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A World Without Work: Technology, Automation, and How We Should Respond

This work is sure to be controversial, but it will find an audience with those interested in public policy relating to unemployment and inequality.
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Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

The book sticks close to its focus of franchising McDonald’s restaurants among black communities in the 20th century, and covers the topic well. This niche subject may not have wide-ranging appeal, but the research is invaluable for those studying the intersections of race, economics, and business in the United States.
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Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

While Krugman’s rousing, jargon-free writings will please progressive readers, they will be disconcerting to many conservative ones. An informative and controversial study combining business and political science.
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Disney’s Land: Walt Disney and the Invention of the Amusement Park That Changed the World

Much has already been written about Disney’s theme parks, but Snow’s readable business history explores the work and innovation that went into launching the park.
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It’s How We Play the Game: Build a Business. Take a Stand. Make a Difference

This book offers some sound lessons for those involved in retail, and will also benefit those who learn best from personal narratives.
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Market Mover: Lessons from a Decade of Change at NASDAQ

An intriguing perspective on the intersections of IT, management, and finance.
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That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea

A worthwhile personal account and career guide for budding entrepreneurs.

Aesthetic Intelligence: How To Boost It and Use It in Business and Beyond

Will appeal to those interested in the intersection of marketing and consumer behavior.
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Seeing Around Corners: How To Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen

A useful guide that is most appropriate for actual or aspiring managers and management consultants.

Start Finishing: How To Go from Idea to Done

Gilkey’s constructive guidance will likely appeal to white-collar workers, especially those in managerial and administrative positions

Transaction Man: The Rise of the Deal and the Decline of the American Dream

Through the stories of individuals, often from varied neighborhoods, businesses, and corporations, Lemann makes these experiences come alive. Readers can use this insightful business history to guide their forecasts

Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

Based on six years of research and with a fast-paced writing style that interweaves multiple stories, this illuminating work on the exceedingly influential Koch and his company will be welcomed by all readers of business or politics. Leonard does for Koch what Andrew Sorkin’s Too Big To Fail did for the 2008 financial crisis

The Innovation Mandate: The Growth Secrets of the Best Organizations in the World

While the work overall is hindered by repetition, it also contains suggestions that will likely provoke reflection by business owners and experienced managers.

The Memo: What Women of Color Need To Know To Secure a Seat at the Table

A much-needed resource for women of color in the workplace that realistically looks at the issues faced and offers advice on how to enact change. Highly recommended.

Connect First: 52 Simple Ways To Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work

A how-to guide that will appeal to managers and leaders seeking advice for improving and maintaining morale in workplace culture.

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How To Be an Inclusive Leader: Your Role in Creating Cultures of Belonging Where Everyone Can Thrive

This resource encourages readers to consider all aspects of inclusion, even the less obvious ones. Brown asserts that one need not be in a position of power to make a difference; anyone can advocate for what’s right, though it won’t always be easy.

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The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

An intriguing look at strategies for the long-term with citations from business executives, sociologists, and philosophers; highly recommended.

Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor

Although somewhat uneven in its coverage of labor history, this lively and informative read will appeal to those interested in the current challenges facing American workers. [See Prepub Alert, 2/18/19.]

A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump

While centering on a specific narrative, this book serves as much more than an overview of the NMAAHC and will not solely appeal to museum curators or academics, as Bunch addresses the ways in which public spaces must be disrupted and dehierarchized to change cultural narratives.

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The Handy Accounting Answer Book

Anyone interested in learning more about personal or corporate accounting will find useful information here.

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Why Digital Transformations Fail: The Surprising Disciplines of How to Take Off and Stay Ahead

A useful primer for the next generation in IT and business management.

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Superpower: One Man’s Quest To Transform American Energy

Green energy enthusiasts will appreciate this account of how hard work, capitalist wiles, and negotiation are needed to turn a good idea into a reality.

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From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace

This guide will prove useful for human resource managers, individuals involved in hiring processes or staff training and development, and those who address gendered inequities in the workplace, as well as readers interested in how gendered oppression and feminist responses to it has shaped organizational cultures

Nine Lies about Work: A Freethinking Leader's Guide to the Real World

This thought-provoking work will appeal to organizational and team leaders and those who aspire to such positions.

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To Start a Business and Ignite Your Life: A Simple Guide to Combining Business Wisdom with Passion

Recommended for anyone interested in being an entrepreneur and for students of business administration.
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Selling to China: A Guide to Doing Business in China for Small and Medium-Sized Companies

A useful book aimed at serious entrepreneurs ready to enter the China market. Recommended.
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The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

Thorndike’s analysis of these overlooked business executives will appeal to business school students and investors looking for a way to evaluate companies outside marketplace chatter. Highly recommended.
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How They Got Away with It: White Collar Criminals and the Financial Meltdown

A good complement to Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum’s That Used To Be Us or Robert Shiller’s Finance and the Good Society, this book is a valuable resource for details about the financial crisis.
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Making the European Monetary Union

James’s focus on the EMU’s development yields insights about current regional financial crises. This in-depth history will appeal to academic readers looking for extensive details about the EMU from several decades. Recommended.
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The Baker’s Son: My Life in Business: The Story of How the Golden Krust Empire Was Built, from a Village Shop in Jamaica to the Heights of American Enterprise

Hawthorne’s story is compelling on many levels: it offers a peek into life in Jamaica, a classic immigrant narrative, and a testament to the strength of family. Hawthorne’s is a Horatio Alger tale with a Caribbean flavor, which should find an appreciative audience among entrepreneurs and business aficionados.
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Spark & Hustle: Launch and Grow Your Small Business Now

Overall, this is a good starting point for any woman with an idea for starting her own business, but without the confidence and information to do so.
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Key Moments: Experiences in a Dedicated Life

Rather ostentatious, this book’s many descriptions of philanthropic projects are somewhat self-congratulatory; readers may wonder how truly effective they are. This will have limited readership.
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Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance

With little mathematics or accounting described in its pages, this is not a technical work. The book instead explains how accounting, a natural human instinct, became a profession. Recommended for readers interested in the origins of modern accounting and how that history relates to the recent financial near collapse.
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The Surprising Design of Market Economies

For readers willing to challenge the status quo, this book will wrap their minds around a new way of thinking about markets and economies.
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