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By Donald R. Keough

Don Keough—a former best govt at Coca-Cola and now chairman of the elite funding banking company Allen & Company—has witnessed lots of disasters in his sixty-year occupation (including New Coke). He has additionally been buddies with essentially the most profitable humans in enterprise background, together with Warren Buffett, invoice Gates, Jack Welch, Rupert Murdoch, and Peter Drucker.

Now this elder statesman finds how nice firms get into difficulty. Even the neatest executives can fall into the catch of believing of their personal infallibility. while that occurs, extra undesirable judgements are certain to follow.

This light-hearted “how-not-to” e-book comprises anecdotes from Keough's lengthy occupation in addition to different notorious mess ups. His commandments for failure contain: hand over Taking hazards; Be rigid; suppose Infallibility; placed your entire religion in specialists; ship combined Messages; and Be terrified of the Future.

As he writes, “After a life-time in enterprise i have by no means been capable of improve a step by step formulation that may warrantly luck. What i'll do, even though, used to be discuss tips on how to lose. I make sure that a person who follows my formulation might be a hugely winning loser.”

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