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  • Simon Majumdar

    Simon Majumdar is probably not your typical idea of an immigrant. As he says, “I'm well rested, not particularly poor, and the only time I ever encounter ‘huddled masses' is in line at Costco.” But immigrate he did, and thanks to a Homeland Security agent who asked if he planned to make it official, the journey chronicled in Fed, White, and Blue was born. In it, Simon sets off on a trek across the United States to find out what it really means to become an American, using what he knows best: food. Simon stops in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to learn about what the pilgrims ate (and that playing Wampanoag football with large men is to be avoided); a Shabbat dinner in Kansas; Wisconsin to...read more

  • Knowledge Wharton

    A [email protected] Originals After President Barack Obama's announcement in December 2014, investors, business leaders, and entrepreneurs began asking questions: What will this historic change mean for economic relations between the United States and Cuba? What opportunities-and risks-should US companies consider as they explore the business potential of one of the largest markets in the Caribbean? The Road to Cuba: The Opportunities and Risks for US Business answers those questions and more. In this original in-depth audiobook, [email protected], The Wharton School's online journal of business analysis, addresses: Quick-win opportunities: travel and tourism, telecoms, financial...read more

  • Murray Shanahan

    The idea that human history is approaching a 'singularity' -- that ordinary humans will someday be overtaken by artificially intelligent machines or cognitively enhanced biological intelligence, or both -- has moved from the realm of science fiction to serious debate. Some singularity theorists predict that if the field of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to develop at its current dizzying rate, the singularity could come about in the middle of the present century. Murray Shanahan offers an introduction to the idea of the singularity and considers the ramifications of such a potentially seismic event. Shanahan's aim is not to make predictions but rather to investigate a range of...read more

  • Brian Beaulieu

    Protect your wealth in an age of turbulent business cycles From Brian and Alan Beaulieu-the CEO and President of ITR Economics (ITR)-comes Prosperity in the Age of Decline, the must-have resource for thriving in uncertain economic times. ITR has mastered long-term economic trend forecasting, with an astounding 94.7% accuracy rate over the course of six and a half decades. Prosperity in the Age of Decline draws on the authors' proven expertise to provide business leaders and investors with accurate forecasts of how the economy will perform under forthcoming economic conditions. This important resource gives investors the information and strategies they need to make informed decisions and...read more

  • Frank McLynn

    Mongol leader Genghis Khan was by far the greatest conqueror the world has ever known. His empire stretched from the Pacific Ocean to central Europe, including all of China, the Middle East, and Russia. So how did an illiterate nomad rise to such colossal power and subdue most of the known world, eclipsing Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, and Napoleon? Credited by some with paving the way for the Renaissance, condemned by others for being the most heinous murderer in history, who was Genghis Khan? His actual name was Temujin, and the story of his success is that of the Mongol people: a loose collection of fractious tribes who tended livestock, considered bathing taboo, and possessed an...read more

  • Marlena Hunter

    100 Ways to Overcome Shyness is a powerful collection of useful information, case studies, and exercises on how to manage your shyness so you can communicate with people you don't know very well (or at all) in a wide range of personal and professional settings and circumstances. Easy-to-use conversation starters are interspersed with lists and exercises throughout the book. There are also chapters on getting out of awkward conversations graciously, plus valuable tips and insights for those with social anxiety or on the Autism spectrum on how to deal with their particular type of shyness. Each chapter also contains talking points to give you springboards for discussion. 100 Ways to...read more

  • Fredric Raichlen

    Sitting on the beach on a sunny summer day, we enjoy the steady advance and retreat of the waves. In the water, enthusiastic waders jump and shriek with pleasure when a wave hits them. But where do these waves come from? How are they formed and why do they break on the shore? In Waves, Fredric Raichlen traces the evolution of waves, from their generation in the deep ocean to their effects on the coast. He explains, in a way that is readily understandable to nonscientists, both the science of waves themselves and the technology that can be used to protect us against their more extreme forms, including hurricanes and tsunamis. After offering a basic definition of waves and explaining the...read more

  • David Livermore

    Business today is global - and success requires a new set of skills. But not to worry, whether you're negotiating with vendors in Asia, exploring potential markets in Africa, or leading a diverse team at home, you don't have to master the nuances of every culture you encounter. With Cultural Intelligence, or CQ, you can lead effectively in any context. Featuring fresh research, case studies, and statistics on the ROI of improving your CQ, this new edition of Leading with Cultural Intelligence details a powerful, four-step model for becoming more adept at managing across cultures: drive - boost your motivation for and confidence in interacting with other cultures; knowledge - understand the...read more

  • Shawn Murphy

    When it comes to work these days, we're expected to do more with less--but is this nose-to-the-grindstone philosophy the best way to run a business? Alarmingly low employee engagement numbers indicate otherwise. So, if pushing everyone harder isn't the path to productivity, what is? Supported by the latest research, this eye-opening book argues that our best work is the product of a positive environment. That's good news for you as a manager. While you can't personally transform the corporate culture, you can influence the workplace climate and create meaningful and lasting change. Advocating a steward model of management, 'The Optimistic Workplace 'reveals how to: Explore personal and...read more

