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The Unwritten Laws of Business

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Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Business & Management

The Unwritten Laws of Business

James Skakoon, W.J. King

Pocket-sized reissue of the bestselling business classic with a new introduction by Marshall Goldsmith in an elegant collectable package

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9781847656667 (3 Apr 2014)

About the book

This hidden gem was first published 60 years ago but was known only to a lucky few until it resurfaced in 2005 - when 300,000 requests were made for a CEO's personalised version.

In the summer of 2005, Business 2.0 published a cover story on a self-published management pamphlet by the CEO of American aerospace contractor Raytheon. Lauded by chief executives including Jack Welch and Warren Buffett ('one of the best books I've seen') it became a phenomenon, and more than 300,000 people wrote in to ask for a copy. But much of the pamphlet drew on a book from 1944 - which Profile reissued, updated as The Unwritten Laws of Business in 2007.

Filled with sage advice and written in a clear, engaging style, it offers insights on relating to colleagues and outsiders, the laws of character and personality, personal development, and much, much more - all of which has stood the test of time.

Refreshingly free of the latest business jargon, The Unwritten Laws of Business is wise, ethical and insightful, capturing and distilling the timeless truths and principles that underlie management and business the world over.

About the author

James G. Skakoon is General Manager of VERTEX Technology, an engineering consulting firm. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.


The publisher calls it a 'hidden gem' and I would not argue with that.

- Financial Times

Read this.

- Guardian

An old-school reminder of business and personal integrity...which every manager should read for a quick detox.

- Publishing News

This short book contains excellent advice for managers and employees and is free of jargon.

- SA Financial Mail

Additional Information

Imprint: Profile Books
Subject: Business & Management

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