Comment 

Inside stories

EleyJ

Inside stories

Here are three excellent books for your Christmas wish list. They're all inside stories of interesting businesses you will know well. EYEWITNESS by Christopher Davis relates the rise and fall of Dorling Kindersley, which redefined reference books in the 1980s by spending a lot more on its titles than anyone previously thought wise. The seer was Peter Kindersley, a designer with business vision and inspirational leadership qualities. Started in a bedroom in 1974, DK had by 1999 sold 400m books under 2,700 titles of which 80 per cent were still in print - astonishing statistics.

To continue reading, register today

to enjoy limited access to the following:

  • Daily trading news
  • Funds coverage
  • Features on big investment themes
  • Comprehensive companies coverage
  • Economic analysis
Register
Subscribe to Investors Chronicle

Related topics

Subscribe today

Full access for just £3.37 a week:

• Tips and recommendations - to beat the market 
• Portfolio clinic & Mr Bearbull - build a well-planned portfolio 
• Expert tools - track and manage investments effortlessly
• Plus free delivery to your home or office

Subscribe Now