Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies http://www.bizsum.com/ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:00:21 -0400 Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:08:01 -0400 The Renaissance of American Steel http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/renaissance-american-steel <div>Author: Ahlbrandt, Roger S. | Fruehan, Richard J.</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Just a few years ago, the American steel industry was used as the archetypal example of failure in the face of foreign competition. In fact, the collapse of the industry was so dramatic that it was seen as symptomatic...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Chocolate Fortunes http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/chocolate-fortunes <div>Author: Allen, Lawrence L.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Until about 25 years ago, almost no one in China had ever eaten a piece of chocolate. For the world's leading chocolate makers, this was both a great challenge and a great opportunity. In Chocolate Fortunes, Lawrence L...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Digital Wars, Second Edition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/digital-wars-second-edition <div>Author: Arthur, Charles</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1998, the digital space came to be shared by three distinct companies: Apple, Google, and Microsoft. In <strong>Digital Wars</strong>, technology and science journalist Charles Arthur explores the progression that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Digital Rush http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/digital-rush <div>Author: Aspatore, Jonathan R. | Abell, Alicia</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As a commercial entity, the Internet has emerged in record-setting time and created record-setting wealth. And, though entrepreneurs, who can keep pushing the boundaries of the Net, stand to reap unprecedented rewards...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/evolution-corporate-idealist <div>Author: Bader, Christine</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist </strong>tells the story of Christine Bader’s love affair with oil giant BP and its corporate social responsibility efforts. BP later breaks her heart as she becomes...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Nissan Report http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nissan-report <div>Author: Barnett, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday/Currency</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Drawing on the insights of biologists, anthropologists, philosophers, artists, and other nontraditional sources, the book addresses not only the question of how responsible products are made but also how products touch...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Search http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/search <div>Author: Battelle, John</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As Battelle observes, it seems as though the words “Google” and “search” are now nearly synonymous, for Google is currently the culture’s most prominent declaration of the power of search. Despite its having entered...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Silverlake Project http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/silverlake-project <div>Author: Bauer, Roy A. | Collar, Emilio | Tang, Victor | Wind, Jerry | Houston, Patrick R.</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Silverlake Project</strong> documents the development of the best-selling AS/400 computer and the organizational changes at IBM Rochester that helped the enterprise win the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Discovering the Soul of Service http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/discovering-soul-service <div>Author: Berry, Leonard L.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although creating a successful service operation is truly difficult, sustaining its success is even more so. Services are performances, and the challenge of sustaining a high level of performance on a continuous basis...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Leaders as Teachers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leaders-teachers <div>Author: Betof, Edward</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 2000, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) was competing in a medical technology market that was much different than the one it had grown up in. The current market was fully globalized, and regulations were changing...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Big Lie http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/big-lie <div>Author: Bianco, Anthony</div> <div>Publisher: PublicAffairs</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 2006, the story broke of a spying scandal at one of America’s oldest and most respected technology companies. In <strong>The Big Lie</strong>, Anthony Bianco provides a thoroughly documented account of the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies It Ain't as Easy as It Looks http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/it-aint-easy-it-looks <div>Author: Bibb, Porter</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An unauthorized, but informed biography of Ted Turner -billionaire, womanizer, sports impresario, and communications visionary. This unvarnished, definitive portrait analyzes the man, his empire, and his impact on mass...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Barons of the Sky http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/barons-sky <div>Author: Biddle, Wayne</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Barons of the Sky</strong>, Biddle describes the birth and evolution of an important American industry-the Aerospace Industry. Biddle addresses the questions of how and why a liberal democracy has allowed...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Who Killed Maynard Keynes? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/who-killed-maynard-keynes <div>Author: Biven, W. Carl</div> <div>Publisher: Dow Jones-Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the late 1970s, Robert Lucas, professor of economics at the University of Chicago, published The Death of Keynes, in which he stated that Keynesian economics was dead, having been replaced by "total chaos" in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Mother Teresa, CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mother-teresa-ceo <div>Author: Bose, Ruma | Faust, Lou</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Mother Teresa, CEO</strong> is not the typical business book. Authors Ruma Bose, a former volunteer with Missionaries of Charity, and her mentor, Lou Faust provide insight for business leaders from an atypical...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Caterpillar Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/caterpillar-way <div>Author: Bouchard, Craig T. | Koch, James V.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Caterpillar Way</strong> by Craig T. Bouchard and James V. Koch provides a detailed example of how Caterpillar, Inc., or CAT, has continued to excel through economic downturns, uncertainty in the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Who Killed CBS? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/who-killed-cbs <div>Author: Boyd, Peter J.</div> <div>Publisher: Random House</div> <div>Published Date: 1988</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Boyer describes the beginning of the end of CBS News' reign as THE news network, focusing on the history and final three years of Richard Salant's 18-year tenure as president of CBS News, including the events leading...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies All In http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/all-in2 <div>Author: Breedlove, Stephanie</div> <div>Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Care.com HomePay CEO Stephanie Breedlove cofounded and built a successful business by fully committing to her goals. In <strong>All In</strong>, she shares the insights that she has gained on her 20-year journey of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Emperors of Chocolate http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/emperors-chocolate <div>Author: Brenner, Joel Glenn</div> <div>Publisher: Random House</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Forrest Mars, Sr., the Howard Hughes of the candy world, and Milton Hershey, built business empires out of chocolate. For 30 years, their products have accounted for eight of the ten top-selling candy bars in the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Investing From the Heart http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/investing-heart <div>Author: Brill, Jack A. | Reder, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Brill and Reder offer a logical, user-friendly guide that does an excellent job of educating the novice investor in a language anyone can understand. They pack an incredible amount of information into one volume (...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Art of Being Unreasonable http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/art-being-unreasonable <div>Author: Broad, Eli</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Eli Broad’s most cherished possession, a paperweight from his wife Edythe, is inscribed with these words from George Bernard Shaw: “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Cargill http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/cargill <div>Author: Broehl Jr., Wayne G.