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21 Dog Years: Doing Time @ Amazon.com
4.6 out of 5 stars with 18 reviews
Mike Daisey worked at Amazon.com for nearly two years during the dot-com frenzy of the late nineties. Now that his nondisclosure agreement has expired, he can tell the real story - one that blends tech culture, hero worship, cat litter, Albanian econ
Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
4.6 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier, ER, Cheers, Law & Order, Will & Grace... Here is the funny, splashy, irresistible insiders' account of the greatest era in television history - told by the actors, writers, directors, producers, and the network executives
The Zappos Experience: 5 Principles to Inspire, Engage, and Wow
4.1 out of 5 stars with 225 reviews
Zappos. The name has come to stand for a new standard of customer service, an amazing online shopping experience, a great place to work, and the most impressive transformational business success story of our time. Simply put, Zappos is revolutionizin
The Secret History of the American Empire
4.1 out of 5 stars with 46 reviews
A riveting exposé of international corruption—and what we can do about it, from the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. In his stunning memoir, Confessions of an Economic Hi
Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!
4.6 out of 5 stars with 147 reviews
A pause-register, warts-and-all narrative about Marissa Mayer's efforts to remake Yahoo as well as her own rise from Stanford University undergrad to CEO of a $30 billion corporation by the age of 38.
When Yahoo hired star Google executive Mayer t
Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street 1920-1928
4.1 out of 5 stars with 218 reviews
"In this book, John Brooks - who was one of the most elegant of all business writers - perfectly catches the flavor of one of history's best-known financial dramas: the 1929 crash and its aftershocks. It's packed with parallels and parables for the
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
4.1 out of 5 stars with 100 reviews
From a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. Michael Moss reveals how companies use salt, sugar, and fat
Verizon Untethered: An Insider's Story of Innovation and Disruption
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.2 out of 5 stars with 242 reviews
This is a history of the transformation of Verizon and the telecommunications industry told through the eyes of founding CEO Ivan Seidenberg and his leadership team, with highlights and commentary from best-selling global leadership guru Ram Charan.
''The Verizon leadership team stands apart from most leadership teams today in their willingness repeatedly to put the enterprise before the individual. At first blush, this might look like a hopelessly old-fashioned notion in the age of the
Dethroning the King: The Hostile Takeover of Anheuser-Busch, an American Icon
4.2 out of 5 stars with 177 reviews
How did InBev, a Belgian company controlled by Brazilians, take over one of America's most beloved brands after barely a whimper of a fight? With timing - and some unexpected help from powerful members of the Busch dynasty, the very family that had run the company for more than a century.
In Dethroning the King, Julie MacIntosh, an award-winning financial journalist who led coverage of the takeover for the Financial Times, details how the drama that unfolded at Anheuser-Busch in 2008 went
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.2 out of 5 stars with 70 reviews
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'', ''Whistle While You Work'', ''The Happiest Place on Earth'' - these are lyrics indelibly linked to Disney, one of the most admired and best-known companies in the world. So when Roy Disney, chairman of Walt Disney Animation and nephew of founder Walt Disney, abruptly resigned in November 2003
Oneida: From Free Love Utopia to the Well-Set Table
4.5 out of 5 stars with 188 reviews
In the early 19th century, many Americans were looking for an alternative to the Puritanism that had been the foundation of the new country. Amid the fervor of the religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening, John Humphrey Noyes, a spirited but socially awkward young man, attracted a group of devoted followers with his fiery sermons about creating Jesus' millennial kingdom here on Earth.
Noyes established a revolutionary community in rural New York centered around achieving a life
The Bonanza King
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.8 out of 5 stars with 258 reviews
The rags-to-riches American frontier tale of an Irish immigrant who outwits, outworks, and outmaneuvers thousands of rivals to take control of Nevada's Comstock Lode - the rich body of gold and silver so immensely valuable that it changed the destiny of the United States.
Born in 1831, John W. Mackay was a penniless Irish immigrant who came of age in New York City, went to California during the Gold Rush, and mined without much luck for eight years. When he heard of riches found on the other
Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster
4.6 out of 5 stars with 209 reviews
This is the epic saga of the American automobile industry's rise and demise, a compelling story of hubris, denial, missed opportunities, and self-inflicted wounds that culminates with the president of the United States ushering two of Detroit's Big Three car companies - once proud symbols of prosperity - through bankruptcy. The cost to American taxpayers topped $100 billion - enough to buy every car and truck sold in America in the first half of 2009.
With unprecedented access, Pulitzer
Fully Alive: Using the Lessons of the Amazon to Live Your Mission in Business and Life
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.5 out of 5 stars with 160 reviews
Fully Alive tells the story of an astoundingly successful young entrepreneur's immersion in Amazonian indigenous spirituality, its life-changing impact on him, and how he integrated the lessons he learned to build a successful, socially responsible company, live a purposeful life, and make a difference in the world.
Building a start-up is like being thrust into the middle of the Amazon rainforest: living every day on the edge of your comfort zone, vulnerable to the unexpected challenges
King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone
4.3 out of 5 stars with 123 reviews
The financial establishment---banks and investment bankers, such as Citigroup, Bear Stearns, Lehman, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Morgan Stanley---were the cowboys, recklessly assuming risks, leveraging up to astronomical levels, and driving the economy to the brink of disaster. In King of Capital, David Carey and John E. Morris show how Blackstone (and other private equity firms) transformed themselves from gamblers, hostile-takeover artists, and ''barbarians at the gate'' into
The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.9 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews
Winner of the National Book Award and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about an American banking dynasty. Acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as ''brilliantly researched and written'', the book tells the rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned. It is the definitive account of the rise of the modern financial world. A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
4.5 out of 5 stars with 167 reviews
Pulitzer Prize, History, 2010It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of the economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades.
In Lords of Finance, we meet the neurotic and enigmatic Montagu Norman of the
The Soul of a New Machine
4.8 out of 5 stars with 227 reviews
Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations. The Soul of a New Machine is an essential chapter in the history of the machine that
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