The Power of Broke Book

The Power of Broke


  • Author : Daymond John
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: African American businessmen
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101903599

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The Power of Broke Excerpt :

The star of ABC's "Shark Tank" demonstrates how starting a business on a shoestring can provide significant competitive advantages for entrepreneurs by forcing them to think creatively, use resources efficiently, and connect more authentically with customers. --Publisher's description.

The Power Broker  Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Book
Score: 4.5
From 24 Ratings

The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Fall of New York


  • Author : R. A. Caro
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 1246
  • ISBN 10 : 9780394480763

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The Power Broker Robert Moses and the Fall of New York Excerpt :

Moses is pictured as idealist reformer, and political manipulator as his rise to power and eventual domination of New York State politics is documented

Working Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

Working


  • Author : Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-04-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525656357

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Working Excerpt :

“One of the great reporters of our time and probably the greatest biographer.” —The Sunday Times (London) From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson: an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply moving recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed books. Now in paperback, Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written, personal pieces. He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses and to begin discovering the extent of the political power Moses wielded; the combination of discouragement and exhilaration he felt confronting the vast holdings of the Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas; his encounters with witnesses, including longtime residents wrenchingly displaced by the construction of Moses' Cross-Bronx Expressway and Lady Bird Johnson acknowledging the beauty and influence of one of LBJ's mistresses. He gratefully remembers how, after years of working in solitude, he found a writers' community at the New York Public Library, and details the ways he goes about planning and composing his books. Caro recalls the moments at which he came to understand that he wanted to write not just about the men who wielded power but about the people and the politics that were shaped by that power. And he talks about the importance to him of the writing itself, of how he tries to infuse it with a sense of place and mood to bring characters and situations to life on the page. Taken together, these reminiscences--some previously published, some written expressly for this book--bring into focus the passion, the wry self-deprecation, and the integrity with which this brilliant historian has always approached his work.

The Power Broker Book
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

The Power Broker


  • Author : Stephen W. Frey
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345480613

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The Power Broker Excerpt :

Christian Gillette, the hero of The Protégé, is confronted by a difficult choice when a powerful and mysterious organization sets out to gain a partnership in Gillette's company, Everest Capital; Jesse Wood, a charismatic liberal politician, asks him to be his running mate in his candidacy for president; and he discovers that there is no one left to trust. Reprint.

Broken Vows Book
Score: 1.5
From 2 Ratings

Broken Vows


  • Author : Tom Bower
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2016-03-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571314232

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The political thriller of the year - UPDATED WITH A DEVASTATING NEW CHAPTER ON THE CHILCOT INQUIRY 'Excellent' Sunday Times 'Devastating' Daily Mail When Tony Blair became prime minister in 1997, he was, at forty-three, the youngest to hold that office since 1812. With a landslide majority, his approval rating was 93 per cent and he went on to become Labour's longest-serving premier. So what went wrong? With unprecedented access to more than 180 Whitehall officials, military officers and politicians, Tom Bower has uncovered the full story of Blair's decade in power. He has followed Blair's trail from his resignation, since which he has built a remarkable empire advising tycoons and tyrants. The result is the political thriller of the year, illuminating the mystery of an extraordinary politician who continues to fascinate to this day.

The Power Broker Book

The Power Broker


  • Author : Joseph I. Lieberman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1966
  • Genre: Connecticut
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050606220

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Coleman Young and Detroit Politics Book

Coleman Young and Detroit Politics


  • Author : Wilbur C. Rich
  • Publisher : Wayne State University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 0814320945

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Coleman Young and Detroit Politics Excerpt :

Coleman Young was elected Detroit's first black mayor in 1973, and was the city's longest-serving chief executive. This volume combines biography with political analysis to outline the basic strategy underlying Young's approach to policy making, and trace the economic changes in the city.