</div> <div>Publisher: University Press of New England</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>After the Civil War hosts of both agricultural and business opportunities for exploiting the land surfaced. Conover, Iowa, had not existed prior to 1864, but by 1865 it was a bustling town focused on business. Twenty-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Design to Grow http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/design-grow <div>Author: Butler, David | Tischler, Linda</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In today’s economic climate, companies that wish to not only survive but thrive must demonstrate both scale (the ability to expand) and agility (the ability to develop new products and features and try new business...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Leader’s Code http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leader%E2%80%99s-code <div>Author: Campbell, Donovan</div> <div>Publisher: The Random House Publishing Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The United States is currently suffering from a leadership crisis, and institutions that represent this country have lost credibility in the minds of many people. While most books on leadership focus on improving the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/marissa-mayer-and-fight-save-yahoo <div>Author: Carlson, Nicholas</div> <div>Publisher: Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!</strong>, Nicholas Carlson dissects two decades of Yahoo’s history and recounts the triumphs and ultimate failures of the leaders who tried to save the Internet...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Apple http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/apple <div>Author: Carlton, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: Times Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Almost every personal computer worldwide now has the distinctive look of Apple’s legendary Mac, which was the first to bring easy-to-use graphical icons and pull-down menus to the masses. Unfortunately, the company...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Moments of Truth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/moments-truth <div>Author: Carlzon, Jan</div> <div>Publisher: Ballinger Publishing Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Moments of Truth </strong>tells the story of the fantastic turnaround of Scandinavian Airlines under the leadership of CEO Jan Carlzon. Carlzon took the helm of SAS following a two-year period during which the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Big Switch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/big-switch <div>Author: Carr, Nicholas</div> <div>Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Big Switch</strong>, Nicholas Carr draws a parallel between the development of electricity as a utility at the turn of the 20th century and the development of the Internet at the turn of the 21st century...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Big Blues http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/big-blues <div>Author: Carroll, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The unmaking of IBM has probably hurt more people than the unmaking of any other company in history. The toll begins with 140,000 jobs lost over the past seven years (when spouses and children are included, the lost...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Bricks Matter http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bricks-matter <div>Author: Cecere, Lora M. | Chase, Charles W., Jr.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Bricks Matter</strong>, Lora Cecere and Charles Chase, Jr., reveal the insights of 75 supply chain pioneers. They chart the evolution from inwardly focused, supply- oriented supply chain management toward...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Deliver! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/deliver <div>Author: Champy, Jim</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Deliver!</strong>, management adviser Jim Champy takes a close look at five very different case studies of enterprises that have found ways to cut costs, improve efficiencies, or integrate new, sometimes...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Peers Inc. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/peers-inc <div>Author: Chase, Robin</div> <div>Publisher: PublicAffairs</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Peers Inc</strong>, Robin Chase shares her experience building Zipcar, a popular car-sharing company, and explains the importance of connecting with others and sharing assets. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Money and Power http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/money-and-power <div>Author: Cohan, William D.</div> <div>Publisher: Random House, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Money and Power</strong> chronicles the story of Goldman, Sachs & Co. from its humble beginnings in 1869 to its eventual position as an international investment banking tour de force. The book details the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Practical Drucker http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/practical-drucker <div>Author: Cohen, William A.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Peter Drucker is often considered to be the “father of modern management.” For decades, the great business thinker produced dozens of books, articles, and lectures providing groundbreaking insight on leadership and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Improvise http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/improvise <div>Author: Cook, Fred</div> <div>Publisher: B2 Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Improvise</strong>, Fred Cook shares some of his life experiences and the lessons he has learned along the way that helped him become CEO of GolinHarris, one of the world’s largest and most successful PR...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Microsoft Secrets http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/microsoft-secrets <div>Author: Cusumano, Michael A. | Selby, Richard W.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Drawing on almost two years of on-site observation, 40 in-depth interviews, and unprecedented access to confidential documents and project data, the authors focus specifically on Microsoft’s unique "synch-and-stabilize...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Hershey http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hershey <div>Author: D'Antonio, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Not only does the name Hershey mean chocolate to America and the world, it also signifies an inspiring and uniquely successful experiment in humanistic capitalism—one that has produced a business empire devoted to a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The IKEA Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ikea-edge <div>Author: Dahlvig, Andrews</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>After serving as the CEO for ten years, Anders Dahlvig retired from Ikea in 2009. He began his career there in 1983 when the company was undergoing significant global expansion. In his book <strong>The IKEA Edge...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Delta Air lines http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/delta-air-lines <div>Author: Davis, Sidney F.</div> <div>Publisher: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Delta Air Lines, which originated in Louisiana, has been based in Atlanta, Georgia for almost 50 of its 60 years. As the South has prospered, so has the company, gaining a reputation for hospitality and pride-the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Obstacles Welcome http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/obstacles-welcome <div>Author: de la Vega, Ralph</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Nelson</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Obstacles Welcome</strong>, Ralph de la Vega describes in rich and fascinating biographical detail how adversity and obstacles present opportunities to enrich and transform our business and personal lives....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies SuperBusiness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/superbusiness <div>Author: Doherty, Fraser</div> <div>Publisher: Capstone Publishing, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Young entrepreneurs are often viewed as overnight sensations or flukes in the business world. In<strong> SuperBusiness</strong>, Fraser Doherty shows that youth does not always equate with inexperience. He recounts how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Unlabel http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/unlabel <div>Author: Ecko, Marc</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Unlabel</strong>, author Marc Ecko shares his journey as an entrepreneur, from airbrushing T-shirts in his parents' garage to running a billion-dollar fashion and lifestyle...