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By Don L. Hofsommer

Genuinely gifted and profitable managers in any field—business, govt, army, academia—are scarce. John Howard Burdakin used to be a contented exception to the norm. This attractive biography examines Burdakin’s existence within the railroad industry—at Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn crucial, and eventually at Grand Trunk Corporation—during a tumultuous time within the transportation company and underscores his center ideas and the way he hired them within the administration of individuals and estate. a few modern observers might reflect on Burdakin’s frequently conservative sort as particularly old-fashioned, yet a extra sober evaluation finds that his technique has software in any time and in any box. a good source for management execs, this learn makes a speciality of Burdakin’s profession in administration, ever stressing his foundational convictions—how he got here by means of them, how he hired these rules as a supervisor, and the way they have been understood through those that labored for him or with him. via teamwork, belief, exertions, honesty, diligence, and integrity, Burdakin might develop into revered as one of many railroad industry’s brightest guiding lights.

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