Barbara Cassani set up the no-frills airline GO for British Airways. She was a rare breed. A female airline chief executive who believed in doing things differently. Her European low-cost operation was launched in May 1998 with GBP25 million backing and within three years she took it into profit. Riding high, she led a management buy-out from BA, supported by the venture capitalist outfit 3i. They paid GBP110 million for the airline. Yet, less than a year later the venture capital group - battered by a falling stock market - had a chance to cash in their chips. GO was sold to arch-rival easyJet for an astonishing GBP374 million. At at time when the airline industry is of great interest to the public as well as being in flux, this fast-paced read gives a fascinating insight into how to create a successful company with limited resources in such a short space of time. THE GO STORY is filled with real characters overcoming the odds to achieve great things and shows the remarkable vision and talent of the author, Barbara Cassani.
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Barbara Cassani founded GO and directed it through its lifetime to enormous success. She was Businesswoman of the Year last year. Kenny Kemp is the business editor of the Sunday Herald and was Scotland's Business Writer of the Year in 2001.Review:
'Her story is impressive and her dedication to her work outstanding' OBSERVER 'Likely to [be] one of the business reads of the year' Dominic O'Connell, SUNDAY TMES 'This book is a must-read for business managers' Bill Jamieson, SCOTSMAN 'The American Business Woman who started the budget airline Go with a mobile phone and a lot of chutzpah' Marianne Macdonald, EVENING STANDARD 'An interesting look at how British business works.' SUNDAY HERALD 'Brilliantly readable.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'A slick, comprehensive and comprehensible story.' GLASGOW HERALD
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Descrizione libro TIME WARNER PAPERBAC, 2006. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110751535605