V. Goliath

The Trials of David Boies

Author: Karen Donovan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0375726551

Category: Law

Page: 367

View: 4264

Provides a close-up study of the life and work of David Boies, America's most prominent trial and celebrity attorney, analyzing his strategies, skills, effectiveness, and penchant for personal renown as he takes on a series of headline-making cases. Reprint.
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David and Goliath

Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316204382

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

View: 3722

Malcolm Gladwell, the #1 bestselling author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, and What the Dog Saw, offers his most provocative---and dazzling---book yet. Three thousand years ago on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling, and ever since then the names of David and Goliath have stood for battles between underdogs and giants. David's victory was improbable and miraculous. He shouldn't have won. Or should he have? In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks. Gladwell begins with the real story of what happened between the giant and the shepherd boy those many years ago. From there, David and Goliath examines Northern Ireland's Troubles, the minds of cancer researchers and civil rights leaders, murder and the high costs of revenge, and the dynamics of successful and unsuccessful classrooms---all to demonstrate how much of what is beautiful and important in the world arises from what looks like suffering and adversity. In the tradition of Gladwell's previous bestsellers---The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers and What the Dog Saw---David and Goliath draws upon history, psychology, and powerful storytelling to reshape the way we think of the world around us.
Posted in Psychology

Courting justice

from NY Yankees v. Major League Baseball to Bush v. Gore, 1997-2000

Author: David Boies

Publisher: Miramax

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 490

View: 974

A celebrated trial lawyer describes his life in the American legal system, detailing his youth in small-town Illinois, law school education, his courtroom battles in the media spotlight, his high-profile clients, and his thoughts on American law. 100,000 first printing.
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Masters of the Game

Inside the World's Most Powerful Law Firm

Author: Kim Eisler

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429921190

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 8316

Veteran legal issues reporter Kim Eisler takes us behind the scenes into mega law firm Williams & Connolly, guiding us on a journey through the many storied cases that have served to shape current policies in public and private sector alike For the past twenty years, author and journalist Kim Eisler has covered the law firm of Williams & Connolly, first at American Lawyer Magazine, then for Legal Times and since 1993 as National Editor of Washingtonian Magazine. More than any other writer, Kim has unprecedented and unusual contacts and relationships with the partners, as well as a background knowledge and familiarity with the firm's history and personnel over the past two decades. In Masters of the Game, Eisler sets out to demonstrate how the disciples of Edward Bennett Williams went beyond anyone's expectations and came to occupy key roles in American culture and business. In the last ten years of his life, Williams, the founder of Williams and Connolly, often said he was building not just a law firm but a monument. Masters of the Game is not only about a law firm, but about how the philosophy and practices of this particular law firm have spread out beyond Washington to dominate business, finance, sports and the American psyche itself through its influence with past, present and future political, corporate and media figures.
Posted in Business & Economics

Pride before the fall

Author: N.A

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061750506

Category: Antitrust law

Page: 235

View: 1933

Posted in Antitrust law

Skadden

Power, Money, and the Rise of a Legal Empire

Author: Lincoln Caplan

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374524241

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 7538

A revealing portrait of the rise of Skadden, Arps, Slate, and Flom, which became the world's most profitable law firm in the 1970s and 1980s, explores the culture of American law, offering fascinating insights about American business and American society. Reprint.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Circle of Greed

The Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Lawyer Who Brought Corporate America to Its Knees

Author: Patrick Dillon,Carl Cannon

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307589170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

View: 6762

Circle of Greed is the epic story of the rise and fall of Bill Lerach, once the leading class action lawyer in America and now a convicted felon. For more than two decades, Lerach threatened, shook down and sued top Fortune 500 companies, including Disney, Apple, Time Warner, and—most famously—Enron. Now, the man who brought corporate moguls to their knees has fallen prey to the same corrupt impulses of his enemies, and is paying the price by serving time in federal prison. If there was ever a modern Greek tragedy about a man and his times, about corporate arrogance and illusions and the scorched-earth tactics to not only counteract corporate America but to beat it at its own game, Bill Lerach's story is it. From the Hardcover edition.
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Taking Down the Lion

