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The Best Business Stories Of The Year 2002 Edition

Author: Andrew Leckey
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307480690
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“[The editors] cast their net wide, picking up some excellent stories from nontraditional sources that even avid readers of the business press may have missed.”–USA Today, on the 2001 edition Series editor Andrew Leckey and guest editor Ken Auletta have scoured the print media, consulted with the editors of major business and general interest publications, and surveyed journalism school deans to find the best business stories from the last twelve months. Among those selected: Michael Lewis on teenage stock trader Jonathan Lebed, from The New York Times Magazine; James B. Stewart on the irrepressible Michael Milken, from The New Yorker; and many others from the pages of The Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, Fortune, Rocky Mountain News, and Wired. The second annual edition continues the excellence and comprehensive range of this fascinating anthology series. From the Hardcover edition.

Best Business Crime Writing Of The Year

Author: James Surowiecki
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307424952
Size: 55.93 MB
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A year ago it would have been difficult to conceive of an anthology of stories soley devoted to corporate malfeasance. Today, the challenge has been to keep it confined to one volume. From P.J. O’Rourke’s hilarious “How To Stuff A Wild Enron,” in which he compares trying to understand Enron’s finances to trying to buy an airline ticket at the best price, to Marc Peyser’s’s perceptive look at that American institution, Martha Stewart, to Joe Nocera’s investigation of how it all went wrong, the stories here are sometimes infuriating, often entertaining, and invariably informative. Best Business Crime Writing Of The Year is a report from the front lines of the war zone that has become American business today by some of our most talented and perceptive writers. Includes: • “The New Bull Market” by Michael Kinsley from Slate • “In Praise of Corporate Corruption Boom” by Michael Lewis from Bloomberg News • “HardBall” by David McClintick from Forbes • “The Accountants’ War” by Jane Mayer from the New Yorker • “Enron Debacle Highlights the Trouble With Stock Options” by Thomas Stewart from Business 2.0 • “Investigating ImClone” by Alex Prud’homme from Vanity Fair From the Trade Paperback edition.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Google Story

Author: David A. Vise
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0440335701
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The definitive, bestselling account of the company that changed the way we work and live, updated for the twentieth anniversary of Google’s founding with analysis of its most recent bold moves to redefine the world—and its even more ambitious plans for the future. Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to, as they said, “change the world” through a powerful search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free. The Google Story takes you deep inside the company’s wild ride from an idea that struggled for funding in 1998 to a firm that today rakes in billions in profits. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to Google, this fast-moving narrative reveals how an unorthodox management style and a culture of innovation enabled a search-engine giant to shake up Madison Avenue, clash with governments that accuse it of being a monopoly, deploy self-driving cars to forever change how we travel, and launch high-flying Internet balloons. Unafraid of controversy, Google is surging ahead with artificial intelligence that could cure diseases but also displace millions of people from their jobs, testing the founders’ guiding mantra: DON’T BE EVIL. Praise for The Google Story “[The authors] do a fine job of recounting Google’s rapid rise and explaining its search business.”—The New York Times “An intriguing insider view of the Google culture.”—Harvard Business Review “An interesting read on a powerhouse company . . . If you haven’t read anything about one of today’s most influential companies, you should. If you don’t read The Google Story, you’re missing a few extra treats.”—USA Today “Fascinating . . . meticulous . . . never bogs down.”—Houston Chronicle

Forbes Greatest Investing Stories

Author: Richard Phalon
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471217409
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An exciting follow-up to the bestselling Forbes Greatest BusinessStories of All Time In the tradition of the bestselling Forbes(r) Greatest BusinessStories of All Time, Forbes(r) Greatest Investing Stories focuseson profiles of fascinating people who have achieved success in arange of investing arenas. This volume chronicles old-timeinnovators like Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing;Hetty Green, the Street's first female stock picker; T. Rowe Price,founder of one of the largest mutual fund families; and Georges F.Doriot, the driving force behind the first publicly owned venturefirm in the United States. Others featured include such modern-daylegends as Tom Bailey, founder of Janus Funds; Marty Whitman, valueinvestor supreme and manager of the Third Avenue Value Fund; andMuriel F. Siebert, the first woman admitted to the New York StockExchange. Packed with investing lessons, wisdom and even the storyof the swindle of the century, Forbes(r) Greatest Investing Storiesmakes an engrossing read and a great gift for any investor ormarket mogul. Richard Phalon (New York, NY) has been a contributing editor atForbes since 1980. He covered personal finance, Wall Street, urbanaffairs, and politics at the New York Times for sixteen yearsbefore joining Forbes. He is the author of The Takeover Barons ofWall Street and Your Money: How to Make It Work Harder Than YouDo.