Since its inception in 2007, Monocle has established itself as an authoritative voice in the publishing world thanks, in part, to its varied articles on business, current events, international affairs, design, and fashion, as well as its now hugely influential guide to the world’s most liveable cities. Though the magazine has begun to diversify its content, conspicuously moving into radio and expanding its internet presence, it continues to uphold a commitment to print, not only through its magazine, but through its series of guides.
The Guide to Good Business is published by Gestalten. It’s a sturdy, 300-page tome, the type that might sit proudly on your desk or coffee table. But it’s far from just a conversation piece or decorative object. The book offers clear and practical advice on running a business well. And it’s a book that is meant to be consulted and used regularly. The writing is clear and direct, a style we’ve come to expect from the magazine, and eschews the typical clichéd jargon that stains the pages of so many business guides out there.