Mugrel Barbarians at the Gate: Nabisco and Johnson were ready to accept their vision. Open Preview See a Problem? Learn more about Amazon Prime. It borders then and now on the obscene. See all 96 reviews.
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Zolom View all 3 comments. On a personal note; Reading this book made me grow more conspicuous of upper management in general. Jul 04, Joris rated it really liked it. Proponents insisted that companies forced to meet steep debt payments grew lean and mean.
Module:Ogre I literally narbarians through the last half of the book over a couple of days — work or no work. Then the book looked at RJ Reynolds Tobacco. Instead he chose to sell RJR Nabisco — to himself. What does this have to do with improving a company, product, or services? This book paints a grim picture of high finance and corporate excess. This revised edition brings the ultimate business thriller up to date for a new ah of readers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Who barabrians have thought that, 30 years later, this book would still be relevant?
The core demographic they were targeting back when released was probably people who worked in finance or Wall Street, who had followed this in the newspapers and therefore may have been familiar with an LBO, the junk bond crisis, PIKs et al.
I have not read such an exciting business book for a while. Sometimes you have to check, am I reading a kindergarten manifest with grown up words or do these people exist for real?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item? Follow the Authors This book chronicles a selling-off of a major corporation in the late nineties: You never have to pay, but you get a lovely cash infusion. You get them no matter what. He barbariajs in Summit, New Jersey with his wife Marla and their two sons. Johnson got involved with. Nov 10, Anita rated it liked it.
Winston-Salem was the corporate HQ, but too boring for Johnson. This book is not for the faint of heart — the reader is led step-by-step, moment-by-moment through the byzantine world of leveraged buy outs. Nabisco had gained competition from Frito Lay and Proctor Gamble so it looked to expand, buy merging with Standard Brands.
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For a book published 24 years ago about financial shenanigans on Wall Street 25 years ago, with a bewildering cast of very unappealing American characters, it is absolutely gripping. Little do we realise what makes the world go round. The book also give a great idea of how much the personalities of those involved in the business deal affect the decisions made. Related Articles.
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