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Building a Values-Driven Organization: A Whole System Approach to Cultural Transformation
$10.26
Description
Richard Barrett, author of the best-selling book Liberating the Corporate Soul, presents his new thinkingBased on his experience working with over 1,000 organizations in 32 countries on cultural transformation for the values-driven organization. He presents a whole system approach to cultural transformation, showing organizations how they can change their culture to become values-driven organizations that support their employees, their customers, their partners, their leaders, and ultimately drive effectiveness and profit.
ISBN
9780750679749
By
Barrett, Richard
Publisher
Butterworth-Heinemann
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Used, Like New
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Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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742662
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Flip: How to Turn Everything You Know on Its Head-and Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Imaginings
$4.99
Description

What do the superstars of modern business have in common? An ability to "flip"--to think counterintuitively and then act boldly, with no regard for "business as usual" conventions. one of the youngest and fastest-rising stars on the international consulting and speaking circuit, Peter Sheahan reveals how the world's most effective organizations and individuals distinguish themselves from the competition instead of running with the pack.

Sheahan explores six major flips

  • Action Creates Clarity--to move forward you must act in spite of ambiguity.
  • Fast, Good, Cheap: Pick Three, Then Add Something Extra--the new standard in every industry.
  • To develop competitive advantage, you must Absolutely, Positively Sweat the Small Stuff.
  • Satisfy customers' needs for engagement and contact--it's not "just business"--Business Is Personal.
  • To win mass-market success, be courageous, Find It on the Fringe, and separate yourself from the competitive herd.
  • To Get Control, Give It Up--empower others to create, dream, and believe for you.
  • Stick to what you learned in business school at your peril. Today's small-world economy calls for a new way of doing business. It calls for Flip.

    ISBN
    9780061719639
    By
    Sheahan, Peter
    Publisher
    William Morrow Paperbacks
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    742355
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    Whole Life Economics
    $4.99
    ISBN
    9780865712669
    By
    Brandt, Barbara
    Publisher
    New Society Publishers
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    742123
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    The Luck Business
    $6.98
    Description
    ely to become Exhibit No. 1".--Ken Armstrong, Chicago Tribune.
    ISBN
    9780684831824
    By
    Goodman, Robert
    Publisher
    Touchstone
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    741527
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    Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market
    $4.99
    Description
    America's black market is much larger than we realize, and it affects us all deeply, whether or not we smoke pot, rent a risqué video, or pay our kids' nannies in cash. In Reefer Madness the best-selling author of Fast Food Nation turns his exacting eye on the underbelly of the American marketplace and its far-reaching influence on our society. Exposing three American mainstays -- pot, porn, and illegal immigrants -- Eric Schlosser shows how the black market has burgeoned over the past several decades. He also draws compelling parallels between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall, how new techonology shapes a market, how government intervention can reinvigorate black markets as well as mainstream ones, and how big business learns -- and profits -- from the underground.
    Reefer Madness is a powerful investigation that illuminates the shadow economy and the culture that casts that shadow.
    ISBN
    9780618446704
    By
    Schlosser, Eric
    Publisher
    Mariner Books
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    741196
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    Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know
    $4.99
    Description
    The politics of food is changing fast. In rich countries, obesity is now a more serious problem than hunger. Consumers once satisfied with cheap and convenient food now want food that is also safe, nutritious, fresh, and grown by local farmers using fewer chemicals. Heavily subsidized and underregulated commercial farmers are facing stronger push back from environmentalists and consumer activists, and food companies are under the microscope. Meanwhile, agricultural success in Asia has spurred income growth and dietary enrichment, but agricultural failure in Africa has left one-third of all citizens undernourished - and the international markets that link these diverse regions together are subject to sudden disruption.
    Food Politics carefully examines and explains the most important issues on today's global food landscape, including international food prices, famines, chronic hunger, the Malthusian race between food production and population growth, international food aid, "green revolution" farming, obesity, farm subsidies and trade, agriculture and the environment, agribusiness, supermarkets, food safety, fast food, slow food, organic food, local food, and genetically engineered food.
    Politics in each of these areas has become polarized over the past decade by conflicting claims and accusations from advocates on all sides. Paarlberg's book maps this contested terrain, challenging myths and critiquing more than a few of today's fashionable beliefs about farming and food. For those ready to have their thinking about food politics informed and also challenged, this is the book to read.
    ISBN
    9780195389593
    By
    Paarlberg, Robert L
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    741163
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    The Purpose Is Profit: The Truth about Starting and Building Your Own Business
    $10.30
    Description

    Do you feel the pull to start your own business?

