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Dynasties: Fortunes and Misfortunes of the World's Great Family Businesses

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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, a fascinating look at the crossroads of kin and coin

David S. Landes has earned a reputation as a brilliant writer and iconoclast among economic historians. In his latest acclaimed work, he takes a revealing look at the quality that distinguishes a third of today's Fortune 500 companies: family ownership. From the banking fortunes of Rothschild and Morgan to the automobile empires of Ford and Toyota, Landes explores thirteen different dynasties, revealing what lay behind their successes-and how extravagance, bad behavior, and poor enterprise brought some of them to their knees. A colorful history that is full of surprising conclusions, Dynasties is an engrossing mix of ambition, eccentricity, and wealth.

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From the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Wealth and Poverty of Nations" comes a fascinating look at the quality that distinguishes a third of todays Fortune 500 companies: family ownership.

About the Author

David S. Landes is professor emeritus of history and economics at Harvard and author of the bestseller The Wealth and Poverty of Nations. His other books include Bankers and Pashas, The Unbound Prometheus, and Revolution in Time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143112471
Author:
Landes, David S.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Landes, David
Subject:
General
Subject:
Corporate & Business History - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Business-History and Biography
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w photos and illustrations throughout
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.38x5.56x.90 in. .78 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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