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

  • Share this:
Share with a friend
Sign into your email account to send this page to a friend:
Outlook or Apple Mail
or other default program
Walmart Gift Card
Put the fun of shopping in their hands with Walmart Gift Cards! Ship to Home or Send via email.
Advertisement
Advertisement

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

Format:  Paperback,

216 pages

Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd

Publish Date: Sep 2010

ISBN-13: 9780749460655

ISBN-10: 0749460652

Buy from Walmart

Shipping & Pickup
Online
$13.31

In stock for:

  • Store information not available.

 Buy from Marketplace

Shipping & Additional Information

Book Information

The following content was provided by the publisher.
"How They Blew It "is about people who did something remarkable: they all built huge business empires worth millions, if not billions. Then they all did something unbelievable: they managed to lose it.
"How They Blew It" tells the story of 16 business leaders who went from paramount success to abject failure, resulting in the collapse of some of the world's most famous and supposedly successful businesses. Full of surprising details and mind-blowing sums of money, it looks at the characteristics of these leaders and the fine line between hero and zero.
This book isn't a turgid or forensic examination of the rights and wrongs of each case; rather, it seeks to get into the minds of the people behind the business disasters and ask, "Why on earth did they do that?" It pin-points pitfalls and highlights destructive personality traits, helping readers avoid making similar mistakes. From mega US corporate catastrophes, such as Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, WorldCom and Enron, to UK, European, Russian and Chinese business disasters, this book looks at the people, the passion and ego at the heart of entrepreneurship.

Specifications

Author:
Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
Publish Date: Sep 2010
ISBN-13: 9780749460655
ISBN-10: 0749460652
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 216
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.71
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.1 x 0.66 x 9.26
Walmart No.: 9780749460655

Chapter outline

About the Authorsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Chosen?p. 13
Deadly Intentp. 24
Stitch Upp. 34
Rock Starp. 45
All That Glittersp. 56
More Than He Could Chewp. 66
King Kongp. 77
The Art of Moneyp. 88
One Step Too Farp. 99
Exilep. 109
Power Politicsp. 119
Paying the Penaltyp. 128
Friends in High Placesp. 139
How to Blow a Billionp. 152
ABridge Too Farp. 165
Credit Crunchedp. 176
Conclusionp. 189
Indexp. 206

Book description

How They Blew It tells the story of 20 business leaders who went from paramount success to abject failure, resulting in the collapse of some of the world's most famous and supposedly successful businesses. Full of surprising details, and mind-blowing sums of money, it looks at the characteristics of these leaders and the fine line between hero and zero.

How They Blew It isn't a turgid or forensic examination of the rights and wrongs of each case; rather, it seeks to get into the minds of the people behind the business disasters and ask, “Why on earth did they do that?” It's a book about people, and why for some people enough is never enough. It pin-points pitfalls and highlights destructive personality traits, helping readers avoid making similar mistakes. With a look at the flamboyant lives and lifestyles of the people involved, How They Blew It includes profiles of Ken Lay (Enron), Bernie Ebbers (WorldCom), and James Cayne (Bear Stearns).

Customer Product Reviews

 

Gifting Plans

Financing Offers

Enjoy Great Financing!

Make the most of your shopping experience with the Walmart Discover® or Walmart Credit Card.

Save $25 when you open a Walmart® Credit Card and spend $75 today.*

*Offer subject to credit approval

Learn More or Apply Now

No Payments + No Interest if Paid in Full in 6 Months!
Enjoy no payments for 6 months. You'll have 6 months with no payments, and no interest if paid in full within 6 months on orders over $250. Otherwise, interest will be charged from the original date of purchase. Bill Me Later is the quick, easy, secure way to buy online without using your credit card. Simply select Bill Me Later at checkout. Subject to credit approval.

See Terms