In the summer of 2005, Business 2.0 published a cover story on a self-published management pamphlet by the CEO of American aerospace contractor Raytheon. Lauded by chief executives including Jack Welch and Warren Buffett ('one of the best books I've seen') it became a phenomenon, and more than 300,000 people wrote in to ask for a copy. But much of the pamphlet drew from a book of 1944 - which Profile then reissued, updated, as The Unwritten Laws of Business.Filled with sage advice and written in a clear, engaging style, it offers insights on relating to colleagues and outsiders, the laws of character and personality, personal development, and much, much more - all of which has stood the test of time.Refreshingly free of the latest business jargon, The Unwritten Laws of Business is wise, ethical and insightful, capturing and distilling the timeless truths and principles that underlie management and business the world over.
The book from 1944 was based on three articles published by the late W. J. King, a General Electric engineer, and was released by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers. This new book has been revised and updated by James G. Skakoon, General Manager of VERTEX Technology, an engineering consulting firm. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.