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Excecutive Suite

Excecutive Suite

Author: Cameron Hawley

Year Published: 1952

Description: Executive Suite by Cameron Hawley, who was a business executive prior to becoming a novelist, chronicles the experiences of five vice presidents at a successful furniture company as they are forced to restructure and appoint a new corporate leader following their president's unexpected death.  Against the backdrop of their power struggle, the book presents several perspectives on the qualities that lead to success in business.  The book was adapted into a 1954 film of the same name directed by Robert Wise and starring William Holden.

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'The force behind a great company has to be more than the pride of one man; it has to be the pride of thousands. You can't make men work for money alone - you starve their souls when you try it, and you can starve a company to death the same way.'

Excecutive Suite

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