Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate
Author: Bryan Burrough,John Helyar
Publsiher: HarperBusiness
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN: 9780061655555
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarians at the Gate Book Excerpt:

The fight to control RJR Nabisco during October and November of 1988 was more than just the largest takeover in Wall Street history. Marked by brazen displays of ego not seen in American business for decades, it became the high point of a new gilded age, and its repercussions are still being felt. The ultimate story of greed and glory, Barbarians at the Gate is the gripping account of these two frenzied months, of deal makers and publicity flaks, of an old-line industrial powerhouse that became the victim of the ruthless and rapacious style of finance in the 1980s. Written with the bravado of a novel and researched with the diligence of a sweeping cultural history, here is the unforgettable story of the takeover in all its brutality.

Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate
Author: Bryan Burrough,John Helyar
Publsiher: Harper Paperbacks
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2003-06-01
ISBN: 9780060536350
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarians at the Gate Book Excerpt:

"Barbarians at the Gate" is the classic account of the defining takeover in Wall Street merger history. The authors' gripping record of the frenzy that overtook Wall Street, in fall of 1988, gives a richly textured social history of wealth at the twilight of the Reagan era.

Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate
Author: Bookspan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9781615230815
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate
Author: Leonard Woolf
Publsiher: London, V. Gollancz
Total Pages: 221
Release: 1939
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civilization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate
Author: Patricia Donaher
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2020-05-15
ISBN: 1527551148
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The study of language attitudes is the investigation of beliefs expressed about the nature of language and its diverse usages, how these attitudes came to exist and persist, and how these attitudes shape social action and policy. Language attitude studies have illuminated our understanding of racial issues, social and economic stratification, cultural stereotypes, educational issues, folk linguistics, and, more recently, popular culture. This volume is an examination of four intersections in language attitudes research: Authority, Affiliation, Authenticity, and Accommodation. In each section, the contributors introduce new dimensions to the study of language attitudes while providing examples of the ways in which the study of language attitudes can continue to inform and shape our understanding of language diversity.

Ethically Challenged

Ethically Challenged
Author: Laura Katz Olson
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2022-03-08
ISBN: 142144285X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethically Challenged Book Excerpt:

The first book to comprehensively address private equity and health care, Ethically Challenged raises the curtain on an industry notorious for its secrecy, exposing the nefarious side of its maneuvers.

Unsettling the World

Unsettling the World
Author: Jeanne Morefield
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2022-04-29
ISBN: 1442260300
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unsettling the World Book Excerpt:

Unsettling the World is the first book-length treatment of Edward Said’s influential cultural criticism from the perspective of a political theorist. Arguing that the generative power of Said’s thought extends well beyond Orientalism, the book explores Said’s writings on the experience of exile, the practice of “contrapuntal” criticism, and the illuminating potential of worldly humanism. Said’s critical vision, Morefield argues, provides a fresh perspective on debates in political theory about subjectivity, global justice, identity, and the history of political thought. Most importantly, she maintains, Said’s approach offers theorists a model of how to bring the insights developed through historical analyses of imperialism and anti-colonialism to bear on critiques of contemporary global crises and the politics of American foreign policy.

Barbarians Inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays

Barbarians Inside the Gates  and Other Controversial Essays
Author: Thomas Sowell
Publsiher: Hoover Institution Press Publi
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarians Inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays Book Excerpt:

A collection of essays that discusses such issues as the media, immigration, the minimum wage and multiculturalism.

Private Equity 4 0

Private Equity 4 0
Author: Benoît Leleux,Hans van Swaay,Esmeralda Megally
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2015-03-30
ISBN: 1118939735
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Private Equity 4 0 Book Excerpt:

