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Why Nations Fail
The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Written by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71922-5 (0-307-71922-7)

Shortlisted for The Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Award
Finalist for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award
Picked as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, the Financial Times,
The Economist, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Plain Dealer


Brilliant... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Why Nations Fail
The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Written by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71921-8 (0-307-71921-9)

Shortlisted for The Phi Beta Kappa Society's Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

Is it culture, the weather... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Before Happiness
The 5 Hidden Keys to Achieving Success, Spreading Happiness, and Sustaining Positive Change
Written by Shawn Achor


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3673-5 (0-7704-3673-0)

In his The Happiness Advantage, Harvard trained researcher Shawn Achor described why happiness is the precursor to greater success. This book is about what comes before both. Because before students can be happy or successful, they need to first develop the ability to see that positive change is possible. .

In Before... Read more >

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Passion Capital
The World's Most Valuable Asset
Written by Paul Alofs


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $27.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-0747-7 (0-7710-0747-7)

Ask leaders in any country this essential question: “What is your most valuable asset?” and they may suggest one of three traditional forms of capital — financial, human, or intellectual. These are intelligent, well-meaning answers but they are also completely wrong. More valuable than money, human resources, and intellectual property, Passion... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Servant Leader
How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great Morale, and Improve Bottom-Line Performance
Written by James A. Autry


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: November 30, 2004
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5473-2 (1-4000-5473-7)

In The Servant Leader, Former Fortune 500 executive James A. Autry argues that a mangement style he dubs "servant leadership" offers a set of skills and ideals that will help leaders nurture the needs and goals of those who look to them for leadership. The result, he maintains, is a more... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Women Don't Ask
The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation--and Positive Strategies for Change
Written by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 27, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38387-4 (0-553-38387-6)

By neglecting to negotiate her starting salary for her first job, a woman may sacrifice over half a million dollars in earnings by the end of her career. Yet, as research reveals, men are four times more likely to ask for higher pay than are women with the same qualifications. From... Read more >

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Go Green, Live Rich
50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich Trying
Written by David Bach and Hillary Rosner


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2973-8 (0-7679-2973-X)

Go Green, Live Rich outlines fifty ways to make one's life, home, shopping, and finances greener—and get rich trying. From driving the right car to making one's home energy smart, Bach offers ways to improve the environment while spending less, saving more, earn more, and pay fewer taxes. He demonstrates how... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Managing Up
How to Forge an Effective Relationship With Those Above You
Written by Rosanne Badowski and Roger Gittines


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 19, 2004
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-50773-8 (0-385-50773-9)

In Managing Up Rosanne Badowski offers a straightforward, entertaining, no-holds-barred account of what it takes to make your relationship with your boss work to your advantage, no matter where you stand in the corporate hierarchy.

Told through rich, colorful anecdotes about her years spent working with one of the smartest, most... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The New Media Monopoly
A Completely Revised and Updated Edition With Seven New Chapters
Written by Ben H. Bagdikian


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2004
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6187-9 (0-8070-6187-5)

When the first edition of The Media Monopoly was published in 1983, critics called Ben Bagdikian’s warnings about the chilling effects of corporate ownership and mass advertising on the nation’s news “alarmist.” Since then, the number of corporations controlling most of America’s daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, book publishers... Read more >

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What Made jack welch JACK WELCH
How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders
Written by Stephen H. Baum and Dave Conti


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-33720-7 (0-307-33720-0)

Surprisingly, it’s not about education or pedigree or even native smarts. Most of us are like jack welch, who started life as a lowercase guy, the son of a railroad conductor, but went on to become the most celebrated and successful executive of recent years. Sure, Jack Welch—and lots of other... Read more >
Also available as 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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How We Compete
What Companies Around the World Are Doing to Make it in Today's Global Economy
Written by Suzanne Berger


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 27, 2005
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-385-51359-3 (0-385-51359-3)

Based on a five-year study by the MIT Industrial Performance Center, How We Compete goes into the trenches of over 500 international companies to discover which practices are succeeding in today’s global economy, which are failing –and why.
There is a rising fear in America that no job is safe. In industry... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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HumanKind

Written by Tom Bernardin and Mark Tutssel


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-549-0 (1-57687-549-0)

In 2009 for “Earth Hour,” Leo Burnett moved over a billion people to action–that’s slightly more than one out of every seven people on the planet, the largest mass participation event ever.

