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How to Make It: 25 Makers Share the Secrets to Building a Creative Business

Erin Austen Abbott · Chronicle Books
Pages: 212
Format: Print book

This is the ultimate tell-all, show-all guide to making a living by making things. Featuring 25 profiles of illustrators, jewelry designers, ceramicists, painters, clothing designers, and printmakers, How to Make It provides a behind-the-scenes look at the daily rituals and best practices...
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The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future

Skip Prichard · Center Street
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to catch all the breaks and win over and over again? What do the super successful know? What is standing between you and your wildest dreams?The Book of Mistakes will take you on an inspiring journey, following an ancient manuscript with powerful...
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Where the Wild Coffee Grows: The Untold Story of Coffee from the Cloud Forests of Ethiopia to Your Cup

JEFF KOEHLER · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Coffee is one of the largest and most valuable commodities in the world. This is the story of its origins, its history, and the threat to its future, by the IACP Award-winning author of Darjeeling.Located between the Great Rift Valley and the Nile, the cloud forests in southwestern Ethiopia...
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Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future

Joi Ito · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 318
Format: Print book

Today, not only is everything digital getting faster, cheaper, and smaller at an exponential rate, we also have the Internet. When these two revolutions-one in technology and the other in communications-joined, an explosive force was unleaded that changed the very nature of innovation....
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The Creator's Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

Amy Wilkinson · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Each of us has the capacity to spot opportunities, invent products, and build businesses - even $100 million businesses.How do some people turn ideas into enterprises that endure? Why do some people succeed when so many others fail? The Creator's Code unlocks the six essential skills...
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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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Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing the Digital Revolution

ANDREW MCAFEE · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the authors of the best-selling The Second Machine Age, a leader's guide to success in a rapidly changing economy.We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from...
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The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food

Ted Genoways · Harper
Format: Hardcover

A powerful and important work of investigative journalism that explores the runaway growth of the American meatpacking industry and its dangerous consequences.On the production line in American packinghouses, there is one cardinal rule the chain never slows. Every year, the chain conveyors...
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Understanding Stocks 2E

Michael Sincere · McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Revised and updated--the new edition of the stock investing classic is packed with powerful new strategies for todays market realities Understanding Stocks, Second Edition teaches you how to open an account, evaluate stocks, and make trades. New chapters include short selling, ETF strategies,...
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Ego Is the Enemy

Ryan Holiday · Portfolio Penguin
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

"While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I've found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their...
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J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2017: For Preparing Your 2016 Tax Return

J. K. Lasser Institute. · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 816
Format: Print book

America's number-one all-time best-selling tax guide, with 2,500 money-saving tips J.K. Lasser's Your Income Tax 2017 puts America's most trusted tax advice to work to help you with your 2016 tax return. Reader-friendly and easy to use, this book answers your most pressing questions to help...
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Energy: A Human History

RICHARD RHODES · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author Richard Rhodes reveals the fascinating history behind energy transitions over time - wood to coal to oil to electricity and beyond.People have lived and died, businesses have prospered and failed, and nations have risen to world power...
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Mercy For Animals: One Man's Quest to Inspire Compassion, and Improve the Lives of Farm Animals

Nathan Runkle · Avery
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A compelling look at animal welfare and factory farming in the United States from Mercy For Animals, the leading international force in preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies. Nathan Runkle would have been a fifth-generation farmer in his small...
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The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads

Tim Wu · Knopf
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

From Tim Wu, author of the award-winning The Master Switch and who coined the phrase "net neutrality"--a revelatory look at the rise of "attention harvesting," and its transformative effect on our society and our selves. Attention merchant: an industrial-scale harvester...
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