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Book NameAuthorDescriptionAmazon.com URLBook Cover URLTotal
Total (Inc. 500 CEOs)
Tim FerrissSophia AmorusoAngela AhrendtsLarry PageJay-Z
Anderson Cooper
Donald Trump
Oprah Winfrey
Martha Stewart
Larry KingBill Clinton
George Bush
Ronald Reagan
Vladimir Putin
Charlie Munger
David Einhorn
Whitney Tilson
Peter Thiel
Andrew Grove
Jack Dorsey
Evan Williams
Kevin RoseJeff BezosElon MuskMark CubanSeth GodinTed TurnerSalman KhanPaul Krugman
Dustin Moskovitz
Eric SchmidtGuy Kawasaki
Richard Branson
Peter ThielTony HsiehRichard Gelfond
Rex Tillerson
Randall Stephenson
Michael Bloomberg
Jamie Dimon
Michael Dell
Carlos Ghosn
James Gorman
Sheryl Sandberg
Howard Lutnick
Steve JobsWarren BuffettMark ZuckerbergBill Gates
Bob Diamond
ObamaKen Powell
Muhtar Kent
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AuthorEntrepeneurBurberryEntrepreneur
Musician / Entreneur
TV HostEntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurTV HostPresidentPresidentPresidentPresident InvestorEntrepreneurAuthorInvestor
Fortune 500 CEO
EntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurAuthorEntrepreneurSocial EntrepreneurNobel LaureateEntrepreneurEntrepreneurAuthorEntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurEntrepreneurLeaderEntrepreneurInvestorEntrepreneurEntrepreneurCEOPresident
Fortune 500 CEO
Fortune 500 CEO
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Bestselling author of 4 Hour book seriesFounder of Nasty GalFormer CEO of BurberryCo-founder of GoogleOne of bestselling artists of all-time.CNN HostFounder of TRUMPFounder of Oprah Winfrey NetworkFounder of Martha Stewart LivingHost of Larry KingUS PresidentUS PresidentUS PresidentRussiaBillionaire / Longtime partner of Warren Buffett
President of Greenlight Capital
Author and investorCo-founder of PayPal / PalintirFormer CEO of IntelCo-founder of Twitter and SquareFounder of TwitterFounder of DiggFounder of Amazon.comFounder of SpaceX, Tesla, and PayPalShark TankBestselling author of 10+ marketing booksFounder of CNN and TBSFounder of Khan AcademyEconomistCo-founder of FacebookFormer CEO of GoogleOriginally responsible for marketing the MacintoshFounder of VirginCEO of PayPalCo-Founder of ZapposCEO of IMAX
CEO of Exxon Mobil
CEO AT&T IncFounder of Bloomberg / Former NYC Mayor
CEO JPMorgan Chase
CEO of DellCEO of Nissan
CEO Morgan Stanley
COO of Google
CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald (8,500 employee US financial services firm)
Co-Founder of AppleFounder of Berkshire HathawayCo-Founder of FacebookFounder of Microsoft and Gates FoundationFormer CEO of BarclaysUS PresidentCEO of General MillsCEO of Coca-Cola
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http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/68-tim-ferriss.html
http://www.goodreads.com/interviews/show/946.Sophia_Amoruso
http://fortune.com/2012/06/19/the-angela-ahrendts-reading-list/
http://favoriteof.com/larry-page/books/
http://favobooks.com/tvradio/74-jay-z-book-list.html
http://favobooks.com/tvradio/70-5-anderson-coopers-favorite-books.html
http://favobooks.com/tvradio/67-donald-trump.html
http://favobooks.com/tvradio/71-reading-list-of-oprah-winfrey.html
http://favobooks.com/tvradio/93-stewart.html
http://favobooks.com/tvradio/108-larry-king-book.html
http://favobooks.com/politicians/66-bill-clinton.html
http://favobooks.com/politicians/73-george-bushs-suggested-reading.html
http://favobooks.com/politicians/75-ronald-reagan-book-recommendations.html
http://favobooks.com/politicians/86-vladimir-putin-reads.html
http://favobooks.com/investors/55-Charlie-Munger.html
http://favobooks.com/investors/57-David-Einhorn.html
http://favobooks.com/investors/56-whitney-tilson.html
http://favobooks.com/investors/97-non-fiction-lovers.html
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/51-andrew-grove.html
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/62-jack-dorsey.html
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/63-evan-williams.html
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/64-kevin-rose.html
- http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/8-books-jeff-bezos-thinks-every-boss-should-buy.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-favorite-books-2014-10
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/80-elon-musk.html
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/48-mark-cuban.html
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/95-marketing-books-best.html
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/109-books-that-inspire.html
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/100-salman-khan.html
http://favobooks.com/writers/106-books-on-economics-krugman.html
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/96-before-starting-busines-read.html
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/105-it-trends-books.html
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/88-every-businessmen-should-read.html
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/92-books-that-wil-change-your-life-richard-branson.html
http://favobooks.com/investors/97-non-fiction-lovers.html
http://favobooks.com/enterpreneurs/99-books-that-will-blow-your-mind.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/21-ceos-name-their-favorite-books-2012-2?op=1
http://www.businessinsider.com/21-ceos-name-their-favorite-books-2012-2?op=1
http://www.businessinsider.com/21-ceos-name-their-favorite-books-2012-2?op=1
http://favobooks.com/politicians/72-bloomberg-recommends.html
http://favobooks.com/investors/59-jamie-dimon.html
- http://www.businessinsider.com/dells-favorite-books-on-tech-and-innovation-2014-9
http://www.businessinsider.com/21-ceos-name-their-favorite-books-2012-2?op=1
http://www.businessinsider.com/21-ceos-name-their-favorite-books-2012-2?op=1
- http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/7-powerful-books-sheryl-sandberg-wants-women-to-read.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/21-ceos-name-their-favorite-books-2012-2?op=1
- http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/12-books-steve-jobs-wanted-you-to-read.html
- http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2015/04/30/11-picks-from-warren-buffetts-bookshelf/
- http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-book-recommendations-2015-4
- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mark-zuckerberg/11379640/Mark-Zuckerbergs-Year-of-Books-the-full-list.html
http://www.gatesnotes.com/Books
http://www.businessinsider.com/21-ceos-name-their-favorite-books-2012-2?op=1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/authors/barack-obama-book-reading-habits/
http://www.businessinsider.com/21-ceos-name-their-favorite-books-2012-2?op=1
http://www.businessinsider.com/21-ceos-name-their-favorite-books-2012-2?op=1
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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don'tJim CollinsThe Challenge: Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. http://amzn.to/1QbXkYrhttp://amzn.to/1QbXkYrhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41EV9hbgbCL.jpg201811
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Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
Source http://amzn.to/1NXhesv #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIf you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.http://amzn.to/1NXhesvhttps://www.google.com/search?safe=off&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1162&bih=653&q=Zero+to+One%3A+Notes+on+Startups%2C+or+How+to+Build+the+Future+%7B%22isAjaxInProgress_B00J0W47NA%22%3A%220%22%2C%22isAjaxComplete_B00J0W47NA%22%3A%220%22%2C%22isAjaxComplete_B00JZAK09W%22%3A%220%22%2C%22isAjaxInProgress_B00JZAK09W%22%3A%220%22%7D%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Blake+Masters%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09+%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%E2%80%BA+Visit+Amazon%27s+Blake+Masters+Page%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Find+all+the+books%2C+read+about+the+author%2C+and+more.%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09See+search+results+for+this+author%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Are+you+an+author%3F%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Learn+about+Author+Central%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Blake+Masters%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09+++++++%09++++++++%09%09+++++++%09%09%09%28Author%29+book+cover&oq=Zero+to+One%3A+Notes+on+Startups%2C+or+How+to+Build+the+Future+%7B%22isAjaxInProgress_B00J0W47NA%22%3A%220%22%2C%22isAjaxComplete_B00J0W47NA%22%3A%220%22%2C%22isAjaxComplete_B00JZAK09W%22%3A%220%22%2C%22isAjaxInProgress_B00JZAK09W%22%3A%220%22%7D%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Blake+Masters%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09+%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%E2%80%BA+Visit+Amazon%27s+Blake+Masters+Page%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Find+all+the+books%2C+read+about+the+author%2C+and+more.%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09See+search+results+for+this+author%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Are+you+an+author%3F%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Learn+about+Author+Central%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Blake+Masters%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09+++++++%09++++++++%09%09+++++++%09%09%09%28Author%29+book+cover&gs_l=img.12...77.77.0.86.1.1.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1ac..64.img..1.0.0.Zv7BF6hdmAA8611
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How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie77
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Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall StreetJohn BrooksFrom Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America. What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks’s insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself. Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best. http://amzn.to/1i3RGNfhttp://amzn.to/1i3RGNfhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71KAZ-Vv-6L.jpg74111
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The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do BusinessClayton M. Christensen“Absolutely brilliant. Clayton Christensen provides an insightful analysis of changing technology and its importance to a company’s future success.”
—Michael R. Bloomberg

“This book ought to chill any executive who feels bulletproof —and inspire entrepreneurs aiming their guns.”
—Forbes

The Innovator’s Dilemma is the revolutionary business book that has forever changed corporate America. Based on a truly radical idea—that great companies can fail precisely because they do everything right—this Wall Street Journal, Business Week and New York Times Business bestseller is one of the most provocative and important business books ever written. Entrepreneurs, managers, and CEOs ignore its wisdom and its warnings at their great peril. http://amzn.to/1N9ozn8
http://amzn.to/1N9ozn8http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41lZYsjj6dL.jpg71111111
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Any BookDr. Seuss66
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleStephen CoveyOne of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents— in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations. http://amzn.to/1OPbGgOhttp://amzn.to/1OPbGgOhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HlYr0Y67L.jpg651
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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy AnswersBen HorowitzBen Horowitz, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz and one of Silicon Valley's most respected and experienced entrepreneurs, offers essential advice on building and running a startup—practical wisdom for managing the toughest problems business school doesn’t cover, based on his popular ben’s blog.

