In Search of Excellence:

Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies

By: Tom Peters

HarperBusiness, 2006

404 Pages

Reading Time: 13 hours

PBC Rating: 8/10


A "New York Times" Bestseller for over three years To discover the secrets of the art of management, Peters and Waterman studied more than 43 successful American companies. The companies specialized in a number of areas: consumer goods, high technology, and services. What he discovered was that regardless of how different each company was, they shared eight basic principles of management that anyone can use on their way to success. Here they are, amply illustrated with anecdotes and examples from the experiences of the best-run companies in the world.