Searching for the spirit of enterprise: dismantling the twentieth-century corporation : lessons from Asian, European, and American entrepreneurs

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Plume/Meridian, Jul 20, 1994 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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Farrell's persuasive and inspiring book, based on ten years of hands-on experience with Asian, European, and American entrepreneurs, totally debunks the 20th-century myth of the giant, traditional corporation as the engine of prosperity. The facts show that most real growth in all economies comes from younger, smaller, more entrepreneurial companies. "Right on target".--Harvey McKay.

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SEARCHING FOR THE SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE: Dismantling the Twentieth-Century Corporation--Lessons from Great Asian, European, and American Entrepreneurs

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Forget downsizing, streamlining, and even restructuring: According to business-consultant Farrell, it's time to heave out entire corporate divisions and departments and to spin off what's left into ... Read full review

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Farrell, a former president of a consulting firm with experience as a vice president at Xerox, recommends a revival of the spirit of enterprise characteristic of new and small businesses. Big business ... Read full review

Contents

Big Trouble at Big Business
7
The Life Cycle of All Organizationsfrom Riches to Rags
13
Creating High
25
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About the author (1994)

LARRY C. FARRELL is Chairman of The Farrell Company, one of the world's leading firms for researching and teaching entrepreneurship. With affiliates on four continents, the company has trained close to a million people in forty countries and seven languages. A former vice president of American Express and former president of Kepner-Tregoe, he is a graduate of Harvard Business School and attended the University of California Law School. He is also the author of Searching for the Spirit of Enterprise and The Entrepreneurial Age. For more information on Larry Farrell and his work, please visit www.theSpiritofEnterprise.com.