Jack: Straight from the Gut by Jack Welch and John A. Byrne (Paperback - Oct 2003). Business Plus (October
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
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,
Once Youre Lucky, Twice Youre
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,
Cohan portrays the men who built Lazard Frres & 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,
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
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the
Business of Life (Hardcover)
by Alice Schroeder. Bantam (September
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.
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
Way Fieldbook (Paperback) by
Jeffrey Liker and David Meier. McGraw-Hill;
1 edition (September 28, 2005).
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.
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.
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