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Strategy Safari: The complete guide through the wilds of strategic management (Financial Times Series)

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"Henry Mintzberg's views are a breath of fresh air which can only encourage the good guys."  The Observer 

"My favourite management book of the last 25 years? No contest. The Rise & Fall of Strategic Planning by Henry Mintzberg."  Tom Peters

 The word strategy has been around for a long time.  It is considered to be the high point of managerial activity, and managers use the word both freely and fondly.  But what does the word really mean?  Strategy Safari sets out to provide an answer. In this colourful primer, Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand and Joseph Lampel draw together diverse strands of strategic thought into ten distinct schools.  In a final chapter they seek to blend the schools together; pointing out however that a truly unified theory may not be possible or desirable.  The result is a thoughtful and readable guide to the wilds of strategic management. Stratefy Safari can be read by anyone with an interest in business strategy but it is especially useful to those managers, scholars and students who must reconcile academic theory with the everyday reality of modern corporate practice. "Like butchers, the academics and consultants chop up reality for their own convenience...managers can allow themselves no such luxuries.  They can use it only if it remains intact as a living being."

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"Mintzberg is one of the best guides for an analysis of strategy and this book is the perfect starting point for someone interested in understanding more about it." - Director Magazine, January 2009 (readership 173,000)

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"Henry Mintzberg is perhaps the world's premier management thinker" a Carlsberg-style endorsement of the author from Tom Peters, management guru

Henry Mintzberg is one of today’s best-known and most controversial management thinkers. Currently Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University in Montreal, he is always interesting and usually controversial and holds the management and strategy communities in thrall. He claims to spend his public life dealing with organizations, and his private life escaping from them.

Bruce Ahlstrand likes to prospect for strategy gems in unlikely places - from the game of Texas Hold’em to the Greek tragedies. He has a D.Phil. from Oxford University and a M.Sc. from the London School of Economics. Bruce is the author is currently a professor of management at Trent University in Ontario, Canada.

Joe Lampel began his career believing that strategy is the answer, but has recently concluded that it may be the answer to the wrong question. He first began to suspect this terrible truth during the long journey that produced the first edition of Strategy Safari. Further research, and numerous publications in journals that are well received in polite academic society, only served to confirm this belief. Joe was awarded a PhD in management by McGill University for good

 

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