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By David Nasaw. 2006
Biography of industrial baron and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919). Describes his rise from poor American immigrant to rich Pittsburgh steelmaker.…Examines his business dealings and explains how he single-mindedly accumulated wealth, only to spend his retirement giving away money and crusading for world peace. Pulitzer finalist. 2006
By James Patterson. 2022
"I felt I was interviewing James Patterson under the highest permissible does of sodium pentothal, the truth serum, for hours—and…he spilled the whole story of his truly astonishing life."—Bob Woodward How did a kid whose dad lived in the poorhouse become the most successful storyteller in the world? On the morning he was born, he nearly died. Growing up, he didn't love to read. That changed. He worked at a mental hospital in Massachusetts, where he met the singer James Taylor and the poet Robert Lowell. While he toiled in advertising hell, James wrote the ad jingle line "I'm a Toys 'R' Us Kid." He once watched James Baldwin and Norman Mailer square off to trade punches at a party. He's only been in love twice. Both times are amazing. Dolly Parton once sang "Happy Birthday" to James over the phone. She calls him J.J., for Jimmy James. Three American presidents have invited him to golf with them. How did a boy from small-town New York become the world's most successful writer? How does he do it? He has always wanted to write the kind of novel that would be read and reread so many times that the binding breaks and the book literally falls apart. As he says, "I'm still working on that one." James Patterson by James Patterson is the most anticipated memoir of 2022
By Daniel Ichbiah. 2022
Biography of an Italian American from Brooklyn who graduated from Harvard Business School and worked at the Mercantile Exchange trading…in oil in 2002. Describes his responsibilities establishing a similar oil-exchange market in Dubai. Strong language. 2007
By Frances Dinkelspiel. 2008
Great-great-granddaughter of Isaias Hellman, California's premier financier of the nineteenth century, uses primary sources to trace Hellman's 1859 immigration to…Los Angeles and role in spurring the city's and state's development. Discusses Hellman's leadership, from opening his first bank to investing in transportation, education, land development, utilities, and wine. 2008
By Liaquat Ahamed. 2009
Details the financial history of the United States and Europe during the 1920s and 1930s. Chronicles events that led to…the Great Depression and examines the central-bank decisions that influenced the world's economic meltdown, including the stock-market crash, banking panics, and post-World War I war debts. 2009
By Isaiah Wilner. 2006
Biography of Briton Hadden (1898-1929), cofounder of Time magazine. Author alleges Hadden's early death allowed his partner and former schoolmate…Henry R. Luce to take credit for Hadden's innovative ideas. Uses archives to highlight the journal's controversial nature during the 1920s and its influence on the American middle class. 2006
By Sam Haskell, David Rensin. 2009
Hollywood agent originally from rural Mississippi recalls staying true to the values instilled in him by his mother: character, faith,…and honor. Reminisces about his career at the William Morris Agency, his start in the mail room, and the famous clients he cultivated. Foreword by Ray Romano. Bestseller. 2009
The author of Bringing Down the House (RC 55333) chronicles the invention of the Facebook social-networking computer web site by…Harvard students Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin. Describes Zuckerberg's use of the university's database and legal problems with a rival site. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009
By Muhammad Yunus. 2009
Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Bangladesh's Grameen Bank, explains "social business" as enterprise created to serve…the poor. Proposes using capitalism to tackle poverty, pollution, and inadequate health care and education in developing countries. Advocates access to global television and news services for impoverished populations. 2007
By Robin Gerber. 2009
Biography of Ruth Handler (1916-2002) traces her rise as a top American businesswoman, creator of the Barbie doll, and philanthropist,…and her fall as a criminal charged with fraud. Covers the growth of Mattel, the toy company Handler cofounded with her husband Elliot, and her battles with breast cancer. 2009
A Financial Times Summer Book of 2019'The addictive stories of four incredible women who did things their own way and…rewrote the code of a whole industry' Emerald StreetDescribed as 'the book that the world needs right now' (Adam Fisher, author of Valley of Genius), Alpha Girls is perfect for fans of Hidden Figures, Lean In and The Social Network.Silicon Valley has long been at the forefront of innovation, but it is renowned for its archaic sexist culture. Alpha Girls is the unforgettable story how a group of talented women achieved success in a tech world run by 'bro-grammers' through sheer grit and determination. Despite the instrumental role they played in building some of the foremost companies of our time, these women have been written out of history - until now. In Alpha Girls, award-winning writer Julian Guthrie reveals their untold stories.*Magdalena Yesil who arrived in America from Turkey with $43 to her name and would go on to help Marc Benioff build Salesforce. *Mary Jane Elmore - one of the first women in the United States to make partner at a venture capital firm. *Theresia Gouw, who helped land and build companies including Facebook, Trulia, Imperva and ForeScout. *Sonja Hoel, the first woman investing partner at Menlo Ventures who invested in McAfee, Hotmail, Acme Packet and F5 Networks as well as founding an all-women's investment group and a national nonprofit for girls.These women, juggling work and family, shaped the tech landscape we know today while overcoming unequal pay, actual punches, betrayals and the sexist attitudes prevalent in Silicon Valley. Despite the setbacks, they would rise again to rewrite the rules for an industry they love.
