September 8, 2004
News & Opinion: Fall 2004 Strategy + Business
The new issue of s+b from Booz Allen Hamilton has a great case study on Dell and how they turned around the hurt they felt in late 2000. Books and reading helped CEO Kevin Rollins. Here are the books featured: Corporate Cultures: The Rites and Rituals of Corporate Life by Deal/Kennedy The New Corporate Cultures: Revitalizing the Workplace after Downsizing, Mergers, and Reengineering by Deal/Kennedy Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis Corporate Culture and Performance by Kotter/Heskett A Company of Citizens: What the World's First Democracy Teaches Leaders about Creating Great Organizations by Manville/Ober Organizational Culture and Leadership by Edgar Schein The Reengineering Alternative: A Plan for Making Your Current Culture Work by by William Schneider Value Shift: Why Companies Must Merge Social and Financial Imperatives to Achieve Superior Performance by Lynn Sharp Payne As an "authority" on business books, I would be hard-pressed to come up with a better list of books on corporatre culture.