“Private equity is more economically significant than ever, as institutions hunt for high returns in a risky world. Private Equity 4.0 examines the role, workings and contribution of this important industry in a straightforward yet revealing manner.” Dr. Josh Lerner Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking Chair, Entrepreneurial Management Unit Harvard Business School A multi-perspective look at private equity's inner workings Private Equity 4.0 provides an insider perspective on the private equity industry, and analyzes the fundamental evolution of the private equity asset class over the past 30 years, from alternative to mainstream. The book provides insightful interviews of key industry figures, and case studies of some of the success stories in the industry. It also answers key questions related to strategy, fund manager selection, incentive mechanisms, performance comparison, red flags in prospectuses, and more. Private Equity 4.0 offers guidance for the many stakeholders that could benefit from a more complete understanding of this special area of finance. Understand the industry's dominant business models Discover how value is created and performance measured Perform a deep dive into the ecosystem of professionals that make the industry hum, including the different incentive systems that support the industry's players Elaborate a clear set of guidelines to invest in the industry and deliver better performance Written by a team of authors that combine academic and industry expertise to produce a well-rounded perspective, this book details the inner workings of private equity and gives readers the background they need to feel confident about committing to this asset class. Coverage includes a historical perspective on the business models of the three major waves of private equity leading to today's 4.0 model, a detailed analysis of the industry today, as well as reflections on the future of private equity and prospective futures. It also provides readers with the analytical and financial tools to analyze a fund's performance, with clear explanations of the mechanisms, organizations, and individuals that make the system work. The authors demystify private equity by providing a balanced, but critical, review of its contributions and shortcomings and moving beyond the simplistic journalistic descriptions. Its ecosystem is complex and not recognizing that complexity leads to inappropriate judgments. Because of its assumed opacity and some historical deviant (and generally transient) practices, it has often been accused of evil intents, making it an ideal scapegoat in times of economic crisis, prodding leading politicians and regulators to intervene and demand changes in practices. Unfortunately, such actors were often responding to public calls for action rather than a thorough understanding of the factors at play in this complex interdependent system, doing often more harm than good in the process and depriving economies of one of their most dynamic and creative forces. Self-regulation has clearly shown its limits, but righteous political interventions even more so. Private equity investment can be a valuable addition to many portfolios, but investors need a clear understanding of the forces at work before committing to this asset class. With detailed explanations and expert insights, Private Equity 4.0 is a comprehensive guide to the industry ways and means that enables the reader to capture its richness and sustainability.

Selectors

Selectors
Author: John E. Jayne,C. Ambrose Rogers
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 167
Release: 2002-08-11
ISBN: 9780691096285
Category: Mathematics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selectors Book Excerpt:

Though the search for good selectors dates back to the early twentieth century, selectors play an increasingly important role in current research. This book is the first to assemble the scattered literature into a coherent and elegant presentation of what is known and proven about selectors--and what remains to be found. The authors focus on selection theorems that are related to the axiom of choice, particularly selectors of small Borel or Baire classes. After examining some of the relevant work of Michael and Kuratowski & Ryll-Nardzewski and presenting background material, the text constructs selectors obtained as limits of functions that are constant on the sets of certain partitions of metric spaces. These include selection theorems for maximal monotone maps, for the subdifferential of a continuous convex function, and for some geometrically defined maps, namely attainment and nearest-point maps. Assuming only a basic background in analysis and topology, this book is ideal for graduate students and researchers who wish to expand their general knowledge of selectors, as well as for those who seek the latest results.

Civil Rights Unionism

Civil Rights Unionism
Author: Robert R. Korstad
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2003-11-20
ISBN: 0807862525
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil Rights Unionism Book Excerpt:

Drawing on scores of interviews with black and white tobacco workers in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Robert Korstad brings to life the forgotten heroes of Local 22 of the Food, Tobacco, Agricultural and Allied Workers of America-CIO. These workers confronted a system of racial capitalism that consigned African Americans to the basest jobs in the industry, perpetuated low wages for all southerners, and shored up white supremacy. Galvanized by the emergence of the CIO, African Americans took the lead in a campaign that saw a strong labor movement and the reenfranchisement of the southern poor as keys to reforming the South--and a reformed South as central to the survival and expansion of the New Deal. In the window of opportunity opened by World War II, they blurred the boundaries between home and work as they linked civil rights and labor rights in a bid for justice at work and in the public sphere. But civil rights unionism foundered in the maelstrom of the Cold War. Its defeat undermined later efforts by civil rights activists to raise issues of economic equality to the moral high ground occupied by the fight against legalized segregation and, Korstad contends, constrains the prospects for justice and democracy today.

Searching for a Corporate Savior

Searching for a Corporate Savior
Author: Rakesh Khurana
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2004-07-26
ISBN: 0691120390
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Searching for a Corporate Savior Book Excerpt:

An examination of the CEO selection process notes the power that corporate CEOs hold in making news and impacting the economy, describing a trend towards charismatic CEOs who have impressive media credentials but who may ultimately be incompatible with their company's needs. (Business & Finance)

Ibbetson Street 41

Ibbetson Street  41
Author: Doug Holder
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-06-05
ISBN: 1387013130
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ibbetson Street 41 Book Excerpt:

Poetry by Pui Ying Wong, Joyce Peseroff, Ted Kooser, Brendan Galvin and more...

Managing with Power

Managing with Power
Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 391
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780875844404
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing with Power Book Excerpt:

An in-depth look at the role of power and influence in organizations. Pfeffer demonstrates the necessity of power in mobilizing political support and resources to get things done in any organization, and he looks at the personal attributes and structural factors that help managers advance organizational goals and achieve individual success.

