Trammell Crow, Master Builder

Best book on real estate I have read by a wide margin. Author does an outstanding job describing the dynamics of Crow's company. The book provides thoughtful insight into many of the major issues that real estate owners/developers encounter while trying to build a company.This is a book I will recommend any partner/employee I work with read. If I would have read it three years ago, I could have avoided three major professional mistakes...

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IBM Colossus in Transition

Excellent book on the history of IBM, computing machines, cash registers and the way IBM monopolized enterprise machines through sales strategies and leasing plans through the early '80s. Readable and accessible with good descriptions of people, technology and business.Now of course out of date as the book was written before the rise of Microsoft and the changing portable computer scene which changed IBM's fortunes and the face of...

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Curbstone Brokers

Robert Sobel was an American professor of history at Hofstra University, and a well-known and prolific writer of business histories. He was also a chess Master, who represented the United States at the 1957 and 1958 Student chess Olympiads; he defeated thirteen-year-old future World Champion Bobby Fischer at Montreal 1956.Despite his prolific writings in business history, he is most famous for his single novel, For Want of a...

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The Life And Times Of Dillon Read

Robert Sobel was an American professor of history at Hofstra University, and a well-known and prolific writer of business histories. He was also a chess Master, who represented the United States at the 1957 and 1958 Student chess Olympiads; he defeated thirteen-year-old future World Champion Bobby Fischer at Montreal 1956.Despite his prolific writings in business history, he is most famous for his single novel, For Want of a...

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Herbert Hoover at the onset of the Great Depression, 1929-1930 (The America's alternatives series)

Robert Sobel was an American professor of history at Hofstra University, and a well-known and prolific writer of business histories. He was also a chess Master, who represented the United States at the 1957 and 1958 Student chess Olympiads; he defeated thirteen-year-old future World Champion Bobby Fischer at Montreal 1956.Despite his prolific writings in business history, he is most famous for his single novel, For Want of a...

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