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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

"Splendid...the definitive history of the hedge fund, a compelling narrative full of larger-than-life characters and dramatic tales." -- The Washington Post

Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge...


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...


20th Anniversary For Dummies

by Consumer Dummies Press

The history, statistics, and fun facts!

Although yellow-and-black For Dummies books are pervasive today — found all over the world and wherever books are sold, covering subjects from Access to Zune — at one...


Dethroning the King: The Hostile Takeover of Anheuser-Busch, an American Icon

by Julie MacIntosh

How the King of Beers collapsed without a fight and what it means for America's place in the post-Recession world

How did InBev, a Belgian company controlled by Brazilians, take over one of America's most beloved...


Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America

by Jeff Ryan

The first princess Mario saved was Nintendo itself.

 

In 1981, Nintendo of America was a one-year-old business already on the brink of failure. Its president, Mino Arakawa, was stuck with two thousand unsold...


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...


The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management

by Art Kleiner, Warren Bennis & Steven Wheeler

In this second edition of his bestselling book, author Art Kleiner explores the nature of effective leadership in times of change and defines its importance to the corporation of the future. He describes a heretic...


American Still Life: The Jim Beam Story and the Making of the World's #1 Bourbon

by F. Paul Pacult

The untold story of the world's premier bourbon and the family that made it #1

American Still Life tells the intertwined true stories of America's favorite whiskey and the family dynasty that produces it to this...


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,...


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...


In The Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives

by Steven Levy

Written with full cooperation from top management, including cofounders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, this is the inside story behind Google, the most successful and most admired technology company of our time,...


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 why I'm...


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...


Toyota Under Fire: 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...


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...