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Definitive Drucker http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/definitive-drucker <div>Author: Edersheim, Elizabeth Hass</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For more than seven decades, Peter Drucker’s advice, and observation of organizations, provided him with a unique perspective on business as an innovative agent of change. This perspective has resulted in practical and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Design like Apple http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/design-apple <div>Author: Edson, John</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Design Like Apple</strong>, John Edson describes how companies can use design to gain a competitive advantage. Through an in-depth breakdown of Apple’s philosophies, practices, and inner workings, Edson...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/steve-jobs-way-ileadership-new-generation <div>Author: Elliot, Jay | Simon, William L.</div> <div>Publisher: Vanguard Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation</strong>, former Apple Senior Vice President Jay Elliot and William Simon analyze the business practices of the man who once asked a potential hire, “Do...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Leading Apple with Steve Jobs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-apple-steve-jobs <div>Author: Elliot, Jay</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Jay Elliot, a former senior vice president at Apple, worked hand in hand with Steve Jobs for many years. This close working relationship provided him with many insights into the genius that Jobs brought to the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Inside the Harvard Business School http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/inside-harvard-business-school <div>Author: Ewing, David W.</div> <div>Publisher: Random House</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Inside the Harvard Business School </strong>is a unique profile of the institution and its methods. In this book, professors discuss what and how they teach, and graduates detail what they learned and how it...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies And Then the Roof Caved In http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/and-then-roof-caved <div>Author: Faber, David</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Speculation and investigations into what really caused one of the greatest economic collapses in history will continue for the foreseeable future and, in the process, blame will most likely be placed at a number of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonald's http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/everything-i-know-about-business-i-learned-mcdonalds <div>Author: Facella, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Paul Facella’s <strong>Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonald’s</strong> is an overview of his 34-year career with the fast food giant. In it he provides advice and guidance for achieving success and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies NUTS! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nuts <div>Author: Freiberg, Kevin | Freiberg, Jackie</div> <div>Publisher: Bard Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Twenty-five years ago, Southwest reinvented air travel with its low fares and irreverent style. Today, the company keeps air fares at rock-bottom levels by keeping costs low, satisfies customers by getting them and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Blowout in the Gulf http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/blowout-gulf <div>Author: Freudenburg, William | Gramling, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: MIT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When Deepwater Horizon, a massive oil-drilling rig leased by BP, exploded in April 2010, it killed 11 people and released more than 200 billion gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The ecological disaster was...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Capitalist Philosophers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/capitalist-philosophers <div>Author: Gabor, Andrea</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Throughout the 20th century, shapers of modern management theory and practice have searched for "one best way" to improve productivity. As a result, companies have jumped from one management fad to the next, running...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Man Who Discovered Quality http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/man-who-discovered-quality <div>Author: Gabor, Andrea</div> <div>Publisher: Times Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Man Who Discovered Quality</strong> is an in depth introduction to W. Edwards Deming, his work, the various applications, the problems and opportunities, and his philosophy of variation. The author explains...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Beatrice http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beatrice <div>Author: Gazel, Neil R.</div> <div>Publisher: University of Illinois Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1889, George Everett Haskell and William W. Bosworth set up business in Beatrice, Nebraska, dealing in poultry, eggs, butter, and produce. C. H. Haskell, George Haskell's nephew, began working for the company in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Big Change At Best Buy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/big-change-best-buy <div>Author: Gibson, Elizabeth | Billings, Andy</div> <div>Publisher: Davies-Black Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1966, Minneapolis-based Best Buy Co., Inc. began as a single small store, selling audio and stereo components. Today it is considered North America's number one consumer electronics retailer, offering the widest...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Southwest Airlines Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/southwest-airlines-way <div>Author: Gittell, Jodie Hoffer</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Southwest Airlines has sustained a steady 10 to 15 percent rate of growth throughout its 32-year history, and has been profitable every year but its first. For most of 2002, its total market value of about $9 billion...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Survival Is Not Enough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/survival-not-enough <div>Author: Godin, Seth</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every generation has experienced some fundamental changes in the way businesses organize in order to get their work done and remain competitive. However, in today’s wired world, the pace of change is so frenetic and so...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Beating the Odds http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beating-odds <div>Author: Goldenson, Leonard H. | Wolf, Marvin J.</div> <div>Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Beating the Odds offers a lesson in leadership in which we are shown how one man was the living embodiment of innovation, change, continuing improvement, empowerment, integrity, and vision. It is a case history whose...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Hothouse Earth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hothouse-earth <div>Author: Gribbin, John</div> <div>Publisher: Grove Weidenfeld</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Hothouse Earth </strong>draws our attention to the disastrous effects of human activity on the environment. By examining global warming against the background of natural climatic processes, Gribbin provides a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Thinking Forward http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/thinking-forward <div>Author: Griffith, John R. | White, Kenneth R. | Cahill, Patricia</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>“Thinking forward” is the phrase used by Patricia Cahill, president and CEO of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), to describe the process that put CHI on the road to its current success. Thinking forward is the way CHI...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Disney Touch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/disney-touch <div>Author: Grover, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: Business One/Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The behind-the-scenes account of how Disney went from a stagnant company, rooted in the past and ripe for takeover, to one of the most admired and successful corporations in America. Grover conducted extensive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Capitalize On Merger Chaos http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/capitalize-merger-chaos <div>Author: Grubb, Thomas M. | Lamb, Robert B.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because there can only be one market leader at any one point in time, the vast majority of companies exist as part of a pack of also-rans. However, today’s record-breaking numbers of mergers and acquisitions, and the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The McKinsey Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mckinsey-edge <div>Author: Hattori, Shu</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Formerly an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company, Shu Hattori studied the habits and performance of leaders he worked with while at the firm, seeking insight into what led to their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Inside the FDA http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/inside-fda <div>Author: Hawthorne, Fran</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has significant reach in the American economy, ranging from medicines and medical devices to items on the grocery store shelves. Since its inception in 1906, the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Henry J. Kaiser http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/henry-j-kaiser <div>Author: Heaner, Albert P.