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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's F...
by Bill Browder

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English

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417

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February 03, 2015

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<b><i>New York Times</i> bestseller</b><br /> <br /><b>THE BOOK THAT EXPLAINS WHY RUSSIANS WANTED TO MEET WITH THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淧art John Grisham-like thriller, part business and political memoir.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淸<i>Red Notice</i>] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what <i>Liar鈥檚 Poker</i> did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder鈥檚 business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putin鈥檚 Russia, making <i>Red Notice</i> an early candidate for any list of the year鈥檚 best books鈥?(<i>Fortune</i>).</b><br /><br />This is a story about an accidental activist. Bill Browder started out his adult life as the Wall Street maverick whose instincts led him to Russia just after the breakup of the Soviet Union, where he made his fortune.<br /> <br /> Along the way he exposed corruption, and when he did, he barely escaped with his life. His Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky wasn鈥檛 so lucky: he ended up in jail, where he was tortured to death. That changed Browder forever. He saw the murderous heart of the Putin regime and has spent the last half decade on a campaign to expose it. Because of that, he became Putin鈥檚 number one enemy, especially after Browder succeeded in having a law passed in the United States鈥擳he Magnitsky Act鈥攖hat punishes a list of Russians implicated in the lawyer鈥檚 murder. Putin famously retaliated with a law that bans Americans from adopting Russian orphans.<br /> <br />A financial caper, a crime thriller, and a political crusade, <i>Red Notice</i> is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the world, and also the story of how, without intending to, he found meaning in his life.
Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale
by Adam Minter

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English

Pages

316

Publication Date

November 12, 2019

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<b>From the author of <i>Junkyard Planet</i>, a journey into the surprising afterlives of our former possessions.</b><br /><br />Downsizing. Decluttering. A parent's death. Sooner or later, all of us are faced with things we no longer need or want. But when we drop our old clothes and other items off at a local donation center, where do they go? Sometimes across the country-or even halfway across the world-to people and places who find value in what we leave behind.<br /><br />In <i>Secondhand</i>, journalist Adam Minter takes us on an unexpected adventure into the often-hidden, multibillion-dollar industry of reuse: thrift stores in the American Southwest to vintage shops in Tokyo, flea markets in Southeast Asia to used-goods enterprises in Ghana, and more. Along the way, Minter meets the fascinating people who handle-and profit from-our rising tide of discarded stuff, and asks a pressing question: In a world that craves shiny and new, is there room for it all?<br /><i><br /></i><i>Secondhand</i> offers hopeful answers and hard truths. A history of the stuff we've used and a contemplation of why we keep buying more, it also reveals the marketing practices, design failures, and racial prejudices that push used items into landfills instead of new homes. <i>Secondhand</i> shows us that it doesn't have to be this way, and what really needs to change to build a sustainable future free of excess stuff.<br /><b></b>
Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested ...
by , Ren茅e A. Mauborgne

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

January 20, 2014

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<p><b><i>OVER 4 MILLION COPIES SOLD<br />WALL STREET JOURNAL AND BUSINESSWEEK BESTSELLER<br />RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE MOST ICONIC AND IMPACTFUL STRATEGY BOOKS EVER WRITTEN</i></b></p><p><b>The global phenomenon that has sold over 4 million copies, is published in a record-breaking 46 languages and is a bestseller across five continents--now updated and expanded with new content. Named by <i>Fast Company</i> as one of the most influential leadership books in its Leadership Hall of Fame. A strategy classic.</b></p><p>In this perennial bestseller, embraced by organizations and industries worldwide, globally preeminent management thinkers W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne challenge everything you thought you knew about the requirements for strategic success. Recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written, <b><i>BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY</i></b>, now updated with fresh content from the authors, argues that cutthroat competition results in nothing but a bloody red ocean of rivals fighting over a shrinking profit pool. Based on a study of 150 strategic moves (spanning more than 100 years across 30 industries), the authors argue that lasting success comes not from battling competitors but from creating "blue oceans"--untapped new market spaces ripe for growth.</p><p><b><i>BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY</i></b> presents a systematic approach to making the competition irrelevant and outlines principles and tools any organization can use to create and capture their own blue oceans. This expanded edition includes:</p><ul><li>A new preface by the authors: Help! My Ocean Is Turning Red</li><li>Updates on all cases and examples in the book, bringing their stories up to the present time</li><li>Two new chapters and an expanded third one--Alignment, Renewal, and Red Ocean Traps --that address the most pressing questions readers have asked over the past 10 years</li></ul><p></p><p>A landmark work that upends traditional thinking about strategy, this bestselling book charts a bold new path to winning the future. Consider this your guide to creating uncontested market space--and making the competition irrelevant.</p><p>To learn more about the power of <b><i>BLUE OCEAN STRATEGY</i></b>, visit blueoceanstrategy.com. There you'll find all the resources you need--from ideas in practice and cases from government and private industry, to teaching materials, mobile apps, real-time updates, and tips and tools to help you make your blue ocean journey a success.</p>
Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
by , James A. Robinson

