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Jack: Straight from the Gut
by Jack Welch and John A. Byrne (Paperback - Oct 2003). Business Plus (October 2003).

It's hard to think of a CEO that commands as much respect as Jack Welch. Under his leadership, General Electric reinvented itself several times over by integrating new and innovative practices into its many lines of business. Information 

Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the Rise of Web 2.0 by Sarah Lacy (Hardcover - May 15, 2008). Gotham (May 15, 2008).
Once You’re Lucky, Twice You’re Good is the story of the entrepreneurs who learned their lesson from the bust and in recent years have created groundbreaking new Web companies. Information 

The First Billion Is the Hardest: Reflections on a Life of Comebacks and America's Energy Future (Hardcover) by T. Boone Pickens. Crown Business; 1 edition (September 2, 2008).
Now eighty years old, T. Boone Pickens is a legendary figure in the business world.  Information 

The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Ron Chernow (Paperback - Sep 20, 2001). Grove Press (September 20, 2001).
Chernow vividly portrays the influence that the Morgan banks have had on the history of the Western economy since the late 18th century. The epic story of the development of the American industrial experience is inextricably related to the history of the Morgan banks. Information  

The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co. by William D. Cohan (Paperback - April 8, 2008). Broadway (April 8, 2008).
Cohan portrays the men who built Lazard Frres & Co. from a dry goods store in New Orleans in 1848 to one of the large merger and acquisition brokers operating in New York City today. Information   

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York by Robert A. Caro (Paperback - Jul 12, 1975). Vintage (July 12, 1975).
The most absorbing, detailed, instructive, provocative book ever published about the making and raping of modern New York City and environs and the man who did it, about the hidden plumbing of New York City and State politics over the last half-century, about the force of personality and the nature of political power in a democracy. Information   

The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture by John Battelle (Paperback - Oct 3, 2006). Portfolio Trade (October 3, 2006).
Rather than write a book strictly about the rise of Google as a business, technology journalist Battelle targets his research on the concept of Internet search, beginning the book with a discussion of an abstract idea he terms the "Database of Intentions," defined as the sum total of all queries that pour into search engines daily, revealing the intricacies and idiosyncrasies of our culture. Information  

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life (Hardcover) by Alice Schroeder. Bantam (September 29, 2008).
Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one writer, Alice Schroeder, unprecedented access to explore directly with him and with those closest to him his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies, and wisdom. The result is the personally revealing and complete biography of the man known everywhere as “The Oracle of Omaha.”   Information  

The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary by Joseph A. Michelli (Audio CD - Sep 25, 2007). American Media International; Abridged edition (September 25, 2007).
With unique access to Starbucks personnel and resources, Joseph Michelli discovered that the success of Starbucks is driven by the people who work there -- the partners -- and the special experience they create for each customer. Michelli reveals how you can follow the Starbucks way.  Information 

The Toyota Way Fieldbook (Paperback) by Jeffrey Liker and David Meier. McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (September 28, 2005).

The Toyota Way Fieldbook is a companion to the international bestseller The Toyota Way. The Toyota Way Fieldbook builds on the philosophical aspects of Toyota's operating systems by detailing the concepts and providing practical examples for application that leaders need to bring Toyota's success-proven practices to life in any organization. The Toyota Way Fieldbook will help other companies learn from Toyota and develop systems that fit their unique cultures.    Information  

 

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow (Paperback - Mar 30, 2004). Vintage (March 30, 2004).
John D. Rockefeller, Sr.--history's first billionaire and the patriarch of America's most famous dynasty--is an icon whose true nature has eluded three generations of historians. Information  

Walt Disney's Legends of Imagineering and the Genesis of the Disney Theme Park by Jeff Kurtti and Bruce Gordon (Hardcover - Aug 26, 2008). Disney Editions (August 26, 2008).
Fifty years ago, Walt Disney utterly transformed the concept of outdoor entertainment venues from tawdry carnivals and seedy amusement piers called "amusement parks," to an entirely new destination that would come into common vernacular as the "theme park." Information 

Winner Takes All: Steve Wynn, Kirk Kerkorian, Gary Loveman, and the Race to Own Las Vegas by Christina Binkley (Hardcover - Mar 4, 2008). Hyperion (March 4, 2008).
Former Wall Street Journal reporter Binkley offers this story of the trio of tycoons who took over Las Vegas and transformed it from a crushed-velvet world with a libidinous frontier air into a place where, increasingly and sometimes surprisingly, entertainment and good taste go hand in hand.    Information  


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