Chronicles From the Planet Business: An Eyewitness Account of the Crimes, Passions, Madness, and Downright Stupidity of Modern Business

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Get Ready. You are about to blast off into outer space. Destination: Planet Business. Business is a planet of its own. A world of alien beings and irrational forces never before so insightfully or brutally chronicled as in Barry Gibbons new book Chronicles from the Planet Business. In this book, Gibbons takes you on a dizzying ride through the world of business. Along the way, you will meet up with Czar Nicholas and his doomed family, WWII flying aces, Margaret Thatcher, Saddam Hussein, Monty Python, Bill Gates, ...
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Get Ready. You are about to blast off into outer space. Destination: Planet Business. Business is a planet of its own. A world of alien beings and irrational forces never before so insightfully or brutally chronicled as in Barry Gibbons new book Chronicles from the Planet Business. In this book, Gibbons takes you on a dizzying ride through the world of business. Along the way, you will meet up with Czar Nicholas and his doomed family, WWII flying aces, Margaret Thatcher, Saddam Hussein, Monty Python, Bill Gates, Mother Theresa, Sam Walton, Michael Jordan and many others. You will also learn the real truth about the Trojan Horse, Zippergate, George W. Bushs missing years in Lubbock, TX., frequent flyer miles, the EU, the International Olympic Committee, dating and more.

No one is better suited and more able to poke fun at the world of business than Barry Gibbons, the former CEO of Burger King and enlightened capitalist. This book proves once and for all that business is stupid how else to explain Arch Deluxe, downsizing, the EU, Al Dunlap, New Coke, Motorola and dress down Fridays.

What readers have to say about Barry Gibbons:

"This guy writes with the wit and wisdom of Tom Peters and the hysterical observations and honesty of Dave Berry." A Reader from Portland, Oregon

"Barry Gibbons is not irreverent hes dead on!" A. Kris Bell, Venture Consult.com

"The humor bites with common sense" D. Noonan, San Francisco, California

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  • ISBN-13: 9781841120850
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Gibbons retired from big company life in 1994 after five successful years as Chairman/CEO of the Burger King Corporation. His life is now a patchwork quilt of business interests, writing and consulting. He is involved in a gourmet coffee business and a music publishing company. He writes a bi-weekly newspaper column for the Knight Ridder group of newspapers.

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