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Confronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic SystemConfronting Capitalism: Real Solutions for a Troubled Economic System
by Philip Kotler

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Amidst its dire assessment of what's ailing us, Confronting Capitalism delivers a heartening message: We can turn things around. Combining economic history, expert insight, business lessons, and recent data, this landmark book elucidates today's critical dilemmas and suggests solutions for returning to a healthier, more sustainable Capitalism—that works for all.


The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia's Environmental EmergencyThe Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia's Environmental Emergency
by Mark L. Clifford

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One of Asia’s best-respected writers on business and economy, Hong Kong-based author Mark L. Clifford provides a behind-the-scenes look at what companies in China, India, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, and Thailand are doing to build businesses that will lessen the environmental impact of Asia’s extraordinary economic growth.


The Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million MilesThe Orbital Perspective: Lessons in Seeing the Big Picture from a Journey of 71 Million Miles
by Astronaut Ron Garan

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For astronaut Ron Garan, living on the International Space Station was transformative. If fifteen nations (some of them former enemies) can work together to create and run the most complex structure ever built in space, why can’t we work together to solve our problems on earth? Garan shows how we can all gain this “orbital perspective" to guide and inspire our efforts to build a better world.


The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance: Why It's Good for You, Your Family, and Your CompanyThe End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance: Why It's Good for You, Your Family, and Your Company
by Paul Zane Pilzer and Rick Lindquist

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A comprehensive guide to utilizing new individual health plans to save 20 to 60 percent on health insurance. This book is written to ensure that you, your family, and your company get your fair share of the trillions of dollars the U.S. government will spend subsidizing individual health insurance plans between now and 2025.


Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and LifeLeading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life
by Dr. Nancy O'Reilly

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This book delivers: Hard-won insights and advice from 20 smart, amazing women leaders. No-nonsense discussion about the issues affecting the evolution of women into leaders. Useful tools to help you claim a larger role and overcome internal barriers. Inspiration from women who reach out effectively to improve the world.