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Looking for advice on setting up your own company, improving your career prospects, or developing your leadership skills? Why not ask Richard Branson? In Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School, Richard distils and shares the wisdom and experience that have made him one of the ...
Like A Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School
Looking for advice on setting up your own company, improving your career prospects, or developing your leadership skills? Why not ask Richard Branson? In Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You in Business School, Richard distils and shares the wisdom and experience that have made him one of the world's most recognised and respected entrepreneurs. From his 'Top 5 secrets of Business Success', to hard hitting discussions about the global financial crisis, this book brings together his best advice on all things business. It's business school, the Branson way.
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15.49 USD

Like A Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You at Business School

by Sir Richard Branson
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The public is fascinated by professional gamblers who know how to beat the almighty casinos. Blackjack Insiders takes it a step further: The author and his mentor aren't only professional gamblers, they're also gambling professionals. The book shows exactly what the steely-eyed sharp-dressed casino executives behind the tables are looking ...
Blackjack Insiders: How Two Pit Bosses Beat the Casinos at Their Own Game
The public is fascinated by professional gamblers who know how to beat the almighty casinos. Blackjack Insiders takes it a step further: The author and his mentor aren't only professional gamblers, they're also gambling professionals. The book shows exactly what the steely-eyed sharp-dressed casino executives behind the tables are looking for and thinking as they size up players. Blackjack Insiders is more than just a memoir about card counting. Many of the insights into advantage play at blackjack from the casino's point of view have never before been revealed. Card counting has been a hot topic for decades and, with the proliferation of casinos throughout the country, it remains so-with a twist. Unlike the old-school counters, the new breed of blackjack advantage players are out for blood. Readers can't help but get caught up in the drama that awaits the author and his partner in every casino they hit. The book also shows that inside knowledge of casino operations gave the author an edge, but any average person with an affinity for arithmetic can become a successful blackjack player. Blackjack Insiders will be heavily promoted on the author's blog, Behind the Curtain, and on gamblingwithanedge.com, which receives more than 2,000 unique visitors per month. The author will appear on at least three popular Las Vegas and gambling podcasts. Andrew Uyal will participate in open-mic nights, book signings, and local book events. Huntington Press, Las Vegas Advisor, and publisher Anthony Curtis have long-established relationships with a diverse and extensive network of media contacts, including major national and international outlets such as USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Cigar Aficionado, Spike TV, TMZ, Vice.com, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and the Travel, Discovery, and Learning Channels. Huntington Press' primary website, LasVegasAdvisor.com, attracts approximately 300,000 uniques and 4-million page views per month and is frequently employed to promote new and topical Huntington Press titles. This ability to profile and promote products via our own online (and print) publications is supplemented by opt-in interest-specific email lists comprising 100,000+ customers and members of the media. Titles are often promoted through social media outlets.
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20.950000 USD

Blackjack Insiders: How Two Pit Bosses Beat the Casinos at Their Own Game

by Andrew Uyal
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Active in London, Paris, and New York, Duveen Brothers was the most prominent art and antique dealer from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. The firm's success came from buying furniture, tapestries, porcelain, and other objets d'art and selling it at high prices to wealthy Americans, including Henry Clay ...
Duveen Brothers and the Market for Decorative Arts, 1880-1940
Active in London, Paris, and New York, Duveen Brothers was the most prominent art and antique dealer from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. The firm's success came from buying furniture, tapestries, porcelain, and other objets d'art and selling it at high prices to wealthy Americans, including Henry Clay Frick, John D. Rockefeller Jr., Arabella Huntington, and John Pierpont Morgan. Making extensive use of Duveen Brothers records at the Getty Research Institute, as well as letters and invoices in the archives of the firm's clients, Vignon provides a rich study of this influential firm in the history of collecting.
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62.950000 USD

