Demystifying Business with Cookies and Elephants

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Frederick Fell, Sep 1, 2005 - Business & Economics - 103 pages
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This book describes the total system of any business or organization in a simplified, readable way. It starts with people—what business and organizations are all about. The book then shows how leadership and strategy are forever linked, and then describes the external drivers—products, markets, and regions—along with the needed internal functions such as sales/marketing, operations, technology, and finance/administration. Finally, the book lays out the financial measurements required for a financial reporting structure and ways to raise capital, all in understandable terms. Stories and analogies between a fictional cookie business and the adage about putting all the parts of an elephant (business) together are utilized throughout the book to illustrate key points.

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Contents

The First Dimension People
1
The Second Dimension StrategyLeadership
13
The Third Dimension External Factors
21
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Ettie Gordon has extensive experience in process equipment industries. He retired from Hosokawa Micron International, Inc., where he was president of the Product Recovery Group. At Hosokawa he also served as president of the Americas and president of Hosokawa Bepex in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Previously, he was president and CEO of AquaAir, Inc., a vice-president of Ingersoll-Rand, and president of CPM, a division of Ingersoll-Rand.

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