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The Leader's Code
Mission, Character, Service, and Getting the Job Done
Written by Donovan Campbell


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9293-9 (0-8129-9293-8)

What does it take to be a great leader? In a word: character. This unique book by decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran Donovan Campbell, the New York Times bestselling author of Joker One, draws on his years of training and combat experience to reveal the specific virtues that underpin effective leadership—and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Innovation
The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want
Written by Curtis R. Carlson and William W. Wilmot


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-33669-9 (0-307-33669-7)

Innovation is not about inventing clever gadgets or just “creativity.” Carlson and Wilmot’s five disciplines of innovation focus attention where it should be: on the creation of valuable new products and services that meet customer needs. Carlson and Wilmot provide a systematic way to make innovation practical, one intimately tied to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Best Punctuation Book, Period
A Comprehensive Guide for Every Writer, Editor, Student, and Businessperson
Written by June Casagrande


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-60774-493-1 (1-60774-493-7)

From the author of It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences, this new reference from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation to offer clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and includes handy icons to show how punctuation... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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 >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Customer Rules
The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service
Written by Lee Cockerell


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3560-8 (0-7704-3560-2)

Lee Cockerell, the former executive vice president of operations at Walt Disney World, offers his thirty-nine rules for optimizing customer service. By implementing these strategies, managers and employees will ensure that their interactions with customers are characterized by consistency, efficiency, creativity, sincerity, and excellence. Each of the thirty-nine chapters in this book... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Money and Power
How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $30.50
ISBN: 978-0-385-52384-4 (0-385-52384-X)

From the bestselling, prize-winning author of The Last Tycoons and House of Cards, a revelatory history of Goldman Sachs, the most dominant, feared, and controversial investment bank in the world

For much of its storied 142-year history, Goldman Sachs has projected an image of being better than its competitors--smarter, more collegial... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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You Can Negotiate Anything
The World's Best Negotiator Tells You How To Get What You Want
Written by Herb Cohen


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 1, 1982
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-28109-5 (0-553-28109-7)

Claiming that the world is a giant negotiating table, renowned negotiator Cohen teaches the art of negotiation with dozens of concrete examples. Read more >

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Glass, Paper, Beans
Revolutions on the Nature and Value of Ordinary Things
Written by Leah Hager Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 17, 1998
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49257-7 (0-385-49257-X)

Once upon a time we knew the origins of things: what piece of earth the potato on our dinner plate came from, which well our water was dipped from, who cobbled our shoes, and whose cow provided the leather. In many parts of the world, that information is still readily available... Read more >

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The Student Loan Scam
The Most Oppressive Debt in U.S. History and How We Can Fight Back
Written by Alan Collinge


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4231-1 (0-8070-4231-5)

Named one of CNN Money’s financial heroes, Alan Michael Collinge argues that student loans have become the most profitable, uncompetitive, and oppressive type of debt in American history. In an unprecedented analysis of this $85-billion industry, Collinge covers the history of student loans, the rise of Sallie Mae, and how universities... Read more >

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Your First Year in Sales, 2nd Edition
Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional
Written by Tim Connor


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45152-1 (0-307-45152-6)

In this revised and updated edition of Your First Year in Sales, professional speaker and sales veteran Tim Connor offers simple, proven strategies to overcome those first-year obstacles and position oneself for lifelong success. Readers will find step-by-step techniques for learning how one's skills and talents—motivation, strengths, willingness to sacrifice, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Origin of Financial Crises
Central Banks, Credit Bubbles, and the Efficient Market Fallacy
Written by George Cooper


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 29, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47345-5 (0-307-47345-7)

In a series of disarmingly simple arguments financial market analyst George Cooper challenges the core principles of today's economic orthodoxy and explains how we have created an economy that is inherently unstable and crisis prone. With great skill, he examines the very foundations of today's economic philosophy and adds a compelling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Be a Brilliant Business Writer
Write Well, Write Fast, and Whip the Competition
Written by Jane Curry and Diana Young


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $13.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-222-8 (1-58008-222-X)

