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What Is the What by Dave Eggers
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
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The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
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All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
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I saw the movie years ago, and finally just got around to reading this. I like McCarthy's simple writing style and how well he's able to use it to convey the passion of these cowboys, but I had a hard time picturing where they were. Maybe it was the ...more
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Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
Swamplandia!
by Karen Russell (Goodreads Author)
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It took a little while to get into this one, but then I flew threw it. Each of three teenage siblings living in the wilds of Florida has a unique coming of age experience following the untimely death of their mother. It's also an interesting perspect ...more
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Capitalism at the Crossroads by Stuart L. Hart
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I really liked this book because it lays out a blueprint for how businesses can adapt and profit from sustainable enterprise and working toward improving the quality of life for the global population.
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Ideas Are Free by Alan G. Robinson
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Another book that could have been an article. Idea systems that effectively funnel ideas from front line employees to senior management create competitive advantage-- that's it. However, it was interesting to learn that reward systems designed to inc ...more
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The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
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I had to read this for my Operations class. It's one of those books that could have been an article in HBR. Basically, the use of checklists will keep you on track and eliminate errors (surprise!). There are some interesting stories in there, but you ...more
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The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht
The Tiger's Wife
by Téa Obreht (Goodreads Author)
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It took me a while to get into it, but then I couldn't put it down. It's a nice blend of Slavic fokelore and history.
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Good to Great by James C. Collins
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While the case studies are a little dated (Circuit City, Fannie Mae...), the reasoning still completely holds water.
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