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Rise of the Robots ISBN-13 9780465059997

Title: Rise of the Robots

A artificial-intelligence entrepreneur offers a stark warning about what we must do to keep an automated economy from being a massively unjust one.

Author(s): Martin Ford

ISBN 13: 9780465059997
Pages: 352

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The Buried Giant: A novel ISBN-13 9780307271037

Title: The Buried Giant: A novel

The Romans have long since departed and Britain is steadily declining into ruin. But, at least, the wars that once ravaged the country have ceased. Axl and Beatrice, a couple of elderly Britons, decide that now is the time, finally, for them to set off across this troubled land of mist and rain to find the son they have not seen for years, the son they can scarcely remember. They know they will face many hazards—some strange and otherworldly—but they cannot foresee how their journey will reveal to them the dark and forgotten corners of their love for each other. Nor can they foresee that they will be joined on their journey by a Saxon warrior, his orphan charge, and a knight—each of them, like Axl and Beatrice, lost in some way to his own past, but drawn inexorably toward the comfort, and the burden, of the fullness of a life’s memories.

Author(s): Kazuo Ishiguro

ISBN 13: 9780307271037
Pages: 317

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Swimming with Sharks My Journey into the World of the Bankers ISBN-13 9781783350643

Title: Swimming with Sharks My Journey into the World of the Bankers

This is an Evening Standard Book of the Year 2015. Joris Luyendijk, an investigative journalist, knew as much about banking as the average person: almost nothing. Bankers, he thought, were ruthless, competitive, bonus-obsessed sharks, irrelevant to his life. And then he was assigned to investigate the financial sector. Joris immersed himself in the City for a few years, speaking to over 200 people - from the competitive investment bankers and elite hedge-fund managers to downtrodden back-office staff, reviled HR managers and those made redundant in the regular 'culls'. Breaking the strictly imposed code of secrecy and silence, these insiders talked to Joris about what they actually do all day, how they see themselves and what makes them tick.

Author(s): Joris Luyendijk

ISBN 13: 9781783350643
Pages: 288

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Other Peoples Money ISBN-13 9781610396035

Title: Other Peoples Money

"The finance sector of Western economies is too large and attracts too many of the smartest college graduates.

Author(s): John Kay

ISBN 13: 9781610396035
Pages: 352

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In This Together ISBN-13 9781250083975

Title: In This Together

From reflections on her early life, her marriage, and her diagnosis and recovery, the sources of her faith, and the stories of others who overcame adversity and inspired her to keep going, In This Together is a brave and deeply honest ...

Author(s): Ann Romney

ISBN 13: 9781250083975
Pages: 320

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What Do You Do with an Idea? ISBN-13 9781938298073

Title: What Do You Do with an Idea?

A young boy comes up with an idea and he keeps it safe until one day he realizes the amazing power it can have.

Author(s): Kobi Yamada

ISBN 13: 9781938298073
Pages: 36

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Historys People ISBN-13 9781487000059

Title: Historys People

Yet in every era individuals stand out from the crowds. Internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own selection of those historical figures, women and men, who have fascinated her and explains the reasons why.

Author(s): Margaret Macmillan

ISBN 13: 9781487000059
Pages: 304

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The Silk Roads ISBN-13 9781101946329

Title: The Silk Roads

In an increasingly globalized planet, where current events in Asia and the Middle East dominate the world's attention, this magnificent work of history is very much a work of our times"--

Author(s): Peter Frankopan

ISBN 13: 9781101946329
Pages: 672

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Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction ISBN-13 9780804136693

