Decisions and Organizations
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
Thierry A. Weill is Professor of Technology Management at Ecole des Mines in Paris. From 2000 to 2002, he acted as scientific advisor to the Prime Minister of France, Lionel Jospin. He is the author of two books, over 40 scientific papers, and several patents. He chairs a monthly workshop on technology and innovation management.
* Uses great works of literature to explore the problems of leadership, for example ‘War and Peace’, ‘Othello’, and ‘Don Quixote’.
* Presents moral dilemmas related to leadership, for example the balance between private life and public duties, and between the expression and control of sexuality.
* Encourages readers to explore ideas that are subversive, unpalatable, and may not work in the short term.
* Suggests that today’s leaders are more likely to be motivated by the desire to change the world, than by financial rewards or the lure of promotion.