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5.0 out of 5 starsIllustrations are nice and helpful
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2014
I've only gotten through about 1/4 of the book, and I've already learned a lot about business and many of its important topics. I'm a relative novice when it comes to business, so this may be a walk through the park for some pro's or advanced readers. Illustrations are nice and helpful, and the style is clean. There are more than a couple typos throughout the book, but I'm not that critical of books anyways. The only thing I question about this book is its structure. As a novice, I wonder why some topics are brought up before others, and vise-versa. I can't say this is a detriment to the book, just a personal curiosity.
5.0 out of 5 starsStrong business concepts in a small package
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2020
The book successfully covers multiple aspects in relation to how organisations should handle their internal management in order to optimize their throughput and simplify their processes as to innovate and build high quality, low cost solutions focused towards opportune markets that would allow them to prosper and grow (mouthful)
We purchased this to go along with my 16 year old economics class and it is amazing. He has been loving the DK eyewitness books ever since he learned to read at 4, so he loves continuing using these in his high school years. The format is familiar and easy for him to understand.
This book is,a nice light read, presenting various Businesses topics in concise little chapters you can read in five to ten minutes. I picked this up to gain some general Business vocabulary and concepts before starting a graduate Business degree.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book for learning concepts
Reviewed in the United States on September 3, 2019
The book does two things great. It takes the sound bite of a philosophy and leads the chapter with it. This help you to know whether to spend time on it or not and it shows graphs of the concepts being described. It's a great learning tool.
5.0 out of 5 starsReally good read - had to ration myself!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 24, 2018
Gosh, this book turned out to be far more fascinating than I had guessed it would be. I mean, business.... sure, it is an important subject, but probably a bit dry, yes?
I wanted to know a bit more about the basics of business. Whilst this book may not have covered exactly what I expected, it certainly delivered a really good read. My knowledge of business - and the history of business! - is now much better.
I love the snippets about real people and businesses - so much more relatable than just theory. There is a lot of fascinating reading in here.
I rationed myself to reading a bit every night, to make it last, hehe. Now I am planning to get more in the same range.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book for both beginners and intermediates
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 31, 2019
Enjoyed this book very much! The topics included are well covered, with many great examples. It is easy to understand, and is not tedious to read at all. I studied business administration already, but wanted to brush up on the topics since it has been a couple years. This one did a very good job!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 12, 2021
Full of infographics that have very little value, and largely written using 'wooden language'. It's more of a history of business over the years. If you plan on reading this book to find information on how to create or better develop a product or service, save your time. It's clearly written by people who study 'business' as a stricly academic topic, but have never run their own businesses. The only reason I'm giving 3 stars instead of 1 is because I can appreciate that writing a book, even one as lacking as this one, is a challenging task. Well done for completing it, and nothing else.