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Innovation Corrupted: The Origins and Legacy of Enron's Collapse

Although much has already been written about the rise and fall of Enron, four important questions remain unanswered: What management behavior and practices led Enron down the path from truly innovative to fraudulent management? How could Enron’s board of directors have failed to detect the business, ethical, and legal risks embedded in the company’s aggressive financial strategies and accounting practices? Why did Enron’s external watchdogs—security analysts, credit-rating agencies, and regulatory agencies—fail to bark? What actions can prevent Enron-type breakdowns in the future? Innovation Corrupted addresses each of these questions…

Submitted:Jul 6, 2010
Author:Malcolm S. Salter
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Innovation Corrupted: The Origins and Legacy of Enron's Collapse

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Innovation Corrupted: The Origins and Legacy of Enron's Collapse

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Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes

It’s an all too common scenario: A great company breaks from the pack; the analysts are in love, the smiling CEO appears on the cover of BusinessWeek and Fortune, the stock soars. Two years later, the company is in flames, the CEO is under attack, and the stock has tanked.

Why does this sort of thing keep happening at respectable companies like Motorola, Quaker, and Sony, all of which have very smart, hard-working senior executives? And how can you tell if it’s about to happen at your own company?

Why Smart Executives Fail answers these and many more crucial questions…

Submitted:Jul 5, 2010
Author:Sydney Finkelstein
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Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes

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Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes

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The Perfect Store: Inside eBay

When Pierre Omidyar launched a clunky website from a spare bedroom over Labor Day weekend of 1995, he wanted to see if he could use the Internet to create a perfect market. He never guessed his old-computer-parts and Beanie Baby exchange would revolutionize the world of commerce. Now, Adam Cohen, the only journalist ever to get full access to the company, tells the remarkable story of eBay's rise. He describes how eBay built the most passionate community ever to form in cyberspace and forged a business that triumphed over larger, better-funded rivals…

Submitted:Jun 22, 2007
Author:Adam Cohen
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DIGG designers read thisbefore making changes ( like comments disaster )

Learn from others mistakes. "The Perfect Store" about eBay is perhaps the best thing to read for anyone who has a website built around a community.. like DIGG. Its shows the mistakes that can be made, and the consequences of making big decisions without community backing.

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The Google Story

"Here is the story behind one of the most remarkable Internet successes of our time. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to Google, the book takes you inside the creation and growth of a company whose name is a favorite brand and a standard verb recognized around the world. Its stock is worth more than General Motors’ and Ford’s combined, its staff eats for free in a dining room that used to berunby the Grateful Dead’s former chef, and its employees traverse the firm’s colorful Silicon Valley campus on scooters and inline skates…

Submitted:Jan 5, 2006
Author:David A. Vise
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The Google Story (Book)

So, how did Google go from a rather tame search page to being one of the most valuable companies in the internet world? Oh, there's a book that'll tell me the whole story? Cool!

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Microsoft in the Mirror: Nineteen Insiders Reflect on the Experience

In this new book, an untold story emerges as Microsoft insiders talk: for the first time, insiders tell their stories in their own words. Karin Carter, 14-year veteran of the company, shares her view of life at Microsoft along with first-person stories from 18 co-workers. Meet the real people behind the hype through their thoughtful essays, funny stories, and surprising anecdotes. Current and former employees from the trenches, not the executive suites, give their perspectives on their own experiences, the industry, competitors, and the Department of Justice pursuit of Microsoft. Detail by detail, they paint a picture of their slice of Microsoft…

Submitted:Aug 2, 2005
Author:Karin Carter
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Book: Microsoft in the Mirror

In this book, a untold story emerges as Microsoft insiders talk: for the first time.

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