By Donald Rumsfeld
The mythical management consultant, distilled from a life of knowledge and event in govt and business
Throughout his lengthy and exclusive career—as a naval aviator, a U.S. Congressman, a best aide to 4 American presidents, a high-level diplomat, a CEO of 2 Fortune 500 businesses, and the single twice-serving Secretary of security in American history—Donald Rumsfeld has gathered hundreds and hundreds of pithy, compelling, and infrequently funny observations approximately management, enterprise, and existence. whilst President Gerald Ford ordered those aphorisms dispensed to his White apartment employees in 1974, the gathering turned referred to as "Rumsfeld's Rules."
First accumulated as three-by-five playing cards in a shoebox after which typed up and circulated informally through the years, those eminently nonpartisan principles have amused and enlightened presidents, company executives, chiefs of employees, overseas officers, diplomats, and participants of Congress. They earned compliment from the Wall road magazine as "Required reading," and from the New York instances which stated: "Rumsfeld's principles could be profitably learn in any organization…The most sensible analyzing, notwithstanding, are his sprightly pointers on inoculating oneself opposed to that dread White apartment illness, the inflated ego."
Meanwhile, the gathering persevered to develop as Rumsfeld additional new ideas derived from issues he learn, heard, or saw in additional than 8 many years of a amazing existence. Now those mythical ideas are made to be had for the 1st time to company govt. Rumsfeld has chosen his most dear and critical ideas for potent management, more advantageous with clean insights and wonderful anecdotes, and discusses them within the blunt and witty variety that made his Pentagon press meetings "must-see TV."
Distilled from a occupation of surprising breadth and accomplishment, and arranged less than useful issues like hiring humans, working a gathering, and working with the click, Rumsfeld's Rules can profit humans at each level of their careers and in each stroll of lifestyles, from aspiring politicos and industrialists to contemporary university graduates, lecturers, and company leaders.
The publication presents unheard of perception into management, administration, approach, and life—thinking that not just helped Rumsfeld lead the Pentagon in wartime, yet earned him a name as one among America's hardest and ultimate CEOs.