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    Description'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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    Title
    Business Adventures
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Brooks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 167 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 488 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781473610385
    ISBN 10: 1473610389
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: BUS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    Libri: ENGM8000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17830
    BISAC V2.8: BUS077000
    Libri: USAA5084
    BISAC V2.8: BUS069030
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB, KJZ
    Thema V1.0: KJZ
    DC23: 338.70973
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    John Murray Learning
    Publication date
    14 August 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Brooks (1920-1993) was an award-winning writer best known for his contributions to the New Yorker as a financial journalist. He was also the author of ten nonfiction books on business and finance, a number of which were critically acclaimed works examining Wall Street and the corporate world. His books Once in Golconda, The Go-Go Years, and Business Adventures have endured as classics. Although he is remembered primarily for his writings on financial topics, Brooks published three novels and wrote book reviews for Harper's Magazine and the New York Times Book Review.