    Tired of working for others and dealing with office politics, eager for control and more money, Ed "Skip" McLaughlin certainly felt it. When he left his high-level corporate position to start not one but two new businesses, his colleagues' reaction was disbelief:

    People told me I was crazy. "You are going to fail!"

    One of his businesses did fail, but the other thrived. Ed bootstrapped it into an Inc. 500 company and later sold it to a Fortune 100 company. Now, you can learn from his experience--what to do and what not to do--to create your own successful startup. The Purpose Is Profit eliminates the mystery of becoming an entrepreneur. You will learn--

  • Why distinctive competence trumps passion
  • Where and when to get funding without losing control
  • How to build an entrepreneurial brand that lasts
  • Why profit should be factored into every business decision
  • How ethical behavior breeds trust and unlocks profit
  • As a bonus, The Purpose Is Profit includes two manuals: The Startup Roadmap details the 21 steps you should take to build a profitable business. The Startup Funding Guide delivers the tools you need to fund your business.

    www.ThePurposeIsProfit.com

    ISBN
    9781626342903
    By
    Lydecker, Wyn
    Publisher
    Greenleaf Book Group Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    743629
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    From Versailles to Wall Street
    $8.41
    ISBN
    9780520045064
    By
    Aldcroft, Derek Howard
    Publisher
    Univ of California Pr
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    706446
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    Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream
    $27.99
    Description

    In the spirit of Evicted, Bait and Switch, and The Big Short, a shocking, heart-wrenching investigation into America's housing crisis and the modern-day robber barons who are making a fortune off the backs of the disenfranchised working and middle class--among them, Donald Trump and his inner circle.

    Two years before the housing market collapsed in 2008, Donald Trump looked forward to a crash: "I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy," he said. But our future president wasn't alone. While millions of Americans suffered financial loss, tycoons pounced to heartlessly seize thousands of homes--their profiteering made even easier because, as prize-winning investigative reporter Aaron Glantz reveals in Homewreckers, they often used taxpayer money--and the Obama administration's promise to cover their losses.

    In Homewreckers, Glantz recounts the transformation of straightforward lending into a morass of slivered and combined mortgage "products" that could be bought and sold, accompanied by a shift in priorities and a loosening of regulations and laws that made it good business to lend money to those who wouldn't be able to repay. Among the men who laughed their way to the bank: Trump cabinet members Steve Mnuchin and Wilbur Ross, Trump pal and confidant Tom Barrack, and billionaire Republican cash cow Steve Schwarzman. Homewreckers also brilliantly weaves together the stories of those most ravaged by the housing crisis. The result is an eye-opening expose of the greed that decimated millions and enriched a gluttonous few.

    ISBN
    9780062869531
    By
    Glantz, Aaron
    Publisher
    Custom House
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780062869531
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    Non-Fiction
    Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion from the Ground Up
    $27.99
    Description

    The captivating inside story of the historic 2018 Boston Red Sox, as told through the assembly and ascendancy of their talented young core--the culmination of nearly a decade of reporting from one of the most respected baseball writers in the country.

    "Alex Speier spins a compelling narrative about how great scouting and player development created a perennial contender in baseball's toughest division, without losing sight of the people at the heart of his story." -- Keith Law

    "Compelling reading. A must for Red Sox fans." --Booklist

    The 2018 season was a coronation for the Boston Red Sox. The best team in Major League Baseball--indeed, one of the best teams ever--the Sox won 108 regular season games and then romped through the postseason, going 11-3 against the three next-strongest teams baseball had to offer.

