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  • Comprehensive
  • Innovative
  • Visionary


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.

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.



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 are given away for no money whatsoever; employees are making decisions that used to be reserved for managers; companies are springing up with little or no financial backing; big companies are operating without budgets or plans: What the heck is going on?

Hundreds, maybe thousands, of people have their ears tuned to a new business frequency. These new pioneers are no longer content with the conformity of past institutions. They want ideas, ideas, and more ideas. They champion individual styles and personalities. Technology is their friend and comrade - and they want to make it everybody’s companion.

But these pioneers aren’t just pushing their own reckless or disgruntled agendas. They sense a new frontier on the horizon. This frontier will be marked by flexibility and adaptation. You can just imagine how a rigidly structured corporation will hold up in such an environment. Shared...

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