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The Blessings of Business

200 Years and Growing: The Story of Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co.

by LeAnn Zotta

A complete history of Stark Bro' Nurseries & Orchards Co., founded in 1816 and now the world's largest online direct-to-consumer nursery. From James Stark — who first brought apple tree scions from his Kentucky...


Forked: A New Standard for American Dining

by Saru Jayaraman

A restaurant critic can tell you about the chef. A menu can tell you about the farm-sourced ingredients. Now who's going to tell you about the people preparing your meal? From James Beard Leadership Award winner...


Answering the Call: How Brian Canfield Shaped Canada's Telecom Industry

by Steven Shephard

In 1956 Brian Canfield got his first job at the BC Telephone Company as an apprentice installer. He was just out of high school, only eighteen years old, a local kid born and raised in New Westminster, and he...


Who Owns the Worlds Media?: Media Concentration and Ownership around the World

by Eli M. Noam & The International Media Concentration Collaboration

Media ownership and concentration has major implications for politics, business, culture, regulation, and innovation. It is also a highly contentious subject of public debate in many countries around the world....


Winners, Losers & Microsoft: Competition and Antitrust in High Technology

by Stephen E. Margolis, Stan J. Liebowitz & Jack Hirshleifer

Few issues in high technology are as divisive as the current debate over competition, innovation, and antitrust. Analyzing famous examples of economic “lock-in” by dominant corporations of supposedly inferior...


America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve

by Roger Lowenstein

A tour de force of historical reportage, America’s Bank illuminates the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that spurred the unlikely birth of America’s modern central bank, the Federal Reserve....


Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

by Edward Morris

The factors that led to the 2008 financial collapse, the terms of America’s postcrisis recovery, the forces expanding corporate and private wealth, and the growing influence of money in politics—many of Wall...


A Joosr Guide to... Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

by Joosr

In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge...


The Merchant of Power

by John F. Wasik

A timely rags-to-riches story, The Merchant of Power recounts how Sam Insull--right hand to Thomas Edison--went on to become one of the richest men in the world, pivotal in the birth of General Electric and...


We Are Market Basket: The Story of the Unlikely Grassroots Movement that Saved a Beloved Business

by Daniel Korschun & Grant Welker

What if a company were so treasured and trusted that people literally took to the streets—by the thousands—to save it? That company is Market Basket, a popular New England supermarket chain.

After long-time...


A Joosr Guide to... Business Adventures by John Brooks: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

by Joosr

In today's fast-paced world, it's tough to find the time to read. But with Joosr guides, you can get the key insights from bestselling non-fiction titles in less than 20 minutes. Whether you want to gain knowledge...


A Quiet Country Town

by David Gibbings

Aircraft have been designed, manufactured and tested at Yeovil since 1915. Many famous aircraft have been built by Westland, including the Lysander, used to transport British agents to Europe during World War...


Cracked: How Telephone Operators Took on Canada's Largest Corporation ... And Won

by Joan M. Roberts

The campaign to unionize Bell Canada's huge workforce of operators, most of them overworked and underpaid women, was a central event in Canada's labour history. Joan Roberts tells the story of how determined...


The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass Delusion and the Dark Side of Cute

by Zac Bissonnette

In the annals of consumer crazes, nothing compares to Beanie Babies. With no advertising or big-box distribution, creator Ty Warner - an eccentric college dropout - become a billionaire in just three years....


Feeding Wild Birds in America

by Paul J. Baicich, Margaret A. Barker & Carrol L. Henderson

Today, according to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, more than fifty million Americans feed birds around their homes, and over the last sixty years, billions of pounds of birdseed have filled millions of feeders...


We Have Never Been Neoliberal: A Manifesto for a Doomed Youth

by Kean Birch

How to understand the crisis and stop the top 1% all at the same time.


Rebuilding Empires

by Thomas Lee

Rebuilding Empires examines, through retail giants Best Buy and Target, how big box chains are constructing a new future by utilizing mobile devices, social media, and the Internet, the same technologies that...


Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism

by Bartow J. Elmore

An absorbing history of how Coke’s insatiable thirst for natural resources shaped the company and reshaped the globe. How did Coca-Cola build a global empire by selling a low-price concoction of mostly sugar,...


Hijacking the Runway: How Celebrities Are Stealing the Spotlight from Fashion Designers

by Teri Agins

A fascinating chronicle of how celebrity has inundated the world of fashion, realigning the forces that drive both the styles we covet and the bottom lines of the biggest names in luxury apparel.

 

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