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The Real Pepsi Challenge: The Inspirational Story of Breaking the Color Barr

by Stephanie Capparell

In America's long march toward racial equality, small acts of courage by men and women whose names we don't recall have contributed mightily to our nation's struggle to achieve its own ideals. This moving book...


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...


The Tribune Saga: A Leveraged Buyout, an Insatiable Wall Street and a Bankruptcy Odyssey

by Michael Oneal, Steve Mills & Chicago Tribune Staff

Real estate tycoon Sam Zell had big ideas for Tribune Co. when he took control of the media conglomerate in late 2007 through an $8.2 billion leveraged buyout. But the iconic company, parent of the Chicago Tribune...


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)....


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

"A lively, exciting, and definitely thought-provoking book." -Booklist

Things looked grim for American energy in 2006, but a handful of wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that...


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,...