The belief that everything is changing led to the disasters of the dotcom era. This book reminds us that some fundamental rules do still apply by taking readers through 20 imperatives derived from the wisdom of great leaders and management theorists including Peter Drucker, Henry Fayol, Andrew Grove and bankers and financiers such as Thomas Gresham and Warren Buffet. This entertaining run down of the fundamental laws, rules and principles business professionals should break at their peril is complemented by case studies that document the consequences of ignoring these key laws. Management from the Masters is a book to be read and re-read to reinforce the fundamental rules of business for all successful managers.
About the Author Introduction Part 1 The Laws of the Universe 1 The Law of Entropy (Time's Arrow) 2 Darwin's Rule 3 The Rule of Yin and Yang 4 The Law of Unintended Consequences Part 2 The Laws of Human Behaviour 5 The Hierarchy of Needs 6 Confucius's Golden Rule 7 Kautilya's Rule 8 Buffett's Rule 9 Grove's Rule Part 3 The Laws of Organisation 10 Moore's Law 11 The Pareto Principle 12 Rule of the Span of Control 13 Parkinson's Law 14 The Iron Law of Oligarchy 15 The Peter Principle 16 Gresham's Law 17 Martin's Rules 18 Fayol's Fourteen Points 19 Deming's Fourteen Points 20 Drucker's Rule Bibliography