Business Adventures - John Brooks

Business Adventures

By John Brooks

  • Release Date: 2014-07-08
  • Genre: Management & Leadership
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 64 Ratings)

Book Synopsis

Business Adventures remains the best business book I’ve ever read.” —Bill Gates, The Wall Street Journal

What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.

Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. Longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks’s insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself.

Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.

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Latest Impressions

  • Somewhat boring and with very long stories

    2
    By Dquezada92115
    I started reading this book because it was recommended by bill gates. The chapters are very long and somewhat boring. It is hard to stay engaged on the reading. I would really not recommend this book as it's concepts of businesses can be summarized to a few pages.
  • Business Adventures

    5
    By Sir Bit
    Wish I would have known that Bill Gates was going to endorse this book by saying he asked Warren Buffet for his favorite business book. It will be a best seller.