Biographies & Memoirs

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1 Denby, David American Sucker
Little, Brown and Company 2004 0316192945 / 9780316192941 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
In 2000, the bottom dropped out of David Denby's life when his wife announc ed she was leaving him. To make matters worse, it looked like he might lose their beloved apartment in the split. Determined to hold onto his home and seized by the 'irrational exuberance' of the stock market, Denby joined th e investment frenzy with a particular goal:to make $1 million in one year s o he could buy out his wife's share of their home. Denby gathered courage f rom stock analysts, from the siren song of CNBC, and from tech gurus and ly ing CEOs at investment conferences. He befriended tech stars like ImClone f ounder Sam Waksal and Merrill Lynch analyst Henry Blodgett, both now disgra ced in scandals. He plunged into a season of mania, swept forward on the cu rrents of greed, hucksterism, and native American optimism that caught up s o many in that era-with cataclysmic results. AMERICAN SUCKER is his account of those years of madness and then of recovered sanity, written with the r ueful insight and bitter humor that only a wiser man could attain. What beg an as a money chase developed into an encounter with such eternal issues as envy, time, love, and death. With wit, warmth, and tough-minded candor, De nby explores not only his own motives and illusions, but the whole panoply of desire, greed, and willful blindness that consumed the nation. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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Forbes Great Minds of Business: Companion to the Public Television Series b y Timothy C. Forbes and Forbes Inc (1997, Hardcover):, Inc, Forbes
2 Inc, Forbes Forbes Great Minds of Business: Companion to the Public Television Series b y Timothy C. Forbes and Forbes Inc (1997, Hardcover):
John Wiley & Sons Inc. 1997 0471196525 / 9780471196525 1st Edition Hardcover Fine/Near Fine 
A crisp clean first edition no markings throughout, not an ex-lib. 
Price: 650.00 JPY
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3 Jones, John Harvey Making It Happen: Reflections on Leadership
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS 1989 0006374093 / 9780006374091 Paperback Very Good 
Sir John Harvey-Jones is one of the best-known and admired industrialists i n the world, and his achievements at ICI are a legendary feat. But how was that giant company salvaged from its disastrous slump and transformed into one of Britain's best-run companies? Reflecting on his years as chairman of ICI, and on his experience of leadership in the Royal Navy, Harvey-Jones o ffers a wealth of knowledge and common-sense advice on all aspects of busin ess life and management. In particular, he demonstrates how a people-centre d philosophy is essential for a company to excel. 
Price: 400.00 JPY
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Trammell Crow: A Legacy in Real Estate Business Innovation, Jr., Willam Bragg Ewald
4 Jr., Willam Bragg Ewald Trammell Crow: A Legacy in Real Estate Business Innovation
Urban Land Institute 2005 0874209358 / 9780874209358 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Based on interviews with colleagues, friends, and enemies, this biography tells the story of how a man without money, experience, or connections became a real estate legend. A visionary and risk taker, Trammell Crow is presented in the book as the pioneer of speculative real estate development, noted for spawning a generation of industry leaders. 
Price: 2500.00 JPY
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Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback), Lewis, Michael
5 Lewis, Michael Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback)
W. W. Norton & Company 2010 039333869X / 9780393338690 Paperback Very Good 
The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar 's Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street's p remier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callo w trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar's Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years--a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis's knowing and hilarious insider's account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune. 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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Turnaround: How Carlos Ghosn Rescued Nissan, Magee, David
6 Magee, David Turnaround: How Carlos Ghosn Rescued Nissan
Harperbusiness 2003 006051485X / 9780060514853 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The astonishing business story and management strategies of Nissan's presid ent, Carlos Ghosn. Arguably the world's most successful CEO, Ghosn rescued the Japanese automaker from the brink of bankruptcy, achieving record profi ts in only two years. This is the story of how he did it. When Carlos Ghosn, a 46-year-old, fiery Brazilian was installed as president of the Japanese corporate giant, Nissan, the automotive world was astonished. Ghosn moved to Japan and immediately promised to make Nissan profitable in one year, 2001, or he would resign. He accomplished his goal and then some, using western business techniques that had never been tried before in that tradition-bound country. The book, written in narrative style by a journalist, will have Ghosn's complete cooperation. Readers will learn how he went about remaking Nissan, cutting costs, closing plants, breaking up the Keiretsu relationships, pushing for innovative new automobile designs -- all the while defying the business and cultural taboos that permeate business in Japan. In the process, he has become a celebrity (he is hero of a series of admiring comic books) and a champion in global business circles. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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Greenspan : The Man Behind Money, Martin, Justin
7 Martin, Justin Greenspan : The Man Behind Money
Basic Books 2000 0738202754 / 9780738202754 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Alan Greenspan is one of the most powerful and enigmatic men in the world. Although endlessly pursued by the press and ceaselessly present in the publ ic spotlight, very little about his private life has ever been revealed. Gr eenspan: The Man Behind Money presents the celebrated Fed Chairman as few k now him. It spans his hardscrabble childhood in Depression-era New York Cit y, his fascinating decades-long friendship with controversial author Ayn Ra nd, his Juilliard education and days spent touring with Henry Jerome's jazz band, as well as his two marriages, dynamic D.C. social life, and service to five U.S. presidents. Artfully crafted, this biography paints an astonis hing and enthralling portrait. Based on unprecedented access to Greenspan's family members and to such peers as Henry Kissinger, Gerald Ford, and Milt on Friedman, Greenspan: The Man Behind Money makes news and breaks new grou nd. It also provides fresh insight into Greenspan's reign at the Fed--from the stomach-churning crash of 1987 to today's rollicking markets--and a gli mpse at what's next for the famous Chairman. 
