Combining invaluable advice with the remarkable and candid inside stories of Virgin's greatest achievements, as well as some of its setbacks, Business Stripped Bare is a dynamic, inspirational and truly original guide to success in business and in life. This book is aimed far and wide and whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur or are just starting out, Richard strips business down to show how you can succeed and make a difference This entertaining read will be an invaluable business guide for years to come.
Actually, “Business stripped bare” is not a classic managers book, like Peter Drucker or Frederisk Taylor books, it is informal and practice oriented literature. I chose this book due to a couple of reasons, So the best manager is someone who cares about people and who genuinely interested and wants to bring out the best in them. The manager should basically be a considerable person who is as interested in the switchboard operator and the person who cleans the lavatories as he or she is in the fellow managers.
On the other hand, it’s important, if you see someone overdoing it, to say “Go on a holiday”. If someone has lost a family member, let them take as much time off as they need. There’s no point in having people working under unmanageable stress. You’ve got to give people time to mend.
Also Richard Branson thinks that business should be an extension of peoples personality and than it will be efficient, but also employee should be self-disciplined. A self-disciplined employee will have the patience to conduct routine business routinely, the talent to respond exceptionally to exceptional circumstances, and wisdom to know the difference between the two.
Here is the primary attitudes according to the author:
1.Employeers are number one. The way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers.
2.Think small to grow big
3.Manage in the good times for the bad times.
4.Irreverence is OK.
5.It’s OK to be yourself
6.Have fun at work
7.Take the competition seriously, but not yourself
8.Think of the company as a service organization that happens