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Bull!: A History of the Boom and Bust, 1982-2004
Bull!
A History of the Boom and Bust, 1982-2004
Paperback      ISBN: 0060564148
A history of the "bull market" at the end of the twentieth century identifies the factors that contributed to an unprecedented rise in market values, linking the period to a longer cycle that governs the stock market and offering cautionary advice on how to assess actual risks. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Paperback      ISBN: 0452287081
A former consultant to the U.S. government reveals the inner workings of the high-stakes economic game that encourages Third World economies to borrow money so that major corporations like Halliburton end up getting the contracts.
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
Lords of Finance
The Bankers Who Broke the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0143116800
Argues that the stock-market crash of 1929 and subsequent Depression era occurred as a result of poor decisions on the part of four bankers from England, France, New York and Germany who jointly attempted to reconstruct international finance by reinstating the gold standard. Reprint. A best-selling book.
The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
The First Tycoon
The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt
Paperback      ISBN: 1400031745
A profile of the iconic builder of the first Grand Central Station draws on previously untapped materials to provide coverage of his roles in such historical eras as the Gold Rush, the transportation revolution and the development of the modern corporation. Reprint.
How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership
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.
Triangle: The Fire That Changed America
Triangle
The Fire That Changed America
Paperback      ISBN: 080214151x
Describes the devastating 1911 fire that destroyed the Triangle Shirtwaist factory in New York's Greenwich Village, the deaths of 146 workers in the fire, the Jewish and Italian immigrants, mostly women, who made up the majority of the victims, and the implications of the catastrophe on twentieth-century politics and labor relations. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 65,000 first printing.
Threadless: Ten Years of T-Shirts from the World's Most Inspiring Online Design Community
Threadless
Ten Years of T-Shirts from the World's Most Inspiring Online Design Community
Paperback      ISBN: 0810996103
Threadless.com is the phenomenally successful T-shirt company with more than 4 million tees sold since it began in 2000. It pioneered the online business model of crowd-sourced or community-driven design, in which people submit designs that are voted on by the site’s 1 million users and printed. Over the past 10 years, the company has amassed a vast archive of very cool, very hip, and often very entertaining designs, and Threadless is a spectacular showcase of 400 of the very best T-shirts created by the community—a barometer of art and design over the past decade. Much more than a book of extraordinary graphics, Threadless tells the extremely interesting story that inspired Inc. magazine to hail Threadless.com as “the most innovative small company in America.” There are also profiles of individual designers and “think pieces” from influential admirers, including design guru John Maeda, Jeff Howe of Wired, and bestselling business/marketing writer Seth Godin.
Hughes: The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters
Hughes
The Private Diaries, Memos and Letters
Hardcover      ISBN: 189322435x
Drawing on Hughes's personal diary entries and letters, the author presents an intimate look at the life, personal nature, and work of the private and eccentric billionaire businessman.
Winning Our Energy Independence: An Energy Insiders Shows How
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.
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
Built to Last
Successful Habits of Visionary Companies
Paperback      ISBN: 0060516402
Presenting new insight into such companies as 3M, Walt Disney, and General Electric, a study on what makes companies successful examines their flexibility, ideology, and strong purpose.