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


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7932-9 (0-8129-7932-X)

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

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 University
Skidmore College
University of...
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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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China's Silent Army
The Pioneers, Traders, Fixers and Workers Who Are Remaking the World in Beijing's Image
Written by Juan Pablo Cardenal and Heriberto Araujo
Translated by Catherine Mansfield


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34657-3 (0-385-34657-3)

With original and fresh reporting, China's Silent Army is a revealing piece of investigative journalism into the unknown extent of China's global power by two leading Beijing-based journalists, Juan Pablo Cardenal and Heriberto Araújo.

From 2009-2011 the authors travelled the globe to investigate how the Chinese are literally making the developing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Factory Girls
From Village to City in a Changing China
Written by Leslie T. Chang


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52018-8 (0-385-52018-2)

Winner of the 2009 Asian American Literary Award For Nonfiction, given by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop
Winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction
A New York Times Notable Book of 2008
One of the Washington Post’s best books of 2008
A Seattle Times best nonfiction book of 2008
One of the Christian... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Global Tilt
Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift
Written by Ram Charan


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88912-6 (0-307-88912-2)

According to business adviser and bestselling author Ram Charan, a “global tilt” is a shifting of corporate and economic power away from the countries of the Global North (generally defined as including North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan) and toward the... Read more >

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10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank

Written by Kevin Danaher
Foreword by Anuradha Mittal


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 6, 2004
Price: $8.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-633-9 (1-58322-633-8)

A veritable “Globalization for Dummies,” 10 Reasons to Abolish the IMF & World Bank lays bare the most common myths of globalization in a clear and understandable way. Looking with hope to grassroots movement-building on a global scale, Danaher presents ten arguments for abolishing the IMF and World Bank and replacing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Getting More
How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life
Written by Stuart Diamond


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71690-3 (0-307-71690-2)

Paperback coming August, 2012. Do not order paperback until 8/14/2012.

This new model of human interaction has been chosen by Google to train the entire company worldwide (30,000 employees), is the #1 book for your career chosen by The Wall Street Journal’s website, and is labeled “phenomenal” by Lawyers’ Weekly and “brilliant”... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Change Monster
The Human Forces that Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation and Change
Written by Jeanie Daniel Duck


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80881-8 (0-609-80881-8)

“[One of the] best business books of 2001 . . . [a] useful and intelligent tool for coping with the inevitable metamorphoses of business (and life).” —Miami Herald

“Provocative imagery . . . useful questions for managers to ask themselves.” —Harvard Business Review

“The Change Monster not only talks intelligently about the social... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sonic Boom
A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the New Global Economy
Written by Gregg Easterbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7413-3 (0-8129-7413-1)

What can a spell-checker tell you about economic trends? Why is the world’s supply of ideas about to double? What did America get right in the nineteenth century that it’s getting wrong in the twenty-first? If Karl Marx were alive today, would he be hosting a show on Fox News?

These are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The 21st Century Economy--A Beginner's Guide

Written by Randy Charles Epping


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38790-5 (0-307-38790-9)

A comprehensive guide to understanding today's global economy from the author of the bestselling A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy.

While reporting on today's world, business and mainstream media alike use terms and mention trends that even the savviest consumer may find baffling. In his latest book, Randy Charles Epping... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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India
A Portrait
Written by Patrick French


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47348-6 (0-307-47348-1)

A monumental biography of the Indian subcontinent from the award-winning author of The World Is What It Is: The Authorized Biography of V. S. Naipaul.

Second only to China in the magnitude of its economic miracle and second to none in its potential to shape the new century, India is fast undergoing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Shift
Inside Nissan's Historic Revival
Written by Carlos Ghosn


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 28, 2004
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51290-9 (0-385-51290-2)

In Shift, Carlos Ghosn, the brilliant, audacious, and widely admired CEO of Nissan, recounts how he took the reins of the nearly bankrupt Japanese automotive company and achieved one of the most remarkable turnarounds in automotive—and corporate—history.

When Carlos Ghosn (pronounced like “phone”) was named COO of Nissan in 1999, the company... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Making Of Global Capitalism
The Political Economy Of American Empire
Written by Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-136-7 (1-78168-136-8)

The all-encompassing embrace of world capitalism at the beginning of the twenty-first century was generally attributed to the superiority of competitive markets. Globalization had appeared to be the natural outcome of this unstoppable process. But today, with global markets roiling and increasingly reliant on state intervention to stay afloat, it has... Read more >

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Faster Cheaper Better
The 9 Levers for Transforming How Work Gets Done
Written by Michael Hammer and Lisa Hershman


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-45379-2 (0-307-45379-0)

A bold and revolutionary thinker’s legacy for how business can meet the greatest economic challenge in decades...

It’s no secret: everyone knows that the way most companies do things is screwed up. Surprisingly, though, herein lays the biggest opportunity for improving growth and profitability in a world in which consumers are tapped... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Power of Social Networking
Using the Whuffie Factor to Build Your Business
Written by Tara Hunt


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-44940-5 (0-307-44940-8)

Now in Paperback, this book was formerly titled The Whuffie Factor

Everyone knows about blogs and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. And they’ve heard about someone who has used them to grow a huge customer base. Everyone wants to be hands-on, grass roots and interactive. But what does this mean?... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Crash Course
The American Automobile Industry's Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout-and Beyond
Written by Paul Ingrassia


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8075-2 (0-8129-8075-1)

With an updated Afterword by the author

This is the epic saga of the American automobile industry’s rise and demise, a compelling story of hubris, missed opportunities, and self-inflicted wounds that culminates with the president of the United States ushering two of Detroit’s Big Three car companies—once proud symbols of prosperity—through bankruptcy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Nature of Economies

Written by Jane Jacobs


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70243-3 (0-375-70243-1)

Starting from the premise that human beings "exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect," Jane Jacobs has focused her singular eye on the natural world in order to discover the fundamental models for a vibrant economy. The lessons she discloses come from fields as diverse as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Thinker's Toolkit
14 Powerful Techniques for Problem Solving
Written by Morgan D. Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 30, 1998
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-2808-2 (0-8129-2808-3)

An invaluable resource for any manager or professional, this book offers a collection of proven, practical methods for simplifying any problem and making faster, better decisions every time. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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SuperCorp
How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good
Written by Rosabeth Moss Kanter


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-38235-1 (0-307-38235-4)

Rosabeth Moss Kanter on the answer to the global crisis of business and American-style capitalism.

Out of the ashes of conventional business models arises a set of companies using their power not only for profits and sustainable growth but also social good.

If you think business corporations are doomed to be lumbering... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Asia's Cauldron
The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9432-2 (0-8129-9432-9)

From Robert D. Kaplan, named one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, comes a penetrating look at the volatile region that will dominate the future of geopolitical conflict.
 
Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Revenge of Geography
What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6983-5 (1-4000-6983-1)

In this provocative, startling book, Robert D. Kaplan, the bestselling author of Monsoon and Balkan Ghosts, offers a revelatory new prism through which to view global upheavals and to understand what lies ahead for continents and countries around the world.

In The Revenge of Geography, Kaplan builds on the insights, discoveries, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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How to Run the World
Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance
Written by Parag Khanna


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6827-2 (1-4000-6827-4)

Here is a stunning and provocative guide to the future of international relations—a system for managing global problems beyond the stalemates of business versus government, East versus West, rich versus poor, democracy versus authoritarianism, free markets versus state capitalism. Written by the most esteemed and innovative adventurer-scholar of his generation, Parag... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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