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The Second World
How Emerging Powers Are Redefining Global Competition in the Twenty-first Century
Written by Parag Khanna


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7984-8 (0-8129-7984-2)

In The Second World, scholar Parag Khanna, chosen as one of Esquire’s 75 Most Influential People of the Twenty-First Century, reveals how America’s future depends on its ability to compete with the European Union and China to forge relationships with the Second World, the pivotal regions of Eastern Europe, Central Asia... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Land of Desire
Merchants, Power, and the Rise of a New American Culture
Written by William R. Leach


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 6, 1994
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75411-4 (0-679-75411-3)

Finalist for the National Book Award

Land of Desire tells the story of a fundamental transformation in the culture and economy of America—the rise of mass-market consumerism and the attendant shift to a society preoccupied with consumption, well-being, luxury, and acquisition. Tracing the ascendancy of mass-market culture from its beginnings in the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Management in Ten Words
Practical Advice from the Man Who Created One of the World's Largest Retailers
Written by Terry Leahy


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3569-1 (0-7704-3569-6)

The meteoric rise of UK supermarket chain Tesco from humble beginnings to its current status as one of the largest retailers in the world can be largely credited to one man—its recently departed CEO, Terry Leahy. Leahy’s unflagging drive and commitment to progress, his no-nonsense approach to leadership, and his visionary... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Third Rail
Confronting Our Pension Failures
Written by Jim Leech and Jacquie McNish


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Signal
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-4663-6 (0-7710-4663-4)

Over the next 20 years more than 7 million Canadian workers will retire. Baby boomers, the 45- to 65-year-olds who account for 42% of the country’s workforce, will join the largest job exodus in Canadian history, moving to the promised land of retirement. Unless our crumbling pension system is reformed, many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Future of Ideas
The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World
Written by Lawrence Lessig


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 22, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72644-6 (0-375-72644-6)

The Internet revolution has come. Some say it has gone. In The Future of Ideas, Lawrence Lessig explains how the revolution has produced a counterrevolution of potentially devastating power and effect. Creativity once flourished because the Net protected a commons on which widest range of innovators could experiment. But now, manipulating... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In Spite of the Gods
The Rise of Modern India
Written by Edward Luce


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7977-3 (1-4000-7977-2)

As the world's largest democracy and a rising international economic power, India has long been heralded for its great strides in technology and trade. Yet it is also plagued by poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, and a vast array of other social and economic issues.

Here, noted journalist and former Financial Times South... 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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A Future Perfect
The Challenge and Promise of Globalization
Written by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 11, 2003
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6680-0 (0-8129-6680-5)

A Future Perfect is a comprehensive examination of the most important revolution of our time—globalization—and how it will continue to change world economies, governments, and individual's lives.

Addressing questions posed by globalization's critics and proponents, Micklethwait and Wooldridge examine topics such as: Do businesses benefit from going global? Are we creating winner-take-all... 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: 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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Illicit
How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy
Written by Moises Naim


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7884-4 (1-4000-7884-9)

Pick up a newspaper anywhere, any day, and you will find reports of illegal migrants, drug busts, smuggled weapons, and laundered money or counterfeit goods. Illicit trades are booming and so are the traffickers’ revenues—and their political influence. Hamstrung bureaucracies in rich and poor countries alike are losing the battles against... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 4, 2012
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-431-2 (1-60980-431-7)

With the end of the Cold War, it was believed that Western capitalism had finally triumphed over Communism. In Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists than We Do, Napoleoni argues just the opposite: we are now witnessing capitalism’s decline and the victory of “communism with a profit motive.” Maonomics charts... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Terrorism and the Economy
How the War on Terror is Bankrupting the World
Written by Loretta Napoleoni


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-895-1 (1-58322-895-0)

Economist and best-selling author Loretta Napoleoni traces the link between the finances of the war on terror and the global economic crisis, finding connections from Dubai to London to Las Vegas that politicians and the media have at best ignored. In launching military and propaganda wars in the Middle East, America... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Story of My People

Written by Edoardo Nesi


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-554-9 (1-59051-554-4)

Winner - 2011 Strega Prize

Starting from his family’s textile factory in Prato, Tuscany, Edoardo Nesi examines the recent shifts in Italy’s manufacturing industry. Only one generation ago, Prato was a thriving industrial center that prided itself on craftsmanship and quality. But during the last decade, cheaply made goods–produced overseas or in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Stealth of Nations
The Global Rise of the Informal Economy
Written by Robert Neuwirth


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27998-9 (0-307-27998-7)

An eye-opening account of the informal economy around the globe, Stealth of Nations traces the history and reach of unregulated markets, and explains the unwritten rules that govern them.

Journalist Robert Neuwirth joins globe-trotting Nigerians who sell Chinese cell phones and laid-off San Franciscans who use Twitter to market street food... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Boeing versus Airbus
The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business
Written by John Newhouse


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7872-1 (1-4000-7872-5)

From the author of the classic study of the aviation industry, The Sporty Game, a new book that chronicles the high-stakes rivalry between the world’s two largest aircraft manufacturers—companies that will bet the house on a single airplane.

Long one of America’s most successful and admired corporations—and its biggest exporter—Boeing struggled to... Read more >

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0341-1 (0-8070-0341-7)

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 hardcover.

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Property and Freedom

Written by Richard Pipes


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 13, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70447-5 (0-375-70447-7)

Richard Pipes, Harvard scholar and historian of the Russian Revolution, brings his remarkable erudition to an exploration of a wide range of national and political systems to demonstrate persuasively that private ownership has served over the centuries to limit the power of the state and enable democratic institutions to evolve and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Work of Nations
Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalis
Written by Robert B. Reich


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1992
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73615-8 (0-679-73615-8)

There is no longer such a thing as an American economy, says Robert Reich at the beginning of this brilliant book. What does it mean to be a nation when money, goods, and services know no borders? What skills will be the most valuable in the coming century? And how can... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Bull in China
Investing Profitably in the World's Greatest Market
Written by Jim Rogers


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7748-6 (0-8129-7748-3)

If the twentieth century was the American century, then the twenty-first century belongs to China.

In A Bull in China, students will learn which industries offer the newest and best opportunities, from power, energy, and agriculture to tourism, water, and infrastructure. Rogers demystifies the state policies that are driving earnings and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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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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Fast Boat to China
High-Tech Outsourcing and the Consequences of Free Trade: Lessons from Shanghai
Written by Andrew Ross


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9554-4 (1-4000-9554-9)

Most Americans today are aware that jobs are being outsourced to China, India, and other nations at an alarming rate. From factory jobs to white-collar, high-tech positions, the exporting of labor is one of the most controversial issues in America.

Yet few people know much about the other end — about the... 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 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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Development as Freedom

Written by Amartya Sen


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 15, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72027-4 (0-385-72027-0)

Development as Freedom is a general exposition of the economic ideas and analyses of Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. This brilliant and indispensable treatise compellingly analyzes the nature of contemporary economic development from the perspective of human freedom.

Freedom, Sen persuasively argues, is at once... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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