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June 23, 2005

News & Opinion: The Best Management Book You Have Never Read

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 5:52 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture


The front cover of the new Business 2.0 is plastered with the headline "The CEO's Secret Handbook". It seems that Raytheon CEO Bill Swanson has been distributing a spiral-bound book with the wisdom he has gained as a CEO. Jack Welch and Warren Buffet both love it. The title this little tome is Swanson's Unwritten Rules of Management.

The bulk of the article are the best nuggets from the unpublished handbook. There is also a critique by guru Jim Collins.

I wonder how many publishers are calling Swanson to get the thing published.

Check it out on newstands now.

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.