Author: Chris Blake
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Business decision-making is a crucial yet rarely taught art. The author attacks it with a winning combination of gusto, well thought-out headings and helpful rules of thumb provided at the end of each chapter.
This is a dense book, but its structure means you can read and then absorb one topic at a time.
The case studies are invaluable – anyone remember boo.com? And it’s bang up to date, with a chapter on ‘Dragons’ Den syndrome’ – why so many entrepreneurs turn down financial assistance. A good read.