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Reputation Rules: Strategies for Building Your Company's Most valuable Asset By Daniel Diermeier

Reputation Rules: Strategies for Building Your Company's Most valuable Asset
by Daniel Diermeier

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A Kellogg School of Management professor sets the benchmark for using reputation as a vital part of corporate strategy
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Reputation Rules: Strategies for Building Your Company's Most valuable Asset Summary

Reputation Rules: Strategies for Building Your Company's Most valuable Asset by Daniel Diermeier

Leverage your company's most important asset!

In our lightning-fast digital age, a company can face humiliation and possibly even ruin within seconds of a negative tweet or blog post. Over the last year companies such as BP, Goldman Sachs, and Toyota have experienced serious blows to their images that could have had reduced impact if their leaders had implemented reputation management into their business strategy and culture.

There is no one in either the corporate or academic sphere with greater expertise in the area of corporate reputation than Dr. Daniel Diermeier. An award-winning professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Dr. Diermeier has blazed a path in understanding the significance of reputation management and demonstrating how a company can create a program so powerful that it can help turn a potential public disgrace into a public image success story.

Reputation Rules is a landmark work bringing to light Dr. Diermeier's groundbreaking insights in this critical area. He offers the frameworks, strategies, and processes for changing your company's focus as quickly as the world is changing around you. He touches on all of the reputational issues that need to be managed from a strategic level, describing how to:

  • Overcome direct challenges from influential activist and political forces
  • Manage corporate scandals, including executive compensation
  • Use external, seemingly unrelated events to boost reputation
  • Build a reputation management process into everyday operations

In addition, Dr. Diermeier provides case studies of Shell's confrontation with Greenpeace, Mercedes's recovery from the Moose crisis, AIG's executive bonus fallout, Wal-Mart's reputation-building response to Hurricane Katrina, and numerous other scenarios illustrating what works and what doesn't when it comes to reputation management.

Brimming with keen insights and lucid examples, Reputation Rules is a guidepost for your organization's future-and a salve for crisis management.

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About Daniel Diermeier

Daniel Diermeier , Ph.D., is the IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice and director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He has served as an advisor to leading companies, including Accenture, Cargill, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, McDonald's, and Shell. He is also a senior advisor to the FBI. In 2007, Dr. Diermeier won the Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute, named the "Oscar of Business Schools" by the Financial Times.

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Second Most Important Item on the CEO's Agenda
Chapter 1: Thomas Off the Rails-The Decisive Moment and How to Miss It
Chapter 2: Mercedes and the Moose-Brand Management Beyond Customers
Chapter 3: Shell Turns on the Water Cannons-The Growing Impact of the Second Circle
Chapter 4: Of Shower Curtains and Waste Baskets-Perks, Scandals, and Moral Outrage
Chapter 5:The Katrina Chronicles-Doing the Right Thing and Getting Credit for It
Chapter 6: The Terminator Gene-From Outrage to Fear
Chapter 7: Beat the Grim Reaper-Strategic Anticipation and the Anticipation and the Management of Reputational Risk
Chapter 8: The Aim Team-How to Build a Sixth Sense
Chapter 9: Andersen Before the Fall-Values, Culture, and the Teachable Moment

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Reputation Rules: Strategies for Building Your Company's Most valuable Asset by Daniel Diermeier
Daniel Diermeier
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