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This is an updated edition of the classic bestseller - the most famous book by the world's most trusted management guru. In 1999 Americans rated "In Search of Excellence" one of the 'top three business books of the 20th century'. In 2000 Bloomsbury published an opinion poll ranking it 'The Greatest Business Book of All Time'. Now it is comprehensively updated for the 21st century by the authors.
Even though Tom Peters admitted in a Fast Company article that some of the data in the book was faked, I still think it is worth reading because it discusses some key concepts. Read morePublished on March 8 2004 by Gregory J. Blencoe
It is hard to appreciate the impact this book had when it was first released. Some of the cases (business stories) it contains still inspire although some seem a bit dated, but... Read morePublished on March 3 2004 by Craig Matteson
Although the book has some interesting points it is not as easy to read as let's say "Good to Great" by Jim Collins.
Moreover, as others have pointed out some(all? Read more
searching himself, cause he will be amazed at the lack of excellence. The data he quotes IS FAKED. As in, made up, pulled out of thin air, guessed, etc. Read morePublished on Nov. 21 2003
While some of the advice in "Excellence" is good standard business practice info, I recently read a very funny new book called "In Search of Stupidity: Over 20 Years... Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2003 by Ruby Greenfield
This is the book that launched the management guru business, as well as the popular management genre. Read morePublished on May 12 2003 by therosen
This is an excellent and useful book for anyone wanting to understand how to manage a company or organization well. Built to Last is similar and more rigorously researched.Published on Dec 19 2002 by Jamie Nettles
In Search of Exellence is benchmarking made right. Full of tidbits on how some of America's finest companies are run. Granted, some of them are now defunct(Digital? Wang? Read morePublished on Aug. 5 2002 by Patrick Chong