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by Jonathan Mantle

ePub Companies That Changed the World download
Author:
Jonathan Mantle
ISBN13:
978-1847246141
ISBN:
1847246141
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Publisher:
Quercus Publishing (November 6, 2008)
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Subcategory:
Biography & History
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1651 kb
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Rating:
4.4
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532

An interesting business book highlighting 50 companies that the author felt changed the world.

Each of the 50 companies profiled has changed - and reflected change in - the world of its time, in far-reaching and often unexpected ways. An interesting business book highlighting 50 companies that the author felt changed the world.

How to Change the World. com User, November 17, 2008.

Companies that Changed the World" tells the fascinating stories of 50 joint-stock companies - or companies based on that model - that have exerted a critical influence on the social and economic history of the past four hundred years.

An interesting business book highlighting 50 companies that the author felt changed the world. From The East India Company to Google, the book spans many centuries. I feel that the book is greatly. Jonathan Mantle is the author of the best-selling For Whom the Bell Tolls: Lessons of Lloyd's of London, Benetton: The Family, the Business and the Brand, as well as biographies of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeffrey Archer. Jonathan Mantle is an established journalist writing for a number of publications including "The Sunday Times Magazine," "The Spectator," and others. Библиографические данные. Companies that Changed the World.

A great read about significant companies impacting our developmen. was inspired.

Business is the instrument that mankind has settled on to propagate change. Take a long step back and what do you see? A world of invention and unintended consequences. Choose Your Region: North America.

Companies that Changed the World tells the fascinating stories of 50 joint-stock companies - or companies based on that. Books related to Companies That Changed the World.

Mantle, Jonathan Companies That Changed The World: From The East India Company to Google. ISBN 13: 9781847242419. Companies That Changed The World: From The East India Company to Google.

"Companies that Changed the World" tells the fascinating stories of 50 joint-stock companies - or companies based on that model - that have exerted a critical influence on the social and economic history of the past four hundred years. As well describing clearly and accessibly the companies' growth and influence over time, and profiling the pioneering entrepreneurs who built them, Jonathan Mantle's text is crammed with intriguing and unexpected information: from the role played by the humble pigeon in the history of news dissemination to how a pharmacist's five-cent patent medicine became the world's most powerful brand. Each of the 50 companies profiled has changed - and reflected change in - the world of its time, in far-reaching and often unexpected ways. Together, their stories amount to nothing less than a concise history of commerce and capitalism.
  • Business as usual.

  • A great read about significant companies impacting our development. As I read, I was inspired to take the good with the bad, and press on for success. A great read for entreprenuers.

  • Good but not so much. Good marketing with the title but little content.

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  • An interesting business book highlighting 50 companies that the author felt changed the world. From The East India Company to Google, the book spans many centuries. I feel that the book is greatly geared to a British target audience but this American found the book well worth the read. I learned a lot and got background on many companies that I would never have researched myself. I was disappointed by a few companies that were missing, but as I said, it had included a few companies that I would never have thought of. I also would have liked more in depth reports included in the book. Some of the reports did not give a business description but rather the history of one of the company's main products. Still, the book had many examples of various businesses and their products over the centuries. If business is truly cyclical, having a better understanding of these companies could prove to be truly helpful.

  • Innovation, innovation, innovation! This is the theme that shines like a beacon of light through "Companies that Changed the World", Jonathan Mantle's spirited romp through four hundred years of Western (and later Eastern) capitalism. The 50 Companies that are profiled in this slim volume -- starting with the Honourable East India Company in 1600 and ending with Google in 1998 -- all began with a revolutionary new product or concept and were successful in bringing it to market. Along the way, they suffered the inevitable setbacks, skepticism and even humiliation that any startups endure -- until ultimate triumph, acceptance and, in some cases, inevitable decline. Along the way we see triumph and tragedy.

    The success stories are not always the product of great vision: sometimes they occur by accident, as in the case of Thomas Cook, the Baptist minister who started organizing weekend train journeys in Leicester as a way of combatting intemperance and ended up the head of a global company that effectively invented tourism. Or the Amsterdam Exchange Bank, which began taking deposits of gold and silver, giving receipts in exchange, and in the process created the global monetary system. Some, like the profile of CNN, portray a determined pioneer like Ted Turner, who believed there was a market for a news network that did not depend on people getting home from work in time to watch the six o'clock news. Throughout, the book is sprinkled with entertaining details about the founders, such as Isaac Singer, inventor of the Singer sewing machine, who had nearly as many wives as inventions, or Anita Roddick, the ex-hippie whose stint as a flower child in San Francisco gave her the idea to found the Body Shop, whose concept of all natural products and ethical capitalism took the world by storm. We learn of Baron Bich, the Duponts, the global success of Wonderbra, the origins of Microsoft, Apple and Levi Strauss. Along the way we learn the stories of Toyota, Volkswagen, Sony, Swatch and a host of others, including the Al Jazeera network. There will inevitably be debates about which companies should have been included and weren't.

    All this is delivered more with a journalist's flair than an accountant's pencil, but who cares? When you're changing the world, let someone else dot the "i's" and cross the "t's". Mantle's book is admirably illustrated with photos, designs and illustrations, unfortunately only in black and white. It's ideal reading for the train or plane, filled as it is with bite-sized delicacies -- and would go well under the Christmas tree. Let's just hope it is soon to be followed by a second book -- "Fifty More Companies that Changed the World", which will include all the ones I wish had been there and weren't. But that is just wishful thinking.

  • There's not been a time when capitalism, money, enterprise and entrepreneurs and our love/hate relationship with the whole thing have been in the spotlight any more than now. This book takes a fascinating look at familiar names, from the Dutch guys who inadvertently invented modern money to the amazing French Baron Biche of Biro, the contraceptive pill, the Google boys and Wonderbra! It's a rollercoaster. Drama, tragedy, outrageous fortune and who really invented the supermarket. Some may argue about who's in and who's out. Highs and lows, good and bad - this book time and again nails the people who really make the world go round!

  • Get it, I guaranty you will like it! The book is loaded with very interesting stories.