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  • Revolt in the Boardroomby Alan Murray

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.21

    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...

  • On Money and Markets: A Wall Street Memoirby Henry Kaufman

    McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 24.95

    A leader’s provocative look at 20th century financial markets Henry Kaufman, former vice Chairman of Salomon Brothers, was a key Wall Street figure in the 70s and 80s. His projections about interest rates, bond performance, unemployment, and government debt impacted monetary policy in more than one presidential administration, and prompted swings in... more...

  • The Last Partnerships: Inside the Great Wall Street Dynastiesby Charles R. Geisst

    McGraw-Hill Education 2001; US$ 19.95

    They laid the foundations of American finance and defined the American brand of capitalism. They bankrolled wars, were the impetus behind the building of the first transcontinental railroad system, and fueled a fledgling nation’s grandiose dreams of empire. S&M Allen, J. P. Morgan & Co., Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers...they were the great Wall Street... more...

  • Blue Blood and Mutinyby Patricia Beard

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 15.99

    The inside story of the power struggle that rocked Wall Street's most prestigious financial institution. What began with a shot over the bow ended in a shocking coup d'etat. In less than four months a group of eight retired executives orchestrated a stunning revolt within Morgan Stanley, the venerable and—until recently—most successful... more...

  • Bull!by Maggie Mahar

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Serpent on the Rockby Kurt Eichenwald

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.99

    A real-life thriller—the story of kickbacks and payoffs, of shady deals struck in secret with known felons; a story in which half a million people lose enormous sums—some their life’s savings—in the largest securities fraud of the 1980s, with names like Onassis and Bush numbered among the victims. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Morals and Marketsby D. Friedman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 38.00

    In this book, economist and evolutionary game theorist Daniel Freidman demonstrates that our moral codes and our market systems, while often in conflict, are really devices evolved to achieve similar ends, and that society functions best when morals and markets are in balance with each other. more...

  • Hope Is Not a Methodby Gordon R. Sullivan; Michael V. Harper

    The Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95

    Since the end of the Cold War, the United States Army has been reengineered and downsized more thoroughly than any other business. In the early 1990s, General Sullivan, army chief of staff, and Colonel Harper, his key strategic planner, took the post-Cold War army into the Information Age. Faced with a 40 percent reduction in staff and funding, they... more...

  • IT Governance to Drive High Performanceby Robert E. Kress

    IT Governance Ltd 2010; US$ 29.90

    This pocket guide provides you with an insider’s detailed description of Accenture’s IT governance policy and details its governance structure. It shows how effective IT governance links IT strategy and IT decisions to Accenture’s business strategy and business priorities.  more...

  • The High-Purpose Companyby Christine Arena

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    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...