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Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)
My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement
Written by Jane McAlevey and Bob Ostertag


Format: Trade Paperback, 332 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-315-6 (1-78168-315-8)

In 1995, in the first contested election in the history of the AFL-CIO, John Sweeney won the presidency of the nation’s largest labor federation, promising renewal and resurgence. Today, less than 7 percent of American private-sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage since the beginning of the twentieth century... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Colossal Failure of Common Sense
The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers
Written by Lawrence G. McDonald and Patrick Robinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58834-0 (0-307-58834-3)

One of the biggest questions of the financial crisis has not been answered until now. What happened at Lehman Brothers and why was it allowed to fail? Here, a former Lehman Brothers Vice President gives us the straight answers. The full significance of the dissolution of Lehman Brothers remains to be... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Essentialism
The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
Written by Greg McKeown


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3738-6 (0-8041-3738-2)

As Stanford MBA and popular Harvard Business Review blogger Greg McKeown posits, busyness and productivity are not synonymous.  Indeed, no matter the setting it is all too common to feel both overworked and under-utilized.  In McKeown’s latest book, Essentialism, students are taught to combat and counteract this issue through honing in on... Read more >

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Cracking Creativity
The Secrets of Creative Genius
Written by Michael Michalko


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: June 26, 2001
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-311-9 (1-58008-311-0)

In this trailblazing book, internationally renowned business creativity expert Michael Michalko shows how creative people think—and how to put their secrets to work for you. To create this book, Michalko researched and analyzed hundreds of history's greatest thinkers—from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso—and then brought their techniques into the modern... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Thinkertoys
A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques
Written by Michael Michalko


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: June 8, 2006
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-773-5 (1-58008-773-6)

In hindsight, every great idea seems obvious. But how can you be the person who comes up with those ideas?

In this revised and expanded edition of his groundbreaking THINKERTOYS, creativity expert Michael Michalko reveals life-changing tools that will help you think like a genius. From the linear to the intuitive... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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An Age of New Possibilities
How Humane Values and an Entrepreneurial Spirit Will Lead Us into the Future
Written by Reinhard Mohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: October 25, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9764-7 (1-4000-9764-9)

“The good old days in which almost everything followed a well-established pattern have long gone. Today, differences of opinion regarding aims and methods lead to serious arguments and bitter disputes on a global rather than a merely regional scale. . . . Those in positions of responsibility must therefore come to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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An Age of New Possibilities
How Humane Values and an Entrepreneurial Spirit Will Lead Us into the Future
Written by Reinhard Mohn


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 19, 2004
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5344-5 (1-4000-5344-7)

Reinhard Mohn, the innovative entrepreneur who built Bertelsmann into a global powerhouse, draws on his more than fifty years of experience in the private sector, to explain how entrepreneurial leaders have a unique ability to lead businesses into the future by adapting to new socioeconomic realities.

He shows how private businesses have... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Success through Partnership

Written by Reinhard Mohn


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: May 1, 1996
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48593-7 (0-385-48593-X)

The American businessman has traditionally turned to top American leaders and academics for information on management techniques. But in an increasingly global economy, the lessons to be learned from the experience of foreign business leaders are essential for all American managers. Reinhard Mohn's revised edition of Success Through Partnership -- expanded... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts
The Classic Chinese Guide for Success in War, Business, and Life
Written by Hiroshi Moriya
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-992-6 (1-59030-992-8)

The 36 Strategies of the Martial Arts is a collection of ancient Chinese maxims on strategy, battlefield tactics, and deception–in the spirit of such classics as The Art of War and The Book of Five Rings–made relevant with contemporary examples and explanation. The origin of the book is unknown; however, the... Read more >

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Start Something That Matters

Written by Blake Mycoskie


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6918-7 (1-4000-6918-1)

Selected for Common Reading at Philadelphia University

Love your work, work for what you love, and change the world—all at the same time.

What matters most to you? Should you focus on earning a living, pursuing your passions, or devoting yourself to the causes that inspire you? The surprising truth is that you... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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You're in Charge, Now What?
The 8 Point Plan
Written by Thomas J. Neff and James M. Citrin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 27, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4866-3 (1-4000-4866-4)

Getting a new job or a big promotion is like building a house: You need to get the foundation right for both. With a job, the quick-drying cement is how well you do in your first hundred days, since they establish the foundation for long-term momentum and great performance.

Tom Neff and... Read more >

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Leading Change
The Argument For Values-Based Leadership
Written by James O'Toole


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: April 2, 1996
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-40254-7 (0-345-40254-5)

Noted management theorist James O'Toole puts the secret of history's finest political and business leaders in the hands of today's managers, with this powerful and important new approach to leadership.

