Brian Dumaine


Books by Brian Dumaine


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Go Long: Why Long-Term Thinking Is Your Best Short-Term Strategy

Available in: Paperback
The lifespans of companies are growing shorter each day. Why do some companies thrive and grow, while others fail?

Inspired by the CEO Academy, the annual off-the-record gathering of chief executive officers organized by the authors, Go Long reveals how some of the world's most prominent business leaders resisted short-term pressures to successfully manage their organizations for the long term, and in turn, aim to create more jobs, more satisfied customers, and more shareholder wealth.

In Go Long, authors Dennis Carey, Brian Dumaine, Michael Useem, and Rodney Zemmel take you behind-the-scenes to witness the business decisions that are enabling leading organizations to outsmart and outlast the competition.

  • Why did CEO Larry Merlo allow CVS to take a $2 billion hit--on purpose?
  • How did CEO Alan Mulally maneuver Ford's $48 billion turnaround?
  • How did director Maggie Wilderotter and her fellow board members engage top management to embark on an unusual exercise to help Hewlett Packard Enterprise build a long-term strategy?
  • Why did CEO Paul Polman's turn back to Unilever's original mission of leading with a purpose to fuel profits?
  • How did CEO Ivan Seidenberg convince his investors and board to allow him to make a $150 billion bet?
  • How did CEO George Buckley find a way to address investor calls for 3M to spend less on research and development while still finding a way to innovate?
These leaders argue that a short-term mindset might satisfy investors for this quarter or next, but there's a heavy price to be paid. Instead, they argue, long-term thinking is your best short-term strategy.

Called a "mandatory read" by David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of The Carlyle Group, Go Long is a critical resource for leaders who want their organizations to survive over the long-term and for anyone who cares about the global economy.

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The Plot to Save the Planet: How Visionary Entrepreneurs and Corporate Titans Are Creating Real Solutions to Global Warming

Available in: Paperback
"The Plot to Save the Planet" is an illuminating and inspiring look at the "conspiracy" to make green technology the Silicon Valley of the twenty-first century. How is this new frontier being shaped? Brian Dumaine is your guide in this intriguing look into the very near future. You'll read about:
- The savvy investors: Why Warren Buffett is investing heavily in wind power, and why John Doerr, the venture capitalist and early backer of Google, is saying that "green tech is bigger than the Internet and could be the biggest economic opportunity of the twenty-first century."
- The cars of the future: The competitively priced plug-in hybrids that will get 60 miles to the gallon, and the battle being waged by fifteen start-ups competing to capture the electric car market.
- The fuels without fossils: New sources of energy from plants that could capture a big chunk of the $300 billion U.S. wholesale gasoline market.
- The corporate mavericks: Companies such as Duke Energy and GE, who are creating the low-carbon business models of the future, as well as cleaner ways to provide our power needs.