By Kevin Roberts
64 pictures: management in a loopy World is a compendium of value-accelerators for company and lifestyles. it really is accrued as a sixty four shot strategy from the astute observations and noteworthy lifetime of inventive enterprise chief and iconoclast Kevin Roberts. A provocative determine traversing the peaks of worldwide trade, media and game, Kevin Roberts - author of the groundbreaking notion Lovemarks - is famous as certainly one of brand new such a lot uncompromisingly-positive and inspirational leaders.
In 64 Shots, Roberts attracts at the largest rules, hardest stories and maximum affects of his lifestyles to give 16X4 stripped down, straight-forward and instantly-absorbable insights on the right way to convey order to the chaos of industrial and existence. The punchy insights into successful - hitting readers flippantly jab after jab - are an array of one-liners, sound bites, tweets, charts, costs and ancient reference issues. they're loaded with Roberts' adventure, tale, brio, provocation and direction.
The language is severe, brimming with the irrepressible perspective and provocation that fueled Roberts' meteoric occupation. whereas there's a series, the sixty four pictures are stand-alone signposts in the direction of dwelling an enterprising and profitable existence. someone can dip into the e-book wherever and locate value.
The writing is observed by way of (not unavoidably associated with) a visible order of black-and-white pictures of leaders of their cultural fields, a few sleek, many ancient, a few recognized, and all own. This eclectic choice of everyone is either direct and oblique impacts to Kevin Roberts' existence. all of them have an attractive - and a few mysterious - connection to thoughts of management in a loopy international. Examples are: Mary Quant, Vince Lombardi, Margaret Thatcher, Vivienne Westwood, Twiggy, Tom Peters, Peter Drucker, Martin Luther King, Renzo Rosso, Brigit Bardot, Bob Dylan, Sean Fitzpatrick (a rugby player).
The ebook is excessive contact and shiny. It sounds like Apple, now not Shakespeare. sixty four photographs - will you are taking them?
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