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Billion Dollar Lessons (Unabridged)
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Narrator: Jim Bond
Format: Unabridged
Release Date: August 2008
Audio Length: 11 hours
Rating: 33 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 (58 ratings)
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In the 1960s, IBM CEO Tom Watson called an executive into his office after his venture lost $10 million. The man assumed he was being fired. Watson told him, "Fired? Hell, I spent $10 million educating you. I just want to be sure you learned the right lessons." In Billion Dollar Lessons, Paul Carroll and Chunka Mui draw on research into more than 750 business failures to reveal the misguided tactics that mire companies over and over. There are thousands of books about successful companies but virtually none about the lessons to be learned from those that crash and burn. Lesson One: The cold hard facts are that between 1981 and 2006, 423 major companies with combined assets totaling $1.5 trillion filed for bankruptcy. Lesson Two: The number one cause of failure was misguided strategy - not sloppy execution, poor leadership, or bad luck. These strategic errors include pursuing nonexistent synergies; moving into an "adjacent" market that isn't really adjacent and buying more problems than efficiencies through misguided consolidation. Billion Dollar Lessons provides proven methods that managers, boards, and even investors can adopt to avoid making the same mistakes. It draws on vivid examples to help you thoroughly assess potentially disastrous strategies before they bring your company down. Think of Billion Dollar Lessons as the flip side of Good to Great, but just as eye opening and essential as that business classic. Billion Dollar Lessons will keep you from going from good to gone.

About the Author: Paul B. Carroll

Though you may know Paul B. Carroll from the popular audiobook Billion Dollar Lessons: Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures, Paul B. Carroll is actually one of the most renowned Business authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 1 audiobook from Paul B. Carroll on, with the latest Business title being: Billion Dollar Lessons: Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures. Billion Dollar Lessons: Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures was added to our catalog in 2008, making it the author's oldest audiobook available on our website, while Billion Dollar Lessons: Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures is the most popular and bestselling audiobook from Paul B. Carroll. Enjoy over 10 hours of audiobook listening from Paul B. Carroll, among the 1 audiobook we have available. With such a wide variety of audiobooks, we know you're sure to enjoy Business books from Paul B. Carroll. For more audiobooks and information on Paul B. Carroll, please visit their page on Paul B. Carroll audiobooks.

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