Thursday, January 26, 2012

Research on New Book

I am working on the research for my next book, and I am seeking my readers' assistance.  I'm studying successful or unsuccessful duos, with a particular emphasis on innovators in a variety of fields.   For instance, Dwight Eisenhower and George Marshall would be an example of a very successful duo, as would Andy Grove and Gordon Moore at Intel.  I'm looking for examples from the military, business, sports, etc.  How can you help?  Please send me ideas for successful or unsuccessful duos that I can analyze.  In addition, if you know of individuals that I could interview for this research, please reach out to me.  I appreciate your assistance and recommendations. 

9 comments:

Jagadeesh Venugopal said...

Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi had a very successful relationship with Jawahar Lal Nehru in the fight for India's independence.

A relationship which was unsuccessful was that between management gurus Stephen R. Covey and Hyrum Smith when their respective organizations merged (Covey Leadership Center and Franklin Quest).

Tom_KY said...

1. Phil Jackson and Michael Jordon
2. Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant
Most cynics would ask how hard is it to win so many titles when you coached two of the greatest players of all time? That is the challenge - how did Jackson "coach" and manage these players - these egos - where they would do anything for him?

3. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
4. Bill Hewlett and David Packard (probably over-done)
5. Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman
6. Bill Belichik and Tom Brady
7. Paul Allen and Bill Gates
8. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
9. Petaeus and Galvin
10. Spielberg and Lucas
11. Teddy Roosevelt and John Muir

James W. Hartzell, Jr. said...

In the Corporate World:
1- Bill Gates & Paul Allen
2- Jobs & Wozniak
3- Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger
4- Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard
5- Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield
5- Jerry Yang and David Filo
6- Sergey Brin and Larry Page
7- Orville and Wilbur Wright

Geoff McInnes Archytas Group said...

You should definitely give Retired General Josiah Bunting III a call on this: a wealth of historical information, novelist and someone who has a different take on leadership studies from business people so it would make a great discussion.

Michael Roberto said...

thank you, everyone. Keep the ideas coming!

budlab said...

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger purchased more than 100 companies together. Seventy of their largest businesses are discussed in MOATS. MOATS : The new book discusses the Competitive Advantages of Buffett and Munger Businesses ... 70 selected businesses purchased by Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger for Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated. This is a useful resource for investors, managers, students of business around the world. It also looks at the sustainability of these competitive advantages in each of the 70 chapters. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/4filters

Major points of interest:

1. MOATS discusses 70 historically profitable businesses worthy of study.

2. MOATS examines the competitive advantages and sustainability of each business.

3. Each MOATS chapter has both a Warren Buffett and a Charlie Munger quote or idea weaved into the discussion.

4. The MOATS chapter on Lubrizol includes an estimated valuation based on Free Cash Flows.

5. Each MOATS chapter was checked by two people.

6. Even if you buy the MOATS hardcover edition, 50/70 is $0.72 value per business or chapter.

7. If you liked "Good To Great" by Jim Collins, you will enjoy 70 GREAT Berkshire Hathaway Businesses.

budlab said...

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger purchased more than 100 companies together. Seventy of their largest businesses are discussed in MOATS. MOATS : The new book discusses the Competitive Advantages of Buffett and Munger Businesses ... 70 selected businesses purchased by Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger for Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated. This is a useful resource for investors, managers, students of business around the world. It also looks at the sustainability of these competitive advantages in each of the 70 chapters. http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/4filters

Major points of interest:

1. MOATS discusses 70 historically profitable businesses worthy of study.

2. MOATS examines the competitive advantages and sustainability of each business.

3. Each MOATS chapter has both a Warren Buffett and a Charlie Munger quote or idea weaved into the discussion.

4. The MOATS chapter on Lubrizol includes an estimated valuation based on Free Cash Flows.

5. Each MOATS chapter was checked by two people.

6. Even if you buy the MOATS hardcover edition, 50/70 is $0.72 value per business or chapter.

7. If you liked "Good To Great" by Jim Collins, you will enjoy 70 GREAT Berkshire Hathaway Businesses.

Gina said...

Larry Bird and Bob Woolf. Have to credit Segovis for this!

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