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The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Written by Charles Duhigg


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6928-6 (1-4000-6928-9)

Selected for common reading at Babson College

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover, have fundamentally changed.

Marketers at Procter... Read more >

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The Progress Paradox
How Life Gets Better While People Feel Worse
Written by Gregg Easterbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7303-7 (0-8129-7303-8)

In The Progress Paradox, Gregg Easterbrook draws upon three decades of wide-ranging research and thinking to make the persuasive assertion that almost all aspects of Western life have vastly improved in the past century--yet today, according to research and anecdotal evidence, most men and women feel less 'happy' than in previous... Read more >

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Sonic Boom
A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the New Global Economy
Written by Gregg Easterbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7413-3 (0-8129-7413-1)

What can a spell-checker tell you about economic trends? Why is the world’s supply of ideas about to double? What did America get right in the nineteenth century that it’s getting wrong in the twenty-first? If Karl Marx were alive today, would he be hosting a show on Fox News?

These are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Conspiracy of Fools
A True Story
Written by Kurt Eichenwald


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 27, 2005
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1179-5 (0-7679-1179-2)

One of BusinessWeek's Top 10 Business Books of 2005

In late 2001, the Enron Corporation imploded virtually overnight, leaving vast wreckage in its wake and sparking a criminal investigation that would last for years. But for all that has been written about the Enron debacle, no one has yet to a full... Read more >

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Serpent on the Rock

Written by Kurt Eichenwald


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 27, 2005
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2384-2 (0-7679-2384-7)

A real-life thriller—the story of kickbacks and payoffs, of shady deals struck in secret with known felons; a story in which half a million people lose enormous sums—some their life’s savings—in the largest securities fraud of the 1980s, with names like Onassis and Bush numbered among the victims. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Beginner's Guide to the World Economy
Eighty-one Basic Economic Concepts That Will Change the Way You See the World
Written by Randy Charles Epping


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72579-1 (0-375-72579-2)

In the past decade of rapid change in the world economy, Randy Charles Epping’s Beginner’s Guide to the World Economy has been the most reliable tool for keeping track of what’s happening. The third edition updates the information in previous editions and explains many new concepts.

What is the new economy? What... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Hollywood Economist 2.0
The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies
Written by Edward Jay Epstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-050-1 (1-61219-050-2)

A fully revised edition of the popular guide to Hollywood finances, updated to reflect even newer films and trends

A fast-and-dirty guide to the financial world behind the movies, The Hollywood Economist was a surprise hit last year. Now Edward Jay Epstein has updated his look into the dazzlingly complicated economics of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated
And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time
Written by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34665-8 (0-385-34665-4)

In Never Eat Alone, Keith Ferrazzi lays out the specific steps—and inner mindset—he uses to reach out to connect with the thousands of colleagues, friends, and associates on his Rolodex, people he has helped and who have helped him.

The son of a small-town steelworker and a cleaning lady, Ferrazzi first used... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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"They're Bankrupting Us!"
And 20 Other Myths about Unions
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0332-9 (0-8070-0332-8)

From Wisconsin to Washington, DC, the claims are made: unions are responsible for budget deficits, and their members are overpaid and enjoy cushy benefits. The only way to save the American economy, pundits claim, is to weaken the labor movement, strip workers of collective bargaining rights, and champion private industry. In... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Remote
Office Not Required
Written by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3750-8 (0-8041-3750-1)

Today, the new work paradigm is "move work to the workers, rather than workers to the workplace." According to Reuters, one in five global workers telecommutes frequently and nearly ten percent work from home every day. A full 60% wish they had a flexible work option.

This "work from home" trend is... Read more >

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Rework

Written by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-46374-6 (0-307-46374-5)

Rework shows a better, faster, easier way to succeed in business by outlining why plans are actually harmful, why outside investors are unnecessary, and why ignoring the competition is key. Ultimately, trailblazing entrepreneurs Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, outline the ways in which business requires less than one would think... Read more >

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The Inner Game of Work
Focus, Learning, Pleasure, and Mobility in the Workplace
Written by W. Timothy Gallwey


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75817-1 (0-375-75817-8)

Do you think it's possible to truly enjoy your job? No matter what it is or where you are? Timothy Gallwey does, and in this groundbreaking book he tells you how to overcome the inner obstacles that sabotage your efforts to be your best on the job.

Timothy Gallwey burst upon the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sex and Real Estate
Why We Love Houses
Written by Marjorie Garber


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 18, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72039-7 (0-385-72039-4)

Real estate has become a form of “yuppie pornography.” Hopes of summer romance have given way to hopes of summer homes, and fantasies of Romeo have been replaced by fantasies of remodeling. Even real estate ads are flirtatious in their offers of bedrooms that are sensuous and sinks that are seductive... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Down the Up Escalator
How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession
Written by Barbara Garson


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53274-7 (0-385-53274-1)

One of our most incisive and committed journalists—author of the classic All the Livelong Day—shows us the real human cost of our economic follies.

