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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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A Splendid Exchange
Book
 

William J. Bernstein

Atlantic Monthly Press, 2008

(10)

A History of Corporate Finance
Book

Paul J. Miranti Jr. and Jonathan Barron Baskin

Cambridge UP, 1999

(6)

Den of Thieves
Book
 

James B. Stewart

Simon & Schuster, 1992

(10)

Common Sense
Book
 

Thomas Paine

Applewood Books, 2002

(9)

Googled
Book
 

Ken Auletta

Penguin Group (USA), 2010

(8)

The Ascent of Money
Book
 

Niall Ferguson

Penguin, 2008

(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)

Capital
Book
 

Karl Marx

Oxford UP, 1999

(9)

A Short History of Financial Euphoria
Book

John Kenneth Galbraith

Penguin, 1994

(10)

The Accidental Investment Banker
Book
 

Jonathan A. Knee

Oxford UP, 2006

(10)

The New Financial Capitalists
Book

George P. Baker and George David Smith

Cambridge UP, 1998

(6)

The New Power of Collaboration
Video

Howard Rheingold

TED Conferences LLC, 2005

(7)

What Consumers Want
Video

Joseph Pine

TED Conferences LLC, 2004

(7)

Lonely Ideas
Book

Loren Graham

MIT Press, 2013

(8)

13 Bankers
Book
 

Simon Johnson and James Kwak

Pantheon Books, 2010

(9)

Powers of Persuasion
Book

Winston Fletcher

Oxford UP, 2008

(7)

Inventing Money
Book

Nicholas Dunbar

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000

(7)

When Prime Brokers Fail
Book

J. S. Aikman

Bloomberg Press, 2010

(8)

The Origins of Value
Book
 

William N. Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst

Oxford UP, 2005

(7)

100 Years of Wall Street
Book

Charles R. Geisst

McGraw-Hill, 2000

(7)

The Equity Culture
Book

B. Mark Smith

FSG, 2003

(7)

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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.