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fate of the "Edsel" and other business adventures.

John Brooks

fate of the "Edsel" and other business adventures.

by John Brooks

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Published by Gollancz in London .
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  In the late John Brooks’ book “Business Adventures,” a collection of New Yorker articles from the ’60s that was republished last year, Brooks explains what went wrong in the story, “The Fate of the Edsel.” “Business Adventures” is Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates’ favorite business book, and he finds the Edsel Author: Richard Feloni. JOHN BROOKS was an award-winning New Yorker staff writer and author of several critically acclaimed explorations of business and Wall Street. Besides Once in Golconda, these include The Go-Go Years (Wiley), The Games Players, Business Adventures, and The Fate of the Edsel.3/5(1).

Business Adventures by John Brooks. You Searched For: Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The Fate Of The Edsel And Other Business Adventures. BROOKS, JOHN. Published by Victor Gollancz, New York () Used.   This is the fourth discussion of the ModernGraham Book Club‘s reading of Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall week we are discussing the third chapter of the book, titled “The Federal Income Tax.” I encourage you to purchase the book (preferably by clicking the link to Amazon, because a purchase through that link will help support the club) and.

  4 lessons from the failure of the Ford Edsel, one of Bill Gates' favourite case studies In the late John Brooks’ book “Business Adventures,” a collection of “The Fate of the Edsel Author: Richard Feloni. Business Adventures consists of twelve stories from the business world and Wall Street with each comprising a chapter that details critical moments in American industry. By the first impression, the stories appear rather unrelated but in a subtle way seem to reach every fragile key point of almost any business and its relation to capital providers.


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I encourage you to purchase the book (preferably by clicking the link to Amazon, because a purchase through that link will help support the club) and join. But the fundamentals have not. Brooks’s deeper insights about business are just as relevant today as they were back then.

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This is the third discussion of the ModernGraham Book Club‘s reading of Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street. This week we are discussing the second chapter of the book, titled “The Fate of the Edsel”.

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Description: “Business Adventures remains the best business book I’ve ever read.” —Bill Gates, The Wall Street Journal What do the $ million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common.

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by BROOKS, JOHN and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Further adventures in business as per The Seven Fat Years (see p.) on and off the Street offer a refreshingly zestful approach to the matter of getting and spending and sometimes losing money.

THE FATE OF THE EDSEL. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Other business-fun-and-games turn up Walter Gutman.

The title, however apt, doesn't indicate the fascination of the book in which Mr. Brooks dramatizes thirteen recent parlous, sometimes perilous, episodes on Wall Street. Three of the essays appeared in his previous collection, The Fate of the Edsel and Other Business Adventures (in very slightly different form) and many have appeared in The New Yorker.

Edsel is an automobile brand that was planned, developed, and manufactured by the Ford Motor Company for model years to With the Edsel brand, Ford had expected to make significant inroads into the market share of both General Motors (GM) and Chrysler and close the gap between itself and GM in the domestic American automotive market.

Ford invested heavily in a yearlong teaser Headquarters: Allen Park, Michigan, US. “Business Adventures remains the best business book I’ve ever read.” —Bill Gates, The Wall Street Journal What do the $ million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common.

Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of 4/5(3). The author had a great idea in writing this book.

He has written about 12 business adventures during the 60s. It would be great for someone to do a current day version of this book with more current business adventures.

An updated version of this book should be included in all MBA programs. I really learned a lot about business from this book/5. Business Adventures Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street John Brooks.

Contents 1 The Fluctuation THE LITTLE CRASH IN ’62 2 The Fate of the Edsel A CAUTIONARY TALE 3 The Federal Income Tax ITS HISTORY AND PECULIARITIES 4 A Reasonable Amount of Time INSIDERS AT TEXAS GULF SULPHUR 5 Xerox Xerox Xerox Xerox And it has many other File Size: 1MB.

A year old book is soon to be the business bestseller thanks to Bill Gates. The reprint of Business Adventures is scheduled to be released but digital publishers that reproduced it as an e-book have sent it to # 1 on Amazon and the New York Times bestseller lists.

The book was originally written in by John Brooks and contains thirteen American business articles from the s. Author of The go-go years, The great leap, Once in Golconda, Business adventures, The fate of the Edsel and other business adventures, The big wheel, Showing off in America, The autobiography of American business.

“ Business Adventures remains the best business book I’ve ever read.” —Bill Gates, The Wall Street Journal What do the $ million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common?4/4(9).

His books Once inGolconda, The Go-Go Years, and Business Adventures have endured as classics. Although he is remembered primarily for his writings on financial topics, Brooks published three novels and wrote book reviews for Harper’s Magazine and the New York Times Book Review/10(89).

Chapter 2 The Fate of the Edsel RISE AND FLOWERINGIN the calendar of American economic life, was the Yearof the Automobile. That year, American automobile makers soldover seven million passenger cars, or over a million more thanthey had sold in any previous year.Narrow your search by model, year or type of book: The Fate of the Edsel & Other Business Adventures, by John Brooks - business history (58_EdselFateAdv) $ Add to Cart.'Business Adventures' summarizes several problem situations in the early s, starting with 'The Flucuation' in which the stock-market undergoes major swings during a three-trading day period in May As in the rest of the book's examples (eg.

Edsel, G.E., Xerox) the lessons aren't learned very well, and repeated :