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The Resource The outsiders : eight unconventional CEOs and their radically rational blueprint for success, William N. Thorndike, Jr

The outsiders : eight unconventional CEOs and their radically rational blueprint for success, William N. Thorndike, Jr

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The outsiders : eight unconventional CEOs and their radically rational blueprint for success
Title
The outsiders
Title remainder
eight unconventional CEOs and their radically rational blueprint for success
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William N. Thorndike, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
What makes a successful CEO? Most people call to mind a familiar definition: "a seasoned manager with deep industry expertise." Others might point to the qualities of today's so-called celebrity CEOs-charisma, virtuoso communication skills, and a confident management style. But what really matters when you run an organization? What is the hallmark of exceptional CEO performance? Quite simply, it is the returns for the shareholders of that company over the long term. In this refreshing, counterintuitive book, author Will Thorndike brings to bear the analytical wisdom of a successful career in investing, closely evaluating the performance of companies and their leaders. You will meet eight individualistic CEOs whose firms' average returns outperformed the S&P 500 by a factor of twenty-in other words, an investment of $10,000 with each of these CEOs, on average, would have been worth over $1.5 million twenty-five years later. You may not know all their names, but you will recognize their companies: General Cinema, Ralston Purina, The Washington Post Company, Berkshire Hathaway, General Dynamics, Capital Cities Broadcasting, TCI, and Teledyne. In The Outsiders, you'll learn the traits and methods-striking for their consistency and relentless rationality-that helped these unique leaders achieve such exceptional performance. Humble, unassuming, and often frugal, these "outsiders" shunned Wall Street and the press, and shied away from the hottest new management trends. Instead, they shared specific traits that put them and the companies they led on winning trajectories: a laser-sharp focus on per share value as opposed to earnings or sales growth; an exceptional talent for allocating capital and human resources; and the belief that cash flow, not reported earnings, determines a company's long-term value. Drawing on years of research and experience, Thorndike tells eye-opening stories, extracting lessons and revealing a compelling alternative model for anyone interested in leading a company or investing in one-and reaping extraordinary returns
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Thorndike, William
Dewey number
658.4/09
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Executive ability
  • Industrial management
  • Success in business
  • Chief executive officers
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adult
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The outsiders : eight unconventional CEOs and their radically rational blueprint for success, William N. Thorndike, Jr
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multicolored
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  • txt
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MWT12438347
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781422187586
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
Publisher number
MWT12438347
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remote
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12438347
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The outsiders : eight unconventional CEOs and their radically rational blueprint for success, William N. Thorndike, Jr
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12438347
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781422187586
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12438347
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12438347
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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