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The globotics upheaval: globalization, robotics, and the future of work by Richard Baldwin

Overview: At the root of inequality, unemployment, and populism are radical changes in the world economy. Digital technology is allowing talented foreigners to telecommute into our workplaces and compete for service and professional jobs. Instant machine translation is melting language barriers, so the ranks of these “tele-migrants” will soon include almost every educated person in …
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AI superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the new world order by Kai-Fu Lee

Dr. Kai-Fu Lee—one of the world’s most respected experts on AI and China—reveals that China has suddenly caught up to the US at an astonishingly rapid and unexpected pace. In AI Superpowers, Kai-fu Lee argues powerfully that because of these unprecedented developments in AI, dramatic changes will be happening much sooner than many of us …
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The enlightened capitalists: cautionary tales of business pioneers who tried to do well by doing good by James O’Toole

Overview: An expert on ethical leadership analyzes the complicated history of business people who tried to marry the pursuit of profits with virtuous organizational practices—from British industrialist Robert Owen to American retailer John Cash Penney and jeans maker Levi Strauss to such modern-day entrepreneurs Anita Roddick and Tom Chappell. Today’s business leaders are increasingly pressured …
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The prosperity paradox by Clayton M. Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, and Karen Dillon

Overview: Clayton M. Christensen, the author of such business classics as The Innovator’s Dilemma and the New York Times bestseller How Will You Measure Your Life, and co-authors Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon reveal why so many investments in economic development fail to generate sustainable prosperity, and offers a groundbreaking solution for true and lasting change. …
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Dare to lead: brave work, tough conversations, whole hearts by Brené Brown

Overview: NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the …
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When: the scientific secrets of perfect timing by Daniel H. Pink

Overview: “Brims with a surprising amount of insight and practical advice.” —The Wall Street Journal Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, unlocks the scientific secrets to good timing to help you flourish at work, at school, and at home. Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we …
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Enlightenment now: the case for reason, science, humanism, and progress by Steven Pinker

Overview: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 ONE OF THE ECONOMIST’S BOOKS OF THE YEAR “My new favorite book of all time.” —Bill Gates If you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our …
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We the corporations: how American businesses won their civil rights by Adam Winkler

Overview: A landmark exposé and “deeply engaging legal history” of one of the most successful, yet least known, civil rights movements in American history (Washington Post). In a revelatory work praised as “excellent and timely” (New York Times Book Review, front page), Adam Winkler, author of Gunfight, once again makes sense of our fraught constitutional …
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Mastering the market cycle: getting the odds on your side by Howard Marks

Overview: A NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER Named one of the Best Business Books of 2018 by Business Insider The legendary investor shows how to identify and master the cycles that govern the markets. We all know markets rise and fall, but when should you pull out, and when should …
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Radical markets: uprooting capitalism and democracy for a just society by Eric A. Posner and E. Glen Weyl

Overview: Revolutionary ideas on how to use markets to bring about fairness and prosperity for all Many blame today’s economic inequality, stagnation, and political instability on the free market. The solution is to rein in the market, right? Radical Markets turns this thinking—and pretty much all conventional thinking about markets, both for and against—on its …
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