the new economy and leaving "corporate dinosaurs" in the dust.
"Synopsis" by , The New Pioneers introduces the entrepreneurs who are revolutionizing the way America does business — from bankers to bakers, weavers to Web designers, manufacturers to medical researchers. In dozens of entertaining case histories and personal profiles, Thomas Petzinger shows that old-fashioned corporations are losing out to innovators engaged in creating collaborative workplaces, a value-added marketplace, and an economy overflowing with opportunity. Through compelling storytelling and incisive analysis, he illuminates how and why:

  • Technology is replacing economies of scale with economies of scope and locality

  • Today's entrepreneurs are redefining the meaning of "niche"

  • Radical compensation and motivation strategies are establishing a new kind of workforce

  • The family firm can serve as a model for all business

  • The new business ethos signals a return to fundamental values

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