There are a lot of Harold Geneen stories, and he’s added to them in his latest incarnation as author and critic of American management. Managing, by Harold Geneen with Alvin Moscow. New York Double- day, , pp., $ In recent times, there has been a surge of interest in the role of. The former Chairman of the Board of ITT provides an informative and experienced look at the principles and practices of good business management.

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I took off a star because he paints a very lopsided picture of LBOs as an unadulterated good. Books by Harold Geneen. Jul 03, Alex Bain rated it really liked it.

Maybe when it’s done by people like him, yes, but often it’s done by hafold hacks and politicians’ cronies and nothing good comes manahing of it.

Michael Vetterli rated it it was amazing May 27, Dana added it May 02, Return to Book Page. I think the best strategy is to move away from the imperial executive and go to a more distributed system, where everyone is valuable and having fun and contributing.


Calvin Lawhorn marked it as to-read Mar 19, John rated it it was amazing Feb 16, ITT grew primarily through a series of approximately acquisitions and mergers in 80 countries. Open Preview See a Problem? Jul 05, Mark rated it it was amazing.

Brian Tate rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Jan 23, James rated it did not like it. William marked it as to-read Oct 30, Sanzhar Altayev marked it as to-read Dec 20, Asel Kurmanova marked it as to-read Jul 17, In his obituary, the New York Times stated that he remained active in business and on the boards of several harolx institutes until his death, and had boasted that “his post-retirement deal-making had earned him far more than he ever made at ITT.

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There have been several books written about Geneen’s time at ITT, and at least one about Geneen himself. Christina rated it it was amazing Jan 12, Reading it today, it feels dated and it probably mxnaging have the same impact on readers nowadays, but it is still one of the great insights in a world-renowned and immensely successful business leader.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. MameYakko marked it as to-read Jan 23, Part biographical, part management theory, Managing by Harold Geneen with Alvin Moscow is a study in management methods most commonly associated with the s.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Nicole marked it as to-read Feb 18, All the cases are real and taken from real life.

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To ask other readers questions about Managingplease sign up. Refresh and try again. I’ve re-read this book many times, and, each time, I learn a little more that I realize is true.

Works great until someone has an aneurysm or gets hit by a bus or goes to the competition, says I. ITT had over profit centres and employed half a million people in 4 continents. BJ rated it it was amazing Dec 23,