Download E-books Henry Edwards Huntington: A Biography PDF

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A mythical ebook collector, a gourmand of excellent artwork, a horticulturist, and a philanthropist, Henry Edwards Huntington may be top often called the founding father of the world-renowned Huntington Library, artwork Gallery, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California. James Thorpe's accomplished biography of Huntington tells the richly human tale of the guy who turned America's maximum publication collector and used to be a number one determine within the improvement of southern California.

Henry Edwards Huntington was once born in ny kingdom in 1850. He all started operating on the age of 17, ultimately moved to California, and in later years used to be hailed for his imaginative and prescient in constructing the road railway procedure that created the constitution of the la quarter. constantly a lover of books, Huntington bought many marvelous volumes—among them the total Gutenberg Bible on vellum and the library of the Earl of Bridgewater. He additionally equipped a well suited artwork assortment and tested a grand botanical backyard at the grounds of the constructions that will residence his artwork and books. Then, in an act of philanthropy seldom equaled, he gave those nice treasures to the public.

The intimate part of Huntington's existence seems in those pages, too. Thorpe has culled an unlimited trove of non-public letters, diaries, and different files that exhibit Huntington's remarkable own characteristics. The author's well-rounded biography of this unassuming but proficient American is usually richly evocative of the days within which Henry Edwards Huntington lived.

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Download E-books The Trumps: Three Generations That Built an Empire PDF

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By Gwenda Blair

Donald Trump, the canny deal maker and crowd pleaser, is the 3rd new release of an entrepreneurial kinfolk whose turbulent heritage and impressive achievements replicate the transformation of the United States from a land of scrabbling immigrant survivors to our brand-name period. Donald's German immigrant grandfather Friedrich got here to the US with one suitcase and unlimited religion in his intestine instincts. A resort and saloon keeper who supplied miners with shield and feminine companionship through the Klondike gold rush, he later opened a storefront genuine property operation in Queens, ny. Fred, Friedrich's eldest son, began construction homes for pals whereas he used to be nonetheless in highschool and used to be one of the first to achieve that the recent Deal could develop into America's new gold rush. utilizing govt housing subsidies and loopholes, Fred developed hundreds of thousands of latest houses in Brooklyn and Queens, made a fortune, and supplied start-up capital for his moment son, Donald. Donald, decided to pursue a profession on a bigger, and finally all-encompassing, level, set his points of interest on long island. It was once then in a stoop. Sensing the start of one other golden age, the younger developer begun positioning himself to exploit it. His most vital asset in the course of what may develop into the go-go years of the Nineteen Eighties and the industrial bonanza that within the Nineteen Nineties used to be his perception that, this time, reputation itself often is the street to fortune. Donald had already discovered from his father the way to be a true property developer. Now, endowed with a expertise for extravagant exaggeration, he could turn into a world-famous developer. Feuds, divorces, sexual boasts, presidential bids, billion-dollar triumphs, billion-dollardisasters -- Donald Trump's roller-coaster existence might develop into some of the most awesome, and remarkably well-publicized, within the state. He will be one of the most famous, reviled, and envied figures of his time. this sort of path isn't really new in the US. yet what distinguishes Donald Trump is his figuring out that being well-known for being wealthy can make him even richer. Donald Trump would supply an fascinating, infuriating, and unforgettable version for the largest gold rush of all of them, the recent digital financial system within which the looks of huge good fortune has come to play this kind of dominant function.

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Download E-books Singapore's Success : Engineering Economic Growth PDF

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This monograph seeks the most important to sturdy fiscal coverage via explaining Singapore's remarkably quick improvement - the world's fastest-growing economic climate among 1960 and 2000 - and asks even if the city-state's luck might be translated to different international locations.

Engineering prosperity is on the center of Singapore. The ebook demonstrates how remarkable solidarity among monetary results, rules, associations, values and management over an extended interval debts for the remarkable effects acquired. the writer is cautious to not current Singapore as a version to be copied uncritically in its specifics yet as a case historical past that illustrates normal ideas which different international locations could desire to practice to their specific circumstances.

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Download E-books Flying High: How JetBlue Founder and CEO David Neeleman Beats the Competition... Even in the World's Most Turbulent Industry PDF

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By James Wynbrandt

Flying High lines the terrific profession of the founder and chairman of JetBlue, David Neeleman, from his teenage ventures and beginnings within the go back and forth industry., to his brief stint at Southwest airways and the last word release of JetBlue. In a chain of interviews with Neeleman's buddies, affiliates, and high-ranking officers in either company and aviation, this books tells the shop of Neeleman and explores the foundations of luck he either lives and builds his businesses by means of.

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Download E-books Corporate Art Collections: A Handbook to Corporate Buying (Handbooks in International Art Business) PDF

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By Charlotte Appleyard

This new quantity within the sequence of Handbooks in foreign paintings enterprise released in organization with Sotheby's Institute of artwork deals a well timed advisor to the heritage, nature and value of company amassing and the various purposes for beginning and preserving company collections, together with funding, cultural cachet, and asset diversification. in accordance with interviews with the curators, experts and traders who run such collections, and extra prolonged case reviews of vital collections, the e-book concludes with an exam of whilst company accumulating turns into a legal responsibility and the market-impact of deaccessioning, looking forward to the way forward for company gathering.

