Twenty-five principles underlying good practice from the ‘Golden Age of Management’ – all with Puritan Overtones.
In 2009 Will Hopper and his brother were ‘Writers in Residence’ at the Edinburgh book festival, celebrating the publication of their paperback, “The Puritan Gift: Reclaiming the American Dream amidst Global Financial Chaos”.
This book was declared by the Financial Times to be one of the Top Ten of the Year 2007 and has since been brought up to date. It traces both the rise of America’s great managerial culture to a peak of excellence at the midpoint of the last century and its subsequent fall from grace, resulting in the credit crunch. It also describes how that culture in its finest form was implanted in Japan during the US Occupation (1945 – 1952), leading to the Economic Miracle.
Finally it analyses and describes that culture in terms of 25 principles of good management. William’s presentation on September 15 will discuss those principles in their social and business setting.
NB: To get the most value from this workshop, it is strongly advised for participants to read the book “The Puritan Gift” as there will be an introduction from Will Hopper followed by an interactive Q & A session with the author.