    As Boston Globe baseball reporter Alex Speier reveals, the Sox' success wasn't a fluke--nor was it guaranteed. It was the result of careful, patient planning and shrewd decision-making that allowed Boston to develop a golden generation of prospects--and then build upon that talented core to assemble a juggernaut. Speier has covered the key players--Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr., and many others--since the beginning of their professional careers, as they rose through the minor leagues and ultimately became the heart of this historic championship squad. Drawing upon hundreds of interviews and years of reporting, Homegrown is the definitive look at the construction of an extraordinary team.

    It is a story that offers startling insights for baseball fans of any team, and anyone looking for the secret to building a successful organization. Why do many highly touted prospects fail, while others rise out of obscurity to become transcendent? How can franchises help their young talent, in whom they've often invested tens of millions of dollars, reach their full potential? And how can management balance long-term aims with the constant pressure to win now?

    Part insider's account of one of the greatest baseball teams ever, part meditation on how to build a winner, Homegrown offers an illuminating look into how the best of the best are built.

    ISBN
    9780062943552
    By
    Speier, Alex
    Publisher
    William Morrow
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780062943552
    Location
    Non-Fiction
    Follow Your Stuff: Who Makes It, Where Does It Come From, How Does It Get to You?
    $12.95
    Description

    Our cellphones, our clothes, our food: All are everyday things we consider essential, but we seldom think of what and who is involved in making them and getting them into our hands. In Follow Your Stuff, award-winning children's author Kevin Sylvester and business professor Michael Hlinka team up again, this time to tackle the complex dynamics of the global economy, examining the often-complex journey of ordinary goods from production right to our doorsteps.

    Using familiar examples, easy-to-follow charts and graphs, and a big helping of humor, Hlinka and Sylvester introduce young readers to concepts such as relative value and fair wages and how to think critically about our purchasing decisions. Sylvester's lively illustrations add even more kid-appeal making this sequel to the critically acclaimed Follow Your Money the perfect introduction to socio-economics and an eye-opening essential read for young people.

    ISBN
    9781773212531
    By
    Hlinka, Michael
    Publisher
    Annick Press
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781773212531
    Location
    Children's
    Totally Wired: The Rise and Fall of Josh Harris and The Great Dotcom Swindle
    $17.00
    Description
    From award-winning journalist Andrew Smith, the never before told story of the late 1990s dot-com bubble, its tumultuous crash, and the rise and fall of the visionary pioneer at its epicenter.

    One morning in February 2001, internet entrepreneur Josh Harris woke to certain knowledge that he was about to lose everything. The man Time magazine called "The Warhol of the Web" was now reduced to the role of helpless spectator as his personal fortune dwindled from 85 million dollars, to 50 million, to nothing, all in the space of a week.

    Harris had been New York's first net millionaire, a maverick genius so preternaturally adapted to the fluid virtualities of the new online world that he saw it with a clarity almost no one else did. He founded the city's first dotcom, Pseudo.com, and paved the way for a cadre of net-savvy twentysomethings to follow, riding a wave of tech euphoria to unimagined wealth and fame for five years, before losing it all in the great dotcom crash of 2000, in which Web 1.0 was wiped from the face of the earth. Long before then, however, Harris's view of where the web would take us had darkened, and he began a series of lurid social experiments aimed at illustrating his worst fear: that the internet would soon alter the very fabric of society--cognitive, social, political, and otherwise.

    In Totally Wired, award-winning author and journalist Andrew Smith seeks to unravel the opaque and mysterious episodes of the twentieth century dotcom craze, in which the seeds of our current reality were sown. Drawing on in-depth interviews with Harris and the former pioneers who worked alongside him in downtown Manhattan's "Silicon Alley," the narrative moves from a compound in the wild south of Ethiopia, through New York, San Francisco, Las Vegas, London and Salt Lake City, Utah; from the dawn of the web to the present, taking in the rise of retro-truth, troll society, the unexpected origins of the net itself, as our world has grown uncannily to resemble the one Harris predicted--and had urged us to evade.