Title: Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction

Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately, people tend to be terrible forecasters. As Wharton professor Philip Tetlock showed in a landmark 2005 study, even experts’ predictions are only slightly better than chance. However, an important and underreported conclusion of that study was that some experts do have real foresight, and Tetlock has spent the past decade trying to figure out why. What makes some people so good? And can this talent be taught? In Superforecasting, Tetlock and coauthor Dan Gardner offer a masterwork on prediction, drawing on decades of research and the results of a massive, government-funded forecasting tournament. The Good Judgment Project involves tens of thousands of ordinary people—including a Brooklyn filmmaker, a retired pipe installer, and a former ballroom dancer—who set out to forecast global events. Some of the volunteers have turned out to be astonishingly good. They’ve beaten other benchmarks, competitors, and prediction markets. They’ve even beaten the collective judgment of intelligence analysts with access to classified information. They are "superforecasters." In this groundbreaking and accessible book, Tetlock and Gardner show us how we can learn from this elite group. Weaving together stories of forecasting successes (the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound) and failures (the Bay of Pigs) and interviews with a range of high-level decision makers, from David Petraeus to Robert Rubin, they show that good forecasting doesn’t require powerful computers or arcane methods. It involves gathering evidence from a variety of sources, thinking probabilistically, working in teams, keeping score, and being willing to admit error and change course. Superforecasting offers the first demonstrably effective way to improve our ability to predict the future—whether in business, finance, politics, international affairs, or daily life—and is destined to become a modern classic.

Author(s): Philip Tetlock;Dan Gardner

ISBN 13: 9780804136693
Pages: 352

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Ghost Fleet ISBN-13 9780544142848

Title: Ghost Fleet

Two authorities on future warfare join forces to create a taut, convincing novel—set in 2026—about a besieged America battling for its very existence.

Author(s): P. W. Singer;August Cole

ISBN 13: 9780544142848
Pages: 416

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The New Tsar ISBN-13 9780307961617

Title: The New Tsar

This book is a grand, staggering achievement and a breathtaking look at one man's rule.

Author(s): Steven Lee Myers

ISBN 13: 9780307961617
Pages: 528

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A World Lit Only By Fire: Medieval Mind And The Renaissance ISBN-13 9780333613474

Title: A World Lit Only By Fire: Medieval Mind And The Renaissance

The preeminent popular history of civilization's rebirth after the Dark Ages From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder than the Middle Ages. In handsomely crafted prose and with the grace and authority of his extraordinary gift for narrative history, William Manchester leads us from a civilization tottering on the brink of collapse to the grandeur of its rebirth, the Renaissance, a dense explosion of energy that spawned some of history's greatest poets, philosophers, and painters, as well as some of its most spectacular villains. One of the most volatile periods of western history witnessed the passing of the Dark Ages and the dawning of the Renaissance, illuminated by magnificent scientific and artistic achievements and spectacular leaps of thought and imagination. Manchester's narrative weaves together extraordinary figures, varied elements, and accomplishments of the period.

Author(s): William Manchester

ISBN 13: 9780333613474
Pages: 322

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The Silk Road ISBN-13 9780195159318

Title: The Silk Road

This book offers concrete evidence for what he was really carrying and where he was heading, looking at the key sites along the multiple silk roads, using newly discovered documents preserved in the sands of the Taklamakan Desert.

Author(s): Valerie Hansen

ISBN 13: 9780195159318
Pages: 304

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The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath ISBN-13 9780393247213

Title: The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and Its Aftermath

In 2006, Ben S. Bernanke was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, the unexpected apex of a personal journey from small-town South Carolina to prestigious academic appointments and finally public service in Washington’s halls of power.

Author(s): Ben S. Bernanke

ISBN 13: 9780393247213
Pages: 624

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The Witches ISBN-13 9780316200608

Title: The Witches

As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, THE WITCHES is Stacy Schiff's account of this fantastical story-the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.

Author(s): Stacy Schiff

ISBN 13: 9780316200608
Pages: 512

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Economics Rules ISBN-13 9780393246414

Title: Economics Rules

At once a forceful critique and a defense of the discipline, Economics Rules charts a path toward a more humble but more effective science.

Author(s): Dani Rodrik

ISBN 13: 9780393246414
Pages: 256

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A Beautiful Question ISBN-13 9780143109365

Title: A Beautiful Question

This is the deep logic of the universe--and it is no accident that it is also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring.

