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Alfred P. Sloan

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Longtime professional of General Motors. He documented his lessons in general management in my own Years With General Motors, his bestselling memoir. He completed his engineering research at MIT, after that joined GM, a little ball-bearing manufacturer. He rose to be its leader at age 24 and led it to $60 million in revenue four years afterwards. He reorganized GM into distinct, independent divisions subject matter only to commercial policy limitations, devising an archetype for most companies after him. He was raised in Brooklyn, NY, the son of the espresso and tea importer. He and John DeLorean, the famous carmaker, had been both presidents of GM.

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Full Name Alfred P. Sloan
Date Of Birth May 23, 1875
Died February 17, 1966, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth New Haven, CT
Profession Entrepreneur
Education Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Nationality American
Awards Hoover Medal, Richard A. Cook Gold Medal Award
Star Sign Gemini

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