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The Cult of the Amateur
How blogs, MySpace, YouTube, and the rest of today's user-generated media are destroying our economy, our culture, and our values
Written by Andrew Keen


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-52081-2 (0-385-52081-6)

A polemic describing the dark consequences of the new digital economy, dubbed Web 2.0, on our culture, our
standards, and our commerce. Building on the controversial arguments he posed in a much talked-about
2-part article that ran in The Weekly Standard in February 2006, Silicon Valley dissident Andrew Keen
condemns the new digital media... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Creative Confidence
Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
Written by Tom Kelley and David Kelley


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $29.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-34936-9 (0-385-34936-X)

IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Accidental Investment Banker
Inside the Decade That Transformed Wall Street
Written by Jonathan A. Knee


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 31, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7804-9 (0-8129-7804-8)

Investment bankers used to be known as respectful of their clients, loyal to their firms, and chary of the financial system that allowed them to prosper. What happened? From his prestigious Wall Street perches at Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, Jonathan A. Knee witnessed firsthand the lavish deal-making of the freewheeling... Read more >

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MBA in a Book
Mastering Business with Attitude
Written by Joel Kurtzman, Glenn Rifkin and Victoria Griffith


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 30, 2008
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45158-3 (0-307-45158-5)

Practical ideas from the best brains in Business

A sharp, jargon-free guide to the core curriculum of an MBA program, MBA in a Book shows how to master the big ideas of business and use them in a practical way to build and enhance career success.

“In the world of business, ideas... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Living a Life that Matters

Written by Harold S. Kushner


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 20, 2002
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-72094-6 (0-385-72094-7)

Most of us need to feel that we matter in some way; perhaps this explains the high value placed on titles, corner offices, and even fleeting celebrity. But most of us also need to feel that we are good people. In this luminous yet practical book of spiritual advice, Harold Kushner... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Squandering of America
How the Failure of Our Politics Undermines Our Prosperity
Written by Robert Kuttner


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3363-8 (1-4000-3363-2)

In his past columns in Business Week, and in his present writings for The Boston Globe and The American Prospect, Robert Kuttner has established himself as a fresh thinker who is deeply concerned about how our economy, run by and for elites, leaves our society less equal and less democratic, but... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Game-Changer
How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation
Written by A.G. Lafley and Ram Charan


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-307-38173-6 (0-307-38173-0)

How you can increase and sustain organic revenue and profit growth . . . whether you’re running an entire company or in your first management job.

Over the past seven years, Procter & Gamble has tripled profits; significantly improved organic revenue growth, cash flow, and operating margins; and averaged earnings per share... Read more >

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Profiting Without Producing
How Finance Exploits Us All
Written by Costas Lapavitsas


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-78168-246-3 (1-78168-246-1)

Financialization is one of the most innovative concepts to emerge in the field of political economy during the last three decades, although there is no agreement on what exactly it is. Profiting Without Producing puts forth a distinctive view defining financialization in terms of the fundamental conduct of non-financial enterprises, banks... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Meme Wars
The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics
Written by Kalle Lasn
Edited by Adbusters


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $100.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-432-9 (1-60980-432-5)

From the editor and magazine that started and named the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy 101 is an articulation of what could be the next steps in rethinking and remaking our world that challenges and debunks many of the assumptions of neoclassical economics and brings to light a more ecological model... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Meme Wars
The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics
Edited by Kalle Lasn and Adbusters


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-473-2 (1-60980-473-2)

From the editor and magazine that started and named the Occupy Wall Street movement, Occupy 101 is an articulation of what could be the next steps in rethinking and remaking our world that challenges and debunks many of the assumptions of neoclassical economics and brings to light a more ecological model... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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The New Job Security, Revised
The 5 Best Strategies for Taking Control of Your Career
Written by Pam Lassiter


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-377-5 (1-58008-377-3)

“A must-read for those seeking growth and satisfaction in their careers.”
--Dr. Myra Hart, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School


Job security used to mean counting on a company to support you until retirement. Well, the rules have changed—companies downsize, jobs are outsourced, and pensions are eliminated as fast as the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Octopus
Sam Israel, the Secret Market, and Wall Street's Wildest Con
Written by Guy Lawson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71608-8 (0-307-71608-2)