</div> <div>Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>H.J. Kaiser was one of America’s great industrialists. He was one of the team of builders, called the Six Companies, who took on the challenge of building Boulder Dam. His other accomplishments included production of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Breaking the Bank http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/breaking-bank <div>Author: Hector, Gary</div> <div>Publisher: Little, Brown and Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Amadeo Peter Giannini (A.P.) was born in to Italian immi-grants living in San Jose, California. At age 15, A. P. began working for his stepfather, Luigi Scatena, a produce commission merchant. The volatile produce...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Fidelity's World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fidelitys-world <div>Author: Henriques, Diana B.</div> <div>Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This unauthorized account of Fidelity’s world represents a monumental feat of investigative reporting. Henriques deftly probed more than 60 years of documentary records (SEC documents, sworn depositions, personal and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Seduced by Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/seduced-success <div>Author: Herbold, Robert J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Bill Gates once said, “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose”. Successful individuals and organizations often feel that they are entitled to continual success in the future....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies First, Fast, Fearless http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/first-fast-fearless <div>Author: Hiner, Brian “Iron Ed"</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">The war on terror, prominent during the events surrounding 9/11, revealed stories of heroism by the military-- especially the Navy SEALs, who are known for being mentally and physically tough. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Stirring It Up http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/stirring-it <div>Author: Hirshberg, Gary</div> <div>Publisher: Hyperion Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Stirring It Up</strong>, Gary Hirshberg describes the mission behind Stonyfield Farm and catalogs the lessons he has learned while seeking profit via environmental sustainability over the past 25 years....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The First Hundred Years Are the Toughest http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/first-hundred-years-are-toughest <div>Author: Hoge Sr., Cecil C.</div> <div>Publisher: Ten Speed Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The mail order business resulted from improved mail service that served the needs of farm families living away from major cities. When Aaron Montgomery Ward settled in rapidly growing Chicago after the Civil War,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Science and Corporate Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/science-and-corporate-strategy <div>Author: Hounshell, David A. | Smith Jr., John Kenly</div> <div>Publisher: Cambridge University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>At the beginning of this century, Du Pont opened two very different research laboratories. The highly structured, applied research conducted at Du Pont's Eastern Laboratory paid handsome dividends, though the results...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Delivering Happiness http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/delivering-happiness <div>Author: Hsieh, Tony</div> <div>Publisher: Business Plus</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos and one of the most widely successful e-commerce vendors on the Internet, has quickly risen through the ranks of corporate America. He has established himself as one of the premier thought...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Branding Iron http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/branding-iron <div>Author: Hughes, Charles | Jeanes, William</div> <div>Publisher: Racom Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A review of the book "Branding Iron: Branding Lessons from the Meltdown of the US Auto Industry," by Charlie Hughes and William Jeanes, is presented.</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Writing on the Wall http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/writing-wall <div>Author: Hutton, Will</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Writing on the Wall</strong>, Will Hutton traces the historic development of China’s economy from the Imperial Dynasties to the current “socialist market” economy. The question of whether China can...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Making of Microsoft http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/making-microsoft <div>Author: Ichbiah, Daniel | Knepper, Susan L.</div> <div>Publisher: Prima Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An adaptation of the French Microsoft: Les Nouveaux Magicians (Microsoft: The New Magicians), this is the inside story of one of the most spectacular American companies of the microcomputer age. <strong>The Making of...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Steve Jobs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/steve-jobs <div>Author: Isaacson, Walter</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When people think of Apple, they almost immediately think of Steve Jobs – the driving force behind products like the Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad. In the biography, <strong>Steve Jobs</strong>, Walter Isaacson explores...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies What Would Google Do? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-would-google-do <div>Author: Jarvis, Jeff</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Google’s founders and executives understand how the introduction of Internet technology has changed the way business is conducted and how people interact with enterprises. This knowledge has made them successful and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Billy, Alfred, and General Motors http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/billy-alfred-and-general-motors <div>Author: Johnson, Lydia Brown</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the 1950s, GM was a juggernaut, dominating every market it entered and influencing American manufacturing, marketing, and even society like no other company, before nor since. Now, as the company approaches its...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies 13 Bankers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/13-bankers <div>Author: Johnson, Simon | Kwak, James</div> <div>Publisher: Pantheon Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In March 2009, 13 executives of the most powerful financial institutions in America met with the president at the White House at the height of a profound financial crisis which threatened the very existence of the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Amway Forever http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/amway-forever <div>Author: Jones, Kathryn A.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Amway Forever</strong> by Kathryn A. Jones tells the history of one of the world’s most successful and controversial businesses. Jones describes Amway’s innovations and growth, expansion into countries...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Exceeding Customer Expectations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/exceeding-customer-expectations <div>Author: Kazanjian, Kirk</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>From an initial investment of $100,000 and just seven cars, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has slowly, quietly grown into the largest and most successful car rental company in America. It took fifty years, some thoughtful...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Facebook Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/facebook-effect <div>Author: Kirkpatrick, David</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Facebook Effect</strong>, David Kirkpatrick delves into the life of entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg and explores how he created a company that has forever changed the way the world uses the Internet....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Saatchi & Saatchi http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/saatchi-saatchi <div>Author: Kleinman, Philip</div> <div>Publisher: NTC Business Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The success of Saatchi & Saatchi has served as an example to other British companies. Three of the firm's achievements were especially imitated. First, the Saatchi’s successfully used the Stock Exchange to raise...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Spark http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/spark <div>Author: Koller, Frank</div> <div>Publisher: PublicAffairs</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Spark</strong>, Frank Koller examines the employment policy of the 114-year-old Lincoln Electric Company, which has remained successful through two world wars, the Great Depression and other economic crises...