The Puritan Gift: Triumph, Collapse and Revival of an American Dream

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"Financial Times Top Ten Business Book of 2007!""" "The Puritan Gift" traces the origins and the characteristics of American managerial culture which, in the course of three centuries, would turn a group of small colonies into the greatest economic and political power on earth. It was the Protestant ethic whose characteristics--thrift, a respect for enquiry, individualism tempered by a need to cooperate, success as a measure of divine approval--helped to create the conditions which led to America's managerial and corporate ...

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