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August 22, 2017

Richard Steele rounds up new and noteworthy business book releases. Richard is a senior conference producer at Campden Wealth, specialising in tech investing, start-ups, and family wealth management issues.

Richard Steele rounds up the new and noteworthy business book releases, which look at topics including positive leadership by example, ethical entrepreneurship and how businesses can up their game. Richard is a senior conference producer at Campden Wealth, specialising in tech investing, start-ups, and family wealth management issues.

 


Fixing Business – Making Profitable Business Work for the Good of All

Author: Digby Jones
Rated 3/5
Published by: Wiley
Pages 200

August 10, 2015

Bibliophiles are like no other type of collector; often uninterested in the monetary value of their collection, what sets them apart is a quiet dedication and often obsessive passion for a particular type of bookmaking, or subject.

For almost a century people had walked through the library of one New England family every day without ever really thinking about the books on the shelves. Over generations a large collection of antique books had been accumulated, but had mostly remained in the library of the main family home.

June 28, 2013

Read CampdenFB’s reviews of the latest books aiming to help you navigate the modern business world. 

Trust works! Four keys to building lasting relationships
Ken Blanchard, Cynthia Olmstead and Martha Lawrence
Harper Collins; 160

If you can see past the annoying exclamation mark in the title, this tome by an American business guru should be a handy reminder to family businesses about a basic truth that is easily forgotten: trust is the bedrock of business.

January 30, 2013

New book Driven to Succeed is a rags-to-riches tale, proving that with a bit of luck and a lot of hard work a man can make his fortune.

Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich
By Chrystia Freeland
Allen Lane; 352 pages

A lot has been written about the 1% and even the 0.1% recently, but not much as insightful as this book by the global editor-at-large of Reuters. There are plenty of vignettes of super-rich life, which are amusing, but more interestingly there’s also a good deal of insightful analysis.

August 4, 2010

Len Riggio, chairman of Barnes & Noble, the largest US bookstore chain, is looking to buy a further stake in the company to consolidate his family’s holding in the iconic book company.

Len Riggio, chairman of Barnes & Noble, the largest US bookstore chain, is looking to buy a further stake in the company to consolidate his family's holding in the iconic book company.

The Riggio family controls 34% of Barnes & Noble, and have used a poison pill provision that prevents outside investors having a similar stake.

A statement from the company said the board believed its shares were "significantly undervalued".

March 7, 2008

Career Press has launched a book aimed directly at family-owned businesses.

Career Press has launched a book aimed directly at family-owned businesses. Family Inc: How to Manage Parents, Siblings, Spouses, Children and In-Laws in the Family Business details the different personalities and conflicts in a family business, giving expert advice to help families overcome these issues in and around the business.

January 1, 2008

One family, two histories. Niall Firth reviews the fascinating story behind the official and unofficial histories of iconic American sauce manufacturer Tabasco

One family, two histories. Niall Firth reviews the fascinating story behind the official and unofficial histories of iconic American sauce manufacturer Tabasco

It could be the script for the opening scenes of a feel-good Hollywood movie celebrating the American dream. With the country lying in tatters in the wake of the American civil war, a weary plantation owner returns to his Louisiana farm to find that the only thing that has survived in the ravaged landscape is a bright red fiery chilli pepper.

November 1, 2002

Just as the market for its fibre-optic technology began to unravel, Corning published three books to celebrate its 150-year history and a member of the founding family is ­back at the helm

Howard Muson is a writer in Sleepy Hollow, NY, who specialises in management issues and business histories. He is also an associate of Lansberg Gersick LLC, a consulting and research firm in the USA that advises family companies around the world.

Just as the market for its fibre-optic technology began to unravel, Corning published three books to celebrate its 150-year history and a member of the founding family is ­back at the helm

January 1, 2002

One cannot help feeling a little sceptical of the recent publication, Quarter-life Crisis (Bloomsbury, 2001), by Alexandra Robbins and Abby Wilner.

One cannot help feeling a little sceptical of the recent publication, Quarter-life Crisis (Bloomsbury, 2001), by Alexandra Robbins and Abby Wilner. Subtitled 'the unique challenges of life in your twenties', it sets out to show that today young people "work too hard, earn too much and play too fast". This may be true if you're a feckless heir, or an overpaid financial trader, but it hardly represents the mass.

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