Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
The Disney Touch Grover, Ron Business One/Irwin , 1991 Business Biographies, Leadership

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...

 
 
Capitalize On Merger Chaos Grubb, Thomas M. | Lamb, Robert B. The Free Press , 2000 Business Biographies, Business Strategy

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...

 
 
The McKinsey Edge Hattori, Shu McGraw-Hill Education , 2016 Business Biographies, Leadership

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...

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Inside the FDA Hawthorne, Fran John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2005 Business Biographies

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...

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Henry J. Kaiser Heaner, Albert P. Peter Lang Publishing, Inc. , 1990 Business Biographies, Management

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...

 
 
Breaking the Bank Hector, Gary Little, Brown and Company , 1989 Business Biographies

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...

 
 
Fidelity's World Henriques, Diana B. Charles Scribner's Sons , 1995 Business Biographies, Leadership

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...

 
 
Seduced by Success Herbold, Robert J. McGraw-Hill , 2007 Business Biographies, Management

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....

 
 
First, Fast, Fearless Hiner, Brian “Iron Ed" McGraw-Hill Education , 2016 Business Biographies, Leadership, Management

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...

 
 
Stirring It Up Hirshberg, Gary Hyperion Books , 2008 Business Biographies, Business Strategy, Social Responsibility

In Stirring It Up, 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....

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