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History of Business Summaries

Nobody can predict the future, but everyone can analyze the past and learn from it. These summaries tell the story of capitalism, currencies, the stock exchange and much more.

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Tower of Basel
Book
 

Adam LeBor

Public Affairs, 2013

(7)

What Consumers Want
Video

Joseph Pine

TED Conferences LLC, 2/2004

(7)

Common Sense
Book
 

Thomas Paine

Applewood Books, 2002

(9)

Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds & Confusión de Confusiones
Book
 

Charles Mackay and Joseph de la Vega

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995

(8)

Too Big to Fail
Book
 

Andrew Ross Sorkin

Viking Press, 2009

(9)

13 Bankers
Book
 

Simon Johnson and James Kwak

Pantheon Books, 2010

(9)

Secrets of Silicon Valley
Book
 

Deborah Perry Piscione

Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

(7)

The Accidental Investment Banker
Book
 

Jonathan A. Knee

Oxford UP, 2006

(10)

This Time Is Different
Book
 

Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff

Princeton UP, 2009

(8)

The Snowball
Book

Alice Schroeder

Bantam, 2008

(10)

Civilization
Book

Niall Ferguson

Penguin Press, 2011

(9)

Volcker
Book
 

William L. Silber

Bloomsbury Press, 2012

(8)

The Master Switch
Book
 

Tim Wu

Knopf, 2010

(9)

Digital Wars
Book
 

Charles Arthur

Kogan Page, 2012

(8)

SuperCycles
Book

Arun Motianey

McGraw-Hill, 2010

(8)

The Invention of Enterprise
Book
 

David S. Landes et al.

Princeton UP, 2010

(7)

A Short History of Financial Euphoria
Book

John Kenneth Galbraith

Penguin, 1994

(10)

Currency Wars
Book
 

James Rickards

Portfolio, 2011

(9)

Barbarians at the Gate
Book
 

Bryan Burrough and John Helyar

HarperBusiness, 2003

(9)

Den of Thieves
Book
 

James B. Stewart

Simon & Schuster, 1992

(10)

Grand Pursuit
Book
 

Sylvia Nasar

Simon & Schuster, 2011

(8)

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History of Business

The summaries in this category offer a little something for everyone. If you enjoy exploring the roots of economic theory or the principles of capitalism and socialism, you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied. Perhaps you’re interested in learning more about foreign currencies, precious metals and the dynamics of the stock market. Or maybe you’re intrigued by political economic luminaries such as Adam Smith or Karl Marx.

Our history of business summaries are specifically designed to appeal to a large cross-section of subscribers. In addition to presenting a broad overview on such topics as the evolution of small business or the historical development of entrepreneurship, getAbstract tells the compelling stories of corporate titans whose huge footprints dot the business landscape. For example, we’ll show you how Goldman Sachs became an investment banking icon and what enabled technological visionaries such as Google, Microsoft and Apple to rise to positions of dominance. You’ll learn about the founding of IBM and how it changed industry and society.

You’ll learn about hedge funds, prime brokers and how advances in technology affect commerce, trading and banking. You’ll have a better understanding of why some experts believe that America needs to rediscover its passion for innovation and manufacturing. In short, the summaries in this category provide a broad historical perspective of business that will inevitably contribute to your personal growth. And it’s all right at your fingertips.