The Art of Business Wars: Battle-Tested Lessons for Leaders and Entrepreneurs from History’s Greatest Rivalries by David Brown

I purchased the book having become addicted to the podcast of the same name

This book uses information found on the terrific podcast of the same name and infuses The Art of War by Sun Tzu.

If you’ve ever listened to the podcast, you’ll know David Brown has a wonderful and engaging delivery which is partly the reason I’m so addicted to the series. The same can be said about this book.

Telling the history behind famous companies, the battles, tricks and personalities, Brown brings to light success and failures in the business world.

Adidas, BlackBerry, Bumble, H&M, Kellogg’s, Tupperware, McDonald’s, iPhone, and many more companies’ strategies are scrutinised in detail and delivered in an easy to read style.

Every chapter offers up some fascinating details about the business world and the methods used to pivot into new ventures.

Out of all the companies examined, it was the one about Tupperware and Brownie Wise that I found most interesting and inspirational. In a period where senior female executives was unheard of, Brownie Wise demonstrated a natural flare, business acumen and stubbornness that ensured business success. Ultimately this caused a dramatic and tragic ending to her career.

[Wikipedia says Sandra Bullock will be playing Brownie Wise in a forthcoming movie based on the book, Life of the Party: The Remarkable Story of How Brownie Wise Built, and Lost, a Tupperware Party Empire.]

This is truly an epic, interesting and factual read and highly recommended.