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6 edition of The Leadership Genius of Alfred P. Sloan found in the catalog.

The Leadership Genius of Alfred P. Sloan

Invaluable Lessons on Business, Management, and Leadership for Today"s Manager

by Allyn Freeman

  • 88 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading

Published by McGraw-Hill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Business & Management,
  • Success in business,
  • Industrial management,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Business/Economics,
  • United States,
  • Leadership,
  • Management - General,
  • Business & Economics / Management

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9255806M
    ISBN 100071457968
    ISBN 109780071457965

    His basic approach to management is still the one used today—he was a numbers guy who mastered the marketplace and never stopped worrying about getting the right people into the right positions. He demonstrates how these innovative principles are playing out in business today, taking you through their successful application at GM and distilling lessons that all managers can use as guideposts in their business. Farber: I'd like to think that Sloan would, at least, accept the book as generally accurate and that my general notion that American history needs to be told with business corporations somewhere near the center of the narrative would win his approval. Sloan was named a vice president of GM inand when Pierre S.

    Farber: Writing about Abbie Hoffman and then writing about Alfred Sloan is perfectly reasonable, to my mind. All rights reserved. Drucker said, "He asked for my opinions and carefully listened—and he never once took my advice. The foundation wanted to fund the production of a series of short films that would extol the virtues of capitalism and the American way of life. Alfred P.

    Allyn Freeman is a writer, consultant, and the author and coauthor of six successful business books. That was what made him so different from Henry Ford, who thought he could pick out the single best car for every American. Sloan as Chief Executive Officer, were years of enormous expansion for General Motors and of a steady increase in its share of the automobile market. Instant access to over 20, book summaries Email:. By then he had developed his system of disciplined, professional management that provided for decentralized operations with coordinated centralized policy control.


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The Leadership Genius of Alfred P. Sloan book

Question: These days of course books by CEOs are regularly bestsellers. During the period in which Sloan advocated carrying what would now be considered excess inventory, the industrial and transportation infrastructure would not support what is now known as just-in-time inventory.

Would he be welcomed at the head of GM now? It is, also, almost always fiercely self-interested. At age 24, he became the president of Hyatt, where he supervised all aspects of the company's business. Question: Your first book published by this Press, Chicago '68 is about a riot.

The Alfred P. Most of all, I hope his very low opinion of academics' work habits would be mitigated if he knew the thousands of hours I've spent gathering up the facts of his life. Two years later that company became part of the General Motors Corporation — itself established in as the General Motors Company — and Mr.

Sloan Foundation is a philanthropic non-profit organization established by Sloan in Farber: At a practical level, Sloan figured out how to do three things really well at GM.

Sloan as Chief Executive Officer, were years of enormous expansion for General Motors and of a steady increase in its share of the automobile market. Sloan Foundation, which he established in The cost of lost sales due to lack of inventory was likely greater than the cost of carrying excess inventory.

MIT honored their benefactor in by naming that program the Alfred P. I hate to say it but what's the upside for them?

My Years With General Motors

Drucker, Sloan and his fellow GM executives never agreed with Drucker on the lessons that Drucker drew from his study of GM management during the war.

The world's first university-based executive education program, the Sloan Fellowsstarted in at MIT under the sponsorship of Sloan. For all of the intellectual understanding, the reality remained slow inventory turnover and an accounting system that functionally treated inventory similarly to cash.

This is the authentic inside story of how modern management techniques enabled General Motors to excel in the manufacture of not only cars and trucks, but diesel electric locomotives, household appliances, aviation engines, earth-moving equipment, and a variety of other durable goods.

It still explains a lot about how to manage in a giant corporation. This is the authentic inside story of how modern management techniques enabled General Motors to excel in the manufacture of not only cars and trucks, but diesel electric locomotives, household appliances, aviation engines, earth-moving equipment, and a variety of other durable goods.

Hyatt bearings became a standard in the automobile industry, and the company grew rapidly under his leadership. Question: What would Sloan think of your biography?

He predicted that remaining at the top [of its industry and the economy] would prove a bigger challenge for GM than was getting there; and it turned out that he was right. Only a handful of business books have reached the status of a classic, having withstood the test of over fifty years' time.

Alfred P Sloan Biography

Question: Sloan's emphasis on marketing and sales—the creation of consumer demand for GM products—was nearly fatal for GM in the long run, wasn't it?

But I am most interested in how Sloan saw the role of the business corporation in American public life—how he fought during the New Deal and into the s to keep GM free from government regulation and to convince Americans that a relatively unfettered private sector, led by profit-minded corporate managers, was the key to American prosperity, national security, and a good society.About Us The Alfred P.

Sloan Foundation believes that a carefully reasoned and systematic understanding of the forces of nature and society, when applied inventively and wisely, can lead to a better world for all.

Jun 15,  · Cole and DeLorean were up against the fundamen-tal Alfred Sloan growth dictum of trading up to bigger cars. At General Motors, Ed Cole and John DeLorean, then head of the GM’s Chevrolet division, had argued for smaller cars in the late s.

Oct 26,  · Apple's Marketing Playbook Was Written in the s. brilliant but reckless leadership GM was again on the brink of financial disaster and his new board fired him.

“Classic Drucker: Essential Wisdom of Peter Drucker from the Pages of Harvard Business Review”, p, Harvard Business Press Copy quote Because its purpose is to create a customer, the business enterprise has two - and only these two — basic functions: marketing and innovation.

Delivering proven advice that contunues to shape the way business works, The Leadership Genius of Alfred P. Sloan is the ultimate rulebook for companies who want to achieve high levels of success. Allyn Freeman is a writer, consultant, and the author and coauthor of six successful business books.

Over the past 20 years, he has worked in. — Alfred P Sloan, Jr. Alfred P Sloan, Jr. began his career with General Motors little realizing that the automobile presented one of the greatest industrial opportunities of modern times. It was because of his genius and leadership that General Motors Corporation grew to .