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Other People's Children: Cultural Conflict in the Classroom
4.0 out of 5 stars with 269 reviews
Winner of an American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award and Choice Magazine's Outstanding Academic Book Award, and voted one of Teacher Magazine's "great books", Other People's Children has sold over 150,000 copies since its o
Politics at Work: How Companies Turn Their Workers into Lobbyists
4.8 out of 5 stars with 217 reviews
Employers are increasingly recruiting their workers into politics to change elections and public policy - sometimes in coercive ways. Using a diverse array of evidence, including national surveys of workers and employers, as well as in-depth intervie
Truth: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power
4.5 out of 5 stars with 41 reviews
Previously published as Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power.
A riveting play-by-play of a reporter getting and defending a story that recalls All the President's Men, Truth puts listeners in the center of the 60 Mi
Money and Government: The Past and Future of Economics
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.1 out of 5 stars with 134 reviews
A critical examination of economics' past and future and how it needs to change, by one of the most eminent political economists of our time.
The dominant view in economics is that money and government should play only a minor role in economic life.
Time Management in an Instant
By Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
4.3 out of 5 stars with 169 reviews
Time Management In an Instant avoids the traps that lead to an unproductive relationship with time. It offers field-tested time habits and expert advice based on the latest research that will help the lsitener better manage, create, and spend their t
Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.5 out of 5 stars with 189 reviews
This authoritative and passionate primer on the three branches of government reveals the changes - political, cultural, constitutional, technological, institutional - that render our government completely dysfunctional, and the urgent need to fix our
4.9 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews
This isn't your America. No matter who the president is.
We are told that, when we vote and elect representatives, we gain a voice in government and its policies. Yet, it hasn't translated our preferences into higher living standards for the major
4.9 out of 5 stars with 149 reviews
Internal Combustion is the compelling tale of corruption and manipulation that subjected the U.S. and the world to an oil addiction that could have been avoided, that was never necessary, and that could be ended not in 10 years, not in five years, bu
Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower
4.9 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews
Henry M. Paulson, Jr., former secretary of the US Treasury and CEO of Goldman Sachs, delivers a behind-the-scenes account of China's rise as an economic superpower.
When Hu Jintao, China's then vice president, came to visit the New York Stock Exchange and Ground Zero in 2002, he asked Hank Paulson to be his guide. It was a testament to the pivotal role that Goldman Sachs played in helping China experiment with private enterprise. In Dealing with China, the best-selling author of On the Brink
The Mathematical Corporation: Where Machine Intelligence and Human Ingenuity Achieve the Impossible
4.5 out of 5 stars with 222 reviews
The most powerful weapon in business today is the alliance between the mathematical smarts of machines and the imaginative human intellect of great leaders. Together they make the mathematical corporation, the business model of the future.
We are at a once-in-a-decade breaking point similar to the quality revolution of the 1980s and the dawn of the Internet age in the 1990s. Leaders must transform how they run their organizations, or competitors will bring them crashing to earth - often
Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries
4.4 out of 5 stars with 273 reviews
What do Apple CEO Steve Jobs, comedian Chris Rock, prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, the story developers at Pixar films, and the Army Chief of Strategic Plans all have in common? Best-selling author Peter Sims found that all of them have achieved breakthrough results by methodically taking small, experimental steps in order to discover and develop new ideas.
Rather than believing they have to start with a big idea or plan a whole project out in advance, trying to foresee the final
Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-Truth Era
4.7 out of 5 stars with 182 reviews
Previously published as A Field Guide to Lies.
We're surrounded by fringe theories, fake news, and pseudofacts. These lies are getting repeated. New York Times best-selling author Daniel Levitin shows how to disarm these socially devastating inventions and get the American mind back on track. Here are the fundamental lessons in critical thinking that we need to know and share now.
Investigating numerical misinformation, Daniel Levitin shows how mishandled statistics and graphs can give a
The Tyranny of Metrics
4.5 out of 5 stars with 233 reviews
How the obsession with quantifying human performance threatens our schools, medical care, businesses, and government
Today, organizations of all kinds are ruled by the belief that the path to success is quantifying human performance, publicizing the results, and dividing up the rewards based on the numbers. But in our zeal to instill the evaluation process with scientific rigor, we've gone from measuring performance to fixating on measuring itself. The result is a tyranny of metrics that
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