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By Richard Keith Latman

An inside of examine how businesses and managers upward push and fall, with very important classes for all aspiring entrepreneurs

The reliable Fail is an element enterprise tale, half to blame excitement, exploring Richard Keith Latman's very public missteps and the painful classes he discovered for this reason, provided to fellow marketers, in his personal phrases, for the 1st time. Written in a full of life, conversational kind, the ebook solutions questions many desktop veterans were requesting greater than a decade approximately what went flawed at Microworkz, the failed former loose computer enterprise.

Chronicling Latman's lengthy roller-coaster trip again and providing pointed recommendation approximately potent enterprise improvement, negotiating, human source administration, and management, which Latman has effectively utilized at his newest ventures, iMagicLab and Latman Interactive, the e-book is a vital set of insights for marketers everywhere.

  • Offers 19 functional classes discovered, that can support positioned different marketers at the route to luck faster
  • Includes valuable perception into easy methods to conquer even the worst public company failures
  • Provides a behind-the-scenes glance from the last word insider at a huge time in computing device history
  • Presents a case examine of the way own and company lives can negatively influence every one other

Microworkz's failure should be your good fortune. The solid Fail offers either very important insights into easy methods to begin a enterprise that would achieve rewards, and warnings approximately easy methods to stay away from going astray.

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