Author(s): Frank Wilczek

ISBN 13: 9780143109365
Pages: 448

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Between Debt and the Devil ISBN-13 9780691169644

Title: Between Debt and the Devil

Turner presents an alternative way of thinking about financial economics."--Alan D. Morrison, coauthor of "Investment Banking: Institutions, Politics, and Law" "Original and powerful. In a crowded field, this book stands out.

Author(s): Adair Turner

ISBN 13: 9780691169644
Pages: 288

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Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic ISBN-13 9781620402504

Title: Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland.

Author(s): Sam Quinones

ISBN 13: 9781620402504
Pages: 384

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Call Me Debbie ISBN-13 9780062118271

Title: Call Me Debbie

Here, too, is the story of how she achieved complete sobriety, thanks to a twelve-step program and a recommitment to her Christian faith.

Author(s): Deborah Voigt

ISBN 13: 9780062118271
Pages: 288

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Scarcity ISBN-13 9781250056115

Title: Scarcity

In this provocative book based on cutting-edge research, Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir show that scarcity creates a distinct psychology for everyone struggling to manage with less than they need.

Author(s): Sendhil Mullainathan;Eldar Shafir

ISBN 13: 9781250056115
Pages: 304

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Why Did Europe Conquer the World? ISBN-13 9780691139708

Title: Why Did Europe Conquer the World?

La jaquette indique : "In vivid detail, Hoffman sheds light on the two millennia of economic, political, and historical changes that set European states on a distinctive path of development and military rivalry.

Author(s): Philip T. Hoffman

ISBN 13: 9780691139708
Pages: 232

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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life ISBN-13 9781594203473

Title: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses—off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships annealed in challenging waves.

Author(s): William Finnegan

ISBN 13: 9781594203473
Pages: 464

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Unfinished Business ISBN-13 9780812994568

Title: Unfinished Business

"When Anne-Marie Slaughter's Atlantic article, "Why Women Still Can't Have it All" first appeared, it immediately went viral, sparking a firestorm of debate across the country.

Author(s): Anne-Marie Slaughter

ISBN 13: 9780812994568
Pages: 352

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The Conservative Heart ISBN-13 9780062319753

Title: The Conservative Heart

These are not only the foundations of personal wellbeing, but also the necessary means for building a better nation.

Author(s): Arthur C. Brooks

ISBN 13: 9780062319753
Pages: 256

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The Tsar of Love and Techno ISBN-13 9780770436438

Title: The Tsar of Love and Techno

A collection of interwoven tales explores themes of family, sacrifice, war, and the redemptive power of art.

Author(s): Anthony Marra

ISBN 13: 9780770436438
Pages: 256

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The Shape of the New ISBN-13 9780691173191

Title: The Shape of the New

"This is a wonderful book. Montgomery and Chirot combine double-barreled scholarship, lucid prose, and considerable wisdom to offer us a fascinating excursion into the history of ideas.

Author(s): Scott L. Montgomery;Daniel Chirot

ISBN 13: 9780691173191
Pages: 512

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Between the World and Me ISBN-13 9780812993547

Title: Between the World and Me

A bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States" (The New York Observer) "This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must ...

Author(s): Ta-Nehisi Coates

ISBN 13: 9780812993547
Pages: 152

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Shadow Cold War ISBN-13 9781469623764

Title: Shadow Cold War

"Jeremy Friedman's SHADOW COLD WAR examines the battle for political and ideological influence in the newly emerging states of Asia, Africa, and Latin America between China and the Soviet Union from 1956 to 1976.

Author(s): Jeremy Friedman

ISBN 13: 9781469623764
Pages: 304

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Equality and Efficiency, the Big Tradeoff ISBN-13 9780815764762

Title: Equality and Efficiency, the Big Tradeoff

In this revised and expanded version of the Godkin Lectures presented at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University in the early seventies, Arthur M. Okun explores the conflicts that arise when society's desire to reduce inequality ...

