No matter where you go in Germany, from the big city to the most provincial area, there is a good chance that you will run into a global market leader. These are often family-owned companies, over one hundred years old. Persistent, upright and innovative. And no other country has them in such a great number. But what makes these exemplary companies different to and so much better than others around the world? Is there a common denominator? A typically German management? Klemens Kalverkamp, CEO of a globally successful agricultural machinery factory in provincial Lower Saxony, is often asked by his business partners from the USA, China and Russia how does it. To which he replies while it may not be typical management, he who has the biggest potatoes cannot be the stupidest farmer...So what is German management? This book clearly sets out to answer the question of how to manage a German company such that it still exists after 150 years, has enough highly qualified personnel, who enjoy their work, and is an unrivaled global market leader.