Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance http://www.bizsum.com/ Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:00:21 -0500 Thu, 07 Dec 2017 09:11:12 -0500 The Sharing Economy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sharing-economy <div>Author: Sundararajan, Arun</div> <div>Publisher: MIT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Technological changes and evolving societal expectations are empowering decentralized online communities and micro-entrepreneurs to do what regulators and big enterprises once did. They manage exchange, deploy capital...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Vanishing American Corporation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/vanishing-american-corporation <div>Author: Davis, Gerald F.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Since 1996, the number of American corporations has dropped by half. The loss of monolithic companies such as Lehman Brothers and the bankruptcy of iconic corporations such as General Motors and Kodak caused wider...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Dollarlogic http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dollarlogic <div>Author: Martin, Andy</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Financial futures are unpredictable, but risk is always present in any investment. The idea that risk equals reward is a common misconception that can prevent positive returns. In <strong>Dollarlogic</strong>, Andy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Gig Economy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/gig-economy <div>Author: Mulcahy, Diane</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2017</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Gig Economy</strong>, Diane Mulcahy examines the cultural and financial impacts of today’s new <em>Gig Economy</em>, an employment landscape that is based on part-time and contract work rather than...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Economics for Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/economics-business <div>Author: Cohen, Ivan K.</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Economics for Business</strong>, Ivan K. Cohen argues that in order to develop effective business strategies for their companies, leaders must first gain a fundamental understanding of the complex global...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Young Money http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/young-money <div>Author: Roose, Kevin</div> <div>Publisher: Hachette Book Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In recent years, the financial industry has undergone a transformation. Changes, such as tighter regulations, have resulted in smaller financial payouts for young financiers, but many of the most talented and ambitious...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Little Big Number http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/little-big-number <div>Author: Philipsen, Dirk</div> <div>Publisher: Princeton University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Little Big Number</strong>, Dirk Philipsen explains that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is an economic tool that economists, statisticians, and financial experts use as a universal measure of performance....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Resilient Investor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/resilient-investor <div>Author: Brill, Hal | Kramer, Michael | Peck, Christopher</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Uncertainty about the future requires financial strategies that are fluid and adaptable. In <strong>The Resilient Investor</strong>, Hal Brill, Michael Kramer, and Christopher Peck present a step-by-step method for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Work Reimagined http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/work-reimagined <div>Author: Leider, Richard J. | Shapiro, David A.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Work Reimagined</strong>, Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro urge people to develop a new vision for their work. They offer methods to help people uncover their individual callings rather than simply...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance End This Depression Now! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/end-depression-now <div>Author: Paul Krugman</div> <div>Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Since the Great Recession of the late 2000s, the United States and Europe have been mired in an economic slump. To promote a full recovery, action is needed. In <strong>End This Depression Now!</strong>, Paul Krugman...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Elephant and the Dragon http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/elephant-and-dragon <div>Author: Meredith, Robyn</div> <div>Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Elephant and the Dragon</strong>, Robyn Meredith argues that the United States is at a critical juncture in history. India and China are rapidly transforming the world economy, and if the United States...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Six Secrets of Raising Capital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/six-secrets-raising-capital <div>Author: Fisher, Bill</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Gaining the interest of investors means gaining both their emotional involvement and financial confidence. The traditional methods such as idea-pitching and writing exhaustive business plans are weak approaches that...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Concrete Economics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/concrete-economics <div>Author: Cohen, Stephen S. | Bradford DeLong, J.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>A nation’s economy does not become robust organically—it requires deliberate, thoughtful guidance. InHarvard Business Review Press's&nbsp;<strong>Concrete Economics</strong>, Stephen S. Cohen and J. Bradford DeLong...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Dear Chairman http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/dear-chairman <div>Author: Gramm, Jeff</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Owning stock in a public company is often thought of as a passive activity. However, it does not have to be. Through their votes, shareholders have the power to decide how their companies will be...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance And the Weak Suffer What They Must? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/and-weak-suffer-what-they-must <div>Author: Varoufakis, Yanis</div> <div>Publisher: Nation Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>And the Weak Suffer What They Must?</strong>&nbsp;Yanis Varoufakis argues that unless the European Union corrects its inherently flawed monetary system, the fate of the euro will...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance A Giant Reborn http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/giant-reborn <div>Author: Van Overtveldt, Johan</div> <div>Publisher: Adapted by permission of Agate</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph"><strong>A Giant Reborn&nbsp;</strong>is Belgian economist Johan Van Overtveldt's vigorous rejection that the American political and economic heyday has ended. The United States is poised to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Crowdfunding Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crowdfunding-intelligence <div>Author: Buckingham, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: LID Publishing, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Much like crowdsourcing, crowdfunding has become a mainstream method of tapping into the power of large crowds who pull together to fund projects. Peer-to-peer lending is nothing new, but crowdfunding is becoming an...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance How the Stock Market Works http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-stock-market-works <div>Author: Becket, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>How the Stock Market Works</strong>, financial journalist Michael Becket provides an informative look at the key elements of the stock market, with a focus on Great Britain. From...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Wall Street’s Just Not That Into You http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wall-street%E2%80%99s-just-not-you <div>Author: Davis, Roger C.</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2016</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Investing in the stock market has always been risky. Even the most conservative of investors have had their shares of ups and downs. In&nbsp;<strong>Wall Street's Just Not That Into You...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Kapferer on Luxury http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/kapferer-luxury <div>Author: Kapferer, Jean-Noël</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Kapferer on Luxury</strong>, Jean-Noël Kapferer highlights the struggles that luxury brands endure in keeping up with global growth and expansion. As countries such as China...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Bubble Economy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bubble-economy <div>Author: Ayres, Robert U.</div> <div>Publisher: MIT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">A volatile combination of housing bubbles, subprime mortgages, bank bailouts, financial deregulations, Wall Street manipulations, and overseas debt crises crashed the global economy in 2008....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Confronting Capitalism http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/confronting-capitalism <div>Author: Kotler, Philip</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Philip Kotler, a classically trained economist and marketing expert, believes capitalism is the best economic system available to societies, but he thinks it could be better. In&nbsp;<strong>...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Nature of Investing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nature-investing <div>Author: Collins, Katherine</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>The Nature of Investing</strong>, Katherine Collins connects investment and natural processes. Her emphasis is on a more community-based strategy that stresses basic human...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Aspirational Investor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/aspirational-investor <div>Author: Chhabra, Ashvin B.</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Many people are intimidated and confused when it comes to investing. Some experts advocate indexing, while others promote active management. Yet, few discuss how investment strategies should...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crowdfunder%E2%80%99s-strategy-guide <div>Author: Stegmaier, Jamey</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Online crowdfunding platforms have changed the way creative people can bring their dreams to life. Anybody who is passionate about an idea can initiate a crowdfunding project. On these platforms...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Return to Prosperity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/return-prosperity <div>Author: Laffer, Arthur B. | Moore, Stephen</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Economic policy in the United States tends to be driven more by irrational fears and misconceptions than by sound economic principles. This behavior presents a considerable threat to the country'...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/time-driven-activity-based-costing <div>Author: Kaplan, Robert S. | Anderson, Steven R.