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The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships

ISBN: 978-0-471-65282-3
272 pages
August 2004
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Praise for The Power of We

"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
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Acknowledgments.

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.

Sources.

Index.

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JONATHAN M. TISCH is Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels, and has been at the helm of the company since 1989. He has been instrumental in furthering the development of the hotel chain and its emergence as one of the country’s leading luxury hotel companies. At the same time, Tisch is recognized as a preeminent leader of the $555 billion travel and tourism industry. He is Chairman of the Travel Business Roundtable and NYC & Company, the city’s official tourism marketing organization, and was formerly vice chair of the Welfare to Work Partnership and chairman of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Loews Corporation, parent company of Loews Hotels, is one of the largest diversified financial holding companies in the United States, with nearly $80 billion in assets. Tisch believes that a new model of "business philosophy" based on partnerships is the key to corporate and economic success in the future.
KARL WEBER is a freelance writer specializing in business and current affairs. He is coauthor with Adrian Slywotzky of How to Grow When Markets Don’t and How Digital Is Your Business?
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WELL-KNOWN AND RESPECTED AUTHOR: Tisch is familiar to many people from his work as Chairman of the Travel Business Roundtable and Chairman of NYC Company. He has received numerous awards and recognition not only for his work with Loews Hotels but for his philanthropic work as well. He was named as one of the most influential leaders in New York business by Crain's Business last year. He has also been a vocal leader of the city's efforts to regain tourism since 9/11.

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.

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“expounds on how to succeed through building partnerships…” (Vanity Fair, September 2004)
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