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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

by Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras Harper Business (August 30, 2011)

"This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. This is...


From Farmer to World Leader - Delfingen

by Claudine Le Tourneur d'Ison Maxima (October 09, 2014)

The story of Delfingen is not only the story of Bernard Streit who remarkably developed the company but it also closely relates to the astonishing path of the Streit family, men and women of sturdy character,...


Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty

by Daniel Schulman Grand Central Publishing (May 20, 2014)

Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now.

Not long after the death...


Money for Nothing

by John Gillespie & David Zweig Free Press (January 12, 2010)

A Bank of America director questioned the CEO's $76 million pay package in a year when the bank was laying off 12,600 workers and found herself dropped from the board without notice a few months later.

According...


Corporate Culture and Performance

by John P. Kotter Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Going far beyond previous empirical work, John Kotter and James Heskett provide the first comprehensive critical analysis of how the "culture" of a corporation powerfully influences its economic performance,...


The Real Pepsi Challenge

by Stephanie Capparell Free Press (January 09, 2007)

In America's long march toward racial equality, small acts of courage by men and women whose names we don't recall have contributed mightily to our nation's struggle to achieve its own ideals. This moving book...


Corporation Nation

by Robert E. Wright University of Pennsylvania Press (November 20, 2013)

Drawing on legal and economic history, Robert E. Wright traces the development of corporate institutions in America, connecting today's financial failures to weakened internal corporate regulation.


The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

by Brad Stone Little, Brown and Company (October 15, 2013)

"An immersive play-by-play of the company's ascent.... It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story." -- Laura Bennett, New Republic Amazon.com's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content...


The Firm

by Duff McDonald Simon & Schuster (September 10, 2013)

The story of McKinsey & Co., America’s most influential and controversial business consulting firm, “an up-to-date, full-blown history, told with wit and clarity” (The Wall Street Journal).

If you want...


Ugly Beauty

by Ruth Brandon HarperCollins (February 01, 2011)

From acclaimed novelist and cultural historian Ruth Brandon comes a captivating dual biography of the legendary founders of the cosmetics industry, Helena Rubinstein and Eugène Schueller, creator of L’Oréal....


The House of Harper: The Making of a Modern Publisher

by Eugene Exman HarperCollins e-books (March 09, 2010)

An updated edition of this definitive history of Harper—a fascinating look into the history of American letters from the unique perspective of one of the country’s most distinguished and enduring publishers—now...


The Chasm Companion

by Paul Wiefels HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In The Chasm Companion, The Chasm Group's Paul Wiefels presents readers with a new analysis of the ideas introduced in bestselling author Geoffrey Moore's classic books, Crossing the Chasm and Inside the Tornado,...


Fools Rush In

by Nina Munk HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Every era has its merger; every era has its story. For the New Media age it was an even bigger disaster: the AOL-Time Warner deal.

At the time AOL and Time Warner were considered a matchless combination of old...


Amazon.com

by Robert Spector HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

In Amazon.com Jeff Bezos built something the world had never seen. He created the most recognized brand name on the Internet, became for a time one of the richest men in the world, and was crowned "the king...


Dot.Con

by John Cassidy HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The Internet stock bubble wasn't just about goggle-eyed day traderstrying to get rich on the Nasdaq and goateed twenty-five-year-olds playing wannabe Bill Gates. It was also about an America that believed it...


What Caused the Financial Crisis

by Jeffrey Friedman & Richard A. Posner University of Pennsylvania Press (June 06, 2011)

Featuring essays by Nobel laureate economists and an afterword by Richard Posner, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of the collapse of the global financial sector in 2008. It will be essential reading...


A Million Little Bricks

by Sarah Herman Skyhorse (September 26, 2012)

Toy of the Year, Toy of the Century, Greatest Toy of All Time . . . there aren't many titles that haven’t been bestowed on LEGO toys, and it’s not hard to see why. From its inception in the early 1930s right...


Blackwater

by Jeremy Scahill & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (October 10, 2007)

On September 16, 2007, machine gun fire erupted in Baghdad’s Nisour Square, leaving seventeen Iraqi civilians dead, among them women and children. The shooting spree, labeled “Baghdad’s Bloody Sunday,”...


