How They Blew It: The CEOs and Entrepreneurs Behind Some of the World's Most Catastrophic Business Failures

Author:   Jamie Oliver ,  Tony Goodwin
Publisher:   Kogan Page Ltd
ISBN:  

9780749460655


Pages:   224
Publication Date:   03 July 2010
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

Our Price $29.95 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

How They Blew It: The CEOs and Entrepreneurs Behind Some of the World's Most Catastrophic Business Failures


Add your own review!

Overview

Full Product Details

Author:   Jamie Oliver ,  Tony Goodwin
Publisher:   Kogan Page Ltd
Imprint:   Kogan Page Ltd
Dimensions:   Width: 15.80cm , Height: 1.70cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.340kg
ISBN:  

9780749460655


ISBN 10:   0749460652
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   03 July 2010
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

Table of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 01: Bernie Ebbers - Chosen?;
    • Chapter - 02: Christopher Foster - Deadly Intent;
    • Chapter - 03: Mikhail Khodorkovsky - Stitch Up;
    • Chapter - 04: Jon Asgeir Johannesson - Rock Star;
    • Chapter - 05: Reuben Singh - All That Glitters;
    • Chapter - 06: Tim Power - More Than He Could Chew;
    • Chapter - 07: Dick Fuld - King Kong;
    • Chapter - 08: Guy Naggar and Peter Klimt - The Art of Money;
    • Chapter - 09: Adolf Merckle - One Step Too Far;
    • Chapter - 10: Boris Berezovsky - Exile;
    • Chapter - 11: Zhou Zhengyi - Power Politics;
    • Chapter - 12: Mark Goldberg - Paying the Penalty;
    • Chapter - 13: Ken Lay - Friends in High Places;
    • Chapter - 14: Kevin Leech - How to Blow a Billion;
    • Chapter - 15: James Cayne - A Bridge Too Far;
    • Chapter - 16: Robert Tchenguiz - Credit Crunched

Reviews

of itself, the collection of stories is interesting, and encouraging for those who like to see others fall from a high place. but it also has significant value as a lesson for business. primarily the lesson seems to be about keeping your eye on the ball, understanding your business and market, and keeping the business clean, not tying it up in complex instruments. being an entrepreneur is all about risk taking - but the stress here is on a calculated risk. brianclegg.blogspot.com, july 2010 the book is peppered with surprising insights into the psyches of these entrepreneurs and ceos. the financial express, september 2010 how they blew it is an excellent book, written by people that really know business and entrepreneurship. cir, august 2010 in this timely yet disturbing book, journalist jamie oliver and recruitment expert tony goodwin presents a rogues' gallery of entrepreneurs and ceos who have disgraced themselves and destroyed their companies, often trashing the savings of multitudes of innocent bystanders...the authors lightly, charmingly depict the lvies of these corporate desperados, offering lessons other leaders can draw from their stories. getabstract, november 2010 it is precisely this fascination that makes reading how they blew it by jamie oliver and tony goodwin so alluring. but this book is more than mere voyeurism in that oliver and goodwin use these vignettes as instruction for other entrepreneurs in how to avoid disaster. foreword book reviews, november 2010


in this timely yet disturbing book, journalist jamie oliver and recruitment expert tony goodwin present a rogues' gallery of entrepreneurs and ceos who have disgraced themselves and destroyed their companies, often trashing the savings of multitudes of innocent bystanders...the authors lightly, charmingly depict the lives of these corporate desperados, offering lessons other leaders can draw from their stories. washingtonpost.com, october 2010 sixteen business leaders dissected with autopsy-like precision to explain how such remarkable business people all did something unbelievable - they totally blew it. all share similar traits - they were not 'people' people, and nearly all failed to take advice they were given. few of them are household names but they worked at some of the most notorious companies of recent times - enron, lehman brothers et al. there's another interesting facts: they are all men. make of that what you will. hr magazine, december 2010 in a reflection of the times we live in, when are heroes are increasingly being found to have feet of clay, the authors (one of them being a journalist and the other an entrepreneur) bring a lot of experience and empathy towards the icarus-like saga of 16 business leaders who built empires of epic proportions on the back of their unrelenting ambition and grit, only to see their businesses vaporise around them in no time. financial express, september 2010 how they blew it is an excellent book, written by people that really know business and entrepreneurship. it is not intended to show you how to blow it, though. it is mostly intended to give you the hints on how to avoid following in the footsteps of the people that have. continuity, insurance and risk, september 2010 of itself, the collection of stories in interesting, and encouraging for those who like to see others fall from a high place. but it also has significant value as a lesson for business...being an entrepreneur is all about risk taking - but the stress here is on a calculated risk. brianclegg.blogspot, july 2010


of itself, the collection of stories is interesting, and encouraging for those who like to see others fall from a high place. but it also has significant value as a lesson for business. primarily the lesson seems to be about keeping your eye on the ball, understanding your business and market, and keeping the business clean, not tying it up in complex instruments. being an entrepreneur is all about risk taking - but the stress here is on a calculated risk. brianclegg.blogspot.com, july 2010 the book is peppered with surprising insights into the psyches of these entrepreneurs and ceos. the financial express, september 2010 how they blew it is an excellent book, written by people that really know business and entrepreneurship. cir, august 2010


Author Information

Jamie Oliver has over 15 years experience as a freelance journalist writing about business topics and entrepreneurs. A former Daily Telegraph columnist, his work has appeared in The Financial Times, The Independent and a range of leading business magazines. Tony Goodwin runs the international recruitment business, Antal, and is one of the UK's most successful business service entrepreneurs with over 25 years' experience in business. Tony has recently been selected as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 London & South winner.

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Latest Reading Guide

Father's Day Reading Guide

Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List