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The Puritan gift : triumph, collapse and revival of an American dream

Author: Kenneth Hopper; William Hopper
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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Financial Times Top Ten Business Book of 2007! The Puritan Gift traces the origins and the characteristics of American managerial culture which, in the course of three centuries, would turn a group of small colonies into the greatest economic and political power on earth. It was the Protestant ethic whose characteristics--thrift, a respect for enquiry, individualism tempered by a need to cooperate, success as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Hopper, Kenneth.
Puritan gift.
London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the USA by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)56640370
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Hopper; William Hopper
ISBN: 9781435615991 1435615999 1850434190 9781850434191
OCLC Number: 184742265
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 334 p.) : ill.
Responsibility: Kenneth Hopper and William Hopper.

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Financial Times Top Ten Business Book of 2007! The Puritan Gift traces the origins and the characteristics of American managerial culture which, in the course of three centuries, would turn a group of small colonies into the greatest economic and political power on earth. It was the Protestant ethic whose characteristics--thrift, a respect for enquiry, individualism tempered by a need to cooperate, success as a measure of divine approval--helped to create the conditions which led to America's managerial and corporate success. Thus, the authors contend,the drive, energy and acceptance of innovation, competition, growth and social mobility, all have their origins in the discipline and ethos of America's first wave of European immigrants: the Puritans. And, the authors warn, as Americans distance themselves from core values which produced their nineteenth and twentieth century business and economic successes, they endanger the basis for their prosperity and security.

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