Business Adventures

Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

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"Business Adventures remains the best business book I've ever read." --Bill Gates, The Wall Street Journal

What do the $350 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 fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.

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Warren Buffett CEO/Berkshire HathawayIn 1991, Bill Gates asked Buffett for his favorite book. In reply, Buffett sent the Microsoft founder his personal copy of Business Adventures, a collection of New Yorker stories by John Brooks. (Source)

Bill Gates CEO/MicrosoftBrooks’s work is a great reminder that the rules for running a strong business and creating value haven’t changed. For one thing, there’s an essential human factor in every business endeavor. It doesn’t matter if you have a perfect product, production plan, and marketing pitch; you’ll still need the right people to lead and implement those plans. (Source)

Michael Dell CEO/Dell ComputersIn this 1960s classic, Brooks, a longtime New Yorker contributor, tells the stories of 12 notable companies and how they navigated the trials and tribulations of corporate life in America back in the day. (Source)

Sean Melvin Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Still Say This Is the Best Business Book Ever Written | (Source)

Christy Lamagna Great book! Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street by John Brooks #FridayReads (Source)

Chris Mobbs Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street: The New York Times bestseller Bill Gates calls ‘the best business book I’ve ever read’ (Source)

Alok Kejriwal Business Adventures - Book Review. Yrs ago, I read Bill Gates calling this his "best business book". Note : THIS IS A HEAVY, excruciatingly detailed book, set in the 1960's. It IS an awesome book, but be prepared to spend 10 hours+ reading it. Check my review in pic ! (Source)

Paramendra Kumar Bhagat The Best Business Book I’ve Ever Read via @billgates (Source)

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