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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Robert J.R. Follett  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction


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Illinois Connection

The author was chairman of Follett Publishing in Chicago from 1979--1984

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert J.R. Follett is an author, editor and publisher. Initially, he wrote children's books in the 1960's. Follett eventually went on to write nine books in all. His publishing career began as a junior editor and eventually went on to become the Chairman and President of Follett Publishing. After retiring from Follett Publishing, Robert moved to Colorado and started a one-man publishing company - [ Alpine Guild].

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

YOUR WONDERFUL BODY.Illustrations by Robert Frankenberg
ISBN: 0695498800

Follett Publishing Company. 1961

Educational book for beginning readers.

Your Body (Dolphin Science Books)
ISBN: 0340095415

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. 1974

How to Keep Score in Business: Accounting and Financial Analysis for the Non-Accountant (2nd Edition)
ISBN: 0132849259

FT Press. 2012

In How to Keep Score in Business, Second Edition, long-time CEO Robert Follett shows you exactly how to "keep score" in business by reading and interpreting company financials. Step by step, Follett helps you capture crucial insights buried in balance sheets, income statements, and other key reports. Follett shows how to apply core tools for analyzing financial reports and investment opportunities, and demystifies key accounting terms every business decision-maker and investor needs to know. You'll learn how to uncover a company's true financial position through its balance sheet and income statements–and identify crucial information those documents may not be showing. Follett demonstrates how to use modern ROI tools to evaluate performance or analyze potential investments how to track ongoing changes in a company's financial position how to build cash flow budgets for more effective planning and how to use common analysis ratios (without misusing them). Practical from start to finish, this fully updated book won't transform you into an accountant–but it will help you work more confidently with financial professionals, make smarter business decisions, and choose better investments.

Wolf Trapped: The Life and Death of a Young Artist in Hitler's Europe
ISBN: 0931712297

Alpine Guild. 2006

Book by Follett, Robert

Leadership: Growing and Sustaining A Smaller Organization
ISBN: 0931712300

Alpine Guild, Incorporated. 2012

This book provides an experience-based, structured approach to the critical thinking and doing tasks leaders must do to ensure long-term success for their organization. The book is aimed directly at the leaders of smaller organizations, both for-profit and not-for-profit. There are many tools, tips, and ideas that will help any leader and the leader's organization be more successful. The author brings the experiences of a long career as a leader of successful companies and successful not-for-profit organizations. He has distilled these experiences into a book that will be a valuable guide for every leader, especially for leaders of smaller organizations who do not have extensive planning staffs. The author believes good leadership is the key element in the success of any organization. He has written this book to help the leaders of smaller organizations be successful in good times and in bad times.

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