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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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The Fast Track Photographer Business Plan
Build a Successful Photography Venture from the Ground Up
Written by Dane Sanders
Foreword by David DuChemin


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: December 14, 2010
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-8174-0000-2 (0-8174-0000-1)

This book is a groundbreaking book by the popular author of "Fast Track Photographer". Aspiring and working photographers (as well as other creatives) can revolutionise their business with the simple, concrete strategies in this book by the popular author of "Fast Track Photographer". This book shows professional photographers how to build... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Honda Myth: The Genius and His Wake

Written by Masaaki Sato


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: December 19, 2006
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-932234-26-8 (1-932234-26-8)

Winner of the Ohya Award

From the top Japanese auto-industry journalist comes this inimatably informed account of Honda Motor Company's birth out of the ashes of World War II and subsequent rise.

Honda was the brainchild of two very different men. One, a genius engineer who never went to college but became... Read more >

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The Stop
How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement
Written by Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-349-6 (1-61219-349-8)

THE STOP has been officially selected for University of Colorado, Denver's Common Community R.E.A.D. (Research, Education, Activism and Diversity) program for 2014.

The Stop aims to revolutionize the way we combat hunger and poverty.

Since community worker Nick Saul became the executive director of The Stop in 1998, it has been... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Wealth and Power
China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
Written by Orville Schell and John Delury


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64347-0 (0-679-64347-8)

Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today’s foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country’s rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The New Digital Age
Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business
Written by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95713-9 (0-307-95713-6)

In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected—a world full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and to harness.

Eric Schmidt is one of Silicon Valley’s great leaders... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Art of the Long View

Written by Peter Schwartz


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 15, 1996
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-26732-8 (0-385-26732-0)

Schwartz, one of the world’s leading futurists, presents the tools for scenario planning originally developed within Royal Dutch/Shell. The book is based on numerous firsthand scenario exercises carried out by Schwartz with many of the world’s leading institutions and companies.

“A fascinating book about the art of unlocking fresh perspectives for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fierce Leadership
A Bold Alternative to the Worst "Best" Practices of Business Today
Written by Susan Scott


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52904-4 (0-385-52904-X)

From the author of the acclaimed book Fierce Conversations comes the antidote to some of the most wrongheaded practices of business today.

· “Provide anonymous feedback.”
· “Hire smart people.”
· “Hold people accountable.”

These are all sound, business practices, right? Not so fast, says leadership visionary and bestselling author Susan Scott. In... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Dance of Change
The challenges to sustaining momentum in a learning organization
Written by Peter M. Senge


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 16, 1999
Price: $37.50
ISBN: 978-0-385-49322-2 (0-385-49322-3)

Since Peter Senge published his groundbreaking book The Fifth Discipline, he and his associates have frequently been asked by the business community: "How do we go beyond the first steps of corporate change? How do we sustain momentum?" They know that companies and organizations cannot thrive today without learning to adapt... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook
Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization
Written by Peter M. Senge


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 20, 1994
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-47256-2 (0-385-47256-0)

The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook contains practices, approaches, and insights that Senge and his consultant colleagues have learned in applying the theory of The Fifth Discipline. It takes the five disciplines—Personal Mastery, Mental Models, Shared Vision, Team Learning, and Systems Thinking—and provides a step-by-step approach to building a learning organization. Includes exercises... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Necessary Revolution
Working Together to Create a Sustainable World
Written by Peter M. Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur and Sara Schley


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51904-5 (0-385-51904-4)

Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to heat another. Where buildings need less and less energy around the world, and where “regenerative” commercial buildings – ones that create more energy than they use – are being designed. A world in which environmentally sound... Read more >

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The Necessary Revolution
How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World
Written by Peter M. Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur and Sara Schley


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51901-4 (0-385-51901-X)

Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to heat another. Where buildings need less and less energy around the world, and where “regenerative” commercial buildings – ones that create more energy than they use – are being designed. A world in which environmentally sound... Read more >

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The Cathedral Within
Transforming Your Life by Giving Something Back
Written by Bill Shore


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75829-4 (0-375-75829-1)

In this wise and inspiring book, social entrepreneur Bill Shore shows us how to make the most of life and do something that counts. Like the cathedral builders of an earlier time, the visionaries described in this memoir share a single desire: to create something that endures. The extraordinary people Shore... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How Much is Enough?
Money and the Good Life
Written by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-507-5 (1-59051-507-2)

What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that many asked themselves when the financial system crashed in 2008. This book tackles such questions head-on.