The Great Recession has thrown huge economic challenges at almost all Americans save the superaffluent few, and we are only now beginning to reckon up the human... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci
Seven Steps to Genius Every Day
Written by Michael J. Gelb


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: February 8, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-440-50827-4 (0-440-50827-4)

Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind. Michael Gelb's How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci is an inspiring and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Shift
Inside Nissan's Historic Revival
Written by Carlos Ghosn


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 28, 2004
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51290-9 (0-385-51290-2)

In Shift, Carlos Ghosn, the brilliant, audacious, and widely admired CEO of Nissan, recounts how he took the reins of the nearly bankrupt Japanese automotive company and achieved one of the most remarkable turnarounds in automotive—and corporate—history.

When Carlos Ghosn (pronounced like “phone”) was named COO of Nissan in 1999, the company... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Making Of Global Capitalism
The Political Economy Of American Empire
Written by Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-136-7 (1-78168-136-8)

The all-encompassing embrace of world capitalism at the beginning of the twenty-first century was generally attributed to the superiority of competitive markets. Globalization had appeared to be the natural outcome of this unstoppable process. But today, with global markets roiling and increasingly reliant on state intervention to stay afloat, it has... Read more >

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DarkMarket
How Hackers Became the New Mafia
Written by Misha Glenny


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47644-9 (0-307-47644-8)

In this fascinating and compelling book—a must-read for anyone who owns a computer—Misha Glenny exposes our governments’ multi-billion-dollar war against an ever-morphing, super smart new breed of criminal: the hacker.

The benefits of living in a digital, globalized society are enormous; so too are the dangers. We bank online, shop online... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Catastrophic Care
Why Everything We Think We Know about Health Care Is Wrong
Written by David Goldhill


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80273-6 (0-345-80273-X)

In 2007 David Goldhill’s father died from infections acquired in a well-regarded New York hospital. The bill, for several hundred thousand dollars, was paid by Medicare. Angered, Goldhill became determined to understand how it was possible that well-trained personnel equipped with world-class technologies could be responsible for such inexcusable carelessness—and how... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Mission in a Bottle
The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently--and Succeeding
Written by Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff
Illustrated by Sungyoon Choi


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3749-7 (0-7704-3749-4)

The cofounders of Honest Tea tell the engaging story of how they created and built a mission-driven business, offering a wealth of insights and advice to entrepreneurs, would-be entrepreneurs, and millions of Honest Tea drinkers about the challenges and hurdles of creating a successful business--and the importance of perseverance and creative... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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'Isms & 'Ologies
All the movements, ideologies and doctrines that have shaped our world
Written by Arthur Goldwag


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27907-1 (0-307-27907-3)

From Platonism to New Historicism, humankind is constantly coming up with fresh schools of thought to help explain (or at least describe) the mysterious world around us. Here is the ultimate guide to over 450 of the most significant intellectual terms, movements, and religions that help shape the society we live... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ecological Intelligence
The Hidden Impacts of What We Buy
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-52783-5 (0-385-52783-7)

Virginia Tech has selected Ecological Intelligence for its 2009-2010 Common Book Project.

“The theme of ecological awareness and environmental sustainability emerged as we considered a variety of books. The selection committee felt that such a theme would offer many options for engagement and use of the book across all colleges and disciplines... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Working with Emotional Intelligence

Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 4, 2000
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37858-0 (0-553-37858-9)

“We are being judged by a new yardstick: not just how smart we are, or by our training and expertise, but also by how well we handle ourselves and each other.”—Daniel Goleman

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, draws on his in-depth research and unparalleled access to business leaders around the world... Read more >

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The Future
Six Drivers of Global Change
Written by Al Gore


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8289-3 (0-8129-8289-4)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From the former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes An Inconvenient Truth for everything—a frank and clear-eyed assessment of six critical drivers of global change in the decades to come.

Ours is a time of revolutionary change that has no precedent in history. With the... Read more >

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Faith and Fortune
How Compassionate Capitalism Is Transforming American Business
Written by Marc Gunther


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: November 22, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4894-6 (1-4000-4894-X)

Lately the headlines have delivered dispiriting news about wrongdoing and scandal in business. But behind the headlines lies a surprising, untold story: Corporate America is changing for the better. Faith and Fortune tells the stories of the extraordinary people who are leading the way and the admirable companies they have built... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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