Do you love reading books on business stories? If yes, then you’ll love John Brooks Business Adventures.
It’s a compilation of 12 entertaining, gripping, and engrossing stories about business, financial markets, economics, and taxation.
I picked this book because Bill Gates and Warren Buffet said that this is the best business book they ever read. I must say it’s worth reading. However, I didn’t find all stories interesting, but those that I found, were classic.
I liked the narration. I liked how he structured the main plot, history, research, technical concepts about various processes and fields like mining, xerography, and copywriting law. It wasn’t a heavy read, including the longest one from this bundle.
All stories are unique; hence you could read random. I would advise starting with smaller stories like The Fluctuation, Making Customers Whole, and The Second Sort of Life and slowly transitioning to read longer stories like The Federal Income Tax, XEROX XEROX XEROX XEROX, and In Defence of Sterling, which is one of my favorites.
Here’s a blurb for In Defence of Sterling:
It’s about the role Federal Reserve and major central banks played to defend Great Britain Pound from speculative attacks and maintain global financial stability.
I learned some interesting insights about Basel meetings, swap networks, and a lot more. Besides, did you know that the British Pound was once the vehicle currency for international trade before the US Dollar? I didn’t. The story was informative and gripping. I could feel the drama and seriousness of the situation. A lot happens inside the walls of the central banks that we don’t know of.
You should consider reading it if you are interested to read about:
- How did Haloid Xerox grow to become a big and dominant Xerox Corporation?
- A financial fraud that got clients into trouble and how the stock exchange Board of Directors handled the crisis.
- What happens when you are sued by your former company for intending to violate its trade secrets when you accept a job at its rival company?
- How did communication problems in a company led to an antitrust scandal?
- And many more businesses stories.
Business Adventures is a must-read book in the entrepreneurship business genre. I am glad I got my hands on it. These entertaining, gripping, and engrossing stories will give you deep insights and teach you a lot about business, financial markets, economics, and taxation.