At the heart of the story is an unlikely partnership between a visionary engineer, and an abrasive Harvard Business school grad, Mike Lazaridis, Jim Balsillie. Together, they engineered a pioneering pocket email device that became the tool of choice for presidents and CEOs. What went so wrong? losing the signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley.
Losing the Signal: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry #ad - With unprecedented access to key players, senior executives, directors and competitors, Losing the Signal unveils the remarkable rise of a company that started above a bagel store in Ontario. At the very moment blackberry was ranked the world's fastest growing company internal feuds and chaotic growth crippled the company as it faced its gravest test: Apple and Google's entry in to mobile phones.
Today that number is one percent. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. In 2009, blackberry controlled half of the smartphone market.
Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash TradeBloomsbury Press #ad - How can garbage turn into gold? what does recycling have to do with globalization? where does all that stuff we throw away go, anyway? When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday's newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don't want and turn it into something you can't wait to buy.
What emerges is an engaging, colorful, and sometimes troubling tale of how the way we consume and discard stuff brings home the ascent of a developing world that recognizes value where Americans don't. Junkyard planet reveals how “going green” usually means making money-and why that's often the most sustainable choice, even when the recycling methods aren't pretty.
Junkyard Planet: Travels in the Billion-Dollar Trash Trade #ad - With unmatched access to and insight on the waste industry, and the explanatory gifts and an eye for detail worthy of a John McPhee or William Langewiesche, Minter traces the export of America's garbage and the massive profits that China and other rising nations earn from it. Along the way, we meet an international cast of characters who have figured out how to squeeze Silicon Valley-scale fortunes from what we all throw away.
In junkyard planet, adam minter-veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner-travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, 500-billion-dollar industry that's transforming our economy and environment. Minter takes us from back-alley Chinese computer recycling operations to recycling factories capable of processing a jumbo jet's worth of trash every day.
Junkyard planet reveals that Americans might need to learn a smarter way to take out the trash.
Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America's EyeballsPortfolio #ad - Journalist gina keating recounts the absorbing, fast-paced drama of the company's turbulent rise to the top and its attempt to invent two new kinds of business. First it engaged in a grueling war against video-store behemoth Blockbuster, transforming movie rental forever. Then it jumped into an even bigger battle for online video streaming against Google, Amazon, Hulu, and the big cable companies.
Hastings is often heralded as a visionary-he was named Business Person of the Year in 2010 by Fortune-even as he has been called the nation's worst CEO. The quest to become the world's portal for premium video on demand will determine nothing less than the future of entertainment and the Internet. Yet long- term success-or even survival-is still far from guaranteed.
Netflixed: The Epic Battle for America's Eyeballs #ad - Drawing on extensive new interviews and her years covering Netflix as a financial and entertainment reporter, Keating makes this tale as absorbing as it is important. They were surprised and elated when launch-day traffic in April 1998 crashed their server and resulted in 150 sales. Today, netflix has more than 25 million subscribers and annual revenues above $3 billion.
Netflix also faces disgruntled customers after price increases and other stumbles that could tarnish the brand forever. Yet for all its success, Netflix is still a polarizing company. Netflix has come a long way since 1997, marc randolph and Reed Hastings, when two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, decided to start an online DVD store before most people owned a DVD player.
The Deal of the Century: The Breakup of AT&TOpen Road Media #ad - Hailed by the new york times book review as “rich, intricate and convincing, ” The Deal of the Century is the definitive narrative of a momentous turning point in the way America does business. A new york times–bestselling author’s “superbly reported” account of the dismantling of the world’s largest corporation The Washington Post.
Over the following decade, executives, politicians, an army of lawyers, and judges spent countless hours clashing over what amounted to the biggest corporate breakup in American history. . From boardroom to courtroom, steve coll untangles the myriad threads of this complex and critical case and gives readers “an excellent behind-the-scenes look” at the human drama involved in the remaking of an entire industry The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Deal of the Century: The Breakup of AT&T #ad - When the us department of justice brought an antitrust lawsuit against AT&T in 1974, the telecommunications giant held a monopoly on phone service throughout the country. Written by the two-time pulitzer prize–winning author of Ghost Wars and Private Empire, The Deal of the Century chronicles the decade-long war for control of AT&T.
Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for MillionsHarperCollins e-books #ad - A real-life mixture of liar's poker and wall street, brimming with intense action, and exotic characters, underground sex, vivid locales, romance, Ugly Americans is the untold true story that rocked the financial community. He and his friends were hedge-fund cowboys, living life on the adrenaline-, sex-, and drugs-fueled edge—kids running billion-dollar portfolios, trading information in the back rooms of high-class brothels and at VIP tables in nightclubs across the Far East.
Malcolm and his ivy league-schooled twenty-something colleagues, with their warped sense of morality, created their own economic theory that would culminate in a single deal the likes of which had never been seen before—or since. Ugly americans is a story of extremes, nerve, excess, charged with wealth, and glamour.
Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions #ad - Ben mezrich, author of the new york times bestseller Bringing Down the House, returns with an astonishing story of Ivy League hedge-fund cowboys, high stakes, and the Asian underworld. John malcolm was the ultimate gunslinger in the Wild East, prepared to take on any level of risk in making mind-boggling sums of money.
The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of ControversyMariner Books #ad - An engrossing story of audacious entrepreneurism and big-industry disruption, this is a tale for our times. Charles duhigg, author of smarter faster betteran investigative look into a beloved, disruptive, notorious start-up This is the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb, the online lodging platform that is now the largest provider of accommodations in the world.
A fast-paced, fun dive into one of the seminal firms of our time; through the tale of Airbnb, Leigh Gallagher shows us how the sharing economy can be a force for emotional connection — as well as for social and business disruption. Rana foroohar, financial Times columnist and CNN global economic analyst .
The Airbnb Story: How Three Ordinary Guys Disrupted an Industry, Made Billions . . . and Created Plenty of Controversy #ad - Fortune editor leigh gallagher presents the first nuanced, in-depth look at the Airbnb phenomenon — the successes and controversies alike — and takes us behind the scenes as the company’s young CEO steers into increasingly uncharted waters. At first just the wacky idea of cofounders Brian Chesky, and Nathan Blecharczyk, Joe Gebbia, Airbnb has become indispensable to millions of hosts and travelers around the world.
Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the NationAlgonquin Books #ad - Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people to invest as much as $30 million—upward of $400 million today—in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama. Gives a master con artist his due” The Washington Post. It was a time of unregulated madness.
A comprehensively researched and enthralling account of the life, times and crimes of Leo Koretz . . . This rip-roaring tale of greed, illicit sex, then on the lam, over-the-top and under-the-radar deceit, and a brilliant and wildly charming con man on the town, financial corruption, dirty politics, is not only a rich and detailed account of a man and an era; it’s a fascinating look at the methods of swindlers throughout history.
Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation #ad - As model ts rumbled down michigan Avenue, gang-war shootings announced Al Capone’s rise to underworld domination. As bedecked partygoers thronged to the Drake Hotel’s opulent banquet rooms, corrupt politicians held court in thriving speakeasies and the frenzy of stock market gambling was rampant. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties.
Leo koretz was the bernie madoff of his day, and Dean Jobb shows us that the American dream of easy wealth is a timeless commodity. Intoxicating and impressively researched, Jobb’s immorality tale provides a sobering post-Madoff reminder that those who think everything is theirs for the taking are destined to be taken.
The new york times book review“A captivating tale of high-flying financial chicanery in 1920s Chicago .
Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and BetrayalPortfolio #ad - The dramatic, unlikely story behind the founding of Twitter, by New York Times bestselling author and Vanity Fair special correspondent The San Francisco-based technology company Twitter has become a powerful force in less than ten years. Today it’s everything from a tool for fighting political oppression in the Middle East to a marketing must-have to the world’s living room during live TV events to President Trump’s preferred method of communication.
