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Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of R...

Bryan Burrough

'Barbarians at the Gate' is the classic account of the defining takeover in Wall Street merger history. The authors' gripping record of the frenzy that overtook Wall Street, in fall of 1988, gives a richly textured social history of w...

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Published: Jun 2003

House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and ...

William D. Cohan

Written with the novelistic verve and insider knowledge that made The Last Tycoons a bestseller and a prize winner, House of Cards is a chilling cautionary tale about greed, arrogance, and stupidity in the financial world, and the con...

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Published: Jan 2010

Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Michael Lewis

#1 New York Times Bestseller — With a new Afterword"Guaranteed to make blood boil." —Janet Maslin, New York TimesIn Michael Lewis's game-changing bestseller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize that the U.S....

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Published: Mar 2015

More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and ...

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 fund moguls have become t...

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Published: May 2011

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story

Sean Howe

"Sean Howe's history of Marvel makes a compulsively readable, riotous and heartbreaking version of my favorite story, that of how a bunch of weirdoes changed the world…That it's all true is just frosting on the cake."—Jo...

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Published: Oct 2013

Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Mon...

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, wat...

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Published: Sep 2014

The Great Beanie Baby Bubble: Mass De...

Zac Bissonnette

In the annals of consumer crazes, nothing compares to Beanie Babies. With no advertising or big-box distribution, creator Ty Warner - an eccentric college dropout - become a billionaire in just three years. And it was all thanks to co...

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Published: Mar 2016

Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story

John Bloom

In the early 1990s, Motorola, the legendary American radio and telecom company, made a huge gamble on a revolutionary satellite telephone system called Iridium. Light-years ahead of anything previously put into space, built on technol...

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Published: Jun 2017

Ticket Masters: The Rise of the Conce...

Dean Budnick

"A clear, comprehensive look at a murky business." —The Wall Street Journal Your favorite band has just announced their nationwide tour. Should you pay to join their fan club and get in on the pre-sale? No, you decide to ...

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Published: Apr 2012

The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of th...

Bryan Burrough

"What's not to enjoy about a book full of monstrous egos, unimaginable sums of money, and the punishment of greed and shortsightedness?" Phenomenal reviews and sales greeted the hardcover publication of The Big Rich, New Y...

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Published: Mar 2010

King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise,...

David Carey

Strippers and Flippers . . . or a New Positive Force Helping to Drive the Economy . . .   The untold story of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone, the financier and his financial powerhouse that avoided the self-destructive tendencies of...

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Published: Feb 2012

Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built...

Duncan Clark

An engrossing, insider’s account of how a teacher built one of the world’s most valuable companies—rivaling Walmart and Amazon—and forever reshaped the global economyIn just a decade and a half, Jack Ma, a man from modest begi...

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Published: Apr 2017

Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Ca...

William D. Cohan

The bestselling author of the acclaimed House of Cards and The Last Tycoons turns his spotlight on to Goldman Sachs and the controversy behind its success. From the outside, Goldman Sachs is a perfect company. The Goldman PR machine ...

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Published: Jan 2012

The Decline and Fall of IBM: End of a...

Robert X. Cringely

IBM is in serious trouble. Big Blue, as the company is known, tends to rely for its success on magical thinking but that magic ran out a long time ago. The company got in trouble back in the 1990s and had to hire for the first time an...

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Published: Jun 2014

More Awesome Than Money: Four Boys, T...

Jim Dwyer

The David-versus-Goliath effort to build a revolutionary social network that would give us back control of our personal data In June of 2010, four nerdy NYU undergrads moved to Silicon Valley to save the world from Facebook. Their id...

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Published: Nov 2015

Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola...

Bartow J. Elmore

"Citizen Coke demostrate[s] a complete lack of understanding about . . . the Coca-Cola system―past and present." ―Ted Ryan, the Coca-Cola Company How did Coca-Cola build a global empire by selling a low-price concoction ...

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Published: Dec 2016

The House of Harper: The Making of a ...

Eugene Exman

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 with a new introduc...

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Published: Mar 2010

The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary ...

Leigh Gallagher

“An engrossing story of audacious entrepreneurism and big-industry disruption, [this] is a tale for our times.” — Charles Duhigg, author of Smarter Faster BetterAn investigative look into a beloved, disruptive, notorious start-u...

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Published: Jan 2018

A View from Beneath the Dancing Eleph...

Peter E. Greulich

Many IBMers see Louis V. Gerstner as the savior of their company—indeed, Gerstner sees himself that way. Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? expresses this perspective quite well. What Gerstner never realized is that much of his success...

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Published: Jun 2014

Nathan's Famous: The First 100 Years ...

William Handwerker

Nathan's Famous: The First 100 Years of America's Favorite Frankfurter Company chronicles the history and business strategies of company founder Nathan Handwerker that led to the success of an iconic international brand and two of A...

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Published: May 2016

A Million Little Bricks: The Unoffici...

Sarah Herman

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 up until today, the LEGO Group's history is as colorful as the toys it makes. Few other playth...

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Published: Sep 2013

Intelligent Fanatics: Standing On The...

Sean Iddings

Intelligent Fanatics are the world's greatest business builders. They create companies and organizations that dominate and stand the test of time. Charlie Munger was the first person to use the term Intelligent Fanatic. He described t...

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Published: Nov 2017

Netflixed: The Epic Battle for Americ...

Gina Keating

The inside story of Netflix's incredible rise and uncertain future as master of the video universe  Netflix has come a long way since 1997, when Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings decided to start an online DVD store before most people ...

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Published: Sep 2013

The Orange Code: How ING Direct Succe...

Arkadi Kuhlmann

How championing consumers led to ING Direct's revolutionary rise in the banking industryIn an industry dominated by big banks with little patience for their customers, ING Direct has always strived to be different-a rebel with a cause...

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Published: Mar 2010

The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart C...

Nelson Lichtenstein

Wal-Mart is the world's largest company and it sets the standard--both social and commercial--for a huge swath of the global economy. In this probing investigation, historian Nelson Lichtenstein shows how the company's success has sp...

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Published: Jun 2010

America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to ...

Roger Lowenstein

A tour de force of historical reportage, America’s Bank illuminates the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that spurred the unlikely birth of America’s modern central bank, the Federal Reserve. Today, the Fed is the bedro...

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Published: Oct 2016

Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battl...

Bob Lutz

"One of the most acute books about management and how com­panies work in practice that I have read in a long time. If anyone wants to know exactly how the U.S. auto industry got into trou­ble, here is your guide."-John Gap...

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Published: Apr 2013

Saving Investa: How An Ex-Factory Wor...

Scott MacDonald

It was the biggest investment in the history of Morgan Stanley's $100 Billion real estate fund business; it was one of the largest deals in the history of Australian property. In 2007, Morgan Stanley bought Investa Property Trust for ...

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Published: Mar 2016

By Invitation Only: How We Built Gilt...

Alexis Maybank

Gilt, currently valued at more than $1 billion, was launched by Alexis Maybank, Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, and three colleagues in 2007. It is one of the most fascinating startups of recent years. And it all began with one bold idea: to...

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Published: May 2013

The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and I...

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 to be taken seriously, ...

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Published: Sep 2014
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