Rome, Inc.: The Rise and Fall of the First Multinational Corporation

Rome, Inc.: The Rise and Fall of the First Multinational Corporation

by Stanley Bing
     
 

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A family business prospers through a series of brutal consolidations and rational growth. Then a long line of demented CEOs bring monumental expansion and foolish diversification-at a high cost in shattered, lives. In the end, a series of reverse takeovers leaves the now-overextended and corrupt parent company at the mercy of less-civilized operations that previously…  See more details below

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A family business prospers through a series of brutal consolidations and rational growth. Then a long line of demented CEOs bring monumental expansion and foolish diversification-at a high cost in shattered, lives. In the end, a series of reverse takeovers leaves the now-overextended and corrupt parent company at the mercy of less-civilized operations that previously cringed at its grandeur. Enron? WorldCom? Try Rome, whose rise and fall carry a moral for the managers, employees, and students of any global enterprise. Stanley Bing mingles business parable and cautionary tale into an ingenious, often hilarious new telling of the story of the Roman Empire.

Editorial Reviews

In Sun-Tzu Was a Sissy, Fortune columnist Stanley Bing dispensed hefty doses of brutal management advice. In this equally hard-fisted follow-up, he looks to the tumultuous history of the Roman Empire for lessons on running an expanding organization. Bing's warning about boardroom backstabbing, senseless expansion, and foolish diversification will strike a chord with history buffs -- and business page readers. Crisp and clever counsel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393060263
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/08/2006
Series:
Enterprise (W. W. Norton) Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Bing is the author of four humorous and eminently useful books on business, most recently the best-selling Sun-Tzu Was a Sissy, and two novels. He lives in New York City and works for a gigantic multinational conglomerate.

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