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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

by Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras Harper Business (August 30, 2011)

"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...


From Farmer to World Leader - Delfingen

by Claudine Le Tourneur d'Ison Maxima (October 09, 2014)

The story of Delfingen is not only the story of Bernard Streit who remarkably developed the company but it also closely relates to the astonishing path of the Streit family, men and women of sturdy character,...


Money for Nothing

by John Gillespie & David Zweig Free Press (January 12, 2010)

A Bank of America director questioned the CEO's $76 million pay package in a year when the bank was laying off 12,600 workers and found herself dropped from the board without notice a few months later.

According...


Corporate Culture and Performance

by John P. Kotter Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Going far beyond previous empirical work, John Kotter and James Heskett provide the first comprehensive critical analysis of how the "culture" of a corporation powerfully influences its economic performance,...


The Real Pepsi Challenge

by Stephanie Capparell Free Press (January 09, 2007)

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...


The Firm

by Duff McDonald Simon & Schuster (September 10, 2013)

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...


Ugly Beauty

by Ruth Brandon HarperCollins (February 01, 2011)

From acclaimed novelist and cultural historian Ruth Brandon comes a captivating dual biography of the legendary founders of the cosmetics industry, Helena Rubinstein and Eugène Schueller, creator of L’Oréal....


The House of Harper: The Making of a Modern Publisher

by Eugene Exman HarperCollins e-books (March 09, 2010)

An updated edition of this definitive history of Harper—a fascinating look into the history of American letters from the unique perspective of one of the country’s most distinguished and enduring publishers—now...


The Chasm Companion

by Paul Wiefels HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In The Chasm Companion, The Chasm Group's Paul Wiefels presents readers with a new analysis of the ideas introduced in bestselling author Geoffrey Moore's classic books, Crossing the Chasm and Inside the Tornado,...


Fools Rush In

by Nina Munk HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Every era has its merger; every era has its story. For the New Media age it was an even bigger disaster: the AOL-Time Warner deal.

At the time AOL and Time Warner were considered a matchless combination of old...


Amazon.com

by Robert Spector HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

In Amazon.com Jeff Bezos built something the world had never seen. He created the most recognized brand name on the Internet, became for a time one of the richest men in the world, and was crowned "the king...


Dot.Con

by John Cassidy HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The Internet stock bubble wasn't just about goggle-eyed day traderstrying to get rich on the Nasdaq and goateed twenty-five-year-olds playing wannabe Bill Gates. It was also about an America that believed it...


A Million Little Bricks

by Sarah Herman Skyhorse (September 26, 2012)

Toy of the Year, Toy of the Century, Greatest Toy of All Time . . . there aren't many titles that haven’t been bestowed on LEGO toys, and it’s not hard to see why. From its inception in the early 1930s right...


The Quotable Billionaire

by Steven D. Price Skyhorse (February 12, 2011)

What the super-rich and others have to say about money in these pages is sometimes enlightening, sometimes profound, often entertaining, and always revealing. Topics include wealth (“If you can actually count...


Rebuilding the Brand

by Clyde Fessler Allworth (October 08, 2013)

In the early 1980s, Harley-Davidson was on the verge of bankruptcy. In the general public's opinion, quality was substandard—of both motorcycles and riders. Harleys leaked oil and were often broken down. Riders...


Machiavelli on Business

by Niccolo Machiavelli & Stephen Brennan Skyhorse (January 27, 2015)

Business Lessons from the Renaissance Master of Gaining and Maintaining Power

Generally considered the father of modern political science—and political ethics in particular—Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli...


The Big Book of Business Quotations

by Johnnie L. Roberts Skyhorse (November 15, 2016)

A quotable reference for anyone interested in learning the ins and outs of business or starting their own.

More than one million people in the United States take the necessary steps to enroll in master’s of...


European corporate cultures challenged by a new world

by Yves Barou Éditions des îlots de résistance (November 20, 2017)

Talking about culture in France... Art, literature, theater and the like immediately come to mind, without really lingering over the fundamental role culture plays as a constituent element of the societal link....


The Lost Bank

by Kirsten Grind Simon & Schuster (June 12, 2012)

During the most dizzying days of the financial crisis, Washington Mutual, a bank with hundreds of billions of dollars in its coffers, suffered a crippling bank run. The story of its final, brutal collapse in...


The King of Content

by Keach Hagey Harper Business (June 26, 2018)

The remarkable story of Sumner Redstone, his family legacy, and the battles for all he controls.

Sumner Murray Redstone, who lived by the credo "content is king," leveraged his father’s chain of drive-in movie...


Revolt in the Boardroom

by Alan Murray HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Throughout the 20th century, American corporations were governed by autocratic, almost unaccountable chief executives. Their word was law and the only check on their power was a board of directors composed of...


Hit Refresh

by Jill Tracie Nichols, Satya Nadella, Greg Shaw & Bill Gates Harper Business (September 26, 2017)

“At the core, Hit Refresh, is about us humans and the unique quality we call empathy, which will become ever more valuable in a world where the torrent of technology will disrupt the status quo like never...


The Land of Enterprise

by Benjamin C. Waterhouse Simon & Schuster (April 11, 2017)

This groundbreaking account of the development of American business from the colonial period to the present explains that the history of the United States can best be understood not as a search for freedom—but...


Stealing Time

by Alec Klein Simon & Schuster (May 30, 2003)

In January 2000, America Online and Time Warner announced the largest merger in U.S. history, a deal that would create the biggest media company in the world. It was celebrated as the marriage of new media and...


Optical Illusions

by Lisa Endlich Simon & Schuster (November 10, 2004)

When Lucent Technologies was spun off from AT&T in 1996, the new company was full of promise. An old-line manufacturer, it quickly became a sizzling hot stock thanks to the emergence of the Internet and the...


DisneyWar

by James B. Stewart Simon & Schuster (February 11, 2005)

The dramatic inside story of the downfall of Michael Eisner—Disney Chairman and CEO—and the scandals that drove America’s best-known entertainment company to civil war.

“When You Wish Upon a Star,”...


In The Plex

by Steven Levy Simon & Schuster (April 12, 2011)

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,...


The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

by Alan C. (Ace) Greenberg & Mark Singer Simon & Schuster (June 01, 2010)

On March 16, 2008, Alan Greenberg, former CEO and current chairman of the executive committee of Bear Stearns, found himself in the company’s offices on a Sunday. More remarkable by far than the fact that...


Digital Gold

by Nathaniel Popper Harper Paperbacks (May 17, 2016)

Bitcoin, the landmark digital money and financial technology, has spawned a global social movement with utopian ambitions. The notion of a new currency, maintained by the computers of users around the world,...


Fortune's Fool

by Fred Goodman Simon & Schuster (July 13, 2010)

In 1999, when Napster made music available free online, the music industry found itself in a fight for its life. A decade later, the most important and misunderstood story—and the one with the greatest implications...


Blue Blood and Mutiny Revised Edition

by Patricia Beard HarperCollins e-books (May 05, 2009)

The inside story of the power struggle that rocked Wall Street's most prestigious financial institution

What began with a shot over the bow ended in a shocking coup d'etat. In less than four months a group of...


The King of Vodka

by Linda Himelstein HarperCollins e-books (May 12, 2009)

“A operatic tour-de-force.” —Tilar J. Mazzeo, author of The Widow Clicquot

“An impressive feat of research, told swiftly and enthusiastically.” —San Francisco Chronicle

From Vanderbilt and Rockefeller...


Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

by Jim Collins Harper Business (July 19, 2011)

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...