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July 14, 2016

Leibmann’s book tells the history of this great banking dynasty which ended up being dissolved in 1939 – a surprising end to one of the great international banking companies of the pre-WWII era.

July 14, 2016

Dr Caroline Freund’s Rich People, Poor Countries: The Rise of Emerging-Market Tycoons and their Mega Firms looks at the rise of the newly super rich in the emerging world: who they are, how they got there, and their characteristics compared with the multi-generational wealthy in developed markets, such as America.

May 13, 2016

Engaged Ownership is the definitive owner’s guide to the family enterprise from the granddaughter of Fisher Price Toys’ founder, Amelia Renkert-Thomas.

May 12, 2016

There are very few family business stories as exciting, interesting, or unpredictable as Hess Oil and its founding father.

February 23, 2016

The story of the unlikely grassroots movement that saved a beloved business

The Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement That Saved a Beloved Business

December 29, 2014

Large, glossy photographs of yachting in the Mediterranean, sumptuous New York apartments, converted Corsican convents and verdant, elegant Italian gardens, sound like your cup of tea? 

The Last Swan

Marella Agnelli and Marella Carraciolo Chia

August 13, 2013

The affairs and scandals of a family that brought the world Band-Aids and antiseptic through its family business empire have been laid bare in a new unauthorised biography.

The affairs and scandals of a family that brought the world Band-Aids and antiseptic through its family business empire have been laid bare in a new unauthorised biography.

April 17, 2013

Read CampdenFB’s reviews of the latest books aiming to help you navigate the modern business world.

Enterprise Rules: The Foundations of High Achievement – and How to Build on Them
Don Young
Profile Books; 288

January 30, 2013

New book Driven to Succeed is a rags-to-riches tale, proving that with a bit of luck and a lot of hard work a man can make his fortune.

Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super Rich
By Chrystia Freeland
Allen Lane; 352 pages

A lot has been written about the 1% and even the 0.1% recently, but not much as insightful as this book by the global editor-at-large of Reuters. There are plenty of vignettes of super-rich life, which are amusing, but more interestingly there’s also a good deal of insightful analysis.

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