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Auletta, Ken

Works: 90 works in 344 publications in 7 languages and 15,251 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Television news programs  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Periodicals  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Interviewer, Author of screenplay, Commentator for written text, pan, Interviewee
Classifications: HD9696.8.U64, 338.76102504
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Most widely held works about Ken Auletta
Most widely held works by Ken Auletta
Googled : the end of the world as we know it by Ken Auletta( Book )

36 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing, forward-looking examination of the outsize influence Google has had on the changing media Landscape. There are companies that create waves and those that ride or are drowned by them. As only he can, bestselling author Ken Auletta takes readers for a ride on the Google wave, telling the story of how it formed and crashed into traditional media businesses-from newspapers to books, to television, to movies, to telephones, to advertising, to Microsoft. With unprecedented access to Google's founders and executives, as well as to those in media who are struggling to keep their heads above water, Auletta reveals how the industry is being disrupted and redefined. Using Google as a stand-in for the digital revolution, Auletta takes readers inside Google's closed-door meetings and paints portraits of Google's notoriously private founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, as well as those who work with-and against-them. In his narrative, Auletta provides the fullest account ever told of Google's rise, shares the secret sauce of Google's success, and shows why the worlds of new and old media often communicate as if residents of different planets. Google engineers start from an assumption that the old ways of doing things can be improved and made more efficient, an approach that has yielded remarkable results- Google will generate about $20 billion in advertising revenues this year, or more than the combined prime-time ad revenues of CBS, NBC, ABC, and FOX. And with its ownership of YouTube and its mobile phone and other initiatives, Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells Auletta his company is poised to become the world's first $100 billion media company. Yet there are many obstacles that threaten Google's future, and opposition from media companies and government regulators may be the least of these. Google faces internal threats, from its burgeoning size to losing focus to hubris. In coming years, Google's faith in mathematical formulas and in slide rule logic will be tested, just as it has been on Wall Street. Distilling the knowledge accrued from a career of covering the media, Auletta will offer insights into what we know, and don't know, about what the future holds for the imperiled industry
The underclass by Ken Auletta( Book )

26 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A first-hand account of America's new social dropouts--street criminals, hustlers, long-term welfare recipients and the homeless--and of what might be done to bring them into the mainstream"--Jacket subtitle. Includes material on the Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation
Greed and glory on Wall Street : the fall of the house of Lehman by Ken Auletta( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the collapse of one of Wall Street's oldest investment banking partnerships
Three blind mice : how the TV networks lost their way by Ken Auletta( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happened to network television in the 1980s' How did CBS, NBC, and ABC lose a third of their audience and more than half of their annual profits' Ken Auletta, author of Greed and Glory on Wall Street, tells the gripping story of the decline of the networks in this epically scaled work of journalism. He chronicles the takeovers and executive coups that turned ABC and NBC into assets of two mega-corporations and CBS into the fiefdom of one man, Larry Tisch, whose obsession with the bottom line could be both bracing and appalling. Auletta takes us inside the CBS newsroom on the night that Dan Rather went off-camera for six deadly minutes; into the screening rooms where NBC programming wunderkind Brandon Tartikoff watched two of his brightest prospects for new series thud disastrously to earth; and into the boardrooms where the three networks were trying to decide whether television is a public trust or a cash cow. Rich in anecdote and gossip, scalpel-sharp in its perceptions, Three Blind Mice chronicles a revolution in American business and popular culture, one that is changing the world on both sides of the television screen. From the Trade Paperback edition
Backstory : inside the business of news by Ken Auletta( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is said that journalism is a vital public service as well as a business, but more and more it is also said that big media consolidation; noisy, instant opinions on cable and the Internet; and political "bias" are making a mockery of such high-minded ideals. In Backstory, Ken Auletta explores why one of America's most important industries is also among its most troubled. He travels from the proud New York Times, the last outpost of old-school family ownership, whose ownpersonnel problems make headline news, into the depths of New York City's brutal tabloid wars and out across the country to journalism's new wave, chains like the Chicago Tribune's, where "synergy" is ever more a mantra. He probes the moral ambiguity of "media personalities"'journalists who become celebrities themselves, padding their incomes by schmoozing with Imus and rounding the lucrative corporate lecturecircuit. He reckons with the legacy of journalism's past and the different prospects for its future, from fallen stars of new media such as to the rising star of cable news, Roger Ailes's Fox News. The product of more than ten years covering the news media for The New Yorker, Backstory is Journalism 101 by the course's master teacher
World War 3.0 : Microsoft and its enemies by Ken Auletta( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the computer industry's fight over Internet resources, discussing how various companies have struggled to become the most powerful force in computers
The highwaymen : warriors of the information superhighway by Ken Auletta( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Chinese and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A struggle is taking place--not just among corporate titans, but among entire industries. At stake is the communications industry. The contestants are Hollywood studios, television networks, and cable, telephone, computer, publishing, and consumer-electronics companies. The author takes the reader behind the scenes at such companies as Disney, Viacom, Microsoft, Time Warner, and Telecommunications, Inc. He chronicles the vanities and visions of such men as Rupert Murdoch, John Malone, Michael Eisner, Sumner Redstone, Bill Gates, Barry Diller, Ted Turner, Michael Ovitz, and Gerald Levin
Media man : Ted Turner's improbable empire by Ken Auletta( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wildly outspoken and ferociously competitive, Ted Turner is not your typical CEO. Equal parts mogul and visionary, Turner turned a modest suite of business into an improbable media empire that was in the forefront of the cable-television revolution." "Granted unique access to Turner and other key insiders (Gerald Levin, Steve Case, and Dick Parsons among them), Ken Auletta, America's foremost media reporter, tells the story of Turner the entrepreneur with rare authority. Media Man is a brisk and engrossing view of an unorthodox innovator, a pioneering company, and the industry they created."--Jacket
The art of corporate success : the story of Schlumberger by Ken Auletta( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing portrait of one of the world's finest, yet most opaque, companies--and the quiet genius who made it thrive Ken Auletta set out to locate one of the world's most prosperous businesses and explain its formula for success. He searched for an enterprise with a vivid chief executive and found that company in Schlumberger Limited, a multinational oilfield services firm with skyrocketing profits and a reputation as one of the best-managed global corporations. Auletta also found his fascinating CEO in Jean Riboud, a man who had eluded media attention even though he had guided Schlumberger for 2 decades. In this compelling portrait, Auletta brings the notoriously low-profile executive to life, detailing his unique style of management and the unusual corporate culture he nurtured. A self-proclaimed socialist from France, Riboud fought in the resistance during World War II, was captured by the Nazis, and was held prisoner at the Buchenwald concentration camp. He joined Schlumberger as an assistant and quickly rose through the company's ranks. Although he was admired for his fierce drive for perfection and eye for long-term planning and expansion, Riboud distanced himself from his corporate cohorts and instead socialized with a diverse group of artists, writers, and politicians. Brilliant and paradoxical, Riboud makes for a fascinating subject in Auletta's comprehensive and illuminating book
Frenemies : the epic disruption of the ad business (and everything else) by Ken Auletta( Book )

