RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 39074191 LA English T1 Ackoff's best : his classic writings on management A1 Ackoff, Russell Lincoln,, PB Wiley PP New York YR 1999 SN 0471316342 9780471316343 AB Russell Ackoff is an observer of homo commercium. Now, Ackoff's Best offers you an opportunity to become acquainted with this irreverent genius who, over the past forty years, has done so much to shape our understanding of the modern business organization. Ackoff's exploration of systems theory and its effect on business provides the backbone of this collection. Also included are his most lasting and thought-provoking writings on an array of topics in business, society and human behavior that well reflect the sweeping scope of Ackoff's intellect and expertise. From managing teams, maximizing the effectiveness of information systems, and problem solving, to creativity, crime, and the role of the corporation in a democratic society, these writings are a cornucopia of insights, observations, and powerful lessons that will help you maximize your personal development and the effectiveness of your organization.