From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis' pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank.A true-life Bonfire of the Vanities, funny, ... read more
|Author:||Charles D Ellis|
The inside story of one of the world's most powerful financial Institutions Now with a new foreword and final chapter, "The Partnership" chronicles the most important periods in Goldman Sachs's history and the individuals who built one of the world's largest investment banks. Charles D. Ellis, who worked as a strategy consult... read more
|Author:||Sir Richard Branson|
In "Business Stripped Bare", Sir Richard Branson shares the inside track on his life in business and reveals the incredible truth about his most risky, brilliant and audacious deals. Discover why Virgin tried to take on one of the world's biggest superbrands, how Virgin Mobile USA holds the record as the fastest company in hi... read more
Winner of Blake Dawson Prize for Business Literature 2010.
BHP is part of Australia's DNA; but it remains an enigma. This is the compelling story of how BHP and its partner Billiton rose from the humblest beginnings in the Australian Outback and on the Indonesian island of Belitung to starry heights on the great bourses of the world.
|Author:||Lois Frankel & Carol Frohlinger|
Have you ever felt invisible? Taken advantage of? Unable to articulate what you really want? If so, join the club. The nice girls club. What s a nice girl? It s a woman who is more concerned with pleasing others than addressing her own needs, and who hasn t yet learned how to overcome the childhood messages and cultural stere... read more
|Author:||L. A. Cunningham|
Experienced readers of Warren Buffett's letters to the shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. have gained an enormously valuable informal education. The letters distill in plain words all the basic principles of sound business practices.
At Harvard, social acceptance and success with the opposite sex had to be applied for. In the absence of family money or innate charisma, misfit and maths prodigy Eduardo Saverin dreamed of joining one of Harvard's elite Final clubs. His best friend, painfully shy computer genius Mark Zuckerberg, turned instead to his natural... read more
Comparing Google to an ordinary business is like comparing a rocket to a wheelbarrow. No academic analysis or bystander's account can capture it. Now Douglas Edwards, "Employee Number 59", takes readers inside the Googleplex for the closest look you can get without an ID card, giving readers a chance to fully experience the ... read more
The Mob is notorious for its cruel and immoral practices, but its most successful members have always been extremely smart businessmen. Now, former mobster Louis Ferrante reveals its surprisingly effective management techniques and explains how to apply them-legally-to any legitimate business. As an associate of the Gambino f... read more
In "The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs," bestselling author Carmine Gallo reveals the qualities that make the Apple co-founder the most innovative leader in business today. Each principle is backed with research, quotes, first-person interviews with experts and business leaders as well as specific ideas for applying those p... read more
'I, Danny Wallace, being of sound mind and body, do hereby write this manifesto for my life. I swear I will be more open to opportunity. I swear I will live my life taking every available chance. I will say Yes to every favour, request, suggestion and invitation. I will swear to say yes where once I would say no.'Danny Wallac... read more
|Series:||Financial Times Series|
You CAN combine social responsibility with superior profitability and shareholder value: in this book, a pioneering CEO shows how.
Practical, bottom-line focused advice on making social responsibility work in real businesses.
Why tomorrow's most successful businesses will be the most socially respon... read more
"Live by your own rules" - Robert Greene, the 'modern Machiavelli' debunks the prevailing mythology of success and presents a radical new way to greatness. Around the globe, people are facing the same problem - that we are born as individuals but are forced to conform to the rules of society if we want to succeed. To see our ... read more
|Author:||Ben R. Cohen|
Commercial success need not come at the cost of human value. Just ask Ben and Jerry, whose first ice cream shop in an abandoned Vermont gas station grew into a $160 million business. Yet Ben & Jerry continue to use the power of business to change the world. With its seemingly wacky antics, controversial social and politica... read more
The global economy is likely to get worse before it gets better. We can no longer sit back and expect that our superannuation or pension programs will see us comfortably through retirement. Unless we take an interest in how much we are putting aside and how our money is being invested - and the earlier in our working lives th... read more
|Author:||Eric Schmidt, III|
'This is the most important - and fascinating - book yet written about how the digital age with affect our world' Walter Isaacson, author of Steve JobsFrom two leading thinkers, the widely anticipated book that describes a new, hugely connected world of the future, full of challenges and benefits which are ours to meet and ha... read more
Since its original release, "The First 90 Days" has become the bestselling globally acknowledged bible of leadership and career transitions. In this updated and expanded 10th anniversary edition, internationally known leadership transition expert Michael D. Watkins gives you the keys to successfully negotiating your next move... read more
|Author:||Lois P. Frankel|
For every professional woman who wants to get ahead - but feels she is at an impasse - NICE GIRLS DON'T GET THE CORNER OFFICE comes to the rescue. Although it's more politically correct for women to point the finger outwardly when assessing why they are overlooked for promotions and assignments for which they are superbly qua... read more