That man Philips Jan Timmer | Paperback 256 pages
That man Philips 1st edition is a book by Jan Timmer published by Prometheus. ISBN 9789044636406
Jan Timmer is often recognized as the man of Philips. He worked all his life, and from 1990 to 1996 president. Now he tells the story of both the man and the company. How exciting and varied careers can proceed at a multinational, how many opportunities have unfolded there. He provides insight into the complex decision-making processes of a global company. He describes how the Anglo-Saxon business model, with its emphasis on shareholder value, has had an adverse impact on the business, not just at Philips. He takes a stand against the all too easy buybacks, even by European companies. Timmer also outlines how Europe is technologically in isolation has fallen compared to Silicon Valley and the Far East. How fierce competition from Asia has led to the downfall of the once dominant component Consumer. But how ASML and NXP could develop into successful companies. Timmer believes that Philips himself was responsible for the contraction of the group. From his lifelong commitment he has with the company understands the dilemmas managers face continuous basis. But Timmer argues may be outspoken, Philips today had decided the day more than it is now.