Summary of The New Pioneers

The Men and Women Who Are Transforming The Workplace and Marketplace

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The New Pioneers book summary
Trying to understand how business — and business leadership — has changed in the last generation? Think Phil Jackson vs. Vince Lombardi.


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This book rolls out the red carpet for a new kind of economy in America - one based on cooperation rather than competition; one where employees will be encouraged to follow their own creative instincts, and one where the strongest companies will be those that can adapt to rapid-fire changes and demands. As more and more business leaders embrace the possibilities of cooperation, intimate relationships in the work environment and flexibility, the old rules of business still being taught in many MBA programs are becoming irrelevant. The New Pioneers delves into the new rules with a force of style and depth of knowledge that suggest that it will be recognized by future historians and economists as one of the books that mattered. getAbstract recommends this book to executives and entrepreneurs who play a role in guiding the direction of a company, or to students who aspire to such a role.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How business leadership has changed over the last generation;
  • Why you should embrace cooperation; and
  • Why group dynamics can produce the best ideas.


Pioneers of the New Frontier
Most of what you know about business in America will be seriously challenged in the next few decades. Questions concerning the very fabric of business know-how are slowly but surely springing up in every nook and cranny of America. Thousand-dollar products ...
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About the Author

Thomas Petzinger, Jr. has worked at The Wall Street Journal for 20 years. For the past four years, he has contributed a weekly column called "The Front Lines." He has won the Gerald Loeb prize, the highest award in finance and business journalism, and has written several highly acclaimed books.

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