Business Adventures
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By John Brooks

business | 408 pages | Published in NaN

This business classic written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging look into corporate and financial life in America. 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.

ISBN_13:9780575003491

Quotes

The successful corporation is the greatest puller-together and the most effective innovator that we have ever devised.

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Business is always a struggle between bad men on one side and bad men on the other.

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The art of successful business is not unlike the art of war.

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The only way that any business can succeed is if it gives people what they want.

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The executive must be a man who is never satisfied, who always feels that he can do better.

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The most important thing in business is honesty, integrity, hard work, family, never forgetting where we came from.

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Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future.

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In business, you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.

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The most valuable asset of a business is not its buildings, but its employees.

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The best executives are the ones who have sense enough to pick good men to do what they want done.

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