Higher Ambition

How Great Leaders Create Economic and Social Value
By Michael Beer, Flemming Norgren, Russ Eisenstat, Nathaniel Foote, & Tobias Fredberg
272 Pages

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This book is a must read for the 21st century. It is all about how the great leaders of this century are increasingly finding ways to create economic and social value in an enduring way. It is about harmonizing the economic return objectives of the enterprise with the best interests of society . . . a lofty but achievable goal. My former company, Campbell Soup Company, is profiled in this work and I can tell you firsthand, that the “Higher Ambition” notion is profoundly meaningful and very deliverable.

We all spend most of our waking hours either at work or thinking about work. Shouldn’t we all have a “Higher Ambition” to make it as meaningful as possible?

– D. R. Conant

What People Are Saying

Doug stands out as a high performance CEO who is also a people builder. He demonstrates that one can get outstanding results while also being a good human being”
Fred Hassan
Partner, Warburg Pincus; Former Chairman & CEO, Schering Plough Corp & Pharmacia
Douglas Conant's keynote presentation and insights were of enormous value in preparing our members to assume the CEO role in their companies. He practices what he preaches.”
Kendall Crolius
President, G100 Next Generation Leadership
It’s not just what Doug does; it’s how he gets it done, and there is much to be learned by observing him and from his work on the subject of leadership. As leaders go, Doug is truly 'one of a kind.'”
Sara Mathew
CEO & Chairman, Dun & Bradstreet Inc.

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