"Jim O'Toole has written the essential work for organizations to survive and thrive in today's changing world. His intellectually penetrating thinking... Read more >

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Surfing the Edge of Chaos
The Laws of Nature and the New Laws of Business
Written by Richard Pascale, Mark Milleman and Linda Gioja


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 26, 2001
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-609-80883-2 (0-609-80883-4)

Surfing the Edge of Chaos is a brilliant, powerful, and practical book about the parallels between business and nature—two fields that feature nonstop battles between the forces of tradition and the forces of transformation. It offers a bold new way of thinking about and responding to the personal and strategic challenges... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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The Pursuit of Wow!
Every Person's Guide to Topsy-Turvy Times
Written by Tom Peters


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 22, 1994
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75555-5 (0-679-75555-1)

Once more the "unconventional" Peters stimulates corporate thought processes by offering further insight into the mind of one of the business world's greatest innovators. Along with the best of his columns, Peters includes questions and rebuttals that come from readers and listeners, as well as his own candid responses--collected in book... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Tom Peters Seminar
Crazy Times Call for Crazy Organizations
Written by Tom Peters


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 17, 1994
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75493-0 (0-679-75493-8)

This volume brings together the best of the Tom Peters seminars, complete with visual materials. The Tom Peters Seminar demonstrates Peters' unconventional analysis that challenges outdated corporate structures and demonstrates that in the 1990s, "imagination is the source of value in the economy." Peters' bold ideas vault business thinking beyond change--toward... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Hard Landing
The Epic Contest for Power and Profits That Plunged the Airlines into Chaos
Written by Thomas Petzinger, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: December 24, 1996
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-2835-8 (0-8129-2835-0)

Doing for the airline industry what Den of Thieves did for Wall Street, this book exposes the machinations of the men's club hat runs the world's major air carriers. At once a de facto primer in modern business practices and a riveting history of the world's largest industry, Hard Landing presents... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lead to Succeed
10 Traits of Great Leadership in Business and Life
Written by Rick Pitino


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0342-4 (0-7679-0342-0)

As Rick Pitino says, great leaders aren't born great; they learn great leadership along the path of life. Pitino's insights on leadership and how it can be harnessed in positive and productive ways make him one of the most sought-after speakers in corporate America. In Lead to Succeed, Rick Pitino shares... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Patton's One-Minute Messages
Tactical Leadership Skills of Business Managers
Written by Charles Prefer


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: June 1, 1995
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-89141-546-6 (0-89141-546-7)

This collection of George S. Patton's brief one-liners shows how business managers can succeed by applying the combat-tested principles of one of America's most famous battlefield leaders. Also featured are the works of W. Edwards Deming and Walter A. Shewhart, two pioneers in quality control who have influenced management practice for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Buddha Walks into the Office
A Guide to Livelihood for a New Generation
Written by Lodro Rinzler


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-61180-061-6 (1-61180-061-7)

Apply the simple Buddhist teachings and practices Lodro Rinzler provides here to whatever you do for a living, and you’ll be setting out on the path toward making your livelihood an expression of your inherent wisdom, honesty, and compassion. Students will discover practical ways to bring mindfulness into administrative support, cabinet-making... Read more >

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Victory Secrets of Attila the Hun

Written by Wess Roberts


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: February 1, 1994
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50591-4 (0-440-50591-7)

In Victory Secrets, Roberts applies Attila's wisdom and lessons to the problems of leadership in organizations. If his previous work Leadership Secrets helped form the soldiers, Victory Secrets serves as the battle plan for the army itself. Again relying on Attila's pithy maxims, Roberts shows not only how to establish successful... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Brick by Brick
How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry
Written by David Robertson and Bill Breen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 24, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95161-8 (0-307-95161-8)

Brick by Brick takes students inside LEGO's innovative business practices. By following the teams that are inventing some of the world's best-loved toys, it spotlights the company's disciplined approach to harnessing creativity and recounts one of the most remarkable business transformations in recent memory.

The book reveals how LEGO failed to keep... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Anatomy of Buzz Revisited
Real-life lessons in Word-of-Mouth Marketing
Written by Emanuel Rosen


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 24, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-52632-6 (0-385-52632-6)

A new edition of the definitive handbook on word-of-mouth marketing, completely revised and updated for today’s online world, The Anatomy of Buzz Revisited takes readers inside the world of word-of-mouth marketing and explains how and why it works.

Based on over one hundred new interviews with thought leaders, marketing executives, researchers, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Good Strategy Bad Strategy
The Difference and Why It Matters
Written by Richard Rumelt


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88623-1 (0-307-88623-9)

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why it Matters has been chosen as one of six finalists for the Financial Times & Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award for 2011. The winner will be announced on November 3, 2011.


Developing and implementing a strategy is the central task of a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Winning Decisions
Getting It Right the First Time
Written by J. Edward Russo and Paul J.H. Schoemaker


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 26, 2001
Price: $29.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-50225-2 (0-385-50225-7)

Executives at every level, in every industry, are confronted with information overload, less leeway for mistakes, and a business environment that changes rapidly. In light of this increased pressure and volatility, the old-fashioned ways of making decisions–depending on intuition, common sense, and specialized expertise–are simply no longer sufficient. Distilling over thirty... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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