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ISBN-10 0132856085ISBN-13 9780132856089
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ISBN-10 0-13-285607-7ISBN-13 978-0-13-285607-2
Author(s): Calvin M. Boardman; Alan N. Sandomir; Harris Sondak
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 552
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Foundations of Business Thought is an eclectic guide through the historic and socio-philosophic maze of our distant and recent business past. It is a seeker’s blueprint to the intellectual architecture of the business world, rather than a static, or passive, consumer’s nuts-and-bolts template which, like many standard introduction texts to business, exists to introduce students as efficiently as possible into the mechanical processes of commerce. The Foundations readings prepare students to think about what it means, in the most personal terms, to be a part of the commercial world.   Employing passages of reasonable reading length, the authors guide us through an arc of interdisciplinary subjects, which illuminates more than two thousand years of thinking about the subject of commerce and its meaning in our lives. Readings represent a renowned and diverse group, including Plato, Henry David Thoreau, Max Weber, Christopher Columbus, Benjamin Franklin, W.E.B. DuBois, and Ayn Rand.   

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