By Richard Keith Latman
An inside of examine how businesses and bosses upward push and fall, with vital classes for all aspiring entrepreneurs
The stable Fail is an element company tale, half accountable excitement, exploring Richard Keith Latman's very public missteps and the painful classes he realized for that reason, awarded to fellow marketers, in his personal phrases, for the 1st time. Written in a full of life, conversational sort, the publication solutions questions many machine veterans were requesting greater than a decade approximately what went fallacious at Microworkz, the failed former unfastened laptop enterprise.
Chronicling Latman's lengthy roller-coaster trip again and supplying pointed recommendation approximately potent enterprise improvement, negotiating, human source administration, and management, which Latman has effectively utilized at his newest ventures, iMagicLab and Latman Interactive, the ebook is a vital set of insights for marketers everywhere.
- Offers 19 useful classes discovered, that can support positioned different marketers at the route to good fortune faster
- Includes worthwhile perception into find out how to triumph over even the worst public company failures
- Provides a behind-the-scenes glance from the last word insider at a tremendous time in machine history
- Presents a case research of ways own and enterprise lives can negatively impression each one other
Microworkz's failure may be your luck. The reliable Fail presents either very important insights into the best way to begin a company that would acquire rewards, and warnings approximately how one can steer clear of going astray.
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