The Triumphant Rise and Tragic Fall of Tyco's Dennis Kozlowski

Author: Catherine S. Neal

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1137278919

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 262

View: 4979

Describes the downfall of Tyco International, led by an infamous CEO who will always be remembered as the poster child for “corporate excess” after it was revealed that he had a $6,000 shower curtain, among other extravagances. 30,000 first printing.
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The Law and Economics of Class Actions

Author: James Langenfeld

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 178350952X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 7710

This book focuses on the changing landscape of class action law and its interaction with the economic analysis of key issues in class actions. Articles examine the elements of class action law from diverse viewpoints, featuring defendant and plaintiff perspectives, concerning domestic and international law, and written by lawyers and economists.
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The Other Rights Revolution

Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government

Author: Assistant Professor of American Studies and Political Science Jefferson Decker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190467312

Category: Cause lawyers

Page: 296

View: 6844

In 1973, a group of California lawyers formed a non-profit, public-interest legal foundation dedicated to defending conservative principles in court. Calling themselves the Pacific Legal Foundation, they declared war on the U.S. regulatory state--the sets of rules, legal precedents, and bureaucratic processes that govern the way Americans do business. Believing that the growing size and complexity of government regulations threatened U.S. economy and infringed on property rights, Pacific Legal Foundation began to file a series of lawsuits challenging the government's power to plan the use of private land or protect environmental qualities. By the end of the decade, they had been joined in this effort by spin-off legal foundations across the country. The Other Rights Revolution explains how a little-known collection of lawyers and politicians--with some help from angry property owners and bulldozer-driving Sagebrush Rebels--tried to bring liberal government to heel in the final decades of the twentieth century. Decker demonstrates how legal and constitutional battles over property rights, preservation, and the environment helped to shape the political ideas and policy agendas of modern conservatism. By uncovering the history--including the regionally distinctive experiences of the American West--behind the conservative mobilization in the courts, Decker offers a new interpretation of the Reagan-era right.
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Out With It

How Stuttering Helped Me Find My Voice

Author: Katherine Preston

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451676603

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9152

A vividly powerful memoir of a young woman who fought for years to change who she was until she finally found her voice and learned to embrace her imperfection. Imagine waking up one day to find your words trapped inside your head, leaving you unable to say what you feel, think, want, or need. At the age of seven that happened to Katherine Preston. From that moment, she began battling her stutter and hiding her shame by denying there was anything wrong. Seventeen years later, exhausted and humiliated, she made a life-changing decision: to leave her home in London and spend a year traveling around America meeting hundreds of stutterers, speech therapists, and researchers. What began as a vague search for a cure became a journey that debunked the misconceptions shrouding the condition, and a love story that transformed her conception of what it means to be normal. Shedding light on an ancient condition that affects approximately 4 million people in the United States and 60 million people worldwide, Preston has assembled an anthology of expertise and experience. In addition to specialists in the field, she interviews celebrities, writers, musicians, social workers, psychologists, and financiers—men and women from all walks of life battling their difficulties with speech. A heartwarming memoir and a journalistic feat, Out With It is more than a chronicle of one of the most prevalent speech problems in the world; it’s a story about understanding yourself, and learning to embrace the voice within.
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The AIG Story

Author: Maurice R. Greenberg,Lawrence A. Cunningham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118519574

