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Brazil's economy enters recession
Brazil enters recession, as official figures show the country's economy contracted by 1.9% between April and June, compared with the previous three months.


Shanghai shares end wild week down 8%
Chinese shares have ended the week almost 8% lower after volatile trading that started on Monday with shock losses and spread fear to global markets.


Facebook hits billion users in a day
Facebook boasts a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.


Second-quarter UK growth steady at 0.7%
UK economic growth for the second quarter of the year was unrevised at 0.7%, official figures have shown.



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Endless Encores: Repeating Success Through People, Products, and ProfitsEndless Encores: Repeating Success Through People, Products, and Profits
by Ken Goldstein

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Technology executive and bestselling author Ken Goldstein shows the way to repeating success by concentrating on three essentials – people, products, and profits, in that order.


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Why do some people succumb to stress, while others thrive? Stronger: Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed explores the science behind resilience in order to offer readers a better understanding of how they can resist crumbling under pressure.


The Business of Family: How to Stay Rich for Generations The Business of Family: How to Stay Rich for Generations
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The Business of Family is not a business book about how to make money. The Business of Family is about the most important business of all—your family.


Xbox Revisited: The Story of the Strategic Process to Create the XboxXbox Revisited: The Story of the Strategic Process to Create the Xbox
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Using the 3P Framework of Purpose, Principles, and Priorities developed by the Xbox team, Microsoft's former Chief Xbox Officer, Robbie Bach, takes business, non-profit, and community-engaged readers on the Xbox journey - a triumphant saga from garage-shop beginnings to business success.


The Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide to Making Things Better Without Making Them WorseThe Simplicity Cycle: A Field Guide to Making Things Better Without Making Them Worse
by Dan Ward

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An engaging and accessible field guide that equips readers with practical tools to produce elegant, effective designs. It takes a deep but lighthearted look at the way complexity enhances or diminishes the things we make and use and shows readers why simplicity is the key to innovation and good design—whether you're creating new products, services, or consumer experiences.


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From Tom Rath, author of five NYT and WSJ bestsellers with over 6 million copies sold. Drawing on the latest and most practical research from business, psychology, and economics, this book focuses on changes we can make to create better days for ourselves and others.


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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.


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