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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....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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

by Daniel Schulman

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...


Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State

by Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader has fought for over fifty years on behalf of American citizens against the reckless influence of corporations and their government patrons on our society. Now he ramps up the fight and makes a persuasive...


The Wawa Way: How a Funny Name and Six Core Values Revolutionized Convenience

by Howard Stoeckel & Bob Andelman

Grahame Wood opened the first Wawa Food Market in 1964 as an outlet for Wawa dairy products. Since then, the convenience store has grown into a well-known company that competes against the biggest industry players...


Remembering Woolworth's

by Karen Plunkett-Powell

Millions of Americans have fond memories of shopping at Woolworth's, wandering the aisles in search of a humble spool Woolco thread, festive Christmas decorations, a goldfish or parakeet, or a blue bottle of...


All the Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power

by Nomi Prins

Prins shows how powerful Wall Street bankers partnered with presidents to became the unelected leaders of the 20th century.


Ice Cream Social: The Struggle for the Soul of Ben & Jerry's

by Brad Edmondson

This is the first book to tell the full inside story of the inspiring rise, tragic mistakes, devastating fall, determined recovery, and renewed social contribution and success of one of the most iconic mission-driven...


Lobbying America: The Politics of Business from Nixon to NAFTA

by Benjamin C. Waterhouse

Lobbying America tells the story of the political mobilization of American business in the 1970s and 1980s. Benjamin Waterhouse traces the rise and ultimate fragmentation of a broad-based effort to unify the...


The Frackers: The Outrageous Inside Story of the New Billionaire Wildcatters

by Gregory Zuckerman

Everyone knew it was crazy to try to extract oil and natural gas buried in shale rock deep below the ground. Everyone, that is, except a few reckless wildcatters - who risked their careers to prove the world...


Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal

by Nick Bilton

A New York Times bestseller

Ev told Jack he had to "chill out" with the deluge of media he was doing. "It's bad for the company," Ev said. "It's sending the wrong message." Biz sat between them, watching like...


The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

by Brad Stone

"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...


Open: How Compaq Ended IBM's PC Domination and Helped Invent Modern Computing

by Rod Canion

The story of Compaq is well-known: Three ex-Texas Instruments managers founded Compaq with modest venture funding. Just four years later, Compaq was on the Fortune 500 list, and, two years after that, they had...


The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business

by Duff McDonald

It ranks among the unquestioned laws of American big business over the last half century: If you want to be taken seriously, you hire McKinsey & Company.

FOUNDED IN 1926, McKINSEY CAN LAY CLAIM to the following...


Organizing Global Technology Flows: Institutions, Actors, and Processes

by Pierre-Yves Donzé & Shigehiro Nishimura

Research on the international transfer of technology in economics and management literature has primarily focused on the role of countries and that of companies, in particular multinational enterprises (MNEs)....