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📝Business Adventures 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.
📝Business Adventures Book Synopsis : 'The best business book I've ever read.' Bill Gates, Wall Street Journal 'The Michael Lewis of his day.' New York Times 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. 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 really does repeat itself. This business classic written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging look into corporate and financial life in America.
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📒Brewing Up A Business ✍ Sam Calagione
📝Brewing Up a Business Book Synopsis : Updated business wisdom from the founder of Dogfish Head, the nation's fastest growing independent craft brewery Starting with nothing more than a home brewing kit, Sam Calagione turned his entrepreneurial dream into a foamy reality in the form of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, one of America's best and fastest growing craft breweries. In this newly updated Second Edition, Calagione offers a deeper real-world look at entrepreneurship and what it takes to operate and grow a successful business. In several new chapters, he discusses Dogfish's most innovative marketing ideas, including how social media has become an integral part of the business model and how other small businesses can use it to catch up with bigger competitors. Calagione also presents a compelling argument for choosing to keep his business small and artisanal, despite growing demand for his products. Updated to offer a more complete look at what it takes to keep a small business booming An inspiring story of renegade entrepreneurialism and the rewards of dreaming big, working hard, and thinking unconventionally Shows how to use social media to reach new customers and grow a business For any entrepreneur with a dream, Brewing Up a Business, Second Edition presents an enlightening, in-depth look at what it takes to succeed on their own terms.
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📒Ignorance Confidence And Filthy Rich Friends ✍ Peter Krass
📝Ignorance Confidence and Filthy Rich Friends Book Synopsis : While the entire world knows Mark Twain as the renowned author of many classic American novels, few people are aware that he was also a highly successful businessman. In fact, more than half of his life was consumed by moneymaking pursuits, which often resulted in writing projects being neglected--but at the same time, these adventures were the inspiration behind many of the characters found in his books. In Ignorance, Confidence, and Filthy Rich Friends, Peter Krass captures a little-known side of this American icon and details the roller coaster ride of his business ventures in a dramatic, entertaining, and informative narrative style. From Twain's time as the founder of his own publishing house--where he made a small fortune publishing General Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs--to his foray into venture capitalism and investment in numerous start-up firms, to his focus on his own inventions, this engaging book reveals the Mark Twain that few of us know: the no-nonsense, successful American businessman.
📒The Last Canadian Knight ✍ Gordon Pitts
📝The Last Canadian Knight Book Synopsis : From a small-town law office in Nova Scotia to the pressure-cooker boardrooms of London, England, where he was Margaret Thatcher's "privatization ace," lawyer and businessman Sir Graham Day has earned an international reputation as a tough-minded but charming negotiator. After a rocky educational start in Halifax, Day found his motivation at Dalhousie Law School and established the contacts and experiences that would guide him through the world of global business. With an impressive resume including troubleshooting roles for large companies (Canadian Pacific Limited, British Shipbuilders, Cadbury Schweppes) around the world, often during controversial times, Day solidified his position as an internationally sought-after change-maker. In The Last Canadian Knight, award-winning business journalist Gordon Pitts chronicles Day's meteoric rise and explores the lessons Day gleaned from a lifetime spent in and out of the world's boardrooms.
📒Business Cat Money Power Treats ✍ Tom Fonder
📝Business Cat Money Power Treats Book Synopsis : The only big-business tycoon boasting his own private executive litter box and luxury mega cat condo, the dashing Business Cat misses meetings because he’s stuck in trees, sends emails while napping on keyboards, and demands to be let out, then in, then out again. This debut volume of the popular online comic The Adventures of Business Cat collects all the fan favorites plus a generous bonus of all-new material, for value-added experience and high employee satisfaction. Cat lovers and office workers of the world: meet in the break room and unite!
📒Kimmy And Jimmy S Business Adventures Lemonade Stand ✍ Kristen Toro
📝Kimmy and Jimmy s Business Adventures Lemonade Stand Book Synopsis : The Kimmy and Jimmy series was written to teach kids about business concepts. The writers of the series, Kristen and Jeff, realized that too many kids are not exposed to business concepts until high school or sometimes even college. To fix that problem, Kristen and Jeff created the Kimmy and Jimmy characters and began to write about their business adventures to explain business concepts in a simple, straight-forward manner.Jeff first learned about business when he was 10. His dad's company was throwing away a vending machine and asked if Jeff wanted to fix it up and start a soda vending machine business. Jeff loved spending time with his dad and quickly jumped at the opportunity to run this vending machine business. Jeff's dad borrowed a pickup truck and brought the vending machine home. They spent a few hours replacing light bulbs and cleaning the machine. Then they transported it to a truck repair shop that Jeff's uncle owned. Next they went to Costco to buy soda and then Jeff's business was up and running. Throughout this process, and before Jeff's dad passed away when Jeff was 14, Jeff learned about concepts such as fixed costs, variable costs, making a profit, and other important business topics. This method of teaching was very effective and Jeff quickly grasped these concepts and successfully ran this business until he started college. Not surprisingly, Jeff chose to study business in college, specifically finance, and with his strong foundation from his dad's teachings, he was able to excel. Jeff ran a couple of profitable businesses in college and was able to graduate with magma cum laude honors in just 3 years. However, not wanting to stop learning, Jeff went on to attend law school and will graduate from Columbia Law School in May of 2017.During college, Jeff met Kristen. The two happened to be across the hall from each other during freshman year. A friendship was quickly formed and they became very close. Kristen also had a knack for business and specifically focused on marketing. She graduated with summa cum laude honors, successfully ran a cake business on the side, and currently works at a Fortune 500 Company.Jeff shared his story with Kristen about how he learned about business and the two conceived of the idea of Kimmy and Jimmy's Business Adventures to replicate Jeff's dad's teachings.