    ISBN
    9780802129345
    By
    Smith, Andrew
    Publisher
    Grove Press, Black Cat
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780802129345
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    History
    Trading Options in Turbulent Markets: Master Uncertainty through Active Volatility Management
    $40.27
    Description
    Top options expert Larry Shover returns to discuss how to interpret, and profit from, market volatility

    Trading Options in Turbulent Markets, Second Edition skillfully explains the intricacies of options volatility and shows you how to use options to cope, and profit from, market turbulence. Throughout this new edition, options expert Larry Shover reveals how to use historical volatility to predict future volatility for a security and addresses how you can utilize that knowledge to make better trading decisions.

    Along the way, he also defines the so-called Greeks--delta, vega, theta, and gamma--and explains what drives their values and their relationship to historic and implied volatility. Shover then provides effective strategies for trading options contracts in uncertain times, addressing the decision-making process and how to trade objectively in the face of unpredictable and irrational market moves.

  • Includes a new chapter of the VIX, more advanced material on volatility suitable for institutional or intermediate options trader, and additional volatility-based strategies
  • Answers complex questions such as: How does a trader know when to tolerate risk and How does a successful trader respond to adversity?
  • Provides a different perspective on a variety of options strategies, including covered calls, naked and married puts, collars, straddles, vertical spreads, calendar spreads, butterflies, condors, and more
  • As volatility becomes a greater focus of traders and investors, Trading Options in Turbulent Markets, Second Edition will become an important resource for in-depth insights, practical advice, and profitable strategies.

    ISBN
    9781118343548
    By
    Shover, Larry
    Publisher
    Bloomberg Press
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    703720
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    C
    Used Cars 101: Humorous stories and winning strategies for today's Used Car Professional
    $10.13
    Description
    Used Cars 101 is the first book written exclusively for used car managers, used car buyers, and used car wholesalers. Mr Hosaflook brings the world of the Used Car Industry to life for Used Car Professionals as well as those who work with the retail automotive industry. Anyone who buys or sells used cars will benefit from the stories and knowledge contained in this book. For every copy of this book that is sold, a donation of $1 will be made to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust.
    ISBN
    9780982628409
    By
    Hosaflook, Steve
    Publisher
    Dealer Analysis Group
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    564175
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    C
    Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything
    $4.99
    Description
    The acclaimed bestseller that's teaching the world about the power of mass collaboration.

    Translated into more than twenty languages and named one of the best business books of the year by reviewers around the world, Wikinomics has become essential reading for business people everywhere. It explains how mass collaboration is happening not just at Web sites like Wikipedia and YouTube, but at traditional companies that have embraced technology to breathe new life into their enterprises.

    This national bestseller reveals the nuances that drive wikinomics, and share fascinating stories of how masses of people (both paid and volunteer) are now creating TV news stories, sequencing the human gnome, remixing their favorite music, designing software, finding cures for diseases, editing school texts, inventing new cosmetics, and even building motorcycles.

    ISBN
    9781591843672
    By
    Williams, Anthony D
    Publisher
    Portfolio
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    563762
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    C
    Sustainability Indicators
    $4.99
    Description

    The groundbreaking first edition of Sustainability Indicators reviewed the development and value of sustainability indicators and discussed the advantage of taking a holistic and qualitative approach rather than focusing on strictly quantitative measures. In the new edition the authors bring the literature up to date and show that the basic requirement for a systemic approach is now well grounded in the evidence.

    They examine the origins and development of Systemic Sustainability Analysis (SSA) as a theoretical approach to sustainability which has been developed in practice in a number of countries on an array of projects since the first edition. They look at how SSA has evolved into the practical approaches of Systemic Prospective Sustainability Analysis (SPSA) and IMAGINE, and, in particular how a wide range of participatory methodologies have been adopted over the years. They also provide an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of projects that undertake work in the general field of sustainable development.

