By Emily Ross, Angus Holland
Risk-loving marketers. leading edge geniuses. Self-starters and mavericks. The world's maximum companies have been equipped by way of detailed humans, every one bringing their very own sort and savvy to the marketplace.
100 nice companies and the Minds at the back of Them is a various and encouraging collections of significant company tales. overlaying various luck paths, very good suggestions and interesting marketers, every one profile explores the genius at the back of the best enterprise minds:
o A mother's idea that introduced child Einstein
o Aveda's trip from hippie to hip
o How Guinness overcame a centuries-old challenge to overcome new markets
o TiVo's lengthy struggle to give 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 company geniuses tick, this booklet highlights the pivotal moments within the lives of serious companies, with lasting lesson at the paintings of creating your corporation a hit.
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