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    DescriptionAs a Chinese proverb says 'The fish rots from the head' and so it is with businesses and other organisations - the buck starts and stops in the boardroom. This third edition of Bob Garratt'sbestselling book that highlights the importance of effectivecorporate governance has been extensively updated following the corporate scandals of the early 2000s - Enron, WorldCom, Tyco - and the abysmal boardroom standards that the recent credit crunch and ensuing global financial crisis brought to light. This new edition builds on the Learning Board model developed by the author and now widely used internationally by corporations and public sector organisations such as the NHS. The result is a thought-provoking and highly practical book that will be invaluable to all those with responsibility for corporate governance - and also those who subject them to scrutiny. What Sir Adrian Cadbury, whose committee's groundbreaking report on corporate governance was published nearly twenty years ago, said about the first edition remains as true today as ever:'No director can afford to ignore this book'.


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    Title
    The Fish Rots from the Head
    Subtitle
    The Crisis in Our Boardrooms: Developing the Crucial Skills of the Competent Director
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bob Garratt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781846683299
    ISBN 10: 1846683297
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27850
    BIC E4L: BUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    LC classification: HF
    B&T General Subject: 180
    Ingram Subject Code: BE
    Libri: I-BE
    Abridged Dewey: 658
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
    DC22: 658.422
    BISAC V2.8: BUS071000, BUS041000
    BIC subject category V2: KJRD
    BISAC V2.8: BUS104000
    DC22: 658.442
    Thema V1.0: KJR
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised, Updated
    Publisher
    Profile Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Profile Books Ltd
    Publication date
    15 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bob Garratt is a director, consultant and academic. He works with his wife, Sally, on board reviews and development, and strategic thinking,internationally. He is a Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, London; and Professor Extraordinaire at Stellenbosch University Business School, South Africa. He is Immediate Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants and a Freeman of the City of London.
    Review quote
    "* 'An important contribution to the corporate governance debate and clear and intelligent advice on how to improve the performance of a board' - Tim Melville-Ross, former head of the Institute of Directors"