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The rise and fall of Mondavi

Aug 22, 2007
Robert Mondavi gets a lot of the credit for bringing California to prominence in the global wine industry. But his business didn't always see healthy returns. Julia Flynn Siler has written a biography of Mondavi. She talks with Kai Ryssdal.
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An out-of-this-world-business plan

Aug 21, 2007
Wealthy entrepreneurs are spending millions of dollars to develop spaceships and a space hotel for what they see as the next big thing: commercial space travel. Author Michael Belfiore has a new book about it. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
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Beach reads: 'My Name Is Red'

Aug 17, 2007
We've asked some of our commentators to send along their nominations for the best business beach books. For today's final installment writer Harriet Rubin recommends a contemporary novel about the beauty of innovation.
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Beach reads: Good, bad capitalism

Aug 16, 2007
In our continuing series on the best business beach books, economist Marcellus Andrews picked one that really is all business: "Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism."
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Beach reads: 'Little Dorrit'

Aug 15, 2007
Commentator David Frum offers up a Dickens classic that's all about the markets.
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Beach reads: 'The Pentagon's New Map'

Aug 14, 2007
Engineering professor Bill Hammack says Thomas Barnett's book is a perfect confection of bite-sized ideas about our global economy to nibble between dips.
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Beach reads: Taking from the rich...

Aug 13, 2007
We've asked some of our commentators to give us their picks for the best business beach book ever. Nell Minow kicks off our weeklong series with a classic tale about a thief. Give us your picks, too.
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Dark tales from the Street

Aug 1, 2007
Who says crime fiction and the stock market don't mix? Amy Scott pours over a new collection of noir stories from Wall Street coming out this summer.
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Would the world miss us?

Jul 31, 2007
If people disappeared from the planet tomorrow, nature would work fast to dismantle most anything man-made. Kai Ryssdal ponders a humanless world with Alan Weisman, author of "The World Without Us."
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Beyond 'Moby Dick'

Jul 26, 2007
Before crude oil, there was whale oil. Kai Ryssdal sits down with Eric Jay Dolin, who talks about the American whaling industry in his new book.
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