Duveen Brothers and the Market for Decorative Arts, 1880-1940

by Charlotte Vignon
Hardback
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Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding - and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network. Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and legal foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin ...
Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal and Redemption
Ben Mezrich's 2009 bestseller The Accidental Billionaires is the definitive account of Facebook's founding - and the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network. Two of the story's iconic characters are Harvard students Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss: identical twins, Olympic rowers, and legal foils to Mark Zuckerberg. Bitcoin Billionaires is the story of the brothers' redemption and revenge in the wake of their epic legal battle with Facebook - and the first great book from the world of bitcoin. Planning to start careers as venture capitalists, the brothers quickly discover that no one will take their money for fear of alienating Zuckerberg. While nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they accidentally run into a shady character who tells them about a brand new idea: cryptocurrency. Immersing themselves in what is then an obscure and sometimes sinister world, they begin to realize crypto is, in their own words, either the next big thing or total bulls--t. There's nothing left to do but make a bet. From the Silk Road to the halls of the Securities and Exchange Commission to the Facebook boardroom, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while illuminating a tantalizing economic future. On November 26th, 2017, the Winklevoss brothers became the first bitcoin billionaires. Here's the story of how they got there - as only Ben Mezrich could tell it.
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23.62 USD

Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal and Redemption

by Ben Mezrich
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Into The Light is a captivating and heart breaking story of an orphaned widow, whose son in reminiscing on the lessons of his father determined to succeed at all cost to bring joy to his mother in honour of his father's memory. This book tells the story of an orphan ...
Into the Light: A Triumph of Faith, Dreams, Parenting and Prayer
Into The Light is a captivating and heart breaking story of an orphaned widow, whose son in reminiscing on the lessons of his father determined to succeed at all cost to bring joy to his mother in honour of his father's memory. This book tells the story of an orphan girl who believed that, though the world treated her inhumanely, the lessons she learned would transform her children into men and women of valour in society. The book also touches on the lessons a father teaches his son to prepare him for the world after his death. It finally touches on how the son of the orphan girl who later became an amazing mother, coupled with the lessons from the father, transformed the son into a successful entrepreneur. It shows the steps and principles he followed to be successful as well as the challenges he had to overcome to achieve his goals.
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11.95 USD

Into the Light: A Triumph of Faith, Dreams, Parenting and Prayer

by Gerald Chiatoh Etangayong
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'In the space of three years, I went from a thirty-something full-time corporate cog, wife and mother who didn't know a thing about business, to the owner of a $100 million company. I didn't have an MBA or well-connected friends, I had an idea that I believed in and I ...
What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds
'In the space of three years, I went from a thirty-something full-time corporate cog, wife and mother who didn't know a thing about business, to the owner of a $100 million company. I didn't have an MBA or well-connected friends, I had an idea that I believed in and I worked my arse off. I succeeded, despite all the odds and curveballs thrown my way, and you can too. I'm here to tell you, that you do have what it takes to start a business, change careers and be successful, and I'm going to show you how.' In What It Takes, Raegan Moya-Jones shares inspiration, advice and a healthy dose of real talk about what it's like to be an entrepreneur. As the founder and former CEO of aden + anais, a boutique baby swaddle company, Raegan learnt that success isn't about an Ivy League education and an influential network, success is about trusting your instincts, following your gut and knowing which rules to follow and which to break. Raegan's extraordinary story proves that it's never too late to follow your dreams. Empowering and energising, What It Takes will give you the kick up the arse you need to reach your full potential. So get ready to check your doubts at the door and jump in. 'An inspiring story for anyone who wants to change their career, play by their own rules, and build a successful business in the process' Rebecca Minkoff, Founder & Creative Director
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23.62 USD

What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds

by Raegan Moya-Jones
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Tells the untold story of how Exxon, Mobil, Chevron, and Texaco teamed up with the CIA and Department of State to thwart the plans of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who almost managed to reshape the Middle East. * Dramatically illustrates the convergence of interests of the U.S. government and ...
Crude Oil, Crude Money: Aristotle Onassis, Saudi Arabia, and the CIA
Tells the untold story of how Exxon, Mobil, Chevron, and Texaco teamed up with the CIA and Department of State to thwart the plans of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who almost managed to reshape the Middle East. * Dramatically illustrates the convergence of interests of the U.S. government and big business * Shows how McCarthy-era phobia about communism affected U.S. foreign policy decisions-even when no communists were involved * Examines history with enduring ramifications through narrative to engage students and general readers * Unveils a world of international intrigue unknown to most citizens
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38.850000 USD

