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Trying Not to Try
The Art and Science of Spontaneity
Written by Edward Slingerland


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3761-9 (0-7704-3761-3)

Why is it always so hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or to relax into a productive writing zone? In every case, striving seems to backfire. In Trying Not to Try, Edward Slingerland explores the power of spontaneity—a state valued by early Chinese thinkers that modern cognitive... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, 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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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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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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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 >
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The Entertainment Economy
How Mega-Media Forces Are Transforming Our Lives
Written by Michael Wolf


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 1, 2003
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5186-1 (1-4000-5186-X)

From Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan through Nicholas Negroponte's Being Digital, books that have shown us the clearest vision of the future have been those that recognize the central role of mass media.

In The Entertainment Economy, Michael J. Wolf, the industry's most in-demand strategist, demonstrates that media and entertainment have... Read more >
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