📒Business Stripped Bare ✍ Richard Branson
📝Business Stripped Bare Book Synopsis : "The brave may not live forever-but the cautious do not live at all!" -Sir Richard Branson Richard Branson is an iconic entrepreneur and the founder of Virgin Airways, Virgin Records, and many other Virgin businesses around the world. Now he shares the inside track on his life in business and reveals the incredible truth about his most risky, brilliant, and audacious deals. Combining invaluable advice with remarkable, and candid stories of Virgin's greatest achievements, as well as some of its setbacks, this is a dynamic, inspirational, and truly original guide. Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur, or are just starting out, Branson strips business down to show how you can succeed and make a difference.
📒Hillary S Big Business Adventure ✍ Lori Nelson
📝Hillary s Big Business Adventure Book Synopsis : Hillary and her friends organize a garage sale and bake sale to raise money and to buy Hillary a new bicycle.
📒Adventures Of An It Leader ✍ Robert D. Austin
📝Adventures of an It Leader Book Synopsis : Becoming an effective IT manager presents a host of challenges--from anticipating emerging technology to managing relationships with vendors, employees, and other managers. A good IT manager must also be a strong business leader. This book invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton to better understand the role of IT in your organization. You'll see Jim struggle through a challenging first year, handling (and fumbling) situations that, although fictional, are based on true events. You can read this book from beginning to end, or treat is as a series of cases. You can also skip around to address your most pressing needs. For example, need to learn about crisis management and security? Read chapters 10-12. You can formulate your own responses to a CIO's obstacles by reading the authors' regular "Reflection" questions. You'll turn to this book many times as you face IT-related issues in your own career.
📒The Fate Of The Edsel And Other Business Adventures ✍ John Brooks
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📒Once In Golconda ✍ John Brooks
📝Once in Golconda Book Synopsis : At noon, on September 16, 1920, a horrendous explosion rocked Wall Street, instantly claiming the lives of thirty pedestrians and seriously injuring hundreds more. Yet, for all of its awesome force, that bomb was a firecracker compared to another, much more spectacular one, several years later - the great stock market crash of 1929. Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breath-taking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars. Focusing on the lives and fortunes of some of the era's most memorable traders, bankers, boosters, and frauds, John Brooks brings to vivid life all the ruthlessness, greed, and reckless euphoria of the '20s bull market, the desperation of the days leading up to the crash of '29, and the bitterness of the years that followed. Writing with authority, verve, and considerable humour, Brooks introduces us to a bygone world in which the likes of Junius Morgan and fellow members of the Yankee "aristocracy" jealously controlled Wall Street as if it were their private hunting preserve. At the centre of this colourful whirlwind of a tale is the magnificently hubristic Richard Whitney. The story of his rise to the presidency of the New York Stock Exchange and his eventual downfall and imprisonment for stock fraud and embezzlement characterizes the play of monumental forces that transformed Wall Street from WASP Camelot to public institution. Though it was first published in 1969, this riveting tale explores timeless themes of profound significance for today's investors - from the corruption that led to the creation of today's securities laws to the folly of investor hubris in a bull market. 'A fast-moving, sophisticated account . . . embracing the stock-market boom of the twenties, the crash of 1929, the Depression, and the coming of the New Deal. Its leitmotif is the truly tragic personal history of Richard Whitney, the aristocrat Morgan broker and head of the Stock Exchange, who ended up in Sing Sing.' Edmund Wilson, writing in the New Yorker
📒Hudson S Bay Company Adventures ✍ Elle Andra-Warner
📝Hudson s Bay Company Adventures Book Synopsis : The explorers and fur traders who started the Hudson's Bay Company were brash and daring adventurers in search of their fortunes in the New World. Hudson's Bay Company Adventures vividly relates the frequently violent early history of the iconic Canadian company and the characters who laboured for it. In doing so, the book brings to life the exciting history of Canada's oldest company with tales of warring fur-trade companies, astonishing journeys and incredible hardships and danger in the unforgiving wilderness.
