• Fix: How Bankers Lied, Cheated & Colluded to Rig the World's Most Important Number
    Fix: How Bankers Lied, Cheated & Colluded to Rig the World's Most Important Number
    ISBN: 9781118995723
    Title: Fix: How Bankers Lied, Cheated & Colluded to Rig the World's Most Important Number
    Author: VAUGHAN LIAM


    "The first thing you think is where's the edge, where can I make a bit more money, how can I push, push the boundaries. But the point is, you are greedy, you want every little bit of money that you can possibly get because, like I say, that is how you are judged, that is your performance metric"
    --Tom Hayes, 2013


    In the midst of the financial crisis, Tom Hayes and his network of traders and brokers from Wall Street's leading firms set to work engineering the biggest financial conspiracy ever seen. As the rest of the world burned, they came together on secret chat rooms and late night phone calls to hatch an audacious plan to rig Libor, the 'world's most important number' and the basis for $350 trillion of securities from mortgages to loans to derivatives. Without the persistence of a rag-tag team of investigators from the U.S., they would have got away with it....


    The Fix by award-winning Bloomberg journalists Liam Vaughan and Gavin Finch, is the inside story of the Libor scandal, told through the journey of the man at the centre of it: a young, scruffy, socially awkward misfit from England whose genius for math and obsessive personality made him a trading phenomenon, but ultimately paved the way for his own downfall.


    Based on hundreds of interviews, and unprecedented access to the traders and brokers involved, and the investigators who caught up with them, The Fix provides a rare look into the dark heart of global finance at the start of the 21st Century.



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  • Flash Boys
    Flash Boys
    ISBN: 9780393244663
    Title: Flash Boys
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL


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  • Flash Boys
    Flash Boys
    ISBN: 9780141981031
    Title: Flash Boys
    Author: LEWIS MICHAEL

    Michael Lewis's epic bestseller tells the outrageous story of the multi-millionaires and whizz kids who scammed the banking system in the blink of an eye - and the whistleblowers who tried to stop them. It's hilarious, terrifying and it's all true. 'Explosive . . . a juggernaut of a book.' Will Pavia, The Times'Thrilling, a masterclass.' Robert McCrum, Observer, Books of the Year 'Jaw-dropping, astonishing . . . Lewis has lit the touch paper.' Liam Halligan, Spectator'Probably the best current writer in America.' Tom Wolfe 'I read Michael Lewis for the same reasons I watch Tiger Woods. I'll never play like that. But it's good to be reminded every now and again what genius looks like.' Malcolm Gladwell

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Flash Points: the Emerging Crisis in Europe
    Flash Points: the Emerging Crisis in Europe
    ISBN: 9781925106602
    Title: Flash Points: the Emerging Crisis in Europe
    Author: FRIEDMAN GEORGE

    A major new book by New York Times& bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years), with a bold thesis about coming events in Europe.& This provocative work examines "flashpoints,"& unique geopolitical hot spots where tensions have erupted throughout history, and where conflict is due to emerge again.

    "There is a temptation, when you are around George Friedman, to treat him like a Magic 8 Ball." & --The New York Times Magazine

    With remarkable accuracy, George Friedman has forecasted coming trends in global politics, technology, population, and culture. In Flashpoints, Friedman focuses on Europe--the world's cultural and power nexus for the past five hundred years . . . until now. Analyzing the most unstable, unexpected, and fascinating borderlands of Europe and Russia--and the fault lines that have existed for centuries and have been ground zero for multiple catastrophic wars--Friedman highlights, in an unprecedentedly personal way, the flashpoints that are smoldering once again.
    & & & The modern-day European Union was crafted in large part to minimize built-in geopolitical tensions that historically have torn it apart. As Friedman demonstrates, with a mix of rich history and cultural analysis, that design is failing. Flashpoints narrates a living history of Europe and explains, with great clarity, its most volatile regions: the turbulent and ever-shifting land dividing the West from Russia (a vast area that currently includes Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania); the ancient borderland between France and Germany; and the Mediterranean, which gave rise to Judaism and Christianity and became a center of Islamic life.
    & & & Through Friedman's seamless narrative of townspeople and rivers and villages, a clear picture of regions and countries and history begins to emerge. Flashpoints is an engrossing analysis of modern-day Europe, its remarkable past, and the simmering fault lines that have awakened and will be pivotal in the near future. This is George Friedman's most timely and, ultimately, riveting book.


