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Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street (Inglés) Tapa dura – 23 octubre 2014
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"The prose is superb. Reading Brooks is a supreme pleasure. His writing turns potentially eye-glazing topics (e.g., price-fixing scandals in the industrial electronics market) into rollicking narratives. He's also funny. . . . He tells entertaining stories replete with richly drawn characters, setting them during heightened moments within the world of commerce." --Slate
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- Editorial : Open Road Media (23 octubre 2014)
- Idioma : Inglés
- Tapa dura : 400 páginas
- ISBN-10 : 1504000021
- ISBN-13 : 978-1504000024
- Peso del producto : 544 g
- Dimensiones : 12.7 x 3.02 x 20.3 cm
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº1,108 en Finanzas
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A feature quite uncommon is that we found success stories together with failure stories, the latter being much more instructive than the former but, sadly, far less usual in the business literature.
With an entertaining prose the book is a good read for anyone interested in investing or starting/running a business.
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This book makes me feel as though I'm sitting at the knee of my grandfather, listening to wise recollections.
A writer of articles in the 1950's and 1960, many for the New Yorker, the author intelligently and thoughtfully steps through 12 events, one per chapter.
At first, I thought perhaps I was particularly dense and wasn't getting the message. What held these stories together? Eventually, I realized that the author is not driving home a point, selling anything, or giving advice. His observations leave room for the reader to consider events, their connections, their parallels to today, the importance of character, and the question of morality in business. It was refreshing not to be told what to think.
I enjoyed the stories of Ford's Edsel, Piggly Wiggly, Xerox, Goodrich vs Latex.
The chapter on the federal income tax is particularly relevant, given the wide-spread debate about taxes and modern conversations about the 1%.
John Brooks' perspective is firmly rooted in the past, when the book was written and provides readers opportunity for a sense of omniscience since we can consider ramifications the author himself could not be aware of, at that time.
Details may change. People do not.
The author discusses 12 real stories played out in real time, in great detail, focus in facts rather than conjecture. If you love the devil in the detail like me you should really enjoy this book, otherwise you will get bored.
Would love to see an update to this book (by another author) with some more modern stories, like Enron, Worldcom, Lehman, Stanford (2009) etc...
Very boring, like reading the phone book.
Just a chronological series of events that lack commentary, emotion or intrigue. Long blocks of text that should be broken into paragraphs, preferably with subheadings.
The author seeks neither to enlighten nor inspire.