Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
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...

 
 
Perot Mason, Todd Dow Jones-Irwin , 1990 Business Biographies, Management

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...

 
 
The Lore and Legends of Wall Street Sharp, Robert M. Dow Jones-Irwin , 1989 Business Biographies, Leadership, Major Works

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....

 
 
Live Via Satellite Tedeschi, Anthony Michael Live Via Satellite , 1990 Business Biographies

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...

 
 
Rupert Murdoch Tuccille, Jerome Donald/Fine , 1990 Business Biographies, Management

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...

 
 
The Panasonic Way Yamashita, Toshihiko Kodansha International , 1989 Business Biographies

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...

 
 
Discovering the Soul of Service Berry, Leonard L. The Free Press , 1999 Business Biographies, Customer Focus

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...

 
 
The Emperors of Chocolate Brenner, Joel Glenn Random House , 1999 Business Biographies

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...

 
 
Inside the Harvard Business School Ewing, David W. Random House , 1991 Business Biographies

Inside the Harvard Business School 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...

 
 
Beating the Odds Goldenson, Leonard H. | Wolf, Marvin J. Charles Scribner's Sons , 1991 Business Biographies, Management

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...

 
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