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">When activity-based costing (ABC) came on the scene decades ago, it looked very promising as a way to assess an organization's costs and profitability relative to resource capacity. However, ABC...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Time-Driven Activity-Based Costing (German) http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/time-driven-activity-based-costing-german <div>Author: Kaplan, Robert S. | Anderson, Steven R.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Als Activity-Based Costing (ABC) vor einigen Jahrzehnten eingeführt wurde, sah es nach einer vielversprechenden Methode aus, um die Kosten und Profitabilität eines Unternehmens im Verhältnis zu...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Smart Money http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/smart-money <div>Author: Palmer, Andrew</div> <div>Publisher: Basic Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>After the economic crisis of 2008 and the great recession that followed it, many people blamed the financial system. After all, without the securitization of sub-prime mortgages, the housing market bust would not have...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Investing with Impact http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/investing-impact <div>Author: Balkin, Jeremy K.</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Investing with Impact</strong>, Jeremy K. Balkin argues that the economic crash of 2008 resulted from the moral failures of individuals. The system that allowed individual greed to escape detection was not...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance A New Era in Banking http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-era-banking <div>Author: Berges, Angel | Guillén, Mauro F. | Moreno, Juan Pedro | Ontiveros, Emilio</div> <div>Publisher: Bibliomotion, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>A New Era in Banking</strong>, Angel Berges, Mauro F. Guillén, Juan Pedro Moreno, and Emilio Ontiveros explore the changing financial environment that continues to develop following the recession of 2008–...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Executive Finance and Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/executive-finance-and-strategy <div>Author: Tiffin, Ralph</div> <div>Publisher: Kogan Page Limited</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">In&nbsp;<strong>Executive Finance and Strategy</strong>, Ralph Tiffin argues that in order for executives to facilitate sustainable company growth, they must first achieve a strong understanding...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Rise of the Robots http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rise-robots <div>Author: Ford, Martin</div> <div>Publisher: Basic Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Rise of the Robots</strong>, author Martin Ford taps into his years of experience in software development to discuss the dangerous impact robotics may soon have on the economy. According to Ford,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Inventory Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/inventory-strategy <div>Author: Frazelle, Edward H.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2015</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p class="body-paragraph">Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, and other high-efficiency/low-cost operational strategies, with their relentless focus on keeping inventory at the lowest possible levels at all times, have been...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The End of Normal http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/end-normal <div>Author: Galbraith, James K.</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>What most economic analyses share is an assumption that the United States’ economic growth since the late 1940s is normal and will resume if the underlying issues are resolved. In <strong>The End of Normal</strong>,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Ten Trillion Dollar Gamble http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/ten-trillion-dollar-gamble <div>Author: Koesterich, Russ</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The U.S. budget deficit represents a major risk to the health of the American economy. In fiscal year 2010, the deficit was around $1.3 trillion. Experts believe that by 2020 the national debt will more than double...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Find Grant Funding Now! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/find-grant-funding-now <div>Author: Aubrey, Sarah Beth</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>More and more businesses are seeking alternate forms of financing, including through government and foundation grants. In <strong>Find Grant Funding Now!,</strong> Sarah Beth Aubrey shares her winning strategies for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Boombustology http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/boombustology <div>Author: Mansharamani, Vikram</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Boombustology</strong>, Vikram Mansharamani attempts to explain economic boom-bust cycles using a multidisciplinary approach he calls The Five Lenses. He then goes on to apply these five lenses to five...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Rebooting the American Dream http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rebooting-american-dream <div>Author: Hartmann, Thom</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Thom Hartmann has a plan to rejuvenate the American economy and give citizens of the United States their dreams back. In <strong>Rebooting the American Dream</strong>, Hartmann uses Alexander Hamilton’s 11-point plan...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Standing on the Sun http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/standing-sun <div>Author: Meyer, Christopher</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The world is constantly evolving and, along with it, the capitalist system is also changing. In Harvard Business School Publishing title <strong>Standing on the Sun</strong>, Christopher Meyer and Julia Kirby discuss...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Financial Fresh Start http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/financial-fresh-start <div>Author: Olefson, Shari</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For decades, wealthy corporations and individuals have used professional advisers to keep them aware of the latest laws and reforms that enable them to save more of their money. In <strong>Financial Fresh Start...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance 20-Minute Manager: Finance Basics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/20-minute-manager-finance-basics <div>Author: Review Editors, Harvard Business</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2014</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>20-Minute Manager: Finance Basics</strong> demystifies the field of finance by offering clear and concise explanations of key financial concepts and formulas. It emphasizes the importance of finance to company...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Bernanke’s Test http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bernanke%E2%80%99s-test <div>Author: Van Overtveldt, Johan</div> <div>Publisher: B2 Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Bernanke’s Test</strong>, Johan Van Overtveldt tells the history of the Federal Reserve System (the Fed), including its mission, policies, chairmen, role changes due to legislation, and evolution through...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/hbr-guide-finance-basics-managers <div>Author: Harvard Business Review</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Many managers are left out of their companies’ larger conversations because they cannot speak the language of finance. The <strong>HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers</strong> provides managers of all backgrounds...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Great Reset http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/great-reset <div>Author: Florida, Richard</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Historically, the United States has weathered several terrible economic crashes, yet the nation has always been able to recover—even prosper. Despite this fact, 2008’s “Great Recession” has proven difficult to bounce...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Producing Prosperity http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/producing-prosperity <div>Author: Pisano, Gary P. | Shih, Willy C.</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Producing Prosperity</strong>, Gary P. Pisano and Willy C. Shih describe the catastrophic results of decades of misguided sourcing strategies and declining investment in manufacturing fields. They explain...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Business Brilliant http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/business-brilliant <div>Author: Schiff, Lewis</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Business Brilliant</strong>, journalist and entrepreneur Lewis Schiff reveals what keeps the majority of the middle class from becoming rich: their belief in conventional success myths. They lack what the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Enough Is Enough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/enough-enough <div>Author: Dietz, Rob | O'Neill, Dan</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There is a dark side to economic growth. The relentless pursuit of “more” has ushered in some of humanity’s greatest advances, but a toll has been exacted from the environment and the citizens of the globe. In <strong>...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Profitable Consultant http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/profitable-consultant <div>Author: Niblick, Jay</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Profitable Consultant</strong> tells beginning management consultants how and why to get started. Jay Niblick advocates and explains processes called “education-based marketing” and “the diagnostic sales...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Collaboration Economy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/collaboration-economy <div>Author: Lowitt, Eric</div> <div>Publisher: Jossey-Bass</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Collaboration Economy</strong>, Eric Lowitt puts forth a call to action for the public, private, and social sectors to work together to improve the environment, the economy, and ultimately, the world....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The $10 Trillion Prize http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/10-trillion-prize <div>Author: Silverstein, Michael J. | Singhi, Abheek | Michael, David | Targett, Simon</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The rise of China and India is transforming the global economy. By 2020, annual consumer spending in these countries is expected to reach $10 trillion—the world’s biggest market prize for companies nimble and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Conscious Capitalism http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/conscious-capitalism <div>Author: Mackey, John | Sisodia, Raj</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>John Mackey, the CEO and cofounder of Whole Foods Market, always follows his heart when it comes to business. He believes business should not be solely about making money, it should also be about having a conscience—...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Financial Intelligence http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/financial-intelligence <div>Author: Berman, Karen | Knight, Joe</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Financial Intelligence</strong>, Karen Berman and Joe Knight demystify the three most important financial reports: -the income statement, the balance sheet, and the cash flow statement. They provide...