While many people talk about how great it is to start a business, very few are honest about how difficult it is to run one. Ben Horowitz analyzes the problems that confront leaders every day, sharing the insights he’s gained developing, managing, selling, buying, investing in, and supervising technology companies. A lifelong rap fanatic, he amplifies business lessons with lyrics from his favorite songs, telling it straight about everything from firing friends to poaching competitors, cultivating and sustaining a CEO mentality to knowing the right time to cash in.

Filled with his trademark humor and straight talk, The Hard Thing About Hard Things is invaluable for veteran entrepreneurs as well as those aspiring to their own new ventures, drawing from Horowitz's personal and often humbling experiences. http://amzn.to/1MmgXiv
http://amzn.to/1MmgXivhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51slqM2g3jL.jpg411
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Think And Grow RichNapoleon Hillhas been called the "Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature." It was the first book to boldly ask, "What makes a winner?" The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world's winners himself.
The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort" to produce the "Law of Success" philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized in this one.
http://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Landmark-Bestseller/dp/1585424331/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444205029&sr=1-1&keywords=Think+And+Grow+Richhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51DXwCR9fjL.jpg55
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How Google WorksEric SchmidtGoogle Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former SVP of Products Jonathan Rosenberg came to Google over a decade ago as proven technology executives. At the time, the company was already well-known for doing things differently, reflecting the visionary--and frequently contrarian--principles of founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. If Eric and Jonathan were going to succeed, they realized they would have to relearn everything they thought they knew about management and business.http://www.amazon.com/How-Google-Works-Eric-Schmidt/dp/1455582344/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444205239&sr=1-1&keywords=How+Google+Workshttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/617VQLnBcVL.jpg55
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Zappos: Delivering Happiness
Tony Hseihthe hip, iconoclastic CEO of Zappos shows how a different kind of corporate culture can make a huge difference in achieving remarkable results -- by actually creating a company culture that values happiness --and then delivers on it.http://www.amazon.com/Delivering-Happiness-Profits-Passion-Purpose/dp/0446576220/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444205311&sr=1-1&keywords=Zappos%3A+Delivering+Happinesshttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51yHTga6taL.jpg55
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Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary CompaniesJim CollinsDrawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took eighteen truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day -- as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations. Throughout, the authors asked: "What makes the truly exceptional companies different from the comparison companies and what were the common practices these enduringly great companies followed throughout their history?" Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will prosper long into the 21st century and beyond. http://amzn.to/1KwWh7dhttp://amzn.to/1KwWh7dhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/412OMhMA%2BlL.jpg5311
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The Intelligent InvestorBenjamin GrahamThe greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham, taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham's philosophy of "value investing" -- which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies -- has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949.

Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham's strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham's original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today's market, draws parallels between Graham's examples and today's financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham's principles.

Vital and indispensable, this HarperBusiness Essentials edition of The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals. http://amzn.to/1inZKs3
http://amzn.to/1inZKs3http://bit.ly/1K0GW8d511111
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The Four Hour WorkweekTim FerrissForget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, The 4-Hour Workweek is the blueprinthttp://www.amazon.com/4-Hour-Workweek-Anywhere-Expanded-Updated/dp/0307465357/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444205376&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Four+Hour+Workweekhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71LrYW96whL.jpg44
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Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream CustomersGeoffrey A. MooreSource http://amzn.to/1ir1ReG The bible for bringing cutting-edge products to larger markets—now revised and updated with new insights into the realities of high-tech marketingIn Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey A. Moore shows that in the Technology Adoption Life Cycle—which begins with innovators and moves to early adopters, early majority, late majority, and laggards—there is a vast chasm between the early adopters and the early majority. While early adopters are willing to sacrifice for the advantage of being first, the early majority waits until they know that the technology actually offers improvements in productivity. The challenge for innovators and marketers is to narrow this chasm and ultimately accelerate adoption across every segment. This third edition brings Moore's classic work up to date with dozens of new examples of successes and failures, new strategies for marketing in the digital world, and Moore's most current insights and findings. He also includes two new appendices, the first connecting the ideas in Crossing the Chasm to work subsequently published in his Inside the Tornado, and the second presenting his recent groundbreaking work for technology adoption models for high-tech consumer markets.http://amzn.to/1ir1ReGhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51sUsyutXjL.jpg4211
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Outliers: The Story of SuccessMalcolm GladwellSource http://amzn.to/1FshXtI In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.http://amzn.to/1FshXtIhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41h5QL0vVEL.jpg4211
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The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful BusinessesEric RiesMost startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.

Eric Ries defines a startup as an organization dedicated to creating something new under conditions of extreme uncertainty. This is just as true for one person in a garage or a group of seasoned professionals in a Fortune 500 boardroom. What they have in common is a mission to penetrate that fog of uncertainty to discover a successful path to a sustainable business.

The Lean Startup approach fosters companies that are both more capital efficient and that leverage human creativity more effectively. Inspired by lessons from lean manufacturing, it relies on “validated learning,” rapid scientific experimentation, as well as a number of counter-intuitive practices that shorten product development cycles, measure actual progress without resorting to vanity metrics, and learn what customers really want. It enables a company to shift directions with agility, altering plans inch by inch, minute by minute.

