Memos from the Chairman

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Wiley, Jun 10, 1997 - Business & Economics - 156 pages
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When he assumed the position of Chairman of the Board of Bear Stearns in 1978, Alan C. Greenberg found himself with the unenviable task of meeting —and surpassing —the rigorous leadership standards set by his legendary predecessor, Cy Lewis, "the man who was credited with having made Bear Stearns what it then was."

For nearly two decades now, "Ace" Greenberg, as he is affectionately known, has kept Bear Stearns on top through a unique and provocative business management philosophy —a philosophy that he frequently and effectively communicates to employees through a series of no-holds-barred company memos. Now, the inimitable Greenberg style sparks a priceless collection of his most inspirational, insightful, and instructional memoranda. Memos From the Chairman affords a rare glimpse at the motivational thoughts and management techniques of one of the corporate world's most brilliant leaders.

"Many years ago, Where Are the Customers' Yachts?, through a humorous look at Wall Street, dispensed some of the best investment advice ever written. In this book, Ace has applied the same treatment to managerial advice with equal success." —Warren Buffett from the Foreword to Memos From the Chairman

"I love this book. If I didn't have a dreaded MBA, I might even, at age 53, apply for a job at Bear Stearns." —Tom Peters

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User Review  - Michael Massad - Goodreads

Simple, quick, easy to grasp. Alan Greenberg distills how to run a company in a few simple steps Read full review

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User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Quick/fun read that gives the reader a good luck at Ace Greenberg's management style. During the heyday of Bear Stearns, Ace made the firm a great place to work and managed their P&L like a hawk. Read full review

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ALAN C. GREENBERG is Chairman of The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc., and a noted philanthropist.

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