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Book Title: The One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency|
The author of the book: Robert Kanigel
Date of issue: February 1st 1999
ISBN 13: 9780140260809
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 484 KB
Edition: Penguin Books
Read full description of the books The One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency:A young man named Frederick Winslow Taylor chose a factory over Harvard -- and his decision has made all the difference in the world as we know it today.Using what he'd learned as an apprentice in a machine shop, Taylor forged his industrial philosophy, Scientific Management -- the source of our fierce, unholy obsession with "efficiency". According to management guru Peter Drucker, Taylorism is perhaps the "most powerful as well as the most lasting contribution America has made to Western thought since the Federalist Papers".
Evoking a time when the industrial world was young, new, and exciting, Robert Kanigel illuminates the man whose ceaseless quest for "the one best way" changed the very texture and purpose of twentieth-century life.
Read information about the authorRobert Kanigel was born in Brooklyn, but for most of his adult life has lived in Baltimore, where he lives today. He has written seven books.
"The Man Who Knew Infinity," his second book, was named a National Book Critics Circle finalist, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist, and a New York Public Library "Book to Remember." It has been translated into Italian, German, Greek, Chinese, Thai, and other languages, and has been made into a feature film, starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 and will open in American markets in 2016.
Kanigel's 2012 book, "On an Irish Island," set on a windswept island village off the coast of Ireland, was nurtured by a Guggenheim fellowship and later awarded the Michael J. Durkan Prize by the American Conference for Irish Studies.
"Eyes on the Street," his biography of Jane Jacobs, the far-seeing author of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities" and fearless champion of big-city life, will be published by Knopf in the fall of 2016.
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