New York : Crown Business, c2009.
322 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-303) and index.
Discusses the concept of "vanguard companies" whose mission combines a social conscience along with the ability to deliver on customers' needs better than competitors, citing IBM's expertise in India following the 2006 tsunami and earthquake as an example.
I: The opportunity -- The wave -- Challenges of global change: forcing a new model -- II: Strategy and business -- Standing on principled: strategic priorities and a values-based guidance system -- Innovation: the values dividend -- Good to grow: mergers, acquisitions, and transformations -- III: People and society -- Connecting talent: virtues of the dynamic workplace -- Diversity and identity: dealing with differences -- Grounding: brining the best to communities, countries, and the public -- IV: Agenda for the future -- Unfinished business: confronting the dark side of globalization -- The triumph of the transformational enterprise: leadership for the future.