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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

by Jim Collins

The Challenge

Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise...


More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite

by Sebastian Mallaby

"Splendid...the definitive history of the hedge fund, a compelling narrative full of larger-than-life characters and dramatic tales." -- The Washington Post

Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge...


Fordlandia

by Greg Grandin

The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon

In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size...


American Icon

by Bryce G. Hoffman

THE INSIDE STORY OF THE EPIC TURNAROUND OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF CEO ALAN MULALLY.

 

At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry...


Dethroning the King: The Hostile Takeover of Anheuser-Busch, an American Icon

by Julie MacIntosh

How the King of Beers collapsed without a fight and what it means for America's place in the post-Recession world

How did InBev, a Belgian company controlled by Brazilians, take over one of America's most beloved...


Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America

by Jeff Ryan

The first princess Mario saved was Nintendo itself.

 

In 1981, Nintendo of America was a one-year-old business already on the brink of failure. Its president, Mino Arakawa, was stuck with two thousand unsold...


Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

by Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras

"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...


Power Failure: The Inside Story of The Collapse of Enron

by Mimi Swartz & Sherron Watkins

“They’re still trying to hide the weenie,” thought Sherron Watkins as she read a newspaper clipping about Enron two weeks before Christmas, 2001. . . It quoted [CFO] Jeff McMahon addressing the company’s...


The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management

by Art Kleiner, Warren Bennis & Steven Wheeler

In this second edition of his bestselling book, author Art Kleiner explores the nature of effective leadership in times of change and defines its importance to the corporation of the future. He describes a heretic...


American Still Life: The Jim Beam Story and the Making of the World's #1 Bourbon

by F. Paul Pacult

The untold story of the world's premier bourbon and the family that made it #1

American Still Life tells the intertwined true stories of America's favorite whiskey and the family dynasty that produces it to this...


The House That Bogle Built: How John Bogle and Vanguard Reinvention the Mutual Fund Industry

by Lewis Braham

"One of the best financial books of 2011."

National Post

John Bogle’s journey from financial-industry pioneer to one of its toughest critics

Arguably the greatest shareholder advocate in the history of Wall Steet,...


Tin and Global Capitalism, 1850-2000: A History of "the Devil's Metal"

by Mats Ingulstad, Andrew Perchard & Espen Storli

For most of the twentieth century tin was fundamental for both warfare and welfare. The importance of tin is most powerfully represented by the tin can - an invention which created a revolution in food preservation...


The Power of Corporate Networks: A Comparative and Historical Perspective

by Thomas David & Gerarda Westerhuis

Corporate networks, the links between companies and their leaders, reflect a country's economic organization and its corporate governance system. Most research on corporate networks focuses on individual countries...


Giovanni Pintori. The Stark Tension between Flair and Discretion.

by Massimiliano Musina

Giovanni Pintori (Tresnuraghes 1912–Milan 1999) was one of the best-known, widely admired and respected Italian designers worldwide. The winner of sought-after international awards, he designed impressive...


The Change Makers

by Maury Klein

From one of America's foremost business historians, a penetrating and engaging look at the qualities that create great entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs, even more than inventors, are essential to American business....


The Economics of Quality, Grades and Brands

by Peter Bowbrick

Virtually every decision to produce, buy or sell is influenced by quality, yet until this book was first published in 1992, there had been very little attempt to produce a comprehensive and practical theory...


Driving Honda: Inside the World's Most Innovative Car Company

by Jeffrey Rothfeder

For decades there have been two iconic Japanese auto companies. One has been endlessly studied and written about. The other has been generally underappreciated and misunderstood. Until now.

Since its birth as...


In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

by Steven Levy

Written with full cooperation from top management, including cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, this is the inside story behind Google, the most successful and most admired technology company of our time,...


Statistical Power Analysis

by Kevin Murphy & Brett Myors

Noted for its accessible approach, this bestseller applies power analysis to both null hypothesis and minimum-effect testing using the same basic model. Through the use of a few relatively simple procedures...


The Secret Club That Runs the World: Inside the Fraternity of Commodity Traders

by Kate Kelly

"Commodity players are a shrewd and indomitable lot. And the contracts they trade are still so loosely regulated that the correct combination of money and skill creates irresistible opportunity. That's why I'm...