A Comprehensive List of Books Authored by Management Guru Peter F. Drucker

Famed management guru Peter Ferdinand Drucker spent his life contemplating and writing about how business interests, politics, and human nature interact at companies, non-profits, and governments all over the world. His consultations had an almost legendary reputation in business circles. Peter Drucker wrote influential works about management since the 1940s. He has written about 30 […]

The Rules of Bill Hewlett and David Packard’s Garage

When Bill Hewlett and David Packard started HP in a Palo Alto garage, they prepared a set of eleven rules that represented their core beliefs. To keep these core beliefs front and center of their new-found venture and remind them of the founding principles as they tinkered and toiled with various inventions, they posted a […]

Creating a Winning Corporate Strategy: Jack Welch’s 5 Key Strategy Questions

During his adored tenure as Chairman and CEO of General Electric, Jack Welch created a strategy development framework that was implemented across the vast organization. managers across General Electric used the winning corporate strategy model to gauge their businesses and make decisions about where to go next. Jack Welch advocated that strategy is not something […]

Strategic Success in Joint Venture Management

A joint venture represents the prospect of two businesses that believe that they can collaborate to accomplish marketplace goals that neither could achieve single-handedly. Joint venture partnerships are essential to how multinational companies can best achieve their global business objectives and improve top-line and bottom-line growths. Alliances and joint ventures provide many benefits, including filling […]

Management Guru Tom Peters on Benchmarking

To grow, companies need to escape of the vicious cycle of competitive benchmarking, replication, imitation that’s so much in vogue today. A company cannot simply be remarkable by following some other remarkable business. Here is a classic video of Management Guru Tom Peters discussing the pointless exercise of benchmarking: I hate Benchmarking! Benchmarking is Stupid! […]

The HP Way: Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard’s legendary management style

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, two graduates of electrical engineering from Stanford University, started Hewlett-Packard (HP) in Packard’s Palo Alto garage with an initial capital investment of US$538. Initially, the company was unfocused and worked on a wide range of electronic products for industry and agriculture. HP incorporated on August 18, 1947, and went public […]

Motivation: Praise is better than Criticism

In the day-to-day rush to get things done, recognizing employees takes a backseat to everything else managers have on their plates. However, praise is important. A study by Wichita State University found that praise and commendation by a boss is a very strong motivator. The survey also found that nearly three fifths of employees do […]

Book Synopsis: ‘Shift:’ Carlos Ghosn takes you Inside Nissan’s Historic Revival

In the year 1999, Japanese automaker Nissan was in a downward spiral. The company had accrued massive debts, severe losses, and a badly damaged brand. Nissan had exhausted its strategic options and its managerial resources. It dreadfully needed a global partner and a new chief executive officer. Renault, the French multinational vehicle manufacturer, answered this […]