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The deals that made the world : reckless ambition, backroom negotiations, and the hidden truths of business

Author: Jacques Peretti
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"...much of the world around us--from the food we eat to the products we buy to the medications we take--is shaped by private negotiations and business deals few of us know about. The Deals That Made the World, takes us inside the sphere of these powerful players, examining ten groundbreaking business deals that have transformed our modern economy. Peretti reveals how corporate executives engineered an entire diet  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Peretti
ISBN: 9780062698292 006269829X
OCLC Number: 990287096
Notes: "Originally published in a slightly different form under the title Done in the United Kingdom in 2017 by Hodder & Stoughton"--Title page verso.
Description: 312 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The upgrade: engineering dissatisfaction --
Food: owning fat and thin --
Drugs: the medication of modern life --
Cash: killing physical money to monetize the internet --
Work: from what we do to who we are --
Risk: how chaos was harnessed by Wall Street --
Tax: why everywhere wants to be the Cayman Islands --
Wealth: the business of inequality --
Globalization: how Asia rewrote the rules --
Robots: the human swap --
Epilogue--Now: the New World.
Other Titles: Done
Responsibility: Jacques Peretti.

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"...much of the world around us--from the food we eat to the products we buy to the medications we take--is shaped by private negotiations and business deals few of us know about. The Deals That Made the World, takes us inside the sphere of these powerful players, examining ten groundbreaking business deals that have transformed our modern economy. Peretti reveals how corporate executives engineered an entire diet industry built on failure; how PayPal conquered online payments (and the specific behavioral science that underpins its success); and how pharmaceutical executives concocted a plan to successfully market medications to healthy people. For twenty years, Peretti has interviewed the people behind the decisions that have altered our world, from CEOs of multinational corporations to politicians, economists, and scientists. Drawing on his vast knowledge, Peretti reveals a host of fascinating and startling connections, from how Wall Street's actions on food commodities helped spark the Arab Spring to the link between the AIDS epidemic in 1980s San Francisco and the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008. Touching upon tech, finance, artificial intelligence, and the other levers of power in a postglobalization environment, Peretti offers a compelling way to understand the last hundred years--and a suggestion of what the next hundred might hold."--from Jacket flap.

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