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    Image of The Industries of the Future

    by Alec Ross

    In The Industries of the Future, Ross shows us what changes are coming in the next 10 years, highlighting the best opportunities for progress and explaining why countries thrive or sputter.

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    How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism

    by Robin Chase

    A co-founder of Zipcar, Robin Chase, introduces the collaborative economy in which companies and governments are using the Internet’s ability to facilitate collaboration by leveraging expertise, assets and resources outside their sphere of control.

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    Economic Opportunity in the BRICs and Beyond

    by Jim O'Neill

    It’s been 10 years since O’Neill conceived of the BRIC acronym. He and his team made a startling prediction: Four developing nations — Brazil, Russia, India and China (the BRICs) — would overtake the six largest Western economies within 40 years. Now, The Growth Map features O’Neill’s personal account of the BRIC phenomenon, how it has evolved and where those four key nations currently stand after a turbulent decade. The book also offers an equally bold prediction about the...

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    The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

    by Dan Ariely

    Irrational behavior is a part of human nature, but as MIT professor Dan Ariely has discovered in 20 years of researching behavioral economics, people tend to behave irrationally in a predictable fashion. Drawing on psychology and economics, behavioral economics can show us why patients get greater relief from a more expensive drug over its cheaper counterpart and why honest people may steal office supplies or communal food, but not money. According to Ariely in Predictably Irrational...

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  • Image of Speed Review: Back to Work
    Image of Speed Review: Back to Work

    Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy

    by Bill Clinton

    Knopf, 208 pages

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  • Image of Macrowikinomics
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    Rebooting Business and the World

    by Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams

    In this follow up to their 2007 bestseller, Wikinomics, Don Tapscott and Anthony Willliams once again use original research to provide new examples of organizations that are successfully embracing the principles of wikinomics to change the world. Find out how in this executive book summary of Macrowikonomics.

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  • Image of Ecological Intelligence
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    How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything

    by Daniel Goleman

    The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership now brings us Ecological Intelligence – revealing the hidden environmental consequences of what we make and buy, and how with that knowledge we can drive the essential changes we all must make to save our planet.

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    A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

    by Jason Hwang, Clayton M. Christensen, Jerome Grossman

    Our health care system is in critical condition. Each year, fewer Americans can afford it, fewer businesses can provide it, and fewer government programs can promise it for future generations. We need a cure, and we need it now. Harvard Business School’s Clayton M. Christensen presents a comprehensive analysis of the strategies that will improve health care and make it affordable. Christensen applies the principles of disruptive innovation to the broken health care system with two pioneers...

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    Seizing the Ultimate Offshore Opportunity

    by Robert Kennedy

    By now, most business people, pundits, and politicians in the United States and other developed nations have come to grips with the phenomenon of manufacturing jobs moving offshore: The process is variously referred to as "outsourcing" or "offshoring. " But a far bigger wave of change is approaching the shores of those same developed nations: the globalization of services. Where are the jobs going? Which companies benefit –– or could benefit? How exactly does services offshoring work?

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