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Civil War Pittsburgh: Forge of the Union
(The History Press, 2013)
by Len Barcousky ’82
The former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter and editor looks at how the Steel City's residents provided arms, equipment, and soldiers to the Union Army. His book also tells the almost unknown story of how, in the summer of 1863, Pittsburgh prepared for a Confederate invasion that never came.

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Beat Cancer Chase Happiness: A Resource Guide for Battling Cancer from a Caregiver Turned Survivor
by Liz Batenhorst ’00
This e-book contains all the information Batenhorst wishes someone had told her before beginning her treatment, the knowledge she gained, and information she found most useful.

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Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love
(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)
edited by Andrew Blauner ’90
The book includes original and previously published essays about the Hub. All the proceeds from Our Boston will go to the One Fund to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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The Right Stuff: Interviews with Icons of the 1960s
(AskMen, 2012)
by James Clash ’83
James Clash has compiled 14 of his interviews with the scientists, athletes, and explorers of the 50s and 60s, the decades that ushered in rock 'n' roll, civil rights, a rejection of conformity, and a new age of adventure.

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The Right Stuff: Interviews with Icons of the 1970s and 1980s
(AskMen, 2012)
by James Clash ’83
In this volume, James Clash speaks to 19 icons including, astronauts, explorers, boxers, scientist, and race car drivers.

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Dear Green Marketer: Fresh Ideas for Marketing Green Products to a Public that Doesn’t Seem to Care
(CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012)
by Jeff Dubin ’90
Veteran marketer Jeff Dubin provides new strategies for engaging mainstream consumers, helping green companies improve their bottom lines while providing ideas for helping Americans lighten their ecological footprint.

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Creative Strategy: A Handbook for Innovation
(Columbia Business School Publishing, 2012)
by Bill Duggan
William Duggan’s 2007 book, Strategic Intuition, showed how innovation really happens in business and other fields and how that matches with what modern neuroscience tells us about the formation of creative ideas. In this book, he offers a step-by-step guide to help you and your company put that same method to work for your own innovations.

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The Economist’s Voice 2.0: The Financial Crisis, Health Care Reform, and More
(Columbia University Press, 2012)
edited by Aaron S. Edlin and Joseph E. Stiglitz
A collection of accessible, timely essays on the challenges facing today’s global markets and financial institutions.

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Models at Work

Models at Work: A Practitioner's Guide to Risk Management 
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2013)
by Jawwad Ahmed Farid ’00
Risk Management's greatest failure has been its inability to simplify its factual presentation and connect with board and executive team members in a language that they can understand and relate to. By using simple well established tools, Models at Work takes readers through a journey that cuts across models, frameworks, practice, data, markets, countries and case studies.

Buy the book directly from the publisher before December 31, 2013, and get 50% off.

 

The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office
(Twelve, 2013)
by Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan
Using basic economic principles as their guide, Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan suggest how, with a few tweaks, the dysfunctional nature of today’s office may provide the ideal structure for getting the job done.

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Leaving on Top: Graceful Exits for Leaders
(Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2012)
by David Heenan ’66
Profiling top figures like Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, former heavyweight champ George Foreman, and legendary actress Betty White, Heenan, a former Wharton School professor, explores one of life's most formidable challenges: the graceful exit.

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Focus: Use Different Ways of Seeing the World for Success and Influence
(Penguin Group, 2013)
by E. Tory Higgins and Heidi Grant Halvorson
Practical advice from Professor E. Tory Higgins and Heidi Grant Halvorson on how to influence others by understanding what motivates them.

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Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America
(Simon & Schuster, 2013)
by Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane
Citing examples from history, Dean Glenn Hubbard and Tim Kane detail how powerful nations have collapsed under the weight of economic imbalance and the threat that poses to the United States.

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Thinking in New Boxes
(Random House, 2013)
by Alan Iny ’03 and Luc De Brabandere
Co-authored by Alan Iny '03, the book offers a fresh understanding of how we think using mental models and how to come up with useful "new boxes" for whatever problem you are trying to solve, with a wide range of business examples.

