The Lords of Strategy
The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World
Bill Bain, creator of Bain & Company
Fred Gluck, longtime Managing Director of McKinsey & Company
Michael Porter, Harvard Business School professor
Providing a window into how to think about strategy today, Kiechel tells their story with novelistic flair. At times inspiring, at times nearly terrifying, this book is a revealing account of how these iconoclasts and the organizations they led revolutionized the way we think about business, changed the very soul of the corporation, and transformed the way we work.
Praise For The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World…
[Kiechel’s] The Lords of Strategy’ is a clear, deft and cogent portrait of what the author calls the most powerful business idea of the past half-century” The Wall Street Journal
This enjoyable book deserves consideration for your physical or virtual bookshelf.” The Journal of Product Innovation Management
I must say that you’ve written a great book that reads almost like a juicy tell all.” Consulting Magazine
Even though we are only 4 months into 2010, it is pretty likely this is going to be the best business book of the year for me. If you are considering, currently in, or recently graduated from, an MBA program, you really must read this book. If this book had been written 10 years ago, it would have saved me a good deal of trouble making my own career decisions.” RibbonFarm.com
Named one of 5 Smart Books” on the origins of the strategies SmartMoney.com
Kiechel has done a real servicein bringing his subject to life. The book serves as a primer as well as a history, and as such almost any executive or B-school student would do well to pick it up.” The Conference Board Review
engaging book” - Strategy + Business
Harvard Business Review Press, 9781591397823, 368pp.
Publication Date: March 3, 2010