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William H. Whyte • 8 Items / 3 Books, 5 Articles
Is Anybody Listening? (1952)
How and Why U.S. Business Fumbles When It Talks With Human Beings
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    Groupthink on Groupthink (Review)
    Is Anybody Listening?, by William H. Whyte, Jr.
    1. Is Anybody Listening? by William H. Whyte, Jr.
    The Nation, May 10, 1952, p. 455
  2. Views & Reviews
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    "The Business of Business Is Business" (Review)
    Is Anybody Listening?, by William H. Whyte, Jr.
    1. Is Anybody Listening? by William H. Whyte, Jr.
    The Reporter, May 13, 1952, pp. 36-37
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    The Ivory Tower of Business (Review)
    Is Anybody Listening?, by William H. Whyte, Jr.
    1. Is Anybody Listening? by William H. Whyte, Jr.
    The Saturday Review, April 5, 1952, p. 12
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    Atlantic Bookshelf (4 Reviews)
    Reader's Choice
    1. Is Anybody Listening? by William H. Whyte, Jr.
    2. Winston Churchill by Robert Lewis Taylor
    3. Gide and the Hound of Heaven by Harold March
    4. Doting by Henry Green
    The Atlantic Monthly, June 1952, pp. 82-83
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    Books in Brief (10 Reviews)
    Who Walk in Darkness, by Chandler Brossard
    1. Who Walk in Darkness by Chandler Brossard
    2. Flee the Angry Strangers by George Mandel
    3. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    4. Missing by Egon Hostovsky
    5. Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler
    6. The Soft Voice of the Serpent, and Other Stories by Nadine Gordimer
    7. Prisoners at the Bar by Francis X. Busch
    8. Guilty or Not Guilty? by Francis X. Busch
    9. Is Anybody Listening? by William H. Whyte, Jr.
    10. Give the Lady What She Wants! by Lloyd Wendt and Herman Kogan
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1952, pp. 104-114
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    What Businessmen Predict for 1953 (11 Reviews)
    Recommended Reading for Executives
    1. American Capitalism by John Kenneth Galbraith
    2. The Big Change by Frederick Lewis Allen
    3. Changing Concepts of Business Income by Percival F. Brundage
    4. Creating an Industrial Civilization by Eugene Staley
    5. A Creed for Free Enterprise by Clarence B. Randall
    6. Economy in the National Government by Paul H. Douglas
    7. Is Anybody Listening? by William H. Whyte, Jr.
    8. The Man on the Assembly Line by Charles Rumford Walker
    9. Management Controls in Industrial Research Organizations by Robert N. Anthony
    10. Morality in American Politics by George A. Graham
    11. Share Ownership in the United States by Lewis H. Kimmel
    The Saturday Review, January 24, 1953, p. 48
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    Recent Books on International Relations (29 Reviews)
    The United States
    1. The United States in World Affairs, 1951 by Richard P. Stebbins
    2. The America Approach to Foreign Policy by Dexter Perkins
    3. American Crisis Diplomacy by Richard W. Van Alstyne
    4. Sectional Biases in Congress on Foreign Policy by George L. Grassmuck
    5. Witness by Whittaker Chambers
    6. The Tenney Committee by Edward L. Barrett, Jr.
    7. Loyalty and Legislative Action by Lawrence Chamberlain
    8. Un-American Activities in the State of Washington by Vern Countryman
    9. The States and Subversion by Walter Gellhorn
    10. How to Keep Our Liberty by Raymond Moley
    11. The Cry Is Peace by Louis F. Budenz
    12. The Negro and the Communist Party by Wilson Record
    13. Communism Versus the Negro by William Anthony Nolan
    14. The Irony of American History by Reinhold Niebuhr
    15. Socialism and American Life by Donald Drew Egbert and Stow Persons
    16. One Man's America by Alistair Cooke
    17. The Day Before Tomorrow by Robert Waithman
    18. Congress at Work by Stephen K. Bailey and Howard D. Samuel
    19. The Group Basis of Politics by Earl Latham
    20. Men of West Point by R. Ernest Dupuy
    21. Working With Roosevelt by Samuel I. Rosenman
    22. Roosevelt and Daniels: A Friendship in Politics by Carroll Kilpatrick, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Josephus Daniels, ...