    From the Hardcover edition.

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  • Flat White Economy: How the Digital Economy Is Transforming London & Other Cities of the Future
    Flat White Economy: How the Digital Economy Is Transforming London & Other Cities of the Future
    ISBN: 9780715650653
    Title: Flat White Economy: How the Digital Economy Is Transforming London & Other Cities of the Future
    Author: MCWILLIAMS DOUGLAS

    An incredibly topical account of why London's 'flat white' economy and lifestyle is powering the UK's economy and changing the world around us.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Flight of the Creative Class the New Global Competition for Talent
    Flight of the Creative Class the New Global Competition for Talent
    ISBN: 9780060756918
    Title: Flight of the Creative Class the New Global Competition for Talent
    Author: FLORIDA RICHARD

    The most valued workers today are what the economist Richard Florida calls the Creative Class, skilled individuals ranging from money managers to makeup artists, software programmers to steadycam operators who are in constant demand around the world. Florida's bestselling The Rise of the Creative Class identified these workers as the source of economic revitalization in American cities. In that book, he shows that investment in technology and a civic culture of tolerance (mostoften marked by the presence of a large gay community) are the key ingredients to attracting and maintaining a local creative class. In The Flight of the Creative Class, Florida expands his research to cover the global competition to attract the Creative Class. The United States was, up until 2002, the unparalleled leader in creative capital. But several key eventsthe Bush administrations emphasis on smokestack industries, heightened security concerns after 9/11 and the growing cultural divide between conservatives and liberalshave put the US at a substantial disadvantage.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life & in the Markets
    Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life & in the Markets
    ISBN: 9780141031484
    Title: Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life & in the Markets
    Author: TALEB NASSIM NICHOLAS

    Everyone wants to succeed in life. But what causes some of us to be moreThis research presents this ancient Greek Macedonian Symbol of Rayed Star.There are many other symbols with the Rayed Star as an ancient Greek symbols in all centuries.The ancient Greek stars has presented from 3-rays up to 24-rays.And all rays have many shapes according to the inner meaning of it in archaeological monuments.Many ancient archeologically founding exists today, such as ancient Greek coins, texts, icons, emblems, tituli, ostraca, fragments, epigrammata, papyrorum, tablettes, recensios, sculptures, vases, monuments etc which has the Rayed Star symbol of the ancient Greeks on them.Even Achilles has the rayed star on his armoury and many of the ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses.In Christianity the star is connected to the Virgin Mary.

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  • For the Love of Money: a Memoir
    For the Love of Money: a Memoir
    ISBN: 9781476785981
    Title: For the Love of Money: a Memoir
    Author: POLK SAM

    In 2014, a former hedge fund trader s "New York Times" "Sunday Review" front page article about wealth addicition instantly went viral. This is his unflinching memoir about coming of age on Wall Street, fighting to overcome the ghosts of his past and the radical new way he now defines success.
    At just thirty years old, Sam Polk was a senior trader for one of the biggest hedge funds on Wall Street, on the verge of making it to the very top. When he was offered an annual bonus of $3.75 million, he grew angry because it was not enough. In that moment he knew he had lost himself in his obsessive pursuit of money. And he had come to loathe the culture the shallowness, the sexism, the crude machismo and Wall Street s use of wealth as the sole measure of a person s worth. He decided to walk away from it all.
    For Polk, becoming a Wall Street trader was the fulfillment of his dreams. But in reality it was just the culmination of a life of addictive and self-destructive behaviors, from overeating, to bulimia, to alcohol and drug abuse. His obsessive pursuit of money papered over years of insecurity and emotional abuse. Making money was just the latest attempt to fill the void left by his narcisstic and emotionally unavailable father.
    As in "Liar s Poker," Polk brings readers into the rarefied world of Wall Street trading floors, capturing the modern frustrations of young graduates drawn to Wall Street. Raw, vivid, and immensely readable, "For the Love of Money" explores the birth of a young hedge fund trader, his disillusionment, and the radical new way he has come to define success."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Forecast:  What Extreme Weather can Teach Us About Economics
    Forecast: What Extreme Weather can Teach Us About Economics
    ISBN: 9781408841259
    Title: Forecast: What Extreme Weather can Teach Us About Economics
    Author: BUCHANAN MARK

