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Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is

Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Much of the advice we've been told about achievement is logical, earnest ... and downright wrong. In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. You'll learn:* Why valedictorians...
The Weekend Effect: The Life-Changing Benefits of Taking Time Off and Challenging the Cult of Overwork

Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A persuasive, practical, and much needed manifesto that makes the case for reclaiming our weekends to increase joy, creativity, productivity, and success in our lives.Award-winning journalist Katrina Onstad's The Weekend Effect asks us to reconsider the role of the weekend in our lives...
Spellbound: Seven Principles of Illusion to Captivate Audiences and Unlock the Secrets of Success

David Kwong · HarperBusiness
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A professional magician and illusionist - the head magic consultant for the hit film Now You See Me - reveals how to bridge the gap between perception and reality to increase your powers of persuasion and influence.David Kwong has astounded corporate CEOs, TED talk audiences, and thousands...
How to Be Everything: A Guide for Those Who

Emilie Wapnick · HarperOne
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a familiar question we're all asked as kids. While seemingly harmless, the question has unintended consequences. It can make you feel like you need to choose one job, one passion, one thing to be about. Guess what? You don't. Having...
Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy

RICHARD E OCEJO · Princeton University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In today's new economy--in which "good" jobs are typically knowledge or technology based--many well-educated and culturally savvy young men are instead choosing to pursue traditionally low-status manual labor occupations as careers. Masters of Craft looks at the renaissance...
The CEO Pay Machine: How it Trashes America and How to Stop it

Steven Clifford · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The former top CEO examines the scandalous and corrupt reasons behind obscene pay packages for corporate executives - and explains how this hurts all of us--and how we can stop it. Today, the pay gap between chief executive officers of major U.S. firms and their workers is higher than ever...
One Nation Under Gold: How One Precious Metal Has Dominated the American Imagination for Four Centuries

James Ledbetter · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

"Everyone is familiar with gold but few know of its complex history -- until now, thanks to James Ledbetter's skillful storytelling." -- Joseph E. Stiglitz Worshipped by Tea Party politicians but loathed by sane economists, gold has influenced American monetary policy and has exerted...
We Are Data: Algorithms and The Making of Our Digital Selves

John Cheney-Lippold · NYU Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

What identity means in an algorithmic age: how it works, how our lives are controlled by it, and how we can resist it
I Hope I Screw This Up: How Falling In Love with Your Fears Can Change the World

KYLE CEASE · North Star Way
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

If Eckhart Tolle and Jim Carrey had a baby, that baby would be Kyle Cease. Transformational comedian Kyle Cease brings his irreverently touching, insightful, and one-of-a-kind self-help wisdom to sold-out audiences in his Evolving Out Loud live stage show.In I Hope I Screw This Up he disarms...
The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America

Rick Wartzman · PublicAffairs
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Having a good, stable job used to be the bedrock of the American Dream. Not anymore.