Popular Business Books of 2015

Popular Business Books of 2015

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Title: How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery

o create is human. Technology pioneer Kevin Ashton has experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative twenty years in the making, Ashton demystifies the sacred act, leading us on a journey through humanity’s greatest creations to uncover the surprising truth behind who creates and how they do it. From the crystallographer’s laboratory where the secrets of DNA were first revealed by a long forgotten woman, to the Ohio bicycle shop where the Wright brothers set out to “fly a horse,” Ashton showcases the seemingly unremarkable individuals, gradual steps, multiple failures, and countless ordinary and usually uncredited acts that lead to our most astounding breakthroughs. Drawing on examples from Mozart to the Muppets, Archimedes to Apple......
Author(s): Kevin Ashton
ISBN 13: 9780804170062
Pages: 336
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Title: Losing the Signal

A breathtaking inside account of one of the most dramatic business triumphs and flameouts in recent history.
Author(s): Jacquie McNish
ISBN 13: 9781250060174
Pages: 288
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Title: Everybody Matters

And everyone stops counting the minutes until it's time to go home. This book chronicles Chapman's journey to find his true calling, going behind the scenes as his team tackles real-world challenges with caring, empathy, and inspiration.
Author(s): Bob Chapman
ISBN 13: 9781591847793
Pages: 272
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Title: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Have you ever left a nerve-racking challenge and immediately wished for a do over? Maybe after a job interview, a performance, or a difficult conversation? The very moments that require us to be genuine and commanding can instead cause us to feel phony and powerless. Too often we approach our lives' biggest hurdles with dread, execute them with anxiety, and leave them with regret. By accessing our personal power, we can achieve "presence," the state in which we stop worrying about the impression we're making on others and instead adjust the impression we've been making on ourselves. As Harvard professor Amy Cuddy's revolutionary book reveals, we don't need to embark on a grand spiritual quest or complete an inner transformation to harness the power of presence. Instead, we need to nudge ourselves, moment by moment, by tweaking our body language, behavior, and mind-set in our day-to-day lives. Amy Cuddy has galvanized tens of millions of viewers around the world with her TED talk about "power poses." Now she presents the enthralling science underlying these and many other fascinating body-mind effects, and teaches us how to use simple techniques to liberate ourselves from fear in high-pressure moments, perform at our best, and connect with and empower others to do the same. Brilliantly researched, impassioned, and accessible, Presence is filled with stories of individuals who learned how to flourish during the stressful moments that once terrified them. Every reader will learn how to approach their biggest challenges with confidence instead of dread, and to leave them with satisfaction instead of regret.
Author(s): Amy Cuddy
ISBN 13: 9780316256575
Pages: 352
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Title: How Music Got Free

The gripping untold story of the music piracy revolution and the man who almost singlehandedly brought down the industry How Music Got Free is the incredible true story of Dell Glover, a factory worker at a compact-disc manufacturing plant ...
Author(s): Stephen Witt
ISBN 13: 9780525426615
Pages: 304
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Title: Boss Life

I think we are all hesitant to talk about the struggles because we might be perceived as failures. I plan to recommend this book to all small business pe
Author(s): Paul Downs
ISBN 13: 9780399172335
Pages: 352
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Title: We Are Market Basket

Advance Praise for "We Are Market Basket": "A meaningful workplace can unify and motivate employees; this book shows how powerful that effect can be. Interviews with many of the key players provide a rare window into a fascinating event.
Author(s): Daniel Korschun
ISBN 13: 9780814436653
Pages: 256
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Title: The Compass and the Nail

By illuminating the phenomenon of "following,ā€¯ and how it can be methodically applied to a larger context, this book demonstrates how those relationships can be refashioned to optimize human interactive experience.
Author(s): Craig Wilson
ISBN 13: 9781942600060
Pages: 280
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Title: How Music Got Free

The gripping untold story of the music piracy revolution and the man who almost singlehandedly brought down the industry How Music Got Free is the incredible true story of Dell Glover, a factory worker at a compact-disc manufacturing plant ...
Author(s): Stephen Witt
ISBN 13: 9780525426615
Pages: 304
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Title: Digital Gold

An unusual tale of group invention, Digital Gold tells the story of the colorful characters who have built Bitcoin, including a Finnish college student, an Argentinian millionaire, a Chinese entrepreneur, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, ...
Author(s): Nathaniel Popper
ISBN 13: 9780062362490
Pages: 416
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Title: America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve

A tour de force of historical reportage, America’s Bank illuminates the tumultuous era and remarkable personalities that spurred the unlikely birth of America’s modern central bank, the Federal Reserve. Today, the Fed is the bedrock of the financial landscape, yet the fight to create it was so protracted and divisive that it seems a small miracle that it was ever established. For nearly a century, America, alone among developed nations, refused to consider any central or organizing agency in its financial system. Americans’ mistrust of big government......
Author(s): Roger Lowenstein
ISBN 13: 9781594205491
Pages: 368
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Title: The Revenue Growth Habit

Revenue growth is quite simple: It's fast, it's easy, and it requires no financial investment. In this book, I will teach you how to grow your organization by 15% or more in 15 minutes or less a day without spending a penny of your money.
Author(s): Alex Goldfayn
ISBN 13: 9781119084068
Pages: 256
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Title: Under New Management

Is your company ready for a radical departure from twentieth-century management standards and a bold new approach? In "Under New Management, " David Burkus has collected the stories of dozens of companies that are making this journey.
Author(s): David Burkus
ISBN 13: 9780544630970
Pages: 256
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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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Title: Misbehaving

Argues that economical trends cannot be predicted as much as thought, mainly because humans are so unpredictable, and reveals how behavioral economic analysis opens up new ways to look at everything from household finance to assigning ...
Author(s): Richard H. Thaler
ISBN 13: 9780393080940
Pages: 432
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Title: Reclaiming Conversation

Renowned media scholar Sherry Turkle investigates how a flight from conversation undermines our relationships, creativity, and productivity --and why reclaiming face-to-face conversation can help us regain lost ground.
Author(s): Sherry Turkle
ISBN 13: 9781594205552
Pages: 448
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