Synopses & Reviews
The "Greatest Business Book of All Time" (Bloomsbury UK), In Search of Excellence
has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school, and bedside table.
Based on a study of forty-three of America's best-run companies from a diverse array of business sectors, In Search of Excellence describes eight basic principles of management -- action-stimulating, people-oriented, profit-maximizing practices -- that made these organizations successful.
Joining the HarperBusiness Essentials series, this phenomenal bestseller features a new Authors' Note, and reintroduces these vital principles in an accessible and practical way for today's management reader.
“One of those rare books on management that are both consistently thought-provoking and fun to read.” Wall Street Journal
To discover the secrets of the art of management, Peters and Waterman studied more than 43 successful American companies. The companies specialized in a number of areas: consumer goods, high technology, and services. What he discovered was that regardless of how different each company was, they shared eight basic principles of management that anyone can use on their way to success. Here they are, amply illustrated with anecdotes and examples from the experiences of the best-run companies in the world.
About the Author
Thomas J. Peters, "uber-guru of business" (Fortune
and The Economist
), is the author of many international bestsellers, including A Passion for Excellence
and Thriving on Chaos
. Peters, "the father of the post-modern corporation" (Los Angeles Times
), is the chairman of Tom Peters Company and lives in Vermont.
Robert H. Waterman, Jr. is the bestselling author of The Renewal Factor, Adhocracy, and What America Does Right, and the director of The Waterman Group, Inc.