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 4455

Selected as one of Motley Fool’s "5 Great Books You Should Read" In The AIG Story, the company's long-term CEO Hank Greenberg (1967 to 2005) and GW professor and corporate governance expert Lawrence Cunningham chronicle the origins of the company and its relentless pioneering of open markets everywhere in the world. They regale readers with riveting vignettes of how AIG grew from a modest group of insurance enterprises in 1970 to the largest insurance company in world history. They help us understand AIG's distinctive entrepreneurial culture and how its outstanding employees worldwide helped pave the road to globalization. Corrects numerous common misconceptions about AIG that arose due to its role at the center of the financial crisis of 2008. A unique account of AIG by one of the iconic business leaders of the twentieth century who developed close relationships with many of the most important world leaders of the period and helped to open markets everywhere Offers new critical perspective on battles with N. Y. Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and the 2008 U.S. government seizure of AIG amid the financial crisis Shares considerable information not previously made public The AIG Story captures an impressive saga in business history--one of innovation, vision and leadership at a company that was nearly--destroyed with a few strokes of governmental pens. The AIG Story carries important lessons and implications for the U.S., especially its role in international affairs, its approach to business, its legal system and its handling of financial crises.
Posted in Business & Economics

In Search of Stupidity

Over Twenty Years of High Tech Marketing Disasters

Author: Merrill R. (Rick) Chapman

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430202417

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 3719

Includes new chapters and a "What have we learned?" analysis of all original chapters Offers practical advice on avoiding PR disaster. Includes a new foreword by Eric Sink
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As We Go Marching

Author: John Thomas Flynn

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610164970

Category:

Page: N.A

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Antitrust Stories

Author: Eleanor M. Fox,Daniel A. Crane

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 399

View: 9489

In Antitrust Stories, a group of prominent antitrust scholars and practitioners brings to life thirteen of the greatest antitrust cases ever litigated. The volume is edited by Eleanor Fox and Dan Crane and chapter authors include Bob Pitofsky, Dan Rubinfeld, George Priest, Al Klevorick, and Alan Sykes, and many other leaders in the field. Cases have been selected to provide a historical sampling of different eras of antitrust enforcement and range from Standard Oil at the founding of U.S. antitrust to Microsoft in the new economy. Drawing on history, economics, politics, and law, Antitrust Stories provides a glimpse behind the texts of well-known legal opinions into the larger-than-life personalities and struggles of their antagonists and protagonists. Find out why Interior Secretary Harold Ickes was furious with the Antitrust Division over the Socony indictment and why the Superior Court Trial Lawyer s Association s litigation strategy backfired on them. This title is an inv
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Future Human Evolution

Eugenics in the Twenty-first Century

Author: John Glad

Publisher: Future Human Evolution

ISBN: 1557791546

Category: Science

Page: 136

View: 9362

This book lays out the history of eugenics movement and the politics which continues to rage around it. "The human rights of the future generations" are discussed.
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Global Price Fixing

Author: John M. Connor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540342175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 503

View: 1440

This book describes and analyzes the formation, operation, and impacts of modern global cartels. Complete with intensive case studies, it provides a broad picture of the economics, competition law and history of international price fixing.
Posted in Business & Economics

In The Court of Public Opinion

Winning Your Case with Public Relations

Author: James F. Haggerty

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471468282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 8049

Posted in Business & Economics

The Pale King

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316175296

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

View: 3123

The agents at the IRS Regional Examination Center in Peoria, Illinois, appear ordinary enough to newly arrived trainee David Foster Wallace. But as he immerses himself in a routine so tedious and repetitive that new employees receive boredom-survival training, he learns of the extraordinary variety of personalities drawn to this strange calling. And he has arrived at a moment when forces within the IRS are plotting to eliminate even what little humanity and dignity the work still has. The Pale King remained unfinished at the time of David Foster Wallace's death, but it is a deeply compelling and satisfying novel, hilarious and fearless and as original as anything Wallace ever undertook. It grapples directly with ultimate questions--questions of life's meaning and of the value of work and society--through characters imagined with the interior force and generosity that were Wallace's unique gifts. Along the way it suggests a new idea of heroism and commands infinite respect for one of the most daring writers of our time.
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