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Void

Touching the Void

By Simon Yates,
Joe Simpson

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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't

Good to Great

By Jim Collins

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The Post-American World

The Post-American World

By Fareed Zakaria

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Billabong Odyssey

Billabong Odyssey

By Ken Bradshaw, Ken Collins, and Brian L. Keaulana

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In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic

In the Land of White Death

By Valerian Albanov, David Roberts, Jon Krakauer, Alison Anderson

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Influence: Science and Practice (5th Edition)

Influence: Science and Practice (5th Edition)

By Robert B. Cialdini

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Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

Extraordinary Popular Delusions

By Charles MacKay

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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator

By Edwin Lefèvre

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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Getting Things Done

By David Allen

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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

The Thank You Economy

By Gary Vaynerchuk

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Personal Development

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business  of Life

The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

By Alice Schroeder

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Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace

Orbiting the Giant Hairball

By Gordon MacKenzie

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The Power of  Agreement

The Power of Agreement

By Brian D. Molitor

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What Color Is Your Parachute? 2008: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers

What Color Is Your Parachute? 2013

By Richard Nelson Bolles

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The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything

The Speed of Trust

By Stephen M.R. Covey, Stephen R. Covey, Rebecca R. Merrill

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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

By David Allen

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Business Management

The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams

The One Minute Manager Builds High Performing Teams

By Ken Blanchard, Eunice Parisi-Carew, Donald Carew

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The Practice of Management

The Practice of Management

By Peter F. Drucker

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Time Management from the Inside Out, second edition: The Foolproof System for Taking Control

Time Management from the Inside Out, 2nd edition

By Julie Morgenstern

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Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step: Maximizing Performance and Maintaining Results

Balanced Scorecard Step-by-Step

By Paul R. Niven

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Bold Women, Big Ideas: Learning To Play The High-risk Entrepreneurial Game

Bold Women, Big Ideas

By Kay Koplovitz and Peter Israel

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Business Plans That Work: For Your Small Business

Business Plans That Work

By Alice H. Magos

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Closing the Leadership Gap: Add Women,  Change Everything

Closing the Leadership Gap

By Marie C. Wilson

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How to Run Your Business So You Can Leave It in Style

How to Run Your Business So You Can Leave It in Style

By John H. Brown and Kathryn B. Carroll

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First, Break all the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers do Differently

First, Break all the Rules

By Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

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First, Break all the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers do Differently

Race for Relevance: 5 Radical Changes for Associations

By Harrison Coerver

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Strategy and the Fat Smoker; Doing What's Obvious But Not Easy

Strategy and the Fat Smoker

By David H. Maister

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The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right  Things Done

The Effective Executive

By Peter F. Drucker

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Personal Finance

The Money Masters

The Money Masters

By John Train

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Sold Short: Uncovering Deception in the Markets

Sold Short

By Manuel P. Asensio, Jack Barth

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The Traders

The Traders

By Sonny Kleinfeld

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The Wall Street Journal Complete Identity Theft Guidebook: How to Protect Yourself

The Wall Street Journal Complete Identity Theft Guidebook

By Terri Cullen

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The Great Crash of 1929

The Great Crash of 1929

By John Kenneth
Galbraith

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The House of Rothschild: Vol 1: Money's Prophets 1789-1848

The House of Rothschild: Vol 1

By Niall Ferguson

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The Millionaire Next Door

The Millionaire Next Door

By Thomas J. Stanley, William D. Danko

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The Money Lenders

The Money Lenders

By Anthony Sampson

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Business Development and Leadership

How to Become a Rainmaker: The Rules for Getting and Keeping Customers and Clients

How to Become a Rainmaker

By Jeffrey J. Fox

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Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High

Crucial Conversations

By Kerry Patterson

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They Call Me Coach

They Call Me Coach

By John Wooden

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The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

By John C. Maxwell

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

By Stephen R. Covey

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

By Arbinger Institute

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First, Break all the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers do Differently

What to Ask the Person in the Mirror

Robert Steven Kaplan

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