Business Biographies

Business Biographies

 
The Snowball Schroeder, Alice Bantam Books , 2008 Business Biographies

Most people equate the name Warren Buffett with canny investing, enormous amounts of money, and a generous, philanthropic spirit. In The Snowball, Alice Schroeder provides readers with a detailed and...

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Watch This, Listen Up, Click Here Verklin, David | Kanner, Bernice John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2007 Business Biographies, Customer Focus, Marketing, Technology

Almost two-thirds of Americans’ waking lives are engaged with media of some kind, according to David Verklin and Bernice Kanner, the authors of Watch This, Listen Up, Click Here, and where consumers...

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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...

 
 
The Silverlake Project Bauer, Roy A. | Collar, Emilio | Tang, Victor | Wind, Jerry | Houston, Patrick R. Oxford University Press , 1992 Business Biographies, Management

The Silverlake Project 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...

 
 
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...

 
 
Cargill Broehl Jr., Wayne G. University Press of New England , 1992 Business Biographies, Management

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-...

 
 
Big Blues Carroll, Paul Crown Publishing , 1993 Business Biographies, Major Works, Management

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...

 
 
The Capitalist Philosophers Gabor, Andrea 2002 Business Biographies

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...

 
 
The First Hundred Years Are the Toughest Hoge Sr., Cecil C. Ten Speed Press , 1989 Business Biographies

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,...

 
 
Science and Corporate Strategy Hounshell, David A. | Smith Jr., John Kenly Cambridge University Press , 1989 Business Biographies, Innovation

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...

 
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