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The classic warts-­and-­all portrait of the 1980s financial scene.

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Named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Business Week, and GQ, THE CHIEF: THE LIFE OF WILLIAM RANDOLPH HEARST is “an absorbing and ingeniously organized biography . . . of the most powerful publisher America has ever known” (New York Times Book Review). Drawing on papers and interviews that were previously unavailable, as well as on newly released documentation of interactions with such figures as Hitler, Mussolini, Churchill, every president from Grover Cleveland to Franklin Roosevelt, and movie giants Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner, and Irving Thalberg, David Nasaw completes the picture of this colossal American “engagingly, lucidly and fair-­mindedly” (Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.­).
“Outstandingly researched, elegantly but not flamboyantly written, and fair in its conclusions about Hearst’s astonishing career” (Wall Street Journal), THE CHIEF “must be regarded as the definitive study . . . It’s hard to imagine a more . . .

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In the 1940s, the name Henry J. Kaiser was magic. Based on the success of his shipyards, Kaiser was hailed by the national media as the force behind a 'can-­do' production miracle and credited by the American public with doing more to help President Roosevelt win World War II than any other civilian. Kaiser also built an empire in construction, cement, magnesium, steel, and aluminum--­all based on government contracts, government loans, and changes in government regulations. In this book, Stephen Adams offers Kaiser's story as the first detailed case study of 'government entrepreneurship.­' Taking a fresh look at the birth of modern business-­government relations, he explores the symbiotic connection forged between FDR and Kaiser. Adams shows that while Kaiser capitalized on opportunities provided by the growth of the federal government, FDR found in Kaiser an industrial partner whose enterprises embodied New Deal goals. The result of a confluence of administration policy and . . .

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is a free-­wheeling account of life at Mattel during the “Golden Age” of the sixties and early seventies. This is the first book written by two toy designers who actually worked in the wonderful, top secret circus of Mattel’s Research and Design. relates the genius, the hilarity and the craziness that, Gwen Florea and Glenda Phinney encountered in the workplace and their roles in making Talking Barbie a reality. In their well-­written intersecting personal memoirs, the authors reveal the inside story of how Barbie got her voice, and why Barbie’s figure took the unrealistic shape that it did. There are both humorous and poignant stories about the antics of the toy designers and executives of Mattel. These historical events are interwoven with an honest and very readable account of the loves, marriages, and the blindly sexist business world, which triggered development of a feminine consciousness in each woman. What do Barbie Dolls do when they grow up? They have amazing lives and . . .

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"Non permetterò che qualcuno scopra la nostra magia perché non voglio che qualcuno la copi". Con queste parole Tim Cook, CEO di Apple, ha sintetizzato uno dei maggiori paradossi attuali: se i prodotti della Mela sono conosciuti in tutto il mondo, ben poco si sa di quello che accade nel quartier generale di Cupertino. Adam Lashinsky è riuscito a violare quella cortina impenetrabile. Grazie a testimonianze interne, fonti riservate, colloqui con ex dipendenti di tutti i livelli, svela il dietro le quinte di Apple e indaga su una delle grandi ossessioni di Steve Jobs: la segretezza. L'autore parla delle strategie di management che hanno consentito a Jobs di plasmare l'azienda a sua immagine e somiglianza, ma anche delle procedure inconsuete che hanno contribuito a creare il "culto della Mela". Come le riunioni carbonare Top 100, quelle dei manager di prima linea scelti secondo gli imperscrutabili criteri di Jobs e deportati in un luogo segreto. O le pareti divisorie erette in una . . .

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"Ti dirò come diventare ricco. Chiudi la porta. Sii cauto quando gli altri sono avidi. Sii avido quando gli altri sono cauti" Warren Buffett. Per la prima volta in Italia una monografia si dedica interamente all’aspetto psicologico, strategico ed operativo di un uomo che ha saputo accumulare una fortuna favolosa, battendo il mercato anno dopo anno per un periodo di tempo così lungo da non sembrare reale. Pensare ed investire come Warren Buffett può aprire finalmente le porte ad un mondo tanto spettacolare quanto inafferrabile. In questo libro imparerai velocemente le basi teoriche, gli aneddoti e le tecniche per acquistare in modo intelligente i tuoi investimenti, crearti una protezione contro i movimenti speculativi del mercato ed investire in business in grado di battere il mercato come non ritenevi nemmeno possibile.

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It’s not good enough to want it. You’ve got to know how to get it. Real estate titan, bestselling author, and TV star Donald J. Trump is the man to teach you the billionaire mind-­set–how to think about money, career skills, and life. Here is crucial advice on investing in real estate from the expert, everything from dealing with brokers to renovating to assessing the value of property, buying and selling, and securing a mortgage. Trump will show you how to cut costs, decide how much risk to assume in your investments, and divide up your portfolio. He’ll also teach you how to impress anyone, how to correct or criticize someone effectively, and how to know if your friends are loyal–everything you need to know to get ahead.­And once you’ve earned your money, you’ve got to learn to spend it well. Trump presents his consumer guide to the best things in life, from wine to golf clubs to engagement rings. Check out the billionaire lifestyle–how they shop and what they buy. Even if you’re . . .

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Philip Green, owner of, amongst much else, British Home Stores, reached billionaire status faster than anyone else in British history. Today he is worth £3.­6 billion and is reckoned to be the country’s fourth richest citizen. A middle-­class Jewish boy from North London who left school at fifteen, Green started and failed with four businesses before he made it with Jean Jeannie, which he sold to Lee Cooper for an enormous profit that set him on the road to fame and fortune. But there were pitfalls on the way, his involvement with Amber Day, a public company, left him with an abiding dislike for both the City establishment and outside investors. Ever since, he has relied upon a close group of like-­minded entrepreneurs, including the Barclay twins, to help fund his buccaneering forays into Britain’s High Streets. The authors describe Green’s takeover and highly profitable break up of the Sears empire and his first audacious attempt to seize control of Marks & Spencer at the end of . . .

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Muhammad Yunus is that rare thing: a bona fide visionary. His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world. In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minuscule loans. Grameen Bank, based on the belief that credit is a basic human right, not the privilege of a fortunate few, now provides over 2.­5 billion dollars of micro-­loans to more than two million families in rural Bangladesh. Ninety-­four percent of Yunus's clients are women, and repayment rates are near 100 percent. Around the world, micro-­lending programs inspired by Grameen are blossoming, with more than three hundred programs established in the United States alone. is Muhammad Yunus's memoir of how he decided to change his life in order to help the world's poor. In it he traces the intellectual and spiritual journey that led him to fundamentally rethink the economic relationship between rich and poor, . . .

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