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Business Bookshelf: Lessons from master strategists in the tech world

Tech industry giants Steve Jobs, Andy Grove and Bill Gates were not cast from the mold of the model business leader. According to a new book, they tended to shout at their subordinates, lacked the well-rounded style of today's aspiring management class and engaged in "sometimes seriously counterproductive" behavior. They also committed strategic errors, displayed management blind spots and made the mistake of anointing as successors managers better suited to the role of understudy. So are there lessons that business leaders in other fields other than technology can learn from their idiosyncratic, spectacularly effective business careers? For authors David Yoffie of...