    ISBN
    9781844072996
    By
    Morse, Stephen
    Publisher
    Routledge
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    624410
    Location
    C
    Understanding the Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings
    $32.30
    Description
    For the millions of citizens in the Arab World who came together in 2010-2011 to discover their common yearning for dignity and liberty, the real revolutions only began after the wave of protests. Understanding the Political Economy of the Arab Uprisings reassess the interests, potential and constraints of various socio-political players and their importance in the building of a constructive environment for democratic progress in the Middle East. Initiated by the Cairo-based Economic Research Forum and edited by Ishac Diwan, this invaluable volume features contributions by Middle East academics across the world. They examine the reasons behind the uprisings, how democratic transitions transpire, the role of Arab capitalism in the crises, and how the experiences of other countries such as Indonesia, Turkey and Iran, can forecast where these uprisings may lead the Middle East in the years to come.
    ISBN
    9789814596008
    Publisher
    World Scientific Pub Co Inc
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    600072
    Location
    A
    Profit from the Evening News
    $12.21
    Description
    Exit Row tells the story of what happens behind the scenes when an airplane crashes. It is the true, dramatic account of an Emergency Response Team's operations immediately following the crash of American Airlines flight 965, which left Miami with 155 passengers filled with Yuletide joy, six flight attendants and two pilots. As Flight 965 was about to land in Cali, Columbia, just five days before Christmas, it unexpectedly crashed. Miraculously, four people, all sitting in the same row, and a dog in the baggage compartment, survived. All the other passengers perished.

    For the first time we are taken into the world of an Emergency Response Team, consisting of everyone from baggage handlers to airline executives. You will learn how team members are trained to deal with the families of the victims and their own grief. Following the style of Michael Crichton's Airframe, the author reveals the various airline procedures for responding to a crash, including placing the remains of the crash victims in coffins always labeled with the same name, Jim Johnson.

    Finally, Tammy Kling evokes the pain and grief of the surviving families as well as the survivors themselves. She tells the moving story of how she eventually met and bonded one of the survivors, a woman whose parents were killed in the crash. Following in the tradition of the novel The Bridge of San Luis Ray, Exit Row also contemplates the philosophical significance of a catastrophic event and how one single decision can alter the course of one's life forever.

    ISBN
    9781570718441
    By
    Bussing-Burks, Marie
    Publisher
    Sourcebooks Inc
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    600045
    Location
    A
    Communication and Implementation: Sustaining the Practice
    $20.79
    Description
    Communication and Implementation

    Communication and Implementation is the sixth of six books in the Measurement and Evaluation Series from Pfeiffer. The proven ROI Methodology--developed by the ROI Institute--provides a practical system for evaluation planning, data collection, data analysis, and reporting. All six books in the series offer the latest tools, most current research, and practical advice for measuring ROI in a variety of settings.

    Communication and Implementation explores two important topics that are vital to the ROI Methodology--reporting results and sustaining the process. The authors show how to report results that will ensure that the audience has the information needed so that the improvement processes will be implemented successfully. The book explores the range of reporting methods, including face-to-face meetings, brief reports, one-page summaries, routine communication, mass-audience techniques, and electronic communications. The authors offer suggestions for determining the best methods to employ. In addition, Communication and Implementation contains information on how to keep the ROI process going for the long haul and how to make it a valued process for any organization.
    ISBN
    9780787987220
    By
    Friedman Tush, Wendi
    Publisher
    Pfeiffer
    Item Condition
    Used, Like New
    About This Product
    Excellent, unmarked copy with little wear and tight binding. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    641843
    Location
    C
    Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World
    $28.99
    Description

    Inc.com 5 Business Thrillers to Read on the Beach This Summer * Amazon Best Book of the Month - Nonfiction * An Economist Book of the Year * The Sunday Times Business Book of the Year

    "If you want to know why international crooks and their eminently respectable financial advisors walk tall and only the little people pay taxes, this is the ideal book for you. Every politician and moneyman on the planet should read it, but they won't because it's actually about them." --John le Carré, author of A Legacy of Spies

    An investigative journalist's deep dive into the corrupt workings of the world's kleptocrats.

