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Alumni Books


Dress Like a Million from Goodwill: The Ultimate Recycle Store
by Jean Kelley (OPM 29, 2000)
(JKLA Publishing)

Goodwill stores are the ultimate retail location for getting great deals on name brand clothing. In this book, the author shares her years of observing workplace wardrobes to help people save a bundle, look better, feel better, and have enhanced confidence.

 

Boom Country? The New Wave of Indian Enterprise
by Alan Rosling (MBA 1988)
(Hachette India)

A fresh wave of enterprise and start-ups, rapid advancements in technology, government reform, and recently developed pools of risk capital are contributing increasingly to a massive expansion in new business, all underpinned by a deep social change and a willingness to “do things differently,” especially among the young. Drawing on his experiences and more than 100 interviews with Indian entrepreneurs, Rosling provides an in-depth analysis of the opportunities and challenges, both traditional and contemporary, of doing business in India.

 

Great Service Made Simple
by Frederic B. Sargent (OPM 2)
(The Sustainable Service Institute)

A short story with lessons to benefit everyone whose company or individual success depends on the ability to deliver great service.

 

The Low Cholesterol Cookbook and Action Plan
by Karen Swanson (MBA 1990)
(Rockridge Press)

Getting serious about heart health can be overwhelming. That’s why cardiac dietitian Jennifer Koslo and “Go Low Cholesterol” blogger Karen Swanson created this book. With an easy-to-follow four-week program, this low cholesterol cookbook will help you lower cholesterol naturally, with food and exercise. This low cholesterol cookbook delivers comprehensive recipes and a proactive meal plan to help you eliminate bad fats without losing the flavors your heart loves.

 

The Disruptors' Feast: How to Avoid Being Devoured in Today's Rapidly Changing Global Economy
by Frits van Paasschen (MBA 1988)
(The Disruptors' Feast)

Virtually everything about the way people live and do business is changing faster than ever before. Digital technology, global development, urbanization, and business disruption represent both a major opportunity and a threat in the global economy. Although individuals and organizations are aware that the world is changing exponentially, most are ill-equipped to face this level of disruption and volatility. This book describes the trends that are shaping the world of the future and offers guidance on how to avoid being eaten alive.

 

The Wind Blew Innocent: A Memoir
by Donna Arp Weitzman (OPM 37 2008)
(Howard Bond Media Group LLC)

Claustrophobia. I didn't know the meaning of the word until I moved to Dallas. The city’s concrete skyscrapers stifle most breezes and often divert the wind, my constant companion in west Texas, where I grew up. Even with decades of city living behind me, most of my recollections involve the wind shaping the twists and turns in my complex and messy maturation from childhood to adulthood. I miss having so much air to breathe and nothing between a little girl and the innocence of life. The wind is inextricably part of my family tree. Like a crazy, unpredictable cousin, it’s always welcome, but, as my life reveals, it’s sometimes dreaded.

 

Faculty Books


American Capitalism: New Histories
edited by Sven Beckert and Christine Desan
(Columbia University Press)

This volume presents a sampling of cutting-edge research from prominent scholars. These essays offer new angles on finance, debt, and credit; women’s rights; slavery and political economy; the racialization of capitalism; labor beyond industrial wage workers; and the production of knowledge, including the idea of the economy, among other topics. Together, they suggest emerging themes in the field: a fascination with capitalism as it is made by political authority, how it is claimed and contested by participants, how it spreads across the globe, and how it can be reconceptualized without being universalized.

 

Entering StartUpLand: An Essential Guide to Finding the Right Job
by Jeffrey J. Bussgang
(Harvard Business Review Press)

Bussgang offers a practical, step-by-step guide that provides an insider’s analysis of various startup roles and responsibilities, including product management, marketing, growth, and sales to help readers figure out if they want to join a startup and what to expect if they do. The book includes a tour of typical startup roles to help determine which one might be the best fit for readers; profiles of startup executives across many different functions, who share their stories and describe their responsibilities; and a methodology to identify and evaluate startups and position readers to find the opportunity that’s right for them.

 

Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and Life
by Francesca Gino
(Dey Street)

From an early age, we are taught to be rule followers, and the pressure to fit in only increases as we age. But conformity comes at a steep price for our careers and personal lives. When we mindlessly accept rules and norms rather than questioning and constructively rebelling against them, we ultimately end up stuck and unfulfilled. Rebels—those who practice “positive deviance” at work—are harder to manage, but they are good for the bottom line: their passion, drive, curiosity, and creativity raise the entire organization to a new level. Packed with strategies for embracing rebellion at work and in life as well as illuminating case studies from a wide range of industries, this book encourages all to rebel against what’s comfortable so we can thrive.

 

New Perspectives on the History of Political Economy
edited by Robert Fredona and Sophus A. Reinert
(Palgrave Macmillan)

This volume offers a snapshot of the resurgent historiography of political economy in the wake of the ongoing global financial crisis and suggests fruitful new agendas for research on the political-economic nexus as it has developed in the Western world since the end of the Middle Ages. It brings together a group of scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds―history, economics, law, and political science―to begin a reconceptualization of the origins and history of political economy through a variety of complementary historical approaches―legal and intellectual, literary and philosophical, political and economic―and from a variety of related perspectives.

 
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