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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...


The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs

by Charles D. Ellis

The inside story of one of the world?s most powerful financial Institutions

Now with a new foreword and final chapter, The Partnership chronicles the most important periods in Goldman Sachs?s history and the...


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...


Rockefeller Philanthropy and Modern Social Science

by David L Seim

Making use of untapped resources, Seim looks at the impact of the Rockefellers, viewed through the lens of their philanthropic support of social science from 1890-1940. Focusing specifically on the Rockefeller...


The Modern American Wine Industry: Market Formation and Growth in North Carolina

by Ian M Taplin

This study is both a history of the American wine industry and an examination of its current structure and performance. In analysing market formation, Taplin focuses on a complex network of winery owners, winemakers...


Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance

by Jane Gleeson-White

“Lively history. . . . Show[s] double entry’s role in the creation of the accounting profession, and even of capitalism itself.”—The New Yorker

Filled with colorful characters and history, Double Entry...


Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success

by Lisa J. Endlich

The history, mystique, and remarkable success of Goldman Sachs, the world's premier investment bank, are examined in unprecedented depth in this fascinating and authoritative study. Former Goldman Sachs Vice...


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...


The Last of the Imperious Rich: Lehman Brothers, 1844-2008

by Peter Chapman

"Chapman weaves a fascinating story framed in the history of the times during which Lehman Brothers helped shape financial markets."

-Booklist

In 1844 Henry Lehman arrived in the United States from Germany and,...


Public-Private Partnerships in the European Union

by Christopher Bovis

Public procurement in the European Union represents almost twelve per cent of the EU's GDP and is continuing to increase, having been identified as a key objective in the EU's aim to become the most competitive...


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...


Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big

by Bo Burlingham

How maverick companies have passed up the growth treadmill - and focused on greatness instead.

It's an axiom of business that great companies grow their revenues and profits year after year. Yet quietly, under...


Talent Wants to Be Free: Why We Should Learn to Love Leaks, Raids, and Free Riding

by Orly Lobel

This timely book challenges conventional business wisdom about competition, secrecy, motivation, and creativity. Orly Lobel, an internationally acclaimed expert in the law and economics of human capital, warns...


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

by Duff McDonald

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...


Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, a Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History

by William Pelfrey

Billy, Alfred, and General Motors is the tale not just of the two extraordinary men of its title but also of the formative decades of twentieth-century America, through two world wars and sea changes in business,...


American Pragmatism and Organization Studies: Researching Management Practice

by Mihaela Kelemen & Nick Rumens

Emerging during the late nineteenth century in the diverse scholarship of US commentators such as Charles Sanders Peirce, William James and John Dewey, American pragmatism shaped many intellectual currents within...


The Food Industries of Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Derek J. Oddy & Alain Drouard

The industrialization of food preservation and processing has been a dramatic development across Europe during modern times. This book sets out its story from the beginning of the nineteenth century when preservation...


Googled: The End of the World As We Know It

by Ken Auletta

"The fullest account yet of the rise of one of the most profitable, most powerful, and oddest businesses the world has ever seen."

-San Francisco Chronicle

Just eleven years old, Google has profoundly transformed...


Good Guys and Bad Guys: Behind the Scenes with the Saints and Scoundrels of American Business (and Everything in Between)

by Joe Nocera

The greatest columns and profiles by the bestselling coauthor of All the Devils Are Here.

What's it like to be a top tobacco executive when your kid asks you about smoking? How did a young liberal arts major...


Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0

by Sarah Lacy

The captivating story of the mavericks who emerged from the dot-com rubble to found the multibillion-dollar companies taking the Web into the twenty-first century

Once You?re Lucky, Twice You?re Good is the...