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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Deepak Malhotra

Berrett-Koehler, 2016

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Tyler Cowen

Dutton, 2013

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Jeremy C. Miller

HarperBusiness, 2016

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Richard Vague

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014

(7)

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David Smith

Profile Books, 2015

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Frank Trentmann

Harper, 2016

(8)

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F. A. Hayek

Routledge, 2012

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Michelle Malkin

Simon & Schuster, 2015

(7)

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Stuart Ewen

Basic Books, 2001

(9)

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Frederic Laloux

Nelson Parker, 2014

(7)

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Scott Malcomson

OR Books, 2015

(8)

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Nathaniel Popper

Harper, 2015

(9)

2 weeks ago

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Barry Eichengreen

Oxford World’s Classics, 2015

(8)

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Atif Mian and Amir Sufi

University of Chicago Press, 2015

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Arnold Thackray et al.

Basic Books, 2015

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Nikil Saval

Doubleday Broadway, 2014

(9)

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Gerald Posner

Wall Street Journal Books, 2015

(8)

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Russ Roberts

Portfolio, 2014

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Ryan Holiday

Portfolio, 2014

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Mike Mayo

Wiley, 2011

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Stephen D. King

Yale UP, 2014

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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.