    A groundbreaking book that uses physics to show how instability is inherent in economic markets, just as thunderstorms are a part of the weather. In this thoroughly researched and piercingly intelligent book, physicist Mark Buchanan shows how a simple feedback loop can lead to major consequences, the kind predictable by mathematical models but hard for most people to anticipate. From his unique perspective, Buchanan argues that our basic assumptions about economic markets - that they are for the most part stable, with occasional interruptions - are simply wrong. Markets really act more like weather: a brief heat wave can become a massive storm in a matter of a few days, or even hours. Forecast re-imagines the basics of the financial world, with consequences that affect everyone.

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    Price: $37.00
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  • Forging Capitalism: Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds, & the Rise of Modern Finance
    Forging Capitalism: Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds, & the Rise of Modern Finance
    ISBN: 9780300223590
    Title: Forging Capitalism: Rogues, Swindlers, Frauds, & the Rise of Modern Finance
    Author: KLAUS IAN

    A riveting history of raw capitalism that exposes the unscrupulousness at its heart
    Vice is endemic to Western capitalism, according to this fascinating, wildly entertaining, often startling history of modern finance. Ian Klaus s "Forging Capitalism" demonstrates how international financial affairs in the nineteenth century were conducted not only by gentlemen as a noble pursuit but also by connivers, thieves, swindlers, and frauds who believed that no risk was too great and no scheme too outrageous if the monetary reward was substantial enough. Taken together, the grand deceptions of the ambitious schemers and the determined efforts to guard against them have been instrumental in creating the financial establishments of today. In a story teeming with playboys and scoundrels and rich in colorful and amazing events, Klaus chronicles the evolution of trust through three distinct epochs: the age of values, the age of networks and reputations, and, ultimately, in a world of increased technology and wealth, the age of skepticism and verification. In today s world, where the questionable dealings of large international financial institutions are continually in the spotlight, this extraordinary history has great relevance, offering essential lessons in both the importance and the limitations of trust."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development & the Making of the Postwar Order
    Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development & the Making of the Postwar Order
    ISBN: 9780801452758
    Title: Forgotten Foundations of Bretton Woods: International Development & the Making of the Postwar Order
    Author: HELLEINER ERIC


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  • Four Horsemen the Survival Manual
    Four Horsemen the Survival Manual
    ISBN: 9780956398512
    Title: Four Horsemen the Survival Manual
    Author: BRAUND MARK & ASHCROFT ROSS


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  • Fourth Economy: Inventing Western Civilization
    Fourth Economy: Inventing Western Civilization
    ISBN: 9780983823209
    Title: Fourth Economy: Inventing Western Civilization
    Author: DAVISON RON

    The simple but sweeping premise of this book is that a fourth, entrepreneurial economy is emerging. This will be as different from the information economy as that was from the industrial economy before it, or as the industrial economy was from the agricultural economy. Since medieval times, the West has been defined by agricultural, industrial, and information economies. These three economies have transformed religion, politics, and finance. An emerging entrepreneurial economy promises to transform business. The Fourth Economy is a history book that tells your future. Using a pattern of social invention and revolution to tell the story of how the West emerged from the Dark Ages, it then uses this pattern to predict the sweeping changes of the next few decades. If the information economy is giving way to a new, fourth, entrepreneurial economy, it suggests something sobering and something exciting. What is sobering is that our old policies are no longer enough. What is exciting is that if we can reinvent ourselves as past generations did in the transition from agricultural to industrial, or industrial to information economies, we can experience prosperity and quality of life better than we could have hoped. The Fourth Economy: Inventing Western Civilization is a wildly optimistic book that will change how you think about the past and your future.