All the Money in the World

All the Money in the World
Author: Peter W. Bernstein,Annalyn Swan
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2008-12-02
ISBN: 0307267709
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

All the Money in the World Book Excerpt:

From Wall Street to the West Coast, from blue-collar billionaires to blue-blood fortunes, from the Google guys to hedge-fund honchos, All the Money in the World gives us the lowdown on today richest Americans. Veteran journalists Peter W. Bernstein and Annalyn Swan delve into who made and lost the most money in the past twenty-five years, the fields and industries that have produced the greatest wealth, the biggest risk takers, the most competitive players, the most wasteful family feuds, the trophy wives, the most conspicuous consumers, the biggest art collectors, and the most and least generous philanthropists. Incorporating exclusive, never-before-published data from Forbes magazine, All the Money in the World is a vastly entertaining, behind-the-scenes look at today's Big Rich.

Wilsonian Idealism in America

Wilsonian Idealism in America
Author: David Steigerwald
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780801429361
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wilsonian Idealism in America Book Excerpt:

David Steigerwald chronicles the legacy of Wilsonian idealism from its emergence during World War I through its recent resurgence during Desert Storm. The first history of this central strain of thought in modern American politics, Steigerwald's wide-ranging account encompasses the careers of many prominent twentieth-century political figures and thinkers, including Walter Lippmann, Elihu Root, Newton D. Baker, Raymond Fosdick, Adlai Stevenson, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Theodore Lowi, and Francis Fukuyama. At the beginning of the twentieth century, massive cultural and political pressures threatened to undermine the liberal tradition by dissolving faith in human reason. A group of moderate thinkers attempting to salvage that faith rallied behind Woodrow Wilson's conception of world order. Through the American internationalist movement, these Wilsonian liberals defended the proposition that decisions based on enlightened self-interest would lead to political harmony, and they strove to institutionalize their principles through the formation of the League of Nations. As he traces the fate of universal ideals through American political thought, Steigerwald describes how the Wilsonians remained committed to the free market in the face of war and depression and continued to oppose interest groups in spite of the emergence of mass politics. In addition to demonstrating the capacity of Wilsonianism for regeneration and sustained influence, Steigerwald reveals the ironies that have attended its persistence across the century. Throughout some of the most horrendous events in history, he shows, Wilsonian idealism adhered to fundamental beliefs in international rule of law and in the beneficence of technological progress and liberal capitalism.

Empires Without Imperialism

Empires Without Imperialism
Author: Jeanne Morefield
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014
ISBN: 019938732X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empires Without Imperialism Book Excerpt:

For over two centuries, liberal apologists for empire in Britain and America have been plagued by the contradictions between political liberalism and the exclusive, anti-democratic, and violent practices of imperialism - contradictions that become particularly obvious during periods of perceived imperial crisis. This book interrogates the complicated rhetoric of several pro-imperial, public intellectuals from both the late British Empire and contemporary America, two eras marked by intense anxiety about decline.

Summary of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar s Barbarians at the Gate

Summary of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar s Barbarians at the Gate
Author: Milkyway Media
Publsiher: Milkyway Media
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Bryan Burrough and John Helyar s Barbarians at the Gate Book Excerpt:

Buy now to get the main key ideas from Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's Barbarians at the Gate Nothing could excite an adventurous business person more than participating in the largest leveraged buyout (LBO) in history and becoming a billionaire along the way. In Barbarians at the Gate (1989), Bryan Burrough and John Helyar narrate the chaotic battles that ensued after news broke that food and tobacco giant RJR Nabisco was seeking an LBO as a solution for the drop in stock prices caused in part by CEO Ross Johnson’s restlessness and gravitation towards extreme actions and risks. What followed was a sequence of shocking surprises and interferences. The end result was the biggest deal done to date, although it wasn’t Johnson who harvested its glory.

The Dragon and the Eagle

The Dragon and the Eagle
Author: Sunny Y. Auyang
Publsiher: M.E. Sharpe
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-03-15
ISBN: 0765644118
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dragon and the Eagle Book Excerpt:

This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two world empires. The topics explored include nation formation, state building, empire building, arts of government, strategies of superpowers, and decline and fall.

Elegance with Substance Mathematics and tis education designed for Ladies and Gentlemen

Elegance with Substance  Mathematics and tis education designed for Ladies and Gentlemen
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Rozenberg Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9036101387
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Elegance with Substance Mathematics and tis education designed for Ladies and Gentlemen Book Excerpt: