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Table of Contents
                            Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
1. Purpose and Overview
2. Three Developmental Streams: A Model for Deciphering the Lessons of the DEC Story
Part one: THE CREATION OF A CULTURE OF INNOVATION: THE TECHNOLOGY, ORGANIZATION, AND CULTURE STREAMS ARE ONE AND THE SAME
	3. Ken Olsen, the Scientist-Engineer
	4. Ken Olsen, the Leader and Manager
	5. Ken Olsen, the Salesman-Marketer
	6. DEC’s Cultural Paradigm
	7. DEC’s “Other” Legacy: The Development of Leaders
	8. DEC’s Impact on the Evolution of Organization Development
Part two: THE STREAMS DIVERGE, CAUSING AN ORGANIZATIONAL MIDLIFE CRISIS
	9. The Impact of Changing Technology
	10. The Impact of Success, Growth, and Age
	11. Learning Efforts Reveal Cultural Strengths and Rigidities
	12. The Turbulent 1980s: Peaking but Weakening
	13. The Beginning of the End: Ken Olsen’s Final Efforts to Save DEC
Part three: LESSONS AND LEGACIES
	14. Obvious Lessons and Subtle Lessons
	15. The Lasting Legacy of Digital Equipment Corporation
Appendixes
	A. DEC’s Technical Legacy
	B. DEC Manufacturing: Contributions Made and Lessons Learned
	C. DEC, the First Knowledge Organization
	D. Digital: The Strategic Failure
	E. What Happened? A Postscript
References
Index
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About the Author
                        
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ED SCHEIN is Sloan Fellows professor of management emeritus, a se-

nior lecturer at the Sloan School at MIT, and a fellow of the American

Psychological Association and the Academy of Management.

Besides his numerous articles Schein has authored fourteen books

including Organizational Psychology, Career Dynamics, Organizational

Culture and Leadership, Process Consultation, Process Consultation

Revisited, and The Corporate Culture Survival Guide. He is the found-

ing editor of Reflections: The Journal of the Society for Organizational

Learning, and was also coeditor of the Addison Wesley Series on

Organization Development.

At present he is devoted to connecting academics, consultants, and

practitioners around the issues of knowledge creation, dissemination,

and utilization. Among Schein’s past and current clients are Digital

Equipment Corporation, Ciba-Geigy, Apple, Citibank, General Foods,

Procter & Gamble, ICI, Saab Combitech, Steinbergs, Alcoa, Motorola,

Hewlett-Packard, Exxon, Shell, AMOCO, British Petroleum, Con

Edison, the Economic Development Board of Singapore, and the

International Atomic Energy Agency.

Professor Schein is married, has three children, and seven grand-

children. He and his wife, Mary, live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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