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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
by Ron Chernow
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The landmark biography of a true American original-and the first written since the opening of Rockefeller's papers -- masterfully rendered by the National Book Award -- winning author of The House of Morgan. William James said of John D. Rockefeller that... (read more)

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Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt
Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt
by Arthur T. Vanderbilt II
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Vanderbilt: the very name signifies wealth. The family patriarch, "the Commodore", built up a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after the Commodore's death, one of his direct descendants died penniless, and... (read more)

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Mother Teresa, CEO: Unexpected Principles for Practical Leadership (BK Business)
Mother Teresa, CEO: Unexpected Principles for Practical Leadership (BK Business)
by Ruma And Lou Faust. Bose
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What organization, founded in 1948 by a passionate entrepreneur and twelve loyal team members, grew to become one of the largest enterprises in the world? Today it has operations in over 100 countries, includes over 1 million team members, has raised... (read more)

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The Sky's the Limit: Passion and Property in Manhattan
The Sky's the Limit: Passion and Property in Manhattan
by Steven Gaines
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From the author of the bestselling Philistines at the Hedgerow, a mesmerizing inside account of the high-stakes world of Manhattan residential real estate Steven Gaines takes us from New York's most expensive condominiums and co-ops to the offices of its... (read more)

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When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age
When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age
by Justin Kaplan
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In this marvelous anecdotal history, Justin Kaplan?Pulitzer Prize?winning biographer of Mark Twain?vividly brings to life a glittering, bygone age. Endowed with the largest private fortunes of their day, cousins John Jacob Astor IV and William Waldorf... (read more)

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Creating Value Through People: Discussions with Talent Leaders
Creating Value Through People: Discussions with Talent Leaders
by Mercer
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Compelling New Messages That Will Help Your Organization Evaluate the Effectiveness of Its Human Capital Strategies Creating Value Through People reveals practical guidance from human capital innovators—both well-known public figures and those... (read more)

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Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World
Grounded: How Leaders Stay Rooted in an Uncertain World
by Bob Rosen
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Praise for Grounded "I have no hesitation in predicting that Rosen's book will be one of the top, most important books on leadership for the 21st century."—Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor in Business Administration and University Professor... (read more)

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Growing Software: Proven Strategies for Managing Software Engineers
Growing Software: Proven Strategies for Managing Software Engineers
by Louis Testa
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As the technology leader at a small software company, you need to focus on people, products, processes, and technology as you bring your software to market, while doing your best to put out fires and minimize headaches. Growing Software is your guide to... (read more)

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Five Sisters: The Langhornes of Virginia
Five Sisters: The Langhornes of Virginia
by James Fox
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The beautiful Langhorne sisters lived at the pinnacle of society from the end of the Civil War through the Second World War. Born in Virginia to a family impoverished by the Civil War, Lizzie, Irene, Nancy, Phyllis, and Nora eventually made their way... (read more)

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Orbit-Shifting Innovation: The Dynamics of Ideas That Create History
Orbit-Shifting Innovation: The Dynamics of Ideas That Create History
by Devika Devaiah And Rajiv Narang.
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Orbit-shifting innovation happens when an area that needs transformation meets an innovator with the will and the desire to create, and not follow, history.  At the heart of every orbit-shifting innovation is the breakthrough that achieves a... (read more)

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Advancing Collaborative Knowledge Environments: New Trends in E-Collaboration
Advancing Collaborative Knowledge Environments: New Trends in E-Collaboration
by Ned Kock.
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International contributors in information systems, management studies, computer science, and software engineering present frameworks for e-collaboration. The book begins with a preface on the importance of audio communication in distance collaborative... (read more)

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Tribal Land Alienation and Political Movements: Socio-Economic Patterns from South India
Tribal Land Alienation and Political Movements: Socio-Economic Patterns from South India
by Ramdas. Rupavath
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In this study, Rupavath (political science, U. of Hyderabad, India) concludes that unless the tribal lands and economies in India's under-developed areas are protected and a mode of development more suitable to its residents' way of life is... (read more)

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Handbook of Research on Information Management and the Global Landscape (Handbook of Research On...)
Handbook of Research on Information Management and the Global Landscape (Handbook of Research On...)
by M. Gordon Hunter And Felix B. Tan.
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Online collaboration is increasingly improving partnerships for organizations across the globe, strengthening existing relationships and creating new alliances that would previously have been inconceivable. Through these new global networks come... (read more)

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Advances in Business and Management Forecasting #8: Advances in Business and Management Forecasting
Advances in Business and Management Forecasting #8: Advances in Business and Management Forecasting
by Kenneth D. Lawrence And Ronald K. Klimberg.
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US business scholars review the current state of demand forecasting, financial forecasting, health care forecasting, and selected topics in forecasting. Among their topics are removing systematic bias from demand forecasts, a regression analysis to... (read more)

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The Paradox of Catching Up: Rethinking of State-Led Economic Development
The Paradox of Catching Up: Rethinking of State-Led Economic Development
by Li. Tan
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The phenomenon of state-led development has been persistent throughout modern history and remains significant today. Latecomers in the world's development, from Russia in the 19th century to contemporary China, persistently resorted to the state as a... (read more)

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Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
Mrs. Astor Regrets: The Hidden Betrayals of a Family Beyond Reproach
by Meryl Gordon
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The fate of Brooke Astor, the endearing philanthropist with the storied name, has generated worldwide headlines since her grandson Philip sued his father, Anthony Marshall, in 2006, alleging mistreatment of Brooke. Shortly after her death in 2007... (read more)

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Leadership Assessment for Talent Development
Leadership Assessment for Talent Development
by Tony Wall And John Knights.
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For professionals in the business of talent development, assessing competence and capability is crucial, especially in relation to recruiting the right leaders.  Talent professionals can now use leadership assessments as a positive and powerful... (read more)

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Water Workforce Trends: Impact of the 2009 Economy Survey
Water Workforce Trends: Impact of the 2009 Economy Survey
by American Water Works Association.
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This comprehensive survey report was compiled to provide recent information on changes in staffing levels, merit increases, hiring practices, cost control, and compensation practices in the water utility... (read more)

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Monopolies in America: The Bigness of Business and the Business of Bigness
Monopolies in America: The Bigness of Business and the Business of Bigness
by Charles R Geisst
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In this incisive and comprehensive history, business historian Charles Geisst traces the rise of monopolies from the railroad era to today's computer software empires. The history of monopolies has been dominated by strong and charismatic personalities... (read more)

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Start Up & Run Your Own Business: The Essential Guide to Planning, Funding and Growing Your New Enterprise
Start Up & Run Your Own Business: The Essential Guide to Planning, Funding and Growing Your New Enterprise
by Jonathan. Reuvid
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Jonathan Reuvid was formerly an economist, an investment banker and an international corporate development consultant. He has edited and co-authored many titles for Kogan Page, including The Corporate Guide to Expatriate Employment and Managing... (read more)

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