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  • The Purchasing Machineby R. David Nelson; Patricia E. Moody; Jon Stegner

    Free Press 2001; Not Available

    Every day companies leave billions of dollars in invisible, unrealized savings on the table because of poor supply chain management practices. Now supply management experts Dave Nelson, Patricia E. Moody, and Jonathan Stegner show not only how leading companies recoup these savings through their mastery of target costing, value engineering, and supplier... more...

  • Exposureby Michael Woodford

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 14.99

    When Michael Woodford was made president of Olympus, he became the first Westerner ever to climb to the top of one of Japan?s corporate giants. Unfortunately, soon after, his dream job turned into a nightmare. Woodford learned about a series of bizarre mergers and acquisitions deals totaling $1.7 billion?a scandal that threatened to bring down the... more...

  • Revolt in the Boardroomby Alan Murray

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Throughout the 20th century, American corporations were governed by autocratic, almost unaccountable chief executives. Their word was law and the only check on their power was a board of directors composed of their friends and allies. Then, in a stunning reversal, a momentous series of firings deposed the heads of some of the world's best-known companies:... more...

  • The High-Purpose Companyby Christine Arena

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    In The High?Purpose Company, corporate strategist and researcher Christine Arena shows that some extraordinary companies are driven by purpose, whereas others simply pretend to be. The High?Purpose Company draws a clear line in the sand, enabling readers to easily distinguish between these two groups??and make a giant leap forward. Using a groundbreaking... more...

  • The Firmby Duff McDonald

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 30.00

    It ranks among the unquestioned laws of American big business over the last half century: If you want to be taken seriously, you hire McKinsey & Company. FOUNDED IN 1926, McKINSEY CAN LAY CLAIM to the following partial list of accomplishments: its consultants have ushered in waves of structural, financial, and technological change to the nation?s... more...

  • Icon in Crisisby Ron Sandland; Graham Thompson

    University of New South Wales Press 2012; US$ 39.99

    An insider?s account of the transformation?and recovery from potential ruin?of Australia?s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), this book details how the iconic research agency reinvented itself through its National Flagship Initiative. In 2001, facing the threat of funding cuts and potential loss of reputation, the... more...

  • Goldman Sachsby Lisa J. Endlich

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00

    The history, mystique, and remarkable success of Goldman Sachs, the world's premier investment bank, are examined in unprecedented depth in this fascinating and authoritative study. Former Goldman Sachs Vice President Lisa Endlich draws on an insider's knowledge and access to all levels of management to bring to life this unique company that has long... more...

  • Botty's Rulesby Nigel Botterill

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.18

    If you're in business and want to make it big you need to know the rules of success. Nigel Botterill had a successful corporate career for many years until one day, aged 36, he decided to step off the corporate ladder and make it on his own. Since then, Nigel has built five separate multi-million-pound businesses from scratch. ... more...

  • The Frackersby Gregory Zuckerman

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 14.99

    Everyone knew it was crazy to try to extract oil and natural gas buried in shale rock deep below the ground. Everyone, that is, except a few reckless wildcatters - who risked their careers to prove the world wrong. Things looked grim for American energy in 2006. Oil production was in steep decline and natural gas was hard to find. The Iraq... more...

  • Mastering Operational Riskby Tony Blunden; John Thirlwell

    Pearson Education Limited 2012; US$ 70.72

    Operational risk arises in all businesses.  It is a broad term and can relate to internal processes, people, and systems, as well as external events. All listed companies, charities and the public sector must make risk judgements and assessments and company managers have an increasing responsibility to ensure that these assessments are robust and... more...