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From the publisher: In The SAIC Solution, 2nd Edition, Dr. J. Robert Beyster — who founded SAIC in 1969, and grew it into the nation’s largest employee-owned research and engineering company — examines recent issues faced by the company, including its 2006 IPO, the dismantling of its employee-ownership culture, significant decline in shareholder value, and its eventual split into two separate companies.

This book is a guide to implementing principles and practices developed and used by SAIC to drive exponential growth, global expansion, and diversification across science and technology customers and markets. Topics include: sustaining a people-first culture, linking contribution to rewards, experimenting with management structures and business investment, and balancing reasonable profit with sustainable, accelerating growth. This book also provides a cautionary tale for entrepreneurs, company founders, and executives who seek to sustain their organizations in the 21st century.

* Note: This is the second edition of the 2007 The SAIC Solution: How We Built an $8 Billion Employee-Owned Technology Company