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  • The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World

    The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Alison Wolf
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Crown (2013, Oct 1st).
    Pages:   416

    Noted British academic and journalist Alison Wolf offers a surprising and thoughtful study of the professional elite, and  examines the causes—and limits—of women’s rise and the consequences of their difficult choices.The gender gap is closing. Today, for the first time in history, tens of millions of women are spending more time at the boardroom table than the kitchen table. These professional women are highly ambitious and highly educated, enjoying the same lifestyle prerogatives as their male counterparts. They are working longer and marrying later—if they marry at all. They are heading Fortune 500 companies and appearing on the covers of Forbes and Businessweek. They represent a special type of working woman—the kind who doesn’t just punch a clock for a paycheck, but derives self-worth and pleasure from wielding professional power. more

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  • Keynes's Way to Wealth: Timeless Investment Lessons from The Great Economist

    Keynes's Way to Wealth: Timeless Investment Lessons from The Great Economist

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   John F. Wasik
    Format:   
    Publisher:   McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (2013, Oct 28th).
    Pages:   

    “Mr. Wasik’s distillation of how Keynes made--and then remade--his fortune is instructive. And the principles that Keynes followed have stood the test of time. As Mr. Wasik adds, 'The object of investing is to ensure prosperity, not to become obsessed with making money.'"The New York Times John Maynard Keynes indelibly made his mark on global economics... Few people know, however, that he was also a daring, steel-nerved investor who built a multimilliondollar fortune in the stock market while providing financial counsel to the likes of Winston Churchill and FDR. Now, you can learn from--and imitate--Keynes's success by examining the story of his lifeand investment strategies, masterfully told by awardwinning author John F. Wasik. As you follow Keynes from his early years with the Bloomsbury Group, through two world wars and the Great Depression Keynes's theories and practices come to life by way of the historic and personal events that shaped them. more

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  • Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs

    Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Yukari Iwatani Kane
    Format:   
    Publisher:   HarperBusiness (2014, Mar 18th).
    Pages:   

    Former Wall Street Journal technology reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane delves deep inside Apple in the two years since Steve Jobs’s death, revealing the tensions and challenges CEO Tim Cook and his team face as they try to sustain Jobs’s vision and keep the company moving forward.Steve Jobs's death raised one of the most pressing questions in the tech and business worlds: Could Apple stay great without its iconic leader? Many inside the company were eager to prove that Apple could be just as innovative as it had been under Jobs. Others were painfully aware of the immense challenge ahead. As its business has become more complex and global, Apple has come under intense scrutiny, much of it critical. Maintaining market leadership has become crucial as it tries to conquer new frontiers and satisfy the public's insatiable appetite for "insanely great” products. more

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  • Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

    Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Michael Lewis
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (2014, Mar 31st).
    Pages:   288

    Four years after his #1 bestseller The Big Short, Michael Lewis returns to Wall Street to report on a high-tech predator stalking the equity markets. Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading—source of the most intractable problems—will have no advantage whatsoever. more

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  • The Decoded Company: Know Your Talent Better Than You Know Your Customers

    The Decoded Company: Know Your Talent Better Than You Know Your Customers

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Leerom Segal
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Portfolio Hardcover (2014, Feb 20th).
    Pages:   

    As consumers we intuitively understand the benefits of being decoded   Google amazes us by generating answers before we’ve even finished asking a question. Facebook curates our uniquely individual newsfeeds. Spotify and Netflix use learning algorithms to customize our experience. At home, we choose companies that have figured out how to personalize our news, shopping, entertainment, travel, and learning needs.   At most workplaces, it's still one-size-fits-all policies, processes, and tools. Yet companies like Google, Starbucks, and Whole Foods have turned their algorithms inward to decode their talent. Their goal is not to get the better of their talent, but to empower the best from their people.   The Decoded Company distills how this process works into three transformative ideas. more

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  • Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

    Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Austin Kleon
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Workman Publishing Company (2014, Mar 6th).
    Pages:   

    In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. more

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  • How to Make Money in Stocks Getting Started: A Guide to Putting CAN SLIM Concepts into Action

    How to Make Money in Stocks Getting Started: A Guide to Putting CAN SLIM Concepts into Action

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Matthew Galgani
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (2013, Apr 26th).
    Pages:   256

    "...Shows you how to put the CAN SLIM System to work for you. Using an easy-to-follow game plan designed for busy people, you'll discover: 2 simple rules to protect your money 3 critical factors to consider before you buy Buying & Selling Checklists to help you capture - and keep - solid gains Easy-to-follow routines How to spot--and deal with--major changes in market direction..."--P. 4 of cover. more

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  • The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

    The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ben Horowitz
    Format:   
    Publisher:   HarperBusiness (2014, Mar 25th).
    Pages:   

    Ben Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog.While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in. more

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  • Low-Hanging Fruit: 77 Eye-Opening Ways to Improve Productivity and Profits

    Low-Hanging Fruit: 77 Eye-Opening Ways to Improve Productivity and Profits

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Terri Long
    Format:   
    Publisher:   Wiley; 1 edition (2014, Mar 3rd).
    Pages:   

    Take the easy road to higher earnings“There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” —Warren Buffett, CEO, Berkshire HathawayPicking low-hanging fruit should be easy. Yet despite all the cost cutting and lean six-sigmaing, the branches of corporate trees are sagging from the weight of low-hanging fruit. Why not grab them and make things easy?Too often managers blind themselves to solutions right in front of them and choose instead to suffer through long meetings, poor collaboration, politics, and bureaucracy. Throw in the challenge of getting agreement when everyone has their own opinion (often “fact-free”) and your low-hanging fruit just withers on the vine.“If only HP knew what HP knows, we’d be three times more productive. more

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  • Microinteractions: Full Color Edition: Designing with Details

    Microinteractions: Full Color Edition: Designing with Details

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Dan Saffer
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   O'Reilly Media; Full Color Edition edition (2013, Nov 1st).
    Pages:   


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