In 1930, the great economist... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Upside
The 7 Strategies for Turning Big Threats into Growth Breakthroughs
Written by Adrian J. Slywotzky and Karl Weber


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-35101-2 (0-307-35101-7)

The world is moving so quickly that every business in every industry faces big threats. The music business is the victim of a technology shift; GM and Ford face customer shifts as the preferences and demographics of car buyers change; publishing, pharmaceuticals, and the movies make bets on blockbuster projects that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Money Game

Written by Adam Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1976
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-394-72103-3 (0-394-72103-9)

“The best book about the stock market and all that goes with it.” —New York Times Book Review

“Adam Smith is a veteran observer and commentator on the events and people of Wall Street. . . . His thorough knowledge of financial affairs gives his observations a great degree of authenticity. But... Read more >

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Who Stole the American Dream?

Written by Hedrick Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8205-3 (0-8129-8205-3)

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith’s new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas.

In his bestselling The Russians, Smith took millions of readers inside the Soviet Union. In The Power Game, he... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Grow
How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World's Greatest Companies
Written by Jim Stengel


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 27, 2011
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-72035-1 (0-307-72035-7)

Ten years of research uncover the secret source of growth and profit …

Those who center their business on improving people’s lives have a growth rate triple that of competitors and outperform the market by a huge margin. They dominate their categories, create new categories and maximize profit in the long term.

Pulling... Read more >
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Buying Time
The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism
Written by Wolfgang Streeck


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-548-8 (1-78168-548-7)

The financial and economic crisis that began in 2008 still has the world on tenterhooks. The gravity of the situation is matched by a general paucity of understanding about what is happening and how it started. 

In this book, based on his 2012 Adorno Lectures given in Frankfurt, Wolfgang Streeck places the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Make the Impossible Possible
One Man's Crusade to Inspire Others to Dream Bigger and Achieve the Extraordinary
Written by Bill Strickland and Vince Rause


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52055-3 (0-385-52055-7)

Selected for Common Reading
* Frank Phillips College
* Indiana University Pennsylvania
* Juniata College
* Kendall College
* Mt. Union College
* North Dakota State University
* Penn State-New Kensington
* Purdue University
* University of Southern Indiana
* Voorhees College
* Winthrop University


Commencement Address
Bill Strickland is scheduled to give 2010 Commencement Address at:
*Babson College
*Marywood University
*West... Read more >
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The Leadership Dojo
Build Your Foundation as an Exemplary Leader
Written by Richard Strozzi-Heckler
Foreword by Richard Leider


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Frog Books
On Sale: September 4, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58394-201-7 (1-58394-201-7)

History is filled with accounts of great leaders, but how did they become so? Written for emergent leaders in any endeavor, this new work from renowned consultant Richard Strozzi-Heckler offers a new approach to leadership. The first book of its kind to base business and management strength on integral body awareness... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Scaling Up Excellence
Getting to More Without Settling for Less
Written by Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34702-0 (0-385-34702-2)

Scaling Up Excellence shows what it takes to build and uncover pockets of exemplary performance, spread those splendid deeds, and as an organization grows bigger and older-- rather than slipping toward mediocrity or worse-- recharge it with better ways of doing the work at hand. Bestselling author Robert Sutton and his... Read more >

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There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere
The AOL Time Warner Debacle and the Quest for the Digital Future
Written by Kara Swisher


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 26, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4964-6 (1-4000-4964-4)

Complete with new revelations and on-the-record interviews with key players, There Must Be a Pony in Here Somewhere is the first detailed examination of the merger’s aftermath by journalist Kara Swisher.

On a quest to discover how the deal of the century became the messiest merger in history, Swisher delivers an engaging... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Antifragile
Things That Gain from Disorder
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 27, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6782-4 (1-4000-6782-0)

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost thinkers of our time, reveals how to thrive in an uncertain world.

Just as human bones get stronger when subjected to stress and tension, and rumors or riots intensify when someone tries to repress them, many things... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Black Swan: Second Edition
The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility"
Written by Nassim Nicholas Taleb


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7381-5 (0-8129-7381-X)

Selected for Wellesley Reads 2010

A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The astonishing success of Google was a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
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