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  • The Mushroom at the End of the World

    On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

    What a rare mushroom can teach us about sustaining life on a fragile planetMatsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world—and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all its ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Systems Thinking For Social Change

    A Practical Guide to Solving Complex Problems, Avoiding Unintended Consequences, and Achieving Lasting Results

    Donors, leaders of nonprofits, and public policy makers usually have the best of intentions to serve society and improve social conditions. But often their solutions fall far short of what they want to accomplish and what is truly needed. Moreover, the answers they propose and fund often produce the opposite of what they want over time. We end up with temporary shelters that increase homelessness, ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Late Shift

    Letterman, Leno, & the Network Battle for the Night

    by Bill Carter ...
    This “gripping” New York Times bestseller from the host of CNN podcast Behind the Desk tells the true story—and backstage drama—of late-night comedy (Los Angeles Times).When beloved host Johnny Carson announced his retirement after thirty years on The Tonight Show, millions of Americans mourned. But inside the television industry, the news ignited a battle between two amazing talents—Jay Leno and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Outcomes over Output: Why Customer Behavior Is the Key Metric for Business Success

    by Joshua Seiden ...
    In the old days, when we made physical products, setting project goals wasn't that hard. But in today's service - and software-driven world, "done" is less obvious. When is Amazon done? When is Google done? Or Facebook? In reality, services powered by digital systems are never done. So then how do we give teams a goal that they can work on? Mostly, we simply ask teams to build features - but ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Be Fearless

    5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose

    by Jean Case ...
    Be Fearless is researched-based call to action for those seeking to live extraordinary lives and bring about transformational change.LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLER * NATIONAL BESTSELLERWeaving together storytelling, practical tips and inspiration, the book will teach you how to put the five fearless principles to work so that you too can spark the sorts of remarkable breakthroughs that can impact ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Purpose Mindset

    How Microsoft Inspires Employees and Alumni to Change the World

    New research shows that today, more than ever, employees want to contribute to something greater than themselves. Learn the innovative strategies Microsoft pioneered that created a virtuous cycle of giving and volunteerism that has benefitted the company and fulfilled its employees while making the world a better place.Early on in the Microsoft story, Bill Gates and other key executives met to ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Supervision Matters

    100 Bite-Sized Ideas to Transform You and Your Team

    by Rita Sever ...
    Supervision is a critical function of leadership that is often overlooked, and yet the quality of supervision is often what makes or breaks a leader—and an organization. Supervision Matters is full of bite-size ideas for how to become a more effective supervisor, including advice on how to be clear about expectations, giving helpful feedback, manage yourself, and more. Each chapter is structured ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • A Question of Power

    Electricity and the Wealth of Nations

    by Robert Bryce ...
    Historically, it was guns, germs, and steel that determined the fates of people and nations. Now, more than ever, it is electricity.Global demand for power is doubling every two decades, but electricity remains one of the most difficult forms of energy to supply and do so reliably. Today, some three billion people live in places where per-capita electricity use is less than what's used by an ... Read more

    $16.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations

    by David Scott ...
    Contemporary Leadership in Sport Organizations blends research on leadership with practical application of the skills and knowledge that students will need on the job. This text provides sport management students with a comprehensive understanding of the complex topic of leadership in sport through a presentation of foundational and contemporary research, numerous practical examples and analytical ... Read more

    $58.49 USD

  • Process Mapping, Process Improvement,and Process Management

    by Dan Madison ...
    At last, a simple, well-written survey of process mapping, process improvement, and process management that will help you transform your organization into a world-class competitor. Author Dan Madison explains the evolution of work management styles, from traditional to process-focused, and introduces the tools of process mapping, the roles and responsibilities of everyone in the organization, and ... Read more

    $39.95 USD

  • Bourbon

    A History of the American Spirit

    “THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF BOURBON.”—Sacramento BeeA Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance BestsellerA ROLLICKING BIOGRAPHY OF BOURBON WHISKEY THAT DOUBLES AS “A COMPLEX AND ENTERTAINING” (WALL STREET JOURNAL) HISTORY OF AMERICA ITSELFFew products are so completely or intimately steeped in the American story as bourbon whiskey. As Dane Huckelbridge's masterfully crafted history reveals, the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Phoenix Project

    A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win

    ***Over a half-million sold! And available now, the Wall Street Journal Bestselling sequel The Unicorn Project*******“Every person involved in a failed IT project should be forced to read this book.”—TIM O'REILLY, Founder & CEO of O'Reilly Media**“**The Phoenix Project is a must read for business and IT executives who are struggling with the growing complexity of IT.”—JIM ... ... Read more