By Ben Mezrich. 2019
From Ben Mezrich, the New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Billionaires and Bringing Down the House, comes Bitcoin…Billionaires - the fascinating story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss's big bet on crypto-currency and its dazzling pay-off.Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding - and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network. Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and legal foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers' redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook - and the first great book from the world of bitcoin.Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money for fear of alienating Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into a shady character who tells them about a brand new idea: cryptocurrency. Immersing themselves in what is then an obscure and sometimes sinister world, they begin to realize "crypto" is, in their own words, "either the next big thing or total bulls--t." There's nothing left to do but make a bet.From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission to the Facebook boardroom, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future. On November 26th, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here's the story of how they got there - as only Ben Mezrich could tell it.
By Patrick Girondi. 2022
Flight of the Rondone is a true rags to riches tale the New York Times stated is &“meant for television.&”…The protagonist, a high school dropout, is nicknamed in Italian U Carneveil (Walking Circus) for his entertaining and eccentric nature. Patrick Girondi starts his career shining shoes, stealing car parts, and escaping life-threatening situations while outwitting the Chicago police. He claws up to being a famous success story on the Oprah Show. His fortunes quickly change when his eldest son, Santino, is diagnosed with a fatal blood disease. Girondi hunts for a cure in a drama that has boundless implications in the world of gene therapy. As Girondi writes, &“I&’d been strangled, shot at, skated more than twenty arrests, made it through 3 FBI witch-hunts and went from the docks to trading and big money. I would see my son cured. How hard could it be?&” After decades of struggle, he delivered the world&’s first commercial batch of vector with the potential to cure Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia. But again, the success of the cure—and the fate of his son—is imperiled, in a world of lab jackets, mysterious deaths, and cut-throat Wall Street banksters. This is a story of love, beating the odds, or as Girondi calls it, pure luck. It is a gritty and realistic tale told with little regard for empire or etiquette.
By Jacey Duprie. 2022
Entrepreneur and lifestyle influencer Jacey Duprie shares her inspiring journey of going from farm girl to fashion icon and her lessons about…personal growth and self-made success.With millions of followers and a thriving lifestyle brand, Damsel in Dior, Jacey Duprie is one of today&’s top fashion influencers. Her beautiful Instagram photos capture a life of glamour, luxury and elegance. But Jacey&’s life offline has been far from perfect.In this candid memoir, Jacey reveals that behind her gorgeously curated photos was a woman struggling with deep insecurities. She shares intimate details of a difficult childhood growing up in rural Texas with an alcoholic father and her own battles with PTSD and mental health. Through resilience, hard work and self-reflection, Jacey eventually triumphed to become the strong, empowered woman she is today. In Liking Myself Back, Jacey takes readers behind the scenes into the seductive world of fashion and influencing, and reveals how she overcame hardship to achieve her dreams. With raw emotional honesty, Jacey shows that conquering self-doubt and embracing your imperfect, authentic self is not only possible, but is the true key to happiness.
By Phil Barker. 2022
Axed charts the dramatic decline of the magazine industry in Australia from the million-selling highs of the 1990s to the recent…round of mergers, closures and mass-redundancies. What went wrong?Australian magazines once boasted the highest circulation per capita in the world. Former magazine editor Phil Barker follows the story from this golden age to today, showing how mismanagement, unchecked spending and the challenge presented by the rise of the internet all combined to undermine the previously unassailable position magazines held in the Australian consciousness.Prominent magazine executives and editors who witnessed the industry&’s decline and failure to capitalise on digital opportunities have gone on the record for the first time. Featuring in-depth analysis of archival reporting and brand-new interviews with key players, Axed lifts the lid on the scandals behind the industry&’s swan dive.But Phil also talks to the people who have managed to pivot in a fast-moving media landscape and believe magazines are a part of Australia&’s future. Are magazines really dead, or is there still some hope for survival?
