Summary of The Beauty of the Beast

Breathing New Life into Organizations

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The Beauty of the Beast book summary
Beautiful organizations? It must be a fairy tale...


5 Overall

2 Applicability

7 Innovation

8 Style


Geoff Bellman’s take on the Beauty and the Beast story is intended to help you breathe new life into stagnant, unworkable bureaucracies. While nicely written, this book fails to provide much in the way of hands-on technique that can be applied to real-life business. Nevertheless, getAbstract recommends this book to anyone looking for an uncommonly inspirational viewpoint of modern-day organizations.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to invigorate corporate organizations
  • Why you must be able to identify your company’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Why change is a good thing and should be embraced.


Facing the Beast
Recognize this line? "We have created a monster!" It’s not just something out of a science fiction or horror story. It applies to today’s corporate life. The monster? The corporate organization. People have a love-hate relationship with corporations, and there’s certainly...
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About the Author

Geoff Bellman is the award-winning author of Getting Things Done When You Are Not in Charge, The Consultant’s Calling, and Your Signature Path. He has worked in the corporate world for 35 years as a manager, analyst, and consultant. His clients have included GTE, Intuit, Shell, Boeing, TRW, PacifiCorp, Booz-Allen Hamilton, and Simpson Investment.

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