Active Management Digital Library The Books That Shaped our Leaders - DIGITAL VERSIO - Page 20

Show # 064 In The Raw with Justin Tamsett The Power Broker , Robert A Caro

Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
One of the most acclaimed books of our time , winner of both the Pulitzer and the Francis Parkman prizes , The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping ( and mis-shaping ) of twentieth-century New York ( city and state ) and makes public what few have known : that Robert Moses was , for almost half a century , the single most powerful man of our time in New York , the shaper not only of the city ’ s politics but of its physical structure and the problems of urban decline that plague us today . In revealing how Moses did it--how he developed his public authorities into a political machine that was virtually a fourth branch of government , one that could bring to their knees Governors and Mayors ( from La Guardia to Lindsay ) by mobilizing banks , contractors , labor unions , insurance firms , even the press and the Church , into an irresistible economic force--Robert Caro reveals how power works in all the cities of the United States . Moses built an empire and lived like an emperor . He personally conceived and completed public works costing 27 billion dollars--the greatest builder America ( and probably the world ) has ever known . Without ever having been elected to office , he dominated the men who were--even his most bitter enemy , Franklin D . Roosevelt , could not control him--until he finally encountered , in Nelson Rockefeller , the only man whose power ( and ruthlessness in wielding it ) equalled his own .
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Show # 069 Sweat Equity Inside the New Economy of Mind and Body with Jason Kelly Sweat Equity , Jason Kelly

Go inside the trend that spawned a multi-billion dollar industry for the top five percent Sweat Equity goes inside the multibillion dollar trend toward endurance sports and fitness to discover who ’ s driving it , who ’ s paying for it , and who ’ s profiting . Bloomberg ’ s Jason Kelly , author of The New Tycoons , profiles the participants , entrepreneurs , and investors at the center of this movement , exploring this phenomenon in which a surge of people — led by the most affluent — are becoming increasingly obsessed with looking and feeling better . Through in-depth looks inside companies and events from New York Road Runners to Tough Mudder and Ironman ,
Kelly profiles the companies and people aiming to meet the demands of these consumers , and the traits and strategies that made them so successful . In a modern world filled with anxiety , pressure , and competition , people are spending more time and money than ever before to soothe their minds and tone their bodies , sometimes pushing themselves to the most extreme limits . Even as obesity rates hit an all-time high , the most financially successful among us are collectively spending billions each year on apparel , gear , and entry fees . Sweat Equity charts the rise of the movement , through the eyes of competitors and the companies that serve them . Buy the book here
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