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Plain Talk By Ken Iverson

Plain Talk by Ken Iverson

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A visionary, maverick, and genuine American business hero, Ken Iverson is one of the most closely-watched business leaders in the world.

Plain Talk Summary

Plain Talk: Lessons from a Business Maverick by Ken Iverson

A visionary, maverick, and genuine American business hero, Ken Iverson is one of the most closely-watched business leaders in the world. Credited with single-handedly rejuvenating the rapidly declining American steel industry to the status of world-class producer, Iverson is one of the most successful and, as he likes to point out, one of the lowest-paid CEOs in the U.S. In his long-awaited book, Ken Iverson shares his ideas, observations, and the lessons he's learned about what it takes to grow a super-competitive, world-class organization.

Plain Talk Reviews

Ken Iverson is a leader whose vision shaped an industry and the future, a leader whose character, values, and ethics merge seamlessly with the mission and values of a successful, innovative business. -Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO, The Peter F. Drucker Foundation Ken Iverson taught us that America could compete in a tough global economy. He did it in an industry where being a maverick was the only way. His accounting of Nucor's story should serve as a blue print or us all. -David Glass, President and CEO, WalMart Stores, Inc. No theory; just important, practical ideas proven by Ken Iverson in the furnace at Nucor.-Peter Larson, Chairman and CEO, Brunswick Corporation It is a masterpiece! Plain Talk provides a penetrating analysis of why Nucor has performed so well for so long, full of insights and solid conclusions. The book is easy to follow, very well written, and a 'must' read for every executive...a major contribution to business. -Vijay Govindarajan, Earl C. Dum 1924 Professor of International Business, Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, DartmouthCollege This is a story about Ken Iverson, a man who built a major steel company from ground zero, much of it during a period when the U.S. steel industry was losing 25% of its capacity. But most of all, it's about motivating people to a level of remarkable accomplishment. You will enjoy reading this book as much as the people who work for Nucor enjoy being there.-James F. Collins, President, Steel Manufacturers Association

About Ken Iverson

Ken Iverson was an American businessman. He is credited with transforming Nucor Steel from a nearly bankrupt company in the 1960s into the largest and most successful steelmaker in the United States. Trained as a metallurgist, he became a successful leader and businessman.

Table of Contents

A Higher Cause. Trust Your Instincts. Destroy the Hierarchy. The Engines of Progress. A Simple Stake in the Business. The Virtues of Smallness. Risks and Adventures. Ethics over Politics. The Bottom Line. The Cure for the Common MBA. Notes. Index.

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NPB9780471155140
9780471155140
0471155144
Plain Talk: Lessons from a Business Maverick by Ken Iverson
New
Hardback
John Wiley & Sons Inc
19971104
208
N/A
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