Business & Economics - Corporate & Business History

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Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Foo...

Bradley Hope

Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Financial Times and Fortune, this "thrilling" (Bill Gates) New York Times bestseller exposes how a "modern Gatsby" swindled over $5 billion with the aid of Goldman Sachs in "the heist of the century" (...

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Published: Oct 2019

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

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

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

Built to Last: Successful Habits of V...

James C. Collins

Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to ...

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Published: Jul 2004

Disney War

James B. Stewart

DisneyWar is the breathtaking, dramatic inside story of what drove America's best-known entertainment company to civil war, told by one of our most acclaimed writers and reporters.

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Published: Mar 2006

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

The Spotify Play: How CEO and Founder...

Sven Carlsson

Translated Into More Than a Dozen Languages "Two excellent Swedish journalists recount the historic rise of the company that changed modern music not just as a riveting business tale, but as a lesson in tech geopolitics. Sp...

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Published: Jan 2021

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

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

Temp: The Real Story of What Happened...

Louis Hyman

Winner of the William G. Bowen Prize Named a "Triumph" of 2018 by New York Times Book CriticsShortlisted for the 800-CEO-READ Business Book AwardThe untold history of the surprising origins of the "gig economy"--ho...

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Published: Aug 2019

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

We Are the Nerds: The Birth and Tumul...

Christine Lagorio-Chafkin

Named a Best Book of 2018 by Fast Company, this is a "sharply written and brilliantly reported" (Shelf Awareness) look inside Reddit, the wildly popular, often misunderstood website that has changed the culture of the Intern...

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Published: Oct 2019

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
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