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The huge popularity of The Apprentice reflects the degree to which business has emerged as a primary force in popular culture. Not suprisingly, what it takes to succeed in the cutthroat corporate environment is not unlike show business--strong ego, ability to withstand rejection, creativity, and risktaking, to name a few of the requisite qualities. Moreover, business figures are increasingly spotlighted in the popular press, either lauded as exemplars of vision, drive, and service to the community or vilified as monsters of greed. For the millions of students pursuing degrees related to business, would-be entrepreneurs dreaming of launching their own enterprises, and frontline employees and managers on their way up the corporate ladder, learning by example is a powerful tool, and the leaders who exemplify business success serve as models. Icons of Business presents 24 entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and mavericks whose influence extends beyond business into society at large. From Martha Stewart to Ben and Jerry, Bill Gates to Anita Roddick, Icons of Business offers indepth profiles of the business leaders whose names and products have become household words. Each profile includes discussion of the subject's background, career, accomplishments, supporters and detractors, and lasting influence. Special features include timelines, sidebars, quotations by and about the subject, photos, company information, publication lists, and print and electronic references. Cross-referenced and indexed, Icons of Business is an essential introduction to the people who mean business.

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In this encyclopedia, 23 prominent figures in the contemporary business world are profiled, with discussions of their personalities, career path, leadership style, organizations, skills, and traits, as well as information on biography and their personal lives. How these leaders wield power in the political arena is also discussed, and sections on criticism of them and their future impact are included. Individuals were chosen if their companies were successful market leaders, and they represent a variety of industries. Examples are Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, Lee Iacocca, Phil Knight, Martha Stewart, Donald Trump, Sam Walton, and Ted Turner. Quotes, company information, and timelines are incorporated, and information for the entries was drawn from research texts, management books, biographies, autobiographies, interviews, and company websites. An index is included in the second volume only.
Annotation 2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

In this encyclopedia, 23 prominent figures in the contemporary business world are profiled, with discussions of their personalities, career path, leadership style, organizations, skills, and traits, as well as information on biography and their personal lives. How these leaders wield power in the political arena is also discussed, and sections on criticism of them and their future impact are included. Individuals were chosen if their companies were successful market leaders, and they represent a variety of industries. Examples are Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Alan Greenspan, Lee Iacocca, Phil Knight, Martha Stewart, Donald Trump, Sam Walton, and Ted Turner. Quotes, company information, and timelines are incorporated, and information for the entries was drawn from research texts, management books, biographies, autobiographies, interviews, and company websites. An index is included in the second volume only. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Special features include timelines, sidebars, quotations by and about the subject, photos, company information, publication lists, and print and electronic references. Cross-referenced and indexed, Icons of BusinesS≪/i> is an essential introduction to the people who mean business.

Synopsis:

The huge popularity of The Apprentice reflects the degree to which business has emerged as a primary force in popular culture. Not surpisingly, what it takes to succeed in the cutthroat corporate environment is not unlike show business—strong ego, ability to withstand rejection, creativity, and risktaking, to name a few of the requisite qualities. Icons of BusinesS≪/i> presents 24 entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and mavericks whose influence extends beyond business into society at large. From Martha Stewart to Ben and Jerry, Bill Gates to Anita Roddick, Icons of BusinesS≪/i> offers indepth profiles of the business leaders whose names and products have become household words. Each profile includes discussion of the subject's background, career, accomplishments, supporters and detractors, and lasting influence.

Synopsis:

Provides biographical, critical, and bibliographic information about the most influential and colorful business leaders of our generation.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Volume 1

Jeff Bezos

Richard Branson

Warren Buffett

Ben Cohen &Jerry Greenfield

Michael Dell

Carly Fiorina

Bill Gates

Alan Greenspan

Andrew Grove

Carlos Gutierrez

Lee Iacocca

Steve Jobs

Volume 2

Herb Kelleher

Phil Knight

Anita Roddick

Howard Schultz

George Soros

Martha Stewart

Donald Trump

Ted Turner

Sam Walton

Jack Welch

Oprah Winfrey

Mohammed Yunus

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313338625
Author:
Drexler, Kateri
Publisher:
Greenwood
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Corporations
Subject:
Businesspeople
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Corporations -- United States.
Subject:
Biography/Business
Series:
Greenwood Icons
Publication Date:
20061231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
10.26x7.10x1.71 in. 3.20 lbs.

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Product details 544 pages Greenwood Press - English 9780313338625 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Special features include timelines, sidebars, quotations by and about the subject, photos, company information, publication lists, and print and electronic references. Cross-referenced and indexed, Icons of BusinesS≪/i> is an essential introduction to the people who mean business.
"Synopsis" by , The huge popularity of The Apprentice reflects the degree to which business has emerged as a primary force in popular culture. Not surpisingly, what it takes to succeed in the cutthroat corporate environment is not unlike show business—strong ego, ability to withstand rejection, creativity, and risktaking, to name a few of the requisite qualities. Icons of BusinesS≪/i> presents 24 entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and mavericks whose influence extends beyond business into society at large. From Martha Stewart to Ben and Jerry, Bill Gates to Anita Roddick, Icons of BusinesS≪/i> offers indepth profiles of the business leaders whose names and products have become household words. Each profile includes discussion of the subject's background, career, accomplishments, supporters and detractors, and lasting influence.
"Synopsis" by , Provides biographical, critical, and bibliographic information about the most influential and colorful business leaders of our generation.
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