Author(s): Arthur M. Okun

ISBN 13: 9780815764762
Pages: 124

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The Cost of Courage ISBN-13 9781590516140

Title: The Cost of Courage

Since then, silence has been the Boulloches's answer to dealing with the unbearable. This is the first time the family has cooperated with an author to recount their extraordinary ordeal.

Author(s): Charles Kaiser

ISBN 13: 9781590516140
Pages: 300

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Dealing with China ISBN-13 9781455504213

Title: Dealing with China

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER DEALING WITH CHINA takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism. Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner.

Author(s): Henry M. Paulson;Michael Carroll

ISBN 13: 9781455504213
Pages: 448

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The Limits of Partnership ISBN-13 9780691152974

Title: The Limits of Partnership

This is a must-read for anyone concerned about global affairs now and in the future.

Author(s): Angela Stent

ISBN 13: 9780691152974
Pages: 355

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Exponential Organizations: Why New Organizations Are Ten Times Better, Faster, and Cheaper Than Yours (and What to Do about It) ISBN-13 9781626814233

Title: Exponential Organizations: Why New Organizations Are Ten Times Better, Faster, and Cheaper Than Yours (and What to Do about It)

Exponential Organizations already being hailed as the must-read" book of the year by tech industry insiders delivers groundbreaking analysis and insight, as well as how-to advice for companies of any size.

Author(s): Salim Ismail;Michael Shawn Malone;Yuri Van Geest;Peter H. Diamandis

ISBN 13: 9781626814233
Pages: 326

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The Wright Brothers ISBN-13 9781476728759

Title: The Wright Brothers

Essential reading, this is “a story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency…about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished…The Wright Brothers soars” (The New York Times Book ...

Author(s): David McCullough

ISBN 13: 9781476728759
Pages: 336

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World Order ISBN-13 9780143127710

Title: World Order

Henry Kissinger offers in World Order a deep meditation on the roots of international harmony and global disorder. Drawing on his experience as one of the foremost statesmen of the modern era—advising presidents, traveling the world, observing and shaping the central foreign policy events of recent decades—Kissinger now reveals his analysis of the ultimate challenge for the twenty-first century: how to build a shared international order in a world of divergent historical perspectives, violent conflict, proliferating technology, and ideological extremism. There has never been a true “world order,” Kissinger observes. For most of history, civilizations defined their own concepts of order. Each considered itself the center of the world and envisioned its distinct principles as universally relevant. China conceived of a global cultural hierarchy with the emperor at its pinnacle. In Europe, Rome imagined itself surrounded by barbarians; when Rome fragmented, European peoples refined a concept of an equilibrium of sovereign states and sought to export it across the world. Islam, in its early centuries, considered itself the world’s sole legitimate political unit, destined to expand indefinitely until the world was brought into harmony by religious principles. The United States was born of a conviction about the universal applicability of democracy—a conviction that has guided its policies ever since.

Author(s): Henry Kissinger

ISBN 13: 9780143127710
Pages: 432

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Being Mortal ISBN-13 9780805095159

Title: Being Mortal

A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and ...

Author(s): Atul Gawande

ISBN 13: 9780805095159
Pages: 304

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Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration ISBN-13 9780812993011

Title: Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Huffington Post • Financial Times • Success • Inc. • Library Journal From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Award–winning studio behind Inside Out and Toy Story, comes an incisive book about creativity in business and leadership—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Fast Company raves that Creativity, Inc. “just might be the most thoughtful management book ever.” Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.” For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, WALL-E, and Inside Out, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on leadership and management philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as: • Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better. • If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. • It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them. • The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. • A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody. Praise for Creativity, Inc. “Over more than thirty years, Ed Catmull has developed methods to root out and destroy the barriers to creativity, to marry creativity to the pursuit of excellence, and, most impressive, to sustain a culture of disciplined creativity during setbacks and success.”—Jim Collins, co-author of Built to Last and author of Good to Great

Author(s): Ed Catmull

ISBN 13: 9780812993011

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How Google Works ISBN-13 9781455582327

Title: How Google Works

Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives. At the time, the company was already well-known for doing things differently, reflecting the visionary--and frequently contrarian--principles of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. If Eric and Jonathan were going to succeed, they realized they would have to relearn everything they thought they knew about management and business.