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Pirate Organization http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pirate-organization <div>Author: Durand, Rodolphe | Vergne, Jean-Philippe</div> <div>Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Pirate Organization</strong>, Rodolphe Durand and Jean-Philippe Vergne present a compelling thesis: piracy does not undermine capitalism. In fact, piracy is a key driver of capitalism. Throughout history...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Need, Speed, and Greed http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/need-speed-and-greed <div>Author: Vaithesswaran, Vijay V.</div> <div>Publisher: HarperBusiness</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Need, Speed, and Greed</strong> is a guide to how innovation can solve the world’s most challenging problems. Author Vijay Vaitheeswaran documents the philosophies of many economists and business experts, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/what-every-angel-investor-wants-you-know <div>Author: Cohen, Brian S. | Kador, John</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As head of the New York Angels investment group, Brian Cohen has evaluated his share of startups. In <strong>What Every Angel Investor Wants You to Know</strong>, Cohen puts the reader inside the mind of an angel...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance SuperCycles http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/supercycles <div>Author: Motianey, Arun</div> <div>Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Arun Motianey believes that the last 125 years constitute the “age of the SuperCycle,” a period of rolling booms and busts in the global production pipeline. Hopes of price stability spur price movements that begin in...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Power of Practice Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/power-practice-management <div>Author: Matrisian, Matt</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Having a flourishing financial advisory business in today’s competitive market requires more than just an ability to produce revenue. It involves the know-how to more effectively build, grow, and manage a business. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The End of Cheap China http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/end-cheap-china <div>Author: Rein, Shaun</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>China has been the major source of cheap manufacturing labor for companies in first-world countries, but cheap Chinese labor is disappearing. Rising labor and real estate costs are causing production to shift elsewhere...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance China’s Superbank http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/china%E2%80%99s-superbank <div>Author: Sanderson, Henry | Forsythe, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>China’s Superbank</strong>, Henry Sanderson and Michael Forsythe explain that in order to understand China and its influence on the world, one need only examine China Development Bank (CDB). CDB has become...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/warren-buffett-invests-girl <div>Author: Lofton, LouAnn</div> <div>Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl</strong> is a book for investors about investing. It is a book about harnessing emotions and personality to increase investment returns to levels that can lead individuals to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Debt Man Walking http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/debt-man-walking <div>Author: Brammall, Bruce</div> <div>Publisher: Wrightbooks</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Libraries and bookstores are full of misleading get-rich-quick, how-to books. This is not one of them. In fact, financial adviser Bruce Brammall warns off readers looking for magic wands, easy formulas, and overnight...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Risky Is the New Safe http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/risky-new-safe <div>Author: Gage, Randy</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2013</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Risky Is the New Safe</strong>, Randy Gage suggests that in today’s brave new world, the most dangerous action is inaction. The economic models and systems of the past are no longer relevant. Conventional...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Essential Controller http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/essential-controller <div>Author: Bragg, Steven M.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>With <strong>The Essential Controller</strong>, Steven M. Bragg has provided a primer for the new controller. The world of accounting has changed, and with it the role of the controller. A once isolated profession,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Crash Course http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crash-course <div>Author: Martenson, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most Americans assume that the economy will continually operate in a way that is both effective and orderly. However, recent economic, environmental, and energy-related trends have emerged which challenge this...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Most Important Thing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/most-important-thing <div>Author: Marks, Howard</div> <div>Publisher: Columbia University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Most Important Thing</strong>, Howard Marks details his own investment philosophy based on his experience as founder and chairman of Oaktree Capital Management and a successful money manager. His overall...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Endless Appetites http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/endless-appetites <div>Author: Bjerga, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: Bloomberg Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Since 2007 food prices have risen rapidly worldwide, creating hunger and unrest. In <strong>Endless Appetites</strong>, Alan Bjerga contends that deregulated commodities trading is the cause for the hunger and unrest....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Alpha Masters http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/alpha-masters <div>Author: Ahuja, Maneet</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Canada, Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In the investment world, the term “alpha” refers to returns in excess of expected risk, earned by fund managers who succeed in accurately forecasting the behavior of financial markets and other “beta” macroeconomic...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Leverage http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leverage <div>Author: Denninger, Karl</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leverage is nothing more than the use of debt as a replacement for capital in a transaction. It may sound innocent, but it has been used over the years as a means of amassing ill-gotten wealth. In <strong>Leverage...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Economics of Enough http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/economics-enough <div>Author: Coyle, Diane</div> <div>Publisher: Princeton University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The recent financial crisis has caused many people to ask fundamental questions about the way the economy is organized and the way it fits in with the kind of society people want to live in. In <strong>The Economics of...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Identity Economics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/identity-economics <div>Author: Akerlof, George | Kranton, Rachel</div> <div>Publisher: Princeton University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P><STRONG>Identity Economics</strong> by George Akerlof and Rachel Kranton discusses a new way to understand people’s decisions—at work, at school, and at home. The book brings identity and related norms to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Fault Lines http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fault-lines <div>Author: Rajan, Raghuram G.</div> <div>Publisher: Princeton University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P><STRONG>Fault Lines</strong> is economist Raghuram G. Rajan’s endeavor to explain what enabled and triggered the global financial crisis. He draws surprising connections and conclusions that show how many forces...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The End of the Euro http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/end-euro <div>Author: Van Overtveldt, Johan</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p></p><P>During the summer of 2010, the world watched televised coverage of Greeks rioting after their wages, pensions, and social welfare programs were cut. No one should have been shocked by these images. According to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Infinite Possibility http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/infinite-possibility <div>Author: Pine II, B. Joseph | Korn, Kim C.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>As B. Joseph Pine II and Kim C. Korn explain in <strong>Infinite Possibility</strong>, the predominant offering in today’s economy is experience. Society has progressed from agrarianism, industrialization, and the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Corporations Are Not People http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/corporations-are-not-people <div>Author: Clements, Jeffrey D.</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Corporations Are Not People</strong>, Jeffrey Clements details the destructive and far-reaching effects of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision that ushered in the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Cannibal Capitalism http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/cannibal-capitalism <div>Author: Hill, Michael C.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Michael Hill was a custom home builder with a company valued at $47 million when the subprime crisis hit and the nation’s housing market tanked. In 2008, Hill found himself in bankruptcy court. He realized that the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Money Makers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/money-makers <div>Author: Snider, David | Howard, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Money Makers</strong>, David Snider and Chris Howard explore six key fields that impacted the 2007–2008 financial crisis: investment banking, venture capital and entrepreneurship, private equity, hedge funds...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance 99 to 1 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/99-1 <div>Author: Collins, Chuck</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>99 to 1</strong>, Chuck Collins describes how tax laws, government policies, and political infrastructure are designed to benefit the richest 1 percent of the U.S. population, often at the expense of the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Lost Bank http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lost-bank <div>Author: Grind, Kirsten</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When Kerry Killinger took the helm of Washington Mutual in 1988, he increased the bank’s size—and the speed of its growth—exponentially. With the motto “The Power of Yes,” WaMu bought and sold billions of dollars of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Red Capitalism http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/red-capitalism <div>Author: Walter, Carl E. | Howie, Fraser J. T.