In Octopus, Rolling Stones investigative journalist Guy Lawson tells the story of Sam Israel, the manager of the Bayou Hedge Fund, and the Ponzi scheme that brought Israel to national attention. Through a narrative that includes the CIA, Wall Street, and European aristocrats, as well as exclusive information from Israel himself... 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 Best Business Stories of the Year: 2002 Edition

Edited by Andrew Leckey and Ken Auletta


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72501-2 (0-375-72501-6)

“[The editors] cast their net wide, picking up some excellent stories from nontraditional sources that even avid readers of the business press may have missed.”–USA Today, on the 2001 edition

Series editor Andrew Leckey and guest editor Ken Auletta have scoured the print media, consulted with the editors of major business and... 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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Cut to the Chase
and 99 Other Rules to Liberate Yourself and Gain Back the Gift of Time
Written by Stuart R. Levine


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: December 26, 2006
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51620-4 (0-385-51620-7)

In CUT TO THE CHASE, CEO and consultant Stuart R. Levine reveals 100 no-nonsense rules on how to be more effective at work and make the best use of our most precious resource: our time.

Levine's answer is to simply cut to the chase. He defines successful individuals as the ones... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Take on the Street
How to Fight for Your Financial Future
Written by Arthur Levitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71402-3 (0-375-71402-2)

Investors today are being fed lies and distortions, are being exploited and neglected. In the wake of the last decade’s rush to invest by millions of households and Wall Street’s obsession with short-term performance, a culture of gamesmanship has grown among corporate management, financial analysts, brokers, and fund managers, making it... Read more >

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The Coat Route
Craft, Luxury, & Obsession on the Trail of a $50,000 Coat
Written by Meg Lukens Noonan


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6993-4 (1-4000-6993-9)

When journalist Meg Lukens Noonan learned of an unthinkably expensive, entirely handcrafted overcoat that a fourth-generation tailor had made for one of his longtime clients, she set off on an adventure to understand its provenance, and from that impulse unspooled rich and colorful stories about its components, the centuries-old bespoke industry... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Deep Leadership
Essential Insights from High-Risk Environments
Written by Joe Macinnis


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf Canada
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $25.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-36110-3 (0-307-36110-1)

In this new twist on a topic of perennial interest, Joe MacInnis shows how the leadership traits forged in extraordinary circumstances are transferrable to our everyday lives. Simply put, this is a handbook for building character.

Some people are born leaders. The rest of us find ourselves in positions where leadership... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Mindful Economics
How the U.S. Economy Works, Why it Matters, and How it Could Be Different
Written by Joel Magnuson


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 2, 2008
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-847-0 (1-58322-847-0)

Are the huge profits garnered by corporations each year a case of a few bad apples in the business world taking advantage of unmonitored dealings? Is this consolidation of wealth made at the expense of the overall economy and the wellbeing of the average citizen? Will the planet be saved by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Bonjour Laziness
Why Hard Work Doesn't Pay
Written by Corinne Maier


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9628-2 (1-4000-9628-6)

Your company wants you to be loyal. You should feel lucky–after all, your job is a privilege (think of all those who would like to have it). And you know (despite what you’ve read about Enron and WorldCom) that management has your best interests at heart. Your goal is to devote... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Trade-Off
Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don't
Written by Kevin Maney
Foreword by Jim Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 17, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52595-4 (0-385-52595-8)

A Fresh and Important New Way to Understand Why We Buy

Why did the RAZR ultimately ruin Motorola? Why does Wal-Mart dominate rural and suburban areas but falter in large cities? Why did Starbucks stumble just when it seemed unstoppable?

The answer lies in the ever-present tension between fidelity (the quality of a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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In Pursuit of Elegance
Why the Best Ideas Have Something Missing
Written by Matthew E. May
Foreword by Guy Kawasaki


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52650-0 (0-385-52650-4)

In this thought-provoking exploration of why certain events, products, and people capture our attention and imaginations, Matthew E. May examines elegance, the elusive element behind so many innovative breakthroughs in fields ranging from physics and marketing to design and popular culture. Combining unusual simplicity and surprising power, elegance is characterized by... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The End of Detroit
How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American Car Market
Written by Micheline Maynard


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 21, 2004
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50770-7 (0-385-50770-4)

In the 1990s, Detroit’s Big Three automobile companies were riding high. The introduction of the minivan and the SUV had revitalized the industry, and it was widely believed that Detroit had miraculously overcome the threat of foreign imports and regained its ascendant position. However, as business journalist Micheline Maynard makes brilliantly... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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