The Science of Success: How Market-Based Management Built the World's Largest Private Company

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Charles G. Koch

Narrated By: Erik Synnestvedt

Publisher: Gildan Media

Date: August 2011

Duration: 6 hours 52 minutes


Charles Koch may very well be the most successful businessman people have never heard of. Under his leadership, Koch Industries has become a dynamic and diverse enterprise that Forbes called "the world's largest private company."

This groundbreaking audiobook includes the same material used by leaders and employees of Koch companies to apply Marker-Based Management (MBM) to get results. In it, Charles Koch outlines the unique management methodology developed and implemented by Koch Industries. Koch credits MBM for its 2,000-fold growth since 1967, with today having 80,000 employees in 60 countries and with $90 billion in revenues in 2006. MBM is a scientific approach to management that integrates theory and practice, and provides a framework for dealing with the ongoing challenges of growth and change. There really is a science behind success, and it can be applied to any organization.


  • Julian W.

    Non-conflated, logical and scientific business literature that goes far beyond the borders of business. Delivered in a sympathetic and humble tone without any person cult.