Crude Oil, Crude Money: Aristotle Onassis, Saudi Arabia, and the CIA

by Thomas W. Lippman
Hardback
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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER OLLIE OLLERTON CO-HOSTS SAS: WHO DARES WINS ALONGSIDE ANT MIDDLETON, JASON FOX and MARK BILLINGHAM. THIS IS HIS INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY Where is your break point? Is it here? Facing the gruelling SAS selection process on one leg, with a busted ankle and the finish line ...
Break Point: SAS: Who Dares Wins Host's Incredible True Story: The Perfect Summer Read
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER OLLIE OLLERTON CO-HOSTS SAS: WHO DARES WINS ALONGSIDE ANT MIDDLETON, JASON FOX and MARK BILLINGHAM. THIS IS HIS INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY Where is your break point? Is it here? Facing the gruelling SAS selection process on one leg, with a busted ankle and the finish line nowhere in sight? Or here? Under heavy fire from armed kidnappers while protecting journalists en route to Baghdad. Or is it here? At the bottom of a bottle, with a family in pieces, unable to adapt to a civilian lifestyle, yearning for a warzone? Ex-Special Forces soldier and star of TV's SAS: Who Dares Wins, Ollie Ollerton has faced many break points in his life and now he tells us the vital lessons he has learnt. His incredible story features hardened criminals, high-speed car chases, counter-terrorism and humanitarian heroics - freeing children from a trafficking ring in Thailand. Ollie has faced break points in his personal life too, surviving a freak childhood attack, run-ins with the law as a teenager rebelling against a broken home, his self-destructive battles with alcohol and drug addiction, and his struggles with anxiety and depression. His final redemption as an entrepreneur and mental health charity ambassador has seen him overcome adversity to build a new and better life. 'Everyone has the capacity for incredible achievement, because it's only when it's crunch time, when you're down to your last bullet - when you're at break point - that you find out who you really are.'
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34.12 USD

Break Point: SAS: Who Dares Wins Host's Incredible True Story: The Perfect Summer Read

by Ollie Ollerton
Hardback
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Financial Times Business Book of the Month September 2017. Ryanair cancels over 700,000 bookings and its powerful PR juggernaut comes shuddering to a halt. For once, the airline's aggressive and flamboyant CEO, Michael O'Leary, is contrite and apologetic. A month later Ryanair announces increased passenger traffic for October, year-on-year growth ...
Michael O'Leary: Turbulent Times for the Man Who Made Ryanair
Financial Times Business Book of the Month September 2017. Ryanair cancels over 700,000 bookings and its powerful PR juggernaut comes shuddering to a halt. For once, the airline's aggressive and flamboyant CEO, Michael O'Leary, is contrite and apologetic. A month later Ryanair announces increased passenger traffic for October, year-on-year growth and increased profits. Its share price soars. For the moment, it appears, a fundamental shake-up of Europe's biggest airline is off the table. But questions remain about the causes of the debacle and O'Leary's role in it. Michael O'Leary lifts the veil on the wildly successful and wildly controversial Ryanair CEO. Based on extensive research - including with close associates of O'Leary - the book examines O'Leary's personality, beliefs and obsessions and describes how these have moulded the business he runs. Written by a multi-award-winning journalist and broadcaster, with a thirty-year career covering business and current affairs, it is a fascinating insight into the business behind the man, and the man behind the business. 'Fascinating book ... very comprehensive' Eamon Dunphy, The Stand 'An indispensable guide for anyone who wants to understand not just where Michael O'Leary and Ryanair are coming from, but where they are going' Sunday Business Post 'A frequently enlightening unauthorised biography ... entertaining' Irish Independent 'In a world of colourless corporate leaders, Ryanair's aggressive, mouthy chief executive provides catnip for journalists. Cooper, an award-winning Irish writer and reporter, makes the most of the opportunity to dissect his colourful subject' Book of the Month, The Financial Times
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17.05 USD