The 48 Laws Of Power Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

The 48 Laws Of Power


  • Author : Robert Greene
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • Release Date : 2010-09-03
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 463
  • ISBN 10 : 9781847651341

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The 48 Laws Of Power Excerpt :

THE MILLION COPY INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Drawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this is the definitive guide to help readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learnt the hard way. Law 1: Never outshine the master Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies Law 3: Conceal your intentions Law 4: Always say less than necessary. The text is bold and elegant, laid out in black and red throughout and replete with fables and unique word sculptures. The 48 laws are illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures of great figures from the past who have wielded - or been victimised by - power. ___________________________________ (From the Playboy interview with Jay-Z, April 2003) PLAYBOY: Rap careers are usually over fast: one or two hits, then styles change and a new guy comes along. Why have you endured while other rappers haven't? JAY-Z: I would say that it's from still being able to relate to people. It's natural to lose yourself when you have success, to start surrounding yourself with fake people. In The 48 Laws of Power, it says the worst thing you can do is build a fortress around yourself. I still got the people who grew up with me, my cousin and my childhood friends. This guy right here (gestures to the studio manager), he's my friend, and he told me that one of my records, Volume Three, was wack. People set higher standards for me, and I love it.

The Great Mistake Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

The Great Mistake


  • Author : Jonathan Lee
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2021-06-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525658504

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The Great Mistake Excerpt :

An exultant novel of New York City at the turn of the twentieth century, about one man's rise to fame and fortune, and his mysterious murder—“engrossing” (Wall Street Journal), “immersive” (The New Yorker), and “seriously entertaining” (The Sunday Times, London). Andrew Haswell Green is dead, shot at the venerable age of eighty-three, when he thought life could hold no more surprises. The killing—on Park Avenue in broad daylight, on Friday the thirteenth—shook the city. Born to a struggling farmer, Green was a self-made man without whom there would be no Central Park, no Metropolitan Museum of Art, no Museum of Natural History, no New York Public Library. But Green had a secret, a life locked within him that now, in the hour of his death, may finally break free. A work of tremendous depth and piercing emotion, The Great Mistake is the story of a city transformed, a murder that made a private man infamous, and a portrait of a singular individual who found the world closed off to him—yet enlarged it.

Chief of Perversion Book

Chief of Perversion


  • Author : Sadie Haller
  • Publisher : QTP
  • Release Date : 2018-05-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781386810285

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Chief of Perversion Excerpt :

Heath: My relationships are nothing more than casual dating with booty-calls. A one-hour-stand before my mother's wedding reception? Perfect. Georgia: I may have been born a romantic, but I've grown jaded about love. Being practically disowned by one's father will do that to a girl. Now all I want is solitude and the occasional anonymous pick-up. Occasional? Okay, so I haven't managed that yet. Daddy Dearest's wedding seems like a great place to start. Chief of Perversion is a standalone love story with a hard earned HEA.

The Broker Book
Score: 3.5
From 73 Ratings

The Broker


  • Author : John Grisham
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2010-03-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307575982

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • In his final hours in the Oval Office, the outgoing President grants a controversial last-minute pardon to Joel Backman, a notorious Washington power broker who has spent the last six years hidden away in a federal prison. What no one knows is that the President issues the pardon only after receiving enormous pressure from the CIA. It seems Backman, in his power broker heyday, may have obtained secrets that compromise the world’s most sophisticated satellite surveillance system. Backman is quietly smuggled out of the country in a military cargo plane, given a new name, a new identity, and a new home in Italy. Eventually, after he has settled into his new life, the CIA will leak his whereabouts to the Israelis, the Russians, the Chinese, and the Saudis. Then the CIA will do what it does best: sit back and watch. The question is not whether Backman will survive—there is no chance of that. The question the CIA needs answered is, who will kill him?

Resolve and Fortitude Book

Resolve and Fortitude


  • Author : Joachim Kempin
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 391
  • ISBN 10 : 9781479732029

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Resolve and Fortitude Excerpt :

