100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them

By Emily Ross

Contained in the luck of a hundred enterprise Geniuses

Risk-loving marketers. leading edge geniuses. Self-starters and mavericks. The world's maximum companies have been equipped by way of particular humans, each one bringing their very own kind and savvy to the marketplace.

100 nice companies and the Minds in the back of Them is a various and encouraging collections of serious company tales. overlaying numerous good fortune paths, excellent innovations and interesting marketers, every one profile explores the genius in the back of the best enterprise minds:

o A mother's proposal that introduced child Einstein
o Aveda's trip from hippie to hip
o How Guinness overcame a centuries-old challenge to beat new markets
o TiVo's lengthy struggle to provide an explanation for the genius in their product
o How Oprah went from individual to empire
o and lots of more

An engrossing examine what makes marketers and enterprise geniuses tick, this ebook highlights the pivotal moments within the lives of serious companies, with lasting lesson at the paintings of constructing your corporation a success.

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