Contributed by Mark Graham, the president of Right Sleeve Marketing, Inc.
As an entrepreneur, I’ve always been interested to know how Goldman Sachs grew from a mid-tier firm to a global powerhouse over the course of a few decades. I’ve been reading Charles Ellis’s “The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs,” a book that sheds a lot of light on growth management.
Admittedly, I have very little connection to the investment banking industry these days, nor do I endorse the shenanigans of modern-day Wall Street. However, what I have found interesting about this book are some of the timeless business principles that can be applied to almost any enterprise, regardless of industry or company size. (more…)