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The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World

Brad Stone · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 372
Format: Hardcover

A look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store Ten years ago, the idea of getting into a stranger's car, or a walking into a stranger's home, would have seemed bizarre and dangerous, but today it's as common as ordering a book...
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Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made

Jason Schreier · Harper Paperbacks
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Developing video games - hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels,...
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Start Your Own Import/Export Business: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success

Richard Mintzer · Entrepreneur Press
Pages: 277
Format: Print book

Importing and exporting are trillion-dollar industries - but that doesn't mean they're just for big business. In fact, small businesses make up about 96 percent of this field. Get your share of an ever-expanding economy with the essential advice in this top-selling guide.As a successful...
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Boss Bride: The Powerful Woman's Playbook for Love and Success

CHARREAH JACKSON · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

In our society, women earn the majority of degrees and are increasingly bringing home the bacon - and frying it, with 40% of American households having female breadwinners. ESSENCE Senior Editor and author Charreah K. Jackson interviewed and researched more than 150 professional women including...
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Knock 'em Dead Cover Letters: Cover Letters and Strategies to Get the Job You Want

Martin Yate · Adams Media Corporation
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Cover letters that get noticed, get read, and get the interview! In the newest edition of his classic cover letter guide, job search expert Martin Yate shows you how to dramatically increase your chance of landing an interview. The key, as Yate explains, is to use language drawn from the job posting...
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Gamer Nation: The Rise of Modern Gaming and the Compulsion to Play Again

Eric Geissinger · Prometheus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A tech-industry insider takes a critical look at the effect games are having on our short- and long-term happiness and assesses the cultural prospects of a society increasingly obsessed with gaming.The American "game economy" has become an enormous enterprise, devouring roughly...
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The Mom Inventors Handbook, How to Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing, Revised and Expanded 2nd Ed

Tamara Monosoff · McGraw-Hill Education; 2 edition
Format: Paperback

As featured on The Today Show The definitive guide for aspiring product entrepreneurs x packed with important new resources Written specifically for people seeking to turn their ideas into marketable products, this new edition of The Mom Inventors Handbook takes you step by step through...
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Your Rights in the Workplace

Barbara Kate Repa · NOLO
Pages: 496
Format: Paperback

Your Rights in the Workplace is an invaluable reference for every employee. Whether you have questions about your paycheck, discrimination, layoffs, or benefits, you'll find answers here.Get the facts on: wages, hours, and breaks drug and alcohol testing illegal discrimination and harassment...
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You Don't Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie's Dark Side

Orly Lobel · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 271
Format: Hardcover

Are your ideas your own or does your employer own them? This is the question that set off the greatest toy war of our time.When Carter Bryant began designing what would become the billion-dollar line of Bratz dolls, he was taking time off from his job at Mattel, where he designed outfits...
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You Get What You Pitch For: Control Any Situation, Create Fierce Agreement, and Get What You Want In Life

Anthony Sullivan · Da Capo Lifelong Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

TV's most popular pitchman reveals the secrets of pitching to get what you want in virtually any situation.Pitching is about persuasion: radiating positivity, controlling the situation, winning an audience's trust, creating "fierce agreement," and getting them to want to give...
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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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Personal Finance For Dummies

Eric Tyson · For Dummies
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

Understand personal finance and put your money to work! Is your money working to increase your wealth? If not, it's time to take stock of your financial situation. Personal Finance For Dummies, 8th Edition offers time-tested financial tips and advice on how to continue to grow your...
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The Schmuck in My Office: How to Deal Effectively with Difficult People at Work

Jody Foster · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 329
Format: Hardcover

"This is a timely must-read for managers and anyone who has ever had to deal with a difficult coworker; it addresses a ubiquitous problem in a proactive, positive manner that should get the desired results." - Publishers Weekly Everyone has a "schmuck" in their office---a...
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The Motley Fool Investment Guide: Third Edition: How the Fools Beat Wall Street's Wise Men and How You Can Too

TOM GARDNER · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

A completely revised and updated edition of an investing classic to help readers make sense of investing today, full of "solid information and advice for individual investors" (The Washington Post) .Today, anyone can be an informed investor, and once you learn to tune out the hype...
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Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do

Carl J. Schramm · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"The evangelist of entrepreneurship" (The Economist) reveals the true stories about how a range of entrepreneurs created their successful start-ups: hint, many of them never began with a business plan.Business schools teach that the most important prerequisite for starting...
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