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Liberation management : necessary disorganization for the nanosecond nineties

Author: Thomas J Peters
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, [1992] ©1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Shows a way out of the economic doldrums of the early 1990s to a healthy economy that will be successful in the twenty-first century.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Peters, Thomas J.
Liberation management.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 1992
(OCoLC)654614050
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Peters
ISBN: 0394559991 9780394559995 0449909107 9780449909102
OCLC Number: 25875830
Description: xxxiv, 834 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. Necessary disorganization : the new exemplars. Toward fashion, fickle, ephemeral --
EDS, the world's largest project organization in the world's zaniest industry : 72,000 smart people in bands of 10 equals $7.1 billion in revenue --
Cable News Network : information as fashion, corporation as carnival --
ABB Asea Brown Boveri : giant industrial company, small businesses, lean staff, big leverage through knowledge dissemination --
Part 2. Learning to hustle. Titeflex unplug the computer, unleash the Teamsters, and "Just do it" --
Ingersoll-Rand : barbecues, drag tests, medieval warriors; and slowing down to speed things up --
The Union Pacific Railroad : decimate the middle ranks, liberate the conductors, and launch a counterattack against the truckers --
Part 3. Information technology : more, and less, than promised. Computer nerds, as far as the eye can see --
Information technology and organizing --
Part 4. Beyond hierarchy. Unglued organizations --
Projects and professional service firms 1. : Cases in pursuit of a common denominator --
Projects and professional service firms 2. : The fleeting "organization" --
Projects and professional service firms 3. : Transformation --
Projects and professional service firms 4. : On the way to projects for all --
Basic organizational building blocks 1. : Every person is a businessperson --
Basic organizational building blocks 2. : Self-contained work teams --
The missing "X-factor" : trust --
Basic organizational building blocks 3. : Market-scale units (Buckyborgs) --
More market scale : independent, global, mighty, and SMALL --
Networks 1. : Farewell vertical integration, welcome networks --
Networks 2. : The world of the supersubs --
Networks and markets 1. : A first look at "marketizing" the firm --
Networks and markets 2. : The pursuit of power --
Networks 3. : Life in networked organizations --
The quest for metaphors IV : The imagery of dynamics and connectedness --
Knowledge management structures 1. : Taking knowledge management seriously --
Knowledge management structures 2. : Getting physical --
Knowledge management structures 3. : Knowledge bases, expert systems, computer-augmented collaboration, and the potential of information technology --
Knowledge management structures 4. : Developing and tapping expert power in the hierarchy-less organization --
The trauma of buying into "horizontal," "whole," and "learning to learn" --
Trust, respect, and the mindful organization --
Beyond hierarchy --
Part 5. Markets and innovation : the case for disorganization. The exaltation of mess, or learning to love chance --
Violent market-injection strategies --
The market's will be done : the mighty German mittelstand --
"Marketizing's " imperatives 1. : Rethinking scale --
"Marketizing's " imperatives 2. : Try it! Break it! Touch it! --
"Marketizing's " imperatives 3. : Renegades and traitors, passion, arrogance --
"Marketizing's " imperatives 4. : Loosening up --
Own up to the great paradox : success is the product of deep grooves / deep grooves destroy adaptivity --
Part 6. Fashion! The transformation of positively everything --
Fashion, diversity, the globe --
Glow! Tingle! Wow! (Yuck!) --
Follow the yellow brick road (to better instruction manuals) --
Building "wow factories" --
A special case of wow : an encompassing view of design --
"Customerizing" : produced by, directed by ... and starring --
our customers --
Afterword : Liberation management.
Other Titles: Necessary disorganization for the nanosecond nineties
Responsibility: Tom Peters.
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Shows a way out of the economic doldrums of the early 1990s to a healthy economy that will be successful in the twenty-first century.

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