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The enlightened capitalists : cautionary tales of business pioneers who tried to do well by doing good

Author
O'Toole, James, author.
Title
The enlightened capitalists : cautionary tales of business pioneers who tried to do well by doing good / James O'Toole.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Published
New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
©2019
Description
xliv, 545 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 483-510) and index.
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 rollercoaster 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
  • Conclusion: difficile est bonum esse.
Summary
James O'Toole, an expert on ethical leadership, analyzes the complicated history of businesspeople who attempted to marry the pursuit of profits with virtuous organization practices. He tells the largely forgotten stories of men and women who adopted forward-thinking business practices designed to serve the needs of their employees, customers, communities, and the natural environment.
Subject headings
Businesspeople--United States--Biography.
Entrepreneurship--United States--History.
Social responsibility of business.
Business ethics.
Genre heading
Biographies.
History.
Biographies.
ISBN
9780062880246 hardcover
0062880241 hardcover

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Herman B Wells Library
Call Number
HC102.5.A2 O85 2018
Location
Wells Library - Research Coll. - Stacks
Floor
7th Floor, East Tower
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Library
Columbus - University Library of Columbus
Call Number
HC102.5.A2 O85 2019
Location
Columbus Library - New Book Area
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