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Examining the gap between what managers plan, what they do, and the outcomes they achieve, Stephen Bungay uses the nineteenth-century Prussian Armyand the unpredictable environment of the battlefieldto show business leaders how they can build more effective and productive organizations. Bungay provides a fresh look at how managers can turn planning into execution, and execution into results.
Published: Nicholas Brealey Publishing on
ISBN: 9781857884647
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This book is a must for those interested in strategy. It takes the elegant and wise insights of 19th century Prussian military organisation and adapts these to the modern business world, where obsession with planning, control, and command usually result in friction, frustration, and inaction. The purpose of the book is to reveal why organisations fail to achieve objectives, and how they can develop ways to succeed using methods that are tried and tested, but in our world seem counterintuitive. Fascinating.more

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This book is a must for those interested in strategy. It takes the elegant and wise insights of 19th century Prussian military organisation and adapts these to the modern business world, where obsession with planning, control, and command usually result in friction, frustration, and inaction. The purpose of the book is to reveal why organisations fail to achieve objectives, and how they can develop ways to succeed using methods that are tried and tested, but in our world seem counterintuitive. Fascinating.more
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