Michael O'Leary: Turbulent Times for the Man Who Made Ryanair

by Matt Cooper
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For more than half a century, Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has been one of the world's most respected businessmen, not just because of his savvy investments and unmatched record of returns, but also because of his humility, candor, and refreshing perspective on wealth. Despite this ...
Warren Buffett: In His Own Words
For more than half a century, Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has been one of the world's most respected businessmen, not just because of his savvy investments and unmatched record of returns, but also because of his humility, candor, and refreshing perspective on wealth. Despite this tremendous success, the Oracle of Omaha doesn't feel entitled to the $89 billion net worth his abilities have earned him. Instead, he likes to say that he was born at the right place and time, and as an active philanthropist, he has already pledged to give most of his money to charity. This modesty in the face of proven talent is part of what makes Buffett as popular on Main Street as he is on Wall Street--he is one of the world's wealthiest men and yet he is still personable and relatable. Now, hundreds of the most thought-provoking and inspiring quotes from Buffett are compiled in a single book. Warren Buffett: In His Own Words is a comprehensive guidebook to the inner workings of this business icon, providing insight into his thoughts on investing, Wall Street, business, politics, taxes, life lessons, and more. This collection of quotations draws from decades of interviews, editorials, and annual shareholder reports, amassing a comprehensive outline of how Buffett believes a good business is run and a good life is led. It's advice that Buffett has successfully adhered to throughout his 88 years, and it's now available in Warren Buffett: In His Own Words.
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13.600000 USD

Warren Buffett: In His Own Words

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THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER OLLIE OLLERTON CO-HOSTS SAS: WHO DARES WINS ALONGSIDE ANT MIDDLETON, JASON FOX and MARK BILLINGHAM. THIS IS HIS INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY Where is your break point? Is it here? Facing the gruelling SAS selection process on one leg, with a busted ankle and the finish line ...
Break Point: SAS: Who Dares Wins Host's Incredible True Story: The Perfect Summer Read
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER OLLIE OLLERTON CO-HOSTS SAS: WHO DARES WINS ALONGSIDE ANT MIDDLETON, JASON FOX and MARK BILLINGHAM. THIS IS HIS INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY Where is your break point? Is it here? Facing the gruelling SAS selection process on one leg, with a busted ankle and the finish line nowhere in sight? Or here? Under heavy fire from armed kidnappers while protecting journalists en route to Baghdad. Or is it here? At the bottom of a bottle, with a family in pieces, unable to adapt to a civilian lifestyle, yearning for a warzone? Ex-Special Forces soldier and star of TV's SAS: Who Dares Wins, Ollie Ollerton has faced many break points in his life and now he tells us the vital lessons he has learnt. His incredible story features hardened criminals, high-speed car chases, counter-terrorism and humanitarian heroics - freeing children from a trafficking ring in Thailand. Ollie has faced break points in his personal life too, surviving a freak childhood attack, run-ins with the law as a teenager rebelling against a broken home, his self-destructive battles with alcohol and drug addiction, and his struggles with anxiety and depression. His final redemption as an entrepreneur and mental health charity ambassador has seen him overcome adversity to build a new and better life. 'Everyone has the capacity for incredible achievement, because it's only when it's crunch time, when you're down to your last bullet - when you're at break point - that you find out who you really are.'
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23.62 USD

Break Point: SAS: Who Dares Wins Host's Incredible True Story: The Perfect Summer Read

by Ollie Ollerton
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This colorful history of the shipbuilding company of William Donnell Crooker and Charles Crooker, by the great-great grandson of William Donnell, provides a thorough overview of a family, its contributions to shipbuilding, and the historic sweep of shipbuilding in the area, as well as a fascinating glimpse into everyday life ...
Ships, Swindlers, and Scalded Hogs: The Rise and Fall of the Crooker Shipyard in Bath, Maine
This colorful history of the shipbuilding company of William Donnell Crooker and Charles Crooker, by the great-great grandson of William Donnell, provides a thorough overview of a family, its contributions to shipbuilding, and the historic sweep of shipbuilding in the area, as well as a fascinating glimpse into everyday life in Maine during this time.
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23.050000 USD

Ships, Swindlers, and Scalded Hogs: The Rise and Fall of the Crooker Shipyard in Bath, Maine

by Frederic B. Hill
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When John Cadbury came to Birmingham in 1824, he sold tea, coffee and drinking chocolate in a small shop on Bull Street. Drinking chocolate was considered a healthy alternative to alcohol, something Cadbury, a Quaker, was keen to encourage. In 1879, the Cadburys moved to Bournville and created their factory ...
A History of Cadbury
When John Cadbury came to Birmingham in 1824, he sold tea, coffee and drinking chocolate in a small shop on Bull Street. Drinking chocolate was considered a healthy alternative to alcohol, something Cadbury, a Quaker, was keen to encourage. In 1879, the Cadburys moved to Bournville and created their factory in a garden' - an unprecedented move. It is now ironic that today's Bournville is surrounded by that urban sprawl the Cadburys were so keen to get away from. This book looks at some of the social impact this company has had since its inception, both on the chocolate and cocoa business in general and on the community at large, both within and without the firm of Cadbury. In 2024, Cadbury's will be celebrating 200 years of the first store opening. This is the story of how the company began, how it grew, and how they diversified in order to survive.
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22.17 USD

