Bloomberg by Bloomberg
J. Wiley, 1997/04/07 - 261 ページ
Bloomberg by Bloomberg Brash, aggressive, and supremely self-confident, Michael Bloomberg, the visionary leader of the world's fastest-growing media empire, has been hailed as the new standard for what it takes to win in the Information Age. Dismissed from Salomon Brothers in part because of his outspoken personal style, he has, in just twelve years, built a news and financial information business that encompasses online and wire services, radio, television, and print media. His uncanny sense of "who needs what" information and how best to deliver it has pushed his company to explosive growth rates year after year. A man who has built a media empire from scratch, he is now poised to play David to the Goliaths of the industry. Now, for the first time and in his own hard-hitting style, Michael Bloomberg offers an intimate look at the mind and personality behind the Bloomberg logo. In Bloomberg by Bloomberg, he combines personal reminiscence with penetrating insight into the ceaseless, worldwide demand for fast, accurate financial information. He describes in vivid detail his early Wall Street career, both the victories and frustrations, including a personal account of what it was like to be fired and given $10 million on the same day. Bloomberg's anticipation of the informational needs of modern society led to "The Bloomberg," an online information service without which tens of thousands of investors cannot live. We learn how he has brilliantly applied the concept of synergy-even to the extent of labeling all his products with his name-to build success upon success, and how his dedication to in-house technology and low-cost pricing strategies has added conquests in ever larger and more diverse markets. Whether staging a festival for several thousand employees at his house or rollerblading in Central Park, as bon vivant or businessman, Michael Bloomberg has always done it his way. With customary candor, Bloomberg reveals how his idiosyncratic managerial methods-including the absence of physical partitions and job titles in his offices, and his fierce insistence on total company loyalty-have been instrumental in building his organization. A fascinating "must-read" for anyone who needs to keep up with developments in the worlds of business and information, Bloomberg by Bloomberg is the autobiography of a major player and grand-scale entrepreneur whose original thinking and bold moves are changing the very face of the media business.