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Debt: The First 5,000 Years

David Graeber - 2011 - Business & Economics - No preview available
Now in paperback: David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows ...
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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Brad Stone - 2013 - Business & Economics - No preview available
"An immersive play-by-play of the company's ascent.... It's hard to imagine a better retelling of the Amazon origin story." -- Laura Bennett, New Republic's visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, wasn't content with being a bookseller. He ...
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Make It Stick

Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger, III, Mark A. McDaniel - 2014 - Education - Limited preview
Discusses the best methods of learning, describing how rereading and rote repetition are counterproductive and how such techniques as self-testing, spaced retrieval, and finding additional layers of information in new material can enhance learning.
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The Youth Pill: Scientists at the Brink of an Anti-Aging Revolution

David Stipp - 2010 - Science - Limited preview
Living longer is closer than we think. Even before the first person set off to find the Fountain of Youth, we were searching for a way to live longer. But promises of life extension have long reeked of snake oil, and despite our wishful thinking ...
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Wounded by school: recapturing the joy in learning and standing up to old ...

Kirsten Olson - 2009 - Education - No preview available
How do we recognize the "wounds" caused by outdated schooling policies? How do we heal them? In her provocative new book, education writer and critic Kirsten Olson brings to light the devastating consequences of an educational approach that ...
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The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age

Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh - 2014 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
A New York Times Bestseller Introducing the new, realistic loyalty pact between employer and employee. The employer-employee relationship is broken, and managers face a seemingly impossible dilemma: the old model of guaranteed long-term ...
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The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and ...

Howard Gardner, Katie Davis - 2013 - Psychology - Limited preview
No one has failed to notice that the current generation of youth is deeply--some would say totally--involved with digital media. Professors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis name today's young people The App Generation, and in this spellbinding book ...
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Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It

Ian Leslie - 2014 - Psychology - Limited preview
Today it seems we have the world at our fingertips. Thanks to smartphones and tools such as Google and Wikipedia, we’re able feed any aspect of our curiosity instantly. But does this mean we are actually becoming more curious? Absolutely not. In ...
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The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of ...

Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee - 2014 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
A New York Times Bestseller A revolution is under way. In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware ...
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False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy

Dean Baker - 2011 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Dean Baker, codirector of the Center for Economic and Policy Research recounts the strategies used by the country's top economic policymakers to conceal their failure to recognize the housing bubble or take steps to rein it in before it grew to ...
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