In Googled, esteemed media writer and critic Ken Auletta uses the story of Google's rise to explore the inner workings of the company and the future of the media at large. Although Google has often been secretive, this book is based on the most extensive cooperation ever granted a journalist, including access to closed-door meetings and interviews with founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, CEO Eric Schmidt, and some 150 present and former employees.
"Interesting, but Tedious"
The inside account of a financial meltdown that reshaped Wall Street. In 1983, Lew Glucksman, then co-CEO of the heralded investment bank Lehman Brothers, demanded the resignation of chairman Pete Peterson, with whom he had long argued over how to manage the company. Shockingly, Peterson, who had taken charge a decade earlier and led Lehman from near collapse to record profits, agreed to step down.
"An important fork in the road for Lehman"
In World War 3.0, renowned media critic Ken Auletta chronicles the fierce conflict between the world's elephantine media companies from the vantage of its most important theater of operations: the devastating second front opened up against Bill Gates' empire by the United States government.
"Biased and boring"
From the corridors of power in Washington to the prison cells of Guantanamo to the disease-ravaged communities of Africa, The New Yorker takes you directly to the scene of today's biggest stories. Along the way, you'll hear great reporting by such best-selling writers as Malcolm Gladwell, David Remnick, Ken Auletta, and Seymour Hersh.
"Paying for It", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "The Heiress", by Ken Auletta; "Netherland", by Rachel Aviv; "Moments in History", by David Denby.
"States of Health", by Atul Gawande; "As Seen on TV", by Michael Schulman; "No Sex, Please", by Lauren Collins; "Freedom of Information", by Ken Auletta; "The Book of Laughter", by Claudia Roth Pierpont; and "Drifting", by David Denby.
"No Blame, No Shame" by George Packer; "Exporting I.P." by James Surowiecki; "Fragmentary Knowledge" by John Seabrook; "Critical Mass" by Ken Auletta; "What Else is New?" by Steven Shapin; and "Games of Chance" by David Denby.
"On Trial" by Orhan Pamuk; "Cyber City" by Daniel Radosh; "The Baghdad Daily Bugle" by Bruce McCall; "The Inheritance" by Ken Auletta; "Becoming Mary Poppins" by Caitlin Flanagan; and "Beasts and Beauties" by David Denby.
The second annual Best Business Stories of the Year edition continues the excellence and comprehensive range of this fascinating anthology series. Featuring pieces from The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Fortune, Harper's, and Wired.
An exciting new annual anthology: a year's worth of the most interesting, noteworthy, and best-written articles on all aspects of the business world. You'll hear Ken Auletta on Herb Allen's CEO retreat, Diane Brady on Martha Stewart, Steve Silberman on creating a borderless global cyber-marketplace, and other pieces come from the pages of Harper's, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Nation, and Rolling Stone.
"Safer Streets", by Amy Davidson; "Follow the Leader", by Michael Schulman; "Blood, Simpler", by Ken Auletta; "Hollywood and Vine", by Tad Friend; "Let It Go", by Joan Acocella; "Small Differences", by Emily Nussbaum; and "Swinging Seventies", by Anthony Lane.
"Buildings and Books", by Ian Frazier; "The Hillary Show", by Ken Auletta; "Inheritance", by Ian Parker; and "Disconnected Man", by David Denby.
"Game Change", by Amy Davidson; "Names", by John Seabrook; "All Grown Up", by Tad Friend; "Class Consciousness", by Ian Johnson; "Outside the Box", by Ken Auletta; "The Outlaw", by Peter Schjeldahl; and "Ordinary People", by David Denby.
"Enemy of the State", by Nicholas Lemann; “All Due Respect”, by Peter Hessler; "War of Choice", by Ken Auletta; "Center of the Universe", by Simon Rich; and "Tehran Tales", by Anthony Lane.
"Don't miss articles on Ron Paul, Rubio and God!"
"Union Blues", by Hendrik Hertzberg; "Pacing It", by Mark Singer; "The Tyrant Tax", by James Surowiecki; "The Dictator Index", by Ken Auletta; "Fish Tales", by Kelefa Sanneh; and "Control Yourself", by David Denby.
"Name Calling" by George Packer; "Let's Go: Libel" by Jeffrey Toobin; "Minority Retort" by Elsa Walsh; "What I'd Say to the Martians" by Jack Handey; "The Dawn Patrol" by Ken Auletta; and "Loners" by David Denby.
"Days of Rage", by David Remnick; "Clawback", by James Surowiecki; "City of the Lost", by David Remnick; "After Bloomberg", by Ken Auletta; and "Social History", by David Denby.
"Road Show", by Laura Secor; "Corporate Welfare Queens", by James Surowiecki; "Citizens Jain", by Ken Auletta; "The Sequel", by Connie Bruck; and "Mad Love", by David Denby.
"China’s Crisis", by Evan Osnos; "Raw Deal", by Dana Goodyear; "Get Rich U.", by Ken Auletta; "Unreconciled", by Philip Gourevitch; and "Funny and Funnier", by David Denby.
"It Gets Better", by David Remnick; “The Visionary”, by Jennifer Kahn; “A Woman’s Place", by Ken Auletta; "Pseudonymously Yours", by Joanna Kavenna; and "Fired", by Anthony Lane.