The numerous anecdotes alone are worth the price of the book. most readers will find themselves asking why everyone doesn't run a business as preached by the chief executive of Continental Airlines. The Washington Post Book World.
in an age where managing seems increasingly complicated, some of Bethune's prescriptions are refreshingly straightforward. Business Week From Worst to First outlines Gordon Bethune's triumphs. about the turnaround he's led at Continental, a perennial basket case that's become an industry darling.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution From Worst to First is [Gordon Bethune's] story of Continental Airlines' turnaround under his command. The blueprint has worked. Fortune magazine named Continental the company that has 'raised its overall marks more than any other in the 1990s.
'The Seattle Post-Intelligencer All of Gordon Bethune's proceeds from this book will be donated to the We Care Trust, a nonprofits organization that assists Continental Airlines' employees and their families in times of need.
About the Author
Gordon Bethune is Chairman and CEO of Continental Airlines. Prior to joining Continental, he was vice president and general manager of customer service at Boeing. Bethune was also a senior operations executive at Braniff Airways, Western, and Piedmont Airlines. Scott Huler is a professional journalist. He has been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and other leading North American newspapers and magazines.
In his new book FROM WORST TO FIRST, Continental Airlines CEOGordon Bethune tells how he led Continental's transformation intoan award-winning carrier after years as an unprofitable airlinethat angered employees and customers.-USA Today
"Some of Bethune's prescriptions are refreshinglystraightforward... Bethune includes some fresh examples of hisplain-spoken management style."-Business Week
Number Of Pages: 294
Published: August 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.09 x 15.32 x 1.88
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1