Boom

Boom

RECOMMENDATION Journalist Michael Shnayerson provides a gripping, thorough backgrounder on the contemporary art market as he narrates the growth of the art world and competition among its leading players. He tracks the careers of major dealers...

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Bold

Bold

Take-Aways Newer technologies, faster computers, and bigger networks place incredible power in the hands of ordinary individuals at a minimal cost.“Exponential growth” models have replaced traditional “linear growth” models.The...

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Blockchain Revolution

Blockchain Revolution

RECOMMENDATION In this accessible guide, blockchain experts Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott explain the promise behind this emerging technology. They see blockchain as a potential world-changer, although their exuberance can feel a bit farfetched...

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Blaze Your Own Trail

Blaze Your Own Trail

Take-Aways In this imaginary journey, you’ll see possible outcomes of several pivotal decisions.Approximately one-third of college graduates launch their careers immediately; two-thirds explore other options for five to ten years before...

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Beyond The Label

Beyond The Label

RECOMMENDATION Unlike authors of many leadership books, Maureen Chiquet strives to teach by example. From her childhood fascination with everything French, her education at Yale, her first job at L’Oréal, her career climb at The Gap to become...

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Be a Shortcut

Be a Shortcut

RECOMMENDATION Business consultant Scott G. Halford helps employees boost their emotional intelligence (EI), the capacity to assess and influence the emotions of other people. He coined the term “Shortcuts” to describe emotionally intelligent...

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Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Barking Up The Wrong Tree

RECOMMENDATION This wide-ranging self-help style guide to a better life and career covers an enormous amount of territory. From whether to play it nice and straight, manipulate like Machiavelli, or “fake it until you make it,” lifestyle expert...

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A River in Darkness

A River in Darkness

Recommendation Masaji Ishikawa’s brutally vivid memoir of life in North Korea depicts sorrow, hunger, deprivation, cold and loss. This short, intense portrait evokes the horrors he found after leaving his native Japan at age 13 in 1960. His...

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A CEO Only Does Three Things

A CEO Only Does Three Things

RECOMMENDATION Trey Taylor advises CEOs to focus on three things – culture, talent and numbers. All CEOs must develop knowledge of their values and strengths, then embed those values in their organization to shape a culture with an unwavering...

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A Better World

A Better World

Take-Aways Major troubles plaguing the planet are deleterious – even disastrous – for business.World problems – poverty, disease, pollution – undermine the global economic system.Corporations have the human resources, financial assets, global...

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A Beginners Guide To The End

A Beginners Guide To The End

RECOMMENDATION Combining Editor Shoshana Berger’s communication skills with hospice doctor B.J. Miller’s medical knowledge, this reference guide to dying is essential reading. Well-organized and thorough, compassionate and wise, it covers...

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