In Search Of Excellence (Paperback)

Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies

Robert H Waterman Jr, Tom Peters

A reissue of this classic business bestseller, ranked in a poll by Bloomsbury Publishing as 'the greatest business book of all time'.

In Search of Excellence has long been a must-have for the boardroom, business school and bedside table, and continues to influence the thinking of leaders and managers across the globe today.

Based on a study of forty-three of America's best-run companies from a range of sectors - consumer goods, technology, services - the book identifies eight common 'attributes of excellence' that made these organisations successful. Though many of the profiled companies have since lost their edge (or disappeared completely), these eight management principles, each highlighted in a chapter in the book, have shown themselves to be timeless.

These simple business truths, so eloquently encapsulated by Peters and Waterman, are proof that the fundamentals of management - a focus on people, customers and value, entrepreneurship and excellence - ring as true today as they ever did.

In Search of Excellence is a seminal business book, worthy of a place on the bookshelves of anyone who wants to understand how effective management works in practice.

Publication date: 28/05/2015


ISBN: 9781781253403

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Business & Management

Reviews for In Search Of Excellence

'Required reading'

 International Management Magazine

'A landmark book, without question the most important and useful book on what makes organisations effective, ever written'

 Warren Buffet

'One of those rare books on management that is both consistently thought-provoking and fun to read'

 Wall Street Journal

Robert H Waterman Jr

Robert H Waterman Jr

Robert H Waterman is an internationally known business executive, speaker and author. He now directs his own company, The Waterman Group, after spending 21 years at the management consultancy firm McKinsey & Co.

Tom Peters

Tom Peters

Tom Peters,'uber-guru of business' (The Economist) and 'father of the post-modern corporation' (Los Angeles Times), is the author of many international bestsellers and chairman of Tom Peters Company.