Summary of In Search of Excellence
Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies
This business classic gives you models for eight paths to excellence, all based on simplicity and common sense. Now, walk the walk.
This book presents the results of a research project that authors Tom Peters and Robert Waterman conducted from 1979 to 1980. They investigated the qualities common to the best-run companies in America. After selecting a sample of 43 companies from six major industries, they examined the firms’ practices closely. Although they did this study more than 20 years ago, their results provide a model of eight core principles for excellence that are still true for companies today. These eight principles may seem like common sense, but this research was the first to identify these qualities systematically. This excellent book is a management classic. Many stories illustrate its key points. getAbstract recommends this pivotal book to everyone in business.
Unfortunately, our contract with the publisher of this book does not allow us to distribute the summary in your country. This is a rare occurrence. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please click below for another edition of the book or feel free to download any other title.Click here for another edition of this book.
About the Authors
Thomas J. Peters is an author, speaker, and professional agitator. His books include The Little BIG Things, Re-Imagine!, Thriving on Chaos, Liberation Management, and The Circle of Innovation Robert H. Waterman is a director of a major consulting company and author of several books, including What America Does Right and The Renewal Factor.
Comment on this summary
Contained in Knowledge Pack:
Knowledge PackStrategy ClassicsGet to know the seminal books every educated executive can cite in a crunch.
Customers who read this summary also read
Linden Brown and Christopher Brown
Shaun Smith and Andy Milligan
Kogan Page, 2015
Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull
John C. Camillus
University of Toronto Press, 2016