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The popular world view is that China is an unstoppable freight train of economic growth. However, in <strong>Red Capitalism</strong>, Carl E. Walter and Fraser J. T. Howie say that decades of development in China have...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Money Well Spent? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/money-well-spent <div>Author: Grabell, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Perseus Books Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Money Well Spent?</strong>, investigative reporter Michael Grabell analyzes the events leading up to the creation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and discusses what went wrong—and right...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Make Your Own Rules http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/make-your-own-rules <div>Author: Rogers, Wayne | Young, Josh</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Make Your Own Rules</strong>, Wayne Rogers, former star of the TV series M*A*S*H, says that the fundamental structure of the economy has been radically altered. Government regulations favor big business and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Crash Proof http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crash-proof <div>Author: Schiff, Peter D. | Downes, John</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>While America was once the world’s largest creditor, it has since become the world’s largest debtor. In <strong>Crash Proof</strong>, author Peter D. Schiff explains that America is no longer a nation that produces and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Financial Aid Handbook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/financial-aid-handbook <div>Author: Stack, Carol | Vedvik, Ruth</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Financial Aid Handbook</strong>, Carol Stack and Ruth Vedvik draw on their combined 70 years of experience in the college admission and financial aid industry to offer an insider’s look at the financial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Business at the Speed of Now http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/business-speed-now <div>Author: Bernard, John M.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Business at the Speed of Now</strong>, John Bernard asserts that we are in the midst of the biggest economic shift in more than a century—the shift from an economy driven by mass production to an economy...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Business Owner's Guide to Reading and Understanding Financial Statements http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/business-owners-guide-reading-and-understanding-financial-statements <div>Author: Epstein, Lita</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Business Owner's Guide to Reading and Understanding Financial Statements</strong>, Lita Epstein presents a guide for business owners to gain a better working knowledge of what exactly goes into the three...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Paper Promises http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/paper-promises <div>Author: Coggan, Philip</div> <div>Publisher: Public Affairs Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Over the last forty years, governments and consumers around the world have accumulated massive amounts of debt. This development reveals how attitudes toward money have changed over time. In <strong>Paper Promises...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance China Versus the West http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/china-versus-west <div>Author: Tselichtchev, Ivan</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Singapore Pte. Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>China Versus the West</strong>, Ivan Tselichtchev describes the Western economic crisis that occurred parallel to unyielding Chinese growth and how this created a global power shift. He explains the genesis...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Econovation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/econovation <div>Author: Faktor, Steve</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>America finds itself in a stagnant economy while the economies of China, India, Brazil, Germany, and other nations are growing. According to former American Express executive Steve Faktor, the reason for this...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Zombie Banks http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/zombie-banks <div>Author: Onaran, Yalman</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Zombie Banks</strong>, author Yalman Onaran examines the practice of zombie banking, explains why it does not work, and outlines the steps needed to rid the global financial community of these dangerous...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Story of Stuff http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/story-stuff <div>Author: Leonard, Annie</div> <div>Publisher: Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Consumers in industrialized countries purchase huge numbers of products every year. Yet, the way the raw materials for these items are manufactured, distributed, consumed, and disposed of is killing the planet....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Essential Credit Repair Handbook http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/essential-credit-repair-handbook <div>Author: McNaughton, Deborah</div> <div>Publisher: The Career Press, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Essential Credit Repair Handbook</strong>, credit expert and financial coach Deborah McNaughton helps people climb their way out of debt of all kinds—credit card, loan, and even bankruptcy. McNaughton...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Crash Boom! http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/crash-boom <div>Author: Rand, Greg</div> <div>Publisher: Career Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to <strong>Crash Boom!</strong> by Greg Rand, the current downturn in the real estate market provides the perfect opportunity for small players to invest and create wealth with a long-term strategy of holding...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Snap Judgment http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/snap-judgment <div>Author: Adler, David E.</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Snap Judgment</strong>, David E. Adler examines how people’s instincts and intuitive judgments intersect with financial markets, and create decisions that are not beneficial to the individual investor. Snap...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Taming the Beast http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/taming-beast <div>Author: Light, Larry</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Before the Great Depression, investing was uncharted territory for most ordinary people. In <strong>Taming the Beast</strong>, author Larry Light explores the history behind each major investing system since the Great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Start-Up Nation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/start-nation <div>Author: Senor, Dan | Singer, Saul</div> <div>Publisher: Twelve</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Established in 1948, the nation of Israel is comparably very young. It also faces daunting challenges, surrounded by hostile nations, facing an Arab boycott, and boasting few natural resources. Yet today Israel is a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Vigilant Investor http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/vigilant-investor <div>Author: Huddleston, Pat</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2012</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to the FBI, Americans lose $40 billion annually to investment fraud, roughly a Madoff-sized scam each year. Not only has the pool of targeted victims surged as baby boomers move into retirement, but...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Full of Bull http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/full-bull <div>Author: McClellan, Stephen T.</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Full of Bull</strong>, McClellan uses his thirty-two years of experience as a securities analyst on Wall Street to help individual investors decode the Street’s confusing advice and make better investment...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Contagion http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/contagion <div>Author: Talbott, John R.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>There are some economists who view the current financial crisis as a “once in a hundred years” event in the business cycle that is a severe but necessary readjustment that must be endured. However, the current crisis...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance How to Smell a Rat http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-smell-rat <div>Author: Fisher, Ken | Hoffmans, Lara</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>How to Smell a Rat</strong>, Ken Fisher explores how most investment scams can be easily detected and avoided. With his 37 years managing money for individuals and institutions, 25 years writing for the “...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Invisible Capital http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/invisible-capital <div>Author: Rabb, Chris</div> <div>Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Few concepts in the United States are as deeply rooted as the American Dream. Hard work, determination, a willingness to take risks – these are the qualities needed to succeed, at least in the common narrative....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Animal Spirits http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/animal-spirits <div>Author: Akerlof, George A. | Shiller, Robert J.</div> <div>Publisher: Princeton University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Animal Spirits</strong> dissects standard economic theories and demonstrates their failure to account for human emotion, even though emotions have a large impact on the economy. George A. Akerlof and Robert J....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Fundamentals of Enterprise Risk Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fundamentals-enterprise-risk-management <div>Author: Hampton, John J.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>For many years, managers analyzed risks separately, without considering how they affected the business entity as a whole. In many cases, risk management was handled by the company’s chief financial officer, who often...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The New Asian Hemisphere http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-asian-hemisphere <div>Author: Mahbubani, Kishore</div> <div>Publisher: Perseus Books Group</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Over the past twenty years, the world has experienced some of the greatest changes in human history. The biggest result of any great advancement in the technological and scientific realms is that the 88 percent of the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Capitalism 4.0 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/capitalism-40 <div>Author: Kaletsky, Anatole</div> <div>Publisher: PublicAffairs</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>During the time following the economic crisis of 2007-09, many warned that the entire U.S. economic system was doomed to fail. In <strong>Capitalism 4.0</strong>, author Anatole Kaletsky argues that this crisis was...