New to the Collection

Title ERUPTION : THE UNTOLD STORY OF MOUNT ST. HELENS

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 6:29am
Author Olson, Steve, 1956-
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title PRODIGALS : STORIES

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 6:29am
Author Jackson, Greg, 1983-
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
URL: Cover image
Summary "A collection of stories, most of which have been published in The New Yorker and other magazines"-- Provided by publisher.

Title THE SEARCHER

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 6:29am
Author Jones, Christopher Morgan
Format: Books

Title Great falls

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 6:29am
Author Watkins, Steve.
Format: Books

Title PLAYERS : the story of sports and money--and the visionaries who fought to create a revolution

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 6:29am
Author Futterman, Matthew.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Infomocracy

Fri, 01/22/2016 - 6:29am
Author Older, Malka Ann.
Format: Books

Title THE CLAYTON M. CHRISTENSEN READER.

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
Author Christensen, Clayton M, author.
Publication Date(s) 2015
Format: Books

Title How to be a Tudor : a dawn-to-dusk guide to Tudor life

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
Author Goodman, Ruth
Format: Books

Title Search for the man in the iron mask

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
Author Sonnino, Paul
Format: Books

Title 1924 : the year that made Hitler

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
Author Range, Peter Ross, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title The desire hunter : discovering the hidden needs of consumers around the world

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
Author Lindström, Martin, 1970-
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Hired by the world's leading brands to find out what makes their customers tick, Martin Lindstrom spends 300 nights a year overseas, closely observing people in their homes. His goal: to uncover their hidden desires and turn them into breakthrough products for the world's leading brands. In a world besotted by the power of Big Data, he works like a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, accumulating small clues to help solve a stunningly diverse array of challenges. In Switzerland, a stuffed teddy bear in a teenage girl's bedroom helped revolutionize 1,000 stores, spread across twenty countries, for one of Europe's largest fashion retailers. In Dubai, a bracelet strung with pearls helped Jenny Craig offset its declining membership in the United States and increase loyalty by 159 percent in only a year. And in China, the look of a car dashboard led to the design of the Roomba vacuum - a great American success story. How? Lindstrom connects the dots in this globetrotting narrative that will fascinate not only marketers and brand managers, but anyone interested in the infinite variations of human behavior. The Desire Hunter combines armchair travel with forensic psychology into an interlocking series of international clue-gathering detective stories. It presents a rare behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create global brands; and along the way, reveals surprising and counter-intuitive truths about what connects us all as humans"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Seven brief lessons on physics.

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
Author Rovelli, Carlo.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Exit right : the people who left the Left and reshaped the American century

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
Author Oppenheimer, Daniel.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "A provocative, intimate look at the evolution of America's political soul through the lives of six political figures--from Whittaker Chambers to Christopher Hitchens--who abandoned the left and joined the right. In Exit Right, Daniel Oppenheimer tells the stories of six major political figures whose journeys away from the left reshaped the contours of American politics in the twentieth century. By going deep into the minds of six apostates--Whittaker Chambers, James Burnham, Ronald Reagan, Norman Podhoretz, David Horowitz, and Christopher Hitchens--Oppenheimer offers an unusually intimate history of the American left, and the right's reaction. Oppenheimer is a brilliant new voice in political history who has woven together the past century's most important movements into a single book that reveals the roots of American politics. Through the eyes of his six subjects, we see America grow, stumble, and forge ahead--from World War I up through the Great Depression and World War II, from the Red Scare up through the Civil Rights Movement, and from the birth of neoconservatism up through 9/11 and the dawn of the Iraq War. At its core, Exit Right is a book that asks profound questions about why and how we come to believe politically at all--on the left or the right. Each of these six lives challenges us to ask where our own beliefs come from, and what it might take to change them. At a time of sky-high partisanship, Oppenheimer breaks down the boundaries that divide us and investigates the deeper origins of our politics. This is a book that will resonate with readers on the left and the right--as well as those stuck somewhere in the middle"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Washington's immortals : the untold story of an elite regiment who changed the course of the... revolution.

