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Hardcover Mind Your Own Business: A Maverick's Guide to Business, Leadership and Life Book

ISBN: 0385509596

ISBN13: 9780385509596

Mind Your Own Business: A Maverick's Guide to Business, Leadership and Life

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In the bestselling tradition of Max DePree's LEADERSHIP IS AN ART, LEADING FROM THE HEART offers strong, iconoclastic, often contrarian opinions about leadership, including: - Do more for your workers, for your employees are everything. - The secret to successful leadership is communication. - Lead from the bottom up. - The perfect classroom is two people on a log, where no one can tell who is the teacher and who is the student. - Above all, a CEO...

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MInd Your Own Business

I read this book on my flight from Phoenix to Maryland(BWI). I have since bought several copies and am sharing the contents with my friends and associates. Excellent Man, ideas, thoughts, great experince and honesty during turbulent years, yet he is always giving. I am still buying copies to give away.

Inappropriate Forum to Discuss Harman's Family Ethics

I have reviewed the comments on this board and felt utterly compelled to say something. My father is Sidney Harman and I can assure you that he is a wonderful and caring father to his six children and two step-children. His family life, however, is irrelevant when reviewing and contemplating the content of the book. This book is not called Mind Your Own Family. And to those conjecturing about my father's child rearing skills, I recommend you take a hint of advice from the book's title.

Interesting and entertaining book by a remarkable man

As an audiophile, I am very familiar with the name Sidney Harman. For over 50 years the products made by his company have set high standards for innovation, performance and quality. However, until I read this book I knew little of the man and people behind Harman International. In his book, Harman details how decades of experience from early youth to today led him develop a corporate system of ethics and integrity, lead by a "quintet" of individuals, each of them with unique talents and skills. Sidney Harman is one member of the quintet. In this era of corporate misdeeds and mistrust, Mind Your Own Business provides an example that you can be very successful in business without losing your soul.


Dr. Sidney Harman has bridged the gap between human doing and human being. More than any other book in recent years, this book offers a perspective on the business and human side of business that will enrich the minds and touch the hearts of readers regardless of where they are in their careers. In a world that engenders skepticism if not cynicism, it's rare to discover a book that you can believe and believe in. Right from the start it makes so much sense, feels right, and seems doable. I only wish that Dr. Harman had been writing volumes like this one throughout his career for people to have benefited sooner from his experience and wisdom.


This book is fantastic! The anecdotes are priceless and the writing is authentic and inspiring.
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