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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: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 17, 2007
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6351-2 (1-4000-6351-5)

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 trade paperback.

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What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business
The Myths, the Secrets, the Lies (& a Few Truths)
Written by Peter M. Thall


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Billboard Books
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $21.99
ISBN: 978-0-8230-0708-0 (0-8230-0708-1)

This completely revised and expanded edition of What They'll Never Tell You About the Music Business is a must-have reference not only for aspiring songwriters, record producers, and performing artists but also for record company executives, personal and business managers, agents, and attorneys. You’ll learn:

*How the Internet has affected every... Read more >

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Revolutionary Wealth
How it will be created and how it will change our lives
Written by Alvin Toffler and Heidi Toffler


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $17.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-52207-6 (0-385-52207-X)

Since the mid-1960s, Alvin and Heidi Toffler have predicted the far-reaching impact of emerging technological, economic, and social developments on our businesses, governments, families, and daily lives. In REVOLUTIONARY WEALTH, they once again demonstrate their unparalleled ability to illuminate current trends and anticipate what they mean for the future.

REVOLUTIONARY WEALTH... Read more >

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Trump: The Way to the Top
The Best Business Advice I Ever Received
Written by Donald J. Trump


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 18, 2004
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5016-1 (1-4000-5016-2)

Donald Trump has asked many of the brightest, most successful businesspeople he knows—and some he doesn't know—to answer this question: What's the best business advice you ever received? The result is a compelling resource of wisdom and wit that reveals how some of the most accomplished people conduct their personal and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Getting Past No
Negotiating in Difficult Situations
Written by William Ury


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 1993
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37131-4 (0-553-37131-2)

Ury, co-founder and Associate Director of Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, has developed a proven, breakthrough strategy for turning adversaries into negotiating partners. With a practical five-step method, Getting Past No shows students how to: disarm an angry adversary and break through his resistance, stand up for yourself without provoking... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audio CD, abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Financially Fearless
The LearnVest Program for Taking Control of Your Money
Written by Alexa von Tobel


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 31, 2013
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-34761-7 (0-385-34761-8)

A financial planning guide for today’s mobile, social generation, Financially Fearless shows students how to manage their money with the same ease as managing their social life. Alexa von Tobel, Certified Financial Planner, Founder and CEO of the critically acclaimed financial planning company LearnVest, teaches students to create a game plan...

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Unthink
Rediscover Your Creative Genius
Written by Erik Wahl


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3400-7 (0-7704-3400-2)

In the tradition of A Whole New Mind and The War of Art, graffiti artist and corporate thought leader, Erik Wahl explores the power of creativity to achieve superior performance.

Unthink
is a book that will inspire student to realize that they are capable of expanding their creative abilities. Innovation is not... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sam Walton
Made In America
Written by Sam Walton
Contribution by John Huey


Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 1, 1993
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-56283-5 (0-553-56283-5)

Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. The undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch. Here... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Harvest the Wind
America's Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability
Written by Philip Warburg


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0107-3 (0-8070-0107-4)

Winds sweeping across the Great Plains once robbed the Farm Belt of its future, stripping away overworked topsoil and creating the dreaded Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Today, those winds are bringing new hope to the declining rural communities of the central United States. Nowhere is wind’s promise more palpable than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Deadly Monopolies
The Shocking Corporate Takeover of Life Itself--And the Consequences for Your Health and Our Medical Future
Written by Harriet A. Washington


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3123-6 (0-7679-3123-8)

From the award-winning author of Medical Apartheid, an exposé of the rush to own and exploit the raw materials of life—including yours.

Think your body is your own to control and dispose of as you wish? Think again. The United States Patent Office has granted at least 40,000 patents on genes controlling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Everything Is Obvious
How Common Sense Fails Us
Written by Duncan J. Watts


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95179-3 (0-307-95179-0)

Why is the Mona Lisa the most famous painting in the world? Why did Facebook succeed when other social networking sites failed? Did the surge in Iraq really lead to less violence? How much can CEO’s impact the performance of their companies? And does higher pay incentivize people to work hard?

If... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The History of Money

Written by Jack Weatherford


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: March 10, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80172-7 (0-609-80172-4)

In his most widely appealing book yet, cultural anthropologist Jack Weatherford traces our relationship with money. From primitive man's cowrie shells to the electronic cash card, from the markets of Timbuktu to the New York Stock Exchange, The History of Money explores how money and the myriad forms of exchange have... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In FED We Trust
Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic
Written by David Wessel


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 3, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45969-5 (0-307-45969-1)

“Whatever it takes...”

That was Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s vow as the worst financial panic in more than fifty years gripped the world and he struggled to avoid the once unthinkable: a repeat of the Great Depression. Brilliant but temperamentally cautious, Bernanke researched and wrote about the causes of the Depression... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Red Ink
Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget
Written by David Wessel


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3616-2 (0-7704-3616-1)

David Wessel, the Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, columnist, and bestselling author of In Fed We Trust, dissects a topic—the federal budget—that is fiercely debated today in the halls of Congress and the media, and yet is misunderstood by the American public.

In a sweeping narrative about the people and the politics behind the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Integrity Selling for the 21st Century
How to Sell the Way People Want to Buy
Written by Ron Willingham


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 17, 2003
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50956-5 (0-385-50956-1)

Since the publication of Ron Willingham’s enormously successful first book, Integrity Selling, his sales program has been adopted by dozens of Fortune 500 companies, such as Johnson & Johnson and IBM, as well as the American Red Cross and the New York Times. In his new book, Integrity Selling for the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Master Switch
The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
Written by Tim Wu


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39099-8 (0-307-39099-3)

A New Yorker and Fortune Best Book of the Year

It is easy to forget that every development in the history of the American information industry—from the telephone to radio to film—once existed in an open and chaotic marketplace inhabited by entrepreneurs and utopians, just as the Internet does today. Each of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Master Switch
The Rise and Fall of Information Empires
Written by Tim Wu


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26993-5 (0-307-26993-0)

A secret history of the industrial wars behind the rise and fall of the twentieth century’s great information empires—Hollywood, the broadcast networks, and AT&T—asking one big question: Could history repeat itself, with one giant entity taking control of American information?

Most consider the Internet Age to be a moment of unprecedented freedom... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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