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Central Park: An Anthology
(Bloomsbury, 2012)
edited by Andrew Blauner ’90

Among the 20 essays about New York’s Central Park featured in this collection, Andrew Blauner includes 13 new ones commissioned from such great New York writers as Bill Buford and Jonathan Safran Foer.

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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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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 *available on December 4, 2012
(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 new 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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The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office *available on January 8, 2013
(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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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
(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. McGrath defines the new transient lifecycle of competitive advantage and shows how successful firms manage through it by using an updated philosophy.

 

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Happy Customers Everywhere: How Your Business Can Profit from the Insights of Positive Psychology
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
by Bernd Schmitt
Drawing on the latest research from positive psychology, Bernd Schmitt offers three approaches any business can use to turn a casual customer into a committed fan.

 

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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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Tweak It: Make What Matters to You Happen Every Day
(Center Street, 2013)
by Cali Williams Yost ’95 *available on January 8, 2013
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 Hermes.)

 

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