Business

EMPIRE OF THINGS: HOW WE BECAME A WORLD OF CONSUMERS, FROM THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY TO THE TWENTY-FIRST

Written by Trentmann, Frank
What we consume has become a central--perhaps the central--feature of modern life. Our economies live or die by spending, we increasingly define ourselves by our possessions, and this ever-richer lifestyle has had an extraordinary impact on our planet. How have we come to live with so much stuff, and how has this changed the course of history?
March 28, 2017 | Paperback | Harper Perennial | 880 Pages |
$19.99

STEALING FIRE: HOW SILICON VALLEY, SPECIAL FORCES AND MAVERICK SCIENTISTS ARE REVOLUTIONIZING HOW WE LIVE AND WORK

Written by Wheal, Jamie
NATIONAL BESTSELLER CNBC and Strategy + Business Best Business Book of 2017
February 21, 2017 | Hardcover | Dey Street Books | 304 Pages |
$27.99

SPIDER NETWORK: THE WILD STORY OF A MATH GENIUS, A GANG OF BACKSTABBING BANKERS, AND ONE OF THE GREATEST SCAMS IN FINANCIAL HISTORY

Written by Enrich, David
SHORT-LISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR
March 21, 2017 | Hardcover | Custom House | 528 Pages |
$29.99

END OF ALCHEMY: MONEY, BANKING, AND THE FUTURE OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

Written by King, Mervyn
Something is wrong with our banking system. We all sense that, but Mervyn King knows it firsthand; his ten years at the helm of the Bank of England, including at the height of the financial crisis, revealed profound truths about the mechanisms of our capitalist society.
March 7, 2017 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 464 Pages |
$18.95
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MEASURING WHAT COUNTS: A NEW DASHBOARD FOR WELL-BEING

Written by Durand, Martine
A bold agenda for a better way to assess societal well-being, by three of the world's leading economists and statisticians "If we want to put people first, we have to know what matters to them, what improves their well-being, and how we can supply more of whatever that is."--Joseph E. Stiglitz
November 19, 2019 | Paperback | New Press | 224 Pages |
$15.99
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PAYBACK: DEBT AND THE SHADOW SIDE OF WEALTH

Written by Atwood, Margaret
Legendary novelist, poet, and essayist Margaret Atwood delivers a surprising look at the topic of "debt" -- a timely subject during our current period of economic upheaval. In her intelligent and imaginative approach to the subject, Atwood proposes that "debt" is like air -- something we take for granted and never think about until things go wrong.
September 3, 2019 | Paperback | House of Anansi Press |
$15.95
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FINANCE CURSE

Written by Shaxson, Nicholas
Financial journalist Nicholas Shaxson first made his reputation studying the "resource curse," seeing first-hand the disastrous economic and societal effects of the discovery of oil in Angola. He then gained prominence as an expert on tax havens, revealing the dark corners of that world long before the scandals of the Panama and Paradise Papers.
November 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Grove Press |
$27.00
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SEEING AROUND CORNERS: HOW TO SPOT INFLECTION POINTS IN BUSINESS BEFORE THEY HAPPEN

Written by McGrath, Rita
The first prescriptive, innovative guide to seeing inflection points before they happen--and how to harness these disruptive influences to give your company a strategic advantage.
September 3, 2019 | Hardcover | Houghton Mifflin |
$28.00
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SUPER PUMPED: THE BATTLE FOR UBER

Written by Isaac, Mike
In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup that capped a brutal year for the transportation giant. Uber had catapulted to the top of the tech world, yet for many came to symbolize everything wrong with Silicon Valley.
September 3, 2019 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$27.95
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MAKE NOISE: A CREATOR'S GUIDE TO PODCASTING AND GREAT AUDIO STORYTELLING

Written by Nuzum, Eric
Podcasting is the fast-growing media platform in the world, with currently 650,000 podcasts out there, in 100 languages, and offering over 20 million episodes. And we're only at the beginning. More and more podcasts appear every day, and more and more entrepreneurs, businesses, individuals, and distributors, like Spotify, are getting into this world.
December 10, 2019 | Paperback | Workman Publishing | 264 Pages |
$18.95

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