Price: 700.00 JPY
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SOROS: The Life, Times, and Trading Secrets of the World's Greatest Investo r, Slater, Robert
8 Slater, Robert SOROS: The Life, Times, and Trading Secrets of the World's Greatest Investo r
McGraw-Hill Trade 1995 0786303611 / 9780786303618 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Since 1969, the financial world has been charting the meteoric rise of mast er investor and hedge fund king George Soros. The methods and tactics he ha s used to reach the zenith of an industry more often littered with catastro phic loss than paved with golden success have for years been Soros' most ca refully guarded secret. Now, renown biographer and Time reporter Robert Sla ter uncovers the brillian techniques and remarkable insights that have led to the phonomenal success of this Hungarian-born investment titan-and separ ates the truth from the mystery and exaggerations that surround him. Also r evealed: How George Soros rose from modest beginnings to become the most po werful investor in the world; Details of the United States goverment's inve stigation into George Soros' enourmous influence over world financial marke ts; George Soros' dream of bringing political reform, education, prosperity , and hope to underdeveloped nations in Eastern Europe, the former Soviet U nion, and around the world through his philantropic Soros Foundation. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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Why I Left Goldman Sachs, Smith, Greg
9 Smith, Greg Why I Left Goldman Sachs
Grand Central Publishing 1455558907 / 9781455558902 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. brand new. Questions are welcomed!!!! I do not take returns for health reasons! If a return is required by Amazon, buyer is responsible for payment of initial shipment as well as return shipment. I will not cancel any orders so please do not ask. Please see store for other items!! Thank you and enjoy!!!! 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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10 Welch, Jack Jack: Straight from the Gut
Business Plus 2001 0446528382 / 9780446528382 1st Edition Hardcover Fine/Fine 
A crisp clean hardcover,(first printing as stated) no markings throughout, not an ex-lib: It's hard to think of a CEO that commands as much respect as Jack Welch. Under his leadership, General Electric reinvented itself several times over by integrating new and innovative practices into its many lines of business. In Jack: Straight from the Gut, Welch, with the help of Business Week journalist John Byrne, recounts his career and the style of management that helped to make GE one of the most successful companies of the last century. Beginning with Welch's childhood in Salem, Massachusetts, the book quickly progresses from his first job in GE's plastics division to his ambitious rise up the GE corporate ladder, which culminated in 1981. What comes across most in this autobiography is Welch's passion for business as well as his remarkable directness and intolerance of what he calls "superficial congeniality"--a dislike that would help earn him the nickname "Neutron Jack." In spite of its 496 pages, Jack: Straight from the Gut is a quick read that any student or manager would do well to consider. 
Price: 1000.00 JPY
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11 Welch, Jack Jack: Straight from the Gut
Warner Books, Incorporated 2003 0446678783 / 9780446678780 Paperback Fine 
During his 21-year tenure as chairman and chief executive of General Electr ic, Jack Welch redefined business culture in America and across the globe. Today, Welch epigrams like "Fix, sell, or close" are part of our everyday v ocabulary; Welch initiatives like Six Sigma have enabled many organizations to meet the demands of a highly competitive marketplace; and Welch discipl es hold leadership positions throughout the Fortune 500. In Jack: Straight from the Gut, the first book ever written by GE's legendary CEO, you'll fin d out how a chemical engineer impatient with bureaucracy took a solidly pro sperous company and remade it into an extremely profitable, aggressive, val ue-oriented business that serves as a model for executives from New York to New Delhi. 
Price: 800.00 JPY
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