"No great improvements in the lot of mankind are possible, until a great change takes place in the fundamental constitution of their modes of thought."

--- John Mill ---

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BOOK

"Jerry Want demonstrates -with no holds barred, real world examples- how ignoring the importance of a company's culture can lead to the demise of even the mightiest enterprise. His hierarchy of corporate cultures provides a helpful guide for assessing and transforming a company's culture."
--Jeffrey L. Bleustein, Ph.D. Chairman & CEO (Ret.), Harley-Davidson Motor Inc.

Dr. Jerry Want provides keen insights as to how management and boards of directors can deal with the culture of the enterprises they serve. This book should be required reading for executives and stakeholders."
--George Vojta, Chairman, E Standards Forum; Vice Chairman (Ret), Bankers Trust

The human side of business continues to confound even the best of corporations. Cultures must change as the business model changes. Dr. Want's newest book provides useful insights and strategies for transforming any business culture into a winning business culture."
--James Walker, Ph.D, President, The Walker Group Founder -The Human Resource Planning Society

At last, a real world perspective on the vital issue of corporate culture with solid recommendations for transforming underperforming and flawed business cultures into high performing cultures that will drive corporate success. No one understands the issue better than Jerry Want."
--Howard Levin, President and Chief Executive Officer (Ret). Digicon Electronics

Change Strategy

  • Regional Bell Op Co.
  • Intl. 3G Wireless Co.
  • Fortune 500 Printing Co.
  • Healthcare Co.
  • Fortune 500 Wireless Co.
  • Power Generation Co.
  • $400M Communications Equip Co.
  • Intl Paper Manufacturing Co.
  • Defense Contractor
  • $1B Computer Assembly Co.
  • Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical Co.
  • Major Chemical Co.

Mission & Business Strategy

  • $1B Computer Assembly Co.
  • International Airline
  • Electronics Mfg. Co.
  • Regional Bell Operating Co.
  • Consumer Products Co.
  • Construction & Engineering Co.
  • Communications Equipment Co.
  • Hi-Tech Manufacturing Co.
  • Environmental Engineering Co.
  • Bio-pharmaceutical Co.
  • Intl Port Authority
  • Wireless Communications Co.
  • Software Development Co.
  • Electric Power Generation Co.

Corporate Culture for Performance

  • World class Motorcycle Mfg. Co.
  • Regional Bell Operating Cos.
  • Regional Bank
  • Intl. Software Development Co.
  • International Printing Co.
  • Industry Leading E-Commerce Co.
  • International Hotel Chain
  • $2.5B Telecom Co.
  • Electronics Mfg. Co.
  • Major Teaching Hospital
  • International Consumer Products Co.
  • Computer Assembly & Sales Co.

Executive Team Development & Succession Planning

  • $1.5B Consumer Products
  • Chemical Manufacturing Co.
  • Hospital Management Co.
  • Bell Operating Co.
  • International Hotel Chain
  • Hi-Tech Manufacturing Co.
  • Construction & Engineering Co.
  • Fortune 500 Pharmaceutical Co.
  • Direct Mail Manufacturing Co.
  • Software Development Co.

Organization Effectiveness & Design

  • Bell Telecom Co.
  • Consumer Products Co.
  • Hi-Tech Manufacturing Co.
  • ower Generation Co.
  • Major Teaching Hospital
  • Diagnostic Equipment Co.
  • Major Telecom Co.

Customer Service Operations

  • Fortune 500 Telecom Co.
  • Regional Bank
  • Federal Regulatory Agency
  • International Airline
  • Regional Bell Operating Co.
  • Computer Assembly & Sales Co.
  • Consumer Products Co.

Turnaround Management

  • Auto Part Mfg. Co.
  • Paper Products Co.
  • Transportation Co.
  • Steel Mfg. Co.
  • Power Equipment Mfg. Co.
  • Consumer Products Co.
  • Computer Assembly Co.
  • Components Mfg. Co.
  • Communication Equipment Mfg. Co.

Post-Merger Integration/Divestiture Planning

  • International Airline
  • Intl Consumer Products Co.
  • Power Generation Co.
  • Software Development Co.
  • Communications Equipment Co.
  • IT Products Co.
  • Auto Part Mfg. Co.
  • Chain of Medical Clinics
  • Metals Fabricating Co.
  • Diagnostic Equipment Co.

Human Resource Strategy & Realignment

  • Bell Operating Co.
  • Security Technology Co.
  • Fortune 500 Consumer Products Co.
  • Investment Bank
  • Software Development Firm
  • Intl. Government Agency
  • Regional Bank

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THE BOOK

"In today’s business world, companies and entire industries are facing dramatic change which has led to an unprecedented level of corporate and industry failure. Companies and their CEOs need to understand how these change forces will impact their businesses. Jerry Want’s Saving the Company provides needed insight and direction for building high performing enterprises required for the age of radical change."
--Richard Teerlink, Chief Executive Officer (Ret.), Harley-Davidson Motor Company

"In a period of unprecedented change and outright chaos in the business world, Jerry Want brings a dead on perspective of how to manage those change forces and how to build high performing business organizations- business cultures-as the only true strategy for managing change. A must read for CEOs and other decision makers."
--Howard Levins, Former Chief Executive Officer, Digicon Electronics

"In today’s radically changed business climate, corporate culture has become the critical difference between failure and long-term success. Jerry Want provides keen insights for understanding and building ethical and performance driven business cultures."
--James M. Coblin, Former Vice President of Human Resources, Nucor Corp.

"Dr Jerry Want’s Saving the Company clearly illustrates how even the most successful of companies can fail as well as what to do to prevent failure. His unique Hierarchy of Performance, shows the importance of maintaining higher performing, business cultures in today’s fast paced business climate."
--Trey Gardner, Chief Executive Officer, Green Geeks, Inc


Former IBM CEO Lou Gerstner on Corporate Culture:

Charlie Rose: What is the most important thing that CEO's can do to ensure the success of their business?

Lou Gerstner: CEO's need to recognize that corporate culture is not just one thing they have to attend to, it's EVERYTHING they do.