This is one of the best business books I have read in a while. Indeed, I would rank it alongside Michael Lewis' The New New Thing as an outstanding read.
The House of Gucci is not a book about Asia, but nevertheless it should be of interest to anyone who has an interest in family businesses and in Asia that is quite a lot of people.
It is a well-researched, well-written tale of a family business that grew from a tiny group of shops in Italy to become one of the best-known fashion brands in the world.
What makes the book interesting is the way Sara Gay Forden describes the family's penchant for self-destruction,...