The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management (J-B Warren Bennis Series)

The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management (J-B Warren Bennis Series)

By: Art Kleiner (author), Steven Wheeler (foreword_author), Walt McFarland (foreword_author), Warren Bennis (foreword_author)Hardback

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In this second edition of his bestselling book, author Art Kleiner explores the nature of effective leadership in times of change and defines its importance to the corporation of the future. He describes a heretic as a visionary who creates change in large-scale companies, balancing the contrary truths they can t deny against their loyalty to their organizations. The Age of Heretics reveals how managers can get stuck in counterproductive ways of doing things and shows why it takes a heretical point of view to get past the deadlock and move forward.

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THE AUTHOR ART KLEINER is the editor-in-chief of the quarterly magazine strategy+business ( He is the author or coauthor of several acclaimed business books, and is a faculty member at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program. His articles have been published in a variety of places, including Wired, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, and The New York Times Magazine.


Foreword by Warren Bennis. Preface by Steven Wheeler and Walter McFarland. To the Reader. 1. Monastics: Corporate Culture and Its Discontents, 1945 to Today. 2. Pelagians: National Training Laboratories, 1947 1962. 3. Reformists: Workplace Redesign at Procter & Gamble and the Gaines Dog Food Plant in Topeka, 1961 1973. 4. Protesters: Saul Alinsky, FIGHTON, Campaign GM, and the Shareholder Activism Movement, 1964 1971. 5. Mystics: Royal Dutch/Shell s Scenario Planners, 1967 1973. 6. Lovers of Faith and Reason: Heretical Engineers at Stanford Research Institute and MIT, 1955 1971. 7. Parzival s Dilemma: Edie Seashore, Chris Argyris, and Warren Bennis, 1959 1979. 8. Millenarians: Erewhon, the SRI Futures Group, Herman Kahn, Royal Dutch/Shell, and Amory Lovins, 1968 1979. 9. The Rapids: Hayes and Abernathy, Tom Peters, W. Edwards Deming, the Creators of GE Work-Out, and Other Synthesizers of Management Change, 1974 1982. Bibliography. Notes. Acknowledgments. About the Author. Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780470190708
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780470190708
  • weight: 670
  • ISBN10: 0470190701

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