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Aftershock http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/aftershock <div>Author: Wiedemer, Robert A. | Spitzer, Cindy</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Economists and business leaders alike are still trying to understand the forces that led to the United States’ current economic woes. Some believe it is a down financial cycle or a recession, but in <strong>Aftershock...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Seven Strategies to Improve Your Bottom Line http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/seven-strategies-improve-your-bottom-line <div>Author: Gee, E. Preston</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Seven Strategies to Improve Your Bottom Line</strong>, E. Preston Gee outlines different tools and strategies that can help healthcare executives cut costs and improve their hospital’s efficiency and overall...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Riding the Tiger http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/riding-tiger <div>Author: Nelson, Priscilla | Cohen, Ed</div> <div>Publisher: ASTD Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>When the unthinkable and unimaginable occur, one must grab the tiger by the tail to prevent it from completely devouring everyone and everything in sight. A crisis can occur to anyone at anytime. Ultimately, the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Chinamerica http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/chinamerica <div>Author: Jones, Handel</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Within the past 10 years, China has evolved from a third world country into one of the most economically powerful countries in the world, second only to the United States. With China’s government-backed development of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Economics of Health Reconsidered http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/economics-health-reconsidered <div>Author: Rice, Thomas | Unruh, Lynn</div> <div>Publisher: Health Administration Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/health-care">Health Care</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Recent years have seen a surge of interest in reforming the organization and delivery of health systems in developed countries, including the United States. While health economists recognize the need for government...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Nickel and Dimed http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/nickel-and-dimed <div>Author: Barbara Ehrenreich</div> <div>Publisher: Henry Hold and Company</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <dd><span>Having a job and working hard do not guarantee a better life even for low-level workers in America.</span><span> What is needed are fair, living wages and a...</span></dd></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Value http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/value <div>Author: Dobbs, Richard | Huyett, Bill | Koller, Tim</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2011</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In market economies, value is a very important metric. Investors want the value of their funds to grow in ways that compensate them for risk, as well as for the interest they sacrificed by not investing elsewhere. To...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Always a Winner http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/always-winner <div>Author: Navarro, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Always a Winner</strong>, Peter Navarro makes the case that a recession can be substantially more damaging to an organization that any 10 competitors. He presents a comprehensive guide for executives to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Too Big to Save? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/too-big-save <div>Author: Pozen, Robert</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In 2008, the United States and the world plunged into a serious financial crisis. This major downturn resulted from the collapse of the U.S. housing market and excessive debt that made its way throughout the global...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Devil's Casino http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/devils-casino <div>Author: Ward, Vicky</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Devil’s Casino</strong>, Vicky Ward examines the leadership behind Lehman from its start as an independent firm in the mid 1990s to its fall in 2008. The Lehman Brothers was one of the most infamous and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance And Then the Roof Caved In http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/and-then-roof-caved <div>Author: Faber, David</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Speculation and investigations into what really caused one of the greatest economic collapses in history will continue for the foreseeable future and, in the process, blame will most likely be placed at a number of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance 13 Bankers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/13-bankers <div>Author: Johnson, Simon | Kwak, James</div> <div>Publisher: Pantheon Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In March 2009, 13 executives of the most powerful financial institutions in America met with the president at the White House at the height of a profound financial crisis which threatened the very existence of the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Accelerating Out of the Great Recession http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/accelerating-out-great-recession <div>Author: Rhodes, David | Stelter, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2010</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The “great recession” has completely changed today’s economic climate. Consumers are buying less and saving more, banks are lending very little money, and conservationist policies are emerging from developed nations,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/leadership-era-economic-uncertainty <div>Author: Charan, Ram</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/change-management">Change Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty </strong>by Ram Charan is a common-sense guide outlining the management practices necessary to weather the current economic storm. Throughout the book Charan...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Endangered American Dream http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/endangered-american-dream <div>Author: Luttwak, Edward N.</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/major-works">Major Works</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An in-depth analysis of the U.S. political and economic climate over the past two decades. Drawing from an array of studies, Luttwak reveals the root causes of America ’s declining standard of living, the decay of U.S...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance One Up on Wall Street http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/one-wall-street <div>Author: Lynch, Peter | Rothchild, John</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Personal preparation is what distinguishes the successful stock picker from the chronic loser. Defining your objectives and clarifying your attitudes are important first considerations. Logic is most helpful in picking...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Global Corporate Alliances and the Competitive Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/global-corporate-alliances-and-competitive-edge <div>Author: Starr, Martin K.1,2</div> <div>Publisher: Quorum Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Present-day companies are under great pressure to adapt to the evolving competitive scenarios. In Global, Starr addresses former successful firms that must now address the problems of growing old and slowing down in a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Beyond Globalism http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beyond-globalism <div>Author: Vernon, Raymond | Spar, Debora L.</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The increasingly global economy leaves governments with little room for unilateral action, and little choice but to pursue accommodation and cooperation. U.S. policy is still adapting to this new world, and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The House of Nomura http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/house-nomura <div>Author: Alletzhauser, Albert J.</div> <div>Publisher: Little, Brown & Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Alletzhauser produces a skillful re-creation of dramatic conflicts that the Nomura story represents: Nomura versus fate, society, and situation, as well as the conflicts experienced by the majorplayers with themselves...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Every Business Is a Growth Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/every-business-growth-business <div>Author: Charan, Ram | Tichy, Noel M.</div> <div>Publisher: Times Business</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Successful business leaders believe that there is no such thing as a mature business and are, thus, relentless in their pursuit of profitable, sustainable, and capital efficient growth. This mindset is hot-wired into...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance When Economics Means Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/when-economics-means-business <div>Author: Kermally, Sultan</div> <div>Publisher: Financial Times Pitman Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Globalization, rapid technological change, and knowledge - the primary forces of the information age - have brought into serious question the propriety and value of traditional economics. <strong>When Economics Means...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Korean Dynasty http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/korean-dynasty <div>Author: Kirk, Donald</div> <div>Publisher: M. E. Sharpe</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>During the 1980s, America’s three leading business magazines began spreading the word of Korea’s rise. Donald Kirk uses Chung Ju Yung as a mirror to reflect and illuminate the unique Korean psyche and the idiosyncratic...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Productive Edge http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/productive-edge <div>Author: Lester, Richard K.</div> <div>Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Beginning in 1985, Champion International, one of the largest and oldest U.S. industrial companies, began a change process that transformed it from an underachieving tradition-bound organization into a competitive...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Global Squeeze http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/global-squeeze <div>Author: Longworth, Richard C.</div> <div>Publisher: Contemporary Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The world is a fundamentally changed place in which the old Cold War paradigms have disappeared. As the world moves beyond interdependency to the wholly new phenomenon of globalization, these changes are most evident...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Megatrends Asia http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/megatrends-asia <div>Author: Naisbitt, John</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1996</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>With the goal of creating the financial institutions and instruments to handle the investments Asia needs for its infrastructure, institutional investors, companies, and individuals are plunging headlong into the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Sun Also Sets http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sun-also-sets <div>Author: Emmott, Bill</div> <div>Publisher: Random House</div> <div>Published Date: 1989</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Japan's political power is not an absolute; it must be gauged relative to that of America. The world still looks to America as the leading superpower and the source of political initiative. Unless the economy drags...