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How to Fly a Horse
The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
Written by Kevin Ashton


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53859-6 (0-385-53859-6)

As a technology pioneer at MIT and as the leader of three successful start-ups, Kevin Ashton experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now, in a tour-de-force narrative twenty years in the making, Ashton leads us on a journey through humanity’s greatest creations to uncover the surprising truth behind... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The System
The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football
Written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80303-0 (0-345-80303-5)

A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year 

NCAA football is big business. Every Saturday millions of people file into massive stadiums or tune in on television as "athlete-students" give everything they've got to make their team a success. Billions of dollars now flow into the game. But what is the true... Read more >

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Debt - Updated and Expanded
The First 5,000 Years
Written by David Graeber


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-419-6 (1-61219-419-2)

Now in paperback, the updated and expanded edition : David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt
 
Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Money
The Unauthorized Biography--From Coinage to Cryptocurrencies
Written by Felix Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80355-9 (0-345-80355-8)

What is money, and how does it work? In this tour de force of political, cultural, and economic history, Felix Martin challenges nothing less than our conventional understanding of one of humankind’s greatest inventions. Martin describes how the Western idea of money emerged in the ancient world, and was shaped over... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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How to Kill a Unicorn
How the World's Hottest Innovation Factory Builds Bold Ideas That Make It to Market
Written by Mark Payne


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3873-4 (0-8041-3873-7)

Today, innovation is seen as the key to growth and success—a burning issue in every company, from startups to the Fortune 500 but the number of innovations that actually make it to market is extremely limited. Fahrenheit 212 is the premiere innovation consulting firm, having developed a solution to the equation... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cubed
The Secret History of the Workplace
Written by Nikil Saval


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80280-4 (0-345-80280-2)

A New York Times Notable Book 

“Man is born free, but he is everywhere in cubicles.”

How did we get from Scrooge’s office to “Office Space”? From bookkeepers in dark countinghouses to freelancers in bright cafes?  What would the world be like without the vertical file cabinet? What would the world be like without the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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On His Own Terms
A Life of Nelson Rockefeller
Written by Richard Norton Smith


Format: Hardcover, 880 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $38.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-50580-5 (0-375-50580-6)

From acclaimed historian Richard Norton Smith comes the definitive life of an American icon: Nelson Rockefeller—one of the most complex and compelling figures of the twentieth century. 
 
Fourteen years in the making, this magisterial biography of the original Rockefeller Republican draws on thousands of newly available documents and over two hundred interviews... Read more >

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Take Command
Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First Responder in Business
Written by Jake Wood


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3838-3 (0-8041-3838-9)

Take Command, by co-founder and CEO of Team Rubicon and former Marine sniper Jake Wood, shows readers how to take hard-learned lessons in leadership and teamwork from the battlefield and disaster zone and apply them to your career and professional life.
 
While most of our jobs don’t involve leading a tour of...

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