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Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Business & Management


How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

A new magnum opus from pre-eminent business academic Rosabeth Moss Kanter based on global groundbreaking research

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9781847652294 (1 Oct 2010)

About the book

Throughout her extraordinary career, Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter has always pushed the boundaries through her high-level field research, and her breakthrough ideas with practical applications for a broad audience. One of the world's bestselling business thinkers, her work on leadership and change management has influenced the most enlightened and successful executives and entrepreneurs.

Supercorp, based on a three-year worldwide research program, provides the answer to a question crucial to both business and society more broadly: as a company grows, how can it avoid becoming a lumbering, corrupt giant? Companies such as IBM, Procter & Gamble, Mexican-based Cemex and Japanese-based Omron provide the models that businesses small and large can use to stay on track, outstrip the competition, and attract and motivate the new generation of talent. And, Professor Kanter provides the evidence of the powerful synergy between the financial success shareholders want and social conscience - it is only these 'vanguard companies' that are big but human, efficient but innovative, global but local, that will succeed in the future.

About the author

Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, and is founding director of the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative. The author of 19 books, she advises CEOs of large and small companies and has received 23 honorary doctoral degrees, as well as numerous leadership awards and prizes for her books and articles.


This serious work provides a handbook for business leaders who are equally serious about making their companies both successful and sustainable.

- Stefan Stern, Financial Times

This is the book that the world has been anxiously waiting for, perhaps Kanter's most notable, certainly one of the most important books of this decade.

- Warren Bennis, University Professor at the University of Southern California and author of On Becoming a Leader

A brilliant report from the front lines of companies creating the future by accomplishing the seemingly impossible.

- Daniel Vasella, chairman and CEO of Novartis

Kanter's careful analysis goes beyond the platitudes by offering solid examples and important insights.

- Samuel J. Palmisano, chairman, p­resident, and CEO of IBM

Unless your business is also serving a social purpose you miss an opportunity for innovations that bring profits. Rosabeth Moss Kanter, one of our most outstanding scholars, excels in her characteristic manner by taking the lead and developing practical ideas for the leaders of the future.

- Ram Charan, coauthor of Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Business & Management