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The New York Yankees are the most successful team in sports history - and a hugely profitable enterprise. With 26 World Series championships, 39 World Series appearances and universal recognition, the Yankees are a model of excellence and consistency that every other major league baseball team tries to emulate. In this in-depth, business-oriented look at baseball’s most storied franchise, author Lance A. Berger, writing with Dorothy R. Berger, explains how the Yankees have dominated baseball. More importantly, the Bergers suggest that any business interested in achieving greatness should study the Yankees’ proven management techniques - these include having a bigger payroll than other teams, but go well beyond just that. Baseball fans - Yankees fanatics, in particular - will appreciate this analysis. believes this book is a solid play for business owners and executives looking to hit one out of the park.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the New York Yankees created an 80-year winning dynasty; and
  • How to apply their successful management principles in your company.

About the Authors

Lance A. Berger is a management consultant for Fortune 500 companies and has served as a consultant to Major League Baseball. He is an experienced author and public speaker. Change management consultant Dorothy R. Berger manages the couple’s consultancy and is production editor of The Change Magazine. The Bergers co-authored Deengineering the Corporation with Martin J. Sikora.



"Leadership Establishes the Foundation"
The most influential owners in Yankees’ history - Jacob Ruppert, Del Webb, Dan Topping and George Steinbrenner - were successful businessmen before they entered the sports arena. They understood that the qualities most pertinent to success...

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