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Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul
By Howard Schultz
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mpn: 33819845, ean: 9781609613822, isbn: 9781609613822,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews
In this #1 New York Times bestseller, the CEO of Starbucks recounts the story and leadership lessons behind the global coffee company's comeback and continued success.In 2008, Howard Schultz decided to return as the CEO of Starbucks to help restore its financial health and bring the company back to its core values. In Onward, he shares this remarkable story, revealing how, during one of the most tumultuous economic periods in American history, Starbucks again achieved profitability and

The Soundtrack of My Life
By Simon Schuster
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ean: 9781476714790, isbn: 1476714797,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
In The Soundtrack of My Life, music legend Clive Davis recounts an extraordinary five-decade career in the music business, while also telling a remarkable personal story of triumphs, disappointments, and encounters with some of the greatest musical artists of our time, including Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, Barry Manilow, the Grateful Dead, Patti Smith, Whitney Houston, Carlos Santana, Dionne Warwick, Aretha Franklin, and Alicia Keys.Orphaned in his teens, Davis earned a full

Kialoa US-1 Dare to Win: In Business In Sailing In Life
By Brand: Smith/Kerr Assoc
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mpn: black & white illustrations, colour illu, ean: 9780983062257, isbn: 0983062250,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
Jim Kilroy’s long awaited autobiography is the no-hold-barred, behind the scenes story of commerce and competition; of what it takes to succeed; of adventure and glory on the high seas. Kilroy’s ocean racing yachts, all name Kialoa, amassed a record of victories that remains unrivalled in the highest levels of Grand Prix racing. In this lavishly illustrated full-color book he shares his secrets and his tale.Used Book in Good Condition.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
By Plume
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ean: 9780452287082, isbn: 0452287081,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews
From the author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, comes an exposé of international corruption, and an inspired plan to turn the tide for future generationsWith a presidential election around the corner, questions of America's military buildup, environmental impact, and foreign policy are on everyone's mind. Former Economic Hit Man John Perkins goes behind the scenes of the current geopolitical crisis and offers bold solutions to our most pressing

Trading Bases: How a Wall Street Trader Made a Fortune Betting on Baseball
By New American Library
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ean: 9780451415172, isbn: 0451415175,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 36 reviews
An ex–Wall Street trader improved on Moneyball’s famed sabermetrics and beat the Vegas odds with his own betting methods. Here is the story of how Joe Peta turned fantasy baseball into a dream come true. Joe Peta turned his back on his Wall Street trading career to pursue an ingenious—and incredibly risky—dream. He would apply his risk-analysis skills to Major League Baseball, and treat the sport like the S&P 500. In Trading Bases, Peta takes us on his journey from the ballpark in San

Developing: My Life
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ean: 9780991026357, isbn: 0991026357,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews
• Wide-ranging, captivating, and deeply introspective, the memoir of William Zeckendorf Jr. (1929-2014) documents the celebrated real estate developer's impact on New York City, Washington, D.C., and Santa Fe • A glimpse inside the high-stakes world of real estate development, from finding a property to securing financing to hiring an architect to constructing the building to seeing it profitably occupied • A history of New York in the 1970s and 1980s, from one of the people most

The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family
By Vintage
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mpn: 45332115, ean: 9780525431831, isbn: 0525431837,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 78 reviews
From the Pulitzer Prize–winning bestselling author of Alexander Hamilton, the inspiration for the hit Broadway musical, comes this definitive biography of the Warburgs, one of the great German-Jewish banking families of the twentieth century.Bankers, philanthropists, scholars, socialites, artists, and politicians, the Warburgs stood at the pinnacle of German (and, later, of German-American) Jewry. They forged economic dynasties, built mansions and estates, assembled libraries, endowed

The Rediscovered Benjamin Graham: Selected Writings of the Wall Street Legend
By Wiley
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ean: 9780471244721, isbn: 0471244724,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews
''The sillier the market's behavior, the greater the opportunity forthe business-like investor. Follow Graham and you will profit fromfolly rather than participate in it.''-Warren E. Buffett.''[Graham] is the genius who literally created the framework forinvestment analysis that leads to successful investing. Like thatother genius Edison, Graham created light where there was none.''-Bill Ruane, Sequoia Fund.''It's never the wrong time to invoke the name of Benjamin Graham,value investor par

When the Wolves Bite: Two Billionaires, One Company, and an Epic Wall Street Battle
By PublicAffairs
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ean: 9781610398275, isbn: 1610398270,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 141 reviews
The inside story of the clash of two of Wall Street's biggest, richest, toughest, most aggressive players--Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman--and Herbalife, the company caught in the middleWith their billions of dollars and their business savvy, activist investors Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman have the ability to move markets with the flick of a wrist. But what happens when they run into the one thing in business they can't control: each other?This fast-paced book tells the story of the clash of these

Never Lost Again: The Google Mapping Revolution That Sparked New Industries and Augmented Our Reality
By HarperBusiness
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ean: 9780062673046, isbn: 0062673041,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 122 reviews
As enlightening as The Facebook Effect, Elon Musk, and Chaos Monkeys—the compelling, behind-the-scenes story of the creation of one of the most essential applications ever devised, and the rag-tag team that built it and changed how we navigate the worldNever Lost Again chronicles the evolution of mapping technology—the ''overnight success twenty years in the making.'' Bill Kilday takes us behind the scenes of the tech’s development, and introduces to the team that gave us not only Google

