Digital Wars starts in 1998, when the Internet and computing business was about to be upended – by an antitrust case, a tiny start-up and a former giant rebuilding it. Charles Arthur here examines the differing strategies of the three best-known tech companies in their battle to win control of the exploding network connecting the world. Microsoft was a giant – soon to become the highest-valued company in the world – while Apple was a minnow and Google just a start-up. By February 2012, Apple was worth more than both Microsoft and Google combined. Through the voices of former and current staff, Arthur looks at the tumultuous battle between the three companies and what their various successes meant for us.
When Genius Failed – The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
Best selling author Roger Lowenstein captures the gripping roller-coaster ride of Long-Term Capital Management,?explaining not just how the firm made and lost its money but also how the.......
Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt
From the number-one New York Times best-selling author of Liar's Poker and “one of the country's most popular business journalists” (The New York Times) Michael Lewis, comes an engaging new book about Wall Street. Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Boomerang, The Big Short, The Blind Side, Moneyball, and many others, returns to the financial [...]
The Pixar Touch : The making of a company.
The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the "fraternity of geeks" who shaped it. With the help of visionary businessman Steve Jobs..
The Alpha Masters: Unlocking the Genius of the World’s Top Hedge Funds
The Alpha Masters is the ultimate behind-the-curtain look at the hedge fund industry, unlocking the most valuable stories, secrets, and lessons directly from those who have played the game....
Insanely Simple: The Obsession that Drives Apple’s Success
As ad agency creative director, Ken Segall played a key role in Apple?s resurrection, helping to create such critical marketing campaigns as Think Different. By naming the iMac, he also laid the foundation for naming waves of i-products to come.
Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney
It's not the magic that makes it work; it's the way we work that makes it magic. The secret for creating magic in our careers, our organizations, and our lives is simple: outstanding leadership, the kind that inspires employees, delights customers, and achieves extraordinary business results. No one knows more about this kind of leadership [...]
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of the economic meltdown, the effects of [...]