History of Business
Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
Hardcover ISBN: 0553805096
Highlighted by extensive interviews with Buffett, as well as family, friends, and colleagues, a detailed portrait of the life and career of legendary investment guru Warren Buffett sheds new light on the man, as well as on the work, ideas, business principles, strategies, and no-nonsense insights that have guided his phenomenally successful business endeavors. 1,000,000 first printing.
Winning Our Energy Independence
An Energy Insiders Shows How
Paperback ISBN: 1423601564
An energy insider explains how the sun, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydrogen resources can become the fuels that create a sustainable future for the planet, in a resource that provides definitive action plans for showing how to influence change.
Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba
The Biography of a Cause
Paperback ISBN: 0143116320
A history of Cuba as reflected by the dynasty of the famous Barcardi rum family traces five generations during which they served as an example of business and civic leadership while alternately fighting for national freedom and honoring their country as exiles. Reprint.
A Behind-the-Counter Look at the Fast-Food Chain That Breaks All the Rules
Paperback ISBN: 0061346721
> The untold story of the renegade burger chain that evokes a passionate following unlike any other In fast-food corporate America, In-N-Out Burger stands apart. Begun in a tiny shack in the shadow of World War II, this family-owned chain has steadfastly refused to franchise or be sold. Over time, In-N-Out Burger has become nothing less than a cultural institution that can lay claim to an insanely loyal following. Stacy Perman's In-N-Out Burger is the inside story behind a real American success storynot only a tale of a unique and profitable business but also of a family's struggle to maintain a sustainable pop empire against the industry it helped pioneer. A keenly observed narrative that explores the transformation of a California fad into an enduring cult of popularity, it is also the story of the conflicted, secretive, and ultimately tragic Snyder family, who cooked a billion burgers and hooked a zillion fans.
The House of Wittgenstein
A Family at War
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0307278727
The House of Wittgenstein is the grand saga of a brilliant and tragic Viennese family whose members included a famous philosopher and the world's greatest one-handed classical pianist. The Wittgenstein family was one of the wealthiest, most talented, and most eccentric in European history, held together by a fanatical love of music yet torn apart by money, madness, conflicts of loyalty, and the upheaval of two world wars. Of the eight children, three committed suicide; Paul lost an arm in the war and yet stubbornly pursued a musical career; and Ludwig, the odd youngest son, is now regarded as one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. Alexander Waugh, author of the acclaimed memoir Fathers and Sons and himself the offspring of a famous and eccentric family, tells their baroque tale with a novelistic richness to rival Thomas Mann’s Buddenbrooks.
The True Story of a Financial Legend
Paperback ISBN: 0812968360
A close-up look at the career of the colorful and charismatic scoundrel who developed the most famous scheme in the history of American finance explains how, in 1920, Charles Ponzi successfully raked in millions of dollars from would-be investors by promising them he could double their investments in three months. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Fooling Some of the People All of the Time
A Long Short (and Now Complete) Story
Paperback ISBN: 0470481544
In a book that uses the company Allied Capital as an example, the author details how the current environment on Wall Street--and the world of hedge funds in particular--protects unscrupulous companies and attacks those who attempt to uncover them. Reprint.
How We Lead Matters
Reflections on a Life of Leadership
Hardcover ISBN: 0071600175
Stories, life lessons, and insights are provided in this review by a woman whose philosophy and work ethic built the Carlson empire of hotels and restaurants while she maintained her ability to be a devoted wife and mother along the way.