Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
aol.com Swisher, Kara Times Business , 1998 Business Biographies, Technology

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...

 
 
Father, Son & Co. Watson Jr., Thomas J. | Petre, Peter Bantam Books , 1991 Business Biographies, Innovation, Management

Father, Son & Co 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...

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the University of Chicago, published The Death of Keynes, in which he stated that Keynesian economics was dead, having been replaced by "total chaos" in...

 
 
Apple Carlton, Jim Times Business , 1998 Business Biographies

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...

 
 
Delta Air lines Davis, Sidney F. Peachtree Publishers, Ltd. , 1989 Business Biographies, Leadership, Management

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...

 
 
Beatrice Gazel, Neil R. University of Illinois Press , 1990 Business Biographies, Management

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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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....

 
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