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John Browne

JOHN BROWNE (Lord Browne of Madingley) was CEO of BP from 1995–2007, where he built a reputation as a visionary leader, transforming BP into one of the world‘s largest companies. He was president of the Royal Academy of Engineering, is a fellow of the Royal Society, a foreign member of the US Academy of Arts and Sciences and chairman of the trustees of the Tate Galleries. He holds degrees from Cambridge and Stanford universities, was knighted in 1998, and made a life peer in 2001. He is now a partner at Riverstone Holdings and the author of the memoir Beyond Business,
popular science book Seven Elements that Have Changed the World and revealing business polemic, The Glass Closet.

Books by John Browne


From management to marriage, learn how to become more effective at work and live a full life by improving your relationships

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The Glass Closet

Within the pages of John Browne's The Glass Closet you will find the most important lesson for the modern business world - being true to yourself brings success.

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