This is the story of a German-born executive, JK, who immigrated to the United States to aid Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, Microsofts top honchos to build a commanding software empire. He led Microsofts OEM division that was responsible for sales to PC manufacturers, and drove the deals that made Microsoft Windows the worlds dominating operating system. Find out how much resolve, fortitude, and perseverance were needed to make that part of the PC revolution come true; what strategies were employed to win the Internet browser war; how IBM was beaten; what drove Apple to the brink of disaster; and how shady politicians and hapless competitors eventually goaded the Feds to ensnare Microsoft in a web of antitrust accusations. Peek behind the curtain and be the first-ever outsider to glimpse into Microsofts power nexus. Understand how Microsofts nearly mystical marketing shrewdness and tech prowess are intensely propelled by paranoia and fear of missing the next computing paradigm shift. The press labeled JK Bill Gatess enforcer. No wonder he was called upon as a pivotal antitrust trial witness to defend what loathing competitors labeled Microsofts evil empire. Follow what experts believe was the most protracted, and fierce trial of the century. Relive the courtroom drama, and read the authors critical analysis of the judicial proceedings and their aftermaths. Losing that trial partially started Microsofts demise, and power struggles from within quickened it. Get to know the real forces that altered Microsofts resolve-and fortitude-dominated leadership style. Find out if Windows 8 could be an inflection point, conjuring enough magic to ring in a renaissance and attract the Facebook generation to a born-again modern Microsoft.

Rise and Grind Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Rise and Grind


  • Author : Daymond John
  • Publisher : Currency
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804189972

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Rise and Grind Excerpt :

John has never been a stranger to hard work. As a young man he started a hip-hop inspired fashion brand on the streets of Queens, New York, with a $40 budget; today his brand, FUBU, has over $6 billion in sales. The truth, he says, is that if you want to get and stay ahead, you need to put in the work. You need to outthink, outhustle, and outperform everyone around you. You've got to rise and grind every day. Here John shares the habits and mind-set that empower him, letting us in on how he makes the most of his 24/7. And he opens up about his recent cancer scare and how it fuels him to continue to challenge himself.

Who Is Michael Ovitz  Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Who Is Michael Ovitz


  • Author : Michael Ovitz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-09-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101601488

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Who Is Michael Ovitz Excerpt :

If you're going to read one book about Hollywood, this is the one. As the co-founder of Creative Artists Agency, Michael Ovitz earned a reputation for ruthless negotiation, brilliant strategy, and fierce loyalty to his clients. He reinvented the role of the agent and helped shape the careers of hundreds of A-list entertainers, directors, and writers, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Sean Connery, Bill Murray, Robin Williams, and David Letterman. But this personal history is much more than a fascinating account of celebrity friendships and bare-knuckled dealmaking. It's also an underdog's story: How did a middle-class kid from Encino work his way into the William Morris mailroom, and eventually become the most powerful person in Hollywood? How did an agent (even a superagent) also become a power in producing, advertising, mergers & acquisitions, and modern art? And what were the personal consequences of all those deals? After decades of near-silence in the face of controversy, Ovitz is finally telling his whole story, with remarkable candor and insight.

The Man Who Ran Washington Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Man Who Ran Washington


  • Author : Peter Baker
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101912164

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The Man Who Ran Washington Excerpt :

"Co-authored by the Chief White House correspondent at The New York Times and the Washington columnist at the The New Yorker, this is a biography any would-be power broker must own: the story of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III, the man who ran Washington when Washington ran the world. In the latter half of the twentieth century, no Republican won the presidency without his help, and the men he counseled in the Oval Office--Gerald R. Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and George W. Bush--defined more than one generation of American life. Campaign manager, chief of staff, treasury secretary, and ultimately secretary of state, James A. Baker III understood better than anyone how to make Washington work and how to pull the levers of power at home and abroad. A suave and profane Texas Democrat, Baker worked as a wealthy Houston lawyer until his best friend, George H. W. Bush, drew him into Republican politics. His first dramatic win was in 1976 as the delegate hunter who secured the Republican nomination for Ford against a challenge from Ronald Reagan. His next job, as Bush's campaign manager four years later, maneuvered Bush onto the ticket with Reagan and Baker into the most powerful office in Washington other than the Oval Office: White House chief of staff. In his years in the White House and in the cabinet, Baker was the avatar of a style of politics and governance that valued pragmatism and deal making over purity. He went from win to win--reforming the tax code, negotiating the first Middle East peace talks, managing the dissolution of the Soviet Union--until his capstone victory, as field marshal for the younger Bush's Florida recount battle, helped divide the country forever. In today's era of gridlock, The Man Who Ran Washington is an electrifying escape"--