This biography will explore this legendary fund manager's role in the development and popularity of hedge funds, examine his investment methodology and strategy, and look at the growth of his fund and his 'Tigers'—individuals who have gone on to great success themselves. THE ACCIDENTAL BILLIONAIRES shows, with compulsively readable verve, an American Dream polluted by sex, greed, betrayal and excess. In the process, he became one of the city's most important business leaders, and he laid the foundation for a family that would contribute considerably to the city's growth and welfare for much of the next hundred years, becoming one of the world's most recognizable names in industry, innovation, and philanthropy. Library Journal, Call Number: HD30.15 .B43x 2001 (Library West, Business Reference), ISBN: 1855068710.2vols.Thoemmes, 1130p.$550.00. Both outsiders at Harvard, the two boys shared a geeky awkwardness - especially when it came to matters of the opposite sex.
An innovative businessman, a great raconteur, a genuine legend in his own lifetime, David Ogilvy is one of a kind.
But without family money or innate charisma, Eduardo and Mark turned to their natural talents and hacked into the administration's computer system, pulled up a picture of every female student and designed a complex alogarithm named FaceSmash that allowed users to rank their 'hotness'.
This two-volume reference work provides students and general readers easy access to information on African American business leaders, companies, associations, and other business subjects. Call Number: CT275.V23 S85 2009 (Library West), ISBN: 9780375415425.AlfredA.Knopf, 719p.$45.00.
The Medicis practically invented modern international finance, building a web of political connections to build their immensely profitable bank and create unprecedented wealth for themselves.
A winning memoir and a powerful call to arms, Grace and Grit is the story of a true American icon. Call Number: HD9696.63.U62 E447 2002 (Library West). Call Number: HF5548.325.C6C48 2016 (Library West, On Order). They became heroes in the university and on the battlefield—both had important careers in the Israeli military—and their research was deeply linked to their extraordinary life experiences. Using previously unreleased archives, Edward J. Renehan Jr. narrates the compelling life of Cornelius Vanderbilt: willful progenitor of modern American business. But Lee Iacocca didn’t get mad, he got even. the caller asked. The man with Wall Street's best known generic name has written an autobiography that keeps you up late to finish. Based on in-depth study and interviews with classmates and Microsoft insiders, Fredric Alan Maxwell vividly brings to life one of the technology industry's most colorful and controversial figures: Steven Anthony Ballmer. There are at least two Ralph Laurens.
. Entrepreneurs. The Elephant and the Flea is a fitting capstone to Handy's brilliant career and colorful life. Here is a life that will captivate Wall Streeters & history buffs alike. From Alexander Hamilton to Andrew Jackson, the authors focus on the lives of nine Americans in particular—some famous, some unknown, others misunderstood, but all among our nation’s financial founding fathers. In Leo Melamed: Escape to the Futures, you'll meet the man behind the legend." From the son who may have been shot by a chorus girl to the great-great grandson who used his millions to create Hollywood fantasies, Field s descendants have caromed wildly between rebellion and folly. Call Number: HD9999.D622 M375 1999 (Library West), ISBN: 0812930584.TimesBusiness, 332p.$24.95.
Call Number: HD9696.2.A454 D48 2000 (Library West), ISBN: 076790432X.BroadwayBooks, 321p.$26.00. The story's stars are "an unusual breed of investors" called quants, who "used brain-twisting math and super-powered computers to pluck billions in fleeting dollars out of the market." Mallaby presents Wolfensohn as forcefully advocating self-determination for poor countries but finds that Wolfensohn has been "obliged to reckon" with the U.S.'s varying agendas "and generally with the shifting appetites of his rich political masters." He also describes his recovery from a 1981 airplane crash, which left him temporarily without a short-term memory. The Father of Spin is the first full-length biography of the legendary Edward L. Bernays, who, beginning in the 1920s, was one of the first and most successful practioners of the art of public relations. He was a larger-than-life character who was rarely out of the headlines. Versace. To get a true portrait of the woman whose work ethic is her personal life, Byron delves into the underreported facets of Martha's past, such as the effects her challenging childhood and years on Wall Street have had on her uncompromising business acumen. Everyone Else Must Fail raises the question of whether Oracle’s products and the reliance placed in them by so many are too important to be subject to the whims of one man. Drawing upon extensive, unparalleled research— including nearly fifty previously undiscovered essays highlighting Hamilton's fiery journalism as well as his revealing missives to colleagues and friends—this biography of the extraordinarily gifted founding father who galvanized, inspired, and scandalized the newborn nation is the work by which all others will be measured.