    From ruined towns on the edge of Siberia, to Bond-villain lairs in London and Manhattan, something has gone wrong. Kleptocracies, governments run by corrupt leaders that prosper at the expense of their people, are on the rise.

    Once upon a time, if an official stole money, there wasn't much he could do with it. He could buy himself a new car or build himself a nice house or give it to his friends and family, but that was about it. If he kept stealing, the money would just pile up in his house until he had no rooms left to put it in, or it was eaten by mice.

    And then some bankers had a bright idea.

    Join the investigative journalist Oliver Bullough on a journey into Moneyland--the secret country of the lawless, stateless superrich.

    Learn how the institutions of Europe and the United States have become money-laundering operations, attacking the foundations of many of the world's most stable countries. Meet the kleptocrats. Meet their awful children. And find out how heroic activists around the world are fighting back.

    This is the story of wealth and power in the 21st century. It isn't too late to change it.

    ISBN
    9781250208705
    By
    Bullough, Oliver
    Publisher
    St. Martin's Press
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9781250208705
    Location
    Non-Fiction
    Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom
    $28.99
    Description

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    From an award-winning journalist, an explosive narrative investigation of the generic drug boom that reveals fraud and life-threatening dangers on a global scale--The Jungle for pharmaceuticals

    Many have hailed the widespread use of generic drugs as one of the most important public-health developments of the twenty-first century. Today, almost 90 percent of our pharmaceutical market is comprised of generics, the majority of which are manufactured overseas. We have been reassured by our doctors, our pharmacists and our regulators that generic drugs are identical to their brand-name counterparts, just less expensive. But is this really true?

    Katherine Eban's Bottle of Lies exposes the deceit behind generic-drug manufacturing--and the attendant risks for global health. Drawing on exclusive accounts from whistleblowers and regulators, as well as thousands of pages of confidential FDA documents, Eban reveals an industry where fraud is rampant, companies routinely falsify data, and executives circumvent almost every principle of safe manufacturing to minimize cost and maximize profit, confident in their ability to fool inspectors. Meanwhile, patients unwittingly consume medicine with unpredictable and dangerous effects.

    The story of generic drugs is truly global. It connects middle America to China, India, sub-Saharan Africa and Brazil, and represents the ultimate litmus test of globalization: what are the risks of moving drug manufacturing offshore, and are they worth the savings?

    A decade-long investigation with international sweep, high-stakes brinkmanship and big money at its core, Bottle of Lies reveals how the world's greatest public-health innovation has become one of its most astonishing swindles.

    ISBN
    9780062338785
    By
    Eban, Katherine
    Publisher
    Ecco
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
    Item SKU
    9780062338785
    Location
    Non-Fiction
    Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America
    $35.00
    Description
    Shortlisted for the 2019 Financial Times & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award

    "Superb...Among the best books ever written about an American corporation." --Bryan Burrough, The New York Times Book Review

    Just as Steve Coll told the story of globalization through ExxonMobil and Andrew Ross Sorkin told the story of Wall Street excess through Too Big to Fail, Christopher Leonard's Kochland uses the extraordinary account of how one of the biggest private companies in the world grew to be that big to tell the story of modern corporate America.

    The annual revenue of Koch Industries is bigger than that of Goldman Sachs, Facebook, and US Steel combined. Koch is everywhere: from the fertilizers that make our food to the chemicals that make our pipes to the synthetics that make our carpets and diapers to the Wall Street trading in all these commodities. But few people know much about Koch Industries and that's because the billionaire Koch brothers have wanted it that way.

    For five decades, CEO Charles Koch has kept Koch Industries quietly operating in deepest secrecy, with a view toward very, very long-term profits. He's a genius businessman: patient with earnings, able to learn from his mistakes, determined that his employees develop a reverence for free-market ruthlessness, and a master disrupter. These strategies made him and his brother David together richer than Bill Gates.

