Up the Organization: How to Stop the Corporation from Stifling People and Strangling Profits

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 6, 2011 - Business & Economics - 208 pages
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Although it was first published more than thirty-five years ago,Up the Organization continues to top the lists of bestbusiness books by groups as diverse as the American ManagementAssociation, Strategy + Business (Booz Allen Hamilton), andThe Wharton Center for Leadership and Change Management.1-800-CEO-READ ranks Townsend’s bestseller first among eightybooks that “every manager must read.”

This commemorative edition offers a new generation the benefitof Robert Townsend’s timeless wisdom as well as reflectionson his work and life by those who knew and worked with him. Thisgroundbreaking book continues to remind us not to get mired in allthose sacred organizational routines that stifle people andstrangle both profits and profitability. He shows a way to humanizebusiness and a way to have fun while making it all work better thanit ever worked before.

 

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About the author (2011)

Robert C. Townsend (d. 1998) drew upon his early experiences as a banker at American Express Co. to redirect Avis Rent-a-Car as president and chairman. Under his leadership, Avis experienced a celebrated turnaround, fueled by the "We Try Harder" advertising campaign. Townsend also worked as an executive at 20th Century Fox and was director at several companies, including Dun and Bradstreet and Radica Games. Townsend was a celebrity in his own right, and a frequent lecturer and talk-show guest.

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