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            An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination

            An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Frenkel, Sheera; Kang, Cecilia

            • RRP: $37.99
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            The product of years of investigative journalism by two brilliant New York Times staffers, this is a stunning expose of the inner workings of Facebook as it faces up to the challenges of scandal, criticism and controversy.

            ISBN 9781408712702
            Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Language Acts and Worldmaking
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            Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus

            Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus (Hardback)

            By Standiford, Les

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $39.99
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            A New York Times bestselling author writes the untold story of three Golden Age titans and the confrontations, cutthroat business strategies, and eccentric personalities that built the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus.

            ISBN 9781541762282
            Released NZ 12 Oct 2021
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched Spacex

            Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched Spacex (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Berger, Eric

            • RRP: $37.99
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            The dramatic inside story of the first four historic flights that launched SpaceX-and Elon Musk-from a shaky startup into the world's leading edge rocket company.

            ISBN 9780008445638
            Released NZ 3 Mar 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Radical Potter: Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation of Britain
             

            The Radical Potter: Josiah Wedgwood and the Transformation of Britain (Hardback)

            By Hunt, Tristram

            • RRP: $65.00
            • $48.75
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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            Josiah Wedgwood, perhaps the greatest English potter who ever lived, epitomised the best of his age. From his kilns and workshops in Stoke-on-Trent, he revolutionised the production of ceramics in Georgian Britain by marrying technology and design, manufacturing efficiency and re...tail flair. He transformed the luxury markets not only of London, Liverpool, Bath and Dublin but of America and the world, and helping to usher in a mass consumer society. Tristram Hunt calls him 'the Steve Jobs of the eighteenth century.' But Wedgwood was radical in his mind and politics as well as in his designs. He campaigned for free trade and religious toleration, read pioneering papers to the Royal Society and was a member of the celebrated Lunar Society of Birmingham. Most significantly, he created the ceramic 'Emancipation Badge', depicting a slave in chains and inscribed 'Am I Not a Man and a Brother?' that became the symbol of the abolitionist movement. Tristram Hunt's hugely enjoyable new biography, strongly based on Wedgwood's notebooks, letters and words of his contemporaries, brilliantly captures the energy and originality of Wedgwood and his extraordinary contribution to the transformation of eighteenth-century Britain.
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            ISBN 9780241287897
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Winemaker
              

            The Winemaker (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tyack, Kerry

            Villa Maria is New Zealand's largest privately-owned wine company. That's a very meaningful fact. Over the last 15 years, the New Zealand industry has increasingly globalised, as internatioal corporates take a dominant role in our wine production. Villa Maria has always fiercely ...guarded its independence as a family company, an independence that can be tracked back to the day in 1961 when a young George Fistonich told his Croatian-immigrant father, Andrija, that he wanted to give up the construction industry and take over the tiny family winery. In the 50 years since, he has turned a cottage business that turned out relatively indifferent table and fortified wines into a widely admired company that produces some of this country's very best wines (for which it has won a multitude of local and international awards), has considerable landholdings, is a major exporter, an energetic sponsor, and has an innovative culture. Its not for nothing that George Fistonich has won the coveted Ernst andamp; Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, was knighted, and, in 2011, one of the international wine industry's leading awards. This book traces the arc of Fistonich's life, from his hard-working Mangere childhood to his self-taught marketing audacity, from having to save his beloved business from receivership to taking big bets on the future.What emerges is the portrait of a determined,savvy and visionary man whose life in wine tracks the history of the modern New Zealand wine industry.
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            ISBN 9781869799779
            Published NZ 15 Oct 2012
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Masters of Scale: Surprising truths from the world's most successful entrepreneurs

            Masters of Scale: Surprising truths from the world's most successful entrepreneurs (Hardback)

