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

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

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by Jamie Oliver, Tony Goodwin
 

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How They Blew it is about people who did something remarkable - they all built huge business empires worth millions, if not billions. But then they all did something unbelievable - they somehow managed to lose it. They had it, now they don't.

It's a series of eye-popping stories about entrepreneurs and business leaders and how it all went completely wrong for

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How They Blew it is about people who did something remarkable - they all built huge business empires worth millions, if not billions. But then they all did something unbelievable - they somehow managed to lose it. They had it, now they don't.

It's a series of eye-popping stories about entrepreneurs and business leaders and how it all went completely wrong for them. Full of incredible details and mind-blowing sums of money, it looks at the fine line between hero and zero - and shows how there are lessons for all of us.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Jamie Oliver has a wonderful turn of phrase and that rare ability to bring business to life." - Richard Tyler, The Daily Telegraph

"Oliver and Goodwin take us on an enthralling journey to the dark side of business achievement." - Matthew Rock, Managing Editor of Real Business

"...people are fascinated by other people's troubles...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. ...a readable, well-referenced enticement to those who are in business or who are contemplating a business venture." -ForeWord Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749460655
Publisher:
Kogan Page, Ltd.
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Jamie Oliver has over 15 years experience as a freelance journalist writing about business topics and entrepreneurs.  Currently he writes for the Financial Times.  Tony Goodwin runs the international recruitment business Antal and is one of the UK’s most successful business service entrepreneurs.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, England
Date of Birth:
May 27, 1975
Place of Birth:
Essex, England

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How They Blew It: The CEOs and Entrepreneurs Behind Some of the World's Most Catastrophic Business Failures 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
In recent years, serial entrepreneurs and celebrity CEOs have become rock stars, not just of the corporate world but also of society at large. People love to learn about big business mavens, what they do, where they live, what they drive, where they party and who their spouses are. Even more darkly compelling are the bad boy wheelers and dealers who have dramatically blown up their firms through financial chicanery (almost exclusively a male activity; thus, few bad girls of business exist). 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. Some of these guys didn't blow it, exactly, in that they went home plenty rich - but their firms still suffered on their watch. The authors lightly, charmingly depict the lives of these corporate desperados, offering lessons other leaders can draw from their stories. While morbidly fascinating and a bit sensational, the book sometimes loses its edge as it catalogs deals negotiated, firms bought, bad strategies enacted and millions lost. Nonetheless, getAbstract quite enjoys this voyeur's look at how these big shots imploded and how to avoid making the same mistakes.
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