Author(s): Eric Schmidt

ISBN 13: 9781455582327
Pages: 320

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Primates of Park Avenue ISBN-13 9781476762623

Title: Primates of Park Avenue

Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world—the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood.

Author(s): Wednesday Martin

ISBN 13: 9781476762623
Pages: 256

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The Power of Being Yourself ISBN-13 9780738218298

Title: The Power of Being Yourself

Everyone imagines top CEOs as larger–than–life figures who do things no one else could. But deep down, a good business leader is an everyman who combines vision and high energy with the ability to connect with and learn from all types of people. In The Power of Being Yourself, renowned business leader Joe Plumeri offers simple yet profound guidance on how to stay positive, motivate yourself and others, and achieve success in your life and work.

Plumeri's Game Plan for Success features eight key principles, from Everyone Has the Same Plumbing, in which his fish-out-of-water experience as CEO and chairman of a London-based company reveals how cultural differences can be overcome as people everywhere respond to authenticity, to You Gotta Have Purpose!, which explores the transformative ingredient that leads to tangible progress. And because this book is meant to be revisited and consulted whenever you need fresh inspiration or practical advice, The Power of Being Yourself also features a final section—Applying the Principles—imparting further guidance and checklists.

By sharing his own experiences—and candidly exploring high-stakes business decisions along with many personal triumphs and tragedies—Plumeri explains that the secret to success is found not in boardroom strategy or corporate philosophy, but rather in allowing passion, purpose, and true emotions to inform your approach and guide your relationships. His book is a timely wake-up call in a world where heartless electronic communication too often takes precedence over genuine connection. Plumeri reveals that if we can live in the moment and be honest and true in our emotions, the effect carries over into how we live all facets of our lives.

Author(s): Joe Plumeri

ISBN 13: 9780738218298
Pages: 240

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A Little Life ISBN-13 9780385539258

Title: A Little Life

Moving to New York to pursue creative ambitions, four former classmates share decades marked by love, loss, addiction and haunting elements from a brutal childhood. By the author of The People in the Trees.

Author(s): Hanya Yanagihara

ISBN 13: 9780385539258
Pages: 736

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HHhH ISBN-13 9781250033345

Title: HHhH

It's one of the best historical novels I've ever come across."—Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho and Less Than Zero A Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction A Financial Times Best Book of the Year A New ...

Author(s): Laurent Binet

ISBN 13: 9781250033345
Pages: 336

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The Maisky Diaries: Red Ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943 ISBN-13 9780300180671

Title: The Maisky Diaries: Red Ambassador to the Court of St James's, 1932-1943

The terror and purges of Stalin’s Russia in the 1930s discouraged Soviet officials from leaving documentary records let alone keeping personal diaries. A remarkable exception is the unique diary assiduously kept by Ivan Maisky, the Soviet ambassador to London between 1932 and 1943. This selection from Maisky's diary, never before published in English, grippingly documents Britain’s drift to war during the 1930s, appeasement in the Munich era, negotiations leading to the signature of the Ribbentrop–Molotov Pact, Churchill’s rise to power, the German invasion of Russia, and the intense debate over the opening of the second front.

Author(s): Ivan Maisky

ISBN 13: 9780300180671
Pages: 632

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Ataturk: The Biography of the founder of Modern Turkey ISBN-13 9781585673346

Title: Ataturk: The Biography of the founder of Modern Turkey

A full-scale portrait of the controversial founder of the Turkish Republic describes the complex and paradoxical life and times of a man whose high ideals and ruthless tactics transformed his country into a regional power. Reprint.

Author(s): Andrew Mango

ISBN 13: 9781585673346
Pages: 666

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This Changes Everything ISBN-13 9781451697384

Title: This Changes Everything

Explains why the environmental crisis should lead to an abandonment of "free market" ideologies and current political systems, arguing that a massive reduction of greenhouse emissions may offer a best chance for correcting problems.

