Two years later, after the resignation of president and founder w. General motors saw an opportunity in fords inertia. He was born in new haven, connecticut, united states, and was the oldest of five children alfred sloan. Sloan s book my years with general motors notes vauxhall and opel sales were greater in 1933 than sales of americanmade cars abroad, so it made sense to invest in. Normally i dont like management books so much because i think often. My years with general motors by sloan, jr, alfred p. Applying it to general motors, he set the corporation on its course of industrial leadership. In his book, the author explains the policies and processes h. Alfred sloan, ceo of gm for more than 30 years, recounts some of gms history and how it came to dominate the car industry. Management guru peter drucker speaks of it several times throughout his writings. Download my forty years with ford great lakes books seriesby charles e sorensen. Sloan vezetese alatt szamos ujitast vezetett be a gm iranyitasaban, amelyeket ma mar minden modern vallalatnal alkalmaznak. He even called the president of gm, who was later alfreds successor, mr. Alfred sloan biography, life, interesting facts early life and education.
Sloan s business biography, my years with general motors, was an instant best seller when it was first published in 1964. Sloan is seen as the first person to have worked out systematic organisation in a big company, planning and strategy, measurements, the principle of decentralisation in short, basic concepts of a discipline. Alfred sloan 18751966 was not only arguably the most original ceo and organisational thinker of the 20th century. General motors was the company that invented the phrase \professional management\. Take my assets but leave me my organization and in five years ill have it all back. It was fifty years ago that alfred sloans now classic my years with general motors hit.
The one book to be read on management, acc to bill gates. Gm invented planned obsolescence during the great depression. He held various positions in, general motors corporation, such as, the chief executive officer, president, and chairman of the board for over several decades and he justified each one of the responsibilities through his sheer dedication and passion for. Alfred sloan, the chief executive at general motors for 35 years believed that no one should be called by their first names. To understand the future of tesla, look to the history of gm. My years with general motors pdf download full download pdf.
Sloan was the ceo and later chairman of general motors for 35 years from around 1920 to 1955. It is widely regarded as one of the best management books, among others by peter drucker and bill gates. My years with general motors ebook by alfred p sloan jr. After it was published the book went on to become an immediate success and made its way to the new york times bestseller list. Alfred pritchard sloan jr, foi um famoso executivo da industria automobilistica americana. My years with general motors became an instant bestseller when it was first published in 1963. I like to see general motors stock register a good price on the market, but that is just a matter of pride. For fans of management books, this month marks a big anniversary.
First edition, early printing of sloan s influential work. He practiced this style even to his top executives. Even today, bill gates praises my years with general motors as the best book to read on business, and business week has named it the number one choice for its bookshelf of indispensable reading. If peter drucker is considered the father of modern administration, alfred p. Sloan was elected chairman of the board of general motors. Published in 1964, my years with general motors was an immediate bestseller and today is considered one of the few classic books on management. Sloan, my years with general motors, 1963 growth and progress are related, for there is no resting place for an enterprise in a competitive economy. From this study came the bestseller concept of the corporation. A corporate executive and philanthropist, he is best known as the longtime chairman of general motors corporation gm. My years with general motors alfred p sloan ebook enet.
Apr 18, 2003 my years with general motors was published in 1963 by alfred p. Download my life with the hairy people by arlawilliams. My years with general motors audiobook by alfred p. Organization coordinated policy with decentralized administration.
Alfred p sloan download ebook pdf, epub, tuebl, mobi. How general motors was built into the largest corporation in the world. In his book, the author explains the policies and processes he used at general motors to make it the number one organisation in the automobile industry. Sloan some brilliant insights into human nature and organizational impact annual car models, coordinated policy with decentralized authority, a policy of filling the gaps, how to incentivize employees with their bonuscompensation plans, the importance of sound dealer relations, and more. My years with general motors alfred pritchard sloan. Pdf download my years with general motors free unquote books.
