Rome, Inc

Rome, Inc

The Rise and Fall of the First Multinational Corporation

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Likening Rome to an ancient multi-national corporation, the author of Sun-Tzu Was a Sissy shares a case study of how its civilization was marked by brutal consolidations, a prosperous family business, managerial infighting, and other factors reminiscent of those in today's professional world. Reprint.

Norton Pub
The world's first corporate case study, as only the best-selling Stanley Bing could tell it.
A family business prospers through a series of brutal consolidations and rational growth. Then senseless internal conflicts lead to a long line of demented CEOs, monumental expansion, and foolish diversification—at a high cost in shattered lives. In the end, a series of reverse takeovers leaves the once-proud but now overextended and corrupt parent company at the mercy of less-civilized operations that previously cringed at the grandeur of the corporate brand.Enron? WorldCom? Try Rome, whose rise and fall carry a moral that lingers to this day for the managers, employees, and students of any global enterprise. Stanley Bing—whose satirical business books are as savagely funny as they are insightful—mingles business parable and cautionary tale into an ingenious, often hilarious new telling of the story of the Roman Empire.

Publisher: New York ; London : W. W. Norton, 2007
ISBN: 9780393329452
Characteristics: xvi, 197 p. ; 21 cm


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Sep 07, 2017

Fun overview on the history of Rome. Definitely try to have an understanding of major events and players before picking this up - otherwise you're going to be lost and miss many of the jokes and references in this fun little book.


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