Rather than wasting time creating elaborate business plans, The Lean Startup offers entrepreneurs - in companies of all sizes - a way to test their vision continuously, to adapt and adjust before it’s too late. Ries provides a scientific approach to creating and managing successful startups in a age when companies need to innovate more than ever. http://amzn.to/1Klsnko
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Life Is What You Make ItPeter BuffettSource http://amzn.to/1EM0Esu From composer, musician, and philanthropist Peter Buffett comes a warm, wise, and inspirational book that asks, Which will you choose: the path of least resistance or the path of potentially greatest satisfaction?You may think that with a last name like his, Buffett has enjoyed a life of endless privilege. But the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that the only real inheritance handed down from his parents was a philosophy: Forge your own path in life. It is a creed that has allowed him to follow his own passions, establish his own identity, and reap his own successes. In Life Is What You Make It, Buffett expounds on the strong set of values given to him by his trusting and broadminded mother, his industrious and talented father, and the many life teachers he has met along the way.Today’s society, Buffett posits, has begun to replace a work ethic, relishing what you do, with a wealth ethic, honoring the payoff instead of the process. We confuse privilege with material accumulation, character with external validation. Yet, by focusing more on substance and less on reward, we can open doors of opportunity and strive toward a greater sense of fulfillment. In clear and concise terms, Buffett reveals a great truth: Life is random, neither fair nor unfair. From there it becomes easy to recognize the equal dignity and value of every human life—our circumstances may vary but our essences do not. We see that our journey in life rarely follows a straight line but is often met with false starts, crises, and blunders. How we push through and persevere in these challenging moments is where we begin to create the life of our dreams—from discovering our vocations to living out our bliss to giving back to others.Personal and revealing, instructive and intuitive, Life Is What You Make It is about transcending your circumstances, taking up the reins of your destiny, and living your life to the fullest. From the Hardcover edition.http://amzn.to/1EM0Esuhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61Kh6GKXUfL.jpg41111
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The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership
John MaxwellInternationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even betterhttp://www.amazon.com/21-Irrefutable-Laws-Leadership-Anniversary/dp/0785288376/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444205862&sr=1-1&keywords=The+21+Irrefutable+Laws+Of+Leadershiphttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51EcFbudX2L.jpg33
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The One Minute ManagerKen BlanchardFor decades, The One Minute Manager® has helped millions achieve more successful professional and personal lives. While the principles it lays out are timeless, our world has changed drastically since the book’s publication. The exponential rise of technology, global flattening of markets, instant communication, and pressures on corporate workforces to do more with less—including resources, funding, and staff—have all revolutionized the world in which we live and work.http://www.amazon.com/New-One-Minute-Manager/dp/0062367544/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444206170&sr=1-1&keywords=The+One+Minute+Managerhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xF0Ym4aVL.jpg33
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Scaling UpVerne HarnishThis book is written so everyone -- from frontline employees to senior executives -- can get aligned in contributing to the growth of a firmhttp://www.amazon.com/Scaling-Up-Companies-Rockefeller-Habits/dp/0986019526/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444206229&sr=1-1&keywords=Scaling+Uphttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qR%2BClWEaL.jpg33
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Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All.Jim CollinsTen years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns withanother groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive inuncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research,buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins andhis colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly greatenterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book isclassic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting. http://amzn.to/1UOxu3chttp://amzn.to/1UOxu3chttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41HQLz67N1L.jpg321
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The Art of WarSun TzuDalton Fury, New York Times bestselling author of Tier One Wild and Kill Bin Laden, says this: "Dean Garner's version of The Art of War confirms for us that for the past 2,000 years the fundamental principles of special operations in battle have not only remained true, but they apply equally to today's boardrooms and bedrooms. When on the hunt or holding ground, success can only be had by the precise application of disguise, deception and diversion, and a genuine appreciation for angles, inches, and seconds. Ranger Garner masterfully shows us how." http://amzn.to/1Oa6as4http://amzn.to/1Oa6as4http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41rMcW9CloL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg321
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The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things DonePeter F. DruckerSource http://amzn.to/1KVHykW What makes an effective executive?The measure of the executive, Peter F. Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done." This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive. Intelligence, imagination, and knowledge may all be wasted in an executive job without the acquired habits of mind that mold them into results.Drucker identifies five practices essential to business effectiveness that can, and must, be learned: Managing time Choosing what to contribute to the organization Knowing where and how to mobilize strength for best effect Setting the right priorities Knitting all of them together with effective decision-making Ranging widely through the annals of business and government, Peter F. Drucker demonstrates the distinctive skill of the executive and offers fresh insights into old and seemingly obvious business situations.http://amzn.to/1KVHykWhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PcyqQA3JL.jpg321
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AbundancePeter H. DiamandisThe New York Times bestselling “manifesto for the future that is grounded in practical solutions addressing the world’s most pressing concerns: overpopulation, food, water, energy, education, health care and freedom” (The Wall Street Journal). Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing—fast. In Abundance, space entrepreneur turned innovation pioneer Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler document how progress in artificial intelligence, robotics, digital manufacturing synthetic biology, and other exponentially growing technologies will enable us to make greater gains in the next two decades than we have in the previous 200 years. We will soon have the ability to meet and exceed the basic needs of every person on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. Breaking down human needs by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education, freedom—Diamandis and Kotler introduce us to innovators and industry captains making tremendous strides in each area. “Not only is Abundance a riveting page-turner…but it’s a book that gives us a future worth fighting for. And even more than that, it shows us our place in that fight” (The Christian Science Monitor). http://amzn.to/1hKqWABhttp://amzn.to/1hKqWABhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81NgV6TJS%2BL.jpg3111
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Atlas ShruggedAyn RandAt last, Ayn Rand's masterpiece is available to her millions of loyal readers in trade paperback.

With this acclaimed work and its immortal query, "Who is John Galt?", Ayn Rand found the perfect artistic form to express her vision of existence. Atlas Shrugged made Rand not only one of the most popular novelists of the century, but one of its most influential thinkers.

Atlas Shrugged is the astounding story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world--and did. Tremendous in scope, breathtaking in its suspense, Atlas Shrugged stretches the boundaries further than any book you have ever read. It is a mystery, not about the murder of a man's body, but about the murder--and rebirth--of man's spirit.

Atlas Shrugged is the "second most influential book for Americans today" after the Bible, according to a joint survey conducted by the Library of Congress and the Book of the Month Club http://amzn.to/1OkSB5P
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Influence: The Psychology of PersuasionRobert B. CialdiniInfluence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what moves people to change behavior has resulted in this highly acclaimed book. You'll learn the six universal principles, how to use them to become a skilled persuader—and how to defend yourself against them. Perfect for people in all walks of life, the principles of Influence will move you toward profound personal change and act as a driving force for your success. http://amzn.to/1M5PWwXhttp://amzn.to/1M5PWwXhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/512-B-1yXuL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg3111
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Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. MungerPeter KaufmanPoor Charlie's Almanack contains the wit and wisdom of Charlie Munger: his talks, lectures and public commentary. And, it has been written and compiled with both Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett's encouragement and cooperation. So pull up your favorite reading chair and enjoy the unique humor, wit and insight that Charlie Munger brings to the world of business, investing and life itself. With Charlie himself as your guide, you are about to embark on an extraordinary journey toward better investment, decision making, and thinking about the world and life in general. Charlie's unique worldview, what he calls a 'multidisciplinary' approach, is a self-developed model for clear and simple thinking while being far from simplistic itself.

Throughout the book, Charlie displays his intellect, wit, integrity, and rhetorical flair. Using his encyclopedic knowledge, he cites references from classical orators to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century European literati to pop culture icons of the moment while simultaneously reinforcing the virtues of lifelong learning and intellectual curiosity. http://amzn.to/1NyPTNa
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The FountainheadAyn RandSource http://amzn.to/1i7gX9n When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.  http://amzn.to/1i7gX9nhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JXI5EVr6L.jpg3111
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The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for SuccessWilliam N. ThorndikeThorndike explores the importance of thoughtful capital allocation through the stories of eight successful CEOs. A good read for any business leader but especially those willing to chart their own course.http://amzn.to/1KhV0dJhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513ukfGUhyL.jpg3111
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Too Big to FailAndrew Ross SorkinSource http://amzn.to/1PW514L A brilliantly reported true-life thriller that goes behind the scenes of the financial crisis on Wall Street and in Washington. In one of the most gripping financial narratives in decades, Andrew Ross Sorkin-a New York Times columnist and one of the country's most respected financial reporters-delivers the first definitive blow- by-blow account of the epochal economic crisis that brought the world to the brink. Through unprecedented access to the players involved, he re-creates all the drama and turmoil of these turbulent days, revealing never-before-disclosed details and recounting how, motivated as often by ego and greed as by fear and self-preservation, the most powerful men and women in finance and politics decided the fate of the world's economy.http://amzn.to/1PW514Lhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/913B3s-uTXL.jpg3111
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Einstein: His Life and UniverseWalter IsaacsonSource http://amzn.to/1EJX7Lo By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk—a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate—became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom, and the universe. His success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marveling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a morality and politics based on respect for free minds, free spirits, and free individuals. These traits are just as vital for this new century of globalization, in which our success will depend on our creativity, as they were for the beginning of the last century, when Einstein helped usher in the modern age.http://amzn.to/1EJX7Lohttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ms8Z2dU1L.jpg3111
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The Catcher in the RyeJ.D. SalingerSource http://amzn.to/1ISH2ho Anyone who has read J.D. Salinger's New Yorker stories ? particularly A Perfect Day for Bananafish, Uncle Wiggily in Connecticut, The Laughing Man, and For Esme ? With Love and Squalor, will not be surprised by the fact that his first novel is fully of children. The hero-narrator of THE CATCHER IN THE RYE is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for us to make any final comment about him or his story. Perhaps the safest thing we can say about Holden is that he was born in the world not just strongly attracted to beauty but, almost, hopelessly impaled on it. There are many voices in this novel: children's voices, adult voices, underground voices-but Holden's voice is the most eloquent of all. Transcending his own vernacular, yet remaining marvelously faithful to it, he issues a perfectly articulated cry of mixed pain and pleasure. However, like most lovers and clowns and poets of the higher orders, he keeps most of the pain to, and for, himself. The pleasure he gives away, or sets aside, with all his heart. It is there for the reader who can handle it to keep.http://amzn.to/1ISH2hohttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51namOub2kL.jpg3111
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The Greatest Salesman In The World
Og MandinoWhat you are today is not important... for in this runaway bestseller you will learn how to change your life by applying the secrets you are about to discover in the ancient scrollshttp://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Salesman-World-Og-Mandino/dp/055327757X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444206386&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Greatest+Salesman+In+The+Worldhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/718%2Bj0wlRuL.jpg22
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The World Is FlatThomas FriedmanIn this new edition, Thomas L. Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the worldhttp://www.amazon.com/World-Flat-3-0-History-Twenty-first/dp/0312425074/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444206474&sr=1-1&keywords=The+World+Is+Flathttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51z8XNa-SdL.jpg22
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Start With WhySimon SinekWhy are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty?http://www.amazon.com/Start-Why-Leaders-Inspire-Everyone/dp/1591846447/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444206528&sr=1-1&keywords=Start+With+Whyhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AJNX1iZsL.jpg22
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Raving Fans
Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles
"Your customers are only satisfied because their expectations are so low and because no one else is doing better. Just having satisfied customers isn't good enough anymore. If you really want a booming business, you have to create Raving Fans."http://www.amazon.com/Raving-Fans-Revolutionary-Approach-Customer/dp/0688123163/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444206743&sr=1-1&keywords=Raving+Fanshttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51qEQL2PJRL.jpg22
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EssentialismGreg McKewonThe Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done. It is not a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter. http://www.amazon.com/Essentialism-Disciplined-Pursuit-Greg-McKeown/dp/0804137382/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444206937&sr=1-1&keywords=Essentialismhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516TXpkm6%2BL.jpg22
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The E-mythMichael GerberIn this expanded edition of The E-Myth, business guru Michael Gerber adds new information from both small and Fortune 500 companies to guide people through a business' developmental growing pains, showing them how to turn around a business that doesn't work into ine that works in a predictable and profitable wayhttp://www.amazon.com/E-Myth-Most-Small-Businesses-About/dp/0887304729/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444207213&sr=1-2&keywords=The+E-mythhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QYwoYt5NL.jpg22
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E-myth RevisitedMichael GerberIn this first new and totally revised edition of the 150,000-copy underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a businesshttp://www.amazon.com/E-Myth-Revisited-Small-Businesses-About/dp/0887307280/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444207119&sr=1-1&keywords=The+E-mythhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MPu8oSjcL.jpg22
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Leaders Eat LastSimon SinekImagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled.http://www.amazon.com/Leaders-Eat-Last-Together-Others/dp/1591845327/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444207452&sr=1-1&keywords=leaders+eat+last+by+simon+sinekhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51VNjbPk6UL.jpg22
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Big History: From the Big Bang to the PresentCynthia Stokes BrownSource http://amzn.to/1EJWr8W Extend the human story backward for the five thousand years of recorded history and it covers no more than a millionth of a lifetime of the Earth. Yet how do we humans take stock of the history of our planet, and our own place within it? A “vast historical mosaic” (Publishers Weekly) rendered engaging and accessible, Big History interweaves different disciplines of knowledge to offer an all-encompassing account of history on Earth. Since its publication, Cynthia Brown’s “world history on a grand scale” (Kirkus) has been translated into nine languages and has helped propel the “big history” concept to viral status. This new edition of Brown’s seminal work is more relevant today than ever before, as we increasingly must grapple with accelerating rates of change and, ultimately, the legacy we will bequeath to future generations. Here is a pathbreaking portrait of our world, from the birth of the universe from a single point the size of an atom to life on a twenty-first-century planet inhabited by 7 billion people.http://amzn.to/1EJWr8Whttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71UKd666wtL.jpg211
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Built from ScratchBernie MarcusOne of the greatest entrepreneurial success stories of the past twenty years. When a friend told Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank that "you've just been hit in the ass by a golden horseshoe," they thought he was crazy. After all, both had just been fired. What the friend, Ken Langone, meant was that they now had the opportunity to create the kind of wide-open warehouse store that would help spark a consumer revolution through low prices, excellent customer service, and wide availability of products. Built from Scratch is the story of how two incredibly determined and creative people--and their associates--built a business from nothing to 761 stores and $30 billion in sales in a mere twenty years. Built from Scratch tells many colorful stories associated with The Home Depot's founding and meteoric rise; shows that a company can be a tough, growth-oriented competitor and still maintain a high sense of responsibility to the community; and provides great lessons useful to people in any business, from start-ups to the Fortune 500. http://amzn.to/1O3RFVDhttp://amzn.to/1O3RFVDhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51QENQHZNKL.jpg211
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Conscious Capitalism, With a New Preface by the Authors: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of BusinessJohn Mackey and Rajendra SisodiaAs seen on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday

