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The Bankers' New Clothes

The Bankers' New Clothes

What's Wrong With Banking and What to Do About It

by Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig

Hardcover, 398 pages, Princeton Univ Pr, $29.95, published February 24 2013 | purchase
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  • What's Wrong With Banking and What to Do About It
  • Anat Admati and Martin Hellwig

Looks at the problems with today's banking system, examining and the arguments used to justify the lack of reform after the recent financial crises, and suggesting things that may be done to prevent future crises.

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Lean In

Lean In

Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg

Hardcover, 228 pages, Random House Inc, $24.95, published March 11 2013 | purchase
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  • Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
  • Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook's chief operating officer shares provocative, anecdotal advice for women, urging them to take risks and seek new challenges to find work that they can love and engage in passionately.NPR Bestseller

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Can't Buy Me Like

Can't Buy Me Like

How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results

by Bob Garfield and Doug Levy

Hardcover, 229 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published March 7 2013 | purchase
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  • How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results
  • Bob Garfield and Doug Levy

In Can't Buy Me Like, advertising experts Bob Garfield and Doug Levy discuss how businesses can develop authentic relationships with their customers in order to stay relevant and sustain growth. They cite Krispy Kreme's loyal Facebook following and Zappos' excellent customer service, as examples of atypical advertising strategies that work.

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Salt Sugar Fat

Salt Sugar Fat

How the Food Giants Hooked Us

by Michael Moss

Hardcover, 446 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published February 26 2013 | purchase
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  • How the Food Giants Hooked Us
  • Michael Moss

A New York Times reporter traces the rise of the processed food industry and how addictive salt, sugar and fat have enabled its dominance in the past half-century. He identifies deliberate corporate practices behind current trends in obesity, diabetes and other health challenges.NPR Bestseller

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Big Data

Big Data

A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

Hardcover, 242 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27, published March 5 2013 | purchase
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  • A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
  • Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

This revelatory exploration of big data, which refers to our newfound ability to crunch vast amounts of information, analyze it instantly and draw profound and surprising conclusions from it, discusses how it will change our lives and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards.

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Hacking Your Education

Hacking Your Education

Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than Your Peers Ever Will

by Dale J. Stephens

Paperback, 194 pages, Penguin Group USA, $15, published March 5 2013 | purchase
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  • Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than Your Peers Ever Will
  • Dale J. Stephens

The creator of the UnCollege.org project presents a handbook for young adults that challenges outdated linear paths for career success through education while outlining practical tips for acquiring real-world skills and making educational systems meet individual needs.

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The Power of Negative Thinking by Bob Knight
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The Power of Negative Thinking by Bob Knight

The Power of Negative Thinking

An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results

by Bob Knight

Hardcover, 223 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25, published March 5 2013 | purchase
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  • An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results
  • Bob Knight

Using examples from his long career, a legendary basketball coach outlines the benefits of negative thinking, which helps build a realistic strategy that takes all potential obstacles into account.

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Top Dog

Top Dog

The Science of Winning and Losing

by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Hardcover, 498 pages, Grand Central Pub, $29.99, published February 19 2013 | purchase
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  • The Science of Winning and Losing
  • Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

The co-authors of the New York Times best-selling NurtureShock turn their attentions to the cutting edge science behind life's triumphs and failures and offer insight from politics, finance, science, sports and economics to tip the odds in your favor. (business & economics). Simultaneous.

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China Airborne

China Airborne

by James Fallows

Paperback, 268 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published February 26 2013 | purchase
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  • James Fallows

In 2011, China announced its 12th Five-Year Plan, which included the commitment to spend a quarter of a trillion dollars to jump-start its aerospace industry. In China Airborne, James Fallows documents the extraordinary scale of China's project, making clear how it stands to catalyze the nation's hypergrowth and hyperurbanization, revolutionizing China in ways analogous to the building of America's transcontinental railroad in the 19th century.

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Netflixed

Netflixed

The Epic Battle for America's Eyeballs

by Gina Keating

Hardcover, 286 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published October 11 2012 | purchase
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  • The Epic Battle for America's Eyeballs
  • Gina Keating

In Netflixed, Gina Keating traces Netflix's rise throughout a decade-long war against Blockbuster. Keating analyzes its polarizing founders while evaluating how the company has become subject to competition with and marketing by cable companies and telecoms.

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Bend, Not Break

Bend, Not Break

A Life in Two Worlds

by Ping Fu and Meimei Fox

Hardcover, 276 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published December 31 2012 | purchase
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  • A Life in Two Worlds
  • Ping Fu and Meimei Fox

Traces the author's rise from a survivor of China's Cultural Revolution to an Inc. Magazine Entrepreneur of the Year, member of Obama's innovation and entrepreneurship advisory council and proud U.S. citizen, describing the harrowing circumstances that led to her exile from her homeland and the compassionate, visionary leadership style that enabled her remarkable career.

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The Org

The Org

The Underlying Logic of the Office

by Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan

Hardcover, 308 pages, Grand Central Pub, $26.99, published January 8 2013 | purchase
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  • The Underlying Logic of the Office
  • Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan

Ray Fisman, a professor at Columbia Business School, and Tim Sullivan, editorial director of Harvard Business Review Press, describe how the everyday dysfunction inherent in all organizations is actually a necessary part of work. Using case studies from McDonald's, Google and even al-Qaida, they explain how the red tape, meetings and management all serve a purpose.

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Conscious Capitalism

Conscious Capitalism

Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia

Paperback, 344 pages, Perseus Distribution Services, $18, published January 7 2014 | purchase
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  • Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business
  • John Mackey and Raj Sisodia

Raj Sisodia and Whole Foods founder John Mackey argue that businesses should pursue a higher purpose than just money, including better care of employees and customers.

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