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Social Security For Dummies

Jonathan Peterson · For Dummies; 2 edition
Format: Print book

Praise for Social Security For Dummies Social Security for Dummies is a must read for people of any age who want a comfortable retirement. Jonathan Peterson does a great job of explaining this complicated system and helps you understand how to get the most from the benefits youve earned....
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The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World

Ruchir Sharma · W W Norton
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

This pioneering work demystifies the drivers behind political, economic, and social change. Shaped by his twenty-five years traveling the world, and enlivened by encounters with villagers from Rio to Beijing, tycoons, and presidents, Ruchir Sharma's The Rise and Fall of Nations rethinks...
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Thank You for Being Late: Finding a Job, Running a Country, and Keeping Your Head in an Age of Accelerations

Thomas L Friedman · Farrar
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

A field guide to the twenty-first century, written by one of its most celebrated observersIn his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration--and explains how to live in it. Due to an exponential increase in computing power,...
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To Pixar and Beyond: My Unlikely Journey with Steve Jobs to Make Entertainment History

Lawrence Levy · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The never-before-told story of Pixar's improbable success. "Hi, Lawrence?" the caller asked. "This is Steve Jobs. I saw your picture in a magazine a few years ago and thought we'd work together someday." After Steve Jobs was unceremoniously dismissed from Apple, he turned...
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Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!

Nicholas Carlson · Twelve
Format: Hardcover

When Yahoo hired Google executive Mayer to be its CEO in 2012 employees rejoiced. They put posters on the walls throughout Yahoo's California headquarters. On them there was Mayer's face and one word: HOPE. But one year later, Mayer sat in front of those same employees in a huge...
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The Great Equalizer: How Main Street Capitalism Can Create an Economy for Everyone

David M Smick · PublicAffairs
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The experts say that America's best days are behind us, that mediocre long-term economic growth is baked in the cake, and that politically, socially, and racially, the United States will continue to tear itself apart. But David Smick - hedge fund strategist and author of the 2008 bestseller...
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The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Michael Lewis · W.W. Norton
Pages: 266
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestseller: a brilliant account -- character-rich and darkly humorous -- of how the U.S. economy was driven over the cliff. When the crash of the U. S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash,...
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A Truck Full of Money

Tracy Kidder · Random House Publishing Group
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"A perfectly executed, exquisitely reported parable of the Internet age and the wild, mad adventure that is start-up culture." - Charles Duhigg Fortune, mania, genius, philanthropy - the bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains gives us the inspiring story of Paul English,...
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Eyes Wide Open: Overcoming Obstacles and Recognizing Opportunities in a World That Can't See Clearly

Isaac Lidsky · Tarcherperigee
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In Eyes Wide Open, Isaac Lidsky draws on his experience of achieving immense success, joy, and fulfillment while losing his sight to a blinding disease to show us that it isn't external circumstances, but how we perceive and respond to them, that governs our reality.Fear has a tendency...
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Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It

Larry Olmsted · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

"Impressive . . . Readers will be inspired by Olmsted's intensity and clarity, and floored by how far some counterfeiters go to fool consumers and some historic food institutions go to protect their products and their names. Olmsted's sharp language will hopefully put fires under counterfeiters...
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Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy

Cathy O'Neil · Crown
Pages: 259
Format: Print book

"A former Wall Street quantitative analyst sounds an alarm on mathematical modeling, a pervasive new force in society that threatens to undermine democracy and widen inequality,"--NoveList."We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives--...
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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Angela Duckworth · Scribner
Pages: 333
Format: Print book

In this instant New York Times bestseller, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed - be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people - that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence...
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Power Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact

Nick Morgan · Harvard Business Review Press,
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Take control of your communications - before someone else doesWhat if someone told you that your behavior was controlled by a powerful, invisible force? Most of us would be skeptical of such a claim - but it's largely true. Our brains are constantly transmitting and receiving signals...
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Move: Putting America's Infrastructure Back in the Lead

Rosabeth Moss Kanter · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"America has been waiting for a call to think big and act big as we envision our transportation future. Kanter's important book is it." -- Deval Patrick, governor of Massachusetts, 2007 -- 2015Americans are stuck. We live with travel delays on congested roads, shipping delays...
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Ray & Joan: The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away

Lisa Napoli · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The dramatic relationship between Ray Kroc, the man who amassed a fortune as chairman of one of America's most controversial and iconic companies - McDonald's - and the passionate woman, his wife, Joan, who then gave that fortune away.Beginning in the 1950s, salesman Ray Kroc presided...
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