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  • The Man Who Broke Capitalism

    How Jack Welch Gutted the Heartland and Crushed the Soul of Corporate America—and How to Undo His Legacy

    by David Gelles ...
    New York Times reporter and “Corner Office” columnist David Gelles reveals legendary GE CEO Jack Welch to be the root of all that’s wrong with capitalism today and offers advice on how we might right those wrongs.In 1981, Jack Welch took over General Electric and quickly rose to fame as the first celebrity CEO. He golfed with presidents, mingled with movie stars, and was idolized for growing GE ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • The Fourth Wave

    Business in the 21st Century

    Applying the concept of historical waves originally propounded by Alvin Toffler in The Third Wave, Herman Maynard and Susan Mehrtens look toward the next century and foresee a "fourth wave," an era of integration and responsibility far beyond Toffler's revolutionary description of third-wave postindustrial society. Whether we attain this stage of global well-being, however, will depend on how well ... Read more

    $22.76 AUD

  • Billion Dollar Whale

    The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World

    The “extraordinary” (Financial Times) and definitive inside account of the 1MDB scandal, a "must read" (Booklist) "epic tale" (Publishers Weekly) that exposes the secret nexus of elite wealth, banking, Hollywood, and politics from two award-winning Wall Street Journal reporters.In 2009, with the dust yet to settle on the financial crisis, a fraud of unprecedented gall and magnitude was being set ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Money Men

    A Hot Startup, A Billion Dollar Fraud, A Fight for the Truth

    by Dan McCrum ...
    'The financial investigation of the decade... Money Men instantly enters the canon of great financial crime books' Bradley Hope, author of The Billion Dollar Whale'A rip-roaring ride into the underworld of the global economy' Tom Burgis, author of KleptopiaThis is the stranger-than-fiction story of Wirecard, once a $30 billion tech darling, now a smouldering wreck, by the journalist who brought it ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX

    by Eric Berger ...
    ‘Just read it.’ Elon MuskThe dramatic inside story of the first four historic flights that launched SpaceX—and Elon Musk—from a shaky startup into the world's leading edge rocket company.SpaceX has enjoyed a miraculous decade. Less than 20 years after its founding, it boasts the largest constellation of commercial satellites in orbit, has pioneered reusable rockets, and in 2020 became the first ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Boganaire

    The Rise and Fall of Nathan Tinkler

    by Paddy Manning ...
    From blue collar to billionaire …Hunter Valley mine electrician Nathan Tinkler borrowed big in 2005, made a fortune from several speculative coal plays, and by 2011 was a self-made billionaire. He had gambled and won, but his volatility and reluctance to pay his debts were making him enemies. He lived the high life as only a young man would, buying luxury homes, private jets, sports cars and ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Steve Jobs The Man Who Thought Different

    _______________'Through original interviews, a smart use of source material, and a wonderfully easy-going style, Blumenthal gives a full portrait of Jobs ...This is a smart book about a smart subject by a smart writer' - Ilene Cooper, American Library Journal_______________Inventor. Visionary. Genius. Dropout. Adopted. Steve Jobs was the founder of Apple, and he was all of these things.... ... Read more

    $11.32 AUD

  • A City Lost and Found

    Whelan the Wrecker's Melbourne

    by Robyn Annear ...
    “Old landmarks fall in nearly every block ... and the face of the city is changing so rapidly that the time is not too far distant when a search for a building 50 years old will be in vain.” —Herald, 1925.The demolition firm of Whelan the Wrecker was a Melbourne institution for a hundred years (1892–1992). Its famous sign – ‘Whelan the Wrecker is Here’ on a pile of shifting rubble – was a laconic ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Barbarians at the Gate

    The Fall of RJR Nabisco

    “One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book ReviewA #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Smartest Guys in the Room

    The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron

    What went wrong with American business at the end of the 20th century?Until the spring of 2001, Enron epitomized the triumph of the New Economy. Feared by rivals, worshipped by investors, Enron seemingly could do no wrong. Its profits rose every year; its stock price surged ever upward; its leaders were hailed as visionaries.Then a young Fortune writer, Bethany McLean, wrote an article posing a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A Secret History of Brands

    The Dark and Twisted Beginnings of the Brand Names We Know and Love

    by Matt MacNabb ...
    The true—and often shocking—stories behind some of the biggest names in business.We live our lives immersed in name brand products. What most of us don’t know is that the origins of many of the most well-known and beloved brands in the world are shrouded in controversy, drug use, and sometimes even blatant racism.A Secret History of Brands cuts through the rumors and urban legends and paints a ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

    From the acclaimed Vanity Fair and GQ journalist–an unprecedented, in-depth portrait of the man whose return to Apple precipitated one of the biggest turnarounds in business history. With a new epilogue on Apple’s future survival in today’s roller-coaster economy, here is the revealing biography that blew away the critics and stirred controversy within industry and media circles around the country ... Read more

