Frank Koller will be at Books on Beechwood, on Thursday the 6th of May from 6 to 8pm, reading from, discussing, and signing copies of his book “Spark: How Old-Fashioned Values Drive a Twenty-First Century Corporation! SPARK is a fascinating glimpse into how capitalism can, and should, work in North America – to protect people as well as profits.
Long time CBC economics reporter and foreign correspondent, Koller tells the story of how one unusual and profitable Fortune 1000 multinational company challenges the conventional wisdom shaping modern management’s view of the workplace by refusing to lay off its workers in tough times.
Norman A. Berg, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School says in his review:
â€œFrank Koller has done a remarkable job of presenting both an economic and a moral argument for the value to society of the unusual policies followed with great success by Lincoln Electric for over a hundred years. The book is excellent in both the historical overview and the numerous interviews with current and past employees. There is much that modern management can learn about the benefits to employees, customers, shareholders, and communities by examining the role of the â€˜old fashionedâ€™ culture of Lincoln Electric.â€
Michael Enright, The Sunday Edition
“A fascinating story.”
Harvard Business Review
â€œA fascinating depiction of a rare human resource practice in a company with a long and hearty track recordâ€”food for thought for the rest of us.â€