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by Laurence Shames

  • ISBN: 0595219500
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  • Author: Laurence Shames
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: iUniverse (March 12, 2002)
  • Pages: 240 pages
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The Harvard Business School class of 1949 has the reputation of being the most successful class of MBAs ever produced, as measured in terms of job titles, compensation, and sphere of influence

The Harvard Business School class of 1949 has the reputation of being the most successful class of MBAs ever produced, as measured in terms of job titles, compensation, and sphere of influence. Shames has written an informal study of the class and its members' impact on the last 30 years of American business enterprise. The author's fast-moving and intriguing writing style, which is balanced with quotes from interviews with class members, makes the book as readable as a novel. Recommended for college libraries and career collections, as well as for public libraries.

Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Big Time: The Harvard Business School's Most Successful Class & How It Shaped America. by. Laurence Shames (Goodreads Author).

Unlike most books on busines. his baby sings. Focused on HBS’s most successful class-the fabled ‘49ers. That was the judgment of The New York Daily News in regard to this remarkable volume that entertains on every page while providing rare insights into the methods and secret workings of the Harvard Business School.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Laurence Shames is a novelist, journalist, essayist, and occasional ghostwriter who has written more than twenty books and hundreds of magazine articles. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Laurence Shames (Author). Formerly the Ethics columnist for Esquire, he lives in Asheville, NC and Naples, FL. To learn more, please visit LaurenceShames.

Complete summary of Laurence Shames' The Big Time. At regular five-year intervals after 1949, FORTUNE magazine ran features on the Harvard Business School graduates of that year. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Big Time. As these men approach retirement, Laurence Shames has written a book very much in the FORTUNE tradition about their lives and careers. In the end, Shames faults these managers for many of the ills of modern American business. In sum, the Class the Dollars Fell On (FORTUNE’s phrase) is also in part responsible for the precipitous decline of American industry.

In this perspective, even the forty-niners' major accomplishments have their bittersweet aspects. In 1949, when an MBA degree was still a comparative rarity in Corporate America, Harvard Business School graduated a class whose 652 members achieved remarkable levels of success-and attention. Shames offers an anecdotal update on prominent forty-niners, plus a few lesser lights, that also provides insights on the socioeconomic enironment in which they made-or lost-their way.

Bibliographic Details. Title: The Big Time, The Harvard Business School's. Publisher: Harper & Row. Publication Date: 1986. Chronicles and celebrates the unusual success story of Harvard Business School's class of 1949, which includes more corporate presidents, policymakers, CEO's, and millionaires than any other comparable group. From Publishers Weekly: Harvard graduate students who received their . s in 1949 have been dubbed "the class the dollars fell o. These businesspeople had grown up with Depression and war and went on to achieve an unprecedented degree of success and influence.

THE BIG TIME The Harvard Business School's Most Successful Class -and How It Shaped . Most of the way, the book is hard to put down.

THE BIG TIME The Harvard Business School's Most Successful Class -and How It Shaped America. The new heroes of the Harvard Business School's evolving case studies are a Lee Iacocca at Chrysler or a John F. Welch at General Electric, who somehow find ways to compete in a world with too much productive capacity. That is the basic problem, the overcapacity, and the '49ers failed to foresee it or to prepare for it. But when Mr. Shames tries to explain why, he bogs down.

Laurence Shames is best known for his series of comic mysteries, all set in Key West, Florida. The Big Time: The Harvard Business School's Most Successful Class and How It Shaped America (The Class of 1949) (1986). One of his most popular books, however, Bad Twin, was written under the pseudonym Gary Troup, in a cross promotion between publisher Hyperion and ABC, the network which produced the TV series, Lost. Living Large: A Big Man's Ideas on Weight, Success, and Acceptance (with Michael S. Berman) (2006). Not Fade Away: A Short Life Well Lived (with Peter Barton) (2004).

Harvard Business School churns out successful people year after year We sifted through HBS's sterling history to find the most powerful, prominent, and financially successful grads who came out of Cambridge

Harvard Business School churns out successful people year after year. It's been leading the conversation in business education since it started the world's first master's in business program in 1908. Executives like Michael Bloomberg and US politicians like Mitt Romney and George W. Bush are just a few of the notable graduates. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We sifted through HBS's sterling history to find the most powerful, prominent, and financially successful grads who came out of Cambridge. Walter Haas J. class of 1939.

1949 was a pivotal moment of economic dominance; the MBA was still exotic, arcane, and swaggeringly potent. The men of Harvard Business School 49 would be the class the dollars fell on. By 1974, nearly one 49er in five was a millionaire. Forty-five percent were chairmen, presidents, or chief operating officers. The men of HBS 49, however, hadnt just achieved success; theyd defined success.Their story is much more than a catalogue of vivid business tales; it is a map of American ambitions and assumptions, of national triumphs and epic-scale misjudgments that have only recently been finding their comeuppance.

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