Taylor, Frederick`

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Name
Taylor, Frederick` Gender: M
born on 20 March 1856 at 06:47 (= 06:47 AM )
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10
Timezone LMT m75w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Lepoivre
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 00°05' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 17°19 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 16°51'



Frederick` Taylor

Biography

American mechanical engineer who sought to improve industrial efficiency. He was one of the first management consultants. Taylor was one of the intellectual leaders of the Efficiency Movement and his ideas, broadly conceived, were highly influential in the Progressive Era (1890s-1920s). Taylor summed up his efficiency techniques in his 1911 book The Principles of Scientific Management which, in 2001, Fellows of the Academy of Management voted the most influential management book of the twentieth century. His pioneering work in applying engineering principles to the work done on the factory floor was instrumental in the creation and development of the branch of engineering that is now known as industrial engineering. Taylor made his name, and was most proud of his work, in scientific management; however, he made his fortune patenting steel-process improvements. Taylor was also an athlete who competed nationally in tennis.

He died 21 March 1915.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Srarkman quotes Levoivre, source unknown

Categories

  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (industrial efficiency)