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Christopher Byron's "Martha Inc."
This paper discusses four management principles related in Christopher Byron's "Martha Inc.: The Incredible story of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia".
# 48987 | 990 words | 3 sources | APA | 2004 | US
Published on Feb 22, 2004 in Business (Companies) , Business (Management) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that Christopher Byron, in his unauthorized biography of Martha Stewart, "Martha Inc.", describes how the girl from a blue-collar, dysfunctional family from New Jersey worked her way to star status by recognizing opportunities and knowing how to capitalize on them. The author points out that, with a mindset of unabashed determination, the book shows another essential quality that a manager must develop in order to have a successful career: working hard; Martha Stewart would not have built her empire without working hard. The paper relates that Byron's book shows the effects of Martha Stewart's egotism and her desire for success at any cost; Along the way, she cheated her friends, lost her husband, and became known for her unscrupulous business practices.

From the Paper:

"These management styles have put her at the top, but the final page has not been written. After Byron's book went to press, Martha Stewart found herself in the middle of an insider trading scandal. The press reports seem to back up the other stories in the book. She has passed blame to her broker; then to the broker's assistant. Her former business associates have not come forward to give accounts of Martha Stewart's integrity. Her management style and her treatment of friends and family have left her alone to fight the charges filed against her. If there is any one thing to take away from the book, knowing what has happened since its publication, it is not to burn bridges and to treat subordinates, partners and coworkers with respect. Not doing so could undo years of hard work and certainly come back to haunt you."

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