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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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Lonely Ideas
Book

Loren Graham

MIT Press, 2013

(8)

The Accidental Investment Banker
Book
 

Jonathan A. Knee

Oxford UP, 2006

(10)

A Splendid Exchange
Book
 

William J. Bernstein

Atlantic Monthly Press, 2008

(10)

A Short History of Financial Euphoria
Book

John Kenneth Galbraith

Penguin, 1994

(10)

A Primer on Money, Banking, and Gold
Book
 

Peter L. Bernstein

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008

(8)

Images of Organization
Book

Gareth Morgan

Berrett-Koehler, 1998

(5)

Paying with Plastic
Book
 

Richard Schmalensee and David S. Evans

MIT Press, 2005

(8)

Common Sense
Book
 

Thomas Paine

Applewood Books, 2002

(9)

The Exchange Artist
Book

Jane Kamensky

Penguin, 2008

(8)

Inventing Money
Book

Nicholas Dunbar

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000

(7)

Secrets of Silicon Valley
Book
 

Deborah Perry Piscione

Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

(7)

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)

Tower of Basel
Book
 

Adam LeBor

Public Affairs, 2013

(7)

What Consumers Want
Video

Joseph Pine

TED Conferences LLC, 2004

(7)

Den of Thieves
Book
 

James B. Stewart

Simon & Schuster, 1992

(10)

Currency Wars
Book
 

James Rickards

Portfolio, 2011

(9)

The Partnership
Book
 

Charles D. Ellis

Penguin, 2008

(8)

Collapse
Book
 

Jared Diamond

Penguin, 2005

(9)

The Master Switch
Book
 

Tim Wu

Knopf, 2010

(9)

The Origins of Value
Book
 

William N. Goetzmann and K. Geert Rouwenhorst

Oxford UP, 2005

(7)

Lords of Finance
Book
 

Liaquat Ahamed

Penguin Group (USA), 2009

(9)

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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.