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America's Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 22, 2015, at 1:20 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Roger Lowenstein has written a brilliant book on the founding of the Federal Reserve that informs and echoes the issues and arguments of today.

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Little Rice: Smartphones, Xiaomi, and the Chinese Dream

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 15, 2015, at 12:45 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Clay Shirky dissects the state of globalization and its future by looking at the relationship of people to our smartphones, and the relationship of smartphones to the People's Republic of China.

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Find Me Unafraid: Love, Loss, and Hope in an African Slum

By Aaron Schleicher, published October 15, 2015, at 9:45 AM in Staff Picks

Kennedy Odede and Jessica Posner have written a tale of loss and hope, of compassion, education, and development, all wrapped up in a beautiful love story.

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Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family

By Dylan Schleicher, published October 1, 2015, at 12:15 PM in Jack Covert Selects

In their new book, Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia help us tap into "the extraordinary power of caring for your people like family."

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Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 17, 2015, at 1:39 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Bethany McLean weaves a tale of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that enlightens, enrages, and educates.

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Shaky Ground: The Strange Saga of the U.S. Mortgage Giants

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 14, 2015, at 9:00 AM in New Releases

Financial journalist Bethany McLean tackles one of strangest unsolved mysteries of the global financial crisis: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

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Why We Work

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 3, 2015, at 12:00 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Barry Schwartz discusses what motivates us to work, and how to redesign our workplaces—and human nature along with it—armed with that knowledge.

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Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 27, 2015, at 12:00 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Jerry Kaplan discusses the dangers of artificial intelligence and how to prevent them from becoming a dystopic reality.

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Tess Vigeland on Business and Books

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 27, 2015, at 9:00 AM in Interviews

On our final day with Tess Vigeland, she gives us a few questions to ponder (and the likely answer to one), and some books to add to our reading list.

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Tess Vigeland

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 25, 2015, at 9:00 AM in Interviews

Tess Vigeland talks about he leap she made, and how to know when it's time for you to make yours.

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A Q&A with Geoff Colvin, Author of Humans Are Underrated

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 19, 2015, at 10:30 AM in Staff Picks

Geoff Colvin answers a few of our questions about how humans are underrated in an age of rapid technological advancement.

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Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 14, 2015, at 12:00 PM in New Releases

Jerry Kaplan presents provocative ideas for how our broader economy—even our basic definition of “work”—will have to change as artificial intelligence advances.