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Fit to Bust: How Great Companies Fail

Fit to Bust: How Great Companies Fail

by Tim Phillips
     
 

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There will always be business failures but when you look at who fails, when and how, it's often shocking how far and how fast great companies can fall. Fit to Bust is an eye-opening investigation of the causes of that failure - whether it's a global financial crisis or a single disastrous decision that undermines years of hard work. Tim Phillips casts a wry eye over

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There will always be business failures but when you look at who fails, when and how, it's often shocking how far and how fast great companies can fall. Fit to Bust is an eye-opening investigation of the causes of that failure - whether it's a global financial crisis or a single disastrous decision that undermines years of hard work. Tim Phillips casts a wry eye over the biggest business disasters of recent history to provide you with the inside story behind the news stories, from the collapse of Enron to the downfall of Woolworths, to understand why smart people make bad decisions. With a particular focus on business detail, management and decision making, Fit to Bust takes us inside the mind of the CEO to teach us how to spot a disaster and look critically at the companies you work for, invest in or buy from. With case studies and interviews, learn why the recession happened and how to avoid the mistakes that led to it.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"As Phillips observes in the introduction to this excellent collection of what might be called 'reverse case studies', there's no better or worse time to write a book about failing companies than at the tail end of a recession.  His book is a well-organised collection, grouping together stories by reason for corporate failure." -Director Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749460143
Publisher:
Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date:
03/03/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
File size:
1 MB

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From the Publisher
Fit to Bust… explores the failure of not just any companies, but what are widely regarded as “great” companies. Phillips casts a critical eye on many big names of international stature, offering engaging sketches of each… Fit to Bust offers readers an insight into failure on such a large scale that it is almost inconceivable it is repeated time and again. But failure is a way of life that has been all too common in the business world for hundreds of years. Sadly, this is a book that proves it.” - ForeWord Book Reviews

“…Phillips takes us deeper into the psyche of the business world and exposes some of the unpalatable truths about ourselves as managers, employees or investors.” –Chartered Management Institute

“…provides an excellent and engaging investigation into the typical causes of business failure, and goes beyond the popular news to examine back-room boardroom decision-making processes and how such decisions can contribute to a company’s success or failure.”  -Midwest Book Review

"...important book...[Phillips] offers many examples of well-known companies and countries...Summing Up: Highly Recommended." -CHOICE

Meet the Author

Tim Phillips is a business journalist and broadcaster. He is the author of Knockoff, also published by Kogan Page.

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