Billionaire Growth Strategies
How Lord Conrad Black Grew His Newspaper Empire
Robber Baron: Lord Black of Crossharbour by George Tombs
If you are a fan of tycoon biographies this book should be of interest to you. I found it particularly enjoyable to read for two personal reasons. Continue reading
Growth Strategy for Achieving Critical Mass
When it comes to business it’s difficult to come up with an example of when it’s not better to be bigger.
How to Build an Empire: Glock’s Secret Path to Profits
A fascinating look inside the Glock empire and how it grew from Businessweek:
Glock’s Secret Path to Profits
It’s the largest supplier of handguns to law enforcement in the U.S. But behind its success lies a troubling tale of business intrigue.
Gaston Glock, an Austrian manufacturer of shovels and knives, had an improbable dream: He would make a fortune selling handguns in America. In the early 1980s, Glock, a self-taught firearm designer, produced an innovative pistol for the Austrian military. He then devised a plan for promoting his invention in the U.S., the world’s richest gun market. First, he’d persuade American police they needed a lightweight weapon with more ammunition than traditional revolvers. Then he’d use his law enforcement bona fides to win over private gun buyers.