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Rome Inc : The Rise and Fall of the First Multinational Corporation

By (author) Stanley Bing

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A family business prospers through a series of brutal consolidations and rational growth. Then senseless internal conflicts lead to a long line of demented CEOs, monumental expansion, and foolish diversification-at a high cost in shattered lives. In the end, a series of reverse takeovers leaves the once-proud but now overextended and corrupt parent company at the mercy of less-civilized operations that previously cringed at the grandeur of the corporate brand. Enron? WorldCom? Try Rome, whose rise and fall carry a moral that lingers to this day for the managers, employees, and students of any global enterprise. Stanley Bing-whose satirical business books are as savagely funny as they are insightful-mingles business parable and cautionary tale into an ingenious, often hilarious new telling of the story of the Roman Empire.

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 134.6 x 198.1 x 15.2mm | 181.44g
  • 16 Mar 2007
  • WW Norton & Co
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0393329453
  • 9780393329452
  • 711,332

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Stanley Bing is the author of four humorous and eminently useful books on business, most recently the best-selling Sun-Tzu Was a Sissy, and two novels. He lives in New York City and works for a gigantic multinational conglomerate.

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"Wildly entertaining."

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