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Spam Nation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/spam-nation <div>Author: Krebs, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Spam Nation</strong> by Brian Krebs offers a glimpse into the world of spam and the insidiousness it brings. More than just an annoyance, spam is responsible for privacy breaches, computer viruses, and even...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Orange Code http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/orange-code <div>Author: Kuhlmann, Arkadi | Philp, Bruce</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Written by Arkadi Kuhlmann, the founding CEO of ING Direct, and Bruce Philp, cofounder of GWP, ING Direct’s advertising agency, <strong>The Orange Code </strong>tells the history of ING Direct and their immensely...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies CEO http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ceo <div>Author: Kurtzig, Sandra L. | Parker, Tom</div> <div>Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Although CEO is a true story, it reads like a novel. Kurtzig and Parker bring her character to life. Kurtzig’s life is full of suspense and that suspense is conveyed throughout. Each chapter title attracts attention-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/once-youre-lucky-twice-youre-good <div>Author: Lacy, Sarah</div> <div>Publisher: Gotham Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The economic scale of the 1990s Internet bubble, as well as the sweeping cultural changes it brought, was unprecedented. The fact that many companies and people in the United States were caught up in this “tech craze”...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Playing to Win http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/playing-win <div>Author: Lafley, A G. | Martin, Roger L.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Strategy development might seem tedious and overly complex to some, or more like a mystery requiring a little dose of magic to others, but crafting a good strategy can actually be fairly simple and straightforward....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Ben & Jerry's http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ben-jerrys <div>Author: Lager, Fred "Chico"</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Ben, having inherited his love of ice cream from his father, was a fat child. Although extremely bright, he never really applied himself but was still smart enough to get by. Jerry was also overweight and smart. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Inside Apple http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/inside-apple <div>Author: Lashinsky, Adam</div> <div>Publisher: Grand Central Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Inside Apple</strong> by Adam Lashinsky explores the inner workings of Apple and how its founder, the late Steve Jobs, returned from exile to transform a floundering computer company into an unrivaled producer...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Working Together http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/working-together <div>Author: Lewis, James P.</div> <div>Publisher: Beard Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The tremendous engineering achievement of the Boeing 777, as well as its commercial success, was proof to Alan Mulally (executive vice president of The Boeing Company and president and CEO of Boeing Commercial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Toyota Under Fire http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/toyota-under-fire <div>Author: Liker, Jeffrey K. | Ogden, Timothy N.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Toyota Under Fire</strong>, authors Jeffrey Liker and Timothy Ogden recount how Toyota Motor Corporation effectively dealt with serious allegations concerning the safety of its automobiles while struggling...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Toyota Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/toyota-way <div>Author: Liker, Jeffrey K.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Everyone in the auto industry is so familiar with Toyota’s dramatic business success and world-renowned quality that, as Liker points out, many consider the company to be “boring,” with its steadily growing sales,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Women of Berkshire Hathaway http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/women-berkshire-hathaway <div>Author: Linder, Karen</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Women of Berkshire Hathaway</strong> by Karen Linder brings to life the stories of nine women who have risen to the top ranks of management within subsidiary companies of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Work Smarts http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-smarts <div>Author: Liu, Betty</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>If there is anyone who knows the secret ingredients to success, it is Betty Liu. As an award-winning financial journalist and Bloomberg Television anchor, she has had the opportunity to interview billionaires, CEOs,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Google Speaks http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/google-speaks <div>Author: Lowe, Janet</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have been called the “lords of all information,” the “Thomas Edisons of the Internet,” and the twin “Princes of High Technology” for creating what Time magazine in 2006 called...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Buffett http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/buffett <div>Author: Lowenstein, Roger</div> <div>Publisher: Random House</div> <div>Published Date: 1995</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Carl Sandburg’s Pulitzer Prize winning multivolume biography of Abraham Lincoln won acclaim for its colorful depiction of American history and the common man and was once required reading in high schools and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Birds of Prey http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/birds-prey <div>Author: Lynn, Matthew</div> <div>Publisher: Four Walls Eight Windows</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Boeing has always been something of an exception in the aerospace industry- a company driven as much by the desire to make steady profits as to build and fly planes. That desire to bring commercial order to the wild...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Pushing the Envelope http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pushing-envelope <div>Author: Mackay, Harvey</div> <div>Publisher: Ballantine Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Those who push the envelope are looking to maximize their advantage by finding the edge or angle. And, according to Harvey Mackay, that edge, or window of opportunity, is always there. In <strong>Pushing the Envelope...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Intel Trinity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/intel-trinity <div>Author: Malone, Michael S.</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Intel Trinity</strong>, Michael S. Malone tells the story of the three men who built Intel Corporation into the most innovative company the world has ever seen. He explains how Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies It’s All About Who You Hire, How They Lead, ... http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/it%E2%80%99s-all-about-who-you-hire-how-they-lead <div>Author: Mandel, Morton L. | Byrne, John A.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>It’s All About Who You Hire, How They Lead, …</strong>, self-made billionaire Morton Mandel relates his own personal experiences in order to demonstrate his philosophies about business, the social sector,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies What Happened to Goldman Sachs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-happened-goldman-sachs <div>Author: Mandis, Steven G.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What Happened to Goldman Sachs</strong>, Steven G. Mandis uncovers the forces that led the firm to “drift” away from the very principles on which its reputation was built. He describes how Goldman became so...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Built from Scratch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/built-scratch <div>Author: Marcus, Bernie | Blank, Arthur | Andelman, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: Times Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Home Depot (THD) lost $1 million in its first year of operation in Atlanta. Today, Home Depot is the colossus of the home-improvement industry, a darling of Wall Street, and one of America’s greatest...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Tough Calls http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/tough-calls <div>Author: Martin, Dick</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For decades, before its 1984 breakup, AT&T, affectionately (and sometimes not so affectionately) known as “Ma Bell," dominated the corporate landscape—as much a symbol of American culture as the proverbial, very...