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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

The first authoritative history of hedge funds-from their rebel beginnings to their role in defining the future of finance.

Based on author Sebastian Mallaby's unprecedented access to the industry, including...


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: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company

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...


Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America

by Jeff Ryan

The story of Nintendo's rise and the beloved icon who made it possible.

Nintendo has continually set the standard for video-game innovation in America, starting in 1981 with a plucky hero who jumped over barrels...


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...


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...


Wall Street Under Oath: The Story of Our Modern Money Changers

by Ferdinand Pecora

Ferdinand Pecora investigated with ruthlessly abandon the nation's most influential bankers and stockbrokers to determine what caused the Wall Street Crash of 1929, which in turn led to the Great Depression....


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.

 

From Coco...


One Step Ahead: Private Equity and Hedge Funds After the Global Financial Crisis

by Timothy Spangler

Never has there been such an appetite and desire to understand the financial institutions that govern us. But despite dominating international headlines, alternative investment vehicles including private equity...


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,...


Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions

by Erin Arvedlund

“Gaming the LIBOR—that is, fixing the price of money—had become just that: a game. Playing it was the price of admission to a club of men who socialized together, skied in Europe courtesy of brokers and...


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....


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

by Jeffrey Rothfeder

Since its birth as a motorcycle company in 1949, Honda has steadily grown into one of the world’s largest automakers and engine manufacturers, as well as one of the most beloved, most profitable, and most...


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...


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...


Toyota Under Fire: Lessons for Turning Crisis into Opportunity: Lessons for Turning Crisis into Opportunity

by Jeffrey Liker & Timothy N. Ogden

The definitive inside account of Toyota's greatest crisis-and lessons you can apply to your own company

"Those who write off Toyota in the current climate of second guessing and speculation are making a profound...