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Economic Reform in Three Giants http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/economic-reform-three-giants <div>Author: Feinberg, Richard E. | Echeverri-Gent, John | Muller, Friedemann</div> <div>Publisher: Transaction Publishers</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>China, India, and the USSR are the three most populous underdeveloped countries on earth. Presently, these Giants share the common predicament of how to compete in a demanding, rapidly changing, and increasingly...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Balancing Acts http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/balancing-acts <div>Author: Galbraith, James K.</div> <div>Publisher: Basic Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Today, a competitive challenge defines our economy and the at-tendant difficulties we are now experiencing have to do with failures of policy and not faults of national character. In the 1970s and 1980s, the inward...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Wall Street http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/wall-street <div>Author: Geisst, Charles R.</div> <div>Publisher: Oxford University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The American securities industry has a long and varied history that has come to symbolize the best and the worst of American finance. <strong>Wall Street</strong> is a wide-ranging chronicle of how a loose association...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Microcosm http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/microcosm <div>Author: Gilder, George</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The overthrow of matter is the main event of the century. As the mind gains ascendancy, physical wealth declines in value and sig-nificance. Computer software, a product of the mind, is the added value in world...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Raising Money http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/raising-money <div>Author: Merrill, Ronald E. | Nichols, Gaylord E.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Investors demand solid, specific, quantitative facts in order to evaluate you as well as your venture. So, your first step in the money-raising process is to do your homework, which consists of answering Five Key...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Integrated Account Management http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/integrated-account-management <div>Author: Peck, Mark A.</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Integrated Account Management </strong>presents a form of direct marketing that emphasizes a proactive, personal approach to managing customer relationships. It is considered by many as being the most effective...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Profit Zone http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/profit-zone <div>Author: Slywotzky, Adrian J. | Morrison, David J. | Andelman, Bob</div> <div>Publisher: Times Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1998</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Profit Zone</strong> is the arena of a company's economic activity where sustained high profit happens. Although every company pursues profit, few understand that going after market share and growth is not...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance How to Retire Young http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/how-retire-young <div>Author: Tauber, Edward M.</div> <div>Publisher: Dow Jones-Irwin</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>If life can be divided into three periods: schooling, working, and retirement, it can be planned in three equal installments of 25 years each-giving you a longer time in which to enjoy your later years. In addition,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Global Dreams http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/global-dreams <div>Author: Barnet, Richard J. | Cavanagh, John</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Global Dreams </strong>is an exploration of the many different ways in which the global economy changes politics, work, and families throughout the world. The authors reveal how a few hundred companies dominate...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Turning the Tables http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/turning-tables <div>Author: Burstein, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>Turning the Tables</strong> is a challenge to conventional wisdom as it concerns both the Japanese and American economies. Burstein moves beyond the classic analyses of U.S-Japan relations and illuminates long-...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Save Your Business a Bundle http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/save-your-business-bundle <div>Author: Kehrer, Daniel</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Specific and practical cost-cutting tactics for every aspect of business operations. Kehrer provides business examples that reinforce each guideline, as well as valuable resource information. It is an excellent manual...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Death of Money http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/death-money <div>Author: Kurtzman, Joel</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><strong>The Death of Money </strong>details the movement of money from a government-mandated equivalent to a new electronic form that is nothing more than a configuration of ones and zeros-the fundamental units of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Handbook of Business Valuation http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/handbook-business-valuation <div>Author: West, Thomas L. | Jones, Jeffrey D.</div> <div>Publisher: </div> <div>Published Date: 1993</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Business valuations are usually segregated into three basic categories: (1) transaction-based-mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, ESOPs, buy/sell agreements, exchange ratios, fairness opinions, LBOs, and initial...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Take This Job And Ship It http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/take-job-and-ship-it <div>Author: Dorgan, Byron L.</div> <div>Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>As big companies move their jobs to China, sell their products in America, and run their profits through the Cayman Islands to avoid taxes, they undermine American...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Secret Language of Money http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secret-language-money <div>Author: Krueger, David | Mann, John David</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/personal-growth">Personal Growth</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>If money were about math, none of us would be carrying any debt.</span><span> The numbers are simple.</span><span> What's complicated is what we do with money....</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Franchise: Freedom or Fantasy? http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/franchise-freedom-or-fantasy <div>Author: York, Mitchell</div> <div>Publisher: iUniverse, Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>We are in the midst of a worldwide economic shift. Thousands of people are losing their jobs every day. Many have experienced successful business careers, but now their employers are dumping them. Those who have lost...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Rise and Decline of Nations http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rise-and-decline-nations <div>Author: Olson, Mancur</div> <div>Publisher: Yale University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 1982</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>The years since World War II have seen rapid shifts in the relative positions of different countries and regions.</span><span> Leading political economist Mancur...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Enhancing Your Business Value http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/enhancing-your-business-value <div>Author: Jordan, Mark | Walton, Randy | Hill, Judson</div> <div>Publisher: CSI Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <dd><span>Growth is an ongoing process that occurs in many facets of our lives.</span><span> There are so many individual factors that go into creating, increasing, and...</span></dd></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Driving Business Value in an Uncertain Economy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/driving-business-value-uncertain-economy <div>Author: Jordan, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Decere Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>A common misconception among business owners is that economic and market trends are the only factors for determining business value.</span><span> When said...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Seven Rules of Wall Street http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/seven-rules-wall-street <div>Author: Stovall, Sam</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>"Sell in May, and then go away." It's an old saying, but this Wall Street adage is as relevant today as when it was first uttered. It worked once again during the market...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Pilgrimage to Warren Buffet's Omaha http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pilgrimage-warren-buffets-omaha <div>Author: Matthews, Jeff</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Booksl</div> <div>Published Date: 2009</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>They come to Omaha by the tens of thousands, flocking to an annual meeting that has become legendary for investors, businesspeople, and fans of one of the savviest...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Investing In People http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/investing-people <div>Author: Cascio, Wayne | Boudreau, John</div> <div>Publisher: FT Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Decisions about talent, human capital, and organizational effectiveness are increasingly central to the strategic success of virtually all organizations. Unfortunately, these decisions are often addressed with limited...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Selling Your Business the Easy Way http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/selling-your-business-easy-way <div>Author: Jordan, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Decere Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/relationships">Relationships</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>In "Selling Your Business the Hard Easy Way", Mark Jordan offers down-to-earth insight into the key aspects of what is potentially one of the most momentous...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Rich Dad's Guide to Investing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rich-dads-guide-investing <div>Author: Kiyosaki, Robert | Lechter, Sharon L</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Free yourself from financial hardship, have your money work hard for you, and retire at an earlier age so you can enjoy life and do the things that really matter...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Starbucks Experience http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/starbucks-experience <div>Author: Michelli, Joseph A.