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Berkshire Beyond BuffettThe Enduring Value of Values

Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values

Lawrence Cunningham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170048
eISBN:
9780231538695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170048.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Berkshire Hathaway, the $300 billion conglomerate that Warren Buffett built, is among the world’s largest and most famous corporations. Yet, for all its power and celebrity, few people understand ... More

Business Secrets of the Trappist MonksOne CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO's Quest for Meaning and Authenticity

August Turak

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160629
eISBN:
9780231535229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160629.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

The author of this book is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award-winning writer who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin ... More

Learn or DieUsing Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization

Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization

Edward Hess

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170246
eISBN:
9780231538275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170246.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

To compete with today's increasing globalization and rapidly evolving technologies, individuals and organizations must take their ability to learn—the foundation for continuous improvement, ... More

Looks Good on Paper?Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Looks Good on Paper?: Using In-Depth Personality Assessment to Predict Leadership Performance

Leslie Pratch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168366
eISBN:
9780231537643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168366.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The author is a practicing psychologist who focuses on assessing and coaching executives who occupy or are candidates for top positions in business organizations. In this book she shares insights ... More

Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

Moral Hazard in Health Insurance

Amy Finkelstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163804
eISBN:
9780231538688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163804.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Moral hazard—the tendency to change behavior when the cost of that behavior will be borne by others—is a particularly tricky question when considering health care. Kenneth J. Arrow's seminal 1963 ... More

The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

The Robin Hood Rules for Smart Giving

Michael Weinstein and Ralph Bradburd

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158367
eISBN:
9780231535243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158367.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

The Robin Hood Foundation is a charitable organization focused on alleviating poverty in New York City. One of the book's authors is the foundation's senior vice president. In that role he developed ... More

Smart MachinesIBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing

Smart Machines: IBM's Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing

Steve Hamm and John Kelly

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168564
eISBN:
9780231537278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168564.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

We are crossing a new frontier in the evolution of computing and entering the era of cognitive systems. The victory of IBM's Watson on the television quiz show Jeopardy! revealed how scientists and ... More

Wall StreetersThe Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Edward Morris

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The 2008 financial collapse, the expansion of corporate and private wealth, the influence of money in politics—many of Wall Street's contemporary trends can be traced back to the work of fourteen ... More

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

Jim Paul and Brendan Moynihan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164689
eISBN:
9780231535236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164689.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The author's meteoric rise took him from a small town in Northern Kentucky to governor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, yet he lost it all—his fortune, his reputation, and his job—in one fatal ... More

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