The bestselling book, now with a new preface by the authors

At once a bold defense and reimagining of capitalism and a blueprint for a new system for doing business, Conscious Capitalism is for anyone hoping to build a more cooperative, humane, and positive future.

Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue that both business and capitalism are inherently good, and they use some of today’s best-known and most successful companies to illustrate their point. From Southwest Airlines, UPS, and Tata to Costco, Panera, Google, the Container Store, and Amazon, today’s organizations are creating value for all stakeholders—including customers, employees, suppliers, investors, society, and the environment.

Read this book and you’ll better understand how four specific tenets—higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious leadership, and conscious culture and management—can help build strong businesses, move capitalism closer to its highest potential, and foster a more positive environment for all of us. http://amzn.to/1QbUcvE
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Creativity Inc: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True InspirationEd CatmullCreativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, “an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible.”

For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, and WALL-E, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable.

As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie’s success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as:

• Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better.
• If you don’t strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead.
• It’s not the manager’s job to prevent risks. It’s the manager’s job to make it safe for others to take them.
• The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them.
• A company’s communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody.

Praise for Creativity, Inc.

“Over more than thirty years, Ed Catmull has developed methods to root out and destroy the barriers to creativity, to marry creativity to the pursuit of excellence, and, most impressive, to sustain a culture of disciplined creativity during setbacks and success.”—Jim Collins, co-author of Built to Last and author of Good to Great

“Too often, we seek to keep the status quo working. This is a book about breaking it.”—Seth Godin http://amzn.to/1KkV2pM
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Steve JobsWalter IsaacsonSource http://amzn.to/1LsSwdx

The phenomenal bestseller about Apple co-founder Steve Jobs from the author of the acclaimed biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson set down the riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. Isaacson’s portrait touched hundreds of thousands of readers.

At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs still stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

Although Jobs cooperated with the author, he asked for no control over what was written. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. He himself spoke candidly about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues offer an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped Jobs’s approach to business, the innovative products that resulted, and his legacy.
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Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody ElseGeoff ColvinAsked to explain why a few people truly excel, most people offer one of two answers. The first is hard work. Yet we all know plenty of hard workers who have been doing the same job for years or decades without becoming great. The other possibility is that the elite possess an innate talent for excelling in their field. We assume that Mozart was born with an astounding gift for music, and Warren Buffett carries a gene for brilliant investing. The trouble is, scientific evidence doesn't support the notion that specific natural talents make great performers.

According to distinguished journalist Geoff Colvin, both the hard work and natural talent camps are wrong. What really makes the difference is a highly specific kind of effort-"deliberate practice"-that few of us pursue when we're practicing golf or piano or stockpicking. Based on scientific research, Talent is Overrated shares the secrets of extraordinary performance and shows how to apply these principles. It features the stories of people who achieved world-class greatness through deliberate practice-including Benjamin Franklin, comedian Chris Rock, football star Jerry Rice, and top CEOs Jeffrey Immelt and Steven Ballmer. http://amzn.to/1Kl5oWo
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The 48 Laws of PowerRobert GreeneDrawn from 3,000 years of the history of power, this book is intended as a guide to help readers achieve for themselves what Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Kissinger, Louis XIV and Machiavelli learned the hard way.' http://amzn.to/1Khuhhuhttp://amzn.to/1Khuhhuhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ILsjEMw-L.jpg211
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The Essays of Warren BuffettWarren BuffettBuffett strongly recommends "THE ESSAYS" ("first class")
* Also endorsed: "BERKSHIRE BEYOND BUFFETT" (an amazon "hot new title")
By arranging Buffett's lengthy writings thematically, Cunningham's classic clarifies all the principles of Buffett's philosophy of business and investing.
Cunningham's new book, Berkshire Beyond Buffett: The Enduring Value of Values, takes deep dives with Berkshire executives inside their businesses to glimpse the future by a study of the past.
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The Tipping PointMalcolm GladwelThe tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.http://amzn.to/1Kly4ighttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41sp6oWt1DL.jpg211
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Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits and Other WritingsPhilip A. Fisher and Kenneth L. FisherWidely respected and admired, Philip Fisher is among the most influential investors of all time. His investment philosophies, introduced almost forty years ago, are not only studied and applied by today's financiers and investors, but are also regarded by many as gospel. This book is invaluable reading and has been since it was first published in 1958. The updated paperback retains the investment wisdom of the original edition and includes the perspectives of the author's son Ken Fisher, an investment guru in his own right in an expanded preface and introduction "I sought out Phil Fisher after reading his Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits...A thorough understanding of the business, obtained by using Phil's techniques...enables one to make intelligent investment commitments." Warren Buffet. http://amzn.to/1MlUZMBhttp://amzn.to/1MlUZMBhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51zUIOHFPoL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg211
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Cutting for StoneAbraham VergheseMarion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution.

Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles--and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined. http://amzn.to/1M5LM8g
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DuneFrank HerbertSource http://amzn.to/1VIcvfv Here is the novel that will be forever considered a triumph of the imagination. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad'Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family--and would bring to fruition humankind's most ancient and unattainable dream.A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what it undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.http://amzn.to/1VIcvfvhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41shWIN%2BssL.jpg211
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Essays in PersuasionJohn Maynard KeynesSource http://amzn.to/1FslmbP Essays In Persuasion written by legendary author John Maynard Keynes is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great classic will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, Essays In Persuasion is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless piees of classic literature, this gem by John Maynard Keynes is highly recommended. Published by Classic House Books and beautifully produced, Essays In Persuasion would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.http://amzn.to/1FslmbPhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/A1HzB1U%2BixL.jpg211
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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human SocietiesJared DiamondWinner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs, and Steel is a brilliant work answering the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples. This edition includes a new chapter on Japan and all-new illustrations drawn from the television series. Until around 11,000 BC, all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers. At that point, a great divide occurred in the rates that human societies evolved. In Eurasia, parts of the Americas, and Africa, farming became the prevailing mode of existence when indigenous wild plants and animals were domesticated by prehistoric planters and herders. As Jared Diamond vividly reveals, the very people who gained a head start in producing food would collide with preliterate cultures, shaping the modern world through conquest, displacement, and genocide.The paths that lead from scattered centers of food to broad bands of settlement had a great deal to do with climate and geography. But how did differences in societies arise? Why weren't native Australians, Americans, or Africans the ones to colonize Europe? Diamond dismantles pernicious racial theories tracing societal differences to biological differences. He assembles convincing evidence linking germs to domestication of animals, germs that Eurasians then spread in epidemic proportions in their voyages of discovery. In its sweep, Guns, Germs and Steel encompasses the rise of agriculture, technology, writing, government, and religion, providing a unifying theory of human history as intriguing as the histories of dinosaurs and glaciers. 32 illustrations. http://amzn.to/1EGZz5phttp://amzn.to/1EGZz5phttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/516H1W1ASTL.jpg211
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Hot, Flat, and CrowdedThomas L. FriedmanSource http://amzn.to/1EJVBJo A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year In this brilliant, essential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman speaks to America's urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment and a sustainable America. Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the expansion of the world's middle class through globalization have produced a dangerously unstable planet--one that is "hot, flat, and crowded." In this Release 2.0 edition, he also shows how the very habits that led us to ravage the natural world led to the meltdown of the financial markets and the Great Recession. The challenge of a sustainable way of life presents the United States with an opportunity not only to rebuild its economy, but to lead the world in radically innovating toward cleaner energy. And it could inspire Americans to something we haven't seen in a long time--nation-building in America--by summoning the intelligence, creativity, and concern for the common good that are our greatest national resources. Hot, Flat, and Crowded is classic Thomas L. Friedman: fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about the challenge--and the promise--of the future.http://amzn.to/1EJVBJohttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51hc4%2BfLv4L.jpg211
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How Will You Measure Your Life?Clayton ChristensenFrom the world’s leading thinker on innovation and New York Times bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen, comes an unconventional book of inspiration and wisdom for achieving a fulfilling life. Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma, notably the only business book that Apple’s Steve Jobs said “deeply influenced” him, is widely recognized as one of the most significant business books ever published. Now, in the tradition of Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture and Anna Quindlen’s A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Christensen’s How Will You Measure Your Life is with a book of lucid observations and penetrating insights designed to help any reader—student or teacher, mid-career professional or retiree, parent or child—forge their own paths to fulfillment. http://amzn.to/1F8n0o2http://amzn.to/1F8n0o2http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/4184mccTsrL.jpg211
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Jack: Straight From The GutJack WelchThey called him Neutron Jack. They called him the world's toughest boss. And then Fortune called him "The Manager of the Century." In his twenty-year career at the helm of General Electric, Jack Welch defied conventional wisdom and turned an aging behemoth of a corporation into a lean, mean engine of growth and corporate innovation. In this remarkable autobiography-a classic business book and runaway New York Times bestseller now updated with a new afterword by the author-Jack Welch takes us on the rough-and-tumble ride that has been his remarkable life. From his working-class childhood to his early days in G.E. Plastics to his life at the top of the world's most successful company, Welch tells his intensely personal story with his well-known fire and candor. And although it chronicles billion-dollar deals and high-stakes corporate standoffs, Jack is ultimately a story about people-from a man who based his career on demanding only the best from others and from himself. http://amzn.to/1QzwMRzhttp://amzn.to/1QzwMRzhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/513W8XHtbfL.jpg211
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LincolnDavid Herbert DonaldA masterful work by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Herbert Donald, Lincoln is a stunning portrait of Abraham Lincoln’s life and presidency.

Donald brilliantly depicts Lincoln’s gradual ascent from humble beginnings in rural Kentucky to the ever-expanding political circles in Illinois, and finally to the presidency of a country divided by civil war. Donald goes beyond biography, illuminating the gradual development of Lincoln’s character, chronicling his tremendous capacity for evolution and growth, thus illustrating what made it possible for a man so inexperienced and so unprepared for the presidency to become a great moral leader. In the most troubled of times, here was a man who led the country out of slavery and preserved a shattered Union—in short, one of the greatest presidents this country has ever seen. http://amzn.to/1hKmxh5
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Moby-DickHerman MelvilleWhile many of us are familiar with the general story of Captain Ahab and the white whale because of its place in pop culture, the story has many more layers than you may be aware of, and it is a rich allegory on what constitutes morality and how we create meaning in life. (http://amzn.to/1i3H29x)http://amzn.to/1i3H29xhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81bXcPDkO5L.jpg11
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On Immunity: An InoculationEula BissThe hugely acclaimed New York Times Best Seller, now available in paperback!

*A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist*

ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2014:
The New York Times Book Review (Top 10), Entertainment Weekly (Top 10), New York Magazine, Chicago Tribune (Top 10), Publishers Weekly (Top 10), Time Out New York (Top 10), Los Angeles Times, Kirkus, Booklist, NPR's Science Friday, Newsday, Slate, Refinery 29, and many more...

In this bold, fascinating book, Eula Biss addresses our fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what may be in our children's air, food, mattresses, medicines, and vaccines. Reflecting on her own experience as a new mother, she suggests that we cannot immunize our children, or ourselves, against the world. As she explores the metaphors surrounding immunity, Biss extends her conversations with other mothers to meditations on the myth of Achilles, Voltaire's Candide, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, Susan Sontag's AIDS and Its Metaphors, and beyond. On Immunity is an inoculation against our fear and a moving account of how we are all interconnected-our bodies and our fates. http://amzn.to/1KhKnaO
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Only the Paranoid SurviveAndrew S. GroveUnder Andy Grove's leadership, Intel has become the world's largest chip maker and one of the most admired companies in the world. In Only the Paranoid Survive, Grove reveals his strategy of focusing on a new way of measuring the nightmare moment every leader dreads--when massive change occurs and a company must, virtually overnight, adapt or fall by the wayside.

Grove calls such a moment a Strategic Inflection Point, which can be set off by almost anything: mega-competition, a change in regulations, or a seemingly modest change in technology. When a Strategic Inflection Point hits, the ordinary rules of business go out the window. Yet, managed right, a Strategic Inflection Point can be an opportunity to win in the marketplace and emerge stronger than ever.

Grove underscores his message by examining his own record of success and failure, including how he navigated the events of the Pentium flaw, which threatened Intel's reputation in 1994, and how he has dealt with the explosions in growth of the Internet. The work of a lifetime, Only the Paranoid Survive is a classic of managerial and leadership skills.

The Currency Paperback edition of Only the Paranoid Survive includes a new chapter about the impact of strategic inflection points on individual careers--how to predict them and how to benefit from them. http://amzn.to/1hKmKkw
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Sam Walton: Made in AmericaSam Walton with John HueyMeet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. The undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch. Here, finally, inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure if his ambitions and achievements. Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style. http://amzn.to/1g1jGzh

In a story rich with anecdotes and the "rules of the road" of both Main Street and Wall Street, Sam Walton chronicles the inspiration, heart, and optimism that propelled him to lasso the American Dream.
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Search Inside YourselfJon Kabat-ZinnSource http://amzn.to/1EM0OzX With Search Inside Yourself, Chade-Meng Tan, one of Google’s earliest engineers and personal growth pioneer, offers a proven method for enhancing mindfulness and emotional intelligence in life and work.Meng’s job is to teach Google’s best and brightest how to apply mindfulness techniques in the office and beyond; now, readers everywhere can get insider access to one of the most sought after classes in the country, a course in health, happiness and creativity that is improving the livelihood and productivity of those responsible for one of the most successful businesses in the world.With forewords by Daniel Goleman, author of the international bestseller Emotional Intelligence, and Jon Kabat-Zinn, renowned mindfulness expert and author of Coming To Our Senses, Meng’s Search Inside Yourself is an invaluable guide to achieving your own best potential.http://amzn.to/1EM0OzXhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HomP4CyvL.jpg211
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Security Analysis - Classic 1940 EditionBenjamin Graham and David Dodd"Graham's method of investing is as relevant today as it was when he first espoused it during the Roaring Twenties."--Investor's Business Daily

