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Billionaires' Ball
Gluttony and Hubris in an Age of Epic Inequality
Written by Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks


Format: Hardcover, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0339-8 (0-8070-0339-5)

The concentration of wealth today in such a small number of hands inevitably created a dynamic that led to freewheeling financial speculation–a dynamic that produced similarly disastrous results in the last great age of inequality, in the 1920s. Such concentrated economic power reverberates throughout society, threatening the quality of life and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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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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The Company
A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea
Written by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 11, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7287-0 (0-8129-7287-2)

2008 First Year Seminar Program Selection for John Carroll University

Winner, 2004 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

From the acclaimed authors of A Future Perfect comes the untold story of how the company became the world’s most powerful institution.

Like all groundbreaking books, The Company fills a hole we didn’t know existed, revealing that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Big-Box Swindle
The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses
Written by Stacy Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 1, 2007
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3501-6 (0-8070-3501-7)

In less than two decades, large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America. In this deft and revealing book, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems, from the shrinking middle class to rising pollution and diminished civic engagement–and she shows how a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Salt Sugar Fat
How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Written by Michael Moss


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 18, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8219-0 (0-8129-8219-3)

Selected for Common Reading at Virginia Commonwealth University and Southwest Virginia Governor's School

Every year, the average American eats thirty-three pounds of cheese and seventy pounds of sugar. Every day, we ingest 8,500 milligrams of salt, double the recommended amount, almost none of which comes from the shakers on our table. It... Read more >

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Start Something That Matters

Written by Blake Mycoskie


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: May 15, 2012
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8144-5 (0-8129-8144-8)

Selected for common reading at Coastal Carolina University, Craven Coummunity College, Missouri State University, Philadelphia University, and SUNY Buffalo

The incredible story of the man behind TOMS Shoes and One for One, the revolutionary business model that marries fun, profit, and social good

“A creative and open-hearted business model for our times.”—The Wall... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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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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Maonomics
Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do
Written by Loretta Napoleoni
Translated by Stephen Twilley


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-341-4 (1-60980-341-8)

The end of the cold war was thought to signal the triumph of Western capitalism over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: what we are witnessing instead is the beginning of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of “communism... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Money and the Meaning of Life

Written by Jacob Needleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 15, 1994
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-26242-2 (0-385-26242-6)

If we understood the true role of money in our lives, writes philosopher Jacob Needleman, we would not think simply in terms of spending it or saving it.

Money exerts a deep emotional influence on who we are and what we tell ourselves we can never have. Our long unwillingness to... Read more >

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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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Dark Pools
The Rise of the Machine Traders and the Rigging of the U.S. Stock Market
Written by Scott Patterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88718-4 (0-307-88718-9)

An account of the global stock market's subterranean battles, Dark Pools portrays the rise of the "bots"- artificially intelligent systems that execute trades in milliseconds and use the cover of darkness to out-maneuver the humans who've created them.

Josh Levine created a computerized trading hub named "Island" where small traders swapped stocks... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Land Grabbers
The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth
Written by Fred Pearce


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 29, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0324-4 (0-8070-0324-7)

An unprecedented land grab is taking place around the world. Fearing future food shortages or eager to profit from them, the world’s wealthiest and most acquisitive countries, corporations, and individuals have been buying and leasing vast tracts of land around the world. The scale is astounding: parcels the size of small... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Slow Food Nation
Why our Food Should be Good, Clean, and Fair
Written by Carlo Petrini
Translated by Clara Furlan and Jonathan Hunt
Foreword by Alice Waters


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Rizzoli Ex Libris
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8478-4130-1 (0-8478-4130-8)

By now most of us are aware of the threats looming in the food world. The best-selling Fast Food Nation and other recent books have alerted us to such dangers as genetically modified organisms, food-borne diseases, and industrial farming. Now it is time for answers, and Slow Food Nation steps up... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Snob Zones
Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate
Written by Lisa Prevost


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0157-8 (0-8070-0157-0)

Towns with strict zoning are the best towns, aren't they? They're all about preserving local "character," protecting the natural environment, and maintaining attractive neighborhoods. Right?

In this bold challenge to conventional wisdom, Lisa Prevost strips away the quaint façades of these desirable towns to reveal the uglier impulses behind their proud... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Cultural Creatives
How 50 Million People Are Changing the World
Written by Paul H. Ray, Ph.D. and Sherry Ruth Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 2, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80845-0 (0-609-80845-1)

ARE YOU A CULTURAL CREATIVE?

Do you dislike all the emphasis in modern culture on success and “making it,” on getting and spending, on wealth and luxury goods?

Do you care deeply about the destruction of the environment and would pay higher taxes or prices to clean it up and to stop global... Read more >

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The Secret Handshake
Mastering the Politics of the Business Inner Circle
Written by Kathleen Kelly Reardon Ph.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 15, 2002
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-49528-8 (0-385-49528-5)

In The Secret Handshake, top corporate consultant and USC management professor Kathleen Reardon explores and reveals the hidden rules on the ins and outs of corporate politics that you won’t find outlined in any employee handbook.

Based on hundreds of candid interviews with executives at Fortune 500 companies who have achieved... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Future of Success
Working and Living in the New Economy
Written by Robert B. Reich


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72512-8 (0-375-72512-1)

The dizzying exuberance of the Internet-driven marketplace offers unprecedented opportunities and an ever-expanding choice of deals, products, investments, and jobs—ranging from the merely attractive to the nearly irresistible—for the people with the right talents and skills. The technology that is the motor of this transformation relentlessly sharpens competition. When consumers can... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and 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: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95160-1 (0-307-95160-X)

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 trade paperback.

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A Gift to My Children
A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing
Written by Jim Rogers


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6754-1 (1-4000-6754-5)

He’s the swashbuckling world traveler and legendary investor who made his fortune before he was forty. Now the bestselling author of A Bull in China, Hot Commodities, and Adventure Capitalist shares a heartfelt, indispensable guide for his daughters (and all young investors) to find success and happiness. In A Gift to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hot Commodities
How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World's Best Market
Written by Jim Rogers


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 27, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7371-6 (0-8129-7371-2)

The next bull market is here. It’s not in stocks. It’s not in bonds. It’s in commodities –and some smart investors will be riding that bull to record returns in the next decade.

Before Jim Rogers hit the road to write his bestselling books Investment Biker and Adventure Capitalist, he was one... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Say Everything
How Blogging Began, What It's Becoming, and Why It Matters
Written by Scott Rosenberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45137-8 (0-307-45137-2)

Selected for Common Reading at The College of Saint Rose

Blogs are everywhere. They have exposed truths and spread rumors. Made and lost fortunes. Brought couples together and torn them apart. Toppled cabinet members and sparked grassroots movements. Immediate, intimate, and influential, they have put the power of personal publishing into... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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In an Uncertain World
Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington
Written by Robert Rubin and Jacob Weisberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 472 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 7, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75730-3 (0-375-75730-9)

From his early years in the arbitrage department at Goldman Sachs to his current position as chairman of the executive committee of Citigroup, Robert Rubin has been a major figure at the center of the American financial system. He was a key player in the longest economic expansion in U.S. history... 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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The Good Life and Its Discontents
The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement
Written by Robert J. Samuelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 30, 1997
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78152-3 (0-679-78152-8)

A New York Times Business Book Bestseller

Today Americans are wealthier, healthier, and live longer than at any previous time in our history. As a society, we have never had it so good. Yet, paradoxically, many of us have never felt so bad. For, as Robert J. Samuelson observes in this visionary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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