A History of Cadbury

by Wordsworth, Diane
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When twenty-one-year-old Michael Dell asked E. Lee Walker to be the president of his fledgling computer company, PC's Limited, Walker, in his mid-forties, immediately thought about all the people who had helped him through life-as an undergraduate at Texas A&M (class of '63), a graduate student at Harvard, and a ...
Imagination House: An Entrepreneurial Life
When twenty-one-year-old Michael Dell asked E. Lee Walker to be the president of his fledgling computer company, PC's Limited, Walker, in his mid-forties, immediately thought about all the people who had helped him through life-as an undergraduate at Texas A&M (class of '63), a graduate student at Harvard, and a once-young entrepreneur himself. As he and Dell created the foundation of what would become one of the most successful companies in the world, Walker was guided by the lessons of his past business ventures, by his belief in the power of imagination, and by his relationships with people who had provided encouragement when he most needed it. When he left Dell Computer Corporation to teach, Walker discovered that the stories he took with him-of his aspirations, of his failures and triumphs, and of his friends and mentors-were the key to engaging and inspiring his students. Here, Walker records those stories in a memoir that spans five decades and reveals a man whose curiosity, resourcefulness, and luck led him out of South Texas and into corporate boardrooms, university lecture halls, and community activism. In fast-paced tales about life as a high-tech entrepreneur, adjunct professor, civic leader, and environmental advocate, Walker manages to convey the importance of creative thinking and communal effort in all his endeavors. Originally offered to a small group of college students in Italy for study abroad, this affecting memoir will introduce to a wider audience not only a seasoned executive and philanthropist but also a wise and delightful storyteller.
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28.93 USD

Imagination House: An Entrepreneurial Life

by E. Lee Walker
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As head of Pierce-Arrow in its formative years, Colonel Charles Clifton played a significant role in the development of a venerated automobile manufacturer. Roundly respected in his time, Clifton was a force in automobile trade associations for nearly a quarter century but slipped into undeserved obscurity after his death in ...
Charles Clifton of Pierce-Arrow: A Sure Hand and a Fine Automobile
As head of Pierce-Arrow in its formative years, Colonel Charles Clifton played a significant role in the development of a venerated automobile manufacturer. Roundly respected in his time, Clifton was a force in automobile trade associations for nearly a quarter century but slipped into undeserved obscurity after his death in 1928. This biography covers Charles Clifton's role in the earliest conflicts and achievements of the American automobile industry and the growth of the Pierce-Arrow company, using industry publications and periodicals of the time as well as recollections of his associates and contemporaries. It details his wider importance in shaping the industry itself, especially his role in the controversies surrounding the Selden patent and the patent cross-licensing agreement between auto manufacturers. The impact of World War I on the industry and Clifton's activities responding to the vast operational changes the war brought about conclude the book.
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86.94 USD

Charles Clifton of Pierce-Arrow: A Sure Hand and a Fine Automobile

by Roger J. Sherman
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Financial magician, flamboyant politician, minister in both world wars, press baron, serial philanderer, Winston Churchill's boon companion in the dark days of 1940-41 and in his later years, Max Beaverbrook was without a doubt one of the most colourful characters of the first half of the twentieth century. Born and ...
Max Beaverbrook: Not Quite A Gentleman
Financial magician, flamboyant politician, minister in both world wars, press baron, serial philanderer, Winston Churchill's boon companion in the dark days of 1940-41 and in his later years, Max Beaverbrook was without a doubt one of the most colourful characters of the first half of the twentieth century. Born and brought up in the Scottish Presbyterian fastness of northeast Canada, he escaped to make his fortune in Canadian financial markets. By 1910, when he migrated to Britain at the age of thirty-one, he was already a multimillionaire. With a seat in the House of Commons and then a peerage, he came to know all the senior figures in both British and Canadian politics. In acquiring the Daily Express, he not only built it into a news empire but used its considerable influence to campaign for his own pet causes. As Charles Williams's sweeping biography shows, Beaverbrook was loved and loathed in equal measure. Nevertheless, Williams brings to life a rounded character, with all its flaws and virtues. Above all, it is a story of eighty years of entrepreneurism, political dogfights, wars, sex and grand living, all set in the rich tapestry of the dramatic years of the twentieth century.
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42.66 USD