High Noon

by Karen Southwick & Sneha Mathan Blackstone Publishing (March 07, 2011)

In 1982, a little upstart named Sun was making waves in the high-tech industry with its groundbreaking workstation technology, even as early competitors dismissed the company as not worth losing sleep over....


The Firm

by Duff McDonald & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (September 10, 2013)

A behind-the-scenes,revelatory history of McKinsey & Company, America's most influential andcontroversial business consulting firm, told by one of the nation's leadingfinancial journalists

Founded in 1926, McKinsey...


Losing the Signal

by Jacquie McNish, Sean Silcoff & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2015)

In 2009 BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is 1 percent. What went so wrong?

Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing...


Wild Company

by Mel Ziegler, Patricia Ziegler, George Newbern & Elisabeth Rodgers Blackstone Publishing (March 08, 2016)

With $1,500 and no business experience, Mel and Patricia Ziegler turned a wild idea into a company that would become the international retail colossus Banana Republic. Reimagining military surplus as safari...


Microsoft Secrets

by Michael A. Cusumano, Richard W. Selby & David Drummond Blackstone Publishing (February 09, 2016)

Microsoft commands the high ground of the information superhighway by owning the operating systems and basic applications programs that run on hundreds of millions of computers around the world. Beyond the unquestioned...


Jacked

by David Kushner & Adam Verner Blackstone Publishing (April 03, 2012)

Inside the making of the multibillion-dollar Grand Theft Auto video game empire

Grand Theft Auto is one of the biggest and most controversial video game franchises of all time. Since its first release in 1997,...


Market Mover

by Robert Greifeld & Jeff Bottoms Grand Central Publishing (October 08, 2019)

Former CEO and Chairman of Nasdaq, Robert Greifeld shares stories, insights, and lessons learned from one of the world's largest stock exchanges, detailing his transformation of Nasdaq from a fledgling U.S....


True to Our Roots

by Paul Dolan, Barrett Whitener & Paul Elkjer Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Set against the colorful backdrop of the California wine industry, True to Our Roots is the story of how Paul Dolan led his California company, Fetzer Vineyards, to become a model for sustainable businesses...


Crashes, Booms, Panics, and Government Regulation

by Robert Sobel, Roger Lowenstein, Louis Rukeyser & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (January 02, 2006)

Financial markets have an impressive history of gains and progress for prudent and judicious investors. But these advances are often interrupted by powerful and sudden setbacks or forward lurches. What is it...


Joseph Schumpeter and Dynamic Economic Change

by Laurence S. Moss, Louis Rukeyser, Israel Kirzner & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (February 01, 2006)

Joseph Schumpeter (1883–1950) viewed capitalism as a dynamic engine of progress. In his view, mature economic systems find a regular and stable routine of supply, demand, and exchange; Schumpeter called this...


Planet Google

by Randall Stross & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (September 23, 2008)

After one of the most successful IPOs in history, Google set forth on an incredible, audacious new strategy for its future—a vision so bold, large-scale, and controversial, that the company has worked very...


Too Big to Fail

by Andrew Ross Sorkin & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (October 20, 2009)

Too Big to Fail is a brilliantly reported true-life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington.

In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades,...


One Click

by Richard L. Brandt & Neil Shah Blackstone Publishing (October 27, 2011)

An insightful look at how Amazon really works and how its founder and CEO makes it happen

Amazon’s business model is deceptively simple: make online shopping so easy and convenient that customers won’t think...


Microsoft First Generation

by Cheryl Tsang & Mary Woods Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2000)

This is a story with all the ingredients of a modern legend, representing nothing less than the proverbial American Dream—writ extra-large. It is a story of hard work, brilliance, and extraordinary commitment,...


Silicon Gold Rush

by Karen Southwick, Sneha Mathan & Geoffrey A. Moore Blackstone Publishing (June 24, 2005)

A hotbed of activity for farsighted thinkers and determined doers, the high-technology industry has given rise to a pioneering group of entrepreneurs and executives that is not only behind today’s most innovative...


