Seduced by Success: How the Best Companies Survive the 9 Traps of Winning
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Seduced by Success: How the Best Companies Survive the 9 Traps of Winning

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Don't let success put your company on the road to ruin

In "Seduced by Success," Robert J. Herbold, the former Chief Operating Officer of Microsoft, shows you how to avoid the nine traps of success-the "legacy practices" that almost felled such giants as General Motors, Kodak and Sony. Herbold, a 26-year-veteran of Procter & Gamble who lived through each trap, gives you...more
Hardcover, 326 pages
Published March 7th 2007 by McGraw-Hill Companies
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Robert
One of the most interesting paradigm shifts in recent years involves a paradox: at a time when change is the only constant, precisely the same elements which result in a given company's success can often be the causes of its subsequent decline. That seems to be the core concept in this book in which Robert J. Herbold explains "how the best companies survive the 9 traps of winning." Conversely, many other of the best companies (however "best" may be defined) do not. The traps that Herbold identif...more
Abdillah Zamzuri
If you want to avoid Legacy Driven Leadership failures, this book is a must
Kate
You can tell it's a slow day at the library when I am reduced to reading management literature. That being said, this was well-written and I found myself wishing there were a similar volume about non-profit enterprises, like (say) large federal bureaucracies. It didn't make me wince. That is all I ask of management literature.
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