Mean Business: How I Save Bad Companies and Make Good Companies Great

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9780679456087: Mean Business: How I Save Bad Companies and Make Good Companies Great

Al Dunlap is an outspoken, irascible executive with an incredible track recordof injecting new life into tired companies. In 1994, Dunlap became CEO and chairman of floundering Scott Paper, merged it with Kimberly-Clark, and increased stock value by 163%. Mean Business combines Dunlap's colorful history an his provocative ideas on management and leadership to provide an essential tool for companies in trouble and those at the top of their game. Simultaneous hardcover release from Times Books. 2 cassettes.

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Al Dunlap, whose corporate behavior has earned him nicknames like The Shredder, took over as CEO of Scott Paper when the venerable paper goods manufacturer was on the brink of death. His ultimately successful efforts at corporate resuscitation are recounted in his typically colorful and exhilarating manner in Mean Business: How I Save Bad Companies and Make Good Companies Great, written with Bob Andelman.

About the Author:

Albert J. Dunlap grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey, the son of a union steward. He graduated from West Point and after completing his military service began a thirty-five-year career in business that took him to seventeen states, Europe, and Australia. He has held important positions at many companies, including Sterling Pulp and Paper, American Can, Lily-Tulip, Diamond International, Crown-Zellerbach, Consolidated Press Holdings of Australia, and Scott Paper. He lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with his wife, Judy.
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