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Speculation: A History of the Fine Line between Gambling and Investing

Stuart Banner · Oxford University Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

What is the difference between a gambler and a speculator? Is there a readily identifiable line separating the two? If so, is it possible for us to discourage the former while encouraging the latter? These difficult questions cut across the entirety of American economic history, and the periodic...
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Double Bind: Women on Ambition

Robin Romm · Liveright
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Breaking the last feminist taboo--once and for all.Even as toweringly successful women from Gloria Steinem to Beyoncé embrace the word "feminism," the word "ambition," for many, remains loaded with ambivalence. Women who are naturally driven and goal-oriented shy away...
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Simply Electrifying: The Technology that Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk

Craig R. Roach · BenBella Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Imagine your life without the internet. Without phones. Without television. Without sprawling cities. Without the freedom to continue working and playing after the sun goes down. Electricity is at the core of all modern life. It has transformed our society more than any other technology....
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55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal: Your Guide to a Better Life

Elizabeth White · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 273
Format: eBook

For the millions of people in their fifties and sixties who find themselves out of work, unable to find a job, and financially incapable of retiring, here's a practical plan for getting past any blame or shame, overcoming denial, and finding a path to a new normal.Elizabeth White has an impressive...
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Why the Rich Are Getting Richer

Robert T. Kiyosaki · Plata Publishing
Pages: 292
Format: Paperback

It's Robert Kiyosaki's position that "It is our educational system that causes the gap between the rich and everyone else." He laid the foundation for many of his messages in the international best-seller Rich Dad Poor Dad - the #1 Personal Finance book of all time - and in Why the Rich...
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How to Be Great at Your Job: Get things done. Get the credit. Get ahead.

Justin Kerr · Chronicle Books
Pages: 104
Format: Hardcover

From an author who climbed to the top of the corporate ladder before reaching age 40, this book takes the guesswork out of career success and breaks down what it takes to excel at your job. It covers the basics, like the universal requirements of every workplace - working with other people,...
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What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds

Raegan Moya-Jones · Portfolio
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The founder of global baby brand aden + anais reveals how she built a $100 million business from her kitchen table. Raegan Moya-Jones never thought of herself as an entrepreneur. She was a wife, a mother, and a full-time corporate cog in her thirties. But she was sick and tired of her micromanaging...
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Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation

Edward Humes · Harpercollins
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Garbology explores the hidden and costly wonders of our buy-it-now, get-it-today world of transportation, revealing the surprising truths, mounting challenges, and logistical magic behind every trip we take and every click we make.Transportation...
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InstaStyle: Curate Your Life, Create Stunning Photos, and Elevate Your Instagram Influence

Tessa Barton · Alpha
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Gain Instagram followers, grow your personal brand, and influence others with your authentic personality, beautiful photography, and stunningly curated grid.Instagram is the place where trends break, tastes are made, and brands are launched. Plus it's packed with insightful analytics and handy...
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Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual

David Burkus · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A provocative work that challenges the traditional and widely accepted principles of business management - and proves that they are outdated, outmoded, or simply don't work Do open floor plans really work? Are there companies that put their employees' welfare first, and their...
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This Is Marketing: You Can't Be Seen Until You Learn to See

SETH GODIN · Portfolio
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Real marketing isn't about racking up clicks and tweets; it's about connection, empathy, and making a difference.Over the past quarter century, Seth Godin has taught and inspired millions of entrepreneurs, marketers, leaders, and fans from all walks of life, via his blog, online courses,...
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The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone

Shawn Murphy · AMACOM, American Management Association, 2016. ©2016
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

When it comes to work these days, we're expected to do more with less--but is this nose-to-the-grindstone philosophy the best way to run a business? Alarmingly low employee engagement numbers indicate otherwise. So, if pushing everyone harder isn't the path to productivity, what is? Supported...
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Hotbox: Inside Catering, the Food World's Riskiest Business

Matt Lee · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Matt Lee and Ted Lee take on the competitive, wild world of high-end catering, exposing the secrets of a food business few home cooks or restaurant chefs ever experience.Hotbox reveals the real-life drama behind cavernous event spaces and soaring white tents, where cooking conditions have...
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The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last

Thomas J Peters · Vintage
Pages: 496
Format: Paperback

Thirty-five years after his iconic In Search of Excellence, bestselling author and management guru Tom Peters is back with his most urgent message yet. A VINTAGE BOOKS ORIGINAL.For decades, he has been preaching the gospel of putting people first, and in today's rapidly changing business...
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A Great Place to Work for All: Better for Business, Better for People, Better for the World

Michael C Bush · Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

From Great Place to Work, which produces the popular FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For ranking, comes a new definition of what it takes to make an organization great FOR ALL--for the business, for people and for the world.For 20 years Great Place to Work has published their gold-standard...
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