Tribal Business School: Lessons in Business Survival and Success from the Ultimate Survivors (Full Colour Hardback)

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9780470727812: Tribal Business School: Lessons in Business Survival and Success from the Ultimate Survivors (Full Colour Hardback)
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Paperback. Pub Date: 2008 Pages: 144 in Publisher: John Wiley If you want to learn about survival and success. learn from people who have survived hundreds of years in the most give [lend] environments in the world The indigenous people of the world cannot afford the modern corporate luxuries of complexity and confusion. For them. the penalty of failure is not to miss a bonus. the penalty is often death. Once you strip away all of the corporate life support systems of HR. IT. Legal. Help Desks and manuals you discover the real rules of leading for survival and success. you discover the heart of management. From his extensive research with tribes around the world. Jo Owen gives us insights in to the rules of success. survival and leadership. accompanied by colourful photographs. Tribal Business School reveals the lessons of survival and success from traditional societies and ...

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"...an unusual and thoroughly engaging book that emphasises the importance of simplicity and fundamentals...This book should be widely read."

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Tribal Business School is a series of journeys in search of the ultimate business secret: the secret of survival and success. From some of the best, and one or two of the worst, organisations on our planet, to tribes in Papua New Guinea, Tuareg in the Sahara, Saami in the Arctic and nomads in Mongolia.

The journeys show why tribes survive in extremely harsh conditions for generations, while business empires rise and fall steadily. In the last 25 years, over 80% of the top companies in the USA and the UK have either been over taken or taken over: perhaps we can learn something from the ultimate survivors.

Tribal Business School unpicks every element of business survival and success, including:

  • The art of unfair competition: how to kill a lion and your competition
  • Leadership: from charisma and inspiration to courage, contribution and responsibility
  • Organisation and the end of excellence: the search for fit and focus
  • Culture and values: respect for the individual or respect for the community?
  • Information Technology: trust the messenger, not the message.

Tribal Business School is highly informative, wholly original and is at severe risk of being entertaining.

"An entertaining and highly original perspective on the art of leadership."
Heath Monk, CEO of Future Leaders

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