Max Beaverbrook: Not Quite A Gentleman

by Charles Williams
Hardback
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The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons-most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and ...
The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos
The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, these Space Barons-most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen-are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel, and send humans even further than NASA has gone. These entrepreneurs have founded some of the biggest brands in the world-Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, PayPal-and upended industry after industry. Now they are pursuing the biggest disruption of all: space. Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, this authoritative account is a dramatic tale of risk and high adventure, the birth of a new Space Age, fueled by some of the world's richest men as they struggle to end governments' monopoly on the cosmos. The Space Barons is also a story of rivalry-hard-charging startups warring with established contractors, and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond.
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18.890000 USD

The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos

by Christian Davenport
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The first biography of Apple's CEO, Tim Cook 'A rich narrative with chapters covering values and Apple's progress under Cook' Wall Street Journal In 2011, Tim Cook took on an impossible task - following in the footsteps of one of history's greatest business visionaries, Steve Jobs. Facing worldwide scrutiny, Cook ...
Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level
The first biography of Apple's CEO, Tim Cook 'A rich narrative with chapters covering values and Apple's progress under Cook' Wall Street Journal In 2011, Tim Cook took on an impossible task - following in the footsteps of one of history's greatest business visionaries, Steve Jobs. Facing worldwide scrutiny, Cook (who was often described as shy, unassuming and unimaginative) defied all expectations. Under Cook's leadership Apple has soared: its stock has nearly tripled to become the world's first trillion-dollar company. From the massive growth of the iPhone to new victories like the Apple Watch, Cook is leading Apple to a new era of success. But he's also spearheaded a cultural revolution within the company. Since becoming CEO, Cook has introduced a new style of management that emphasizes kindness, collaboration and honesty, and has quietly pushed Apple to support sexual and racial equal rights and invest heavily in renewable energy. Drawing on authorized access with several Apple insiders, Kahney, the world's leading reporter on Apple, tells the inspiring story of how one man attempted to replace the irreplaceable and succeeded better than anyone thought possible. Leander Kahney has covered Apple for more than a dozen years and has written four popular books about Apple and the culture of its followers, including Inside Steve's Brain and Jony Ive. The former news editor for Wired.com, he is currently the editor and publisher of CultofMac.com.
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22.31 USD

Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

by Leander Kahney
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The first-person account of the family that changed the American retail landscape. Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father, Cal Turner, Sr., and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. Cal's narrative is at its heart ...
My Father's Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company
The first-person account of the family that changed the American retail landscape. Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father, Cal Turner, Sr., and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. Cal's narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300--at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship. Cal shares how the small-town values with which he was raised helped him guide Dollar General from family enterprise to national powerhouse. Exploring three generations of a successful family with very different leadership styles, Cal Jr. shares a wealth of wisdom from a lifetime on the entrepreneurial front lines. He shows how his grandfather turned a third-grade education into an asset for success. He reveals how his driven father hatched the breakthrough dollar price point strategy and why it worked. And he explains how he found his own leadership style when he took his place at the helm--values-based, people-oriented, and pragmatic. Cal's story provides a riveting look at the family love and drama behind Dollar General's spectacular rise, pays homage to the working-class people whose no-frills needs helped determine its rock-bottom prices, and shares the life and business lessons of one of 20th-century America's most compelling business leaders.
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17.840000 USD

My Father's Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company

by Rob Simbeck, Cal Turner, Jr., Cal Turner
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Part coming-to-America story, part lyrical memoir, and yet another part activist's call to action, The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times is timely, funny, and poignant. Writing as a mother, immigrant, new American, coffeehouse owner, and international nonprofit leader, Prabasi's story weaves between Nepal, Ethiopia, and the United States. ...
The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times
Part coming-to-America story, part lyrical memoir, and yet another part activist's call to action, The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times is timely, funny, and poignant. Writing as a mother, immigrant, new American, coffeehouse owner, and international nonprofit leader, Prabasi's story weaves between Nepal, Ethiopia, and the United States. When Prabasi and her husband move from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to New York City with their young daughter in 2011, they start a thriving coffee business, grow their family, and are living their American Dream. After the 2016 election, they are suddenly unsure about their new home. Reclaiming the tradition of coffee houses throughout history, their coffeehouses become a hub for local organizing and action. Moving from despair to hope, this story is ultimately about building community, claiming home, and fighting for our dreams.
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20.950000 USD