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English

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556

Publication Date

March 20, 2012

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<b>Brilliant and engagingly written, <i>Why Nations Fail </i>answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine? <br /><i><br /></i></b>Is it culture, the weather, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? <br /><br />Simply, no. None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Otherwise, how to explain why Botswana has become one of the fastest growing countries in the world, while other African nations, such as Zimbabwe, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, are mired in poverty and violence? <br /><br />Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson conclusively show that it is man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success (or lack of it). Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. <br /><br />The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Sadly, the people of the north have endured decades of famine, political repression, and very different economic institutions鈥攚ith no end in sight. The differences between the Koreas is due to the politics that created these completely different institutional trajectories. <br /><br />Based on fifteen years of original research Acemoglu and Robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, the Mayan city-states, medieval Venice, the Soviet Union, Latin America, England, Europe, the United States, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, including: <br /><br />- China has built an authoritarian growth machine. Will it continue to grow at such high speed and聽overwhelm the West? <br /><br />- Are America鈥檚 best days behind it? Are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority? <br /><br />- What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson鈥檚 breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions? <br /><br /><b><i>Why Nations Fail </i>will change the way you look at鈥攁nd understand鈥攖he world.聽</b>
Stealth War: How China Took Over While America's Elite Slept
by Robert Spalding

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English

Pages

255

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October 01, 2019

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<b><b>China expert Robert Spalding reveals the shocking success China has had infiltrating American institutions and compromising our national security.</b></b><br /><br />The media often suggest that Russia poses the greatest threat to America's national security, but the real danger lies farther east. While those in power have been distracted and disorderly, China has waged a six-front war on America's economy, military, diplomacy, technology, education, and infrastructure--and they're winning. It's almost too late to undo the shocking, though nearly invisible, victories of the Chinese. <br /><br />In <i>Stealth War</i>, retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding reveals China's motives and secret attacks on the West. Chronicling how our leaders have failed to protect us over recent decades, he provides shocking evidence of some of China's most brilliant ploys, including:<br /><br />聽聽鈥⒙犅燩lacing Confucius Institutes in universities across the United States that serve to monitor and control Chinese students on campus and spread communist narratives to unsuspecting American students.<br /><br />聽聽鈥⒙犅燨ffering enormous sums to American experts who create investment funds that funnel technology to China.<br /><br />聽聽鈥⒙犅燬igning a thirty-year agreement with the US that allows China to share peaceful nuclear technology, ensuring that they have access to American nuclear know-how.<br /><br />Spalding's concern isn't merely that America could lose its position on the world stage. More urgently, the Chinese Communist Party has a fundamental loathing of the legal protections America grants its people and seeks to create a world without those rights. <br /><br />Despite all the damage done so far, Spalding shows how it's still possible for the U.S. and the rest of the free world to combat--and win--China's stealth war.
The Great Reversal: How America Gave Up on Free Markets
by Thomas Philippon

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English

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344

Publication Date

October 29, 2019

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American markets, once a model for the world, are giving up on competition. Thomas Philippon blames the unchecked efforts of corporate lobbyists. Instead of earning profits by investing and innovating, powerful firms use political pressure to secure their advantages. The result is less efficient markets, leading to higher prices and lower wages.
Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World
by Branko Milanovic

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English

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286

Publication Date

September 24, 2019

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For the first time in history, the globe is dominated by one economic system. Capitalism prevails because it delivers prosperity and meets desires for autonomy. But it also is unstable and morally defective. Surveying the varieties and futures of capitalism, Branko Milanovic offers creative solutions to improve a system that isn鈥檛 going anywhere.
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
by Naomi Klein

