Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
When Giants Stumble Sobel, Robert Prentice Hall Press , 1999 Business Biographies, Business Strategy

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...

 
 
Who Killed CBS? Boyd, Peter J. Random House , 1988 Business Biographies

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...

 
 
Who Killed Maynard Keynes? Biven, W. Carl Dow Jones-Irwin , 1989 Business Biographies

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the University of Chicago, published The Death of Keynes, in which he stated that Keynesian economics was dead, having been replaced by "total chaos" in...

 
 
Who's Afraid of Big Blue? McKenna, Regis Addison-Wesley , 1989 Business Biographies

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...

 
 
Work Smarts Liu, Betty John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2014 Business Biographies, Personal Growth

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,...

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Working Together Lewis, James P. Beard Books , 2002 Business Biographies, Global Business

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...

 
 
Wriston Zweig, Phillilp L. Crown Business , 1996 Business Biographies, Global Business, Leadership

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...

 
 
Zennovation Taki, Tomio | Taki, Adam John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2012 Business Biographies, Entrepreneurship

In Zennovation, 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,...

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