The Coffeehouse Resistance: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times: Brewing Hope in Desperate Times

by Sarina Prabasi
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A moving memoir from a woman who made a fortune in a man's world and then gave it all away...soon to be turned into a film In 1962, Stephanie 'Steve' Shirley created a software company when the concept of software barely existed. Freelance Programmers employed women to work on complex ...
Let It Go: My Extraordinary Story - From Refugee to Entrepreneur to Philanthropist
A moving memoir from a woman who made a fortune in a man's world and then gave it all away...soon to be turned into a film In 1962, Stephanie 'Steve' Shirley created a software company when the concept of software barely existed. Freelance Programmers employed women to work on complex projects such as Concorde's black box recorder from the comfort of their own home. Shirley empowered a generation of women in technology, giving them unheard of freedom to choose their own hours and manage their own workloads. The business thrived and Shirley gradually transferred ownership to her staff, creating 70 millionaires in the process. Let It Go explores Shirley's trail blazing career as an entrepreneur but it also charts her incredible personal story - her dramatic arrival in England as an unaccompanied Kindertransport refugee during World War Two and the tragic loss of her only child who suffered severely from Autism. Today, Dame Stephanie Shirley is one of Britain's leading philanthropists, devoting most of her time, energy and wealth to charities that are close to her heart. In Let It Go, Shirley tells her inspirational story and explains why giving her wealth away - letting it go - has brought her infinitely more happiness and fulfilment than acquiring it in the first place. Co-written with Richard Askwith, the former Executive Editor of The Independent and the award-winning author of seven books in his own name, including biographies of Emil Zatopek and Lata Brandisova. 'An extraordinary tale of creativity and resilience' - Guardian 'This engrossing story of an extraordinary life is filled with lessons in what it means to be human' - Financial Times
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Let It Go: My Extraordinary Story - From Refugee to Entrepreneur to Philanthropist

by Stephanie Shirley
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This is a comprehensive biography of Clarence Charles Hatry, 1888-1965, an enigmatic and charismatic public figure. Hatry was the son of Jewish immigrant parents who became a company promoter and whose companies collapsed in 1929, leading to a crash on the London stock exchange. He was brought down by a ...
Share Trading, Fraud and the Crash of 1929: A Biography of Clarence Hatry
This is a comprehensive biography of Clarence Charles Hatry, 1888-1965, an enigmatic and charismatic public figure. Hatry was the son of Jewish immigrant parents who became a company promoter and whose companies collapsed in 1929, leading to a crash on the London stock exchange. He was brought down by a desperate fraud. At his trial three months later, the judge said that he could not imagine a worse crime. Analysing transactions in detail, the book reveals Hatry's brilliance as a manipulator and a world-class networker and persuader. It also demonstrates his vain belief in his ability to overcome any risks and his insecurity which led him to surround himself with sycophants who would not challenge his ideas. It shows how others used Hatry to make money, and, as he destroyed himself, as a scapegoat who distracted from the City's failings. Despite his deepest ambitions, he remained an outsider. Until now there has been no full biography of Clarence Hatry, which may be attributable to the lack of records, as his business papers are believed all to have been destroyed. This comprehensive biography is based on examination of the memoirs of Hatry's contemporaries, the archives and records which they and their companies preserved, and press reports of Hatry's activities. Marking the 90th anniversary of Hatry's collapse, this book will be important reading for academics and researchers looking to gain a greater understanding of the context of the 1929 crash, or of financial crises generally.
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Share Trading, Fraud and the Crash of 1929: A Biography of Clarence Hatry

