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By David Sinclair. 1984
The bold, unscrupulous ventures of John Jacob Astor into fur trading and Manhattan real estate made him wealthy. The author… follows the rise of the family's fortune and influence in the 19th century to the decline of the Astors in the 20th century. 1984.
By Richard H Rohmer. 1978
An account of Taylor's first business ventures, his major role in World War II, financial dealings, vast interests in real… estate, and his leadership in international horse racing and breeding. 1978.
By Heather Robertson. 1995
Robertson presents the story of the McLaughlin family, entrepreneurs who began as poor immigrants and went on to create General… Motors of Canada. The family members are portrayed, as well as the major events in the life of their company. 1995.
By Edward Renehan. 2008
Draws on previously unreleased documents to deliver what is arguably the definitive biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the nineteenth-century transportation tycoon… who accumulated the largest private fortune in United States history. 2008.
By Jim Cramer. 2002
The author takes readers on the wild ride that is Wall Street, revealing how the game is played, who breaks… the rules, and who gets hurt. Cramer takes us from his roots in the middle-class Philadelphia suburbs to Harvard, where he began managing money, and then to Goldman Sachs. He describes the life of a money manager: the frenetic pace, the constant pressure to outperform the market and other fund managers. c2002.
By Tom Bower. 2006
The rise and fall of media tycoon Conrad Black is rivalled in its spectacular extravagance only by the machinations of… his social climbing wife, Barbara Amiel. Theirs is a story of overwhelming ambition and greed. Living beyond his means, he plundered Hollinger, a public company, and was charged with fraud and corruption. 2006.
By Marq De Villiers, Garth Drabinsky. 1995
Garth Drabinsky traces his life and career as Canada's most successful impresario. He talks about his early career as an… entertainment lawyer, and adventures as a film producer who worked with Hollywood's greatest stars. He also discusses his role in Cineplex Odeon, and his recent work in the live entertainment business with shows like "Show Boat," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," and "The Phantom of the Opera." c1995.
By Kevin O'Leary. 2011
By Michael Drosnin. 1985
An account of millionaire Howard Hughes' last four years when he fought the Atomic Energy Commission, plotted to buy politicians,… schemed against his business competitors and became even more disoriented. Shows Hughes' emotional instability during those years. 1985.
By Leonard Mosley. 1980
Captures the array of brilliant and eccentric characters that the powerful and tight-knit du Pont family has produced. Replete with… suicides, insanity, love affairs, and political intrigue, this is a dramatic, somewhat sensational, story of an American dynasty. 1980.
By Michael Babad, Catherine Mulroney. 1989
In January, 1988, Canadian businessman Robert Campeau stunned Wall Street with a hostile bid for Federated Department Stores, the parent… of the famous Bloomingdale's chain. His biography describes a man who was born into a poor Sudbury family, and became a successful real estate developer. 1989.
Lager, who headed Ben & Jerry's for eight years, gives the company's history. Childhood friends, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield… led relatively unsuccessful lives until 1978, when they collaborated on creating an ice cream store in a former gas station in Vermont after taking a correspondence course on the topic. c1994.
By Charles Harvey, Jon Press. 1996
William Morris' contributions to the worlds of art history and design, socialism and socialist thought, literary criticism and business were… not always fully appreciated while he was alive, but a look backwards reveals a man of many achievements. Here his early influences and later accomplishments are examined in a series of essays, several of which were previously published in scholarly journals. 1996.
By Greig Stewart. 1998
The life of Crawford Gordon, who led A.V. Roe Canada in the 1950s, and who drove the production of the… Avro Arrow. Like the Arrow, Gordon's life rose quickly, promised great feats, but met his end tragically. 1998.
By Robert Thompson, Ron Joyce. 2006
Ron Joyce tells the story of how he built the Tim Hortons empire before and after the death of the… hockey star who started the franchise. Explains some of the key strategic decisions that fuelled the company's growth, celebrates the importance of hard work and discipline, and argues Mr. Joyce made a terrible mistake when he handed the operation over to the Wendy's restaurant chain and its founder Dave Thomas, rather than going public with an IPO. 2006.
By Conrad Black. 1993
Beginning with his school days and his years as a small town newspaper publisher, Canadian financier Conrad Black describes his… rise to the head of an international media empire. Black comments on his controversial business dealings, personalities he has known, and his involvement in politics. 1993.
By Conrad Black. 2011
In 2004, Black was fired as chairman of Hollinger International after he and his associates were accused of fraud. He… describes his indictment, four-month trial in Chicago, partial conviction, imprisonment, and largely successful appeal. Woven throughout are Black's views on politics, corporate governance, the U.S. justice system, friendships, his Roman Catholic faith, and his marriage to Barbara Amiel. c2011.
By Kenneth Whyte. 2008
More than a century ago, William Randolph Hearst stormed the Manhattan publishing establishment and usurped Joseph Pulitzer as the dominant… force in the most hotly contested newspaper market the world has ever seen. In three years, Hearst built the foundation of one of America's greatest media empires, yet his reputation as a journalist has always been haunted by allegations of sensationalism, self-promotion, warmongering, and outright fakery. Some descriptions of violence. c2008.
By Marc Saint-Upéry, Matthew B Crawford. 2010
Matthew B. Crawford était un brillant universitaire, bien payé pour travailler dans un think tank à Washington. Au bout de… quelques mois, déprimé par son emploi, il démissionne pour ouvrir un atelier de réparation de motos. À partir du récit de son étonnante reconversion professionnelle, il livre dans cet ouvrage intelligent et drôle l'une des réflexions les plus fines qu'il ait été donné de lire sur le sens et la valeur du travail dans les sociétés occidentales. Mêlant anecdotes, récits et réflexions philosophiques et sociologiques, il montre que ce travail intellectuel , dont on nous rebat les oreilles depuis que nous sommes entrés dans l' économie du savoir , se révèle pauvre et déresponsabilisant. Il démontre que le travail manuel peut même se révéler beaucoup plus captivant d'un point de vue intellectuel que tous les nouveaux emplois de cette économie du savoir -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Shop class as soul craft. An inquiry into the value of work.
By Julien Brault. 2008
Un séparatiste, un maniaco-dépressif, un ex-alcoolique et un antisémite, voilà comment Pierre Péladeau fut introduit par certains journalistes de la… presse anglophone. Au Québec, ses nombreuses conquêtes amoureuses et les journaux à potins qu'il publiait retenaient davantage l'attention. Dix ans après la mort du personnage, un portrait de l'éditeur s'imposait. Un portrait non autorisé et révélateur du baron de la presse et de son empire. Fruit du méticuleux travail journalistique de Julien Brault et véritable ouvrage de référence, ce livre, en plus de révéler les différentes facettes de la personnalité de l'homme, raconte aussi l'évolution des journaux au XXe siècle. Comprenant un cahier-photos, cette surprenante biographie nous entraîne au-delà de la simple marque de commerce qu'est devenu Péladeau dans l'imaginaire collectif, pour nous faire voir un homme incroyable, invivable mais visionnaire. -- 4e de couv.