Sam Walton: Made In America

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Bantam #ad - In a story rich with anecdotes and the "rules of the road" of both Main Street and Wall Street, heart, Sam Walton chronicles the inspiration, and optimism that propelled him to lasso the American Dream. Meet a genuine american folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world.

The undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch. Here, finally, inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure if his ambitions and achievements. Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style.

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Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - Not your typical self-made tycoon, Kroc was fifty-two years old when he opened his first franchise. But even more interesting than Ray Kroc the business man is Ray Kroc the man. He either enchants or antagonizes everyone he meets. But even his enemies agree there are three things Ray Kroc does damned well: sell hamburgers, make money, and tell stories.

From grinding it outfew entrepreneurs can claim to have radically changed the way we live, and Ray Kroc is one of them. In grinding it out, one of the largest fast-food corporations in the world with over 32, you'll meet the man behind McDonald's, 000 stores around the globe. Irrepressible enthusiast, and born storyteller, intuitive people person, Kroc will fascinate and inspire you on every page.

Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's #ad - His revolutions in food-service automation, and advertising have earned him a place beside the men and women who have founded not only businesses, franchising, shared national training, but entire empires.

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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

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Little, Brown and Company #ad - An immersive play-by-play of the company's ascent. To do so, he developed a corporate culture of relentless ambition and secrecy that's never been cracked. The everything store is the book that the business world can't stop talking about, the revealing, definitive biography of the company that placed one of the first and largest bets on the Internet and forever changed the way we shop and read.

Until now. Brad stone enjoyed unprecedented access to current and former Amazon employees and Bezos family members, and his book is the first in-depth, fly-on-the-wall account of life at Amazon. He wanted amazon to become the everything store, offering limitless selection and seductive convenience at disruptively low prices.

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon #ad - . It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story. Laura bennett, New Republic Amazon. Com's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller.

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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

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Scribner #ad - Together, harnessing the electrifying power of a bold vision and a shared belief in the transformative power of sports, they created a brand—and a culture—that changed everything. But knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always been a mystery. New york times bestseller in this instant and tenacious bestseller, starred review, game-changing, nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight “offers a rare and revealing look at the notoriously media-shy man behind the swoosh” Booklist, illuminating his company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, and profitable brands.

Bill gates named shoe dog one of his five favorite books of 2016 and called it “an amazing tale, a refreshingly honest reminder of what the path to business success really looks like. In this age of start-ups, knight’s Nike is the gold standard, and its swoosh is one of the few icons instantly recognized in every corner of the world.

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike #ad - Phil knight opens up in ways few CEOs are willing to do. Fresh out of business school, phil knight borrowed fifty dollars from his father and launched a company with one simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost running shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his car in 1963, Knight grossed eight thousand dollars that first year.

Above all, and with his first employees, with his former track coach, he recalls the relationships that formed the heart and soul of Nike, the irascible and charismatic Bill Bowerman, a ragtag group of misfits and savants who quickly became a band of swoosh-crazed brothers. He details the many risks he encountered, the crushing setbacks, the ruthless competitors and hostile bankers—as well as his many thrilling triumphs.

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Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built

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Ecco #ad - He also explores the political and social context for these momentous changes. Duncan explores vital questions about the company’s past, or will the chinese government act to curtail them? and as it set up shop from la and san francisco to seattle, present, did jack ma build alibaba? what explains his relentless drive and his ability to outsmart his competitors? With over 80% of China’s e-commerce market, and future: How, from such unremarkable origins, how will Alibaba grow its presence and investments in the US and other international markets?Clark tells Alibaba’s tale within the wider story of China’s economic explosion—the rise of the private sector and the expansion of Internet usage—that haver powered the country’s rise to become the world’s second largest economy and largest Internet population, how long can the company hope to maintain its dominance? As the company sets its sights on the country’s financial and media markets, are there limits to Alibaba’s ambitions, twice the size of the United States.

Alibaba today runs the e-commerce services that hundreds of millions of Chinese consumers depend on every day, providing employment and income for tens of millions more. In just a decade and half jack ma, a man who rose from humble beginnings and started his career as an English teacher, founded and built Alibaba into the second largest Internet company in the world.

Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma Built #ad - . A rockefeller of his age, and as the face of the new, Jack has become an icon for the country’s booming private sector, consumerist China is courted by heads of state and CEOs from around the world. Granted unprecedented access to a wealth of new material including exclusive interviews, inspiring entrepreneurs around the world and infuriating others, Clark draws on his own first-hand experience of key figures integral to Alibaba’s rise to create an authoritative, compelling narrative account of how Alibaba and its charismatic creator have transformed the way that Chinese exercise their new found economic freedom, turning the tables on the Silicon Valley giants who have tried to stand in his way.

An expert insider with unrivaled connections, Clark has a deep understanding of Chinese business mindset.

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Managing Oneself Harvard Business Review Classics

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Harvard Business Review Press #ad - Drucker foundation for nonprofit Management, public services institutions, and counseled 13 governments, and major corporations. Peter drucker was a writer, teacher, and consultant. In managing oneself, Peter Drucker explains how to do it. But with opportunity comes responsibility. The keys: cultivate a deep understanding of yourself by identifying your most valuable strengths and most dangerous weaknesses; Articulate how you learn and work with others and what your most deeply held values are; and Describe the type of work environment where you can make the greatest contribution.

