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The Story of American business: from the pages of the New York Times

Author: Koehn, Nancy F. Corporate author: New York Times Publisher: Harvard Business Press, 2009.Language: EnglishDescription: 432 p. : Photos ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781591396833Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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The Story of American Business From the pages of the New York Times Contents Acknowledgments Introduction xiii 1 Part I: The Corporation Chapter 1: The Rise of Big Business East and West (May 11,1869) Chicago Dressed Beef (January 20,1883) Coca-Cola in History (March 14,1929) Uncle Sam Now World's Business Man (April 29,1928) The City Department Store: The Evolution of 75 Years (February 12,1933) The Great Oil Monopoly (November 19,1882) Big Business Now Sweeps Retail Trade (February (July 8,1928) 27 34 36 38 40 45 49 51 56 57 In Business and Out, Morais Just the Same 12,1905) 134 Years of Growth (February 28,1971) Chapter 2: Wall Street: Its Origins, Influence, and Evolution Exchange That Brought Faine to Buttonwood Tree Will Mark 175th Anniversary Gould's Eventful Life (May 7,1967) 59 68 70 72 76 Statistics House Thrives on Facts (April 24,1960) (December3,1892) Ladies as Stock Speculators (February 3,1880) J.P. Morgan, At Seventy, Believes in Keeping At It (April 14,1907) The Past Year in Financial History (December 31,1928) Premier Issues Hard Hit (October 29,1929) Drastic SEC Curbs Placed on Brokers to Protect Public (November 1,1938) Michael Milken is Indicted (April 2,1989) The Benefit of the Doubt (August 23,1992) With Enron's Fall, Many Dominoes Tremble (December 2,2001) 84 85 87 89 77 81 83 Chapter 3: Merger Mania Quiet But Very Effective (January 22,1889) Telephone Merger Coming (January 20,1911) Roosevelt Won't Drop Trust War (August 21, 1907) Trade Board Will Play a New Role in Business (June 14,1925) What Is To Be Done With the Trusts? (December 5,1909) Conglomerate Mergers Get Spotlight (July 10,1968) The Giant Target of Trustbusting '74 (December 1,1974) The Peril Behind the Takeover Boom (December 29,1985) RJR Nabisco, An Epilogue (Marck 12,1999) A New Test of Antitrust Hard Line (June 7,1995) The Biggest Media Merger Yet (January 11,2000) 91 99 101 102 107 110 112 115 118 122 124 126 Chapter 4: Leadership, Past and Present Carnegie, The Genius of Steel (October 23,1932) Millionaires of Pittsburg--Twenty Years Ago and Now (June 2,1907) Standard Oil Men Celebrate Jubilee (January 11,1920) Lincoln Filene, Merchant, Dead (August 28,1957) Ray A. Kroc Dies at 81; Built McDonald's Chain (January 15,1984) Estée Lauder, Pursuer of Beauty and Cosmetics Titan, Dies at 97 (April 26,2004) 129 136 139 142 144 146 149 The Hot Ticket in Retailing (July 1,1984) Talking Business with Grove of Intel (December 23,1980) The Richest Man and How He Grew (and Grew His Company Too) (September 28,2008) How to Stay a Titan (April 19,1998) Oprah Winfrey's Odyssey: Talk-Show Host to Mogul (March 12,1989) `Neutron Jack' Exits (September 9,2001) 152 155 157 159 162 166 Part II: The Changing Nature of Work Chapter 5: From Farm to Factory The Federation of Labor (December 12,1886) A Question Often Asked: "How About the Tariff and the Homestead!" (September 30,1892) Penned in Factories and No Fire Escapes (October 12,1911) Henry Ford Expounds Mass Production (September 19,1926) 171 181 183 185 188 192 193 195 198 201 203 205 214 Gives $10,000,000 to 26,000 Employees (January 6,1914) Sees Great Danger in New Efficiency (February 27,1916) Shift from Farm to City, Goes Steadily On (June 15,1930) Flint Strikes End in G.M.C. Plants (April 4,1937) Nation's Industry Goes on 40-Hour Work Week (October 20,1940) A. F L. and C. I. O. To Unite Today; Discords Arising (December 5,1955) The New Boss (January 30,2005) Working, The Habit of a Lifetime (April 12, 1998) Chapter 6: The Fruits of Our Labor The Wonders of Electricity (April 4,1895) Automobile Topics of Interest (June 22,1902) 219 229 231 Patterns and the Ready-to-Wear (November 7,1915) How We Spend Our Time (April 24,1937) Disneyland Gets Its Last Touches (July 9,1955) Bank Cards Thrive as Some Stores Say No (July 8 1969) The American Diet, Then and Now (July 5,1978) Tomorrow--"A Video Supermarket" (July 22,1979) In Nile Huts, TV and Old Values (August 30,1984) U.N. Says 234 236 237 239 241 243 246 248 249 252 255 256 257 Four Billion Will Be Living in Hunger by 2050 (November 8,2001) Where Silence Was Golden, Pocket Phones Now Shriek (September 25,1991) That's Not a Skim Latte. It's a Way of Life (March 21,1999) Jeremiah Speaks (November 29,1999) 38 Shirts: Probing the Consumer Culture (November 29,1999) Caught in the Credit Card Vise (September 22,2003) Chapter 7: The Changing Workplace Women Who Work Increase in Numbers and Influence (September 14,1930) New Southerner: The Middle-Class Negro (August 9,1959) Rising Trend of Computer Age: Employees Who Work At Home (March 12,1981) Big Mac Supplants Big Steel as Manufacturing Jobs Lag (May 31,1982) For the Worker: Changing Times, 259 269 272 276 280 283 287 290 292 300 New Challenges (September 2,1985) More Women Gaining Entry to Boardrooms (July 22,1990) Many Will Become Contract Workers (August 14,1992) On the Battlefields of Business, Millions of Casualties (March 3,1996) Honey, I Am Not Home (May 11,1997) Part III Defining Moments inTechnology 305 316 317 319 321 325 327 Chapter 8: The Transportation Revolution Horses in the Streets (June 16,1895) Twenty Years of Standard Time (November 15,1903) The Gasoline Age (June 6,1924) Automobile As Maker of Setter Americans (January 6,1924) Railroads Seeking More Passengers (November 14,1926) Says Flight Proves Age of Air is Here (August 25,1929) Alfred P. Sloan Jr. Dead at 90; G.M. Leader and Philanthropist (February 18,1966) It's Different In a Jet Airplane (November 2,1952) 330 333 336 338 340 Ocean Air Travel Seen at New High (January 26,1958) Southwest Manages to Keep Its Balance (September 25,2001) No Clear Way Forward for Airlines (December 6,2002) Chapter 9: Communications A Rival of Telegraphy (February 7, 1881) Marconi Recounts Birth of Wireless (December 11,1926) Telephones Across the Sea (January 6,1927) David Sarnoff Grew Up in Radio's Vast Field (February 23,1930) N.B.C. Seeks Television License (August 21,193D) 343 353 355 357 359 361 362 Television Effect on Familles Shown (February 5,1950) Ideas and Trends Continued: The Networks and Advertisers Try to Recapture Our Attention (October 20,1985) Electronic Computer Flashes Answers, May Speed Engineering (February 15,1946) Tiny Computer on a Chip Ready for Soaring Sales (February 14,1977) Big I.B.M's Little Computer (August 13,1981) 369 371 367 364 Apple's Mac Taking On I.B.M. (November 22,1984) Mapping Out the Wireless-Phone Future (November 12, 1992) A Growing Internet Is Trying to Take Care of Business (December 12,1993) Plugged-In Nation Goes on Vacations In a New Territory (July 13,1997) Email You Can't Outrun (September 21, 2000) Apple Introduces What It Calls an Easier to Use Portable Music Player (October 24, 2001) 373 374 378 381 384 387 Epilogue Appendix Notes Index About the Author 389 393 401 413 431

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