  • Paul E. Ceruzzi

    The history of computing could be told as the story of hardware and software, or the story of the Internet, or the story of 'smart' hand-held devices, with subplots involving IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter. In this concise and accessible account of the invention and development of digital technology, computer historian Paul Ceruzzi offers a broader and more useful perspective. He identifies four major threads that run throughout all of computing's technological development: digitization--the coding of information, computation, and control in binary form, ones and zeros; the convergence of multiple streams of techniques, devices, and machines, yielding more than the sum of...read more

  • Michael Ellsberg

    The case for investing in your own career before anything else Michael Ellsberg and Bryan Franklin think you've been fed a lie: that if you save for decades and invest in 401(k)s, IRAs, and a home, these investments will grow steadily over decades, allowing twenty to thirty years of secure, peaceful retirement. This might have been true at some point in the last century, but it is not true any longer. If you want to get ahead and enjoy a life of prosperity, the authors argue that you must invest in the most powerful source of wealth you'll ever know: your own earning power. Ellsberg and Franklin reveal how investing in yourself in various ways can guarantee a return much higher than the...read more

  • James G. Webster

    Feature films, television shows, homemade videos, tweets, blogs, and breaking news: digital media offer an always-accessible, apparently inexhaustible supply of entertainment and information. Although choices seems endless, public attention is not. How do digital media find the audiences they need in an era of infinite choice? In The Marketplace of Attention, James Webster explains how audiences take shape in the digital age. Webster describes the factors that create audiences, including the preferences and habits of media users, the role of social networks, the resources and strategies of media providers, and the growing impact of media measures -- from ratings to user recommendations. He...read more

  • George Northoff

    Applying insights from neuroscience to philosophical questions about the self, consciousness, and the healthy mind. Can we “see” or “find” consciousness in the brain? How can we create working definitions of consciousness and subjectivity, informed by what contemporary research and technology have taught us about how the brain works? How do neuronal processes in the brain relate to our experience of a personal identity? Where does the brain end and the mind begin? To explore these and other questions, esteemed philosopher and neuroscientist Georg Northoff turns to examples of unhealthy minds. By investigating consciousness through its absence-in people in vegetative states, for...read more

  • Joseph Mazur

    What are the chances? This is the question we ask ourselves when we encounter the strangest and most seemingly impossible coincidences, like the woman who won the lottery four times or the fact that Lincoln's dreams foreshadowed his own assassination. But, when we look at coincidences mathematically, the odds are a lot better than any of us would have thought. In Fluke, mathematician Joseph Mazur takes a second look at the seemingly improbable, sharing with us an entertaining guide to the most surprising moments in our lives. He takes us on a tour of the mathematical concepts of probability, such as the law of large numbers and the birthday paradox, and combines these concepts with lively...read more

  • Gary Smith

    “A very entertaining book about a very serious problem. We deceive ourselves all the time with statistics, and it is time we wised up.” -Robert J. Shiller, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics Did you know that baseball players whose names begin with the letter “D” are more likely to die young? Or that Asian Americans are most susceptible to heart attacks on the fourth day of the month? Or that drinking a full pot of coffee every morning will add years to your life, but one cup a day increases the risk of pancreatic cancer? All of these “facts” have been argued with a straight face by credentialed researchers and backed up with reams of data and convincing statistics. As...read more

  • Joseph Murphy

    Prosperity means to increase our capacity or ability in every direction, so that we make use of the Power and ourselves. The human mind connects the word prosper with money, but we do not get more money until we prosper inwardly by increasing our knowledge of God, the way He works, and by deepening our ability to express...read more

  • Joseph Murphy

    Your thoughts and feelings create your destiny. Whatever your conscious and subconscious minds agree upon will come to pass. Think of illness and you will be ill. Think of happiness and you will be happy. You have the power to control what goes into your mind. Instead of dwelling on depressing and life-sapping thoughts, feed your sub-conscious with life giving patterns and your actions and reactions will match your thoughts. In this audiobook Dr. Joseph Murphy gives you the tools to reprogram your mind to change the nature of your thoughts from debilitating negativism to inspiring...read more

  • Joseph Murphy

    You have the incredible potential to be, do, and receive whatever you desire, imagine, and truly believe. Unfortunately, only a small number of people achieve their full human potential, because they fail to recognize and harness the infinite power of the subconscious mind-the divinity within them and around them.This audiobook will show you how to create your own new reality through desire, imagination, and...read more

  • Joseph Murphy

    Did you ever wonder why one person is rich and another is poor, one is happy and another is sad? Dr. Joseph Murphy offers guidelines to put you on the right path. As the founder of The Church of Divine Science, Dr. Murphy produced books, tapes, and radio broadcasts on spiritual matters, the historical values of life, the art of wholesome living, and the teachings of great philosophers-both from the Eastern and Western...read more

  • Joseph Murphy

    Discover How to Change Your Thinking to Change Your Life. The chapters in this audiobook provide the listener with the way to live a life that is healthier, happier, and more fulfilling in every possible way. This audiobook is a tool that can be used for most problems that individuals encounter in life, and have been time-tested to accomplish the goals as intended. Murphy's basic theme is that the solution to problems lies within oneself. Outside elements cannot change one's thinking. That is, your mind is your own. To live a better life, it's your mind not outside circumstances that you must change. You create your own destiny. The power of change is in your mind, and by using the power of...read more