Stitched Up: The Anti-Capitalist Book of Fashion
Stitched Up delves into the alluring world of fashion to reveal what is behind the clothes we wear. Moving between Karl Lagerfeld and Karl Marx, the book explores consumerism, class, and advertising to reveal the interests which benefit from exploitation.
Which is more dangerous: a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an [...]
Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits
What makes great nonprofits great? Not large budgets. Not snazzy marketing. Not perfect management. The answer is not what you might think. Great nonprofits spend as much time working with institutions outside their four walls as they do managing their internal operations. They use the power of leverage to become greater forces for good. This [...]
Start Your Own Event Planning Business: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Success, 4th Edition
Take your passion for event planning to the next level with in-the-trenches advice and tools you need to start, run, and grow a successful business. From writing a solid contract to finding reliable vendors, our experts help you identify your niche, teach you how to scout potential clients, evaluate the competition, market your business, and [...]
The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. Just about everyone thinks they know how they got there. Just about everyone is wrong.
Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition That Is Shaping the Next Economy
The origins of the next radical economy is rooted in a tradition that has empowered people for centuries and is now making a comeback. A new feudalism is on the rise. From the Internet to service and care, more and more industries expect people to live gig to gig, while monopolistic corporations feed their spoils [...]
Digital Wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft and the Battle for the Internet
Digital Wars starts in 1998, when the Internet and computing business was about to be upended – by an antitrust case, a tiny start-up and a former giant rebuilding it. Charles Arthur here examines the differing strategies of the three best-known tech companies in their battle to win control of the exploding network connecting the [...]
Battle for the Soul of Capitalism
There is no one better qualified to tell us about the failures of the American financial system and the grotesque abuses that have taken place in recent years than John C. Bogle, founder and former chief executive of the Vanguard mutual-fund group.
48 Days to Creative Income
Are you tired of having a JOB? Have you ever thought of starting a business (whether part-time to supplement income, or full-time to take control of your life) but didn’t know whether being your own boss was right for you – or what kind of business fits who you are? If so, this audio CD [...]
Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
New York Times bestselling authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insight and observations in this long-awaited follow-up to their blockbuster Freakonomics. In 2005, Freakonomics exploded in the culture, forever changing our understanding of how the world works, how we really make decisions?even how we name our children. This revolutionary [...]
Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain
The New York Times best-selling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside [...]
Creating a World Without Poverty: How Social Business Can Transform Our Lives
While free markets have brought positive change, traditional capitalism cannot solve problems of inequality and poverty because of its view of people as solely profit-driven....