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Download E-books Liem Sioe Liong's Salim Group: The Business Pillar of Suharto's Indonesia PDF

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By Nancy Chng

After Suharto received strength in Indonesia within the mid-1960s, he stayed because the country's president for greater than 3 many years, helped by means of the strong army, hefty international relief and aid from a coterie of cronies. A pivotal company backer for his New Order executive was once Liem Sioe Liong, a migrant from China, who arrived in Java in 1938. a mixture of the Suharto connection, serendipity and private allure propelled him to turn into the wealthiest wealthy person in Southeast Asia. this is often the tale of the way Liem equipped the Salim workforce, a conglomerate that during its heyday managed Indonesia's biggest non-state financial institution, the country's dominant cement manufacturer and flour mill, in addition to the world's greatest maker of immediate noodles.  The publication positive factors particular enter from Liem, who died in 2012, and his youngest son, Anthony Salim. It lines the founder's lifestyles and the group's symbiosis with Suharto, his generals and family members. After the tumultuous 1997-98 Asian monetary main issue sparked Suharto's fall and a backlash opposed to the strongman's cronies, Anthony staved off the crushing of the debt-laden staff. instructed in a journalistic sort, the tale of the Salim staff offers insights into Suharto's New Order. For enterprise executives, scholars and a person with an curiosity in Southeast Asia's greatest economic system, the quantity makes a worthy contribution in the direction of realizing the country's sleek historical past.

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Download E-books Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America PDF

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In 2009, on the top of the monetary predicament, AIG - the yankee assurance behemoth - was once sinking quick. It was once the peg upon which the state hung its ire and resentment throughout the monetary challenge: the head of Wall road vanity and greed. whilst Bob Benmosche climbed aboard as CEO, it used to be broadly assumed that he may move down together with his send. In mere months, he became issues round, pulling AIG from the threshold of monetary cave in and restoring its profitability. ahead of 3 years have been up, AIG had absolutely repaid its excellent debt to the U.S. executive - with interest.

Good for the money is an unyielding leader's memoir of a occupation spent solving businesses via considerate, unconventional procedure. along with his brash, no-holds-barred method of the task, Benmosche restored AIG's worker morale and stable identify. His is a tale of perseverance, instructed with clean irreverence in unpretentious terms.

Called "an American hero" by way of Andrew Ross Sorkin, writer of Too giant to Fail, Benmosche used to be a self-made guy who by no means forgot what existence is like for the nation's 99-percent; time and again, he driven again opposed to obstinate colleagues to salvage American jobs and undefined. Good for the Money gives you a front-row seat for Benmosche's heated battles with significant avid gamers from Geithner to Obama to Cuomo, and gives incomparable classes in management from the mythical CEO who replaced the way in which Wall road does business.

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Download E-books The 10 Rules of Sam Walton: Success Secrets for Remarkable Results PDF

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By Michael Bergdahl

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"The 10 ideas of Sam Walton is a type of books that are supposed to be learn and often reread by way of . . . everyone-business-people, scholars, academics, mom and dad, and kids. It transcends the boundaries of a standard ebook approximately classes in enterprise and makes it a e-book approximately existence and approximately winning living!"

-J. okay. Knapp III, former Wal-Mart shop manager,current producer and provider to Wal-Mart

As founding father of Wal-Mart and its many profitable divisions, Sam Walton reinvented the retailing via his singularity of concentration, excessive expectancies, and never-say-die attitude.

in the course of his profitable occupation, Sam Walton constructed an inventory of what he thought of crucial principles for entrepreneurial luck. so far as he used to be involved, there have been ten key consequence parts that he thought of pivotal to his personal success.

Now, within the 10 principles of Sam Walton, writer and previous Wal-Mart worker Michael Bergdahl finds those rules-and the tales at the back of them-to assist you be successful in either your specialist and private lives. basic and to the purpose, this ebook bargains worthy classes that Walton himself undefined, and taught, all through his lifetime-from Rule number one: "Be passionately devoted to attaining good fortune" to Rule # 10: "Be diverse and problem the prestige quo."

no matter if you are an entrepreneur or an hourly paid worker, the ten ideas of Sam Walton provides you with a blueprint for fulfillment that has confirmed itself again and again.

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Download E-books The HP Phenomenon: Innovation and Business Transformation (Stanford Business Books) PDF

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The HP Phenomenon tells the tale of ways Hewlett-Packard innovated and reworked itself six instances whereas such a lot of its rivals have been not able to make even one major transformation. It describes these ameliorations, how they all started, how they prevailed, and the way the demanding situations alongside the best way have been overcome—reinforcing David Packard's remark that "change and clash are the sole constants." The publication additionally information the philosophies, practices, and organizational rules that enabled this unparalleled series of suggestions and changes. In so doing, the authors trap the elusive "spirit of innovation" required to gas development and transformation in all businesses: innovation that's customer-centered, contribution-driven, and growth-focused.

The company ethos defined during this book—with its emphasis on bottom-up innovation and enough flexibility to work out effects delivered to and taken alive contained in the company—is extensively diversified from present administration "best practice." hence, whereas basically a heritage of Hewlett-Packard, The HP Phenomenon additionally holds profound classes for engineers, managers, and organizational leaders hoping to remodel their very own organizations.

"At final! The 'HP manner, that the majority well-known of all company philosophies, has taken on a nearly legendary prestige. yet how did it particularly paintings? How did it make Hewlett-Packard the quickest becoming, such a lot famous, huge corporation of the final half-century? Now, very important figures in HP's background, Chuck condominium and Raymond cost, have ultimately given us the complete tale. The HP Phenomenon is the e-book we have been looking ahead to: the definitive treatise on how invoice and Dave ran their mythical corporation, day after day and yr to 12 months. it may be a middle textual content for generations of younger marketers and executives, a roadmap to development a very good enterprise."—Michael S. Malone, writer of Bill & Dave: How Hewlett and Packard outfitted the World's maximum Company

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