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Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic
Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic
By Random House Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 22 reviews
OxyContin, a potent painkiller containing opium-derived oxycodone as its key active ingredient, was first sold in 1996 as a treatment for cancer patients and other chronic pain sufferers. From the start, the drug's manufacturer aggressively marketed its patented time-release formula as a breakthrough in the effort to reduce prescription drug abuse. It wasn't long, however, before thrill-seeking teenagers shattered that illusion of safety; by simply crushing an ''Oxy,'' they were able to tap


When the Wolves Bite
When the Wolves Bite
By Hachette Audio
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 38 reviews
The inside story of the clash of two of Wall Street's biggest, richest, toughest, most aggressive players - Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman - and Herbalife, the company caught in the middle. With their billions of dollars and their business savvy, activist investors Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman have the ability to move markets with the flick of a wrist. But what happens when they run into the one thing in business they can't control: each other?   This fast-paced book tells the story of the clash


Dethroning the King: The Hostile Takeover of Anheuser-Busch, an American Icon
Dethroning the King: The Hostile Takeover of Anheuser-Busch, an American Icon
By Tantor Audio
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 137 reviews
How did InBev, a Belgian company controlled by Brazilians, take over one of America's most beloved brands after barely a whimper of a fight? With timing - and some unexpected help from powerful members of the Busch dynasty, the very family that had run the company for more than a century. In Dethroning the King, Julie MacIntosh, an award-winning financial journalist who led coverage of the takeover for the Financial Times, details how the drama that unfolded at Anheuser-Busch in 2008 went


DisneyWar
DisneyWar
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews
The dramatic inside story of the downfall of Michael Eisner - Disney chairman and CEO - and the scandals that drove America's best-known entertainment company to civil war. ''When You Wish Upon a Star'', ''Whistle While You Work'', ''The Happiest Place on Earth'' - these are lyrics indelibly linked to Disney, one of the most admired and best-known companies in the world. So when Roy Disney, chairman of Walt Disney Animation and nephew of founder Walt Disney, abruptly resigned in November 2003


The Bonanza King
The Bonanza King
By Simon & Schuster Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
The rags-to-riches American frontier tale of an Irish immigrant who outwits, outworks, and outmaneuvers thousands of rivals to take control of Nevada's Comstock Lode - the rich body of gold and silver so immensely valuable that it changed the destiny of the United States. Born in 1831, John W. Mackay was a penniless Irish immigrant who came of age in New York City, went to California during the Gold Rush, and mined without much luck for eight years. When he heard of riches found on the other


Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
By Hachette Audio
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia family for three generations, it was also the center of life in Bassett, VA-an unincorporated town that existed solely for the people who built the company's products. But beginning in the 1980s, the Bassett company suffered from an influx of cheap Chinese furniture as the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately was forced




The Zappos Experience: 5 Principles to Inspire, Engage, and Wow
The Zappos Experience: 5 Principles to Inspire, Engage, and Wow
By Brilliance Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews
Zappos. The name has come to stand for a new standard of customer service, an amazing online shopping experience, a great place to work, and the most impressive transformational business success story of our time. Simply put, Zappos is revolutionizing business and changing lives. Now, Joseph Michelli, author of the internationally bestselling business books Prescription for Excellence and The Starbucks Experience, explains how Zappos does it - and how you can do it in your industry. The


The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
Winner of the National Book Award and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about an American banking dynasty. Acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as ''brilliantly researched and written'', the book tells the rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned. It is the definitive account of the rise of the modern financial world. A gripping history of banking and the booms and busts that shaped


Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
Top of the Rock: Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
By Random House Audio
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 111 reviews
Seinfeld, Friends, Frasier, ER, Cheers, Law & Order, Will & Grace... Here is the funny, splashy, irresistible insiders' account of the greatest era in television history - told by the actors, writers, directors, producers, and the network executives who made it happen... and watched it all fall apart. Warren Littlefield was the NBC President of Entertainment who oversaw the Peacock Network's rise from also-ran to a division that generated a billion dollars in profits. In this fast-paced and


Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster
Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry's Road from Glory to Disaster
By Tantor Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 114 reviews
This is the epic saga of the American automobile industry's rise and demise, a compelling story of hubris, denial, missed opportunities, and self-inflicted wounds that culminates with the president of the United States ushering two of Detroit's Big Three car companies - once proud symbols of prosperity - through bankruptcy. The cost to American taxpayers topped $100 billion - enough to buy every car and truck sold in America in the first half of 2009. With unprecedented access, Pulitzer


The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm
The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm
By Brilliance Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 102 reviews
IDEO, the widely admired, award-winning design and development firm that brought the world the Apple mouse, Polaroid's I-Zone instant camera, the Palm V, and hundreds of other cutting-edge products and services, reveals its secrets for fostering a culture and process of continuous innovation. There isn't a business in America that doesn't want to be more creative in its thinking, products, and processes. At many companies, being first with a concept and first to market are critical just to


Making It in America: A 12-Point Plan for Growing Your Business and Keeping Jobs at Home
Making It in America: A 12-Point Plan for Growing Your Business and Keeping Jobs at Home
By Hachette Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 115 reviews
Everyone knows you can't build things in America anymore. Everyone, that is, except John D. Bassett III. While one corporation after another exported their manufacturing to high-volume factories in low-wage locations overseas, Bassett's traditional wood bedroom furniture manufacturing company has not only survived but thrived making premium products right here in America. When everyone else was rushing for the exits, Bassett bet on the talent, dedication, and uncompromising quality of American


Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World
By Tantor Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 50 reviews
Pulitzer Prize, History, 2010It is commonly believed that the Great Depression that began in 1929 resulted from a confluence of events beyond any one person's or government's control. In fact, as Liaquat Ahamed reveals, it was the decisions made by a small number of central bankers that were the primary cause of the economic meltdown, the effects of which set the stage for World War II and reverberated for decades. In Lords of Finance, we meet the neurotic and enigmatic Montagu Norman of the


Verizon Untethered: An Insider's Story of Innovation and Disruption
Verizon Untethered: An Insider's Story of Innovation and Disruption
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews
This is a history of the transformation of Verizon and the telecommunications industry told through the eyes of founding CEO Ivan Seidenberg and his leadership team, with highlights and commentary from best-selling global leadership guru Ram Charan. ''The Verizon leadership team stands apart from most leadership teams today in their willingness repeatedly to put the enterprise before the individual. At first blush, this might look like a hopelessly old-fashioned notion in the age of the


We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 138 reviews
In this groundbreaking portrait of corporate seizure of political power, We the Corporations reveals how American businesses won equal rights and transformed the Constitution to serve the ends of capital. Corporations - like minorities and women - have had a civil rights movement of their own and now possess nearly all the same rights as ordinary people. Uncovering the deep historical roots of Citizens United, Adam Winkler shows how that controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision was the


Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!
Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!
By Hachette Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews
A pause-register, warts-and-all narrative about Marissa Mayer's efforts to remake Yahoo as well as her own rise from Stanford University undergrad to CEO of a $30 billion corporation by the age of 38. When Yahoo hired star Google executive Mayer to be its CEO in 2012 employees rejoiced. They put posters on the walls throughout Yahoo's California headquarters. On them there was Mayer's face and one word: HOPE. But one year later, Mayer sat in front of those same employees in a huge cafeteria


The Soul of a New Machine
The Soul of a New Machine
By Hachette Audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 140 reviews
Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one company's efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up), and the cult of pursuing mind-bending technological innovations. The Soul of a New Machine is an essential chapter in the history of the machine that


Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street 1920-1928
Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street 1920-1928
By Random House Audio
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 70 reviews
''In this book, John Brooks - who was one of the most elegant of all business writers - perfectly catches the flavor of one of history's best-known financial dramas: the 1929 crash and its aftershocks. It's packed with parallels and parables for the modern reader.'' - From the Foreword by Richard Lambert Editor-in-Chief, The Financial Times Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breathtaking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars.


The Secret History of the American Empire
The Secret History of the American Empire
By Penguin Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews
A riveting exposé of international corruption—and what we can do about it, from the author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which spent over a year on the New York Times bestseller list. In his stunning memoir, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins detailed his former role as an “economic hit man” in the international corporate skullduggery of a de facto American Empire. This riveting, behind-the-scenes exposé unfolded like a cinematic blockbuster told through the eyes



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