Drawing on hundreds of sources, and internal e-mails, venture capital, documents, Bilton offers a rarely-seen glimpse of the inner workings of technology startups, and Silicon Valley culture. But few people know that it nearly fell to pieces early on. In this rousing history that reads like a novel, following the four hackers—Ev Williams, Hatching Twitter takes readers behind the scenes of Twitter’s early exponential growth, Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, and Noah Glass, who created the cultural juggernaut practically by accident.
Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal #ad - It’s a drama of betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles over money, influence, and control over a company that was growing faster than they could ever imagine. It has hundreds of millions of active users all over the world.
That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an IdeaLittle, Brown and Company #ad - Full of counter-intuitive concepts and written in binge-worthy prose, it answers some of our most fundamental questions about taking that leap of faith in business or in life: How do you begin? How do you weather disappointment and failure? How do you deal with success? What even is success? From idea generation to team building to knowing when it's time to let go, That Will Never Work is not only the ultimate follow-your-dreams parable, but also one of the most dramatic and insightful entrepreneurial stories of our time.
Late fees were ubiquitous, video-streaming unheard was of, and widespread DVD adoption seemed about as imminent as flying cars. In the tradition of phil knight's shoe dog comes the incredible untold story of how Netflix went from concept to company-all revealed by co-founder and first CEO Marc Randolph.
That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea #ad - Once upon a time, brick-and-mortar video stores were king. It was a simple thought-leveraging the internet to rent movies-and was just one of many more and far worse proposals, that Randolph would pitch to his business partner, like personalized baseball bats and a shampoo delivery service, Reed Hastings, on their commute to work each morning.
Indeed, these were the widely accepted laws of the land in 1997, when Marc Randolph had an idea. But hastings was intrigued, and the pair-with Hastings as the primary investor and Randolph as the CEO-founded a company. What emerges, though, isn't just the inside story of one of the world's most iconic companies.
From having to pitch his own mother on being an early investor, marc randolph's transformational journey exemplifies how anyone with grit, to server crashes on launch day, to the motel conference room that served as a first office, to the now-infamous meeting when Netflix brass pitched Blockbuster to acquire them, gut instincts and determination can change the world-even with an idea that many think will never work.
From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's RussiaHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Ambassador to russia from 2012 to 2014, he had a front-row seat when this fleeting, hopeful moment crumbled with Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency. This riveting inside account combines history and memoir to tell the full story of U. S. Russia relations from the fall of the Soviet Union to the new rise of the hostile, paranoid Russian president.
As president barack obama’s adviser on russian affairs, McFaul helped craft the United States’ policy known as “reset” that fostered new and unprecedented collaboration between the two countries. From the first days of mcfaul’s ambassadorship, the kremlin actively sought to discredit and undermine him, hassling him with tactics that included dispatching protesters to his front gates, his staff, slandering him on state media, and tightly surveilling him, and his family.
From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia #ad - From cold war to hot peace is an essential account of the most consequential global confrontation of our time. In 2008, when michael mcfaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely presidential campaign, he had no idea that he would find himself at the beating heart of one of today’s most contentious and consequential international relationships.
New york times bestseller from the diplomat putin wants to interrogate—and has banned from Russia—a revelatory, inside account of U. S. Russia relations from 1989 to the present“A fascinating and timely account of the current crisis in the relationship between Russia and the United States.
Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall StreetRandom House #ad - Longlisted for the andrew carnegie medal for excellence in Nonfiction and the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award “A modern version of Moby-Dick, with wiretaps rather than harpoons. Jennifer senior, the new york Times “If you liked James B. But that image was shattered when his fund, SAC Capital, became the target of a seven-year government investigation.
Her chilling account of a blighted industry is as mesmerizing as a human story as it is as a financial one. Fortune “a tour de force of groundbreaking reporting and brilliant storytelling. Jeffrey toobin, new York Times bestselling author of American Heiress. Everyone should read this book. David grann, author of killers of the flower moon one of the best books of the year—the new york times and the Economist • Finalist for the New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism The hedge fund industry changed Wall Street.
Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street #ad - Cohen was revered as one of the greatest traders who ever lived. In hedge fund circles, Steven A. Stewart’s den of thieves, sheelah Kolhatkar’s thrilling Black Edge should be next on your reading list.