Author(s): Naomi Klein

ISBN 13: 9781451697384
Pages: 576

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Give and Take ISBN-13 9780143124986

Title: Give and Take

Explains how networking and leadership skills are subject to the professional interaction styles of takers, matchers, and givers, and how these personalities dramatically shape success rates.

Author(s): Adam Grant

ISBN 13: 9780143124986
Pages: 307

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Kerouac: A Biography ISBN-13 9780312113476

Title: Kerouac: A Biography

Now that Kerouac's major novel, On the Road is accepted as an American classic, academic critics are slowly beginning to catch up with his experimental literary methods and examine the dozen books comprising what he called 'the legend of ...

Author(s): Ann Charters

ISBN 13: 9780312113476
Pages: 416

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End of Discussion ISBN-13 9780553447750

Title: End of Discussion

Two of the most recognizable and influential young conservatives in the American media today take on the "Outrage Industry," revealing how the Left exploits wedge issues and fake outrage to silence their political opponents, helping readers ...

Author(s): Mary Katharine Ham;Guy Benson

ISBN 13: 9780553447750
Pages: 272

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Memories of a Marriage: A Novel ISBN-13 9780804179027

Title: Memories of a Marriage: A Novel

By the author of the beloved Schmidt series, Memories of a Marriage is a penetrating look at class and privilege, shifting from Paris to Manhattan, Long Island to Newport. Mourning his wife and daughter, and on the edge of old age, Philip reencounters an astonishing woman from his past: Lucy De Bourgh, an heiress who was once a passionate debutante and the intimate of many men, including Philip himself. As she reveals the startling details of her failed marriage to Thomas Snow—a townie turned powerful international banker, liked by many but to her a loathsome monster—Philip discovers a story that will challenge his assumptions about those he has known, admired, and desired. A triumph by an author expert in revealing the good breeding and bad behavior of the moneyed elite, Memories of a Marriage is an eloquent and irresistible book that explores all the varieties of love and the very concept of truth.

Author(s): Louis Begley

ISBN 13: 9780804179027

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The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies ISBN-13 9780393239355

Title: The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

A pair of technology experts describe how humans will have to keep pace with machines in order to become prosperous in the future and identify strategies and policies for business and individuals to use to combine digital processing power ...

Author(s): Erik Brynjolfsson;Andrew McAfee

ISBN 13: 9780393239355
Pages: 306

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Submission ISBN-13 9780374271572

Title: Submission

Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker has said of Submission that "Houellebecq is not merely a satirist but--more unusually--a sincere satirist, genuinely saddened by the absurdities of history and the madnesses of mankind.

Author(s): Michel Houellebecq

ISBN 13: 9780374271572
Pages: 256

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind ISBN-13 9780062316097

Title: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern ...

Author(s): Yuval Noah Harari

ISBN 13: 9780062316097
Pages: 464

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The Girl on the Train ISBN-13 9781594633669

Title: The Girl on the Train

Obsessively watching a breakfasting couple every day to escape the pain of her losses, Rachel witnesses a shocking event that inextricably entangles her in the lives of strangers. EVERY DAY THE SAME Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost. UNTIL TODAY And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

Author(s): Paula Hawkins

ISBN 13: 9781594633669
Pages: 336

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The Wandering Falcon ISBN-13 9781594486166

Title: The Wandering Falcon

Follows the story of refugees' son Tor Baz, who travels throughout the remote tribal regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan and witnesses the effects of extreme culture and geography on the lives of those he encounters.

Author(s): Jamil Ahmad

ISBN 13: 9781594486166
Pages: 243

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Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery ISBN-13 9781250065810

Title: Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery

What is it like to be a brain surgeon? How does it feel to hold someone's life in your hands, to cut into the stuff that creates thought, feeling, and reason? How do you live with the consequences of performing a potentially lifesaving operation when it all goes wrong? In neurosurgery, more than in any other branch of medicine, the doctor's oath to "do no harm" holds a bitter irony. Operations on the brain carry grave risks. Every day, leading neurosurgeon Henry Marsh must make agonizing decisions, often in the face of great urgency and uncertainty.

