I enjoyed the book Sam Walton: The Inside Story of America’s Richest Man.
Every morning for the past few weeks I’ve been reading a few pages from it. Now that I finished it, here are some interesting things I remember:
Paperback version; I read the hardcover and got it from a free library!
Subtitle: “Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success.” By William N. Thorndike, Jr.
I liked this book a lot! I recommend it for anyone who owns or runs a business.
- The press focuses too much on a company’s growth in revenue and profits. The correct measure of CEO success should be the increase in a company’s per share value, especially as compared to peers in the market.
- Capital allocation is a CEO’s most important job.
- Cash flow determines long term value.
- The Fish That Ate the Whale [BUSINESS], [HISTORY]
- Red Rising [FICTION], [SCIFI]
- Born to Run [HEALTH]
- Creativity, Inc [BUSINESS]
- It Starts With Food [HEALTH]
- Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari [SOCIAL COMMENTARY] [HUMOR]
- Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX by Ashlee Vance [BUSINESS]
- Agency: Starting a Creative Firm by Rick Webb [BUSINESS]
- The Hard Thing About Hard Things [BUSINESS]
Verne Harnish of the Entrepreneurs Organisation gives a voice to the middle men
This article was originally written by Ann Wright for Rough House Media on28 APR 2013. It was published in Business Review Europe, but now the link on their website is broken. I emailed Verne for a copy of the article and have republished it here.
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