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Risk Takers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/risk-takers <div>Author: Martin, Renee | Martin, Don</div> <div>Publisher: Perseus Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Starting a business, keeping it going through the inevitable ups and downs of the business cycle, and making it wildly successful are all part of the American Dream. However, being a small business owner is also a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Hard Road to the Softer Side http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hard-road-softer-side <div>Author: Martinez, Arthur C. | Madigan, Charles</div> <div>Publisher: Times Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When Arthur C. Martinez was asked to take control of Sears in 1992, he found a company in disarray, despite its illustrious history and venerable name. Sales were down, morale was low, operating costs were exorbitant,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Perot http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/perot <div>Author: Mason, Todd</div> <div>Publisher: Dow Jones-Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For a total of thirteen years, Ross Perot successfully worked inside the bureaucracies of the Navy and IBM, yet he left both organizations in disgust. His narrow focus on the mission made the Navy seem obtuse and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Scars & Stripes http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/scars-stripes <div>Author: McDaniel, Eugene</div> <div>Publisher: American Defense Institute</div> <div>Published Date: 1975</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Scars & Stripes</strong> is a narrative story about Eugene “Red” McDaniel’s struggle to reconcile six years of torture in a Vietnamese prison camp against his belief in his country and in God. Red recounts...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies How I Did It http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-i-did-it <div>Author: McGinn, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Acquiring a business degree can be a very important part of preparing to take a seat at the CEO desk. Colleges and universities have developed comprehensive programs to prepare aspiring executives for the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Who's Afraid of Big Blue? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/whos-afraid-big-blue <div>Author: McKenna, Regis</div> <div>Publisher: Addison-Wesley</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Tom Watson, Sr., set up a model of the modern industrial company. He based many of his ideas on those of his mentor, John T. Patterson of NCR, from whom Watson learned lessons in hardball business competition, such as...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Leading the Starbucks Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leading-starbucks-way <div>Author: Michelli, Joseph A.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Starbucks brand is recognized and celebrated around the world. This special status and the sustainable profits at its core arise from a set of leadership principles that prioritize long-term emotional bonds and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Riding the Tiger http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/riding-tiger <div>Author: Nelson, Priscilla | Cohen, Ed</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When the unthinkable and unimaginable occur, one must grab the tiger by the tail to prevent it from completely devouring everyone and everything in sight. A crisis can occur to anyone at anytime. Ultimately, the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies My Secret Life on the McJob http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/my-secret-life-mcjob <div>Author: Newman, Jerry</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In March 1998 Jerry Newman visited a fast food restaurant with his daughter for breakfast. In her breakfast sandwich was a finger from a plastic sanitary glove. That experience led Newman, a university business...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Lean Machine http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lean-machine <div>Author: Oosterwal, Dantar P.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Harley-Davidson Motor Company is heir to one of the most dramatic turnaround stories in business history. According to Dantar P. Oosterwal, the company’s evolution and continued success are owed in great measure to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies In Sam We Trust http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sam-we-trust <div>Author: Ortega, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: Times Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When Sam Walton died in 1992, he had amassed what was then the greatest fortune in American history. Wal-Mart, the company he founded, had grown from one tiny variety store on the main square of a small Arkansas town...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Extreme Toyota http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/extreme-toyota <div>Author: Osono, Emi | Shimizu, Norihiko | Takeuchi, Hirotaka | Dorton, John Kyle</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Toyota is defined by contradictions. The auto company has a famously efficient production system, but appears to have heavy layers of management and a surplus of administrative employees. It has a stable history...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies For God, Country and Coca-Cola http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/god-country-and-coca-cola <div>Author: Pendergrast, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>This is a story behind the small family business that created and marketed an obscure patent medicine-turned-soft drink-turned-national icon. In this microcosmic tour of recent American history, Pendergrast reveals...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies A Better Idea http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/better-idea <div>Author: Petersen, Donald E. | Hillkirk, John</div> <div>Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many American companies are in trouble because they have traditionally used top-down management that leaves little room for the average individual to be creative. As a result, corporate leadership cannot take advantage...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Too Big to Save? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/too-big-save <div>Author: Pozen, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 2008, the United States and the world plunged into a serious financial crisis. This major downturn resulted from the collapse of the U.S. housing market and excessive debt that made its way throughout the global...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Comeback http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/comeback <div>Author: Puris, Martin</div> <div>Publisher: Times Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most would agree with Martin Puris that although we all know leadership when we see it, it has proven practically impossible to analyze, define, or teach. Nonetheless, countless "experts " have devised systems to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies In Too Deep http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/too-deep <div>Author: Reed, Stanley | Fitzgerald, Alison</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>On the night of April 20, 2010, BP’s Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) the Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing 11 people and injuring dozens more. For the next 87 days, millions of barrels of oil from the Macondo...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Ultimate Entrepreneur http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ultimate-entrepreneur <div>Author: Rifkin, Glenn | Harrar, George</div> <div>Publisher: Contemporary Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1988</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The authors describe in detail why and how Ken Olsen and Harlan Anderson gave up engineering positions at MIT in order to start Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in August of 1957. They focus on how Olsen and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Body and Soul http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/body-and-soul <div>Author: Roddick, Anita</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/diversity">Diversity</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When Anita opened the first Body Shop in Brighton, England, in 1976, the extent of her business acumen was the knowledge that she would have to take in £300 a week to remain open. Her only motivation for choosing the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The King of Madison Avenue http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/king-madison-avenue <div>Author: Roman, Kenneth</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>David Ogilvy has been dubbed “the original mad man,” the “godfather” of the ad world, and “the pope of modern advertising.” In <STRONG>The King of Madison Avenue</strong>, Kenneth Roman, former chairman and CEO...