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The Resource The deals that made the world : reckless ambition, backroom negotiations, and the hidden truth of business, Jacques Peretti

The deals that made the world : reckless ambition, backroom negotiations, and the hidden truth of business, Jacques Peretti

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The deals that made the world : reckless ambition, backroom negotiations, and the hidden truth of business
Title
The deals that made the world
Title remainder
reckless ambition, backroom negotiations, and the hidden truth of business
Statement of responsibility
Jacques Peretti
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"...much of the world around us--from the food we eat to the products we buy to the medications we take--is shaped by private negotiations and business deals few of us know about. The Deals That Made the World, takes us inside the sphere of these powerful players, examining ten groundbreaking business deals that have transformed our modern economy. Peretti reveals how corporate executives engineered an entire diet industry built on failure; how PayPal conquered online payments (and the specific behavioral science that underpins its success); and how pharmaceutical executives concocted a plan to successfully market medications to healthy people. For twenty years, Peretti has interviewed the people behind the decisions that have altered our world, from CEOs of multinational corporations to politicians, economists, and scientists. Drawing on his vast knowledge, Peretti reveals a host of fascinating and startling connections, from how Wall Street's actions on food commodities helped spark the Arab Spring to the link between the AIDS epidemic in 1980s San Francisco and the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008. Touching upon tech, finance, artificial intelligence, and the other levers of power in a postglobalization environment, Peretti offers a compelling way to understand the last hundred years--and a suggestion of what the next hundred might hold."--from Jacket flap
Summary
Drawing on 20 years of interviews, research and his vast knowledge, an award-winning BBC investigative reporter, combining on-the-ground reporting and a narrative flair, examines 12 business deals that have transformed the modern world, revealing a host of fascinating and startling connections
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10638876
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1967-
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Peretti, Jacques
Dewey number
330.09/05
Index
index present
LC call number
HC59.3
LC item number
.P47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Economic history
  • Economic forecasting
  • Business ethics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Negotiating
  • HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
Target audience
adult
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reckless ambition, backroom negotiations, and the hidden truths of business
Label
The deals that made the world : reckless ambition, backroom negotiations, and the hidden truth of business, Jacques Peretti
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The upgrade: engineering dissatisfaction -- Food: owning fat and thin -- Drugs: the medication of modern life -- Cash: killing physical money to monetize the internet -- Work: from what we do to who we are -- Risk: how chaos was harnessed by Wall Street -- Tax: why everywhere wants to be the Cayman Islands -- Wealth: the business of inequality -- Globalization: how Asia rewrote the rules -- Robots: the human swap -- Epilogue--Now: the New World
Control code
ocn990287096
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780062698292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990287096
Label
The deals that made the world : reckless ambition, backroom negotiations, and the hidden truth of business, Jacques Peretti
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The upgrade: engineering dissatisfaction -- Food: owning fat and thin -- Drugs: the medication of modern life -- Cash: killing physical money to monetize the internet -- Work: from what we do to who we are -- Risk: how chaos was harnessed by Wall Street -- Tax: why everywhere wants to be the Cayman Islands -- Wealth: the business of inequality -- Globalization: how Asia rewrote the rules -- Robots: the human swap -- Epilogue--Now: the New World
Control code
ocn990287096
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9780062698292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)990287096

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