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Hidden Differences
Doing Business with the Japanese
Written by Edward T. Hall and Mildred Reed Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 18, 1990
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-23884-7 (0-385-23884-3)

An analysis and explanation of the unstated rules of Japanese-American business relations. By drawing Western readers into the world in which they must function, the Halls simplify the process of adapting Western ways to a new environment.

“The authors believe that by better understanding Japanese culture, American business people will become... Read more >

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Why We Make Mistakes
How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
Written by Joseph T. Hallinan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2806-9 (0-7679-2806-7)

Human beings have design flaws. Our eyes play tricks on us, our stories change in the retelling, and most of us are fairly sure we’re way above average. In Why We Make Mistakes, journalist Joseph T. Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error—how we think, see, remember... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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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 Undercover Economist
Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, Why the Poor Are Poor--And Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car!
Written by Tim Harford


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 30, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-49401-6 (0-345-49401-6)

“The economy [isn’t] a bunch of rather dull statistics with names like GDP (gross domestic product),” notes Tim Harford, columnist and regular guest on NPR’s Marketplace, “economics is about who gets what and why.”

In this acclaimed and riveting book--part exposé, part user’s manual--the astute and entertaining columnist from the FINANCIAL... Read more >

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Twilight of the Elites
America After Meritocracy
Written by Christopher Hayes


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-72046-7 (0-307-72046-2)

A powerful and original argument that traces the roots of our present crisis of authority to an unlikely source: the meritocracy.

Over the past decade, Americans watched in bafflement and rage as one institution after another – from Wall Street to Congress, the Catholic Church to corporate America, even Major League Baseball... Read more >

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Decisive
How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
Written by Chip Heath and Dan Heath


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95639-2 (0-307-95639-3)

Research in psychology has revealed that our decisions are disrupted by an array of biases and irrationalities: We’re overconfident. We seek out information that supports us and downplay information that doesn’t. When it comes to making choices, it seems, our brains are flawed instruments. The real question is: How can we... Read more >

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Switch
How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Written by Chip Heath and Dan Heath


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52875-7 (0-385-52875-2)

Chip and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors of Made to Stick, are back with a groundbreaking book that addresses one of the greatest challenges of our personal and professional lives--how to change things when change is hard.

In Switch, Chip and Dan Heath have written a thoroughly engaging narrative about the... Read more >

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The Fiefdom Syndrome
The Turf Battles That Undermine Careers and Companies - And How to Overcome Them
Written by Robert Herbold


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51068-4 (0-385-51068-3)

The turf battles and territorial “fiefdoms” that undermine so many companies—and how to break through them, by long-term Microsoft COO Robert J. Herbold

There is a potentially infectious condition inside virtually all organizations that can cause more damage than economic downturns, management upheavals, and global business shifts. Until now it has had... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Kinds of Power

Written by James Hillman


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 1, 1997
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48967-6 (0-385-48967-6)

The New York Times bestselling author of The Soul’s Code explains how a broad experience of power is rooted in the body, the mind, and the emotions, rather than the customary narrow interpretation that equated power with strength. His “anatomy” of power explores two dozen expressions of power every artful leader... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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American Icon
Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company
Written by Bryce G. Hoffman


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88606-4 (0-307-88606-9)

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

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The Ingenuity Gap
Facing the Economic, Environmental, and Other Challenges of an Increasingly Complex and Unpredictable Future
Written by Thomas Homer-Dixon


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71328-6 (0-375-71328-X)

Despite all of society’s advances, our problems proliferate. Wars abound, environmental degradation accelerates, economies topple overnight, and pandemics such as AIDS and tuberculosis continue to spread. The Internet and other media help to disseminate knowledge, but they’ve also created an “info-glut” and left us too little time to process it. What’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Crowdsourcing
Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business
Written by Jeff Howe


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39621-1 (0-307-39621-5)

Why does Procter & Gamble repeatedly call on enthusiastic amateurs to solve scientific and technical challenges? How can companies as diverse as iStockphoto and Threadless employ just a handful of people, yet generate millions of dollars in revenue every year?

"Crowdsourcing" is how the power of the many can be leveraged... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Thrive
The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder
Written by Arianna Huffington


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-4084-3 (0-8041-4084-7)

Thrive is a call to arms to redefine how we measure success in our work lives and personal lives. Beyond money and power, Arianna Huffington says, is the Third Metric: the importance of well-being, wisdom and fulfillment. The third metric is creating a revolution in our lives, one that will be... Read more >

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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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Business Letters Made Simple

Written by Betty Hutchinson and Warner A. Hutchinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Made Simple
On Sale: July 2, 1985
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-19427-3 (0-385-19427-7)

For continuing education, home study, or review of basic concepts, the Made Simple series presents a portfolio of skills, information, and experience, with revised and updated editions of bestselling titles. Read more >

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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 GigaLaw Guide to Internet Law
The One-Stop Legal Resource for Conducting Business Online
Written by Doug Isenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 22, 2002
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9198-7 (0-8129-9198-2)

Advance praise for The GigaLaw Guide to Internet Law

"An excellent introduction for beginner and expert alike."—Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School

“I read this book from cover to cover. The examples of case law are of enormous illustrative value. Some of them will raise your blood pressure (well, mine went up several... 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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Confidence
How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End
Written by Rosabeth Moss Kanter


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 28, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5291-2 (1-4000-5291-2)

From the locker room to the living room to the boardroom—how winners become winners . . . and stay that way.

Is success simply a matter of money and talent? Or is there another reason why some people and organizations always land on their feet, while others, equally talented, stumble again... Read more >

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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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Warrior Politics
Why Leadership Requires a Pagan Ethos
Written by Robert D. Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72627-9 (0-375-72627-6)

"One of the most thought-provoking and profound books that I have recently read. As readable as it is stimulating." —Henry Kissinger

In Warrior Politics, Kaplan mines the best of the lessons from past figures that include Sun-Tzu, Thucydides, Machiavelli, and Churchill for modern-day world leaders confronted with the complex challenges of today's... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hooked!
Buddhist Writings on Greed, Desire, and the Urge to Consume
Edited by Stephanie Kaza


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-172-2 (1-59030-172-2)

According to the contributors to this unique anthology, Buddhism can shed valuable light on humanity's compulsion to consume. Craving and attachment—how they arise and how to free ourselves of them—are central themes of Buddhist thought. The writings in this volume, most of which have never been previously published, offer fresh perspectives... Read more >

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Driving Loyalty
Turning Every Customer and Employee into a Raving Fan for Your Brand
Written by Kirk Kazanjian


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34694-8 (0-385-34694-8)

In order to build a successful company today, there must be an unbreakable bond of loyalty between customers and employees. Few have done this better than Enterprise Holdings, owner of the Enterprise, National, and Alamo rental car brands.

While Enterprise has long been known for offering excellent customer service, it faced a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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