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Global Literacies http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/global-literacies <div>Author: Rosen, Robert | Digh, Patricia | Singer, Marshall | Phillips, Carl</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because international exposure and experience are more vital to business success than ever, globally literate leaders, who can effectively work across the many cultural barriers that threaten to divide the world, are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Going for Broke http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/going-broke <div>Author: Rothchild, John</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The 1980s were full of outlandish wheeling and dealing, mystical accounting, and phenomenal financial calamities. Incomprehensible greed and stupidity ravaged the economy, and <strong>Going for Broke </strong>is a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Built to Serve http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/built-serve <div>Author: Sanders, Dan J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Because today's prevailing global business culeadershiplture is broken, a radical transformation is needed that will reshape our present understanding of the true purpose of work. It begins, says Dan Sanders, CEO of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Snowball http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/snowball <div>Author: Schroeder, Alice</div> <div>Publisher: Bantam Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most people equate the name Warren Buffett with canny investing, enormous amounts of money, and a generous, philanthropic spirit. In <strong>The Snowball</strong>, Alice Schroeder provides readers with a detailed and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Lore and Legends of Wall Street http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lore-and-legends-wall-street <div>Author: Sharp, Robert M.</div> <div>Publisher: Dow Jones-Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When the colonists arrived, the currency in place was wampum (or wampumpeage, meaning "white string") manufactured by the Iroquois Indians. Since the colonists traded with the Indians, they also adopted this system....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Murdoch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/murdoch <div>Author: Shawcross, William</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Shawcross is an excellent writer who has woven a spellbinding tale of the evolution of the Murdoch communications empire. The work begins with the father, Keith, who turned around the Herald with his version of "...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Heart & Soul http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/heart-soul <div>Author: Shook, Robert L.</div> <div>Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Robert Shook’s <strong>Heart & Soul </strong>profiles five companies that share one thing in common: each has a heart and soul. He demonstrates how each corporation has achieved competitive success in its unique...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The New GE http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-ge <div>Author: Slater, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: Business One/Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The New GE</strong> profiles Jack Welch and provides current and future leaders with invaluable insights into the personal and professional characteristics and philosophy needed to lead U.S. enterprises in this...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies From Monopoly to Competition http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/monopoly-competition <div>Author: Smith, George David</div> <div>Publisher: Cambridge University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1886, Charles Martin Hall discovered an inexpensive way to smelt aluminum, and the patent he immediately applied for gave him a legal monopoly on his invention. In 1889, Alfred E. Hunt, a Pittsburgh entrepreneur and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Riches Among the Ruins http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/riches-among-ruins <div>Author: Smith, Richard P. | Zheutlin, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The focus of <strong>Riches Among the Ruins </strong>by Robert P. Smith is twofold: it shows how the isolated economies of individual nations have created great investment opportunities in the last 50 years, and how...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Unleashing Innovation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/unleashing-innovation <div>Author: Snyder, Nancy Tennant | Duarte, Deborah L.</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Every company wants to be an innovation leader. After all, companies that innovate are ultimately those that thrive. Unfortunately, most companies that institute innovation programs do it in a manner that thwarts the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies When Giants Stumble http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/when-giants-stumble <div>Author: Sobel, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: Prentice Hall Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Gaining and sustaining competitive advantage requires understanding how to achieve success, but it also requires understanding how to avoid mistakes. Thus, in the same way that medical professionals study disease as a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Nokia Revolution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nokia-revolution <div>Author: Steinbock, Dan</div> <div>Publisher: Amacom</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Nokia Corporation, located in Finland, is the world’s leading vendor of mobile equipment and a pioneer of the mobile Internet. Between the end of 1998 and the spring of 2000, Nokia’s market capitalization increased...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Big Six http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/big-six <div>Author: Stevens, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An exposé of the behind-the-scenes machinations, scandals, and power plays of <strong>The Big Six </strong>accounting firms. The subversion of their professionalism as they rose to prominence and success is the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Things a Little Bird Told Me http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/things-little-bird-told-me <div>Author: Stone, Biz</div> <div>Publisher: Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While hard work is certainly an important driver of success, ultimately it is creativity of all kinds that changes the world. This is the belief of Twitter cofounder Biz Stone. In <strong>Things a Little Bird Told Me...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Swoosh http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/swoosh <div>Author: Strasser, J. B. | Becklund, Laurie</div> <div>Publisher: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Even as a young man, Philip Hampson Knight was never easy to know, but those who made the effort found him to be neither a leader nor a follower-he just was. He attended Oregon University and joined the track team...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies What You Aren’t Seeing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-you-arent-seeing <div>Author: Sweeney, Patrick</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>What You Aren’t Seeing</strong>, Patrick Sweeney shares the story of Herb Greenberg, founder of the global management consulting firm Caliper. Despite losing his sight at the age of 10, Greenberg never lost...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies aol.com http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/aolcom <div>Author: Swisher, Kara</div> <div>Publisher: Times Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>During the last decade of the 20th century, an entirely new medium - online communications via the personal computer - was born, and the preeminent brand of this emerging new medium has turned out to be America Online...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Zennovation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/zennovation <div>Author: Taki, Tomio | Taki, Adam</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Zennovation</strong>, Adam Taki chronicles the career trajectory of his father, Tomio Taki, the leader of a large Japanese conglomerate. An entrepreneur who skillfully leveraged his background and contacts,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The New Secrets of CEOs http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-secrets-ceos <div>Author: Tappin, Steve | Cave, Andrew</div> <div>Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>CEOs face a life that not many people have the opportunity to experience. Not only are they in a position to effect great change, but as leaders of companies, they also have an incredible amount of responsibility and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Live Via Satellite http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/live-satellite <div>Author: Tedeschi, Anthony Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Live Via Satellite</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>COMSAT understood from the outset the necessity of approaching the project from a global point of view and opened a dialogue with all countries for the purpose of encouraging their participation. To that end, the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Dave's Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/daves-way <div>Author: Thomas, R. David</div> <div>Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In approximately 30 years, the fast-food business has grown from nothing to an almost $70 billion industry, giving Thomas the biggest single stake in one of the country’s largest restaurant chains, and making him a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Oracles http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/oracles <div>Author: Thompson, Donald N.