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The nature of chaos in business : using complexity to foster successful alliances and acquisitions

Author: J Garrett Ralls; Kimberly A Webb
Publisher: Houston, Tex. : Cashman Dudley, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Nature of Chaos in Business shows how to create and maintain successful partnerships in spite of the complexity and supposed chaos that surround such ventures. The "war stories" throughout the book offer insights and wisdom from the real-life experiences of some of the world's largest corporations and most high-profile individuals. This book reveals insights of leading executives responsible for alliances and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Garrett Ralls; Kimberly A Webb
ISBN: 0884155048 9780884155041
OCLC Number: 40862171
Description: xvii, 197 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Chaos in Alliances and Acquisitions --
The Human Touch--Trust, Career, and Chaos --
An Essay on Partnering--The 21st Century Strategy --
Something Old, Something New --
The Challenge in Managing Complexity --
The Drama in Partnering --
The Marriage Metaphor --
How Can You Be Sure in a World That Is Constantly Changing? --
The Complexity View of Nature --
The Order in Chaos Is Complexity--The Order for the 21st Century Is Managing Complexity --
A Casual Conversation about Sharing Value --
Trust in Business Relations --
It Looked Easy to Assemble, Until I Got It Home --
Look Back on Your Life Experiences--Whom Have You Trusted? Why? What Did That Trust Mean to You? --
The Language of Trust --
What Does Caring Look Like? --
Take Me to Your Leader--But Only If the Leader Cares --
Crutch Leadership --
Trust as WD-40 --
The Invisible Man as a Partner --
The Trust Mystique --
Careers Can Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Partnerships --
Why Think about Careers in Partnerships? --
The Career Track for an Entrepreneur --
Shepard's View of the Flock --
Resonance, Autonomy, and Tone--The RAT Pack --
Complexity, Trust, and Career in a Nutshell --
Free Choice Motivates and Acceptance Makes Things Happen --
The Kaleidoscope of Life --
Complexity Can Be a Pane --
The Rise and Fall of Empiricism --
The Building Blocks for Trust --
Stacking Your Blocks to Spell "Trust," --
Transparency--The 21st Century Opening --
Learning--The Passport to the 21st Century --
Civility--The Grace in the 21st Century.
Responsibility: J. Garrett Ralls, Jr ; with Kimberly A. Webb.
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Market globalization is changing the way companies do business. Based on models of complexity formulated and studied at the esteemed Santa Fe Institute, this guide demonstrates how complexity in  Read more...

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