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2008</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/customer-focus">Customer Focus</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>Everyone is familiar with the Starbucks story. The eponymous American coffee chain has been part of peoples' lives for years now. Among other things, the company has...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Rule # 1 http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/rule-1 <div>Author: Town, Phil</div> <div>Publisher: Three Rivers Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Most Americans are trapped in mutual funds that, at best, ride the waves of the market. They diversify to spread the risk. They are in this sort of investment for the long haul. But they still lose money in market...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Top Performer http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/top-performer <div>Author: Lundin, Stephen C. | Hagerman, Carr</div> <div>Publisher: Vision Books Pvt. Ltd.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>We may work at different professions, but ultimately, we all sell something for a living -- whether it's a brand, a vision, an education, a direction, or a service...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Strategic Corporate Finance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/strategic-corporate-finance <div>Author: Pettit, Justin</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2007</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The weighted average cost of capital, value-based management, mergers and acquisitions, and risk management are important components of corporate finance today. Yet, understanding how they work and how to implement...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Profit for Life http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/profit-life <div>Author: Bragdon, Joseph H.</div> <div>Publisher: Society for Organizational Learning</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>How did companies like Nokia, Canon, Intel, HP and 3M become leaders of industry in terms of profit and quality?</span><span> Why did firms like Toyota, Southwest...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Triple Bottom Line http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/triple-bottom-line <div>Author: Savitz, Andrew W. | Karl, Weber</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>The Triple Bottom Line</strong>, authors Andrew Savitz and Karl Weber look at how businesses can prosper financially while protecting and renewing the social, environmental, and economic resources they need—...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Effective Corporate Governance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/effective-corporate-governance <div>Author: Kerr, Vindel L.</div> <div>Publisher: Outskirts Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Effective Corporate Governance is a manifesto for building highly effective Boards and corporations by balancing power, performance and profits with integrity,...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Confessions of an Economic Hit Man http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/confessions-economic-hit-man <div>Author: Perkins, John</div> <div>Publisher: John Perkins</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>In this book, Perkins paints a clear picture of how the US carved a path to become one of the most powerful countries in the world through padded economic...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Irrational Exuberance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/irrational-exuberance <div>Author: Shiller, Robert J.</div> <div>Publisher: Princeton University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>This book is concerned with the behavior of speculative markets, human vulnerability to error, and the instability of the capitalist system.</span><span> It tries...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Think and Grow Rich http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/think-and-grow-rich <div>Author: Hill, Napoleon</div> <div>Publisher: High Roads Media</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>This book is a collection of principles for the attainment of wealth and financial independence.</span><span> It was written by Napoleon Hill at the behest of...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Battle for the Soul of Capitalism http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/battle-soul-capitalism <div>Author: Bogle, John C.</div> <div>Publisher: Yale University Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Corporate scandals, under-funded pensions, and the arrest of top executives are all a part of modern corporate culture. But, it has not always been this way, and it does not have to be this way today. In <strong>The...</strong></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The 3 Financial Styles of Very Successful Leaders http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/3-financial-styles-very-successful-leaders <div>Author: Prince, E. Ted</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Leaders have widely different approaches in how they deal with money and how they approach the building of value. These personal financial traits can be linked to a company’s performance and market value.<br /><br />In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Secrets of Six-Figure Women http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/secrets-six-figure-women <div>Author: Stanny, Barbara</div> <div>Publisher: Collins</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>More and more women are making six figures and more.</span><span> In fact, statistics show that the number of women making six figures and above are rising at a...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Deals from Hell http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/deals-hell <div>Author: Bruner, Robert F.</div> <div>Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2005</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Mega-mergers and acquisitions seem to be the norm these days. They garner a lot of press, and with good reason. Shareholders, stockholders, competitors, and regulatory agencies all follow these deals with great...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Three Billion New Capitalists http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/three-billion-new-capitalists <div>Author: Rylatt, Alastair</div> <div>Publisher: Basic Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2006</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The relative economic superiority and power of the United States is quickly slipping away. This is mainly brought about by the rise of new superpowers, particularly China and India, which are ushering a third wave of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Profitable Growth Is Everyone's Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/profitable-growth-everyones-business <div>Author: Charan, Ram</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Business</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p>The bottom line for all companies is to make a profit. The higher the earnings and the profit, the better for everyone involved. The best way to do this is through...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Riding the Waves of Culture http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/riding-waves-culture <div>Author: Trompernaars, Fons | Turner, Charles Hampden</div> <div>Publisher: Nicholas Bradley Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <dd><span>There are many factors to be considered in the operation and management of business.</span><span> Capital and investment, employee performance, system efficiency...</span></dd></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Weekend Millionaire's Secret to Investing in Real Estate http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/weekend-millionaires-secret-investing-real-estate <div>Author: Summey, Mike | Dawson, Roger</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <dd><span>A great number of people today venture into real estate the way millions of people flocked to the gold rush at the beginning of the century.</span><span> We've...</span></dd></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Sacred Cows Make The Best Burgers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sacred-cows-make-best-burgers <div>Author: Kriegel, Robert | Brandt, David</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <dd><span>In the new economy driven by change and spurred by opportunities coming from all directions, where competition is tough and customers are more sophisticated and...</span></dd></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Turbo Strategy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/turbo-strategy <div>Author: Tracy, Brian</div> <div>Publisher: AMACOM</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Businesses are run mostly on auto-pilot and any problem areas are only dealt with when they are already critical, but by then it may already be too late.</span>...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Mind Your Own Business http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/mind-your-own-business <div>Author: Harman, Sidney</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Starbucks Coffee is an example of turning a passion for coffee into a successful business venture.</span><span> What started as small coffee shop in Seattle is now...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Lazy Person's Guide to Investing http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/lazy-persons-guide-investing <div>Author: Farrel, Paul B.</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Books Inc</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>This book is a guide to help procrastinators, the financially challenged, and every one who worries about investing their money to create a nest egg for retirement...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Richest Man in Babylon http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/richest-man-babylon <div>Author: Clason, George S.</div> <div>Publisher: Signet/New American Library</div> <div>Published Date: 2004</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>This "book of cures for lean purses" is a guide to financial understanding.</span><span> It offers insights that will aid you acquire money, keep money and make...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Purple Cow http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/purple-cow <div>Author: Godin, Seth</div> <div>Publisher: Portfolio</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>How do ideas spread?</span><span> Why do some charities, movies, architects, politicians, potato chips and cars succeed, while others (just as good apparently)...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The One Minute Millionaire http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/one-minute-millionaire <div>Author: Hansen, Mark Victor | Allen, Robert G.</div> <div>Publisher: Harmony Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Imagine this:</span><span> You receive a phone call from the estate of a long-lost relative.</span><span> You have inherited a million dollars in cash!</span>...</p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Baseline Revolution http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/baseline-revolution <div>Author: Johnsson, Hans V. A. | Kihlstedt, Per Erik</div> <div>Publisher: Johnsson and Kihlstedt</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-strategy">Business Strategy</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p><span>There is a serious need to rethink old methods of reporting, particularly accounting-based methods which are used for important decision-making processes of a company.