Supercorp (Ebook)

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

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.

Publication date: 01/10/2010


ISBN: 9781847652294

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B0041G68W8

Imprint: Profile Books

Subject: Business & Management

Reviews for Supercorp

'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 

'Rosabeth Moss Kanter puts a new and welcome human face on the many ways companies can serve a public purpose while also prospering financially and building an enduring culture of success.'

Andrea Jung, chairman and CEO of Avon Products 

'Kanter makes a compelling case about the role played by corporate culture, values-based decision making, and larger societal issues in the creation of sustainable success.'

Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and CEO of Verizon 

'Innovative insights on how companies-and their leaders-can be at the vanguard of the twenty-first century. . . . Timely, informative, and uplifting-all of the qualities of a great read!'

David Gergen, CNN senior political analyst and White House counselor to four U.S. presidents 

'Rosabeth Moss Kanter . . . breaks new ground in SuperCorp by envisioning the corporation of the future that creates long-term value through breakthrough strategies that help solve intractable social problems.'

Bill George, former chairman and CEO of Medtronic and author of True North 

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Rosabeth Moss Kanter

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.