The Lessons of the Hidden Champions
What do the hidden champions teach us? According to modern management literature, we mainly—or only—learn from large successful corporations. In this book we have changed this perspective radically. We have discovered that many of the most consistently successful, longest-surviving, most competitive companies operate behind a veil of discretion and remain unknown—even to business experts. Consequently, their strategies and leadership methods are not finding their way into the textbooks, business magazines, and heads of the management community. However, the case studies of the hidden champions teach us extraordinary and valuable lessons that often differ from the patterns of large corporations and the management fads of the day.