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Performance Without Compromise: How Emerson Consistently Achieves Winning Results

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In today's volatile marketplace, it's rare for firms to last—much less consistently increase earnings—for more than four decades. That's what makes the story of 115-year-old global manufacturing and technology leader Emerson so remarkable, and so valuable, for today's managers. How does Emerson do it? And what can other companies learn from its success? Celebrated business ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Harvard Business Review Press (first published August 25th 2005)
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K.D. Absolutely
Aug 29, 2011 K.D. Absolutely rated it really liked it
Recommended to K.D. by: boss of my boss
Shelves: business, non-fiction
This is a required book to read for all the managers up in the company I am currently working for: Emerson.

There is a danger of being dismissed if I say anything bad about the book or if I rate this lower than 5 stars so please bear with me. No, I am just kidding.

But the boss of my boss has been reminding us to read this book every meeting and I said to myself: if I could read 23 books a month or 250 books a year, why not squeeze this business book in?

I am glad, I did just that. This book, Perfo
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Kim
Nov 18, 2010 Kim rated it it was ok
It's an interesting book, but once it just became, "so, we realized that we needed to improve this, so we just bought this company..." it became less useful to me. Some good points about planning, but not every organization can just buy the companies that will help them improve.
Deanna
Jan 22, 2009 Deanna rated it did not like it
How Chuck Knight, CEO of Emerson consistently achieves results.

This reads more like a textbook, and misses catching the charisma and inspiration of the man who ran the company.
Dan
Mar 02, 2010 Dan rated it did not like it
Just happy I never got my MBA. I am not into ameliorating the CAGR (Cumulative Annual Growth Rate.) over the ROTC (Return over Total Capital). I'd just rather write code.
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Karla
Oct 01, 2011 Karla rated it it was ok
Assigned reading for leadership training. Good insight into the rigorous Emerson planning process.
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