Bloomberg by Bloomberg, Revised and Updated

Author: Michael R. Bloomberg

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 1119554268

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Michael Bloomberg rose from middle-class Medford, Massachusetts to become a pioneer of the computer age, mayor of New York, one of the world's most generous philanthropists, and one of America's most respected—and fearless—voices on gun violence, climate change, public health, and other issues. And it all happened after he got fired at the age of 39. This is his story, told in his own words and in his own candid style. After working his way through college and graduating from Harvard Business School, Bloomberg landed on the bottom rung of a Wall Street firm and worked his way up to partner. But in 1981, he was forced out of the firm. With an idea for computerizing financial data, Bloomberg started his own company. And, since personal computers barely existed, he built his own. Specially designed for Wall Street traders and analysts, the Bloomberg Terminal revolutionized the world of finance. Under Bloomberg's leadership, his company grew rapidly, playing David to the Goliaths of finance and media—and making Bloomberg one of the world's wealthiest men. Bloomberg by Bloomberg offers an intimate look at the creative mind and driven personality behind the Bloomberg brand. He describes in vivid detail his early Wall Street career, both the victories and frustrations, including a personal account of what it was like to be fired and given $10 million on the same day. He combines personal stories with penetrating insights into business and technology, while also offering lessons from his unique approach to management. There is no one in business or politics quite like him—or who has had more success in both areas.

Bloomberg by Bloomberg

Author: Michael Bloomberg,Matthew Winkler

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 261

View: 9889


A profile of a visionary entrepreneur tells the story of how Mike Bloomberg, after being fired in 1981 from Salomon Brothers, took his money and started up Bloomberg Financial Markets, an enterprise that has bloomed into an $800 million media empire. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.


A Billionaire's Ambition

Author: Chris McNickle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510722599

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

View: 3958


Examine the Bipartisan Legacy of a Remarkable Billionaire Politician Bloomberg: A Billionaire’s Ambition tells the story of how one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs was elected mayor of New York City and what he did with the power he won. Bloomberg’s stunning victory against all odds just weeks after the 9/11 terrorist attack left him facing challenges unlike any mayor in history. For the next twelve years, he kept the city safe, managed budgets through fiscal crises, promoted private sector growth, generated jobs, built infrastructure, protected the environment, supported society’s cultural sensibilities, and achieved dramatic improvements in public health. Bloomberg was an activist executive who used government assets boldly and wisely for the greatest good, for the greatest number of people. His time as mayor was not without controversy. Bloomberg supported stop and frisk police tactics that a judge ruled unconstitutional, and jailhouse violence rose to levels so severe the federal government intervened. The administration’s homeless policies were ineffective. And he forced a change in the city charter to allow him to serve a third term. Overall, record low crime and the lasting impact of innovative policies will cause his tenure to be remembered as a remarkable success. Having returned to his global media empire, and to his private philanthropy, Bloomberg continues to challenge the National Rifle Association on gun control, promote national education reform, and support policies to combat climate change. Frequently touted as an independent candidate for president, Bloomberg leaves behind a legacy of effective government.

Angela Merkel

A Chancellorship Forged in Crisis

Author: Alan Crawford,Tony Czuczka

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118641094

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 2374


Shortlisted for International Affairs Book of the Yearin the Paddy Power Political Book Awards 2014 Angela Merkel was already unique when she became German chancellor:the first female leader of Europe’s biggest economy, thefirst from former communist East Germany and the first born afterWorld War II. Since 2010, the debt crisis that spread from Greeceto the euro region and the world economy has propelled her tocenter-stage, making Merkel the dominant politician in the struggleto preserve Europe’s economic model and its single currency.Yet the Protestant pastor’s daughter is often viewed asenigmatic and hard-to-predict, a misreading that took hold as sheresisted global pressure for grand gestures to counter the crisis.Having turned the fall of the Berlin Wall to her advantage, Merkelis trying to get history on her side again after reaching thefundamental decision to save the euro, the crowning achievement ofpost-war European unity. Merkel has brought Europe to a crossroads.Germany’s economic might gives her unprecedented power to setthe direction for the European Union’s 500 million people.What’s at stake is whether she will persuade them to followthe German lead. Angela Merkel: A Chancellorship Forged in Crisis is thedefinitive new biography of the world’s most powerful woman.Delving into Merkel’s past, the authors explain the motivesbehind her drive to remake Europe for the age of globalization, hereconomic role models and the experiences under communism that colorher decisions. For the first time in English, Merkel is fullyplaced in her European context. Through exclusive interviews withleading policy makers and Merkel confidants, the book reveals thebehind-the-scenes drama of the crisis that came to dominate herchancellorship, her prickly relationship with the U.S. andadmiration for Eastern Europe. Written by two long-standing Merkelwatchers, the book documents how her decisions and vision –both works in progress – are shaping a pivotal moment inEuropean history.

Make It New

Essays in the History of American Business

Author: Paul Bodine

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595309216

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 5081


In this collection of thirty-eight essays, Paul Bodine chronicles the often tumultuous history of key American companies from their inception to their dynamic present. From prominent industry giants like Qualcomm and Bloomberg to lesser-known leaders like Alex Lee Inc. and Standex International, these essays capture major trends, technologies, and personalities that have helped make the American business model the envy of the world. From the rise of DVDs, mobile telephony, and digital data to the evolution of steel minimills, enterprise resource planning software, and the convenience store, this collection provides vivid slices of the spirit, ingenuity, and drama of America's business history. A bonus section includes profiles of six leading European firms.

Bloomberg's New York

Class and Governance in the Luxury City

Author: Julian Brash

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820337544

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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New York mayor Michael Bloomberg claims to run the city like a business. In Bloomberg's New York, Julian Brash applies methods from anthropology, geography, and other social science disciplines to examine what that means. He describes the mayor's attitude toward governance as the Bloomberg Way—a philosophy that holds up the mayor as CEO, government as a private corporation, desirable residents and businesses as customers and clients, and the city itself as a product to be branded and marketed as a luxury good. Commonly represented as pragmatic and nonideological, the Bloomberg Way, Brash argues, is in fact an ambitious reformulation of neoliberal governance that advances specific class interests. He considers the implications of this in a blow-by-blow account of the debate over the Hudson Yards plan, which aimed to transform Manhattan's far west side into the city's next great high-end district. Bringing this plan to fruition proved surprisingly difficult as activists and entrenched interests pushed back against the Bloomberg administration, suggesting that despite Bloomberg's success in redrawing the rules of urban governance, older political arrangements—and opportunities for social justice—remain.

i heart bloomberg

a novel

Author: Melody Carlson

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781434765888

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

View: 8813


Kendall's managed to wrangle her grandmother's house—free and clear—except for the rules. No male roommates. But that's okay. With the right ad, she'll pull in some girls, their rent, and if she's lucky, she won't have to go to work anytime soon. For their part, Anna, Lelani, and Megan all have their reasons for wanting to move in: Anna has got to get out from under her overprotective parents; Lelani can't take another day in her aunt's tiny crackerbox house overflowing with toddlers, and Megan needs a place free of her current roommate from Hades. Though they come with assorted extra baggage filled with broken hearts and dreams, they will discover they also have a vast array of hidden strengths.