Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
In this New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller, Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue for the inherent good of both business and capitalism. Featuring some of today’s best-known and most-successful companies, they illustrate how these two forces can – and do – [...]
The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life’s Journey
The legendary boxer offers an inspirational study of the spiritual values that have shaped him and continue to transform his life, from childhood to the present day, reflecting on the deepest meanings of life, the principles and practices of Islam, moral courage, belief in God, the responsibilities of fame and family, love, and accepting challenges. [...]
Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of My Story by Steven Gerrard, read by Michael Ryan. Steven Gerrard is the former captain of Liverpool football team and of the England national football team and is the only player ever to have scored in a FA cup final, a league cup final, a UEFA cup [...]
The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World
“This book is in part a detective story. After 9/11 I knew, if I needed further reinforcement, that we are living in a new world – the world of a global capitalist economy that is vastly more flexible, resilient, open, self-correcting, and fast-changing than it was even a quarter century earlier. It’s a world that [...]
Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story
Providing a you-are-there glimpse behind closed doors in the executive suites of the Enron Corporation, the Texas governor's mansion, the Justice Department, and even the Oval Office, Conspiracy of Fools is an all-true financial and political thriller of cinematic proportions.
Michael Jackson, Inc. The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire
The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how Michael Jackson grew a billion-dollar business. Michael Jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary when it came to business. In addition to famously buying the Beatles’ publishing catalogue, Jackson was one of the first pop stars to launch [...]
This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing – and recovering – their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, “this time is different” – claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to [...]
The Players Ball: A Genius, a Con Man, and the Secret History of the Internet’s Rise
“An engrossing microcosm of the internet?s Wild West years” (Kirkus Reviews), award-winning journalist David Kushner tells the incredible battle between the founder of Match.com and the con man who swindled him out of the website Sex.com, resulting in an all-out war for control for what still powers the internet today: love and sex. In 1994, [...]
Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the 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. In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed fifty [...]
Hit Refresh The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone
Foreword by Bill Gates Microsoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era. As much a humanist as an engineer and executive, Nadella concludes with his vision for the coming [...]
Poorly Made in China: An Insider’s Account of the Tactics Behind China’s Production Game
Praise for Poorly Made in China “This fast-paced travelogue through the world of Chinese manufacturing is scary, fascinating, and very funny. Midler is not only a knowledgeable guide to the invisible underbelly of the global economy, he is a sympathetic and astute observer of China, its challenges, and its people. A great read.” –Pietra Rivoli, [...]
Hit and Run: How John Peters & Peter Guber Took Sony For A Ride
Hit and Run tells the improbable and often hilarious story of how two Hollywood film packagers went on a campaign to reinvent themselves as studio executives ? at Sony’s expense. Veteran reporters Nancy Griffin and Kim Masters chronicle the rise of Jon Peters, a former hairdresser, seventh-grade dropout, and juvenile delinquent, and his soulless soul [...]
Meltdown: A Look at Why the Economy Tanked and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse
The media tells us that “deregulation” and “unfettered free markets” have wrecked our economy and will continue to make things worse without a heavy dose of federal regulation. But the real blame lies elsewhere. In Meltdown, bestselling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., unearths the real causes behind the collapse of housing values and the stock [...]
No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller
No One Would Listen is the thrilling story of how the Harry Markopolos, a little-known number cruncher from a Boston equity derivatives firm, and his investigative team uncovered Bernie Madoff's scam years before it made headlines...
Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity
Digital technology was supposed to usher in a new age of distributed prosperity, but so far it has been used to put industrial capitalism on steroids. It’s not technology’s fault but that of an extractive, growth-driven economic operating system that has reached the limits of its ability to serve anyone, rich or poor, human or [...]
Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business
The successful country singer reveals her life since leaving home at the age of eighteen to pursue a singing career, while discussing her personal philosophies, her marriage, her friendships, and achievements.
The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History
The Wall Street Journal‘s award-winning business reporter unveils the bizarre and sinister story of how a math genius named Tom Hayes, a handful of outrageous confederates, and a deeply corrupt banking system ignited one of the greatest financial scandals in history. In 2006, an oddball group of bankers, traders and brokers from some of the [...]
The Wal-Mart Effect
Drawing on unprecedented interviews with former Wal-Mart executives and a wealth of staggering data - such as that Americans spend $36 million an hour at Wal-Mart stores - this is an intimate look at a business that is dramatically reshaping the American economy.
Chocolate Wars: From Cadbury to Kraft: 200 years of Sweet Success and Bitter Rivalry
The delicious true story of the early chocolate pioneers, by the award-winning writer and direct descendant of the famous chocolate dynasty, Deborah Cadbury.
Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer
The engrossing, often scandalous saga of one of the wealthiest, longest-lasting, and most colorful family dynasties in the history of American commerce - a cautionary tale about prosperity, profligacy, hubris, and the blessings and dark consequences of success.