Rockonomics: What the Music Industry Can Teach Us About Economics
‘An entertaining guide to economics by a former adviser to Barack Obama that uses the lessons of the music business to explain what is happening in the rest of the world’ The Times, Books of the Year’A key voice on a vast array of economic issues for more than two decades’ Barack Obama’An absolutely brilliant mind. The definition of left and right brain balance’ Quincy Jones’The music business keeps re-inventing itself (from records, to tape, to CDs to streaming) and Alan Krueger covers all the bases. As one former LSE student once sang: ‘its only rock and roll but I like it, like it, yes I do.’ That applies to this book too’ Richard Thaler, Nobel Prize Recipient and author of ‘Nudge”Rockonomics is entertaining, educational and enlightening. Alan Krueger gives us a backstage tour of the music industry – and in doing so, he creates a brilliant metaphor for our entire economy. Highly recommended’ Harlan CobenAlan Krueger, the former chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, uses the music industry, from rock artists to music executives, from managers to promoters, as a way in to explain the principles of economics, and the forces shaping our economic lives.The music industry is often a leading indicator of today’s economy; it is among the first to be disrupted by the latest wave of technology, and examining the ins and outs of how musicians create and sell new songs and plan concert tours offers valuable lessons for what is in store for businesses and employees in other industries that are struggling to adapt. Drawing on interviews with leading band members, music executives, managers, promoters, and using the latest data on revenues, royalties, tour dates, and merchandise, Rockonomics takes readers backstage to show how the music industry really works – who makes money, how the economics of the music industry has undergone a radical transformation during the last twenty years, and what this tells us about our wider economy today.
The Infinite Game
A REVOLUTIONARY APPROACH TO LONG TERM BUSINESS STRATEGY FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF START WITH WHYThe New York Times-bestselling author of Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and Together Is Better offers a bold new approach to business strategy by asking one question: are you playing the finite game or the infinite game? In The Infinite Game, Sinek applies game theory to explore how great businesses achieve long-lasting success. He finds that building long-term value and healthy, enduring growth – that playing the infinite game – is the only thing that matters to your business.
The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLERAmazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong. For all that’s been written about the Four over the last two decades, no one has captured their power and staggering success as insightfully as Scott Galloway. Instead of buying the myths these companies broadcast, Galloway asks fundamental questions. How did the Four infiltrate our lives so completely that they’re almost impossible to avoid (or boycott)? Why does the stock market forgive them for sins that would destroy other firms? And as they race to become the world’s first trillion-dollar company, can anyone challenge them? In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world’s most celebrated business professors, Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can’t match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career. Whether you want to compete with them, do business with them, or simply live in the world they dominate, you need to understand the Four.
The New Capital Market Revolution: The Winners, the Losers and the Future of Finance
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Texere Publishing; New Ed edition (8 Mar. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1587991462
- ISBN-13: 978-1587991462
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 24.1 cm
Free Prize Inside: The Next Big Marketing Idea
- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Portfolio; First Printing, Notations edition
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781591840411
- ISBN-13: 978-1591840411
- ASIN: 1591840414
- Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 2.4 x 18.7 cm