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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas Piketty
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What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But... (read more)

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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
by Sheryl Sandberg
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Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the... (read more)

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Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life Without Losing Its Soul
by Howard Schultz
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In this #1 New York Times bestseller, the CEO of Starbucks recounts the story and leadership lessons behind the global coffee companys comeback  In 2008, Howard Schultz decided to return as the CEO of Starbucks to help restore its financial health... (read more)

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Flash Boys
Flash Boys
by Michael Lewis
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Lewis yet again pens an investigative and insightful story of money and finance, proving once more his skill at capturing what defines our era.... (read more)

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Fourth Revolution: the Global Race To Reinvent the State (14 Edition)
Fourth Revolution: the Global Race To Reinvent the State (14 Edition)
by Micklethwait J
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From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionaryand#160;argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than theand#160;fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state Dysfunctional government: Itand#8217;s... (read more)

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Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Updated Edition)
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (Updated Edition)
by Anthony Bourdain
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When Chef Anthony Bourdain wrote "Don't Eat Before You Read This" in The New Yorker, he spared no one's appetite, revealing what goes on behind the kitchen door. In Kitchen Confidential, he expanded that appetizer into a deliciously funny, delectable... (read more)

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For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History
For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History
by Sarah Rose
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"If ever there was a book to read in the company of a nice cuppa, this is it." -The Washington Post In the dramatic story of one of the greatest acts of corporate espionage ever committed, Sarah Rose recounts the fascinating, unlikely circumstances... (read more)

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Why Nations Fail: the Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty (13 Edition)
Why Nations Fail: the Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty (13 Edition)
by Daron Acemoglu
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US... (read more)

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Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - And Helped Save an American Town
Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - And Helped Save an American Town
by Beth Macy
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One man's battle to save hundreds of jobs by taking on China and demonstrating the greatness of American business. With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by... (read more)

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Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
by Walter Isaacson
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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than... (read more)

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Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
by Ron Chernow
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The landmark biography of a true American original-and the first written since the opening of Rockefeller's papers -- masterfully rendered by the National Book Award -- winning author of The House of Morgan. William James said of John D. Rockefeller that... (read more)

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How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery
by Kevin Ashton
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Drawing on countless examples of innovators and inventors, Ashton reminds us by example that creativity depends on hard work and perseverance, with a splash or two of genius topping off the mix. You might not reinvent the wheel after reading this, but... (read more)

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Sam Walton
Sam Walton
by Sam Walton
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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... (read more)

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Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration
by Ed Catmull
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Find out where great ideas come from. A father cleans up after his toddler andand#160;imaginesand#160;a cup that wonand#39;t spill. An engineerand#160;watches people using walkie-talkies and has an idea.and#160;A doctor figures out how to deliver... (read more)

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The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth
The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth
by James K Galbraith
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The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in Europeand#8212;and a stale argument between two false solutions, and#8220;austerityand#8221; on one side and... (read more)

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Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
by Michael Moss
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From a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter at The New York Times comes the explosive story of the rise of the processed food industry and its link to the emerging obesity epidemic. Michael Moss reveals how companies use salt, sugar, and... (read more)

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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
by Michael Lewis
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The roots of the bubble and the story of Wall Street's collapse can be told no clearer — nor with as much humor — as by Michael Lewis. If you read only one book that explains the current economic crisis, make it The Big Short.... (read more)

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Great Transformation : the Political and Economic Origins of Our Time ((Rev)01 Edition)
Great Transformation : the Political and Economic Origins of Our Time ((Rev)01 Edition)
by Karl Polanyi
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In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self... (read more)

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Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350
Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350
by Janet L. Abu-lughod
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By the end of the thirteenth century the regions of Europe, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean area, and China were becoming integrated--through activities in an archipelago of cities located along major land and sea routes--into a world system of... (read more)

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#Girlboss
#Girlboss
by Sophia Amoruso
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"A #GIRLBOSS is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it." The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn't fashion — it was a stolen book. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and... (read more)

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