Be a Brilliant Business Writer gives readers the tools for mastering the art of persuasive writing in every document that is created, from email and client letters to reports and presentations. Jane Curry and Diana Young show how to convey messages with clarity and power, increase productivity by reducing rewrites, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Beyond Growth
The Economics of Sustainable Development
Written by Herman E. Daly


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 14, 1997
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4709-5 (0-8070-4709-0)

Named one of a hundred “visionaries who could change your life” by the Utne Reader, Herman Daly has probably been the most prominent advocate of the need for a change in economic thinking in response to environmental crisis. An iconoclast economist who has worked as a renegade insider at the World... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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For The Common Good
Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future
Written by Herman E. Daly


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 1994
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4705-7 (0-8070-4705-8)

Winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order 1992, Named New Options Best Political Book

Named as one of the Top 50 Sustainability Books by University of Cambridges Programme for Sustainability Leadership and Greenleaf Publishing.

Economist Herman Daly and theologian John Cobb, Jr., demonstrate how conventional economics and a growth-oriented industrial... Read more >

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Hit Men
Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business
Written by Fredric Dannen


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 1991
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73061-3 (0-679-73061-3)

Hit Men is the shocking, highly controversial expose of the venality, greed, and corruption of many of the assorted kingpins and hustlers who rule over the music industry.
“A sobering, blunt, and unusually well-observed depiction of the sometimes sordid inner workings of the music business.” —Billboard

4 pages of photographs Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Fly Swatter
Portrait of an Exceptional Character
Written by Nicholas Dawidoff


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 13, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70006-4 (0-375-70006-4)

Nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Biography

The most interesting lives are not always the best-known lives, and this is the account of a truly fascinating person. The stories of Alexander Gerschenkron—his great escapes, his vivid wit, his feuds, his flirtations, and his supremely cultured mind—are the stuff of legend.

Born in... Read more >

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Economic Literacy
What Everyone Needs to Know About Money & Markets
Written by Jacob De Rooy


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 27, 1996
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-517-88683-0 (0-517-88683-9)

Gross domestic product, business cycles, Consumer Price Index, prime rate: terms we read in the newspapers, but possibly don't fully comprehend. With humor, clarity, and a deft touch for simplifying complex ideas, Jacob De Rooy explains the basic concepts of economics in language anyone can understand. Written in accessible question-and-answer format... Read more >

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Innovation You
Four Steps to Becoming New and Improved
Written by Jeff Degraff


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-53069-1 (0-345-53069-1)

“DeGraff translates the innovation strategies and practices used in top-shelf firms into an easy-to-follow road map for making our own lives new and improved. This book will show you how to really make innovation happen.”—Vijay Govindarajan, professor, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth

“A useful guide to thinking about career changes, entrepreneurial leaps... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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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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How Capitalism Saved America
The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present
Written by Thomas DiLorenzo


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: August 23, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-8331-2 (1-4000-8331-1)

In How Capitalism Saved America. DiLorenzo, a professor of economics, demonstrates how capitalism has made America the most prosperous nation on earth—and how the sort of government regulation that politicians and pundits endorse has hindered economic growth, caused higher unemployment, raised prices, and created many other problems. He propels the reader... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Seducing the Boys Club
Uncensored Tactics from a Woman at the Top
Written by Nina DiSesa


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-49699-7 (0-345-49699-X)

Chairman of the flagship office of the largest advertising agency network in the world, McCann Erickson, Nina DiSesa is a master communicator, a ceiling crasher, and a big-time realist. In Seducing the Boys Club, DiSesa shows you how S&M–seduction and manipulation–is the secret to winning over (and surpassing) the big guys... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Strapped
Why America's 20- and 30-Somethings Can't Get Ahead
Written by Tamara Draut


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7997-1 (1-4000-7997-7)

Drowning in student loans? Can’t afford to get married, buy a home, have children? Up to your ears in credit card debt? At last, a book for the under-35 generation that explains why it’s not their fault, and what can be done about it.

Strapped offers a groundbreaking look at the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Written by Charles Duhigg


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8160-5 (0-8129-8160-X)

Selected for common reading at Babson College

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.

Marketers at Procter... Read more >

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The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Written by Charles Duhigg


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6928-6 (1-4000-6928-9)

Selected for common reading at Babson College

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.

Marketers at Procter... Read more >
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