Only Humans Need Apply
Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines
Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology. It's not only blue-collar jobs at stake. Millions of educated knowledge workers are threatened by accelerating advances in artificial intelligence. The industrial revolution shifted workers from farms to factories. In the first era of automation, machines... Read more »
Living Well in a Down Economy for Dummies - Abridged
Get smart about spending and saving—and ride out a recession!
Looking for practical ways to make every dollar count? This savvy guide gives you expert tips for tightening your belt and saving cash in every area of your life—from your house and car to dining and entertaining to banking and managing debt. You get realistic solutions for making... Read more »
How to Invest in Technology Startups-Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000
One of Silicon Valley’s most successful angel investors shares his rules for investing in startups.
There are two ways to make money in startups: create something valuable—or invest in the people that are creating valuable things.
Over the past twenty-five years, Jason Calacanis has made a fortune investing in creators, spotting and helping build... Read more »
Barking Up the Wrong Tree
The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong
Much of the advice we’ve been told about achievement is logical, earnest…and downright wrong. In Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric Barker reveals the extraordinary science behind what actually determines success and most importantly, how anyone can achieve it. You’ll learn:
• Why valedictorians rarely become millionaires, and how your biggest... Read more »
Blood, Sweat, and Pixels
The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made
Developing video games—hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes listeners on a fascinating odyssey behind... Read more »
Poke the Box
We send our kids to school and obsess about their test scores, their behavior, and their ability to fit in.
We post a help wanted ad and look for experience, famous colleges, and a history of avoiding failure.
We invest in companies based on how they did last quarter, not on what they’re going to do tomorrow.
So why are we surprised when it all... Read more »
24 Steps to a Successful Startup
24 Steps to Success! Disciplined Entrepreneurship will change the way you think about starting a company. Many believe that entrepreneurship cannot be taught, but great entrepreneurs aren’t born with something special – they simply make great products. This book will show you how to create a successful startup through developing an innovative... Read more »
Moving from Traditional to Digital
Marketing has changed forever—this is what comes next Marketing 4.0: Moving from Traditional to Digital is the much-needed handbook for next-generation marketing. Written by the world's leading marketing authorities, this book helps you navigate the increasingly connected world and changing consumer landscape to reach more customers, more... Read more »
The Power Self-Confidence
Become Unstoppable, Irresistible, and Unafraid in Every Area of Your Life
Why are some people more successful than others? Self-confidence! What one great goal would you set if you knew you could not fail? What wonderful things would you want to do with your life if you were guaranteed success in anything you attempted? Your level of self-confidence determines the size of the goals you set, the energy and... Read more »
Verbal Judo, Updated Edition
The Gentle Art of Persuasion
When you react, the event controls you. When you respond, you’re in control.Verbal Judo is the classic guide to the martial art of the mind and mouth that can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you’re talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. For more than a generation, Dr. George J. Thompson’s essential... Read more »
Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck
The get ready, get going guide to navigating careerchange and doing work you love!
NewYork Times bestselling author Jon Acuff has drawn millions ofonline fans who love his refreshing mix of humor, honesty, and wisdom about theworld of work. Now he offers his most important book yet, a guide to making bigcareer changes—by choice or necessity—and... Read more »
The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
New York Times Bestseller
“Catnip for all the TED fans out there.” —Publishers Weekly
“The most insightful book ever written on public speaking…a must-read.” —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals
Since taking over TED in 2001, Chris Anderson has shown how carefully crafted talks can be... Read more »
Creating Great Choices
A Leader's Guide to Integrative Thinking
A practical four-step methodology for any leader or manager facing a tough choice, and for creating integrative solutions to big, complex and pressing problems. Conventional wisdom-and business school curricula-teaches us that making trade-offs is inevitable when it comes to hard choices. But sometimes, accepting the obvious trade-off just isn't... Read more »
Capitalism Without Capital
The Rise of the Intangible Economy
The first comprehensive account of the growing dominance of the intangible economy Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, R&D, or software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and... Read more »
No Fears, No Excuses
What You Need to Do to Have a Great Career
A provocative new approach to discovering your true calling in life and achieving not just a good career, but a great oneOver the past three decades, professor Larry Smith has become something of a “career whisperer” for his students at the University of Waterloo. Each year, millions of talented college students graduate with little or no real... Read more »
How to Talk to Anyone
92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships
Become a master communicator and succeed in life, love, and business
What is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their “Midas touch?”
What it boils down to is a more... Read more »
What the Mafia Can Teach the Legitimate Businessman
As an associate of the Gambino family, Ferrante relied on his instincts to pull off some of the biggest heists in US history. By the age of twenty-one, he had netted millions of dollars for his employers. His natural talent for management led Mafia bosses to rely on him. After being arrested and serving an eight-and-a-half-year prison sentence,... Read more »
Machine, Platform, Crowd
Harnessing Our Digital Future
From the authors of the best-selling The Second Machine Age, a leader’s guide to success in a rapidly changing economy.
We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate... Read more »
Tidy the F*ck Up
The American Art of Organizing Your Sh*t
This funny, down-to-earth parody of Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up hands listeners the most useful tools for keeping crap clean and organized without all the pressure. In this book, you’ll discover useful ways to figure out what to do with your sh*tpiles in an approachable, care-free way, and you’ll say farewell to the... Read more »
The Joy of Minimalism
A Beginner's Guide to Happiness with Less
It’s natural to love stuff! More than that, it’s natural to love your stuff: that notebook from 8th grade, your Disney VHS, mismatched socks. They all have sentimental value…and they all take up space. Author and YouTuber Zoey Arielle opens up about her struggle with loving all the things in life we bring home. A hoarder in disguise, Arielle has... Read more »