JAMES M. KILTS, a founding partner of the private equity firm Centerview Partners, previously was chairman and CEO of the Gillette Company and prior to that CEO of Nabisco and Kraft. He has been a visiting lecturer and executive-in-residence at the University of Chicago, where he established the James M. Kilts Center for Marketing at the Graduate School of Business. JOHN F. MANFREDI, managing partner of Manloy Associates, formerly was senior vice president of investor relations and corporate affairs at the Gillette Company and prior to that executive vice president at Nabisco. ROBERT L. LORBER is president and CEO of the Lorber Kamai Consulting Group and associate professor at the University of California at Davis. From the Hardcover edition.
"Jim Kilts transformed Gillette. Before his arrival, the company
was a study in self-deception. Great brands were being mishandled,
operational and financial discipline was non-existent and fanciful
promises to investors were standard practice. In record time, Jim
excised these business pathogens. I've learned much from Jim. So,
too, will readers of this book."
--Warren E. Buffett
"Doing What Matters is an insightful and practical
approach to business by a transformative leader with a great track
record of success." --Jack Welch
Jack Welch, LLC Jim Kilts is a proven wizard at making companies run.
--Wall Street Journal