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Bananas!: How The United Fruit Company Shaped the World
by Peter Chapman (Hardcover - Jan 21, 2008). Canongate U.S. (January 21, 2008).
In this gripping exploration of corporate manuevering and subterfuge, Peter Chapman shows how the importer United Fruit set the precedent for the institutionalized power and influence of today's multinational companies. Information   

Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar (Hardcover - Oct 28, 2008). Collins Business (October 28, 2008).
The leveraged buyout of the RJR Nabisco Corporation for $25 billion is a landmark in American business history, a story of avarice on an epic scale. Two versions of the fierce competition for the largest buyout ever consummated are presented by skilled journalists with contrasting styles. Information 

Brewing Up a Business: Adventures in Entrepreneurship from the Founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery by Sam Calagione (Paperback - Oct 6, 2006). Wiley (October 6, 2006).
Entrepreneurial dreams do come true! Starting with nothing more than a home brewing kit, Sam Calagione founded Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and made it America's fastest growing independent beer.  Information  

Golden Arches East: McDonald's in East Asia, Second Edition by James Watson (Paperback - Mar 14, 2006). Stanford University Press; 2 edition (March 14, 2006).
What does it mean that McDonald's has become an integral part of daily life throughout East Asia--so much so, in fact, that many Asians have ceased to consider the American hamburger chain "foreign" at all? Information   

Summer at Tiffany by Marjorie Hart (Hardcover - April 3, 2007). William Morrow; 1 edition (April 3, 2007).  Information   

The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty by Julia Flynn Siler (Paperback - May 1, 2008). Gotham (May 1, 2008). How did a family business, a billion-dollar enterprise such as the House of Mondavi, find itself open to a hostile takeover? Information   

The Mary Kay Way: Timeless Principles from America's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur by Mary Kay Ash (Hardcover - Jul 8, 2008). Wiley (July 8, 2008).
The Mary Kay Way: Timeless Principles from America's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur is back in print and updated to reflect developments in today’s business environment for the modern entrepreneur. You will find inspiration and real, proven success principles that represents the forty-five year old success story of Mary Kay Ash, founder Mary Kay, Inc., the cosmetics company that provides women with unlimited opportunities for success.  Information 

The New Gold Standard: 5 Leadership Principles for Creating a Legendary Customer Experience Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company by Joseph Michelli (Hardcover - Jun 13, 2008). McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (June 13, 2008).
When it comes to refined service and exquisite hospitality, one name stands high above the rest: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. With ceaseless attention to every luxurious detail, the company has set the bar for creating memorable customer experiences in world-class settings. Now, for the first time, the leadership secrets behind the company's extraordinary success are revealed.  Information  

The Predators' Ball: The Inside Story of Drexel Burnham and the Rise of the Junk Bond Raiders by Connie Bruck (Paperback - Jun 1, 1989). Penguin (Non-Classics); Updated edition (June 1, 1989). Information   

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron by Bethany McLean and Peter Elkind (Paperback - Sep 28, 2004). Portfolio Trade (September 28, 2004).

Like its subject, The Smartest Guys in the Room is ambitious, grand in scope, and ruthless in its dealings. Unlike Enron, the Texas-based energy giant that has come to represent the post-millennium collapse of 1990s go-go corporate culture, it's also ultimately successful. Information  

The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and How It's Transforming the American Economy by Charles Fishman (Paperback - Dec 26, 2006). Penguin (Non-Classics) (December 26, 2006).
Do you shop at Wal-Mart, or avoid it like the plague? THE WAL-MART EFFECT may change your shopping habits, and it most certainly will affect your perception of economics and business practice today. Information  

Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker and Michael Hoseus (Hardcover - Dec 20, 2007). McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (December 20, 2007).
The international bestseller The Toyota Way explained the company's success by introducing a revolutionary 4P model for organizational excellence-Philosophy, People, Process, and Problem Solving. Now, in Toyota Culture, preeminent Toyota authorities Jeffrey Liker and Michael Hoseus reveal how Toyota selects, develops, and motivates its people to become committed to building high-quality products-and how you can do the same for your company. Information  


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