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History of Business

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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Common Sense
Book
 

Thomas Paine

Applewood Books, 2002

(9)

The Master Switch
Book
 

Tim Wu

Knopf, 2010

(9)

Lonely Ideas
Book

Loren Graham

MIT Press, 2013

(8)

Economics of Good and Evil
Book
 

Tomas Sedlacek

Oxford UP, 2011

(8)

The Ascent of Money
Book
 

Niall Ferguson

Penguin, 2008

(9)

Civilization
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Niall Ferguson

Penguin Press, 2011

(9)

The Accidental Investment Banker
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Jonathan A. Knee

Oxford UP, 2006

(10)

This Time Is Different
Book
 

Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff

Princeton UP, 2009

(8)

Enron
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Loren Fox

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003

(7)

A Short History of Financial Euphoria
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John Kenneth Galbraith

Penguin, 1994

(10)

Den of Thieves
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James B. Stewart

Simon & Schuster, 1992

(10)

Googled
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Ken Auletta

Penguin Group (USA), 2010

(8)

Currency Wars
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James Rickards

Portfolio, 2011

(9)

Images of Organization
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Gareth Morgan

Berrett-Koehler, 1998

(5)

Digital Wars
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Charles Arthur

Kogan Page, 2012

(8)

On the Brink
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Henry M. Paulson

Business Plus, 2010

(9)

The Tinkerers
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Alec Foege

Basic Books, 2013

(7)

The Genius of the Beast
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Howard Bloom

Prometheus Books, 2009

(8)

When Prime Brokers Fail
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J. S. Aikman

Bloomberg Press, 2010

(8)

The New Financial Capitalists
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George P. Baker and George David Smith

Cambridge UP, 1998

(6)

Grand Pursuit
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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.