Billion Dollar Lessons

Billion Dollar Lessons

What You Can Learn From the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last Twenty-five Years

Book - 2008
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Analyzes the costly mistakes of companies throughout the past quarter century to counsel business professionals on what not to do, in a guide that profiles key strategy failures and challenges popular beliefs about leadership, luck, and effective execution.
Publisher: New York : Portfolio, 2008
ISBN: 9781591842194
1591842190
Branch Call Number: 658.4012 C236B 2008
Characteristics: x, 310 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Mui, Chunka 1962-

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May 08, 2018

Sobering book on 750 US corporations that went bankrupt despite having smart people & even advance warning between 1981 & 2006 that ruined employees & shareholder livelihood. Billions of dollars of assets wiped out.
Book argued against than lack of leadership, inept implementation or bad luck & for greed & ego via CEO legacy.
Book divided into ten chapters including dangers of groupspeak & one on informal & formal Devil's advocate as a possible solution if done right.
It even have appendix on 750 corporations with brief statistics.
Book more relevant given recent 2008 sub-mortgage/credit Crisis with all the global banks that went bankrupt.

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