Benjamin Graham's revolutionary theories have influenced and inspired investors for nearly 70 years. First published in 1934, his Security Analysis is still considered to be the value investing bible for investors of every ilk. Yet, it is the second edition of that book, published in 1940 and long since out of print, that many experts--including Graham protégé Warren Buffet--consider to be the definitive edition. This facsimile reproduction of that seminal work makes available to investors, once again, the original thinking of "this century's (and perhaps history's) most important thinker on applied portfolio investment." http://amzn.to/1hKn3M0
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Stress Test: Reflections on Financial CrisesTimothy F. GeithnerSource http://amzn.to/1i7eXhz New York Times BestsellerWashington Post BestsellerLos Angeles Times BestsellerStress Test is the story of Tim Geithner’s education in financial crises.  As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama’s secretary of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner helped the United States navigate the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, from boom to bust to rescue to recovery. In a candid, riveting, and historically illuminating memoir, he takes readers behind the scenes of the crisis, explaining the hard choices and politically unpalatable decisions he made to repair a broken financial system and prevent the collapse of the Main Street economy. This is the inside story of how a small group of policy makers—in a thick fog of uncertainty, with unimaginably high stakes—helped avoid a second depression but lost the American people doing it. Stress Test is also a valuable guide to how governments can better manage financial crises, because this one won’t be the last.Stress Test reveals a side of Secretary Geithner the public has never seen, starting with his childhood as an American abroad. He recounts his early days as a young Treasury official helping to fight the international financial crises of the 1990s, then describes what he saw, what he did, and what he missed at the New York Fed before the Wall Street boom went bust. He takes readers inside the room as the crisis began, intensified, and burned out of control, discussing the most controversial episodes of his tenures at the New York Fed and the Treasury, including the rescue of Bear Stearns; the harrowing weekend when Lehman Brothers failed; the searing crucible of the AIG rescue as well as the furor over the firm’s lavish bonuses; the battles inside the Obama administration over his widely criticized but ultimately successful plan to end the crisis; and the bracing fight for the most sweeping financial reforms in more than seventy years. Secretary Geithner also describes the aftershocks of the crisis, including the administration’s efforts to address high unemployment, a series of brutal political battles over deficits and debt, and the drama over Europe’s repeated flirtations with the economic abyss. Secretary Geithner is not a politician, but he has things to say about politics—the silliness, the nastiness, the toll it took on his family. But in the end, Stress Test is a hopeful story about public service. In this revealing memoir, Tim Geithner explains how America withstood the ultimate stress test of its political and financial systems.From the Hardcover edition.http://amzn.to/1i7eXhzhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51SM9cMiZPL.jpg211
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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!Richard P. FeynmanA New York Times bestseller―the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original.

Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the most deeply held nuclear secrets; accompanying a ballet on his bongo drums; painting a naked female toreador. In short, here is Feynman's life in all its eccentric―a combustible mixture of high intelligence, unlimited curiosity, and raging chutzpah.
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham LincolnDoris Kearns GoodwinSource http://amzn.to/1KVGrS5 Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates, and Abraham Lincoln waited in their hometowns for the results from the Republican National Convention in Chicago. When Lincoln emerged as the victor, his rivals were dismayed and angry. Throughout the turbulent 1850s, each had energetically sought the presidency as the conflict over slavery was leading inexorably to secession and civil war. That Lincoln succeeded, Goodwin demonstrates, was the result of a character that had been forged by experiences that raised him above his more privileged and accomplished rivals. He won because he possessed an extraordinary ability to put himself in the place of other men, to experience what they were feeling, to understand their motives and desires. It was this capacity that enabled Lincoln as president to bring his disgruntled opponents together, create the most unusual cabinet in history, and marshal their talents to the task of preserving the Union and winning the war. We view the long, horrifying struggle from the vantage of the White House as Lincoln copes with incompetent generals, hostile congressmen, and his raucous cabinet. He overcomes these obstacles by winning the respect of his former competitors, and in the case of Seward, finds a loyal and crucial friend to see him through. This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history.http://amzn.to/1KVGrS5http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61pRuxnsh8L.jpg211
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The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New FutureChris GuillebeauSource http://amzn.to/1EM0NvV In The $100 Startup, Chris Guillebeau shows you how to lead of life of adventure, meaning and purpose – and earn a good living.   Still in his early thirties, Chris is on the verge of completing a tour of every country on earth – he’s already visited more than 175 nations – and yet he’s never held a “real job” or earned a regular paycheck.  Rather, he has a special genius for turning ideas into income, and he uses what he earns both to support his life of adventure and to give back.    There are many others like Chris – those who’ve found ways to opt out of traditional employment and create the time and income to pursue what they find meaningful.  Sometimes, achieving that perfect blend of passion and income doesn’t depend on shelving what you currently do.  You can start small with your venture, committing little time or money, and wait to take the real plunge when you're sure it's successful.   In preparing to write this book, Chris identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses earning $50,000 or more from a modest investment (in many cases, $100 or less), and from that group he’s chosen to focus on the 50 most intriguing case studies.  In nearly all cases, people with no special skills discovered aspects of their personal passions that could be monetized, and were able to restructure their lives in ways that gave them greater freedom and fulfillment.   Here, finally, distilled into one easy-to-use guide, are the most valuable lessons from those who’ve learned how to turn what they do into a gateway to self-fulfillment.  It’s all about finding the intersection between your “expertise” – even if you don’t consider it such -- and what other people will pay for.  You don’t need an MBA, a business plan or even employees.  All you need is a product or service that springs from what you love to do anyway, people willing to pay, and a way to get paid.   Not content to talk in generalities, Chris tells you exactly how many dollars his group of unexpected entrepreneurs required to get their projects up and running; what these individuals did in the first weeks and months to generate significant cash; some of the key mistakes they made along the way, and the crucial insights that made the business stick.  Among Chris’s key principles: if you’re good at one thing, you’re probably good at something else; never teach a man to fish – sell him the fish instead; and in the battle between planning and action, action wins.   In ancient times, people who were dissatisfied with their lives dreamed of finding magic lamps, buried treasure, or streets paved with gold.  Today, we know that it’s up to us to change our lives.  And the best part is, if we change our own life, we can help others change theirs.  This remarkable book will start you on your way.http://amzn.to/1EM0NvVhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xrSIGzOdL.jpg211
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The Better Angels of Our Nature: A History of Violence and HumanitySteven PinkerPinker argues throughout the course of the book that contrary to popular belief, "humankind has become progressively less violent, over millenia and decades" argues that modernity and its cultural institutions are actually making us better people.http://amzn.to/1EXInJ2http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41ye2e2XJKL.jpg211
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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly ImprobableNassim Nicholas TalebSource http://amzn.to/1ISL6yc A black swan is an event, positive or negative, that is deemed improbable yet causes massive consequences. In this groundbreaking and prophetic book, Taleb shows in a playful way that Black Swan events explain almost everything about our world, and yet we—especially the experts—are blind to them. In this second edition, Taleb has added a new essay, On Robustness and Fragility, which offers tools to navigate and exploit a Black Swan world.http://amzn.to/1ISL6ychttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71tHnQXwJtL.jpg211
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The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things RightAtul GawandeSource http://amzn.to/1FsqSuW In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it.The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry—in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people—consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more, use ever-advancing technologies, and still we fail. Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument that we can do better, using the simplest of methods: the checklist. In riveting stories, he reveals what checklists can do, what they can’t, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds. And the insights are making a difference. Already, a simple surgical checklist from the World Health Organization designed by following the ideas described here has been adopted in more than twenty countries as a standard for care and has been heralded as “the biggest clinical invention in thirty years” (The Independent).http://amzn.to/1FsqSuWhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71CwWiCJhuL.jpg211
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The Diamond Age: Or, a Young Lady's Illustrated PrimerNeal StephensonSource http://amzn.to/1PWgm4V In Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson took science fiction to dazzling new levels. Now, in The Diamond Age, he delivers another stunning tale. Set in twenty-first century Shanghai, it is the story of what happens when a state-of-the-art interactive device falls in the hands of a street urchin named Nell. Her life—and the entire future of humanity—is about to be decoded and reprogrammed…http://amzn.to/1PWgm4Vhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51eDiMq4dsL.jpg211
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The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being In Charge Isn’t What It Used to BeMoisés NaímWe know that power is shifting: From West to East and North to South, from presidential palaces to public squares, from once formidable corporate behemoths to nimble startups and, slowly but surely, from men to women. But power is not merely shifting and dispersing. It is also decaying. Those in power today are more constrained in what they can do with it and more at risk of losing it than ever before.

In The End of Power, award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. Drawing on provocative, original research, Naím shows how the antiestablishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Naím deftly covers the seismic changes underway in business, religion, education, within families, and in all matters of war and peace. Examples abound in all walks of life: In 1977, eighty-nine countries were ruled by autocrats while today more than half the world’s population lives in democracies. CEO’s are more constrained and have shorter tenures than their predecessors. Modern tools of war, cheaper and more accessible, make it possible for groups like Hezbollah to afford their own drones. In the second half of 2010, the top ten hedge funds earned more than the world’s largest six banks combined.

