Dynasties

Fortunes and Misfortunes of the World's Great Family Businesses
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Author(s): David S. Landes
Original Publish Date: Sep 25, 2007
Product Number: EB00385330
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101650905
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, a fascinating look at the crossroads of kin and coin David S. Landes has earned a reputation as a brilliant writer and iconoclast among economic historians. In his latest acclaimed work, he takes a revealing look at the quality that distinguishes a third of today's Fortune 500 companies: family ownership. From the banking fortunes of Rothschild and Morgan to the automobile empires of Ford and Toyota, Landes explores thirteen different dynasties, revealing what lay behind their successes-and how extravagance, bad behavior, and poor enterprise brought some of them to their knees. A colorful history that is full of surprising conclusions, Dynasties is an engrossing mix of ambition, eccentricity, and wealth.

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CD
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Author(s): David S. Landes
Narrator(s): Alan Sklar
Product Number DD20512
Released: Dec 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400102792
eAudio
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Author(s): David S. Landes
Narrator(s): Alan Sklar
Product Number Z10004402
Released: Dec 01, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400122790

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