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Sun-Tzu: The Art of Warfare

Written by Roger T. Ames


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: March 2, 1993
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-36239-1 (0-345-36239-X)

In 1973, an excavation at a noble's tomb in Mawangdui, China, uncovered a collection of ancient Chinese brush-written silk texts buried in 168 B.C.   These texts included the ancient versions of the long lost cornerstones of Chinese culture, philosophy and military strategy.

This new translation of a well-known Chinese classic contains... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Three Blind Mice
How the TV Networks Lost Their Way
Written by Ken Auletta


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 1992
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74135-0 (0-679-74135-6)

Auletta chronicles the revolution in American business and popular culture that was the story of network television in the 1980s: the big three networks lost a third of their audience and more than half of their annual profits, while takeovers and coups turned NBC and ABC into assets of two megacorporations... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Meditations
A New Translation
Written by Marcus Aurelius
Translated by Gregory Hays


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-64260-2 (0-679-64260-9)

Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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The Servant Leader
How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great Morale, and Improve Bottom-Line Performance
Written by James A. Autry


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: November 30, 2004
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5473-2 (1-4000-5473-7)

In The Servant Leader, Former Fortune 500 executive James A. Autry argues that a mangement style he dubs "servant leadership" offers a set of skills and ideals that will help leaders nurture the needs and goals of those who look to them for leadership. The result, he maintains, is a more... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Powerful Medicines
The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3078-1 (1-4000-3078-1)

If you believe that the latest blockbuster medication is worth a premium price over your generic brand, or that doctors have access to all the information they need about a drug’s safety and effectiveness each time they write a prescription, Dr. Jerry Avorn has some sobering news. Drawing on more than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Women Don't Ask
The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation--and Positive Strategies for Change
Written by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: February 27, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38387-4 (0-553-38387-6)

By neglecting to negotiate her starting salary for her first job, a woman may sacrifice over half a million dollars in earnings by the end of her career. Yet, as research reveals, men are four times more likely to ask for higher pay than are women with the same qualifications. From... Read more >

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Managing Up
How to Forge an Effective Relationship With Those Above You
Written by Rosanne Badowski and Roger Gittines


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 19, 2004
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-50773-8 (0-385-50773-9)

In Managing Up Rosanne Badowski offers a straightforward, entertaining, no-holds-barred account of what it takes to make your relationship with your boss work to your advantage, no matter where you stand in the corporate hierarchy.

Told through rich, colorful anecdotes about her years spent working with one of the smartest, most... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The 10 Laws of Enduring Success

Written by Maria Bartiromo and Catherine Whitney


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45253-5 (0-307-45253-0)

In THE 10 LAWS OF ENDURING SUCCESS, Maria Bartiromo offers a candid look at her life and career, sharing what she learned from her close-knit family and her upbringing, along with insight gained from pivotal moments in her professional life.
Bartiromo synthesizes her hard-earned wisdom with important lessons she’s learned interacting daily... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What Made jack welch JACK WELCH
How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders
Written by Stephen H. Baum and Dave Conti


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-33720-7 (0-307-33720-0)

Surprisingly, it’s not about education or pedigree or even native smarts. Most of us are like jack welch, who started life as a lowercase guy, the son of a railroad conductor, but went on to become the most celebrated and successful executive of recent years. Sure, Jack Welch—and lots of other... Read more >
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Predatory Marketing

Written by C. Britt Beemer and Robert L. Shook


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 5, 1998
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0189-5 (0-7679-0189-4)

What do shoppers dislike most about shopping? What's the most common reason customers are turned off by ads? Which recent technology ranks highest as a consumer pet peeve? As founder and chairman of America's Research Group, Britt Beemer has spent the past two decades researching questions like these and learning how... Read more >

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The System
The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football
Written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53661-5 (0-385-53661-5)

An explosive and revelatory portrait reported from deep behind the scenes of big-time NCAA football: the passion, the thrilling action—and the shocking realities that lie beneath this colossal, multibillion-dollar business

College football has never been more popular, or more chaotic. Millions fill 100,000-seat stadiums every Saturday; tens of millions more watch every... Read more >

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How We Compete
What Companies Around the World Are Doing to Make it in Today's Global Economy
Written by Suzanne Berger


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 27, 2005
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-385-51359-3 (0-385-51359-3)

Based on a five-year study by the MIT Industrial Performance Center, How We Compete goes into the trenches of over 500 international companies to discover which practices are succeeding in today’s global economy, which are failing –and why.
There is a rising fear in America that no job is safe. In industry... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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HumanKind

Written by Tom Bernardin and Mark Tutssel


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: powerHouse Books
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-57687-549-0 (1-57687-549-0)

In 2009 for “Earth Hour,” Leo Burnett moved over a billion people to action–that’s slightly more than one out of every seven people on the planet, the largest mass participation event ever.