For the first time in Leo Burnett’s history, the company responsible for building some of the most beloved and popular... Read more >

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Wal-Mart: The Bully of Bentonville
How the High Cost of Everyday Low Prices is Hurting America
Written by Anthony Bianco


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 20, 2007
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51357-9 (0-385-51357-7)

The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart takes in revenues in excess of $280 billion, employs 1.4 million American workers, and controls a large share of the business done by almost every U.S. consumer-product company. More than 138 million shoppers visit one of its 5,300 stores each week. However, it is argued that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Basic Black
The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life)
Written by Cathie Black


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 23, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-35110-4 (0-307-35110-6)

Cathie Black is the wise, funny mentor that every woman dreams of having. She was a pioneer in advertising sales at a time when women didn’t sell; served as president and publisher of the fledgling USA Today; and, in her current position as the president of Hearst Magazines, persuaded Oprah to... Read more >

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Written by Katherine Boo


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6755-8 (1-4000-6755-3)

Winner of the National Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize


Selected for Common Reading at:
Concordia University
Michigan State University
Northeastern...
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8 Patterns of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Written by Brent Bowers


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-51547-4 (0-385-51547-2)

“As unique as it is valuable, [8 Patterns of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs] achieves where so many business books fail. It provides practical advice for individuals . . . [I]t delivers what few business books ever aspire to achieve—wisdom regarding business and decision making, within a special context: start-up firms.”
—From the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Chaos Imperative
How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success
Written by Ori Brafman and Judah Pollack


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88667-5 (0-307-88667-0)

In the bestselling tradition of Switch and Made to Stick, Ori Brafman (author of Sway, The Starfish and the Spider and Click) reveals how organizations can drive growth and profits by allowing contained chaos and disruption the space to flourish, generating new ideas that trigger innovation. In The Chaos Imperative, organizational... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Click
The Forces Behind How We Fully Engage with People, Work, and Everything We Do
Written by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52906-8 (0-385-52906-6)

In a powerful, story-driven narrative that weaves together cutting-edge research in psychology and sociology, organizational business consultant Ori Brafman and psychologist Rom Brafman explore what it means to “click”: the common factors present when our brain and senses are fully engaged. From two co-workers who fall head over heels for each... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Co-Opetition

Written by Adam M. Brandenburger and Barry J. Nalebuff


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 29, 1997
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-47950-9 (0-385-47950-6)

Insightful and instructive, Co-opetition describes a business strategy that goes beyond the old rules of competition and cooperation to combine the advantages of both. Co-opetition is a pioneering, high profit means of leveraging business relationships. Intel, Nintendo, American Express, Nutrasweet, American Airlines, and dozens of other companies have been using the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Collaborate or Perish!
Reaching Across Boundaries in a Networked World
Written by William Bratton and Zachary Tumin


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59239-2 (0-307-59239-1)

In Collaborate or Perish! former Los Angeles police chief and New York police commissioner William Bratton and Harvard Kennedy School’s Zachary Tumin lay out a field-tested playbook for collaborating across the boundaries of our networked world. Today, when everyone is connected, collaboration is the game changer. Agencies and firms, citizens and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Heroz
Empower Yourself, Your Coworkers, Your Company
Written by William Byham and Jeff Cox


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 18, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90958-4 (0-449-90958-1)

From better decision-making to improved teamwork, the authors present proven, step-by-step techniques for surviving—and thriving—in today’s complex workplace. Read more >

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Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment
How to Improve Quality, Productivity, and Employee Satisfaction
Written by William Byham and Jeff Cox


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: November 11, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-00282-7 (0-449-00282-9)

This groundbreaking bestseller shows managers how to revitalize their companies from the ground up, with motivational strategies that encourage employees to take responsibility, use their creativity, and develop a sense of pride in their work.

An accessible guide for the successful managers of tomorrow. Read more >

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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35215-6 (0-307-35215-3)

An ALA Notable Book of 2012
Named a "Best Book of 2012" by Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal
Selected for Common Reading at Case Western Reserve University and Rice University

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent... Read more >

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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35214-9 (0-307-35214-5)

Library Journal Best Books of 2012
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent and create but prefer not to pitch their own ideas; who favor working on their own... Read more >
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