Author(s): Henry Marsh

ISBN 13: 9781250065810

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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania ISBN-13 9780307408860

Title: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack.

Author(s): Erik Larson

ISBN 13: 9780307408860
Pages: 430

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Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes ISBN-13 9780007519828

Title: Universal Man: The Seven Lives of John Maynard Keynes

In this entertaining biography, Richard Davenport-Hines gives us the man behind the economics: the connoisseur, intellectual, public official and statesman who was equally at ease socialising with the Bloomsbury Group as he was persuading ...

Author(s): Richard Davenport-Hines

ISBN 13: 9780007519828
Pages: 432

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A Technique for Producing Ideas: The simple, five-step formula anyone can use to be more creative in business and in life! ISBN-13 9781434102751

Title: A Technique for Producing Ideas: The simple, five-step formula anyone can use to be more creative in business and in life!

This short but powerful book has helped thousands of writers, artists, scientists, and engineers to solve problems and generate ideas. Now let James Webb Young's unique insights help you be more creative in every area of life. Advertising mogul William Bernbach wrote, "James Webb Young is in the tradition of some of our greatest thinkers when he describes the workings of the creative process. The results of many years in advertising have proved to him that the key element in communications success is the production of relevant and dramatic ideas. He not only makes this point vividly for us but shows us the road to that goal." Newly designed and typeset in a 6-by-9-inch format by Waking Lion Press.

Author(s): James Webb Young

ISBN 13: 9781434102751
Pages: ooks#volumes

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Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again ISBN-13 9781501137969

Title: Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again

I’m not going to play the same game politicians have been playing for decades—all talk, no action, while special interests and lobbyists dictate our laws. I am shaking up the establishment on both sides of the political aisle because I can’t be bought. I want to bring America back, to make it great and prosperous again, and to be sure we are respected by our allies and feared by our adversaries. It’s time for action. Americans are fed up with politics as usual. And they should be! In this book, I outline my vision to make America great again, including: how to fix our failing economy; how to reform health care so it is more efficient, cost-effective, and doesn’t alienate both doctors and patients; how to rebuild our military and start winning wars—instead of watching our enemies take over—while keeping our promises to our great veterans; how to ensure that our education system offers the resources that allow our students to compete internationally, so tomorrow’s jobseekers have the tools they need to succeed; and how to immediately bring jobs back to America by closing our doors to illegal immigrants, and pressuring businesses to produce their goods at home.

Author(s): Donald J. Trump

ISBN 13: 9781501137969
Pages: 208

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Dealing with China ISBN-13 9781455504213

Title: Dealing with China

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER DEALING WITH CHINA takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism. Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike any other foreigner.

Author(s): Henry M. Paulson;Michael Carroll

ISBN 13: 9781455504213
Pages: 448

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How Not to Be Wrong: How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking ISBN-13 9780143127536

Title: How Not to Be Wrong: How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking

The math we learn in school can seem like a dull set of rules, laid down by the ancients and not to be questioned. In How Not to Be Wrong, Jordan Ellenberg shows us how terribly limiting this view is: Math isn’t confined to abstract incidents that never occur in real life, but rather touches everything we do—the whole world is shot through with it.

Author(s): Jordan Ellenberg

ISBN 13: 9780143127536
Pages: 480

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The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality ISBN-13 9780691165622

Title: The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality

This is a must-read for anybody interested in the wealth and health of nations."--Daron Acemoglu, coauthor of "Why Nations Fail" "At once engaging and compassionate, this is an uplifting story by a major scholar.

Author(s): Angus Deaton

ISBN 13: 9780691165622
Pages: 392

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Collapse and Revival: Understanding Global Recessions and Recoveries ISBN-13 9781513570020

Title: Collapse and Revival: Understanding Global Recessions and Recoveries

vailable in hardback and Kindle - The world is still recovering from the most recent global recession associated with the 2008-09 financial crisis and the possibility of another downturn persists as the global economy struggles to regain lost ground. But, what is a global recession? What is a global recovery? What really happens during these episodes?