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The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance
(MIT Press, 2012)
edited by Bruce Kogut
Drawing on analyses of data on 22 countries, Bruce Kogut closely examines the role that ties among businesses play in governing collective corporate behavior. (Read a Q&A with Kogut in Columbia Ideas at Work.)

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The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing
(Harvard Business Review Press, 2012)
by Michael J. Mauboussin
Michael Mauboussin offers the structure needed to analyze the relative importance of skill and luck, with concrete suggestions for making these insights work to your advantage.

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The End of Competitive Advantage: How to Keep Your Strategy Moving as Fast as Your Business
(Harvard Business Review Press, 2013)
by Rita McGrath
Rita McGrath argues that sustainable competitive advantage can no longer be the Holy Grail for companies because in a constantly changing environment, deeply ingrained structures and systems designed to extract value actually become a liability. The new path to winning includes taking advantage of shorter term opportunities, as well as relying on new organizational talents like speed and decisiveness. 

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How Finance is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea
(Columbia University Press, 2013)
edited by Hugh Patrick and Yung Chul Park
A volume of essays on the modern financial systems of these nations and how those have influenced the growth of their economies to today.

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Shaping Jazz: Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form
(Princeton University Press, 2013)
by Damon Phillips
Professor Damon Phillips looks at the rise of jazz through the lens of business, examining the key role played by record companies.

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Political Places of Boston: From the Backrooms to the Golden Dome
(Muddy River Press, 2004)
by Clint Richmond ’85
The only political history guidebook to Boston — includes an alternative Freedom Trail. 

Free standard shipping for Columbia alumni and friends when ordered by mail direct from the publisher — mention "Columbia 2013" with your order.

 

The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success
(BK Business, 2013)
by Joyce Roché ’72
Roché, the first female African-American vice president at Avon and the former CEO of Girls, Inc., offers lessons from her own struggles with self-confidence and encourages women to take bold career risks to excel.

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The Changing Face of the Asian Consumer: Insights and Streatgies for Asian Markets
(McGraw Hill Higher Education, 2013)
by Bernd Schmitt
Looking to build up business in Asia? Professor Bernd Schmitt provides insights into navigating diverse economic cultures on the developing continent.

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The Glass Elevator: A Guide to Leadership Presence for Women on the Rise
(85 Broads, 2012)
by Ora Shtull ‘91
Blending action and inspiration, leading executive coach Ora Shtull helps women master the nine must-have skills that will propel them upward professionally.

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Maximizing Lead Generation: The Complete Guide for B2B Marketers
(Pearson, 2011)
by Ruth P. Stevens ’86 (EMBA)
Soup-to-nuts instructions on how to generate a steady stream of qualified leads, to enhance sales force productivity, and reduce the amount of cold calling your sales team needs to do to meet their quotas.

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Trade Show and Event Marketing: Plan, Promote & Profit
(Cengage Learning, 2005)
by Ruth P. Stevens ’86 (EMBA)
The book covers how to get the most value out of trade shows, one of the most productive channels in the B2B marketing toolkit. 

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He Texted: The Ultimate Guide to Dating in the Digital Era
(Gallery Books, 2014)
by Lisa Winning and Carrie Henderson McDermott
Everyone who dates needs this book! It's He’s Just Not That Into You for the iPhone generation—a frank, funny, and refreshingly helpful guide to dating in the age of social media from the Bros of HeTexted.com (a site supported by Alicia Syrett ’07). Pre-order your book now for a personalized copy signed by the HeTexted Bros and founders!

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Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day
(Center Street, 2013)
by Cali Williams Yost ’95 
Work-life expert Cali Williams Yost proves that a comfortable work-life fit can be achieved through making small, consistent, everyday changes that, cumulatively, will optimize job performance and well-being. (Read a Q&A with Yost in Columbia Business.)

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