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Fixing the game : how runaway expectations broke the economy, and how to get back to reality

Author: Roger L Martin
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business ; London : McGraw-Hill [distributor], 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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2001 and 2008 saw the two biggest market crashes since 1929, just seven years apart. Here, Roger Martin reveals the culprit: the tight coupling of the 'real' market (business) with the 'expectations' market (the stock market). Martin shows how such coupling has been engineered and lays out its results.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger L Martin
ISBN: 9781422172292 1422172295
OCLC Number: 769667624
Description: vii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Fixing a broken game --
Maximizing customer delight --
Restoring executive authenticity --
Repairing governance --
The insanity of 2 & 20 --
A bold vision for companies & executives.
Responsibility: by Roger L. Martin.

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Reveals the culprit behind the sorry state of American capitalism: our deep and abiding commitment to the idea that the purpose of the firm is to maximize shareholder value. This title advocates  Read more...

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