History of Business
Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
Paperback ISBN: 0140143459
The author recounts his experiences on the lucrative Wall Street bond market of the 1980s, where young traders made millions quickly and easily, in a humorous account of greed and epic folly
The Secret History of the American Empire
Paperback ISBN: 0452289572
The author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man presents a dramatic exposï¿½ of international corruption activities as reported by some of the world's top assassins, journalists, and activists, in a cautionary report that makes recommendations for safeguarding the world. Reprint.
25 Years of Fallon
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0974380652
Insanity is contagious. How else do you explain five fresh-faced Minnesotans who were crazy enough to believe, way back in 1981, that a start-up agency in Minneapolis could fire a warning shot of creativity across the bow of Madison Avenue? How else do you explain these same five camping out, uninvited, in the lobby of their first new business pitch with a portfolio full of ads, and then actually winning the damn thing-against 16 other agencies? How else do you explain the restless clients, big and small, who quickly came running? Or the hundreds of amazingly talented people who flocked here to be part of this crazy experiment on the prairie?From the world's largest bank to the Episcopal Church; from The Wall Street Journal to Rolling Stone, from Hush Puppies to United Airlines.Celebrating 25 years of creativity that has helped drive results and ultimately outsmart the competition.
Paperback ISBN: 0060761407
A Goldman Sachs businessman working at the company's China office recounts the unexpected education he received from his local Chinese partners after arriving in the country to teach them about business, a process during which he gained considerable respect for Chinese stoicism and professional methods. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Cigarette Century
The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America
Paperback ISBN: 0465070485
From agriculture to big business, from medicine to politics, The Cigarette Century is the definitive account of how smoking came to be so deeply implicated in our culture, science, policy, and law. No product has been so heavily promoted or has become so deeply entrenched in American consciousness. The Cigarette Century shows in striking detail how one ephemeral (and largely useless) product came to play such a dominant role in so many aspects of our lives—and deaths.
The Fox in the Henhouse
How Privatization Threatens Democracy
Paperback ISBN: 1576753379
The author offers strategies for crafting alternatives to privatization and increasing the power of the public sector, presenting current debates over medical care, education, law enforcement, national parks, and the line between the military and civilian sectors. Original.
Garlic and Sapphires
The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
Paperback ISBN: 0143036610
A new installment in the Gourmet editor-in-chief's series of memoirs recounts her visits to some of the world's most acclaimed restaurants, both as herself and as an anonymous diner in disguise, to offer insight into how her dining experiences changed according to her character and whether or not she was recognized. By the author of Comfort Me with Apples. 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.
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.