Staff Picks

The Perfection of the Paper Clip: Curious Tales of Invention, Genius, and Stationary Obsession
James Ward weaves a narrative of invention, entrepreneurship, and sometimes empire through the everyday objects all around us.


Book Giveaway

The Misfit Economy: Lessons in Creativity from Pirates, Hackers, Gangsters and Other Informal Entrepreneurs

Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips dive into the informal economy to find out what it can teach us about innovation and creativity.


Optimistic arguments and ideas about important issues—in manifesto form. ChangeThis exists to spread Ideas. Opinion. Knowledge. Passion. Conviction. Conversation. Education. Intention. Interpretation. Thought. Persuasion. Freedom. Appeal. Development. Inspiration. Understanding. Change.

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Thinker in Residence

Rich Karlgaard & Michael S. Malone on Business and Books
We conclude our series with Rich Karlgaard and Mike Malone learning what questions they have about business and what books have influenced them.

Jack Covert Selects

The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life
In his new book, Bernard Roth, a professor of engineering and academic director at Stanford's famous d. school, teaches us how to engineer a better life.

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Special Offers

This Week's Special Offers Are...
This week's special offers are Strengths Finder, The Sharp Solution, and The Together Teacher.



Behind the Bestseller List June 2015
A closer look at three of the books on June's Bestseller List.

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The Business of Life

Muse: A Novel: A Review
Jonathan Galassi, the President of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, gives us a beautiful tale of publishing and poetry, and the important difference between the two.



Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation
Digital media innovator Jay Samit investigates disruption's lessons for the entrepreneur.


New Releases

The Disciplined Leader: Keeping the Focus on What Really Matters
John Manning, President of Management Action Programs, helps leaders pinpoint the 20 percent of activities that will drive 80 percent of the results.

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