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Marvin Bower
Marvin Bower

Marvin Bower Biography:

Marvin Bower was an American business management expert and consultant. He was born on August 1, 1903 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He studied in Glenville High school, Cleveland, Ohio. He acquired the bachelor degree in Economics and Psychology from Brown University in 1925. On his father’s advice he completed his studies in Harvard Law School  in 1928 and later graduated from Harvard Business school in 1930. Thereafter, he served as an associated at Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue an international law firm located in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1933, he switched over to manage the then new branch of James O.McKinsey & Co., in New York. On the demise of Mc Kinsey in 1937, the New York branch got delinked and grew up successfully under the aegis of Marvin Bower. The new branch was named as McKinsey & Co and flourished well with Marvin Bower as its Managing Director 1950 to 1967. He continued to be among the top brass and director/partner till 1992.

Marvin Bower rose to the status of being hailed as the Father of Modern Management Consulting by Harvard Business School

Marvin Bower Motivational  Quotations:

  • “A business of high principle generates greater drive and effectiveness because people know that they can do the right thing decisively and with confidence.”

  • “Convinced that behavior and conduct are every bit as important as skills and expertise, I sought to build the firm into an enduring, values-based institution.”

Marvin Bower

  • “People should be judged on the basis of their performance, not nationality, personality, education, or personal traits and skills.”

  •  “Basic philosophy, spirit and drive of an organization have far more to do with its relative achievements than do technological or economic resources, organizational structure, innovation and timing.”​

    Marvin Bower

  • Business leaders shape public opinion.”

  • “The course of business shapes public opinion.”

  • “Decisions should be based on facts, objectively considered.”


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