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  • 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$ 20.78

    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. Botty's Rules tells... more...

  • The Frackersby Gregory Zuckerman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 18.00

    ?A lively, exciting, and definitely thought-provoking book.? ? Booklist Things looked grim for American energy in 2006, but a handful of wildcatters were determined to tap massive deposits of oil and gas that giants like Exxon and Chevron had ignored. They risked everything on a new process called fracking. Within a few years, they solved America?s... more...

  • Mastering Operational Riskby Tony Blunden; John Thirlwell

    Pearson Education Limited 2012; US$ 62.63

    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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Corporate Governanceby Mike Wright; Donald S. Siegel; Kevin Keasey

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    The behavior of managers-such as the rewards they obtain for poor performance, the role of boards of directors in monitoring managers, and the regulatory framework covering the corporate governance mechanisms that are put in place to ensure managers' accountability to shareholder and other stakeholders-has been the subject of extensive media and... more...

  • The Secret Club That Runs the Worldby Kate Kelly

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    ?Commodity players are a shrewd and indomitable lot. And the contracts they trade are still so loosely regulated that the correct combination of money and skill creates irresistible opportunity. That?s why I?m only half joking when I call them the secret club that runs the world.? When most people think of the drama of global finance, they think... more...

  • Open Secretby Erin Arvedlund

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    ?Gaming the LIBOR?that is, fixing the price of money?had become just that: a game. Playing it was the price of admission to a club of men who socialized together, skied in Europe courtesy of brokers and expense accounts, and reaped million-dollar bonuses.? In the midst of the financial crisis of 2008, rumors swirled that a sinister scandal was brewing... more...

  • Bull!by Maggie Mahar

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In 1982, the Dow hovered below 1000. Then, the market rose and rapidly gained speed until it peaked above 11,000. Noted journalist and financial reporter Maggie Mahar has written the first book on the remarkable bull market that began in 1982 and ended just in the early 2000s. For almost two decades, a colorful cast of characters such as Abby Joseph... more...

  • Money-Driven Medicineby Maggie Mahar

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Why is medical care in the United States so expensive? For decades, Americans have taken it as a matter of faith that we spend more because we have the best health care system in the world. But as costs levitate, that argument becomes more difficult to make. Today, we spend twice as much as Japan on health care?yet few would argue that our health... more...