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Sloan rules : Alfred P. Sloan and the triumph of General Motors

Author: David R Farber
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alfred P. Sloan Jr. became the president of General Motors in 1923 and stepped down as its CEO in 1946. During this time, he led GM past the Ford Motor Company and on to international business triumph by virtue of his brilliant managerial practices and his insights into the new consumer economy he and GM helped to produce. Bill Gates has said that Sloan's 1964 management tome, My Years with General Motors, "is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Sloan, Alfred Pritchard
Biography
History
Named Person: Alfred P Sloan; Alfred P Sloan; Alfred P Sloan; Alfred Pritchard Sloan
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David R Farber
ISBN: 0226238040 9780226238043 9780226238050 0226238059
OCLC Number: 49558636
Description: xii, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Sloan's work --
Sloan the executive --
Sloan navigates a new course --
Sloan in control --
Sloan enters society --
Mr. Sloan goes to Washington --
Sloan and the New Deal --
Sloan at war --
Sloan rules.
Responsibility: David Farber.
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"Alfred P. Sloan Jr. became the president of General Motors in 1923 and stepped down as its CEO in 1946. During this time, he led GM past the Ford Motor Company and on to international business triumph by virtue of his brilliant managerial practices and his insights into the new consumer economy he and GM helped to produce. Bill Gates has said that Sloan's 1964 management tome, My Years with General Motors, "is probably the best book to read if you want to read only one book about business." And if you want to read only one book about Sloan, that book should be historian David Farber's Sloan Rules." "Here, for the first time, is a study of both the difficult man and the pathbreaking executive. Sloan Rules reveals the GM genius as not only a driven manager of men, machines, money, and markets but also a passionate and not always wise participant in the great events of his day. Sloan, for example, reviled Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal; he firmly believed that politicians, government bureaucrats, and union leaders knew next to nothing about the workings of the new consumer economy, and he did his best to stop them from intervening in the private enterprise system. He was instrumental in transforming GM from the country's largest producer of cars into the mainstay of America's "Arsenal of Democracy" during World War II; after the war, he bet GM's future on renewed American prosperity and helped lead the country into a period of economic abundance. Through his business genius, his sometimes myopic social vision, and his vast fortune, Sloan was an architect of the corporate-dominated global society we live in today."--Jacket.

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