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
Author O'Donnell, Patrick K.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title Playing against the house : the dramatic world of an undercover union organizer

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
Author Walsh, James D. (James Donato), 1985- author.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "Fascinating and groundbreaking: a talented young journalist goes undercover to work as a casino labor-union organizer in Florida in this rare, smart look at the ongoing struggle between the haves and the have-nots. Salting is a simple concept--get hired at a non-union company, do the job you were hired to do, and, with the help of organizers on the outside, unionize your coworkers from the inside. James Walsh spent almost three years as a "salt" in two casinos in South Florida, working as a buffet server and a bartender. Neither his employers at the casinos nor the union knew about Walsh's intentions to write about his experience. Now he reveals little-known truths about how unions fight to organize workers in the service industries, the vigorous corporate opposition against them, and how workers are caught in the battle. During his time as an undercover worker, Walsh witnessed the oddities of casino culture, the cultish nature of labor organizing, and surprising details of service industry employment. His revelations show the ferocious conflict between large service corporations and their hourly wage employees, who are hanging onto economic survival by their fingernails. The hotel and service union Walsh worked with employs young, college-educated activists and learning how salts use their skills to great success or failure is riveting. Walsh transports us directly to the hot, humid backroom of the Miami casino and shows how it feels to be grilled by a union organizer as to whether you have enough grit for the job. A clear-eyed and fascinating portrait of labor-organizing, Playing Against the House explores the trials of day-to-day life for the working poor to its effects on the middle class and the face of twenty-first century union busting in unprecedented detail"-- Provided by publisher.

Title Only game in town : central banks, instability, and avoiding the next collapse.

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
Author El-Erian, Mohamed A., 1958-
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title How to have a good day : harnessing the power of behavioral science to transform our working lives

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
Author Webb, Caroline, 1971-
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books
Summary "In How to Have a Good Day, Caroline Webb, business consultant and former partner at powerhouse McKinsey and Co., brings together the findings on behavioral economics and neuroscience--subjects that have led to dozens of bestselling books over the last decade--to show us how we can use these revolutionary new findings to improve how we work. Organized around seven factors that determine whether we have a good day at work, Webb offers us specific tools that we can use based on what we now know about how our brains work, and she shows us how we can incorporate them into our conversations, meetings, and projects in a way that will increase productivity, confidence, and enjoyment. Filled with stories of people who have used the insights Webb reveals to improve the quality of their decision-making and work lives, and drawing on cutting-edge ideas from the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, How to Have a Good Day is the book people wanted to read when they finished Blink and Thinking Fast and Slow, and were looking for practical ways to apply the new insights they had learned to their own lives and careers. From the time we wake up, Webb reveals the tools and practices that will help us to set our direction and priorities, organize our time, do our best work, adapt to uncertainty, make better decisions, improve our conversations, unleash productivity, and sustain our energy. In essence, she offers us a Good Day playbook, showing us how to sharpen our minds and increase our confidence so that we make sustained progress, resist our tendency to procrastinate, resolve conflict, and maintain control of our day and bounce back from the inevitable setbacks"-- Provided by publisher. "In How to Have a Good Day, Caroline Webb, business consultant and former partner at powerhouse McKinsey and Co., brings together the findings on behavioral economics and neuroscience--subjects that have led to dozens of bestselling books over the last decade--to show us how we can use these revolutionary new findings to improve how we work. Organized around seven factors that determine whether we have a good day at work, Webb offers us specific tools that we can use based on what we now know about how our brains work, and she shows us how we can incorporate them into our conversations, meetings, and projects in a way that will increase productivity, confidence, and enjoyment"-- Provided by publisher.

Title THE STORYTELLER'S SECRET : from TED speakers to business legends, why some ideas catch on and others don't

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
Author Gallo, Carmine, author.
Edition: First edition.
Publication Date(s) 2016
Format: Books

Title AMERICAN AMNESIA : How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper

Thu, 01/21/2016 - 9:27am
Author Hacker, Jacob S./ Pierson, Paul
Format: Books

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