6 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advertising and marketing touches on every corner of our lives; without it much of media and business would shrivel. Auletta introduces readers to the ad world's most important players, from the old guard to the new stars and creatives who are driving change. We also peer into the future, looking at what is replacing traditional advertising. In a world that depends on the money generated by advertising and marketing, companies would perish without a way to tell consumers of their products and services. -- adapted from jacket
The streets were paved with gold by Ken Auletta( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How - and why - did one of the world's greatest cities come to be teetering on the edge of bankruptcy' Ken Auletta, writer for THE NEW YORKER and columnist for THE DAILY NEWS, shows how the decline of New York City was partly inevitable -- the result of shifting migration patterns and rapidl technological innovations -- and partly caused by anarchic political and economic factions, each angling for its own advantage. His lucid examination also pinpoints the core of New York City's problems -- the failure of liberal democratic government -- and explores what this will mean for the future of all American cities. "A tremendously impressive combination of reporting and analysis that illuminates not only New York's situation, but also the most basic trends in the politics and economy of the nation as a whole"--James Fallows, Washington Editor, THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY "Absolute must reading for anyone concerned with New York and the urban future."--George Sternlieb, Director, Centor for Urban Policy Researcch, Rutgers University
Googled : the end of the world as we know it by Ken Auletta( Recording )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are companies that create waves and those that ride or are drowned by them. Ken Auletta takes readers for a ride on the Google wave, telling the story of how it formed and crashed into traditional media businesses, from newspapers and books to television, movies, and telephones. With unprecedented access to Google's founders and executives, Auletta reveals how the industry is being disrupted and redefined
Hard feelings : reporting on pols, the press, people, and the city by Ken Auletta( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard Feelings by Ken Auletta covers reporting on the pols, the press, the people, and the city
1-800-PRESIDENT : the report of the Twentieth Century Fund Task Force on Television and the Campaign of 1992 by Twentieth Century Fund( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best business stories of the year : 2001 edition by Andrew Leckey( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War 3.0 : Microsoft vs. the U.S. government, and the battle to rule the digital age by Ken Auletta( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the U.S. Justice Department took Microsoft to court in October 1998, the company had the highest market capitalization in the world. From day one of the trial, Ken Auletta was there, not merely covering the tense proceedings but conducting his own excavation for the truth. Drawn from his range of interviews with Bill Gates, David Boies, Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson, Steve Case, and other sources, World War 3.0 unveils two stories simultaneously: the war inside the courtroom that found Microsoft guilty of monopolistic behavior and the war outside the courtroom for corporate supremacy." "Determined to create the fairest and most human portrait of Microsoft to date, Auletta shows how the company's culture seeded both its current legal misery and its business success. He paints a portrait of Bill Gates, half genius and half child, and the drama of characters and corporations whose fates are linked to Microsoft's. World War 3.0 peeks into the future of the Information Age and takes readers on an entertaining ride that offers astonishing views of hubris, vanity, and greed - and of gifted and flawed giants."--BOOK JACKET
Meet the press( Visual )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On this edition of Meet the Press: Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda discuss the Vietnam era
Who's afraid of Rupert Murdoch?( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the last forty years, Rupert Murdoch has gone from publisher of a marginal newspaper in Adelaide, Australia, to chairman of one of the world's largest and wealthiest media empires. His business acumen combined with a gambling spirit has made him an enormously successful player in the communications industry. FRONTLINE correspondent Ken Auletta probes Murdoch's drive to establish the first global telecommunications network and examines how Murdoch's success has been dogged by controversy over journalistic standards and the use of political influence"--Frontline webpage
Mei ti di guo : Tai de tou na de dian shi ge ming by Ao Li Ta( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War 3.0 : the Microsoft trial and the battle to rule the new economy by Ken Auletta( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Googled : the end of the world as we know it
The underclassGreed and glory on Wall Street : the fall of the house of LehmanThree blind mice : how the TV networks lost their wayBackstory : inside the business of newsWorld War 3.0 : Microsoft and its enemiesThe highwaymen : warriors of the information superhighwayMedia man : Ted Turner's improbable empireGoogled : the end of the world as we know it
Alternative Names

Ken Auletta Amerikaans journalist

Ken Auletta écrivain américain

Ken Auletta escritor estadounidense


Аулетта, Кен

אולטה, קן


올레타, 켄 1942-

オーレッタ, ケン