Eccentric Orbits

by John Bloom & Donald Corren Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2016)

The incredible story of Iridium--the most complex satellite system ever built, the cell phone of the future, and one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in American history--and one man's desperate race to...


Stealing MySpace

by Julia Angwin & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (March 17, 2009)

This is the story of MySpace, a powerhouse Internet company that rose from humble beginnings to become nothing less than one of the centerpieces of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. No one would have predicted...


Blood Diamonds

by Greg Campbell & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The true story of the events that inspired the feature film Blood Diamond

First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These "blood...


AC/DC

by Tom McNichol & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2008)

Long before there was VHS versus Betamax, Windows versus Macintosh, or Blu-Ray versus HD-DVD, the first and nastiest standards war was fought between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).

AC/DC tells...


Forbes Greatest Investing Stories

by Richard Phalon & Edward Lewis Blackstone Publishing (June 23, 2005)

Biotech, high tech, bubbles, and busts—no two stock markets are ever the same. Getting ahead of the game demands something hard to find on Wall Street these days: a flexible long-term strategy good for all...


The End of Loyalty

by Rick Wartzman PublicAffairs (May 30, 2017)

Having a good, stable job used to be the bedrock of the American Dream. Not anymore.

In this richly detailed and eye-opening book, Rick Wartzman chronicles the erosion of the relationship between American companies...


How Google Works

by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle & Holter Graham Grand Central Publishing (September 23, 2014)

Seasoned Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg provide an insider's guide to Google, from its business history and disruptive corporate strategy to developing a new managment philosophy and creating...


The Quotable Billionaire

by Steven D. Price Skyhorse (February 12, 2011)

What the super-rich and others have to say about money in these pages is sometimes enlightening, sometimes profound, often entertaining, and always revealing. Topics include wealth (“If you can actually count...


Rebuilding the Brand

by Clyde Fessler Allworth (October 08, 2013)

In the early 1980s, Harley-Davidson was on the verge of bankruptcy. In the general public's opinion, quality was substandard—of both motorcycles and riders. Harleys leaked oil and were often broken down. Riders...


Machiavelli on Business

by Niccolo Machiavelli & Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (January 27, 2015)

Business Lessons from the Renaissance Master of Gaining and Maintaining Power

Generally considered the father of modern political science—and political ethics in particular—Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli...


The Big Book of Business Quotations

by Johnnie L. Roberts Skyhorse (November 15, 2016)

A quotable reference for anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of business or starting their own.

More than one million people in the United States take the necessary steps to enroll in master’s of...


Oil, Power, and War

by Matthieu Auzanneau & Richard Heinberg Chelsea Green Publishing (November 06, 2018)

In this sweeping, unabashed history of oil, Matthieu Auzanneau takes a fresh, thought-provoking look at the way oil interests have commandeered politics and economies, changed cultures, disrupted power balances...


Company Towns of the Pacific Northwest

by Linda Carlson University of Washington Press (October 23, 2017)

�Company town.� The words evoke images of rough-and-tumble loggers and gritty miners, of dreary shacks in isolated villages, of wages paid in scrip good only at price-gouging company stores of paternalistic...


The Story of Nationsbank

by Howard E. Covington Jr. & Marion A. Ellis University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library (June 15, 2018)

Charlotte-based NationsBank, formerly named NCNB, became one of the nation's leading financial powers following its acquisition in 1988 of First Republic Bank of Texas and its merger in 1991 with Atlanta-based...


Winner Takes All

by Christina Binkley Hachette Books (November 06, 2018)

From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and culture critic Christina Binkley comes an updated revision of her New York Times bestselling account of sex, drugs, and the rise of Las Vegas. With a new prologue on...


The R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company

by Nannie M. Tilley The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

In this corporate history of the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Nannie M. Tilley recounts the story of Richard Joshua Reynolds and the vast R. J. Reynolds tobacco complex with precision and drama.

Reynolds's...


Showbiz, and More

by Allan Boone's Wargon Pied Piper Books (February 21, 2013)

This novella, poetry and these short stories cover the entire range of human emotion.

The novella, Showbiz, tells the story of an unusual man's great achievements and reach for an ideal, only to have everything...