Jeffrey Pfeffer





Jeffrey Pfeffer

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Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of thirteen books including The Human Equation: Building Profits by Putting People First; Managing with Power; The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge Into Action; Hidden Value: How Great Companies Achieve Extraordinary Results with Ordinary People; Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-Based Management; and What Were They Thinking? Unconventional Wisdom About Management, as well as more than 150 articles and book chapters. Pfeffer’s latest book, entitled Power: Why Some People Have It—And O ...more


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When I first met Andrew Berlin at a Stanford executive program in the early 1990s,Berlin Packagingwas a small enterprise doing maybe $40 million in sales in what was then, and still is, a very tough, almost commodity-like industry. Today, the packaging company brings in close to $1 billion in annual revenues, Andrew Berlin has an ownership interest in the Chicago Cubs and a World Series ring fr...

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Power: Why Some People Have...
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Managing With Power: Politi...
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What Were They Thinking?: U...
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The Human Equation: Buildin...
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Competitive Advantage Throu...
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Power in Organizations
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“Your most important task as a leader is to teach people how to think and ask the right questions so that the world doesn't go to hell if you take a day off.”
Jeffrey Pfeffer

“Being memorable equals getting picked.”
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Power: Why Some People Have it and Others Don't

“Michael Schrage is right: “A collaboration of incompetents, no matter how diligent or well-meaning, cannot be successful.”
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths, and Total Nonsense: Profiting from Evidence-based Management



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