The Resource Sloan rules : Alfred P. Sloan and the triumph of General Motors, David Farber

Sloan rules : Alfred P. Sloan and the triumph of General Motors, David Farber

Label
Sloan rules : Alfred P. Sloan and the triumph of General Motors
Title
Sloan rules
Title remainder
Alfred P. Sloan and the triumph of General Motors
Statement of responsibility
David Farber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Alfred P. Sloan Jr. became the president of General Motors in 1923 and stepped down as its CEO in 1946. During this time, he led GM past the Ford Motor Company and on to international business triumph by virtue of his brilliant managerial practices and his insights into the new consumer economy he and GM helped to produce. Bill Gates has said that Sloan's 1964 management tome, My Years with General Motors, "is probably the best book to read if you want to read only one book about business." And if you want to read only one book about Sloan, that book should be historian David Farber's Sloan Rules." "Here, for the first time, is a study of both the difficult man and the pathbreaking executive. Sloan Rules reveals the GM genius as not only a driven manager of men, machines, money, and markets but also a passionate and not always wise participant in the great events of his day. Sloan, for example, reviled Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal; he firmly believed that politicians, government bureaucrats, and union leaders knew next to nothing about the workings of the new consumer economy, and he did his best to stop them from intervening in the private enterprise system. He was instrumental in transforming GM from the country's largest producer of cars into the mainstay of America's "Arsenal of Democracy" during World War II; after the war, he bet GM's future on renewed American prosperity and helped lead the country into a period of economic abundance. Through his business genius, his sometimes myopic social vision, and his vast fortune, Sloan was an architect of the corporate-dominated global society we live in today."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farber, David R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9710.U52
LC item number
S494 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Sloan, Alfred P.
  • Sloan, Alfred P.
  • Sloan, Alfred P.
  • Sloan, Alfred Pritchard
  • General Motors Corporation
  • General Motors Corporation
  • General motors corporation
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Automobiles
  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Automobiles
  • United States
Label
Sloan rules : Alfred P. Sloan and the triumph of General Motors, David Farber
Link
https://archive.org/details/sloanrulesalfred00farb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sloan's work -- Sloan the executive -- Sloan navigates a new course -- Sloan in control -- Sloan enters society -- Mr. Sloan goes to Washington -- Sloan and the New Deal -- Sloan at war -- Sloan rules
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780226238050
Lccn
2002004967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49558636
  • (OCoLC)ocm49558636
Label
Sloan rules : Alfred P. Sloan and the triumph of General Motors, David Farber
Link
https://archive.org/details/sloanrulesalfred00farb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-285) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sloan's work -- Sloan the executive -- Sloan navigates a new course -- Sloan in control -- Sloan enters society -- Mr. Sloan goes to Washington -- Sloan and the New Deal -- Sloan at war -- Sloan rules
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780226238050
Lccn
2002004967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)49558636
  • (OCoLC)ocm49558636

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