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The Lost Bank

by Kirsten Grind & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (June 13, 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...


Super Mario

by Jeff Ryan & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (August 04, 2011)

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...


Citizen Coke

by Bartow J. Elmore & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (November 03, 2014)

Coke's insatiablethirst for resources shapes the company and reshapes the globe in thisabsorbing history.

Coca-Cola's success in building a global empire out ofsugary water drew on more than a secret formula...


Thorstein Veblen and Institutionalism

by William Peterson, Louis Rukeyser, Israel Kirzner & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (April 06, 2006)

Institutionalism is an economic point of view that emphasizes the role of social organization and structure in modern economic life. Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929), an American son of Norwegian immigrants, was...


The Teapot Dome Scandal

by Laton Mccartney & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (February 05, 2008)

The Teapot Dome scandal of the early 1920s was all about oil—hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of petroleum. When the scandal finally broke, the consequences were tremendous. President Harding’s legacy...


Blackwater

by Jeremy Scahill & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (October 10, 2007)

On September 16, 2007, machine gun fire erupted in Baghdad’s Nisour Square, leaving seventeen Iraqi civilians dead, among them women and children. The shooting spree, labeled “Baghdad’s Bloody Sunday,”...


High Noon

by Karen Southwick & Sneha Mathan Blackstone Publishing (March 07, 2011)

In 1982, a little upstart named Sun was making waves in the high-tech industry with its groundbreaking workstation technology, even as early competitors dismissed the company as not worth losing sleep over....


The Firm

by Duff McDonald & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (September 10, 2013)

A behind-the-scenes,revelatory history of McKinsey & Company, America's most influential andcontroversial business consulting firm, told by one of the nation's leadingfinancial journalists

Founded in 1926, McKinsey...


Losing the Signal

by Jacquie McNish, Sean Silcoff & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2015)

In 2009 BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is 1 percent. What went so wrong?

Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing...


Wild Company

by Mel Ziegler, Patricia Ziegler, George Newbern & Elisabeth Rodgers Blackstone Publishing (March 08, 2016)

With $1,500 and no business experience, Mel and Patricia Ziegler turned a wild idea into a company that would become the international retail colossus Banana Republic. Reimagining military surplus as safari...


Microsoft Secrets

by Michael A. Cusumano, Richard W. Selby & David Drummond Blackstone Publishing (February 09, 2016)

Microsoft commands the high ground of the information superhighway by owning the operating systems and basic applications programs that run on hundreds of millions of computers around the world. Beyond the unquestioned...


Jacked

by David Kushner & Adam Verner Blackstone Publishing (April 03, 2012)

Inside the making of the multibillion-dollar Grand Theft Auto video game empire

Grand Theft Auto is one of the biggest and most controversial video game franchises of all time. Since its first release in 1997,...


Market Mover

by Robert Greifeld & Jeff Bottoms Grand Central Publishing (October 08, 2019)

Former CEO and Chairman of Nasdaq, Robert Greifeld shares stories, insights, and lessons learned from one of the world's largest stock exchanges, detailing his transformation of Nasdaq from a fledgling U.S....


True to Our Roots

by Paul Dolan, Barrett Whitener & Paul Elkjer Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2005)

Set against the colorful backdrop of the California wine industry, True to Our Roots is the story of how Paul Dolan led his California company, Fetzer Vineyards, to become a model for sustainable businesses...


Crashes, Booms, Panics, and Government Regulation

by Robert Sobel, Roger Lowenstein, Louis Rukeyser & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (January 02, 2006)

Financial markets have an impressive history of gains and progress for prudent and judicious investors. But these advances are often interrupted by powerful and sudden setbacks or forward lurches. What is it...


Joseph Schumpeter and Dynamic Economic Change

by Laurence S. Moss, Louis Rukeyser, Israel Kirzner & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (February 01, 2006)

Joseph Schumpeter (1883–1950) viewed capitalism as a dynamic engine of progress. In his view, mature economic systems find a regular and stable routine of supply, demand, and exchange; Schumpeter called this...


Planet Google

by Randall Stross & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (September 23, 2008)

After one of the most successful IPOs in history, Google set forth on an incredible, audacious new strategy for its future—a vision so bold, large-scale, and controversial, that the company has worked very...


Too Big to Fail

by Andrew Ross Sorkin & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (October 20, 2009)

Too Big to Fail is a brilliantly reported true-life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington.

In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades,...


One Click

by Richard L. Brandt & Neil Shah Blackstone Publishing (October 27, 2011)

An insightful look at how Amazon really works and how its founder and CEO makes it happen

Amazon’s business model is deceptively simple: make online shopping so easy and convenient that customers won’t think...


Microsoft First Generation

by Cheryl Tsang & Mary Woods Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2000)

This is a story with all the ingredients of a modern legend, representing nothing less than the proverbial American Dream—writ extra-large. It is a story of hard work, brilliance, and extraordinary commitment,...


Silicon Gold Rush

by Karen Southwick, Sneha Mathan & Geoffrey A. Moore Blackstone Publishing (June 24, 2005)

A hotbed of activity for farsighted thinkers and determined doers, the high-technology industry has given rise to a pioneering group of entrepreneurs and executives that is not only behind today’s most innovative...


Eccentric Orbits

by John Bloom & Donald Corren Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2016)

The incredible story of Iridium--the most complex satellite system ever built, the cell phone of the future, and one of the largest corporate bankruptcies in American history--and one man's desperate race to...


Stealing MySpace

by Julia Angwin & Paul Michael Garcia Blackstone Publishing (March 17, 2009)

This is the story of MySpace, a powerhouse Internet company that rose from humble beginnings to become nothing less than one of the centerpieces of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. No one would have predicted...


Blood Diamonds

by Greg Campbell & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The true story of the events that inspired the feature film Blood Diamond

First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These "blood...


AC/DC

by Tom McNichol & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2008)

Long before there was VHS versus Betamax, Windows versus Macintosh, or Blu-Ray versus HD-DVD, the first and nastiest standards war was fought between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC).

AC/DC tells...


Forbes Greatest Investing Stories

by Richard Phalon & Edward Lewis Blackstone Publishing (June 23, 2005)

Biotech, high tech, bubbles, and busts—no two stock markets are ever the same. Getting ahead of the game demands something hard to find on Wall Street these days: a flexible long-term strategy good for all...