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The enlightened capitalists : cautionary tales of business pioneers who tried to do well by doing good

Author: James O'Toole
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James O'Toole
ISBN: 9780062880246 0062880241
OCLC Number: 1088911791
Description: 592 pages
Contents: The pioneers --
The first business reformer : Robert Owen (1771-1858) --
Man with a thousand partners : James Cash Penney (1875-1971) --
The businessman who "cleaned up the world" : William Lever (1851-1925) --
Kisses sweeter than wine : Milton Snavely Hershey (1857-1945) --
Creating an enduring enterprise : James Lincoln (1883-1965) --
New forms of incorporation and governance : John Spedan Lewis (1885-1963), and John Joseph Eagan (1870-1924) --
Johnson & Johnson's rollercoaster ride : Robert Wood Johnson (1893-1968) and james Burke (1925-2012) --
Great genes : Levi Strauss (1829-1902) and his heirs --
Marks & Sparks : Michael Marks (1863-1900) and the Marks and Sieff families --
The golden era --
Leadership as an art : Max de Pree (1924- ) --
Too much of a good thing : William C. Norris (1911-2006) --
Business mavericks : Ken Iverson (1925-2002); Robert Townsend (1920-1998); Herb Kelleher (1931-); Bill Gore (1912-1986) and Terri Kelly (1963-) --
The patricians : Thornton Bradshaw (1917-1988), j. Irwin Miller (1909-2004), Edwin Land (1909-1991), John Whitehead (1922-2015), and Roy Vagelos (1929- ) --
Environmentalists, or capitalists? : Anita Perella Roddick (1942-2007) and Tom Chappell (1943-) --
Lever Redux : Ben Cohen (1951- ) --
Capitalists of a different stripe: Yvon Chouinard (1938- ), Jack Stack (1949- ), Robert Beyster (1924-2014), and others --
Yesterday, today, and tomorrow --
Looking back : what we have learned --
Looking forward : the prospects for enlightened corporate leadership --
Conclusion: difficile est bonum esse --
Endnotes.
Responsibility: James O'Toole.

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