Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism
4.5 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
From the days of the Mayflower and the Virginia Company, America has been a place for people to dream, invent, build, tinker, and bet the farm in pursuit of a better life. Americana takes us on a 400-year journey of this spirit of innovation and ambi
The Devil's Highway: A True Story
4.6 out of 5 stars with 249 reviews
The author of Across the Wire offers brilliant investigative reporting of what went wrong when, in May 2001, a group of 26 men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of Southern Arizona. Only 12 men came back out.
The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.3 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
This pioneering work demystifies the drivers behind political, economic, and social change.
Shaped by his 25 years traveling the world and enlivened by encounters with tycoons, presidents, and villagers from Rio to Beijing, Ruchir Sharma's The Rise and Fall of Nations rethinks the ''dismal science'' of economics as a practical art.
Narrowing the thousands of factors that can shape a country's fortunes to 10 clear rules, Sharma explains how to spot political, economic, and social changes in
4.5 out of 5 stars with 243 reviews
Unscaled identifies the forces that are reshaping the global economy and turning one of the fundamental laws of business and society - the economies of scale - on its head.
An innovative trend combining technology with economics is unraveling behemoth industries - including corporations, banks, farms, media conglomerates, energy systems, governments, and schools - that have long dominated business and society. Size and scale have become a liability. A new generation of upstarts is using