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The Fine Print

The Fine Print

How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind

by David Cay Johnston

Hardcover, 305 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published September 18 2012 | purchase
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  • The Fine Print
  • How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind
  • David Cay Johnston

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch presents a sobering analysis of the ways everyday people are systematically victimized by corporate interests, revealing small-print tactics in commonplace consumer agreements while sharing recommendations for how to combat consumer-targeting abuses.

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The Knockoff Economy

The Knockoff Economy

How Imitation Sparks Innovation

by Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman

Hardcover, 272 pages, Oxford University Press, $27.95, published September 17 2012 | purchase
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  • How Imitation Sparks Innovation
  • Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman

In The Knockoff Economy, Kal Raustiala and Christopher Sprigman delve into the role of copying in the modern economy, arguing that creativity can thrive even in its presence.

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Outliers

Outliers

The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell

Paperback, 309 pages, Little Brown & Co, $16.99, published June 7 2011 | purchase
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  • Outliers
  • The Story of Success
  • Malcolm Gladwell

The author of Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance and why The Beatles earned their fame.NPR Bestseller

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Red Ink

Red Ink

Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget

by David Wessel

Hardcover, 204 pages, Crown Business, $22, published July 31 2012 | purchase
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  • Red Ink
  • Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget
  • David Wessel

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of In Fed We Trust presents a narrative analysis of the federal budget that reveals how funds were actually spent in 2011, evaluating the roles of such contributors as Jacob Lew, Douglas Elmendorf and Pete Peterson.

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Imagine

Imagine

How Creativity Works

by Jonah Lehrer

Hardcover, 256 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, published March 19 2012 | purchase
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  • Imagine
  • How Creativity Works
  • Jonah Lehrer

An examination of the new science of creativity explains how it involves distinct thought processes that can be tapped by anyone, revealing the practices of successful companies and creative individuals while considering how to use scientific principles to increase creativity.NPR Bestseller

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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

A Biography

by Walter Isaacson

Paperback, 631 pages, Simon & Schuster, $20, published September 10 2013 | purchase
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  • Steve Jobs
  • A Biography
  • Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson delves into the computer visionary's personal life and professional legacy — from learning the art of good craftsmanship as a kid to becoming a notoriously demanding boss to fighting the cancer that eventually killed him.NPR Bestseller

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The Power of Habit

The Power of Habit

Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by Charles Duhigg

Paperback, 383 pages, Random House Inc, $16, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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  • Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • Charles Duhigg

New York Times business writer Charles Duhigg explores the science behind why we do what we do, and how companies use our habit-forming tendencies to sell and market products to us.NPR Bestseller

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The Idea Factory

The Idea Factory

Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

by Jon Gertner

Hardcover, 422 pages, Penguin Group USA, $29.95, published March 15 2012 | purchase
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  • Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
  • Jon Gertner

Highlights achievements of Bell Labs as a leading innovator, exploring the role of its highly educated employees in developing new technologies while considering the qualities of companies where innovation and development are most successful.

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Thinking, Fast And Slow

by Daniel Kahneman

Paperback, 499 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux, $16, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • Thinking, Fast And Slow
  • Daniel Kahneman

A psychologist draws on years of research to introduce his "machinery of the mind" model on human decision-making, revealing the faults and capabilities of intuitive versus logical thinking.NPR Bestseller

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The Price of Inequality

The Price of Inequality

How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future

by Joseph E. Stiglitz

Hardcover, 352 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $27.95, published June 11 2012 | purchase
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  • The Price of Inequality
  • How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz argues that economic inequality is achieved through stifling of true capitalism, then offers analysis and solutions.NPR Bestseller

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Attention All Passengers

Attention All Passengers

The Airlines' Dangerous Descent — And How to Reclaim Our Skies

by William J. Mcgee

Hardcover, 354 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published June 26 2012 | purchase
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  • Attention All Passengers
  • The Airlines' Dangerous Descent — And How to Reclaim Our Skies
  • William J. Mcgee

An examination of the airline industry reveals how airline executives are cutting costs and exposes how the U.S. government has conspired to place corporate interests above the interests of consumers, workers, the nation's economy, and the environment.

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Confidence Men

Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President

by Ron Suskind

Paperback, 519 pages, Harper Perennial, $16.99, published June 19 2012 | purchase
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  • Confidence Men
  • Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President
  • Ron Suskind

Draws on hundreds of hours of interviews and in-depth research to relate the complete story of the nation's financial meltdown, from the trading floors of Lower Manhattan to the power corridors inside the Beltway.NPR Bestseller

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Macrowikinomics

Macrowikinomics

New Solutions for a Connected Planet

by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams

Paperback, 428 pages, Portfolio Trade, $18, published May 29 2012 | purchase
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  • New Solutions for a Connected Planet
  • Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams

The authors show in more than a dozen fields, that we have reached a historic turning point: cling to the old industrial era paradigms or use collaborative innovation to revolutionize not only the way we work, but how we live, learn, create, govern and care for one another.

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The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves

by Dan Ariely

Paperback, 285 pages, HarperCollins, $14.99, published June 18 2013 | purchase
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  • The Honest Truth About Dishonesty
  • How We Lie to Everyone — Especially Ourselves
  • Dan Ariely

From Washington, D.C., to Wall Street, the classroom to the workplace, author and behavior economist Dan Ariely explores the question of dishonesty. He helps us understand why cheating is so prevalent and what we can do about it.

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Soccernomics

Soccernomics

Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey—and Even Iraq—are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport

by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

Paperback, 438 pages, Perseus Books Group, $16.99, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Soccernomics
  • Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport
  • Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

Using insights and analogies from economics, statistics, psychology, and business to cast a new and entertaining light on how the game of soccer works, "Soccernomics" reveals the often surprisingly counterintuitive truths about the world's most popular game. An essential guide for the 2010 World Cup.

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The Mark Inside

The Mark Inside

A Perfect Swindle, A Cunning Revenge, And A Small History Of The Big Con

by Amy Reading

Hardcover, 290 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published March 6 2012 | purchase
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  • The Mark Inside
  • A Perfect Swindle, A Cunning Revenge, And A Small History Of The Big Con
  • Amy Reading

A narrative history of con artistry in America documents the early twentieth-century efforts of J. Frank Norfleet to track down a gang of confidence men who swindled him out of everything he had.

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