This Indecision Is Final

This Indecision Is Final

32 Management Secrets of Albert Einstein, Billie Holiday, and A Bunch of Other People Who Never Worked 9 to 5

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
The former chairman and CEO of Burger King offers humorous insights on international trading, leadership, organizational development, information systems, and meetings

Blackwell North Amer
Pop quiz. The author of this business book: a. Shaped his views on diversity in the 20s with Billie Holiday; b. Talked leadership with Field Marshal Montgomery while planning D Day in the 40s; c. Revolutionized modern business training with Einstein in the 50s; d. Was CEO of one of the world's best-known restaurant brands in the 90s; or c. Enjoyed his mid-life crisis so much he's planning at least one sequel.
Although only two of the above are actually true in the literal sense of the word, all five pop up now and again in Barry Gibbons' new irrepressible challenge to the corporate status quo, along with a rogue cast of other famous and often infamous characters. Within these pages you will find 32 passionate - and irreverent - essays covering almost every aspect of business, from diversity to training to humor in the workplace.
The outspoken Englishman - a 25-year veteran of the battle trenches of big business - is credited with the revival of Burger King, and was proclaimed by Fortune magazine as one of their "Turnaround Champs" in 1991.
In 1993, Gibbons shocked everyone (particularly himself) by fleeing the world of big business, channeling his considerable energies instead into a patchwork quilt of speaking, consulting, personal business interests on both sides of the Atlantic - and writing a bizarre newspaper column that has achieved cult status.
The captivating end result is this book. Culled from his wealth of experience, This Indecision is Final (which he insists can be read and digested either while your plane is waiting for take off or during a working lunch) aims to simplify the complexities of the workplace. By fabricating a series of unlikely relationships with everyone from the British Prime Minister to the Dalai Lama, Gibbons delivers hard-hitting, yet provocative advice on everything from derivatives to dissent. More unwitting celebrities contribute on all the essential business topics - from leadership to technology, from job structure to brand management.

Publisher: Chicago : Irwin Professional Pub., [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780786308385
Branch Call Number: 658 Gi 1996
Characteristics: xvi, 166 pages ; 21 cm


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