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The Enlightened Capitalists: Cautionary Tales of Business Pioneers Who Tried to Do Well by Doing Good

James O'Toole
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780062880246, 0062880241
Contents
  • The pioneers
  • The first business reformer: Robert Owen (1771-1858)
  • Man with a thousand partners: James Cash Penney (1875-1971)
  • The businessman who "cleaned up the world": William Lever (1851-1925)
  • Kisses sweeter than wine: Milton Snavely Hershey (1857-1945)
  • Creating an enduring enterprise: James Lincoln (1883-1965)
  • New forms of incorporation and governance: John Spedan Lewis (1885-1963) and John Joseph Eagan (1870-1924)
  • Johnson & Johnson's roller-coaster ride: Robert Wood Johnson (1893-1968) and James Burke (1925-2012)
  • Great genes: Levi Strauss (1829-1902) and his heirs
  • Marks & Sparks: Michael Marks (1863-1900) and the Marks and Sieff families
  • The golden era
  • Leadership as an art: Max de Pree (1924-2017)
  • Too much of a good thing: William C. Norris (1911-2006)
  • Business mavericks: Ken Iverson (1925-2002), Robert Townsend (1920-1998), Herb Kelleher (1931-), Bill Gore (1912-1986), and Terri Kelly (1963-)
  • The patricians: Thornton Bradshaw (1917-1988), J. Irwin Miller (1909-2004), Edwin Land (1909-1991), John Whitehead (1922-2015), and Roy Vagelos (1929-)
  • Environmentalists, or capitalists?: Anita Perella Roddick (1942-2007) and Tom Chappell (1943-)
  • Lever Redux: Ben Cohen (1951-)
  • Capitalists of a different stripe: Yvon Chouinard (1938-), Jack Stack (1949-), Robert Beyster (1924-2014), and others
  • Yesterday, today, and tomorrow
  • Looking back: what we have learned
  • Looking forward: the prospects for enlightened corporate leadership.
Description
xliv, 545 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-510) and index.
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