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Ghana told to stop new oil drilling
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Music boss tops Britain's rich list
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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.


Shadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your DayShadow Work: The Unpaid, Unseen Jobs That Fill Your Day
by Craig Lambert

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Shadow work includes all the unpaid tasks we do on behalf of businesses and organizations. It has slipped into our routines stealthily; most of us do not realize how much of it we are already doing, even as we pump our own gas, scan and bag our own groceries, execute our own stock trades, and build our own unassembled furniture. But its presence is unmistakable, and its effects far-reaching.


Are You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and LifeAre You Fully Charged?: The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life
by Tom Rath

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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.


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.