</span><span> Accounting-based reporting...</span></p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Discover Your Sales Strengths http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/discover-your-sales-strengths <div>Author: Smith, Benson | Rutigliano, Tony</div> <div>Publisher: Warner Business Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>A huge number of books have been written about sales and finding one's road to success in achieving exceptional sales performance.</span><span> Like fresh-off-...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Investing In a Post-Enron World http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/investing-post-enron-world <div>Author: Jorion, Paul</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill</div> <div>Published Date: 2003</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The high-profile implosions of America's top corporations like Enron, and the questionable accounting methods of Arthur Andersen, forces investors to become wary of a company's ethical standards, and creates a need for...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Beating The Street http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/beating-street <div>Author: Lynch, Peter</div> <div>Publisher: Peter Lynch, Fireside</div> <div>Published Date: 1994</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><dl id="citationFields" class="citation-fields"> <p><span>Peter Lynch ran the Fidelity Magellan Fund for more 20 years, during which time Magellan was the number one ranked general equity fund in America.</span><span>...</span></p></dl></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Neglected Firm http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/neglected-firm <div>Author: Vasconcellos e Sa, Jorge A.</div> <div>Publisher: Palgrave Publishers Ltd</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>"When you don't know where you want to go, the wind always blows from the wrong direction." Every manager must manage two companies simultaneously: the present firm and the future firm. Neglecting the future firm will...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The New Law of Demand and Supply http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/new-law-demand-and-supply <div>Author: Kash, Rick</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday/Currency</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In his seminal treatise, <em>The Wealth of Nations</em>, Adam Smith set down the law of supply and demand, and while he did not emphasize supply over demand, during the ensuing 19th and 20th centuries, economists and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Support Economy http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/support-economy <div>Author: Zuboff, Shoshana | Maxmin, James</div> <div>Publisher: Viking Penguin India</div> <div>Published Date: 2002</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>According to Zuboff and Maxmin, the past 50 years have seen the rise of a new breed of individual, that has, over time, changed more than the organizations upon which it depends. These new individuals, in their search...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Pied Pipers of Wall Street http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/pied-pipers-wall-street <div>Author: Cole, Benjamin Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Bloomberg Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Stock traders and buyers beware. The talented talking heads of financial news gathering agencies may be part of today's hyped up age of stocks where the talented talkers of the brokerage firms could be increasing their...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Creative Destruction http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/creative-destruction <div>Author: Foster, Richard N. | Kaplan, Sarah</div> <div>Publisher: Doubleday</div> <div>Published Date: 2001</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/marketing">Marketing</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>One need only look to market indices over the past century to realize that highly revered and much-touted “built-to-last” corporations tended to underperform the market by a significant amount. McKinsey consultants,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Cashflow Quadrant http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/cashflow-quadrant <div>Author: Kiyosaki, Robert T. | Lechter, Sharon L.</div> <div>Publisher: Business Plus</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The letters in each quadrant represent the Employee, Self-Employed, Business Owner, and Investor. Discover how to move from the left side to the B and I Quadrants, where you work less, earn more, pay less taxes and...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Fortune Tellers http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/fortune-tellers <div>Author: Kurtz, Howard</div> <div>Publisher: The Free Press</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The unprecedented trade in the stock market has produced an endless demand for more and more financial information and has spawned a plethora of highly paid "experts" to supply it. On television and the Net, and in a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance A Future Perfect http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/future-perfect-0 <div>Author: Micklethwait, John</div> <div>Publisher: Times Books</div> <div>Published Date: 2000</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/productivity">Productivity</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Without a doubt, globalization-the integration of the world economy-has become the most important economic, political, and cultural phenomenon of the times, reshaping business, transforming the lives of individuals,...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance 24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/24-essential-lessons-investment-success <div>Author: O'Neil, William J.</div> <div>Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies</div> <div>Published Date: 1999</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/entrepreneurship">Entrepreneurship</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Take investment lessons from the expert. O'Neil started out with $500 just out of college, and by age 30 had purchased a seat on the New York Stock Exchange and opened his own investment management research firm. In...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Drucker on Asia http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/drucker-asia <div>Author: Drucker, Peter F. | Nakauchi, Isao</div> <div>Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann</div> <div>Published Date: 1997</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The growth economies of the world in the past ten years have been the countries of mainland Asia, as well as some countries of Latin America. Moreover, there are no longer any superpowers. Information is beginning to...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Investing From the Heart http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/investing-heart <div>Author: Brill, Jack A. | Reder, Alan</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1992</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/social-responsibility">Social Responsibility</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Brill and Reder offer a logical, user-friendly guide that does an excellent job of educating the novice investor in a language anyone can understand. They pack an incredible amount of information into one volume (...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Sense and Nonsense in Corporate Finance http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/sense-and-nonsense-corporate-finance <div>Author: Lowenstein, Louis1,2</div> <div>Publisher: Addison-Wesley</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Beginning with a set of 12 financial rules that reflects the harsh lessons of the 1980s, Lowenstein brings purpose and good sense to corporate finance. The book follows two fictional business executives (a CEO and a...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Reducing Employee Theft http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/reducing-employee-theft <div>Author: Snyder, Neil H.1,2 | Broome Jr., O. Whitfield3 | Kehoe, William J.4,5 | McIntyre Jr., James T.6 | Blair, Karen E.7</div> <div>Publisher: Quorum Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/human-resources">Human Resources</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Theft combines a well-documented report of several serious studies and a review of the professional literature. Its simple direct language and natural conversational style make if accessible to the widest audience....</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Bionomics http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/bionomics <div>Author: Rothschild, Michael</div> <div>Publisher: Henry Holt and Company</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/management">Management</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>The bionomic perspective is indeed a fresh way of observing the facts of society and the economy. In Bionomics, Rothschild not only offers a new paradigm but a new paradigm of a whole new world. The author assimilates...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance The Big Six http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/big-six <div>Author: Stevens, Mark</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1991</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/business-biographies">Business Biographies</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An exposé of the behind-the-scenes machinations, scandals, and power plays of <strong>The Big Six </strong>accounting firms. The subversion of their professionalism as they rose to prominence and success is the...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Financial Self-Defense http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/financial-self-defense <div>Author: Givens, Charles J.</div> <div>Publisher: Simon & Schuster</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>An "arsenal" of 186 Attack and Defense Strategies for combating scams, hidden charges, half-truths, and even lies perpetuated against consumers by the insurance and banking industries; automobile manufacturers, dealers...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Unlimited Wealth http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/unlimited-wealth <div>Author: Pilzer, Paul Zane</div> <div>Publisher: Crown Publishing</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/leadership">Leadership</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/technology">Technology</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>In <strong>Unlimited Wealth</strong>, Pilzer describes a new theory that challenges the very foundation of conventional economics. He draws sharp contrasts between standard economic theory (based on the scarcity of...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance Powershift http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/powershift <div>Author: Toffler, Alvin</div> <div>Publisher: Bantam Books</div> <div>Published Date: 1990</div> <div>Categories: <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/economics-finance">Economics & Finance</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/global-business">Global Business</a>, <a href="http://www.bizsum.com/summaries/category/innovation">Innovation</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><p>Toffler gives a new name (Powershift) to the rapidly unfolding events of the last decades and paints a captivating picture of the future. <strong>Powershift </strong>completes a monumental trilogy on change in our...</p></div> Business Book Summaries: Economics & Finance