The Value Mindset: Returning to the First Principles of Capitalist Enterprise

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Wiley, Jun 3, 2004 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
A groundbreaking book on building long-term wealth for stakeholders
As creator of the Wealth Added Index (WAI), Stern Stewart's Erik Stern has become a beacon for creating shareholder value within the current storm of corporate malfeasance and poor performance. The Value Mindset shows readers how to develop this way of thinking by blending individual manager incentives with the proper corporate structure and the willingness to pursue value discipline over the long term. Filled with practical concepts that have proved themselves in the real world, this book shows readers how they can transform a company into an organization that can deliver value and returns to its shareholders. The Value Mindset helps readers develop this mindset-as well as implement it-by detailing the metrics that are necessary for any manager to measure and monitor value creation within the firm.
Erik Stern (London, UK) is a Senior Vice President at Stern Stewart & Co., based in London. He has designed and implemented programs for companies in several industries in the United States and Europe. Mike Hutchinson (London, UK) is a Vice President at Stern Stewart & Co., based in London. He worked previously for the BBC and the Consumers' Association.

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ERIK STERN is managing director of European operations and a senior vice president at Stern Stewart & Co., based in London. He has designed and implemented EVAŽ programs for companies in industries throughout the United States and Europe. Erik coauthored the EVAluation report on cascading EVA to shop-floor employees, The Capitalist Manifesto, and has written for a range of publications, including the Financial Times and Sunday Times in the UK, Berlingske Tidende in Denmark, El Mundo in Spain, and The Marker in Israel. Erik has appeared on TV, including Sky Business News and Bloomberg. He has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Brown University.

MIKE HUTCHINSON is a professional writer who worked previously as vice president, marketing, for Stern Stewart & Co. in Europe, as well as for the BBC and Consumers’ Association. He has written for a range of publications throughout Europe and the UK, including the Financial Times, Sunday Times, and the Mirror, and has appeared on TV. He has an MA from Trinity College, Cambridge.

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