The King of Content: Sumner Redstone's Battle for Viacom, CBS, and Everlasting Control of His Media Empire
By HarperBusiness
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ean: 9780062654090, isbn: 0062654098,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews
The remarkable story of Sumner Redstone, his family legacy, and the battles for all he controls.Sumner Murray Redstone, who lived by the credo ''content is king,'' leveraged his father’s chain of drive-in movie theaters into one of the world’s greatest media empires through a series of audacious takeovers designed to ensure his permanent control. Over the course of this meteoric rise, he made his share of enemies and feuded with nearly every member of his family.In The King of Content,

Out Where the West Begins: Profiles, Visions, and Strategies of Early Western Business Leaders
By Cloud Camp Press
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mpn: illustrations, ean: 9780990550204, isbn: 9780990550204,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
Between 1800 and 1920, an extraordinary cast of bold innovators and entrepreneurs—individuals such as Cyrus McCormick, Brigham Young, Henry Wells and James Fargo, Fred Harvey, Levi Strauss, Adolph Coors, J. P. Morgan, and Buffalo Bill Cody—helped lay the groundwork for what we now call the American West. They were people of imagination and courage, adept at maneuvering the rapids of change, alert to opportunity, persistent in their missions. They had big ideas they were not afraid to test.

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
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ean: 9781501135927, isbn: 9781501135927,

4.2 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
In this instant and tenacious New York Times bestseller, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” (Booklist, starred review), illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.Bill Gates named Shoe Dog one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest

Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street’s Great Railroad War
By Univ Of Minnesota Press
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ean: 9780816683642, isbn: 0816683646,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews
In 1901, the Northern Pacific was an unlikely prize: a twice-bankrupt construction of the federal government, it was a two-bit railroad (literally—five years back, its stock traded for twenty-five cents a share). But it was also a key to connecting eastern markets through Chicago to the rising West. Two titans of American railroads set their sights on it: James J. Hill, head of the Great Northern and largest individual shareholder of the Northern Pacific, and Edward Harriman, head of the

I Love Capitalism!: An American Story
By Portfolio
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ean: 9780735216242, isbn: 9780735216242,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 83 reviews
New York Times BestsellerIconoclastic entrepreneur and New York legend Ken Langone tells the compelling story of how a poor boy from Long Island became one of America's most successful businessmen.Ken Langone has seen it all on his way to a net worth beyond his wildest dreams. A pillar of corporate America for decades, he's a co-founder of Home Depot, a former director of the New York Stock Exchange, and a world-class philanthropist (including $200 million for NYU's Langone Health). In this

Genuine Authentic: The Real Life of Ralph Lauren
By William Morrow Paperbacks
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ean: 9780062853516, isbn: 0062853511,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews
A fascinating and comprehensive look into the life of American fashion designer Ralph Lauren, now with an afterword.“ admiring.”—New York TimesThere are at least two Ralph Laurens. To the public he's a gentle, modest, yet secure and purposeful man. Inside the walls of Polo Ralph Lauren, though, he was long seen by some as a narcissist, an insecure ditherer, and, at times, a rampaging tyrant. Michael Gross, author of the bestsellers Model and 740 Park,

The Match King: Ivar Kreuger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals
By PublicAffairs
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ean: 9781586488123, isbn: 1586488120,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 132 reviews
At the height of the roaring '20s, Swedish émigré Ivar Kreuger made a fortune raising money in America and loaning it to Europe in exchange for matchstick monopolies. His enterprise was a rare success story throughout the Great Depression. Yet after his suicide in 1932, it became clear that Kreuger was not all he seemed: evidence surfaced of fudged accounting figures, off-balance-sheet accounting, even forgery. He created a raft of innovative financial products— many of them precursors to

The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy
By Holt Paperbacks
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mpn: 35 black & white photographs, ean: 9780805081343, isbn: 0805081348,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
''Makes a reader feel like a time traveler plopped down among men who were by turns vicious and visionary.''―The Christian Science MonitorThe modern American economy was the creation of four men: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan. They were the giants of the Gilded Age, a moment of riotous growth that established America as the richest, most inventive, and most productive country on the planet. Acclaimed author Charles R. Morris vividly brings the men and their

When Horses Pulled the Plow: Life of a Wisconsin Farm Boy, 1910–1929 (Wisconsin Land and Life)
By University of Wisconsin Press
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ean: 9780299282042, isbn: 9780299282042,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 111 reviews
In 1910, when Olaf F. Larson was born to tenant livestock and tobacco farmers in Rock County, Wisconsin, the original barn still stood on the property. It was filled with artifacts of an earlier time—an ox yoke, a grain cradle, a scythe used to cut hay by hand. But Larson came of age in a brave new world of modern inventions—tractors, trucks, combines, airplanes—that would change farming and rural life forever.            When Horses Pulled the Plow is Larson’s account of

The Art of the Trade: What I Learned (and Lost) Trading the Chicago Futures Markets
By Wiley
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ean: 9780470138991, isbn: 0470138998,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 147 reviews
The Art of the Trade is a searing portrait of the futures and options industry as seen through the eyes of someone who has participated in this arena for more than twenty years. On one level, it's a brutally honest, no-punches-pulled look at the individuals and institutions that comprise this unique community. On another level, The Art of the Trade is a personal story of the challenges author Alan Jankovsky faced as he battled the markets, the brokerage industry, and his own early penchant for

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