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The “smartest guy in the room” is not more intelligent than the collective wisdom of a company’s entire workforce. However, most business organizations relinquish all decision-making responsibilities to one visionary...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/control-your-destiny-or-someone-else-will <div>Author: Tichy, Noel M. | Sherman, Stratford</div> <div>Publisher: Currency Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Noel Tichy and Stratford Sherman contend that Jack Welch’s successes as a leader depend less on his personality than on the quality of this thought. What makes this account of GE’s renaissance unique is that the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Uncontainable http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/uncontainable <div>Author: Tindell, Kip</div> <div>Publisher: Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 1978, Kip Tindell and his partners founded The Container Store, a Dallas-based retail store that would help its customers save time and space with innovative storage and organization solutions. The Container Store...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Power of We http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-we <div>Author: Tisch, Jonathan M.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels and one of the nation's most influential corporate executives, understands the power of partnerships in achieving success. Although he developed his leadership...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Overnight Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/overnight-success <div>Author: Trimble, Vance</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Overnight Success </strong>is a biography of Fred Smith and the trials he endured to gain the achievements and triumphs of Federal Express. The path Smith took to this point began with great difficulty-he...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Rupert Murdoch http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rupert-murdoch <div>Author: Tuccille, Jerome</div> <div>Publisher: Donald/Fine</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When his father died in 1952, Murdoch took over as publisher of the struggling Adelaide News and Sunday Mail. The Herald was extremely successful, but Murdoch's father owned little stock in that publication. It was the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The GE Work-Out http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ge-work-out <div>Author: Ulrich, Dave | Kerr, Steve | Ashkenas, Ron</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Employees at GE have a deeply engrained and internalized process for addressing and solving the company’s problems quickly, simply, and with the involvement of people who will ultimately carry out the decision. The...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Bernanke’s Test http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bernanke%E2%80%99s-test <div>Author: Van Overtveldt, Johan</div> <div>Publisher: B2 Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Bernanke’s Test</strong>, Johan Van Overtveldt tells the history of the Federal Reserve System (the Fed), including its mission, policies, chairmen, role changes due to legislation, and evolution through...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Elon Musk http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/elon-musk <div>Author: Vance, Ashlee</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Thanks to pioneering firms like SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Elon Musk has become one of America's leading businessmen. He is often compared to Steve Jobs in terms of his vision and drive. Many are...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Watch This, Listen Up, Click Here http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/watch-listen-click-here <div>Author: Verklin, David | Kanner, Bernice</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Almost two-thirds of Americans’ waking lives are engaged with media of some kind, according to David Verklin and Bernice Kanner, the authors of <strong>Watch This, Listen Up, Click Here</strong>, and where consumers...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Domino Effect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/domino-effect <div>Author: Vlcek Jr., Donald J. | Davidson, Jeffrey P.</div> <div>Publisher: Business One/Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The work holds a treasure trove of successful business practices, and always explains, in detail, how to adapt distribution innovations to other types of businesses. Vlcek suggests a seven-step process, known as the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Devil's Casino http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/devils-casino <div>Author: Ward, Vicky</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Devil’s Casino</strong>, Vicky Ward examines the leadership behind Lehman from its start as an independent firm in the mid 1990s to its fall in 2008. The Lehman Brothers was one of the most infamous and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Father, Son & Co. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/father-son-co <div>Author: Watson Jr., Thomas J. | Petre, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Bantam Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Father, Son & Co </strong>avoids the pitfalls of which many chronologies fall prey: excessive use of disruptive flashbacks and flash-forwards, an overabundance of characters who add nothing but unnecessary...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Most Effective Organization In the U.S. http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/most-effective-organization-us <div>Author: Watson, Robert A. | Brown, Ben</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The Salvation Army boasts 9,500 centers of operation, a workforce of 2 million (1.7 million of whom are volunteers), $2 billion in annual revenues, and 32 million clients served throughout the U.S. Indeed, The Army is...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies A Giant Cow-Tipping by Savages http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/giant-cow-tipping-savages <div>Author: Weir Close, John</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>A Giant Cow-Tipping by Savages </strong>by John Weir Close is both a narrative that tells the history of the modern mergers & acquisitions (M&A) industry, as well as a biography of many of its most...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies American Turnaround http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/american-turnaround <div>Author: Whitacre, Ed | Cauley, Leslie</div> <div>Publisher: Business Plus</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The government bailout of General Motors (GM) was pivotal in stopping the bleeding from the 2008 financial crisis that caused the collapse of big banks and hurt corporate America and the people who worked for those...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Driving Change http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/driving-change <div>Author: Wind, Jerry Yoram | Main, Jeremy</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Obviously, today’s companies cannot afford to do business as they did at the beginning of the 1980s. They can no longer be goal directed, price focused, product driven, efficiently stable, hierarchical, machine based,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Confessions of a PR Man http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/confessions-pr-man <div>Author: Wood, Robert J. | Gunther, Max</div> <div>Publisher: New American Library</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Wood recounts his first foray into major PR activity when he was in the U.S. Air Force in 1945. The story shows why he became interested in PR and illustrates three important characteristics of the profession: 1) the "...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies The Panasonic Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/panasonic-way <div>Author: Yamashita, Toshihiko</div> <div>Publisher: Kodansha International</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In January of 1977, Yamashita was asked to become the third president of Matshushita Electric. Toshihiko Yamashita himself felt that his lack of experience in running an international company was overwhelming, and he...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies Wriston http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wriston <div>Author: Zweig, Phillilp L.</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In terms of intellectual and industry leadership and innovation, Walter Wriston deserves very high marks. While A. P. Giannini (Bank of America) and J. P. Morgan are in a league of their own for having started great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Business Biographies