The Last of the Imperious Rich

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Published: 2012-03-27

ISBN: 9781591844327

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

Synopsis

"Chapman weaves a fascinating story framed in the history of the times during which Lehman Brothers helped shape financial markets." -Booklist In 1844 Henry Lehman arrived in the United States from Germany and, with his brother Emanuel, established a modest cotton brokering firm that would come to be called Lehman Brothers. In 2008 Dick Fuld, the last CEO of Lehman Brothers, filed for corporate bankruptcy amid one of the worst financial crises in American history. After 164 years one of the largest and most respected investment banks in the world was gone, leaving everyone wondering,

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Price: $16.00


The Idea Factory

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Published: 2012-03-15

ISBN: 9781594203282

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

Synopsis

Jon Gertner grew up in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey—just a few hundred yards away from Bell Labs. He has been a writer for the New York Times Magazine since 2004 and is currently an editor at Fast Company magazine. He lives in New Jersey, with his wife and two children.

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Price: $29.95


One Click

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Published: 2011-10-27

ISBN: 9781591843757

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

Amazon’s business model is deceptively simple: Make online shopping so easy and convenient that customers won’t think twice. It can almost be summed up by the button on every page: "Buy now with one click."Why has Amazon been so successful? Much of it has to do with Jeff Bezos, the CEO and founder, whose unique combination of character traits and business strategy have driven Amazon to the top of the online retail world.Richard Brandt charts Bezos’s rise from computer nerd to world- changing entrepreneur. His success can be credited to his forward-looking insights and ruthless business

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Price: $25.95


The Hellhound of Wall Street

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Published: 2011-09-27

ISBN: 9780143120032

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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"Ferdinand Pecora’s famous 10-day investigation into the secrets of Wall Street in 1933 makes a superb story…It has an ideal storyteller in Michael Perino." -Financial Times A riveting courtroom drama with remarkable contemporary relevance, The Hellhound of Wall Street brings to life a crucial turning point in American financial history: the 1933 hearings that put Wall Street on trial for the Great Crash. Michael Perino recreates the ten dramatic days when Ferdinand Pecora, a Sicilian immigrant turned Senate investigator, cross-examined the officers of National City Bank (today’s

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Price: $17.00


Good Guys and Bad Guys

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Published: 2011-08-30

ISBN: 9781591844396

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Portfolio Trade

Synopsis

The greatest columns and profiles by the bestselling coauthor of All the Devils Are Here. What’s it like to be a top tobacco executive when your kid asks you about smoking? How did a young liberal arts major become the hottest tech-stock analyst of the ’90s, and why did he self-destruct? How did one family’s dysfunction change the media landscape?Some people think business journalism is all about balance sheets, income statements, and earnings per share. But if you want to answer the really interesting questions-about heroes and hucksters, visionaries and madmen, and other larger-than-life

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Super Mario

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Published: 2011-08-04

ISBN: 9781591844051

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

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The story of Nintendo’s rise and the beloved icon who made it possible. Nintendo has continually set the standard for video-game innovation in America, starting in 1981 with a plucky hero who jumped over barrels to save a girl from an ape. The saga of Mario, the portly plumber who became the most successful franchise in the history of gaming, has plot twists worthy of a video game. Jeff Ryan shares the story of how this quintessentially Japanese company found success in the American market. Lawsuits, Hollywood, die- hard fans, and face-offs with Sony and Microsoft are all part of the drama. Find

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Price: $26.95


More Money Than God

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Published: 2011-05-31

ISBN: 9780143119418

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

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“Splendid…the definitive history of the hedge fund, a compelling narrative full of larger-than-life characters and dramatic tales.” — The Washington Post Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge fund moguls have become the It Boys of twenty-first- century capitalism. Beating the market was long thought to be impossible, but hedge funds cracked its mysteries and made fortunes in the process. Drawing on his unprecedented access to the industry, esteemed financial writer Sebastian Mallaby tells the inside story of the hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s to their role in the

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The Hellhound of Wall Street

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Published: 2010-10-14

ISBN: 9781594202728

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

Synopsis

A gripping account of the underdog Senate lawyer who unmasked the financial wrongdoing that led to the Crash of 1929 and forever changed the relationship between Washington and Wall Street. In The Hellhound of Wall Street, Michael Perino recounts in riveting detail the 1933 hearings that put Wall Street on trial for the Great Crash. Never before in American history had so many financial titans been called to account before the public, and they had come within a few weeks of emerging unscathed. By the time Ferdinand Pecora, a Sicilian immigrant and former New York prosecutor, took over as chief

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Price: $27.95


The Last of the Imperious Rich

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Published: 2010-09-02

ISBN: 9781591843092

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover

Synopsis

On September 11, 1844, Henry Lehman arrived in New York City on a boat from Germany. Soon after, he moved to Montgomery, Alabama, where he and his brother Emanuel established a modest cotton brokering firm that would come to be called Lehman Brothers. On September 15, 2008, Dick Fuld, the last CEO of Lehman Brothers, filed for corporate bankruptcy amid one of the worst financial crises in American history. After 164 years, one of the largest and most respected investment banks in the world was gone, leaving everyone wondering, “How could this have happened?” Peter Chapman, an editor and writer

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More Money Than God

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Published: 2010-06-10

ISBN: 9781594202551

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

Synopsis

The first authoritative history of hedge funds-from their rebel beginnings to their role in defining the future of finance. Based on author Sebastian Mallaby’s unprecedented access to the industry, including three hundred hours of interviews, More Money Than God tells the inside story of hedge funds, from their origins in the 1960s and 1970s to their role in the financial crisis of 2007-2009. Wealthy, powerful, and potentially dangerous, hedge fund moguls have become the It Boys of twenty-first ­century capitalism. Ken Griffin of Citadel started out trading convertible bonds from his dorm

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Price: $29.95


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