Author(s): M. Ayhan Kose

ISBN 13: 9781513570020

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Napoleon ISBN-13 9780670025329

Title: Napoleon

Draws on the recent publication of Napoleon's thousands of letters to share new insights into his character, motivations, and relationships.

Author(s): Andrew Roberts

ISBN 13: 9780670025329
Pages: 926

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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot ISBN-13 9780385351812

Title: Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who gave up careers in academia and the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to re-imagine what we--both as pilots and as passengers--are actually doing when we enter the world ...

Author(s): Mark Vanhoenacker

ISBN 13: 9780385351812
Pages: 368

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption ISBN-13 9780812984965

Title: Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Best Nonfiction Time Top 10 Nonfiction Book

Author(s): Bryan Stevenson

ISBN 13: 9780812984965
Pages: 368

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The Road to Character ISBN-13 9781594139376

Title: The Road to Character

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST * "I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have ...

Author(s): David Brooks

ISBN 13: 9781594139376
Pages: ooks#volumes"

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American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company ISBN-13 9780307886064

Title: American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company

At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself. Under the leadership of charismatic CEO Alan Mulally, Ford had already put together a bold plan to unify its divided global operations, transform its lackluster product lineup, and overcome a dys­functional culture of infighting, backstabbing, and excuses. It was an extraordinary risk, but it was the only way the Ford family—America’s last great industrial dynasty—could hold on to their company.

Author(s): Bryce G. Hoffman

ISBN 13: 9780307886064
Pages: 422

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Political Order and Political Decay ISBN-13 9780374535629

Title: Political Order and Political Decay

" And in The Washington Post, Gerard DeGrott exclaimed "this is a book that will be remembered. Bring on volume two." Volume two is finally here, completing the most important work of political thought in at least a generation.

Author(s): Francis Fukuyama

ISBN 13: 9780374535629
Pages: 688

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The Century Trilogy Boxed Set ISBN-13 9780525954880

Title: The Century Trilogy Boxed Set

Master storyteller and #1 internationally bestselling author Ken Follett is regularly praised by critics for the deeply researched and brilliantly rendered historical backgrounds that serve as the framework for his novels, as well as his ability to seamlessly blend memorable characters and scenes from his own imagination with real-life characters and events. This is on display nowhere better than The Century Trilogy, a sweeping epic following the fortunes of five intertwined families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—throughout the twentieth century, now in a collection for the very first time.

Author(s): Ken Follett

ISBN 13: 9780525954880

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Immortal: The Biography of George Best ISBN-13 9780099558583

Title: Immortal: The Biography of George Best

But most importantly, Hamilton presents Best at his glorious peak - the precocious goals, the labyrinthine runs, the poise and balletic balance and the body swerves. This is George Best: footballing immortal.

Author(s): Duncan Hamilton

ISBN 13: 9780099558583
Pages: 520

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Exponential Organizations: Why New Organizations Are Ten Times Better, Faster, and Cheaper Than Yours (and What to Do about It) ISBN-13 9781626814233

Title: Exponential Organizations: Why New Organizations Are Ten Times Better, Faster, and Cheaper Than Yours (and What to Do about It)

Exponential Organizations already being hailed as the must-read" book of the year by tech industry insiders delivers groundbreaking analysis and insight, as well as how-to advice for companies of any size.

Author(s): Salim Ismail;Michael Shawn Malone;Yuri Van Geest;Peter H. Diamandis

ISBN 13: 9781626814233
Pages: 326

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Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World ISBN-13 9781594201820

Title: Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

Argues that the stock market crash of 1929 and subsequent Depression occurred as a result of poor decisions on the part of four central bankers who jointly attempted to reconstruct international finance by reinstating the gold standard.

Author(s): Liaquat Ahamed

ISBN 13: 9781594201820
Pages: 564

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