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Business Adventures is a classic business book written by John Brooks. Summary of the Book Each famous company stands as an example of how an iconic business is defined by a specific moment of fame or notoriety throughout history. These fascinating accounts are as relevant even today, to comprehend the minutiae of corporate life. Tales about Wall Street are imbued with drama and adventure, and disclose the intrigues and the unstable nature of the world of finance. The author’s shrewd analysis is full of personality and critical detail, which makes readers get the sense that history really does repeat itself. This New York Times bestseller offers an astute and enlightening look into the world of business. Business Adventures has also been cited as Bill Gates’s favourite business book. About John Brooks John Brooks was an American writer who contributed to The New Yorker magazine for a long time, specializing in financial topics. He was also associated with Time, Harper’s Magazine and The New York Times Book Review. Some of the other titles authored by Brooks are: The Big Wheel, The Go-Go Years, Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street, and The Takeover Game.

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.

AuthorJohn Brooks
Height118 mm
Length1142 mm
Width787 mm
Weight75 g
Language TypePublished
Package Quantity30
Product GroupBook
Publication Date2014-11-12
PublisherHodder And Stoughton
StudioHodder And Stoughton
Sales Rank1161

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General information about Business Adventures
  • The author associated with Business Adventures is John Brooks.
  • The EAN for Business Adventures is 9781473612235.
  • The edition for Business Adventures is new.
  • The ISBN for Business Adventures is 1473612233.
  • The height for Business Adventures is 118 mm.
  • The length for Business Adventures is 1142 mm.
  • The width for Business Adventures is 787 mm.
  • The weight for Business Adventures is 75 g.
  • The language for Business Adventures is English.
  • The binding of Business Adventures is Paperback.
  • The quantity for Business Adventures in a package is 30.
  • Business Adventures is grouped in Book group of products.
  • The publication date for Business Adventures is 2014-11-12.
  • The publisher for Business Adventures is Hodder And Stoughton.
  • The producer for Business Adventures is Hodder And Stoughton.
  • The UPC for Business Adventures is 001473612233.
  • The sales rank for Business Adventures is 1161.