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Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

Bryan Burrough, John Helyar - 2009 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book Review A #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at ...
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Liar's Poker

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 - No preview available
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 - Computer industry - Snippet view
An impressive hardcover success, with more than 40,000 copies sold, Accidental Empires is an anecdotal history of the computer industry that holds major appeal for a wide audience. Cringely focuses on the astoundingly odd personalities as well as ...
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Dealers of Lightning: Xerox PARC and the Dawn of the Computer Age

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
When the sea takes everything, including his family, Mau, forced to become a man, must find the strength within him to defy expectations and the courage to forge new beliefs. 100,000 first printing.
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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
The wholly virtual world known as Second Life has attracted more than a million active users, millions of dollars, and created its own—very real—economy. The Making of Second Life is the behind-the-scenes story of the Web 2.0 revolution's most ...
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