    $9.12 AUD

  • The Rip Curl Story

    50 years of perfect surf, international business, wild characters and the search for the ultimate ride

    by Tim Baker ...
    The Rip Curl Story is the remarkable tale of two young surfers – Doug ‘Claw’ Warbrick and Brian Singer – who pursued an audacious dream to make a living in pursuit of the ultimate ride.The brand they built, Rip Curl, not only satisfied their own surf wanderlust, but also inspired countless others, riding the wave of the global youth revolution of the late ’60s.Rip Curl’s mantra became ‘the Search’ ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Black Edge

    Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

    Nominated for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the YearNominated for the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionAmazon Top 5 Business Books of 2017'A prodigious feat of reporting' - Malcolm Gladwell**‘Black Edge has the grip of a thriller … Everyone should read this book’ - David Grann, New York Times bestselling author of THE LOST CITY OF ZHow do super-rich bankers get away with it?**There is ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Onward

    How Starbucks Fought For Its Life without Losing Its Soul

    In 2008, Howard Schultz, the president and chairman of Starbucks, made the unprecedented decision to return as the CEO eight years after he stepped down from daily oversight of the company and became chairman. Concerned that Starbucks had lost its way, Schultz was determined to help it return to its core values and restore not only its financial health, but also its soul. In Onward, he shares the ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • In My Shoes

    'Pure Danielle Steel, with added MBA. Wonderfully bling’ Sunday Times

    by Tamara Mellon ...
    In My Shoes by Tamara Mellon, tells the Jimmy Choo founder's jaw-dropping account of her life in the fashion business.'Wonderfully bling' Sunday Times'Part memoir, part MBA masterclass... an impressively erudite and candid autobiography' Glamour'From her troubled childhood and her time as a young editor, to her partnership with Jimmy Choo and her very public relationships, Mellon offers a gripping ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Chaos Monkeys

    Inside the Silicon Valley Money Machine

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn adrenaline-fuelled exposé of life inside the tech bubble, Chaos Monkeys lays bare the secrets, power plays and lifestyle excesses of the visionaries, grunts, sociopaths, opportunists and money cowboys who are revolutionising our world. Written by startup CEO and industry provocateur Antonio García Martínez, this is Liar’s Poker meets The Social Network.Computer ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Brick by Brick

    How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry

    LEGO is one of the world's best-loved and most familiar brands, adored by generations of children. What is less well known, though, is how close this iconic company came to total collapse in 2003.Brick by Brick is the compelling story of a Danish family-owned company that enjoyed decades of success before its inability to keep in step with a rapidly changing market brought it crashing to earth. It ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Death of Holden

    The bestselling account of the decline of Australian manufacturing

    Holden is one of the few brands that has an emotional grip on Australia (Qantas being another). The closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide is not just the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream.When Holden signalled that it would close its Adelaide factory, it struck at the very heart of Australian identity. Holden is our car made on our shores. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Flash Crash: A Trading Savant, a Global Manhunt and the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History

    by Liam Vaughan ...
    ’Not just a readable, pacey account of an extraordinary individual and his quixotic quest … but also a troubling exposé of the fragility of our entire financial system … I loved it’Oliver Bullough, author of MoneylandFor fans of Bad Blood and The Big Short, the story of how one reclusive trading prodigy manipulated Wall Street and amassed millions from his childhood bedroom – then short-circuited ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Private Empire

    ExxonMobil and American Power

    by Steve Coll ...
    Steve Coll's Private Empire is winner of the FT/GOLDMAN SACHS BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2012. In this prize-winning book, the author of Ghost Wars and The Bin Ladens investigates the notoriously mysterious ExxonMobil Corporation and the secrets of the oil industryIn many of the nations where it operates, ExxonMobil has a greater sway than that of the US embassy, its annual revenues are ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Supermarket Monsters

    The Price of Coles and Woolworths' Dominance

    by Malcolm Knox ...
    Book 6 - Redback Quarterly
    Down, down … In hardware, petrol, general merchandise and liquor, and above all in groceries, Coles and Woolworths jointly rule Australia’s retail landscape. On average, every man, woman and child in this country spends $100 a week across their many outlets. What does such dominance mean for suppliers? And is it good for consumers? In Supermarket Monsters, journalist and author Malcolm Knox shines ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • American Icon

    Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company

    The inside story of the epic turnaround of Ford Motor Company under the leadership of CEO Alan Mulally.At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself.Under the ... Read more

    $16.82 AUD

  • Talking to My Daughter

    The Sunday Times Bestseller

    **THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**Begin the new year with a fresh perspective on economics, capitalism, and the society we live in.Yanis Varoufakis, world renowned economist, writes to his daughter to teach her the hazards of capitalism.'Why is there so much inequality?' asked Xenia to her father. Answering her questions in a series of accessible and tender letters, Varoufakis educates her to what ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD