The UPS Approach to Business
Hyperion Books, Hardcover, 9781401302887, 289pp.
Publication Date: June 12, 2007
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For the first time ever, one of the "World's Most Admired" companies opens its doors for a fascinating, lively, and most of all instructive look at how it does business We see them everywhere -- those brown trucks with the golden logo, the drivers delivering their share of 14 million parcels handled daily. To most of us, UPS is a reliable fact of life. But to well-informed businesspeople, Big Brown is a company to emulate. Quietly and steadfastly, UPS has earned a reputation as one of the leading companies in America, known as much for its innovative practices as its skill in creating satisfied customers and employees. Just in time for the company's hundredth anniversary, UPS has allowed authors Mike Brewster and Fred Dalzell unprecedented access to their facilities, their workers, and their history -- including their mistakes. What emerges are clear-cut lessons from which any business can benefit. Driving Change is an enlightening, absorbing, and dynamic account of a company at the very fulcrum of global commerce.
About the Author
Mike Brewster is the author of two business books, Unaccountable: How the Accounting Profession Forfeited a Public Trust and King Capital (with Amey Stone). In 2003, Mike wrote the "Flashback" column for BusinessWeek Online, a monthly feature that provided historical context for business and public policy issues in the news. In 2004, Mike's byline appeared in BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Inc., Chief Executive, Brand Week, and Sales and Marketing. Frederick Dalzell is an historian and consultant whose recent business books include Changing Fortunes and Rising Tide. In addition to teaching history at Harvard and Williams College, he spent several years as a research associate at Harvard Business School. He is currently a partner in The Winthrop Group, a firm specializing in historical research and archival services for businesses and nonprofit organizations.