📒Them Adventures With Extremists ✍ Jon Ronson
📝Them Adventures with Extremists Book Synopsis : With an introduction by Russell Brand What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room? My worryingly paradoxical thought process could be summarized thus: Thank God I don't believe in the secret rulers of the world. Imagine what the secret rulers of the world might do to me if I did. What if a tiny, shadow elite rule the world from a secret room? In Them Jon Ronson sets out to find this room, with the help of the extremists - Islamic fundamentalists, neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen - that believe in it. Along the way, he is chased by men in dark glasses, unmasked as a Jew in the middle of a Jihad training camp, and witnesses international CEOs and politicians participate in a bizarre pagan ritual in the forests of northern California. A Sunday Times bestseller and the book that launched Jon Ronson's inimitable career, Them is an eye-opening, outrageously funny exploration of extremism, which makes both author and reader think twice about the looking-glass world of 'us' and 'them' . . .
📒Shifty Business ✍ Greg Trine
📝Shifty Business Book Synopsis : Fourth-grade superhero Jo Schmo doesn’t know that a crime wave is about to hit her city. She’s too busy learning new superhero skills, like shape-shifting. Only it doesn’t seem to be going very well: what bad guy is scared of a superhero that looks like a frizzy-haired teacher? But Jo and her loyal doggy sidekick, Raymond, know they have to stop the villainous Numb Skull before the crime wave builds into full-on crime tsunami. And if that means Jo has to risk shape-shifting into a freckled monster, then that’s just what she’ll do!
📒Arthur S Pet Business ✍ Marc Tolon Brown
📝Arthur s Pet Business Book Synopsis : Arthur's determination to prove he is responsible enough to have a puppy brings him a menagerie of animals to care for.
📒Business Adventures ✍ Shane
📝Business Adventures Book Synopsis : We have been introduced to a growing economy in our daily life’s, every day and every year we are well concern to reach the total stake holder for the market and to know how the progress should give us in limited returns valued but think out of the box. We are not limited to the risks and scandals that you should be avoiding when entering a tremendous business ideas for great investments. After it all concluded to be a good exposure to the world of business deals, I have been chosen to be a great lecture and a visiting Writer to the Students and other corporate leaders in the university of Palo Alto In south Karolina America, they have allocated myself a book standard that took my heart for an amount t of $800 000 000 Eight hundred million dollars for the book deal sold the rights to the Prince on the Share Market in total spending for the Museum, as it is educational exposure and is written as a form of Business Plan and a Business Practice ideas you could establish in the presence of your own quality.
📒Diane A Signature Life ✍ Diane von Furstenberg
📝Diane A Signature Life Book Synopsis : The frank and compelling story of an extraordinary woman and her adventures in fashion, business, and life. “Most fairy tales end with the girl marrying the prince. That's where mine began,” says Diane Von Furstenberg. Von Furstenberg lived the American Dream before she was thirty, building a multimillion-dollar fashion empire while raising two children and living life in the fast lane. Her wrap dress, a cultural phenomenon in the seventies, hangs in the Smithsonian Institution; her entry into the beauty business in 1979 was as serendipitous and as successful. Von Furstenberg learned her trade in the trenches, crisscrossing the country to make personal appearances at department stores, selling her dresses and cosmetics. That business had its ups and downs, as the fashionista entrepreneur’s unparalleled success became the source of its own undoing and she contended with bankruptcy, the loss of her business, and finally a complete self-reinvention that took her back to the top of the industry. This revealing and contemplative memoir works to make sense of the contradictions of the author’s life: glamour vs. hard work, European vs. American, daughter of a Holocaust survivor vs. wife of an Austro-Italian prince, mother vs. entrepreneur, lover vs. tycoon. She emerges wiser, stronger, and ever more determined never to sacrifice her passion for life.
📒Big Weed ✍ Christian Hageseth
📝Big Weed Book Synopsis : Marijuana legalization is the hottest story in the US today. 22 states have authorized sales in some form; Denver has more legal marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks franchises. We are witnessing the dawn of a new industry. And like the early days of gourmet coffee chains, the rules and players are being established on the fly. Christian Hageseth is the face of the revolution-an entrepreneur and father of three who worked in the white-collar professional world for 20 years before opening his first dispensary. The Founder and Chairman of Green Man Cannabis, the fastest-growing legalized marijuana company in the country, he's the perfect tour guide through the wild frontier, where police hardly know what laws to enforce, or parents what to tell their kids. He paints a colorful picture not only of how he got into the business, but of the big interests that are eager to do the same-namely Philip Morris, Monsanto and a who's who of Big Pharma. He predicts a future where the marijuana market splits in two: the high-end, artisanal market, supplied by individual growers and small farms, and the mass market, covered by the cigarette giants and anyone bold enough to compete with them. Much like beer and coffee, your brand of weed will be just one more reflection of your lifestyle. It's an entrepreneur's dream, and Hageseth invites us along in Big Weed as he pitches skeptical investors, negotiates a shaggy cast of colleagues, and builds the biggest business he can.