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Download Der Hauptstadtflughafen: Politik und Missmanagement. Ein by Matthias Roth PDF

By Matthias Roth

Ganz Deutschland fragt sich, wie es beim neuen Hauptstadtflughafen zu den unzähligen technischen Problemen, eklatanten Planungs- und Baufehlern, ständig steigenden Kosten sowie immer wieder verschobenen Eröffnungsterminen kommen konnte. Matthias Roth hat 18 Monate lang als Mitarbeiter der Betreibergesellschaft erlebt, welche fatalen Folgen das Zusammenspiel von politischen Vorgaben, ineffizienter service provider und mangelnder Führung haben kann.
Seine fesselnd erzählten Erlebnisse lehren mehr über das Scheitern von Großprojekten als manch wissenschaftliche examine. Er schreibt von Zuständen, Umständen und Widerständen, die ganze Abeilungen in die Zwangsjacke stecken: Arbeit in der Gummizelle.

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Download Mr. Selfridge in Chicago: Marshall Field's, the Windy City & by Gayle Soucek PDF

By Gayle Soucek

In early 1909, a brand new retail emporium readied for enterprise at the �wrong finish of Oxford road� in London. the guy in the back of it was once a strange little American with a waxed mustache and frenetic nature. Harry Gordon Selfridge had spent the former twenty-five years in Chicago honing his talents on the venerable Marshall box and corporate ahead of unleashing his suggestion of retail theater within the uk. persist with Selfridge�s staggering upward thrust in the course of the ranks of the Windy City�s service provider princes, his tumultuous try and problem Field�s mastery of Chicago and his successful creation of the yankee division shop to London.

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Download GM: Paint it Red: Inside General Motors’ Culture of Failure by Nicholas Kachman,Ethel Burwell Dowling PDF

By Nicholas Kachman,Ethel Burwell Dowling

In a devastating indictment of the GM administration approach, this insider exposé outlines the $100 Billion fear-driven, top-down boondoggle that didn’t make the news—anywhere. And it used to be known as the Paint Plan.

Moving from common company engineering to a strong point in environmental matters, the writer, Nicholas Kachman, turned a quiet yet power spokesman for good judgment suggestions to, between different issues, the matter of pollution from the car portray strategy. Writing with ardour, Kachman equips the reader with the history had to snatch the folly of the choices that have been made. Even these surprising with pollution and the automobile will locate the mismanagement classes greatly applicable.

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Download Online-Mittelstand in Deutschland: Erfolgreiche Gründer der by Thomas Promny PDF

By Thomas Promny

Das kommerzielle web ist in Deutschland mittlerweile etwa 20 Jahre alt. Nach der ersten großen Krise dieser Branche um das Jahr 2000 herum wurde sie auch gerne mal totgesagt, nun ist sie jedoch auf dem besten Wege, richtig erwachsen zu werden: Mittlerweile schätzt der Bundesverband der Digitalen Wirtschaft die Zahl der Beschäftigten der deutschen Online-Branche auf quickly 500.000 (Stand 2014). Und die meisten der Unternehmen verdienen sogar solides Geld.

Ziel dieses Buches ist es, einige der Unternehmer, die diese erfolgreiche deutsche Online-Branche mit aufgebaut und geprägt haben, zu porträtieren und ihre Wege nachzuvollziehen. Aus etwa forty Stunden Interviews ist dieses Werk entstanden, in dem 20 Gründer und immerhin auch eine Gründerin ihre spannenden Geschichten erzählen: Sie beinhalten viele Auf und Abs, einige Fehler und Sackgassen, aber auch entscheidende Hintergründe und so manches Erfolgsgeheimnis.
Lesen Sie Interviews mit 19 Unternehmern und immerhin einer Unternehmerin (Yvonne Tesch), die den deutschen Online-Mittelstand repräsentieren.

Folgende Gründer und Unternehmer erzählen in jeweils mehrstündigen Interviews ihre Geschichten:

Christoph Schäfer, getgo.de, functionality Media
Friedrich Schwandt, Statista
Heiko Hubertz, Bigpoint
Jan Schlüter, Mediakraft
Matthias Henze, Jimdo
Patrick Postel, Silpion
Sebastian Diemer, Kreditech
Tarek Müller, AboutYou
Wolfgang Macht, Netzpiloten
Torsten Schnoor, guenstiger.de
Yvonne Tesch, Maryme
Tim Schumacher, Sedo, AdblockPlus
Dr. Kai Wawrzinek, Goodgame Studios
Thomas Wagner, Unister
Florian Heinemann, Rocket web, undertaking A
Thorsten Rehling, Handy.de, blau.de
Dirk Freise, Handy.de, blau.de
Martin Ostermayer, Handy.de, blau.de
Jens Schumann, Tipp24, Lotto24
Matthias Schrader, SinnerSchrader

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Download Billy Durant: Creator of General Motors by Lawrence R. Gustin PDF

By Lawrence R. Gustin

Praise for the 1st edition:

"A interesting e-book [and] a sympathetic examine the guy who glued normal vehicles jointly and within the procedure made Flint one of many nice business facilities of America."

---Detroit unfastened Press

"It is fresh to document that Billy Durant is among the most sensible researched books facing an car giant."

---Antique Automobile

"Billy Durant fills in a masterly approach the one vital void closing in regards to the paintings of the motor vehicle pioneers."

---Richard Crabb, writer of Birth of a big: the boys and Incidents That Gave the United States the Motorcar

What explains Billy Durant's strong impression at the automobile in the course of its early days? And why, given Durant's effect, has he been approximately forgotten for decades?