Those in power retain it by erecting powerful barriers to keep challengers at bay. Today, insurgent forces dismantle those barriers more quickly and easily than ever, only to find that they themselves become vulnerable in the process. Accessible and captivating, Naím offers a revolutionary look at the inevitable end of power—and how it will change your world. http://amzn.to/1K9YwtN
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The Foundation SeriesIsaac AsimovFor twelve thousand years the Galactic Empire has ruled supreme. Now it is dying. But only Hari Sheldon, creator of the revolutionary science of psychohistory, can see into the future--to a dark age of ignorance, barbarism, and warfare that will last thirty thousand years. To preserve knowledge and save mankind, Seldon gathers the best minds in the Empire--both scientists and scholars--and brings them to a bleak planet at the edge of the Galaxy to serve as a beacon of hope for a fututre generations. He calls his sanctuary the Foundation.

But soon the fledgling Foundation finds itself at the mercy of corrupt warlords rising in the wake of the receding Empire. Mankind's last best hope is faced with an agonizing choice: submit to the barbarians and be overrun--or fight them and be destroyed. http://amzn.to/1EJy7DW
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The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom Don Miguel RuizRooted in traditional Toltec wisdom beliefs, four agreements in life are essential steps on the path to personal freedom. As beliefs are transformed through maintaining these agreements, shamanic teacher and healer don Miguel Ruiz asserts lives will "become filled with grace, peace, and unconditional love."http://amzn.to/1QcqsyLhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51MfVDOlEkL._SX338_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg211
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The Great Illusion: A Study of the Relation of Military Power to National AdvantageNorman AngellSource http://amzn.to/1NcXCih That American interest in the problems here discussed is hardly less vital than that of Europe I am even more persuaded than when the first American edition of this book was issued in 1910. It is certain that opinion in America will not be equipped for dealing with her own problems arising out of her relations with the Spanish American states, with Japan, with the Philippines, unless it has some fair understanding of the principles with which this book deals. Its general interest even goes farther than this: no great community like that of modern America can remain indifferent to the drift of general opinion throughout the world on matters wrapped up with issues so important as those of war and peace. That the tangible commercial and business interests of America are involved in these European events is obvious from the very factors of financial and commercial interdependence which form the basis of the argument. That the interests of Americans are inextricably, if indirectly, bound up with those of Europe, has become increasingly clear as can be proved by the barest investigation of the trend of political thought in this country.http://amzn.to/1NcXCihhttp://bit.ly/1Uwqmsd211
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas AdamsSource http://amzn.to/1ISMelk "IRRESISTIBLE!"--The Boston GlobeSeconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised edition of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy who, for the last fifteen years, has been posing as an out-of-work actor.Together this dynamic pair begin a journey through space aided by quotes from The Hitchhiker's Guide ("A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have") and a galaxy-full of fellow travelers: Zaphod Beeblebrox--the two-headed, three-armed ex-hippie and totally out-to-lunch president of the galaxy; Trillian, Zaphod's girlfriend (formally Tricia McMillan), whom Arthur tried to pick up at a cocktail party once upon a time zone; Marvin, a paranoid, brilliant, and chronically depressed robot; Veet Voojagig, a former graduate student who is obsessed with the disappearance of all the ballpoint pens he bought over the years. Where are these pens? Why are we born? Why do we die? Why do we spend so much time between wearing digital watches? For all the answers stick your thumb to the stars. And don't forget to bring a towel!"[A] WHIMSICAL ODYSSEY...Characters frolic through the galaxy with infectious joy."--Publishers Weeklyhttp://amzn.to/1ISMelkhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/813iyiHsBML.jpg211
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The IliadHomerThe great war epic of Western literature, translated by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles

Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer’s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace.

Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer’s poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliad’s mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls “an astonishing performance.”

This Penguin Classics Deluxe edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. http://amzn.to/1ipviy5
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The New AtlantisSir Francis Bacon Originally published in Latin as Nova Atlantis in 1624, this is an unabridged edition.http://amzn.to/1ipjdJthttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51HfS9Jj60L.jpg211
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The OdysseyHomerThe great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles

Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in the New York Times Book Review hails as "a distinguished achievement."

If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends retold here,

Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb introduction and textual commentary provide insightful background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. http://amzn.to/1iINJhf
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The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any FieldMike MichalowiczSource http://amzn.to/1XAaBQ5  Each year Americans start one million new businesses, nearly 80 percent of which fail within the first five years. Under such pressure to stay alive—let alone grow—it’s easy for entrepreneurs to get caught up in a never-ending cycle of “sell it—do it, sell it—do it” that leaves them exhausted, frustrated, and unable to get ahead no matter how hard they try. This is the exact situation Mike Michalowicz found himself in when he was trying to grow his first company. Although it was making steady money, there was never very much left over and he was chasing customers left and right, putting in twenty-eight-hour days, eight days a week. The punishing grind never let up. His company was alive but stunted, and he was barely breathing. That’s when he discovered an unlikely source of inspiration—pumpkin farmers. After reading an article about a local farmer who had dedicated his life to growing giant pump­kins, Michalowicz realized the same process could apply to growing a business. He tested the Pumpkin Plan on his own company and transformed it into a remarkable, multimillion-dollar industry leader. First he did it for himself. Then for others. And now you. So what is the Pumpkin Plan? Plant the right seeds: Don’t waste time doing a bunch of different things just to please your customers. Instead, identify the thing you do better than anyone else and focus all of your attention, money, and time on figuring out how to grow your company doing it. Weed out the losers: In a pumpkin patch small, rotten pumpkins stunt the growth of the robust, healthy ones. The same is true of customers. Figure out which customers add the most value and provide the best opportunities for sustained growth. Then ditch the worst of the worst. Nurture the winners: Once you figure out who your best customers are, blow their minds with care. Discover their unfulfilled needs, innovate to make their wishes come true, and overdeliver on every single promise.Full of stories of other successful entrepreneurs, The Pumpkin Plan guides you through unconven­tional strategies to help you build a truly profitable blue-ribbon company that is the best in its field.http://amzn.to/1XAaBQ5http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71N25Kt4ieL.jpg211
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The Rise of Theodore RooseveltEdmund MorrisThirty years ago, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. A collector’s item in its original edition, it has never been out of print as a paperback. This classic book is now reissued in hardcover, along with Theodore Rex, to coincide with the publication of Colonel Roosevelt, the third and concluding volume of Edmund Morris’s definitive trilogy on the life of the twenty-sixth President.

Although Theodore Rex fully recounts TR’s years in the White House (1901–1909), The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt begins with a brilliant Prologue describing the President at the apex of his international prestige. That was on New Year’s Day, 1907, when TR, who had just won the Nobel Peace Prize, threw open the doors of the White House to the American people and shook 8,150 hands, more than any man before him. Morris re-creates the reception with such authentic detail that the reader gets almost as vivid an impression of TR as those who attended. One visitor remarked afterward, “You go to the White House, you shake hands with Roosevelt and hear him talk—and then you go home to wring the personality out of your clothes.”

The rest of this book tells the story of TR’s irresistible rise to power. (He himself compared his trajectory to that of a rocket.) It is, in effect, the biography of seven men—a naturalist, a writer, a lover, a hunter, a ranchman, a soldier, and a politician—who merged at age forty-two to become the youngest President in our history. Rarely has any public figure exercised such a charismatic hold on the popular imagination. Edith Wharton likened TR’s vitality to radium. H. G. Wells said that he was “a very symbol of the creative will in man.” Walter Lippmann characterized him simply as our only “lovable” chief executive.

During the years 1858–1901, Theodore Roosevelt, the son of a wealthy Yankee father and a plantation-bred southern belle, transformed himself from a frail, asthmatic boy into a full-blooded man. Fresh out of Harvard, he simultaneously published a distinguished work of naval history and became the fist-swinging leader of a Republican insurgency in the New York State Assembly. He had a youthful romance as lyrical—and tragic—as any in Victorian fiction. He chased thieves across the Badlands of North Dakota with a copy of Anna Karenina in one hand and a Winchester rifle in the other. Married to his childhood sweetheart in 1886, he became the country squire of Sagamore Hill on Long Island, a flamboyant civil service reformer in Washington, D.C., and a night-stalking police commissioner in New York City. As assistant secretary of the navy under President McKinley, he almost single-handedly brought about the Spanish-American War. After leading “Roosevelt’s Rough Riders” in the famous charge up San Juan Hill, Cuba, he returned home a military hero, and was rewarded with the governorship of New York. In what he called his “spare hours” he fathered six children and wrote fourteen books. By 1901, the man Senator Mark Hanna called “that damned cowboy” was vice president of the United States. Seven months later, an assassin’s bullet gave TR the national leadership he had always craved.

