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Business Research

Overview and starting point to business research using CCSF resources.

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Facebook: The Inside Story

Based on years of exclusive reporting and interviews with Facebook's key executives and employees, including Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, Steven Levy's sweeping narrative digs deep into the whole story of the company that has changed the world and reaped the consequences

Dark Towers:Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction

Dark Towers is the never-before-told saga of how Deutsche Bank became the global face of financial recklessness and criminality--the corporate equivalent of a weapon of mass destruction. It is also the story of a man who was consumed by fear of what he'd seen at the bank--and his son's obsessive search for the secrets he kept.

The Passion Economy:The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century

The brilliant creator of NPR's Planet Money podcast and award-winning New Yorker staff writer explains our current economy: laying out its internal logic and revealing the transformative hope it offers for millions of people to thrive as they never have before. An indispensable road map and a refreshingly optimistic take on our economic future.

The Entrepreneurial Artist : Lessons from Highly Successful Creatives (eBook)

Very few artists are skilled at promoting themselves and their work. Drawing on the accomplishments of Shakespeare, Mozart, and several contemporary creatives, including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Wynton Marsalis, this engaging and practical guide will help you achieve artistic fulfillment, both personally and professionally-no matter your medium.

Driving Innovation from Within (eBook)

Kaihan Krippendorff reveals how many of the modern world's most impactful creations were invented by passionate employee-innovators. He lays out a step-by-step playbook to unlock innovation from the inside, mapping the barriers that frustrate efforts to disrupt from within and providing tools to remove them.

Billionaire Wilderness

A revealing look at the intersection of wealth, philanthropy, and conservation. Billionaire Wilderness takes you inside the exclusive world of the ultra-wealthy, showing how today's richest people are using the natural environment to solve the existential dilemmas they face.

Margin of Trust

For the past 25 years, Lawrence Cunningham has written books, articles, and essays about Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, contributing to the vast quantity of literature on the subject. This work is a selected anthology of these recent writings, looking at the core features of the Buffett model, its costs and benefits, and how it can be adapted and improved for other organizations.

Don't Be Evil: How Big Tech Betrayed its Founding Principles and All of Us

A penetrating indictment of how today's largest tech companies are hijacking our data, our livelihoods, our social fabric, and our minds-from an acclaimed Financial Times columnist and CNN analyst. Rana Foroohar tells the story of how Big Tech lost its soul-and ate our lunch. Foroohar lays out a plan for how we can resist, by creating a framework that fosters innovation while also protecting us from the dark side of digital technology

Competing in the Age of AI

In industry after industry, data, analytics, and AI-driven processes are transforming the nature of work. While we often still treat AI as the domain of a specific skill, business function, or sector, we have entered a new era in which AI is challenging the very concept of the firm.  The authors show how reinventing the firm around data, analytics, and AI removes traditional constraints on scale, scope, and learning that have constrained business growth for hundreds of years

GMAT Prep Book 2020 And 2021

Test Prep Books' GMAT Prep Book 2020 and 2021: GMAT Study Guide and Practice Test Questions for the Graduate Management Admission Test, 3rd Edition [Updated for the New Exam Outline]

Communicate with Mastery

Develop your leadership communication Communicating with Mastery provides readers with a rich treasure trove of frameworks and tools for leadership communication as developed and taught over the past decade at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. 

Authenticity: Building a Brand in an Insincere Age

Brands are alienating customers by telling the wrong story and championing a false purpose. Your business can avoid the same fate, attract loyal customers, and out-narrate the competition by embracing authenticity. Authenticity is an anti-gimmick business book. It prescribes clear strategies that enable companies to communicate in a more genuine, emotional way.

Don't Fall for It: A Short History of Financial Scams

This engaging book explores the business and financial lessons drawn from some of history's biggest frauds.Don't Fall For It: A Short History of Financial Scams is filled with engrossing real-life stories and valuable insights, written for finance professionals, investors, and general interest readers alike.

Entrepreneurship: The Practice Mindset

This book catapults students beyond the classroom by helping them develop an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create opportunities and take action in uncertain environments. Based on the world-renowned Babson Entrepreneurship program, this new text emphasizes practice and learning through action

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Library Subjects and Call Number Ranges (adjust ranges, consider hyperlinking into OneSearch, then take out of draft mode)

Book iconIn the CCSF Library buildings, books are organized by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system. This system groups items by subject and locates similar items on the shelf together. Below are some potential ranges in which you can find books related to your discipline.

Subjects and Call Number Ranges
Subject Call Number Range
Business HA 1 - HJ 9900

Entrepreneurship

HB 615 - 715

eBook Collections

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