Fit to Bust: How Great Companies Fail [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Fit to Bust: How Great Companies Fail

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Overview

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.
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Editorial Reviews

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"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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780749460143
  • Publisher: Kogan Page, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/3/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,394,455
  • File size: 2 MB

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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