His is a story so prodigal in its variety, so surprising in its turns of fate, that previous biographers have treated it as a series of haphazard episodes. This book, the only full study of TR’s pre-presidential years, shows that he was an inevitable chief executive, and recognized as such in his early teens. His apparently random adventures were precipitated and linked by various aspects of his character, not least an overwhelming will. “It was as if he were subconsciously aware that he was a man of many selves,” the author writes, “and set about developing each one in turn, knowing that one day he would be President of all the people.” http://amzn.to/1Qg3JSW
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The World is Flat: A Brief History of The Twenty-First CenturyThomas L. FriedmanThe World Is Flat is Thomas L. Friedman's account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightning-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never before--creating an explosion of wealth in India and China, and challenging the rest of us to run even faster just to stay in place. This updated and expanded edition features more than a hundred pages of fresh reporting and commentary, drawn from Friedman's travels around the world and across the American heartland--from anyplace where the flattening of the world is being felt.
In The World Is Flat, Friedman at once shows "how and why globalization has now shifted into warp drive" (Robert Wright, Slate) and brilliantly demystifies the new flat world for readers, allowing them to make sense of the often bewildering scene unfolding before their eyes. With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, he explains how the flattening of the world happened at the dawn of the twenty-first century; what it means to countries, companies, communities, and individuals; how governments and societies can, and must, adapt; and why terrorists want to stand in the way. More than ever, The World Is Flat is an essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists. http://amzn.to/1Qg3S8S
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Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World René Girard Source http://amzn.to/1QjEWxe An astonishing work of cultural criticism, this book is widely recognized as a brilliant and devastating challenge to conventional views of literature, anthropology, religion, and psychoanalysis. In its scope and itnerest it can be compared with Freud's Totem and Taboo, the subtext Girard refutes with polemic daring, vast erudition, and a persuasiveness that leaves the reader compelled to respond, one way or another.This is the single fullest summation of Girard's ideas to date, the book by which they will stand or fall. In a dialogue with two psychiatrists (Jean-Michel Oughourlian and Guy Lefort), Girard probes an encyclopedic array of topics, ranging across the entire spectrum of anthropology, psychoanalysis, and cultural production.Girard's point o departure is what he calles "mimesis," the conflict that arises when human rivals compete to differentiate themselves from each other, yet succeed only in becoming more and more alike. At certain points in the life of a society, according to Girard, this mimetic conflict erupts into a crisis in which all difference dissolves in indiscriminate violence. In primitive societies, such crises were resolved by the "scapegoating mechanism," in which the community, en masse, turned on an unpremeditated victim. The repression of this collective murder and its repetition in ritual sacrifice then formed the foundations of both religion and the restored social order.How does Christianity, at once the most "sacrificial" of religions and a faith with a non-violent ideology, fit into this scheme? Girard grants Freud's point, in Totem and Taboo, that Christianity is similar to primitive religion, but only to refute Freud—if Christ is sacrificed, Girard argues, it is not becuase God willed it, but becaus ehuman beings wanted it.The book is not merely, or perhaps not mainly, biblical exegesis, for within its scope fall some of the most vexing problems of social history—the paradox that violance has social efficacy, the function of the scapegoat, the mechanism of anti-semitism.http://amzn.to/1QjEWxehttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/310G1va7teL.jpg211
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Zen Mind, Beginner's MindShunryu SuzukiIt provides the basics of Zen and Zen meditation, including the method that Jobs himself used to center himself during difficult moments in his career.http://amzn.to/1OpWXLmhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41qStDUPjRL.jpg211
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Zen Mind, Beginner's MindShunryu SuzukiIt provides the basics of Zen and Zen meditation, including the method that Jobs himself used to center himself during difficult moments in his career.211
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Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
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Source http://amzn.to/1NXhesv #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIf you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets.The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.http://amzn.to/1NXhesvhttps://www.google.com/search?safe=off&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1162&bih=653&q=Zero+to+One%3A+Notes+on+Startups%2C+or+How+to+Build+the+Future+%7B%22isAjaxInProgress_B00J0W47NA%22%3A%220%22%2C%22isAjaxComplete_B00J0W47NA%22%3A%220%22%2C%22isAjaxComplete_B00JZAK09W%22%3A%220%22%2C%22isAjaxInProgress_B00JZAK09W%22%3A%220%22%7D%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Blake+Masters%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09+%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%E2%80%BA+Visit+Amazon%27s+Blake+Masters+Page%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Find+all+the+books%2C+read+about+the+author%2C+and+more.%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09See+search+results+for+this+author%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Are+you+an+author%3F%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Learn+about+Author+Central%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Blake+Masters%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09+++++++%09++++++++%09%09+++++++%09%09%09%28Author%29+book+cover&oq=Zero+to+One%3A+Notes+on+Startups%2C+or+How+to+Build+the+Future+%7B%22isAjaxInProgress_B00J0W47NA%22%3A%220%22%2C%22isAjaxComplete_B00J0W47NA%22%3A%220%22%2C%22isAjaxComplete_B00JZAK09W%22%3A%220%22%2C%22isAjaxInProgress_B00JZAK09W%22%3A%220%22%7D%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Blake+Masters%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09+%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%E2%80%BA+Visit+Amazon%27s+Blake+Masters+Page%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Find+all+the+books%2C+read+about+the+author%2C+and+more.%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09See+search+results+for+this+author%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Are+you+an+author%3F%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Learn+about+Author+Central%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09Blake+Masters%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09+++++++%09++++++++%09%09+++++++%09%09%09%28Author%29+book+cover&gs_l=img.12...77.77.0.86.1.1.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0....0...1ac..64.img..1.0.0.Zv7BF6hdmAA211
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Five Dysfunctions Of A TeamPatrick LencioniIn The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail?http://www.amazon.com/Five-Dysfunctions-Team-Leadership-Fable/dp/0787960756/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444205495&sr=1-1&keywords=Five+Dysfunctions+Of+A+Teamhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417IONFC2GL.jpg11
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Work RulesLaszlo Bock"We spend more time working than doing anything else in life. It's not right that the experience of work should be so demotivating and dehumanizing." So says Laszlo Bock, head of People Operations at the company that transformed how the world interacts with knowledge. http://www.amazon.com/Work-Rules-Insights-Inside-Transform/dp/1455554790/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444207585&sr=1-1&keywords=Work+Ruleshttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Df4YVLvbL.jpg11
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WinningJack WelchJack Welch knows how to win. During his forty-year career at General Electric, he led the company to year-after-year success around the globe, in multiple markets, against brutal competition. His honest, be-the-best style of management became the gold standard in business, with his relentless focus on people, teamwork, and profitshttp://www.amazon.com/Winning-Jack-Welch/dp/0060753943/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444207686&sr=1-1&keywords=Winninghttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/518-cnd7XZL.jpg11
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Who Says Elephans Can’t Dance
Louis GrestnerWho Says Elephants Can't Dance? sums up Lou Gerstner's historic business achievement, bringing Ibm back from the brink of insolvency to lead the computer business once again.Offering a unique case study drawn from decades of experience at some of America's top companies - McKinsey, American Express, Rjr Nabisco - Gerstner's insights into management and leadership are applicable to any business, at any level. Ranging from strategy to public relations, from finance to organization, Gerstner reveals the lessons of a lifetime running highly successful companies.http://www.amazon.com/Who-Says-Elephants-Cant-Dance/dp/0060523808/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444207846&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=Who+Says+Elephans+Can%E2%80%99t+Dancehttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51uCzYIatQL.jpg11
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Who Moved My Cheese?Spencer JohnsonWhen the Y2K panic gripped the corporate realm before the new millenium, most work environments finally recognized the urgent need to get their computers and other business systems up to speed and able to deal with unprecedented change. And businesses realized that this was not enough: they needed to help people get ready, too.http://www.amazon.com/Who-Moved-My-Cheese-Amazing/dp/0399144463/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444207933&sr=1-1&keywords=Who+Moved+My+Cheese%3Fhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71il0yFMDSL.jpg11
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Who
Geoff Smart & Randy Street
In this instant New York Times Bestseller, Geoff Smart and Randy Street provide a simple, practical, and effective solution to what The Economist calls “the single biggest problem in business today”http://www.amazon.com/Who-Geoff-Smart/dp/0345504194/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444208001&sr=1-1&keywords=Whohttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41VLHwJnw5L.jpg11
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When Genius FailedRoger LowensteinIn this business classic—now with a new Afterword in which the author draws parallels to the recent financial crisis—Roger Lowenstein captures the gripping roller-coaster ride of Long-Term Capital Management. Drawing on confidential internal memos and interviews with dozens of key players, Lowenstein explains not just how the fund made and lost its money but also how the personalities of Long-Term’s partners, the arrogance of their mathematical certainties, and the culture of Wall Street itself contributed to both their rise and their fallhttp://www.amazon.com/When-Genius-Failed-Long-Term-Management/dp/0375758259/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1444208318&sr=1-1&keywords=When+Genius+Failedhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51smpesnU8L.jpg11
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