Death of Michael Hammer

April 13, 1948 - September 3, 2008
Newton, Massachusetts | Age 60

Champion of 'Re-Engineering' Saved Companies, Challenged Thinking
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By Cari Tuna of The Wall Street Journal

In the early 1990s, as personal computers, the Internet and cellphones began to transform the business landscape, Michael Hammer rose to prominence as the champion of the decade's trendiest management buzzword: "re-engineering."

Using new paradigms and technologies, companies were meant to redesign business processes from the ground up to meet goals faster and serve clients better.

Mr. Hammer, who died Thursday at age 60, gave...

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