Barbarians At The Gate

Author: Bryan Burrough
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061804038
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“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book Review A #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 a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal. The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, “Superlative.” The Chicago Tribune raves, “It’s hard to imagine a better story...and it’s hard to imagine a better account.” And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded.

Barbarians At The Gate

Author: Bryan Burrough
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 0099545837
Size: 15,53 MB
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The battle for the control of RJR Nabisco in the Autumn of 1988, which became the largest and most dramatic corporate takeover in American history, sent shock-waves through the international business world and became a symbol of the greed, excess and egotism of the eighties. Barbarians at the Gate recounts this two-month battle with breathtaking pace and flair, and transports back to the Wall Street empire before it crumbled, through the boardroom doors, into the midnight meetings, the betrayals, the deal makers and publicity flaks, into a world where - as Nabisco CEO Ross Johnson put it - 'a few million dollars are lost in the sands of time'. Twenty years on, the world is once again recovering from a period of financial extravagance and irresponsibility. This revised edition brings the ultimate business thriller up to date for a new generation of readers.

Barbarians At The Gates Of The Public Library

Author: Ed D'Angelo
Editor: Library Juice Press, LLC
ISBN: 1936117231
Size: 12,42 MB
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Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library is a philosophical and historical analysis of how the rise of consumerism has led to the decline of the original mission of public libraries to sustain and promote democracy through civic education. Through a reading of historical figures such as Plato, Helvetius, Rousseau, and John Stuart Mill, the book shows how democracy and even capitalism were originally believed to depend upon the moral and political education that public libraries (and other institutions of rational public discourse) could provide. But as capitalism developed in the 20th century it evolved into a postmodern consumerism that replaced democracy with consumerism and education with entertainment. Public libraries have mistakenly tried to remain relevant by shadowing the rise of consumerism, but have instead contributed to the rise of a new barbarism and the decline of democracy.

Barbarians At The Gate

Author: Leonard Woolf
Editor: Hesperides Press
ISBN: 9781406798128
Size: 11,88 MB
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Originally published in the 1930s. An examination of the political powers in Europe and beyond. "This book was written before the conclusion of the treaty between Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany and before the outbreak of the war. Its general argument and conclusions seem to me to be confirmed by these events and I have therefore left the text exactly as it was written, even though in some sentences present tenses have now become past, Presidents, ex-Presidents, and probabilities certainties." Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include: The World We Live In - Anatomy of Civilization - The Choice Before Us

Barbarians At The Gate By Leonard Woolf

Author: Leonard Woolf
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Diversity Managers Angels Of Mercy Or Barbarians At The Gate

Author: Dr. Shelton J. Goode
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491720913
Size: 19,50 MB
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Diversity managers who want to integrate cost-effective, battle-tested initiatives don't have enough tools and resources to identify and apply best practices to actual work situations. These programs demand time, energy, and money-and the empirical evidence about outcomes is limited. The few studies out there contradict each other, which can make it nearly impossible to determine what practices to implement. Dr. Shelton J. Goode, who has spent more than twenty years as a diversity and human resource management professional, cuts through the clutter to help you locate strengths and weaknesses in your diversity strategy. You can learn how to benchmark organizational efforts against the actions other companies have taken to manage diversity; identify outdated paradigms and misguided diversity management initiatives that have prevented others from capitalizing on talent embedded within the ranks; and judge where past efforts have yielded success and which initiatives require a new approach. Despite the importance of linking diversity to the organization's bottom line, there has been no single, comprehensive resource that employees could turn to for guidance-until now! Business leaders at every level can find best practices to achieve organizational goals in Diversity Managers: Angels of Mercy or Barbarians at the Gate. "

Crashing The Gate

Author: Jerome Armstrong
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603580239
Size: 15,27 MB
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Two political bloggers offer their views on the current political landscape in America and provide an insightful look into the new progressive movement, aided by advances in technology, that is changing the face of politics.

U S Corporate Governance

Author: Donald H. Chew
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231519984
Size: 18,93 MB
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Corporate governance constitutes the internal and external institutions, markets, policies, and processes designed to help companies maximize their efficiency and value. In this collection of classic and current articles from the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, thought leaders such as Michael Jensen and Robert Monks discuss the corporate mission of value maximization and the accomplishments and limitations of the U.S. governance system in achieving that end. Essays address the elements driving corporate value: the board of directors, compensation for CEOs and other employees, incentives and organizational structure, external ownership and control, role of markets, and financial reporting. They evaluate best practice methods, challenges in designing equity plans, transferable stock options, the controversy over executive compensation, the values of decentralization, identifying and attracting the "right" investors, the evolution of shareholder activism, creating value through mergers and acquisitions, and the benefits of just saying no to Wall Street's "earnings game." Grounded in solid research and practice, U.S. Corporate Governance is a crucial companion for navigating the world of modern finance.

The Riverkeepers

Author: John Cronin
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068484625X
Size: 13,83 MB
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The authors describe their confrontations and eventual triumphs over environmental lawbreakers

A Free Nation Deep In Debt

Author: James MacDonald
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691126326
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For the greater part of recorded history the most successful and powerful states were autocracies; yet now the world is increasingly dominated by democracies. In A Free Nation Deep in Debt, James Macdonald provides a novel answer for how and why this political transformation occurred. The pressures of war finance led ancient states to store up treasure; and treasure accumulation invariably favored autocratic states. But when the art of public borrowing was developed by the city-states of medieval Italy as a democratic alternative to the treasure chest, the balance of power tipped. From that point on, the pressures of war favored states with the greatest public creditworthiness; and the most creditworthy states were invariably those in which the people who provided the money also controlled the government. Democracy had found a secret weapon and the era of the citizen creditor was born. Macdonald unfolds this tale in a sweeping history that starts in biblical times, passes via medieval Italy to the wars and revolutions of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and ends with the great bond drives that financed the two world wars.