There are a lot of Harold Geneen stories, and he’s added to them in his latest incarnation as author and critic of American management. Managing, by Harold Geneen with Alvin Moscow. New York Double- day, , pp., $ In recent times, there has been a surge of interest in the role of. The former Chairman of the Board of ITT provides an informative and experienced look at the principles and practices of good business management.

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Throughout my career, I have seen CEOs and other C-level executives approach company culture as a, “do as I say not as I do” philosophy and I have never seen it work yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

William marked it as to-read Oct 30, Preview — Managing by Harold Geneen. Under Geneen’s management, ITT became the archetypal modern multinational conglomerate. Also see the article on Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco.

Mar 01, Henry Jones rated it it was amazing. Managkng rated it it was amazing Dec 31, Dana added it May 02, A Challenge to U. McCone went to work for ITT a few years later.

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As a C-level executive if you do not have passion, commitment, integrity, and confidence NOT arrogance hrold it is impossible to maanaging it in those that work for you. Vadim Gordin marked it as to-read Dec 25, Mangement must manage Management and Leadership are interlinked but very different Executive egotism is the most dangerous harole to the well-being of a company If your desk isn’t cluttered you’re probably not working The emotional attitude, responsibility, authority and leadership from the top executives of a company will drive the culture and ultimately its success.


While reading i’ve found so many similar cases to what happening in the business world of our days. It’s a “must” for reading for anyone who is involved in the management of any organization at any level.

Calvin Lawhorn added it Mar 19, Din Cordero rated it it was amazing Jun 08, The resultant military dictatorship lasted until ITT grew primarily through a series of approximately acquisitions and mergers in 80 countries.

Open Preview See a Problem? There have been several books written about Geneen’s time at ITT, and at least one about Geneen himself. In his obituary, the New York Times stated that he remained active in business and on the boards of several educational institutes until his death, and had boasted that “his post-retirement deal-making had earned him far more than he ever made at ITT.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Excellent study of management practice considered best in class during the s.

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Mark Smith rated it liked it Jul 11, Michael Vetterli rated it it was amazing May 27, Koei Omori marked it as to-read Jul 02, There are so many good management books by theoritical gurus in this field, but none of them can be compared to the one written by someone who actually did himself or went throught what he wrote.


The best system makes those people stay and reap as much of the tail end of the integral as possible. While I respect his knowledge and accomplishments, I couldn’t disagree with his style more. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Geneen epitomised the culture at ITT.

Dextra rated it really liked it Oct 10, Retrieved May 5, Sayajan Alibekkyzy marked it as to-read Nov 16, I really wonder why this book is not popular nowadays and stopped being published at all. Thomas Tanel rated it really liked it Aug 05, Recommended by a friend.

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Kevin marked it as to-read May 20, He pushes all the information and power up to the ,anaging, to key people, and then makes sure those key people are good and rides them including himself.

Sing a Battle Song: Latin-American Office on Madison Ave. I think that companies run like that have the best long term success. Geneen, I think, would not agree.