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Business Adventures

Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

by John Brooks

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"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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Publisher: Open Road Media

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781497638853
  • Release date: August 12, 2014

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781497638853
  • File size: 2829 KB
  • Release date: July 8, 2014

PDF eBook

  • ISBN: 9781497640207
  • File size: 3777 KB
  • Release date: August 12, 2014

0 of 1 copy available

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OverDrive Read
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Business Nonfiction

Languages

English

"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.


Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    Open Road Media

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781497638853
    Release date: August 12, 2014

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781497638853
    File size: 2829 KB
    Release date: July 8, 2014

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781497640207
    File size: 3777 KB
    Release date: August 12, 2014

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    EPUB eBook
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  • Languages
    English