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Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

Bryan Burrough, John Helyar - 2009 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Barbarians at the Gate has been called one of the most influential business books of all time -- the definitive account of the largest takeover in Wall Street history. Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's gripping account of the frenzy that overtook ...
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Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street

Michael Lewis - 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment ...
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Starving to Death on $200 Million: The Short, Absurd Life of The Industry ...

James Ledbetter - 2003 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Chronicles the short life and quick demise of the "Business Week of the Internet economy," the publishing phenomenon founded in 1998 that generated more than $200 million in revenue but was gone, along with the dot-com boom, by 2001.
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Burn Rate.: How I Survived the Goldrush Years on the Internet.

Michael Wolff - 1999 - Corporate profits - Snippet view
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Accidental empires: how the boys of Silicon Valley make their millions ...

Robert X. Cringely - 1993 - Business & Economics - Snippet view
Computer manufacturing is--after cars, energy production and illegal drugs--the largest industry in the world, and it's one of the last great success stories in American business. Accidental Empires is the trenchant, vastly readable history of ...
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Dealers of Lightning

Michael A. Hiltzik - 2009 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
In the bestselling tradition of The Soul of a New Machine, Dealers of Lightning is a fascinating journey of intellectual creation. In the 1970s and '80s, Xerox Corporation brought together a brain-trust of engineering geniuses, a group of ...
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Terry Pratchett - 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - Snippet view
The sea has taken everything. Mau is the only one left after a giant wave sweeps his island village away. But when much is taken, something is returned, and somewhere in the jungle Daphne—a girl from the other side of the globe—is the sole ...
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The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google

Nicholas G. Carr - 2008 - Computers - Limited preview
An analysis of an evolving trend in computer-based business makes predictions about what will be its role in transforming economics and culture, in an account that evaluates how the shift from private computer systems to Internet-based networks ...
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The making of Second Life: notes from the new world

Wagner James Au - 2008 - Business & Economics - Snippet view
A behind-the-scenes account of the creation, development, and potential of Linden Lab's popular virtual world evaluates its pseudo-economy, culture, and political system, citing the lucrative profits being made there by such real-world companies ...
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