The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships
"In The Power of We, Jonathan Tisch reminds us again that working together still yields the best results. Jon has spent a lifetime mobilizing people and organizations to get a job done in business and in civic service. His experience, optimism, intelligence, and common sense are reflected in this fresh look at the rewards of partnerships."
-President Bill Clinton
"The Power of We offers a clear and compelling lesson in how today's business leaders can create new synergies and gain competitive advantage by learning how to partner successfully."
-Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and CEO, American Express Company
"Jon Tisch has lived the strategy he describes in The Power of We, and now this extraordinary man and successful leader shares his strategy with us. Building partnerships at all levels-social, intellectual, and political, as well as entrepreneurial-will be one of the keys to progress in the coming decades. Jon Tisch provides a road map for those who grasp that reality."
-John Sexton, President, New York University
"Being a leader requires vision, focus, and influence. Jonathan Tisch has exhibited all three in this great body of work about what it takes to be a partner and something bigger than yourself. The Power of We is a must read."
-Pat Riley, President, the Miami HEAT
1. The Power of Partnerships: Getting from Me to We
Portrait in Partnership: Rodney Carroll.
2. Now Who’s Boss? Lessons in Partnership from the CEO’s Desk to the Housekeeper’s Cart
Portrait in Partnership: Jeff Zucker.
3. A Family Business: It All Started with Sayde and Al
Portrait in Partnership: Marc Morial.
4. The Employee Comes First: From the Front Line to the Bottom Line
Portrait in Partnership: Emeril Lagasse.
5. Turning Customers into Partners: Creating Value Together
Portrait in Partnership: David Neeleman.
6. Being a Good Neighbor: Hanging Up Your Tux and Rolling Up Your Sleeves
Portrait in Partnership: President Jimmy Carter.
7. E Pluribus Plenty: When Competition Gives Way to Cooperation
Portrait in Partnership: Paul Tagliabue.
8. Beyond the Ballot Box: Good Corporate Citizenship Takes More Than Your Vote
Portrait in Partnership: Kate Carr.
9. What’s in It for the Owners? Bringing Dollars and Sense to the Bottom Line
Portrait in Partnership: Sir Howard Stringer.
10. New York Rising: The Power of Partnerships in Time of Crisis
Portrait in Partnership: Jane Rosenthal.
Epilogue: Twelve More Tips: A Recipe for Personal Success.
KARL WEBER is a freelance writer specializing in business and current affairs. He is coauthor with Adrian Slywotzky of How to Grow When Markets Dont and How Digital Is Your Business?
WELL-KNOWN AND RESPECTED COMPANY: Loews Corp is a diversified financial company whose primary holdings include the wholly owned Loews Hotels, CNA Financial Corporation (one of the largest US insurers), Lorillard (oldest US tobacco company), Bulova Watches and Diamond Offshore Drilling. (Company is not affiliated with Loews Theaters!)
STRONG ENDORSERS: The book has endorsers such as President Bill Clinton and Pat Riley.
APPEALING MESSAGE FOR STUDENTS ENTERING THE BUSINESS WORLD: This "handbook" will be indispensable reading for students entering the business environment. The key changes Tisch focuses on are those of relationships, namely: transformation of the business/workforce relationship, transformation of the business/government relationship, and a transformation of the relationship between business managers and owners.