A master at explaining the economic weather to captains of industry, he translated that skill into advising Richard Nixon in his 1968 campaign. But by the 1930s, they were bitter rivals in New York, the rulers of dueling international beauty empires that would forever change the way women thought about cosmetics, salons, and wrinkles. The shouting among the traders, the movement of their bodies and hands, captivated me like nothing before ... there was a life force on that floor that was magical and exciting, and though I didn't understand what was going on, I wanted to be a part of it. Steinhardt, one of the most successful money managers in the history of Wall Street, is also known for his philanthropic activities, particularly in the Jewish community. Cable Cowboy is at once a penetrating portrait of Malone's complex persona, and a captivating history of the cable TV industry. That is not to say this is a particularly flattering profile.
Welch has transported GE into the new economy with his management style, his forward-thinking approach to new technology, and by encouraging creativity among his employees. Opening more than 100 branch offices across the nation by 1950, his firm solicited millions of middle-class households and became famous for bringing "Wall Street to Main Street" in the post-World War II era. "This is Steve Jobs. John Maynard Keynes, the mercurial Cambridge economist, believed that government had a duty to spend when others would not. The result is a remarkable volume about high-level wheeling and dealing set against startling stories of the business and social interconnections between Wasserman and almost everyone everywhere-from the White House and major corporate entities, to famous members of the Hollywood community, to unions and the underworld. Following the first quant, Beat the Market author Ed Thorp, from his graduate school days in 1955, and introducing others like Peter Muller and Ken Griffin as they established funds at major investment firms, Patterson spins a fascinating story of riches amassed for a few and, inevitably, lost for many: a collapsing hedge fund, "imploding under the weight of toxic subprime assets," took down the system "like a massive avalanche started by a single loose boulder. Lawyer, judge, banker, classics professor, and councilman, Thomas Mellon greatly influenced the fortunes of his hometown, Pittsburgh, throughout the nineteenth century. He could go head-to-head with the likes of J. P. Morgan, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and the U.S. Treasury and almost always outsmart them. The definitive biography of the most important economic statesman of our time Sebastian Mallaby's magisterial biography of Alan Greenspan, the product of over five years of research based on untrammeled access to his subject and his closest professional and personal intimates, brings into vivid focus the mysterious point where the government and the economy meet.
Growing up in working-class Boston, English discovers a medium for his talents the first time he sees a computer. As the stock market crash of 1929 plunged the world into turmoil, two men emerged with competing claims on how to restore balance to economies gone awry. Call Number: HF5810.L3 C78 2010 (Library West), ISBN: 9781591393085.HarvardBusinessReviewPress, 435p.$27.95. A newsbreaking study,Private Empireis a defining portrait of ExxonMobil and the place of Big Oil in American politics and foreign policy. --David Beckham "Tommy is one of the most genuine people I know! ", Call Number: PS3535.A547 Z587 2009 (Library West), ISBN: 9780195324877.OxfordUniversityPress,369p.$27.95. For six years, as she led HP through drastic changes and a controversial merger, Fiorina was the subject of endless analysis, debate, and speculation. Bill, meanwhile, built a multi-billion dollar energy empire all his own, and earned notoriety as an America's Cup-winning yachtsman, a flamboyant playboy, and as a litigious collector of fine wine and Western memorabilia. Call Number: HC102.5.A2 H35 1997 (Library West).
Eduardo and Mark refocused their programming into something less controversal - Facebook. . This book, the first biography of Follett, illuminates the life of this intriguing woman and reveals how she devised her farsighted theories about the organization of human relations. This book chronicles how the business was built, what it took to take it public, and the personal and professional transformation Martha has undergone to make it all work. she devotes substantial space to people such as Chester Barnard, the president of the old New Jersey Bell Telephone, and Mary Parker Follett, a civic activist, who are frequently forgotten when it comes to compiling lists of people who shaped the way we think about--and do--business today. Businesspeople ignore this lesson at their peril—to survive, they must be entrepreneurial and think strategically. Paul Allen is a man of various interests and passions, but few if any know him well. The son of first-generation German Jewish immigrants, Julius Rosenwald, known to his friends as "JR," apprenticed for his uncles, who were major clothing manufacturers in New York City. Scribner, 364p.,$30.00.
As New York booms, bringing trains and patrons to the seashore, so too does Nathan’s humble frankfurter stand. His innovative management style, success, and innate sense of fair play inspire intense loyalty.
Yet the Rothschilds' failure to establish themselves successfully in the United States proved fateful, and as financial power shifted from London to New York after 1914, their power waned. In the popular imagination, the business media, and the schools of business and management that train new generations of entrepreneurs and executives, achieving extraordinary success in business is attributed to far-sighted individuals who have taken bold risks, provided innovative leadership, and introduced new products, services, or ideas superior to those of the competition.
How did Jack overcome his humble origins and early failures to achieve massive success with Alibaba? Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition?