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Plain TalkThe book Plain Talk was written by Ken Iverson who worked for Nucor Corporation.Ken Iversonearned engineering degrees from Cornell and Purdue. He joined Nuclear Corp. of America in 1962. When it faced bankruptcy in 1965, the company’s board promoted him to president. The company, which changed its name to Nucor, became the nation’s third-largest steel maker.Nucor Corporation is a steel company that survived very hard times without a layoff. Nucor Chairman Ken Iverson built the company by decentralizing decision making and flattening the corporate hierarchy. Nucor’s general managers are not micromanaged any crucial and costly decisions are theirs and theirs alone. Iverson believes that jets and limos, corner offices, executive dining rooms and special parking spots have no place in the corporate world.Iverson takes management delegation and empowerment seriously. The general managers who run Nucor's divisions make decisions and are accountable for them. For example, a general

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