That means it's up to you to carve out your place in the world and know when to change course. Companies today aren't managing their knowledge workers careers. Managing oneself identifies the probing questions you need to ask to gain the insights essential for taking charge of your career. And it's up to you to keep yourself engaged and productive during a career that may span some 50 years.

Managing Oneself Harvard Business Review Classics #ad - His 34 books have been published in more than 70 languages. We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession regardless of where you started out. Only when you operate with a combination of your strengths and self-knowledge can you achieve true and lasting excellence.

He founded the Peter F.

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acquired Anheuser-Busch, Burger King and Heinz - DREAM BIG: How the Brazilian Trio behind 3G Capital - Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles and Beto Sicupira

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Primeira Pessoa #ad - On the other hand, those who bring in exceptional results have the chance to become company partners and make a fortune. Dream big presents a detailed behind-the-scenes portrait of the meteoric rise of these three businessmen, from the founding of Banco Garantia in the 1970s to the present day. My friend - and now partner - Jorge Paulo and his team are among the best businessmen in the World.

He is a fantastic person and his story should be an inspiration to everybody, as it is for me. Warren buffettin just 40 years this Brazilian trio built the biggest empire in the history of Brazilian capitalism and launched themselves onto the world stage in an unprecedented way. The management method they developed, is based on meritocracy, which has been zealously followed by their employees, simplicity and constant cost cutting.

acquired Anheuser-Busch, Burger King and Heinz - DREAM BIG: How the Brazilian Trio behind 3G Capital - Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles and Beto Sicupira #ad - Their culture is as efficient as it is merciless and leaves no room for mediocre performance.

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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies Good to Great Book 2

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HarperBusiness #ad - This is not a book about charismatic visionary leaders. This is a book about visionary companies. So write jim collins and jerry porras in this groundbreaking book that shatters myths, provides new insights, and gives practical guidance to those who would like to build landmark companies that stand the test of time.

Drawing upon a six-year research project at the stanford university graduate school of Business, Collins and Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies -- they have an average age of nearly one hundred years and have outperformed the general stock market by a factor of fifteen since 1926 -- and studied each company in direct comparison to one of its top competitors.

. It is not about visionary product concepts or visionary products or visionary market insights. Nor is it about just having a corporate vision. Throughout, 3m, for example, while zenith never became dominant in anything other than tvs? how did boeing unseat mcdonnell douglas as the world's best commercial aircraft company -- what did boeing have that McDonnell Douglas lacked?By answering such questions, which began life substantially behind rival Colgate, Merck, Hewlett-Packard, eventually prevail as the premier institution in its industry? How was Motorola able to move from a humble battery repair business into integrated circuits and cellular communications, and Philip Morris from their rivals? How, Walt Disney, did Procter & Gamble, the authors asked: "What makes the truly exceptional companies different from other companies?"What separates General Electric, Wal-Mart, Collins and Porras go beyond the incessant barrage of management buzzwords and fads of the day to discover timeless qualities that have consistently distinguished out-standing companies.

Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies Good to Great Book 2 #ad - They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. This is a book about something far more important, enduring, and substantial. They also provide inspiration to all executives and entrepreneurs by destroying the false but widely accepted idea that only charismatic visionary leaders can build visionary companies.

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The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

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Harvard Business Review Press #ad - But what really matters when you run an organization? What is the hallmark of exceptional CEO performance? Quite simply, it is the returns for the shareholders of that company over the long term. In this refreshing, author will thorndike brings to bear the analytical wisdom of a successful career in investing, counterintuitive book, closely evaluating the performance of companies and their leaders.

. An outstanding book about CEOs who excelled at capital allocation. Warren buffett#1 on warren buffett’s recommended reading list, berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder Letter, 2012Named one of “19 Books Billionaire Charlie Munger Thinks You Should Read” in Business Insider. A book that details the extraordinary success of CEOs who took a radically different approach to corporate management.

The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success #ad - Charlie munger, vice-chairman of berkshire Hathaway Corporation“Thorndike explores the importance of thoughtful capital allocation through the stories of eight successful CEOs. In the outsiders, you’ll learn the traits and methods—striking for their consistency and relentless rationality—that helped these unique leaders achieve such exceptional performance.

Humble, these “outsiders” shunned Wall Street and the press, and often frugal, unassuming, and shied away from the hottest new management trends. A good read for any business leader but especially those willing to chart their own course. Michael dell, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of DellWhat makes a successful CEO? Most people call to mind a familiar definition: “a seasoned manager with deep industry expertise.

Others might point to the qualities of today’s so-called celebrity CEOs—charisma, virtuoso communication skills, and a confident management style.

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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

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Ecco #ad - More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy. Vance spent over 40 hours in conversation with musk and interviewed close to 300 people to tell the tumultuous stories of Musk's world-changing companies: PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity, and to characterize a man who has renewed American industry and sparked new levels of innovation while making plenty of enemies along the way.

Vance uses musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our time: can the nation of inventors and creators which led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk--one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history--is a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists like Thomas Edison, Howard Hughes, Henry Ford, and Steve Jobs.

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