My Years With General Motors; Warmly Inscribed by Alfred P. Sloan Jr.
My Years With General Motors.
Sloan Jr., Alfred P.$2,000.00
Item Number: 54041
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1964.
First edition, early printing of Sloan’s influential work. Octavo, original cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the half-title 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. Sloan Jr. New York June 16, 1964.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing. Edited by John McDonald with Catherine Stevens. Uncommon signed and inscribed.
Only a handful of business books have reached the status of a classic, having withstood the test of over thirty years' time. Even today, Bill Gates praises it is the best book to read on business, and Business Week has named it the number one choice for its "bookshelf of indispensable reading." My Years With General Motors became an instant bestseller when it was first published in 1963. It has since been used as a manual for managers, offering personal glimpses into the practice of the "discipline of management" by the man who perfected it. This is the story no other businessman could tell--a distillation of half a century of intimate leadership experience with a giant industry and an inside look at dramatic events and creative business management.