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The Economist Guide to Management Ideas and Gurus

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Developed from the Guide to Management Ideas this new book not only includes the most significant ideas that have influenced the management of business over the past century, but it also includes entries on the most influential business thinkers of the past and present. Entries on ideas include: Active Inertia; Disruptive Technology; Genchi Genbutsu (Japanese for "Go and S ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published July 31st 2008 by Economist Books
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Riku Sayuj

This book is designed to lead the interested reader on to further learning through the reading lists that are attached to many of the entries. The author says that the original aim was to compile the 100 greatest management ideas and the 100 greatest gurus of the 20th century, an average of one big thought and one big thinker per year. Would have been a great idea. Obviously, that didn’t happen.

Hindle makes an interesting demarkation to help classify the thinkers:

1. The idea that management is
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MU
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Concise and informative.
Kulturozpyt Prumerny
valuable. could be better
Nanda Kumar
Dec 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book provides a brief about the major Management Ideas and the influential Management gurus. The briefs are unbiased and provides basic details aspiring readers to read further about the ideas and gurus from the business literature and works.

This is the best line according to me by the author, where he writes a sentence about the influence of epidemiology in business "A lot of the language owes to its spread to the influence of the internet, where viruses are common and where dormant inform
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Johannes Kananen
Oct 20, 2014 rated it liked it
The book provides a comprehensive overwview of some business ideas and and management thinkers of the last two centuries. It's organized as short two-page snippets of the each idea or thinker and thus can only provide a very brief introduction to the subjects.

Probably a good book for someone with a non-business/economics background, but for the business majors it might just be too boring.
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