by Chris Swinson
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Conspiracy theories are legion. Conspiracies are rare. And of the few that do exist, fewer are ever discovered, let alone explained. This story is the exception. In 2016, media giant Gawker was forced to declare bankruptcy after a $140 million dollar judgment in court over an illegally recorded sex tape ...
Conspiracy: A True Story of Power, Sex, and a Billionaire's Secret Plot to Destroy a Media Empire
Conspiracy theories are legion. Conspiracies are rare. And of the few that do exist, fewer are ever discovered, let alone explained. This story is the exception. In 2016, media giant Gawker was forced to declare bankruptcy after a $140 million dollar judgment in court over an illegally recorded sex tape of Hulk Hogan. The case was no accident: it was the result of a nearly decade-long plot masterminded by Facebook and Paypal billionaire Peter Thiel. With exclusive access to all the key players, Ryan Holiday takes us behind the scenes of this extraordinary and at times surreal story, and transforms the events into both a dissection of that controversial methodology - conspiracy - and an eye-opening cautionary tale on the use, abuse and consequences of power and secrecy in the modern age.
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Conspiracy: A True Story of Power, Sex, and a Billionaire's Secret Plot to Destroy a Media Empire

by Ryan Holiday
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DISCOVER THE SHOCKING TRUTH BEHIND THE BUSINESS AND LIFESTYLE OF SIR PHILIP GREEN In this jaw-dropping expose, Oliver Shah uncovers the truth behind one of Britain's biggest business scandals, following Sir Philip Green's journey to the big time, the wild excesses of his heyday and his dramatic demise. Stunning praise ...
Damaged Goods: The Rise and Fall of Sir Philip Green (The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller)
DISCOVER THE SHOCKING TRUTH BEHIND THE BUSINESS AND LIFESTYLE OF SIR PHILIP GREEN In this jaw-dropping expose, Oliver Shah uncovers the truth behind one of Britain's biggest business scandals, following Sir Philip Green's journey to the big time, the wild excesses of his heyday and his dramatic demise. Stunning praise for the book: 'A detailed and entertaining dismantling of the 'king of the high street'' Guardian 'Superb' Evening Standard 'From the glitzy parties to the threatening phone calls, the larger-than-life characters to the speedy downfall, this real-life tale of hubris has all the elements of a Greek tragedy' City AM 'Entertaining stuff, pacily written. Filled with colourful characters - and expletives' The Times 'Shah has written a hard-hitting, often funny, ultimately sobering tale of how fortunes were made and lost in late 20th and early 21st century Britain' Financial Times The author: Oliver Shah is the award-winning Business Editor of the Sunday Times who uncovered the methods Green used to amass his gigantic offshore fortune and the desperation that drove his doomed BHS deal. Shah was named business journalist of the year at both the Press Awards and London Press Club Awards in 2017 for his investigation into Sir Philip Green. He studied English at Cambridge University and journalism at City University before joining City AM in 2009 and the Sunday Times in 2010. Aged 34, Shah lives in east London.
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Damaged Goods: The Rise and Fall of Sir Philip Green (The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller)

by Oliver Shah
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Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and ...
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership. Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they'd feel confident asking for a raise, a promotion, or equal pay, and some reticence creeps in. The statistics, although an improvement on previous decades, are certainly not in women's favour - of 197 heads of state, only twenty-two are women. Women hold just 20 percent of seats in parliaments globally, and in the world of big business, a meagre eighteen of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business - draws on her own experience of working in some of the world's most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale.
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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg
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A Solitary Confinement: Always look on the bright side, even though you're paralysed from the neck downwards
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23.050000 USD

A Solitary Confinement: Always look on the bright side, even though you're paralysed from the neck downwards

by Robin Sheppard
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Zero to 30 Billion!: Commonsense Lessons From the Life of Riley
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20.950000 USD

Zero to 30 Billion!: Commonsense Lessons From the Life of Riley

by Dave Scheiber, Scott Riley
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Elon Musk: Elon Musk's greatest lessons for business, life, entrepreneurship, and changing the world!
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15.740000 USD

Elon Musk: Elon Musk's greatest lessons for business, life, entrepreneurship, and changing the world!

by Adam Briggs
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Mr. Sun Rexall Drug: One Family's Lasting Legacy in Pharmaceuticals
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Mr. Sun Rexall Drug: One Family's Lasting Legacy in Pharmaceuticals

by Nanci Kaplan Duplant, Carol Sue George
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Cornelius Vanderbilt - The Commodore: Insight and Analysis Into the Life and Success of America's First Tycoon
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Cornelius Vanderbilt - The Commodore: Insight and Analysis Into the Life and Success of America's First Tycoon

by J R MacGregor
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