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    The Purpose Economy

    by Aaron Hurst
    Item #: 3622
    Globally recognized entrepreneur Aaron Hurst identifies an emerging Purpose Economy which describes the new context and set of ways in which people and organizations are focused on creating value. Hurst examines three types of purpose that are transforming the economy: personal, social, and societal. This is a guide on how to thrive in the new economy and change the world in the process.
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    The Growth Map

    by Jim O'Neill
    Item #: 34RTFS
    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 Coming Jobs War

    by Jim Clifton
    Item #: 34GTFS
    In a provocative book for business and government leaders, Gallup Chairman Jim Clifton describes how this undeniable fact will affect all leadership decisions as countries wage war to produce the best jobs. While the statistics are dire, Clifton remains optimistic about America’s ability to win the jobs war. The Coming Jobs War offers a brutally honest look at America’s biggest problem and a cogent prescription for solving it.
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    Macrowikinomics

    by Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
    Item #: 3303
    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 Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    Hot, Flat, and Crowded

    by Thomas Friedman
    Item #: FBR1208
    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    The world has a problem. It is getting hot, flat, and crowded. That is, global warming, the stunning rise of the middle class all over the world, and rapid population growth have converged in a way that could make our planet dangerously unstable. In just a few years it will be too late to fix things –– unless the United States steps up and takes the lead in a worldwide effort to replace our wasteful, inefficient energy practices with a strategy for clean ...
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    The Age of Turbulence

    by Alan Greenspan
    Item #: FBR0208
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    After serving 18.5 years as Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Alan Greenspan has set pen to paper to bring his fascinating life story to millions of readers. Starting The Age of Turbulence with the tale of his personal life he then moves on to discuss the nature of the past, present and future economy, with the final chapter focused on a forecast for the year 2030.
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    Wikinomics

    by Don Tapscott, Anthony D. Williams
    Item #: 2909
    Using the collaborative-software “wiki” concept as their theme, the authors address how the Internet’s social network offers new, decentralized ways to produce content, goods, services and profit.
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    The World Is Flat

    by Thomas Friedman
    Item #: FBR1006
    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Don't tell Christopher Columbus about this book. Pulitzer-Prize winning author Thomas L. Friedman gives an account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightening-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never before, creating an explosion of wealth in India and China, and challenging the rest of us to run even faster just to stay in place.
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    Freakonomics

    by Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner
    Item #: FBR0406
    A Soundview Featured Book Review
    Freakonomics offers readers the hidden facts buried within the stories they live and see dramatized every day, along with the numbers and statistics that can help them draw sense from the chaos. By justifying the use of strange questions to get at the heart of the matter, the authors show how economists turn collections of facts into unusual theories and then prove them by applying critical analysis.
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