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Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic
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
Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town
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
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 House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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
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
Making It in America: A 12-Point Plan for Growing Your Business and Keeping Jobs at Home
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
Verizon Untethered: An Insider's Story of Innovation and Disruption
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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
Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!
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