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101 Things I Learned in Business School Hardcover – May 20, 2010
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"Not all capital is economic." (#5)
"A mission or vision statement that is impossible to disagree with might not be saying much of significance." (#15)
"Cannibalize your own sales." (#27)
"Profitable, fast growing companies can be chronically short of cash." (#38)
"Promoting the best performer to manager is often a mistake." (#67)
"Sacrifice the trivial few for the vital many." (#77)
"Obsolete does not always mean useless." (#81)
After each of these and the other 94 "things," Preis and Frederick offer a brief explanation of the given assertion's significance. None offers a head-snapping revelation but together, throughout the sequence in which they are presented, the "nuggets" provide a thought-provoking and informative briefing on key business concepts, issues, and concerns.
I urge those who share my high regard for this book to check out these, listed in alpha order:
The Future of Management
Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management
Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I.Read more ›
I was worried that too many statements would've been too plain or general, albeit some were, most were very interesting things to note.
I'm going to look up on my iPad if there's an ebook version.
Right from the start, the most startling realization is that the term "business" is simply a collection of many interconnected subjects such as accounting, marketing, finance, organizational behavior, etc.
Some of my favorite bits of wisdom include: There's a trolley every 15 minutes. (i.e. It's better to wait for a good business opportunity than to invest your time and money in a bad one out of fear.) People buy copy machines because they need copies, not because they want a copy machine. (i.e. People buy things to solve problems so sales should primarily address the problem and not the product.) Hire your own boss. (i.e. Being good at a particular task rarely means you'd be good at managing a group performing the same task.)
The best advice is probably "If you want to be a good leader, you must be a good reader." This statement attests to the ever-important skill of adaptability and ongoing education.
For the same reasons, I also bought 2 others - 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School and Engineering School, and The Art of Construction, being my son loves and does well in Art. .
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A valuable collection of useful nuggets and leads to more if one is so inclined. Consume in chunks, and repeat occasionally.Published 6 months ago by Sean N. Borde
i like this book. but it come too slow. i wait for this book about 3 weeks. i don't know what happen. finally, i get it.Published on January 16, 2014 by yu
it was very easy to read and understand! very useful for business student or who work in business field aPublished on December 23, 2013 by chunlan
This book didn't really hit a place that makes it an eye opener or worthy reminders. I could get most of these 101 pieces of learnt knowledge for free off the internet. Read morePublished on October 13, 2013 by cakeNbacon
Took a while to get to me, some bumps along the way, but it was the book I needed for my daughterPublished on June 17, 2013 by Kindle Customer
thanks for perefect book .im architect and go to markiting and prouduction carere ,ifind this good to start my new worldPublished on May 26, 2013 by osama