CIO Insight Magazine named Billion-Dollar Lessons one of the top 10 business-tech books of 2008.

This award follows similar recognition from several other prestigious publications. The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper, named Billion-Dollar Lessons the #1 business book of 2008. Inc. Magazine named it one of the best books for business owners in 2008.

Best Books of 2008Inc. Magazine names Billion Dollar Lessons one of the best books for business owners in 2008.

“Success is inspirational; disaster is educational. Billion Dollar Lessons offers an exhaustive curriculum on how not to run a company. This is a great book for decision-makers anxious to eliminate their own vulnerabilities.”

Billion-Dollar Lessons has been named the best business book of the 2008 in The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper!

Best of the best: intelligent, clear, filled with advice

The authors’ study of colossal business failure found that strategy was invariably the cause. They pinpoint seven popular strategies that can lead a company off the rails: Foolhardy pursuit of synergy, financial engineering, rollups of mom and pop operations, steadfastly refusing to switch from a misguided course, moving into an adjacent market, riding the wrong new technology, and consolidation. The list is a catalogue of strategies that companies are routinely urged to follow and that can work – but also can lead to disaster. The authors provide sobering examples of failed companies as well as tough questions to ask when considering any of these strategies.