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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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Killing marketing: how innovative businesses are turning marketing cost into profit by Joe Pulizzi & Robert Rose

Overview: Killing your current marketing structure may be the only way to save it! Two of the world’s top marketing experts reveal the next level of breakthrough success—transforming your marketing strategy into a standalone profit center. What if everything we currently know about marketing is what is holding us back? Over the last two decades, …
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The truth machine: the blockchain and the future of everything by Michael J. Casey

Overview: “Views differ on bitcoin, but few doubt the transformative potential of Blockchain technology. The Truth Machine is the best book so far on what has happened and what may come along. It demands the attention of anyone concerned with our economic future.” —Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at …
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The World in 2019 by The Economist

Overview: The World in 2019 will build on three decades of publishing success: this will be the 33rd edition. It will look ahead to the Trump administration’s prospects with a new Congress, the reality of Brexit, elections in India, Indonesia, Nigeria and across Europe, tech disruptions from AI and China (could 2019 mark “peak Sillicon Valley”?), …
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The space barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos by Christian Davenport

Overview: The visionary quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, concern about the future of humanity, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontier. For years, space enthusiasts have imagined people in spaceships colonizing the cosmos, and for more than four decades, …
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Measure what matters: OKRs: the simple idea that drives 10x growth by John E. Doerr

Overview: Legendary venture capitalist John Doerr reveals how the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) has helped tech giants from Intel to Google achieve explosive growth—and how it can help any organization thrive. In the fall of 1999, John Doerr met with the founders of a start-up whom he’d just given $12.5 million, …
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