Aug 28, 20 the book my years with general motors by alfred p. In his book, the author explains the policies and processes he used at general motors to make it the number one organisation in. Sloan, first as a senior executive and later as the head of the organization. Biography, business, history, leadership, management, nonfiction. Bill gates told fortune, my years with general motors is probably the best book to read if you want to read. Share sloan s helpful insights into a long list of business topics. With recent editions out in polish and portuguese, alfred sloan s memoir still commands attention for one compelling reason. John mcdonald 19061998 was an editor and writer for fortune magazine for three decades and the ghostwriter for alfred p.
This book is written by alfred sloan and editions in portuguese and polish are also available. Presentation copy, lengthily inscribed by the author on the halftitle page, for a very good friend of both general motors and my self roger lane thanks for your help and with my best regards alfred p. It has since been used as a manual for managers, offering personal. Download my life 1 000 houses failing forward to financialfreedom by mitch stephen. His company would release new models, new colors, and faster engines every year. It was because of his genius and leadership that general motors corporation grew to be one of the largest corporations on earth. He oversaw such automotive advancements as fourwheel brakes and ethyl gasoline. Original title isbn 9780385042352 published on 1964.
My years with general motors kindle edition by sloan jr. Buy my years with general motors book online at low prices. My years with general motors is a modern classic for those who love management books. What has been largely unknown until now is that my years with general motors was almost not published. Drucker made a study of general motors, specifically about its management. Download book my years with general motors by author alfred p. Alfred p sloan this story of general motors growth focuses on its organization, management, and marketing techniques.
Sloan as chief executive officer, were years of enormous expansion for general motors and of a steady increase in its share of the automobile market. Apr 16, 2018 sloans book my years with general motors, written half a century ago, is still a readable business classic. He was also the author of books on business, game theory, and fly fishing. It was fifty years ago that alfred sloan s now classic my years with general motors hit bookstores, and immediately appeared on the new york times nonfiction bestsellers list. The co on which peter drucker wrote his book on corporations. My years with general motors by alfred sloan, sloan. What has counted with me is the true value of the property as a business return on investment. Sloan s bestselling memoir, general motor s attempts to block the books publication, and the authors eventual triumph over the corporation. This book contains his memoirs about this time and was released in 1964. Jun 26, 2009 general motors was the company that invented the phrase \professional management\. Download alfred p sloan jr my years with general our friends.
Sloan is carefully edited to exclude important conclusions and summary. My years with general motors alfred p sloan ebook enet press. Pdf my years with general motors download full pdf book. As sloan was head of what was arguably the most important company in the industrialized world through much of the first half of the 20th century, the book is also a valuable primary reference source about the development of the american. Sloan is seen as the first person to have worked out systematic organization in a big company, planning and strategy, measurements, the principle of decentralization in short, basic concepts of a discipline of management. The book is part memoir, part essays on management. He held various positions in, general motors corporation, such as, the chief executive officer. Sloans bestselling memoir, general motor s attempts to block the books publication, and the authors eventual triumph over the corporation.
Peter drucker wrote that sloan was the first to work out how to systematically. Alfred sloan wrote a winning book thats as fresh and clear today as it was in the days when he headed general motors. Search for alfred p sloan jr my years with general motors mobi on. Published in 1964, my years with general motors was. Alfred pritchard sloan, jr 18751966 find a grave memorial. Buy my years with general motors book online at low prices in. With recent editions out in polish and portuguese, alfred sloans memoir still commands attention for one compelling reason. Sloan, first as a senior executive and later as the head of the organization, helped gm grow from the 1920s through the 1950s. Sloan rules alfred p sloan and the triumph of general. He was a longtime president, chairman and ceo of general motors corporation. The son of a coffee and tea importer, he was brought up in brooklyn, n. In 1963 he wrote my years with general motors, a memoir about his experience at the helm of automotive company. Editions of my years with general motors by alfred p.1525 984 1126 1387 541 1492 473 450 851 738 98 15 308 99 1131 1321 387 309 720 149 591 1052 1234 1029 740 1047 1484 1445 301 1463 786 954 1280 282