    23. So It Seemed by William L. Chenery
    24. Wendell Willkie, 1892-1944 by Mary Earhart Dillon
    25. A Scholar in Action: Edwin F. Gay by Herbert Heaton
    26. American Capitalism by John Kenneth Galbraith
    27. How to Get Rich in Washington by Blair Bolles
    28. Is Anybody Listening? by William H. Whyte, Jr.
    29. The United States in International Banking by Siegfried Stern
    Foreign Affairs, October 1952, pp. 155-158
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    Sociology (51 Reviews)
    IBM Plus Reality Plus Humanism=Sociology
    1. Ancient Judaism by Max Weber, Hans H. Gerth, and Don Martindale
    2. The Religion of China by Max Weber
    3. General Economic History by Max Weber
    4. The Theory of Social and Economic Organization by Max Weber
    5. Conflict, and the Web of Group-Affiliations by Georg Simmel
    6. The Sociology of Georg Simmel by Kurt H. Wolff and Georg Simmel
    7. Suicide: A Study in Sociology by Emile Durkheim
    8. The Division of Labor in Society by Emile Durkheim
    9. The Ruling Class by Gaetano Mosca and Arthur Livingston
    10. Political Parties by Robert Michels
    11. Ideology and Utopia by Karl Mannheim
    12. Man and Society in an Age of Reconstruction by Karl Mannheim
    13. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen
    14. Absentee Ownership, Business Enterprise in Recent Times by Thorstein Veblen
    15. Oswald Spengler: A Critical Estimate by H. Stuart Hughes
    16. The Republic by Plato
    17. Power and Society by Harold D. Lasswell and Abraham Kaplan
    18. Politics, Economics, and Welfare by Robert A. Dahl and Charles E. Lindblom
    19. An American Dilemma by Gunnar Myrdal, Richard Sterner, and Arnold Rose
    20. Behemoth by Franz L. Neumann
    21. Japan's Emergence as a Modern State by E. Herbert Norman
    22. Social Order and the Risks of War by Hans Speier
    23. A History of Militarism by Alfred Vagts
    24. The Makers of Modern Strategy by Edward Mead Earle, Gordon A. Craig, and Felix Gilbert, ...
    25. The Problem of Leisure by Henry Durant
    26. Homo Ludens by Johan Huizinga
    27. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy by Joseph A. Schumpeter
    28. American Capitalism by John Kenneth Galbraith
    29. Religion in Twentieth Century America by Herbert Wallace Schneider
    30. Educational Wastelands by Arthur E. Bestor
    31. The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-1939 by Edward H. Carr
    32. Is Anybody Listening? by William H. Whyte, Jr.
    33. Community Power Structure by Floyd Hunter
    34. Middletown: A Study in Modern American Culture by Robert S. Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd
    35. The Social History of Art by Arnold Hauser
    36. Studies in European Realism by Georg Lukacs
    37. Conceptions of Modern Psychiatry by Harry Stack Sullivan
    38. The Interpersonal Theory of Psychiatry by Harry Stack Sullivan
    39. The Neurotic Personality of Our Time by Karen Horney
    40. The Authoritarian Personality by Theodor W. Adorno, Else Frenkel-Brunswik, and Daniel J. Levinson, ...
    41. Prophets of Deceit by Leo Lowenthal and Norbert Guterman
    42. A Study of Interpersonal Relations by Patrick Mullahy
    43. A Study of History by Arnold J. Toynbee
    44. Hellenism and the Modern World by Gilbert Murray
    45. The Uses of the Past: Profiles of Former Societies by Herbert J. Muller
    46. Social Philosophies of an Age of Crisis by Pitirim A. Sorokin
    47. Meaning in History by Karl Lowith
    48. The Protestant Era by Paul Tillich
    49. The New Society by Edward Hallett Carr
    50. The Lonely Crowd by David Riesman, Reuel Denney, and Nathan Glazer
    51. Capitalism and Socialism on Trial by Fritz Sternberg
    The Saturday Review, May 1, 1954, p. 22