Since it was founded in 2003, Good African Coffee has helped thousand of farmers earn a decent living, send their children to school and escape a spiral of debt and dependence. Africa has received over $1 trillion in aid over the last fifty years and yet despite these huge inflows, the continent remains mired in poverty, disease and systemic corruption. In A Good African Story, Andrew Rugasira arg..
"A business book charting her experience from the kitchen table to the boardroom table." The Financial Times "Coffee Republic has been a great success story and an inspirational role model for entrepreneurs in all business sectors. Being an entrepreneur can be a lonely position and books such as this illustrate not only the "nuts and bolts" of entrepreneurialism, but also give invaluab..
This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is a book about something far more important, enduring and substantial. This is a book about visionary companies. ..
Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns with another groundbreaking work, this time to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research, buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins and his colleague, Morten Hansen, enumerate the principles of building a truly great ent..
Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft. Together he and Bill Gates turned an idea - writing software - into a company and then an entire industry. This is the story of how it came about: two young mavericks, who turned technology on its head; the bitter battles as each tried to stamp his vision on the future; the ruthless brilliance and fierce commitment. And finally, Allen's extraordinary st..
He broke the business mould. So can you. In his forty plus years of being an entrepreneur, Richard Branson has done it all, done it his way and learned a lot of lessons along the way. From delivering the perfect pitch, to taking risks and surviving a downturn, this is your guide to success. School's out. This is business advice for the real world. ..
Take the combined fortunes of Bill Gates, Tiger Woods and Roman Abramovich. Now imagine someone stealing that much money - and being hailed as a financial genius. That man is Bernard Madoff. Backed by governments and global banks, Madoff defrauded billions from charities and from individual investors, including Stephen Spielberg. Finally turned in by his own sons, Madoff opened his door in his dre..
The bestselling author of the acclaimed House of Cards and The Last
Tycoons turns his spotlight on Goldman Sachs and the controversy behind
its success. From the outside, Goldman Sachs is a perfect
company. The Goldman PR machine loudly declares it to be smarter, more
ethical, more profitable than all of its competitors. Behind closed
doors, however, the firm constantly straddles the lin..
Best Friends Eduardo Saverin and Mark Zuckerberg have spent many lonely nights looking for a way to stand out among Harvard University's elite, competitive, and accomplished student body. Then, in 2003, Zuckerberg hacked into Harvard's computers, crashed the computer network, almost got himself expelled, and was inspired to create Facebook, the social networking site that has since revolutionized ..