For the first time in Leo Burnett’s history, the company responsible for building some of the most beloved and popular... Read more >

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Basic Black
The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life)
Written by Cathie Black


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 23, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-35110-4 (0-307-35110-6)

Cathie Black is the wise, funny mentor that every woman dreams of having. She was a pioneer in advertising sales at a time when women didn’t sell; served as president and publisher of the fledgling USA Today; and, in her current position as the president of Hearst Magazines, persuaded Oprah to... Read more >

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Execution
The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Written by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan and Charles Burck


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 4, 2002
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-609-61057-2 (0-609-61057-0)

The book that shows how to get the job done and deliver results . . . whether you’re running an entire company or in your first management job

Larry Bossidy is one of the world’s most acclaimed CEOs, a man with few peers who has a track record for delivering results. Ram... Read more >

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8 Patterns of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs

Written by Brent Bowers


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 19, 2007
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-51547-4 (0-385-51547-2)

“As unique as it is valuable, [8 Patterns of Highly Effective Entrepreneurs] achieves where so many business books fail. It provides practical advice for individuals . . . [I]t delivers what few business books ever aspire to achieve—wisdom regarding business and decision making, within a special context: start-up firms.”
—From the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Chaos Imperative
How Chance and Disruption Increase Innovation, Effectiveness, and Success
Written by Ori Brafman and Judah Pollack


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88667-5 (0-307-88667-0)

In the bestselling tradition of Switch and Made to Stick, Ori Brafman (author of Sway, The Starfish and the Spider and Click) reveals how organizations can drive growth and profits by allowing contained chaos and disruption the space to flourish, generating new ideas that trigger innovation. In The Chaos Imperative, organizational... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Collaborate or Perish!
Reaching Across Boundaries in a Networked World
Written by William Bratton and Zachary Tumin


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59239-2 (0-307-59239-1)

In Collaborate or Perish! former Los Angeles police chief and New York police commissioner William Bratton and Harvard Kennedy School’s Zachary Tumin lay out a field-tested playbook for collaborating across the boundaries of our networked world. Today, when everyone is connected, collaboration is the game changer. Agencies and firms, citizens and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Fast Future
How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping our World
Written by David D. Burstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3322-7 (0-8070-3322-7)

They’ve been called trophy kids, entitled, narcissistic, the worst employees in history, and even the dumbest generation. But, argues David Burstein, the millennial generation’s unique blend of civic idealism and savvy pragmatism will enable us to overcome a deeply divided nation facing economic and environmental calamities.

With eighty-million millennials (people who are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Heroz
Empower Yourself, Your Coworkers, Your Company
Written by William Byham and Jeff Cox


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 18, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90958-4 (0-449-90958-1)

From better decision-making to improved teamwork, the authors present proven, step-by-step techniques for surviving—and thriving—in today’s complex workplace. Read more >

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Zapp! The Lightning of Empowerment
How to Improve Quality, Productivity, and Employee Satisfaction
Written by William Byham and Jeff Cox


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: November 11, 1997
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-00282-7 (0-449-00282-9)

This groundbreaking bestseller shows managers how to revitalize their companies from the ground up, with motivational strategies that encourage employees to take responsibility, use their creativity, and develop a sense of pride in their work.

An accessible guide for the successful managers of tomorrow. Read more >

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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35215-6 (0-307-35215-3)

An ALA Notable Book of 2012
Named a "Best Book of 2012" by Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal
Selected for Common Reading at Case Western Reserve University and Rice University

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent... Read more >

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Quiet
The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Written by Susan Cain


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-35214-9 (0-307-35214-5)

Library Journal Best Books of 2012
Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2012

At least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking, reading to partying; who invent and create but prefer not to pitch their own ideas; who favor working on their own... Read more >

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Start with No
The Negotiating Tools That the Pros Don't Want You to Know
Written by Jim Camp


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-60800-5 (0-609-60800-2)

Think win-win is the best way to make the deal? Think again. It’s the worst possible way to get the best deal. This is the dirty little secret of corporate America.

For years now, win-win has been the paradigm for business negotiation—the “fair” way for all concerned. But don’t believe it. Today... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Leader's Code
Mission, Character, Service, and Getting the Job Done
Written by Donovan Campbell


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9293-9 (0-8129-9293-8)

What does it take to be a great leader? In a word: character. This unique book by decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran Donovan Campbell, the New York Times bestselling author of Joker One, draws on his years of training and combat experience to reveal the specific virtues that underpin effective leadership—and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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