            By Hoffman, Reid; Cohen, June; Triff, Deron

            • RRP: $48.00
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            As host of the podcast Masters of Scale, Reid Hoffman has interviewed the pantheon of global founders, as well as emerging entrepreneurs leading the companies that will shape tomorrow. All of them had to forge their own path in their new venture, facing struggles and doubts, maki...ng courageous leaps. How do you create a winning business, and how do you scale it? What can you learn from 'getting to no'? Why do good managers lead from behind? How can making money also make social change? There are ten critical lessons we can learn from the CEOs of the world's most iconic companies, including Nike, Netflix, Spotify, Instagram, Starbucks and Microsoft, as well as the disruptive entrepreneurs solving the problems of the 21st century, from Spanx underwear to a razor company designed for coarse and curly hair. By revealing the surprising commonalities between publicly-listed giants and disruptive startups, the book will offer tools and strategies that can be employed by anyone, inspiring you to redefine how you do business today.
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            ISBN 9781787634596
            Released NZ 9 Sep 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco
             

            Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Burrough, Bryan; Helyar, John

            • RRP: $39.50
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            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.

            ISBN 9780061655555
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Groundchange: The Story of Trade Aid
             

            Groundchange: The Story of Trade Aid (Paperback)

            By Blundell, Sally

            "The history of the founders of Trade Aid, New Zealand couple Vi and Richard Cottrell, who travelled to India to work with Tibetan refugees in the 1970s. It also covers the development of fair trade, the rise of political activism in this country and the establishment of a busine...ss model now respected across the globe ... Traces Trade Aid from its inception as a small idealistic enterprise that aimed to provide market access to the world's poor, to a group of 28 shops throughout New Zealand that has engaged thousands of New Zealanders as staff, volunteers and customers"--Publisher information.
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            ISBN 9781877517488
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2013
            Publisher Potton & Burton
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            Faster, Higher, Farther: The Inside Story of the Volkswagen Scandal

            Faster, Higher, Farther: The Inside Story of the Volkswagen Scandal (Paperback)

            By Ewing, Jack

            • RRP: $28.00
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            A shocking expose of Volkswagen's fraud by the New York Times reporter who covered the scandal. When news of Volkswagen's clean diesel fraud first broke in September 2015, it sent shockwaves around the world. Overnight, the company long associated with quality, reliability and tr...ust became a universal symbol of greed and deception. Consumers were outraged, investors panicked, the company embarrassed and facing bankruptcy. As lawsuits and criminal investigations piled up, by August 2016 VW had settled with American regulators and car-owners for $15 billion, with additional fines and claims still looming. In Faster, Higher, Farther, Jack Ewing rips the lid off the scandal. He describes VW's rise from the people's car during the Nazi era to one of Germany's most prestigious and important global brands, touted for being green. He paints vivid portraits of Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech and chief executive Martin Winterkorn, arguing that their unremitting ambition drove employees, working feverishly in pursuit of impossible sales targets, to illegal methods. With unprecedented access to key players and a ringside seat during the course of the legal proceedings, Faster, Higher, Farther reveals how the succeed-at-all-costs culture prevalent in modern boardrooms led to one of corporate history's farthest-reaching cases of fraud-with potentially devastating consequences. As the future of one of the world's biggest companies remains uncertain, this is the extraordinary story of Volkswagen's downfall.
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            ISBN 9780552173100
            Released NZ 14 May 2018
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            The Google Story (2018 Updated Edition): Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time

            The Google Story (2018 Updated Edition): Inside the Hottest Business, Media, and Technology Success of Our Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vise, David A.; Malseed, Mark

            • RRP: $46.50
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            Moscow-born Sergey Brin and Midwest-born Larry Page dropped out of graduate school at Stanford University to, in their own words, change the world through a powerful search engine that would organize every bit of information on the Web for free. The Google Story takes you deep in...side the company's wild ride from an idea that struggled for funding in 1998 to a firm that rakes in billions in profits, making Brin and Page the wealthiest young men in America. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to Google, this fast-moving narrative reveals how an unorthodox management style and culture of innovation enabled a search engine to shake up Madison Avenue and Wall Street, scoop up YouTube, and battle Microsoft at every turn. Not afraid of controversy, Google is expanding in Communist China and quietly working on a searchable genetic database, initiatives that test the founders' guiding mantra: DON'T BE EVIL.
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            ISBN 9780385342735
            Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
            Interest Age General Audience
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