    But there's another side to this story. If you want to understand how we killed the unions in this country, how we widened the income divide, stalled progress on climate change, and how our corporations bought the influence industry, all you have to do is read this book.

    Seven years in the making, Kochland "is a dazzling feat of investigative reporting and epic narrative writing, a tour de force that takes the reader deep inside the rise of a vastly powerful family corporation that has come to influence American workers, markets, elections, and the very ideas debated in our public square. Leonard's work is fair and meticulous, even as it reveals the Kochs as industrial Citizens Kane of our time" (Steve Coll, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Private Empire).

    ISBN
    9781476775388
    By
    Leonard, Christopher
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster
    Item Condition
    New
    About This Product
    New from publisher.
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    9781476775388
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    Non-Fiction
    China: The Balance Sheet: What the World Needs to Know Now About the Emerging Superpower
    $4.99
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    China's emergence as a major international power is perhaps the most important development in world affairs of the 21st century. Now, this book provides an indispensable survey of that country, the world's largest-- a vast land with 1.4 billion people and the world's most dynamic economy.

    Over the past year, Dr. Bates Gill, C. Fred Bergsten, Nicholas R. Lardy, and Derek Mitchell have led four task forces through a rigorous exercise of investigation and intelligence, compiling and analyzing the authoritative data on China's economy, foreign and domestic policy, and national security. Now that material has been shaped into an accessible narrative filled with facts, but written for the general reader. The expert judgements presented in China: The Balance Sheet will inform policymakers in Washintgon, scholars and the business community for years to come.

    ISBN
    9781586484354
    By
    Mitchell, Derek
    Publisher
    PublicAffairs
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
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    708147
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    Retire on Less Than You Think: The New York Times Guide to Planning Your Financial Future
    $4.99
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    From the "New York Times" retirement expert, an authoritative resource for successfully assessing and tackling the real costs and challenges of retirement
    Only a few years ago, the question on many Americans' minds wasn't "how will I retire" but "when." Now, with 401(k)s and IRAs at a fraction of their previous value and health-care costs soaring, it's time for a definitive guide book that walks you through the fundamentals of retirement.
    With his biweekly "Seniority" column in "The New York Times," Fred Brock has earned a reputation for providing frank and pragmatic advice on the changing landscape of retirement. In chapters written exclusively and originally for this book, he offers updated thinking on all the essentials for a smart and secure retirement, including how to
    - determine new personal finance and investing goals
    - find untapped asset streams, such as reverse mortgages
    - deal with the tangle of taxes on pensions, family gifts, and other income
    - work during retirement
    - choose a community and housing
    - maximize your health insurance
    - assess long-term assisted-living arrangements
    He offers indispensable tools for analyzing your true costs of retirement, independent of the mutual-fund industry hype and Social Security scares. And a substantial list of national, regional, and online resources as well as worksheets allow you to customize and realize your retirement plan.
    ISBN
    9780805073744
    By
    Brock, Fred
    Publisher
    Times Books
    Item Condition
    Used, Very Good
    About This Product
    Clean, unmarked copy with some edge wear. Good binding. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    708037
    Location
    B
    Strategic Ambiguities: Essays on Communication, Organization, and Identity
    $23.47
    Description
    Strategic Ambiguities: Essays on Communication, Organization, and Identity is a provocative journey through the development of a new aesthetics of communication that rejects all fundamentalisms and embraces a contingent world-view. Author Eric M. Eisenberg both collects and reflects on over two decades of his writing to provide important personal, historical, and theoretical context.
    ISBN
    9781412926881
    By
    Eisenberg, Eric M
    Publisher
    SAGE Publications, Inc
    Item Condition
    Used, Good
    About This Product
    Moderate edge wear. Binding good. May have marking in text. Dust jacket included if issued with one. We sometimes source from libraries. We ship in recyclable American-made mailers. 100% money-back guarantee on all orders.
    Item SKU
    705102
    Location
    B