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English

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577

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September 16, 2014

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The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller <i>The Shock Doctrine, </i>a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core 鈥渇ree market鈥?ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.<br /><br />In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option.<br /> <br />In <i>This Changes Everything </i>Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn鈥檛 just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It鈥檚 an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives. And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not鈥攁nd cannot鈥攆ix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism.<br /> <br />Klein argues that the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond to the climate crisis humanely should not be viewed as grim penance, but rather as a kind of gift鈥攁 catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds. And she documents the inspiring movements that have already begun this process: communities that are not just refusing to be sites of further fossil fuel extraction but are building the next, regeneration-based economies right now.<br /> <br />Can we pull off these changes in time? Nothing is certain. Nothing except that climate change changes everything. And for a very brief time, the nature of that change is still up to us.
Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word: How Six Everyday Products Make t...
by Fred P. Hochberg

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English

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299

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January 14, 2020

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<b>Trade myths, busted and debunked, with the help of six surprising everyday goods鈥?lt;/b><b>the taco salad, the Honda Odyssey, the banana, the iPhone, the college degree, and the blockbuster HBO series <i>Game of Thrones </i> </b><br /><br />Trade allows us to sell what we produce at home and purchase what we don鈥檛. It lowers prices and gives us greater variety and innovation. Yet understanding our place in the global trade network is rarely so simple, and today鈥檚 workers are wary of being taken advantage of. Trade has become an easy excuse for struggling economies, a scapegoat for our failures to adapt to a changing world, and鈥攆or many Americans on both the right and the left鈥攏othing short of a four-letter word.<br /> <br />But as Fred P. Hochberg reminds us, trade is easier to understand than we commonly think. In <i>Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word</i>, you鈥檒l learn how NAFTA became a populist punching bag on both sides of the aisle. You鈥檒l learn how Americans can avoid the grim specter of the $10 banana. And you鈥檒l finally discover the truth about whether or not, as President Trump once famously tweeted, 鈥渢rade wars are good and easy to win.鈥?(Spoiler alert鈥攖hey aren鈥檛.)<br /> <br />Hochberg unravels the mysteries of trade by pulling back the curtain on six everyday products, each with a surprising story to tell: the taco salad, the Honda Odyssey, the banana, the iPhone, the college degree, and the smash hit HBO series <i>Game of Thrones</i>. Behind these six examples are stories that help explain not only how trade has shaped our lives so far but also how we can use trade to build a better future for our own families, for America, and for the world. There is no going back.<br /> <br /><i>Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word </i>is the antidote to today鈥檚 acronym-laden trade jargon pitched to voters with simple promises that rarely play out so one-dimensionally. It鈥檚 time to read between the lines. Packed with colorful examples and highly digestible explanations, <i>Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word </i>entertains as it dispels popular misconceptions and arms readers with a thorough grasp of the basics of trade.
Leading with Cultural Intelligence: The Real Secret to Success
by David A. Livermore

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English

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296

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April 08, 2015

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Succeeding in today鈥檚 global market requires a new set of skills than it did when the pioneers of the twentieth century were making their mark. But don鈥檛 let that intimidate you from expanding your business beyond our borders. In order to negotiate with vendors in Japan, it is not necessary to immerse yourself in the Asian culture. To explore potential markets in Africa, you don鈥檛 need to take a month-long safari across the jungle to learn what their people are like. The key to taking your business global, and doing so effectively, is all about your CQ--or cultural intelligence. Having done training and consulting for leaders in more than 100 countries, David Livermore, president and partner at the Cultural Intelligence Center, has detailed in Leading with Cultural Intelligence a four-step model for improving your CQ and maximizing your impact in managing across cultures:鈥?Drive--boost your motivation for and confidence in interacting with other cultures 鈥?Knowledge--understand the relevance of differences in religion, values, norms, and languages 鈥?Strategy--plan ahead for unfamiliar cultural settings, but remain flexible if actual experience differs from expectations 鈥?Action--successfully adapt your behavior to each situationFeaturing fresh research, case studies, and statistics on the ROI of improving your CQ, this new edition of Leading with Cultural Intelligence with help you thrive in any business environment--whether it鈥檚 across the world or in your own backyard.

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