Preface. Acknowledgments. Chapter 1. Evolution of a Business. Chapter 2. The Science of Human Action. Chapter 3. Vision. Chapter 4. Virtue and talents. Chapter 5. Knowledge Processes. Chapter 6. Decision Rights. Chapter 7. Incentives. Chapter 8. Lessons Learned. Appendices. Partial List of MBM Models. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
CHARLES G. KOCH is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Koch Industries, Inc., a position he has held since 1967. Since then, the company has been transformed into a dynamic and diverse group of companies in refining and chemicals, fibers and polymers, commodity and financial trading, and forest and consumer products. Familiar Koch company brands include STAINMASTER carpet, LYCRA spandex, Quilted Northern tissue, and Dixie cups. Koch has continuously supported academic and public policy research (including numerous Nobel Prize winners) for more than 40 years, and has helped build a number of market-based organizations. Koch received a bachelor's degree in general engineering and two master's degrees-in mechanical and chemical engineering-from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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