Plain Talk: Lessons from a Business Maverick

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Plain Talk: Lessons from a Business Maverick is a popular business book by F. Kenneth Iverson, former CEO of the Nucor Corporation. The book explains how the management practices he instituted at Nucor can be used as models for success in other businesses.

The basic principles emphasized in the book are:

  1. Decentralization
  2. Placing trust in employees
  3. Egalitarian benefits
  4. Minimizing layers of management
  5. Production-based pay