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By Niall Ferguson. 2013
An examination of institutional dysfunction in the Western world argues that such values as a free market and representative government… are being compromised while future generations are inheriting unmanageable levels of debt. 2013.
By Gregory Zuckerman. 2014
In five years, the United States has seen a historic burst of oil and natural gas production, easing our insatiable… hunger for energy. A new drilling process called fracking has made us the world's fastest growing energy power, on track to pass Saudi Arabia by 2020. But despite headlines and controversy, no previous book has shown how the revolution really happened. The Frackers tells the dramatic tale of how a group of ambitious and headstrong wildcatters ignored the ridicule of experts and derision of colleagues to pursue massive, long-overlooked deposits. Against all odds, they changed the world- and made astonishing fortunes in the process. Zuckerman's exclusive access enabled him to get close to men like George Mitchell, who developed a new way to drill for gas in shale rock; Harold Hamm, who discovered so much oil he's now worth more than the estate of Steve Jobs; and Aubrey McClendon, who lost more than billion on a misguided gambit. Zuckerman shows how the frackers are now using their wealth to shake up Hollywood, education, politics, sports, and other fields, much like the Rockefellers and Gettys before them. He also explores the debate over the environmental risks of fracking, and whether those risks are worth it for the United States to achieve energy independence and for the rest of the world to follow. 2014.
By Amity Shlaes. 2007
Economics reporter analyzes the Great Depression era in the United States and posits that federal intervention in the economy lengthened… its duration. Considers economic plans from members of Franklin Roosevelt's brain trust and alternate solutions of outsiders such as African American Father Divine and Alcoholics Anonymous founder Bill Wilson. 2007.
By Georgia Witkin. 2000
Explains how women experience stress differently from men and provides techniques and problem-solving skills to reduce it. Includes examples of… dealing with family life (including teenagers and mates), common work problems, sexual difficulties, and aging - along with other unavoidable everyday tensions. 2000.
By Susan P Halpern. 2004
A cancer survivor and psychotherapist addresses how individuals can best respond with sensitivity and compassion to a sick friend or… relative. Demonstrates making a potentially awkward situation more comfortable through effective speech and behaviour. Includes suggestions for talking to children about illness. 2004.
By Jeff Rubin. 2012
Economist and resource analyst Jeff Rubin is certain that the world's governments are getting it wrong - instead of moving… us toward economic recovery, measures being taken around the globe right now are digging us into a deeper hole. Both politicians and economists are missing the fact that the real engine of economic growth has always been cheap, abundant fuel and resources, but that era is over. The end of cheap oil signals the end of growth - and the end of easy answers to renewing prosperity. c2012.
By Christopher L Kukk. 2017
Recent science shows that to achieve durable success, we need to be more than just achievers; we need to be… compassionate achievers. New research in biology, neuroscience, and economics have found that compassion--recognizing a problem or caring about another's pain and making a commitment to help--not only improves others' lives; it can transform our own. Reveals the profound benefits of practicing compassion including more constructive relationships, improved intelligence, and increased resiliency. To help us achieve these benefits, Kukk, the founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation, shares his unique 4-step program for cultivating compassion. Kukk makes clear that practicing compassion isn't about being a martyr or a paragon of virtue; it's about rejecting rage and indifference and choosing instead to be a thoughtful, caring problem-solver. He identifies the skills every compassionate achiever should master--listening, understanding, connecting, and acting--and outlines how to develop each. 2017.
By Elaine Aron. 2004
An indepth look at characteristics that define sensitivity. Through self-assessment tests and techniques, Aron shows listeners how to identify their… own personality traits. This exceptional book can lead to remarkable results for many who suffer from constant stress and anxiety. 2004.
By Gary Zukav, Linda Francis. 2002
Although developing emotional awareness is challenging and difficult because it requires becoming aware of our buried emotional pain, it is… also enormously rewarding. This text shows us how to free ourselves from our compulsions, fixations, obsessions and addictions - such as anger, workaholism, obsessive eating, alcohol and drug abuse - that prevent us from living a fulfilling and meaningful life. 2002.
Author's personal reflections on a monthly plan to improve her quality of life by the end of one year. Analyzes… missteps, challenges, and successes in reaching her goals and shares the often unexpected lessons she learned. Bestsellers. c2009.
By Robin S Sharma. 2006
Each one of us is called to greatness. We can have a significant impact on the world around us -… if we so choose. If you are looking to craft an extraordinary life, The Greatness Guide is the powerful and practical handbook that will inspire you to get to world class in both your personal and professional life. 2006.
By Robert H Frank. 2011
Frank looks at how economic competition is actually hindering the "common good." He explains that Charles Darwin's theory on the… clash between individual and group interests is a perfect analogy for today's economic landscape. 2011.
By Marjorie Hansen Shaevitz, Morton H Shaevitz. 2006
This new, groundbreaking book is written for women of all ages (including teens), stages and backgrounds who put everything and… everybody before themselves and end up feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, depleted, and deprived. Not your run-of-the-mill, self-help book, "The Confident Woman" shows readers how they can have saner, better balanced, healthier, happier and more meaningful personal and professional lives by making small changes in their attitudes and behaviours. 2006.
By Linda McQuaig. 1998
McQuaig looks into the popular belief that the Canadian economy is beyond Canada's control, held at the mercy of globalization… and technology. Instead, she argues, the international community has the tools to regulate the world financial system to everyone's benefit, as was done in the decades after World War II. 1998.
By John Ralston Saul. 2005
Globalism, where world markets would supplant nation-states, has failed even as it succeeded, by increasing GDP or individual wealth in… some countries while allowing the paralyzing accumulation of debt in the third world. In the meantime, economies have artificially inflated and imploded. The author also faults a system where multinational corporations attempt to replace government infrastructure and "overly complex" management is mistaken for leadership. 2005.
By John Kenneth Galbraith. 1992
Renowned economist analyzes United States monetary policies, domestic social conditions, and foreign relations. Galbraith's thesis is that America has succumbed… to the desires and comfort of the affluent -- a class that tends to control political decisions. He traces the roots of this late twentieth-century "culture," beginning with circumstances that led to the Great Depression and concluding with suggestions for coping with problems. 1992.
By Walter Anderson. 1997
By Harriet Goldhor Lerner. 1989
Lerner outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed. Using… case histories, she shows how to make positive changes in relationships with spouses, parents, siblings, and lovers. Bestseller. 1989.
By Niall Ferguson. 2001
Throughout modern history, the way states have managed their money has been crucial to their survival and success. It has… been finance as much as firepower that has decided the fates of nations in the supreme test of war. The cash nexus is the crucial point where money and power meet. But does money make the political world go round? Does the success of democracy depend on economic growth? Does victory always go to the richest of the great powers? Or are financial markets the true 'masters' of the modern world? 2001.