In seek of solutions to those questions, Lawrence Gustin interviewed Durant's widow, who supplied a wealth of formerly unpublished autobiographical notes, letters, and private papers. Gustin additionally interviewed of Durant's own secretaries and others who had identified and labored with the guy who created common cars. the result's the fantastic account of the mastermind in the back of what may develop into, because the 20th century stepped forward, the world's greatest company.

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Download Prophets of Regulation: Charles Francis Adams; Louis D. by Thomas K. McCraw PDF

By Thomas K. McCraw

"There is correctly no heritage, in basic terms biography," Emerson remarked, and during this creative e-book Thomas McCraw unfolds the heritage of 4 strong males: Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, and Alfred E. Kahn. The soaking up tales he tells make this a booklet that may attraction throughout a large spectrum of educational disciplines and to all readers drawn to heritage, biography, and Americana.

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Download The Last Man to Live the REAL American Dream - POSTSCRIPT by Randy Rossi PDF

By Randy Rossi

This severe “American Dream” rags to riches luck tale appeals to a number of audiences. because the son of an Italian immigrant, the writer stocks how he begun as a handbook laborer and climbed the company ladder to President of an organization within the most sensible ten crops in the US. find out how they did it. He went from the White apartment and the Pentagon to being attacked by means of bears within the Arctic Circle. go back and forth with the writer to adventure severe searching in swamps, the barren region, the Rockies, and the Arctic Circle.

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Download Julian Robertson: A Tiger in the Land of Bulls and Bears by Daniel A. Strachman PDF

By Daniel A. Strachman

Julian Robertson is likely one of the such a lot winning and famous hedge fund managers of our time. for almost two decades his notorious fund--Tiger Management--was the controversy of the city, commonly supplying double-digit functionality. This biography will discover this mythical fund manager's position within the improvement and recognition of hedge cash, study his funding method and technique, and consider the expansion of his fund and his 'Tigers'--individuals who've long gone directly to nice luck themselves.
* contains candid interviews of Robertson, his colleagues, and his peers
* Uncovers the buying and selling innovations and funding variety of a mythical fund manager
* bargains an extraordinary glimpse contained in the own international of Julian Robertson
READERSHIP: people with any curiosity in or wisdom of hedge cash, company readers, funding professionals.
Daniel A. Strachman is dealing with Director of solutions corporation, a brand new York-based cash administration enterprise that gives funding administration companies to contributors and associations. He has contributed many articles on funding administration and methods to guides together with the recent York publish and the monetary occasions and is usually the writer of having began in Hedge money (Wiley 2000).
additionally to be had by way of Daniel Strachman, Getting begun in Hedge cash, 0471316962 Paper.
EAN - 9780471323631
Carton volume - 41

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Download Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the by Lisa Napoli PDF

By Lisa Napoli

The motion picture The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, focused the highlight on Ray Kroc, the guy who accumulated a fortune because the chairman of McDonald’s. yet what approximately his spouse Joan, the girl who grew to become recognized for giving freely his fortune? Lisa Napoli tells the attention-grabbing tale at the back of the old couple.

Ray & Joan is a quintessentially American story of company intrigue and personal ardour: a suffering Mad Men–era salesman with a imaginative and prescient for a fast-food franchise that may develop into one of many world’s so much enduring manufacturers, and a stunning lady keen to chance her marriage and her popularity to advertise debatable explanations that touched her deeply.

Ray Kroc used to be peddling franchises round the nation for a fledgling hamburger stand within the 1950s—McDonald’s, it was once called—when he entered a St. Paul supper membership and encountered a stunning younger piano participant who might swap his existence without end. The charm among Ray and Joan used to be on the spot and immediately complex. but even the truth that either have been married to other folks couldn’t derail their curler coaster of a romance.

To the surface global, Ray and Joan have been satisfied, significantly wealthy, and giving. yet privately, Joan was once becoming bothered over Ray’s mood and darkish mystery, whatever she was once reluctant to publicly demonstrate. these with regards to them in comparison their courting to that of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. And but, this volatility cleared the path for Joan’s transformation into one of many maximum philanthropists of our time. A strength within the peace flow, she produced activist motion pictures, books, and track and eventually gave away billions of greenbacks, together with landmark presents to the Salvation military and NPR.

Together, the 2 tales shape a compelling portrait of the 20 th century: a narrative of massive company, substantial love, and massive giving.

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Download Building Atlanta: How I Broke Through Segregation to Launch by Herman Russell,Bob Andelman,Andrew Young PDF

By Herman Russell,Bob Andelman,Andrew Young

Born right into a blue-collar kinfolk within the Jim Crow South, Herman J. Russell outfitted a shoeshine enterprise while he used to be 12 years old—and used the gains to shop for a vacant lot the place he equipped a duplex whereas he was once nonetheless a young person. within the resulting 50 years, Russell has endured to construct and advance companies, accumulating probably the most influential and ecocnomic minority-owned company conglomerates. In development Atlanta, he stocks his inspiring existence tale, revealing how he overcame racism, poverty, and a debilitating speech obstacle to turn into essentially the most winning African American marketers, Atlanta civic leaders, and unsung heroes of the civil rights flow. not only a customary rags-to-riches tale, Russell accomplished his good fortune via concentration, making plans, and humility and he stocks his profitable recommendation all through. As a millionaire builder sooner than the civil rights flow received impetus and a chum of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathy, and Andrew younger, he quietly helped finance the civil rights campaign, placing up bond for protestors and offering the cash that saved King’s dream alive. the following he offers a superb, behind-the-scenes examine the function that the enterprise community—which integrated black and white members operating together—played in Atlanta’s peaceable development from the capital of the racially divided outdated South to the monetary middle of the recent South.

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