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How Creativity Works

by Jonah Lehrer

Hardcover, 256 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26, published March 19 2012 | purchase
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  • 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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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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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The Wizard of Lies

The Wizard of Lies

Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust

by Diana B. Henriques

Paperback, 437 pages, St Martins Pr, $15.99, published May 8 2012 | purchase
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  • The Wizard of Lies
  • Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust
  • Diana B. Henriques

Examines the life, career, and notorious multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme of the formerly prominent New York financier, as well as the tragic consequences of his criminal activity.

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How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-looking Than Your Parents

How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents

by Zac Bissonnette

Paperback, 240 pages, Penguin Group USA, $17, published April 24 2012 | purchase
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  • How to Be Richer, Smarter, and Better-Looking Than Your Parents
  • Zac Bissonnette

The best-selling author of Debt-Free U offers an entertaining finance guide for twentysomethings, which covers everything from buying a car to job hunting to saving for retirement.

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Private Empire

Private Empire

ExxonMobil and American Power

by Steve Coll

Hardcover, 685 pages, Penguin Group USA, $36, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • ExxonMobil and American Power
  • Steve Coll

An investigation into the secretive corporation traces the period between the Exxon Valdez accident and the Deepwater Horizion spill to profile chief executives Lee Raymond and Rex Tillerson as well as the company's role in violent international incidents.

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Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock

Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV

by Warren Littlefield and T. R. Pearson

Hardcover, 326 pages, Random House Inc, $27.95, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TV
  • Warren Littlefield and T. R. Pearson

An oral history of a definitive era in television pays tribute to the producers, actors, and programs that established new understandings of broadcast networking, sharing insider perspectives on how NBC subsequently lost its dominant standing.

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The Art of the Sale

The Art Of The Sale

Learning From The Masters About The Business Of Life

by Philip Delves Broughton

Hardcover, 291 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published April 12 2012 | purchase
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  • The Art Of The Sale
  • Learning From The Masters About The Business Of Life
  • Philip Delves Broughton

An analysis of the role of persuasion in everyday life and the qualities of effective salespeople traces the author's international travels to learn the art and science of selling, providing coverage of such topics as the importance of a good narrative, the cultural influence of sales and role of sales as social discourse.

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White House Burning

White House Burning

The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You

by Simon Johnson and James Kwak

Hardcover, 352 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published April 3 2012 | purchase
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  • White House Burning
  • The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters to You
  • Simon Johnson and James Kwak

The author of the best-selling 13 Bankers present a sobering account of America's debt crisis that argues for specific measures to prevent a loss of the nation's superpower status, identifying the role of the national debt in the lives of everyday citizens while analyzing the government practices that are preventing debt reductions. 75,000 first printing.

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