    $10.69 USD

  • America’s Most Sustainable Cities and Regions

    Surviving the 21st Century Megatrends

    This book takes you on a unique journey through American history, taking time to consider the forces that shaped the development of various cities and regions, and arrives at an unexpected conclusion regarding sustainability. From the American Dream to globalization to the digital and information revolutions, we assume that humans have taken control of our collective destinies in spite of potholes ... Read more

    $31.49 USD

  • Once Upon a Car

    The Fall and Resurrection of America's Big Three Automakers--GM, Ford, and Chrysler

    by Bill Vlasic ...
    Once Upon a Car is the fascinating epic story of the rise, fall, and rebirth of the Big Three U.S. automakers, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. Written by Bill Vlasic, the Detroit bureau chief for the New York Times and acclaimed author of Taken for a Ride, this eye-opening, richly anecdotal work is more than a riveting and insightful business history. It offers a clear-eyed view of the present ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Communicating for Managerial Effectiveness

    Challenges | Strategies | Solutions

    The Sixth Edition of Communicating Managerial Effectiveness skilfully integrates theory, research, and real-world case studies into models designed to enhance understanding of complex communication issues and guide thoughtful responses to the challenges. The book’s "Wheel of Communication Effectiveness" model illustrates the unified nature of a world-class communication system.This book equips ... Read more

    $78.29 USD

  • AI 2041

    Ten Visions for Our Future

    How will artificial intelligence change our world within twenty years?“This inspired collaboration between a pioneering technologist and a visionary writer of science fiction offers bold and urgent insights.”—Yann LeCun, winner of the Turing Award; chief AI scientist, Facebook“Amazingly entertaining . . . Lee and Chen take us on an immersive trip through the future. . . . Eye-opening.”—Mark ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Looting Machine

    Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth

    by Tom Burgis ...
    One of Financial Times' Books of the Year, 2015The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. During the years when Brazil, India, China and the other "emerging markets" have transformed their economies, Africa's resource states remained tethered to the bottom of the industrial supply chain. While Africa accounts for about 30 per cent of the world's reserves of ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Successful Integrated Planning for the Supply Chain

    Key Organizational and Human Dynamics

    by Richard Lloyd ...
    Managing changes to the supply chain comes with its unique challenges. Supply chain planning presents an especially complex challenge for the change practitioner as multiple stakeholders and functions are involved. Successful Integrated Planning for the Supply Chain evaluates different approaches to change interventions and explores how Integrated Business Planning could be implemented in any ... Read more

    $53.99 USD

  • State and Local Procurement

    A Practical Guide

    by NASPO ...
    The National Association of State Procurement Officials is proud to make State and Local Government Procurement: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition, available to government decision makers, educators, the business community, and others interested in learning more about how responsible public purchasing should be conducted. Whether you are a seasoned procurement professional or new to the field, this ... Read more

    $31.49 USD

  • Empire of Pain

    The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

    **NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. From the prize-winning and bestselling author of Say Nothing, as featured in the HBO documentary Crime of the Century.ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SUMMER 2021 READING LIST**The Sackler name ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Kitchen Confidential

    Anthony Bourdain, host of Parts Unknown, reveals "twenty-five years of sex, drugs, bad behavior and haute cuisine" in his breakout New York Times bestseller Kitchen Confidential.Bourdain spares no one's appetite when he told all about what happens behind the kitchen door. Bourdain uses the same "take-no-prisoners" attitude in his deliciously funny and shockingly delectable book, sure to delight ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • Soldadura MAG de estructuras de acero al carbono. FMEC0210

    Libro especializado que se ajusta al desarrollo de la cualificación profesional y adquisición de certificados de profesionalidad. Manual imprescindible para la formación y la capacitación, que se basa en los principios de la cualificación y dinamización del conocimiento, como premisas para la mejora de la empleabilidad y eficacia para el desempeño del trabajo. ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit Accounting, Formation, and Reporting

    by Laurence Scot ...
    A complete and easy to understand guide to the fundamentals of how not-for-profit organizations are formed and run, as well as their structure and the unique accounting and reporting issues they face.Providing you with a comprehensive understanding of how to maintain the "books" of a typical nonprofit entity and comply with numerous reporting requirements, The Simplified Guide to Not-for-Profit ... Read more

    $44.00 USD

  • Press Reset

    Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry

    From the bestselling author of Blood, Sweat, and Pixels comes the next definitive, behind-the-scenes account of the video game industry: how some of the past decade's most renowned studios fell apart—and the stories, both triumphant and tragic, of what happened next.Jason Schreier's groundbreaking reporting has earned him a place among the preeminent investigative journalists covering the world of ... Read more

    $11.99 USD