By Gregory Zuckerman. 2019
Gregory Zuckerman, the bestselling author of The Greatest Trade Ever and The Frackers, answers the question investors have been asking…for decades: How did Jim Simons do it? <P><P>Shortlisted for the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardJim Simons is the greatest money maker in modern financial history. No other investor--Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, Ray Dalio, Steve Cohen, or George Soros--can touch his record. <P><P>Since 1988, Renaissance's signature Medallion fund has generated average annual returns of 66 percent. The firm has earned profits of more than $100 billion; Simons is worth twenty-three billion dollars.Drawing on unprecedented access to Simons and dozens of current and former employees, Zuckerman, a veteran Wall Street Journal investigative reporter, tells the gripping story of how a world-class mathematician and former code breaker mastered the market. Simons pioneered a data-driven, algorithmic approach that's sweeping the world. <P><P>As Renaissance became a market force, its executives began influencing the world beyond finance. Simons became a major figure in scientific research, education, and liberal politics. Senior executive Robert Mercer is more responsible than anyone else for the Trump presidency, placing Steve Bannon in the campaign and funding Trump's victorious 2016 effort. <P><P>Mercer also impacted the campaign behind Brexit.The Man Who Solved the Market is a portrait of a modern-day Midas who remade markets in his own image, but failed to anticipate how his success would impact his firm and his country. It's also a story of what Simons's revolution means for the rest of us. <P><P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>
By Steve Mayer. 2022
A remarkable collection of exclusive, first-person stories on leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic from 29 chief executives at iconic Canadian…companies. Unprecedented is an extraordinary business book for extraordinary times: a collection of exclusive, first-person stories on leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic from twenty-nine chief executives at Canada&’s most iconic and largest companies. These are unforgettable accounts from senior leaders at companies on the front lines during the pandemic—nursing homes, grocery stores, airlines, hotels, pharmacies, shopping malls—along with valuable lessons on crisis management. The insights in Unprecedented are remarkable. Readers get a seat at the table when the CEO of Tim Hortons visits the White House to discuss financial relief initiatives for business. Canada Goose&’s CEO tells of retooling the parka maker to turn out surgical gowns. The head of one of Canada&’s largest paper producers reveals what happened when the country almost ran out of toilet paper. COVID-19 is a shared challenge, a crisis that touches everyone. Unprecedented captures that shared experience with personal essays that mix struggle and achievement, fear, humour, and compassion. At their heart, these are stories about overcoming adversity, a theme that resonates with managers, professionals, entrepreneurs, and students of business. Unprecedented gives us rare insight into how leaders navigated the pandemic and the social unrest and technological changes that marked this era—what was gained, what was lost, and what was learned that can help serve companies, employees, and customers better in an uncertain future. The authors&’ net proceeds from the sales of Unprecedented are being donated to United Way Centraide Canada for COVID recovery across Canada
By Katharine Ogden Michaels. 2022
An in-depth look at the life of Oakland, California native, Barclay Simpson, Strong Ties focuses on the set of convictions…and leadership qualities that allowed Simpson to build a successful business from nothing and to become one of the major philanthropists in the San Francisco Bay Area. Simpson founded Simpson Manufacturing Co, Inc., in 1956, which he grew from a small, artisan business that fabricated metal connectors into a world-wide, publicly-traded company, known throughout the construction industry as a manufacturer of over 4000 distinct, highly engineered products for tying one structural element to another in residential and commercial projects. In building the company, he developed a set of company principles that placed employees at the center of his business. Central to these principles was a compensation system that included broad-based, quarterly profit-sharing along with employee development and education programs that promoted hiring from within the ranks of the company, thereby allowing employees to build life-long careers in which many were able to go from hourly production line labor to management. A story of Barclay Simpson's leadership style as both a business man and a philanthropist, Strong Ties chronicles the astounding continuity between his views on making money, and giving it away
By Indra Nooyi. 2022
Un íntimo y poderoso libro de memorias de la pionera ex-CEO de PepsiCo Durante sus doce años como una de…las más admiradas CEO del mundo, Indra Nooyi redefinió lo que significa ser un líder excepcional. La primera mujer de color e inmigrante en dirigir una de las 50 compañías más importantes listadas por Fortune y una de las estrategas más destacadas de nuestro tiempo transformó PepsiCo con una visión única, una vigorosa búsqueda por la excelencia y un gran sentido del propósito. En sus memorias nos cuenta con gracia, valor y buen humor su legendaria carrera y los sacrificios realizados. Nooyi nos lleva a través de los eventos que la forjaron desde su infancia y primeros años de escuela en la India de 1960, pasando por la Escuela de negocios de Yale, hasta su ascenso como consultora y estratega que pronto alcanzó el más alto de los puestos ejecutivos. El libro ofrece una mirada al interior de PepsiCo y cómo, durante su liderazgo, Indra logró reinventar la imagen de una de las empresas más icónicas de Estados Unidos, a través de productos sanos y un enfoque en el medio ambiente, a pesar de la resistencia que enfrentó en todo momento. Por primera vez y con lujo de detalles, Indra también comparte las dificultades que afrontó al compaginar su demandante trabajo con una familia en ciernes y las grandes lecciones que aprendió en el camino. Ella hace una llamada clara y urgente a las empresas y a los gobiernos a priorizar ecosistemas de cuidado, licencias con goce de sueldo y flexibilidad laboral. Sostiene que mejorar las empresas y el apoyo comunitario a las familias jóvenes liberará el potencial económico que todos deseamos. Generosa, imperativa y basada en experiencias reales, Mi vida plena es la historia de una extraordinaria líder, un tributo a lasrelaciones que la crearon y una huella para la prosperidad del siglo xxi. “Rara vez se tiene la oportunidad de ver cómo se moldea una líder de la talla global de Indra K. Nooyi. Indra comparte sus aprendizajes, su desarrollo, la evolución de su pensamiento con una generosidad y transparencia sin igual. Corre la cortina y deja entrar al lector a su vida. Una biografía única de una mujer sin igual.” -Paula Santilli, CEO PepsiCo Latino América