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  • Fourth Revolution: the Global Race to Reinvent the State
    Fourth Revolution: the Global Race to Reinvent the State
    ISBN: 9780141975245
    Title: Fourth Revolution: the Global Race to Reinvent the State
    Author: WOOLDRIDGE ADRIAN & MICKLETHWAIT JOHN


    The more governments promise, the more we mistrust them. Something has to change. Travelling to the world's biggest growing economies, John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge argue that the West needs a new revolution in the history of the state, completely rethinking the role of government to ensure that liberal values triumph.

    'This is a book with an important message. It is also one that brims with intelligence, erudition, and-best of all-common sense.' Fareed Zakaria

    'Brilliantly incisive, sparkling . . . Having repeatedly reinvented the state to deliver law and order, liberty and welfare, they argue, the West now needs a 'fourth revolution' to create a leaner, more efficient state to preserve freedom and democracy. It is a compelling argument.' Daniel Johnson, Standpoint

    'Part handbook for reformers, part manifesto and part history of the state ... an attempt to save big government from itself.' Daniel Finkelstein, The Times

    'Boasts crystal-clear prose, intellectual curiosity and forensic data.' George Eaton, New Statesman



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  • Fragile by Design the Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit
    Fragile by Design the Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit
    ISBN: 9780691155241
    Title: Fragile by Design the Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit
    Author: CALOMIRIS CHARLES W.; HABER STEPHEN H.

    Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries--but not in others? The United States has had twelve systemic banking crises since 1840, while Canada has had none. The banking systems of Mexico and Brazil have not only been crisis prone but have provided miniscule amounts of credit to business enterprises and households. Analyzing the political and banking history of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil through several centuries, "Fragile by Design" demonstrates that chronic banking crises and scarce credit are not accidents due to unforeseen circumstances. Rather, these fluctuations result from the complex bargains made between politicians, bankers, bank shareholders, depositors, debtors, and taxpayers. The well-being of banking systems depends on the abilities of political institutions to balance and limit how coalitions of these various groups influence government regulations.

    "Fragile by Design" is a revealing exploration of the ways that politics inevitably intrudes into bank regulation. Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber combine political history and economics to examine how coalitions of politicians, bankers, and other interest groups form, why some endure while others are undermined, and how they generate policies that determine who gets to be a banker, who has access to credit, and who pays for bank bailouts and rescues.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $78.00

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  • Fragile by Design: the Political Origins of Banking Crises & Scarce Credit
    Fragile by Design: the Political Origins of Banking Crises & Scarce Credit
    ISBN: 9780691168357
    Title: Fragile by Design: the Political Origins of Banking Crises & Scarce Credit
    Author: CALOMIRIS CHARLES W & HABER STEPHEN H


    Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries--but not in others? The United States has had twelve systemic banking crises since 1840, while Canada has had none. The banking systems of Mexico and Brazil have not only been crisis prone but have provided miniscule amounts of credit to business enterprises and households.

    Analyzing the political and banking history of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil through several centuries, "Fragile by Design" demonstrates that chronic banking crises and scarce credit are not accidents. Calomiris and Haber combine political history and economics to examine how coalitions of politicians, bankers, and other interest groups form, why they endure, and how they generate policies that determine who gets to be a banker, who has access to credit, and who pays for bank bailouts and rescues.

    "Fragile by Design" is a revealing exploration of the ways that politics inevitably intrudes into bank regulation.


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  • Freakonomics
    Freakonomics
    ISBN: 9780141019017
    Title: Freakonomics
    Author: LEVITT STEVEN

    Cult bestseller, new buzz word... Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.

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  • Freakonomics
    Freakonomics
    ISBN: 9781846145643
    Title: Freakonomics
    Author: LEVITT STEVEN

    A slipcased hardback edition of Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner's bestselling phenomenon, with the original first Penguin edition artwork.What do estate agents and the Ku Klux Klan have in common?Why do drug dealers live with their mothers?How can your name affect how well you do in life?The answer: Freakonomics. It's at the heart of everything we do and the things that affect us daily, from sex to crime, parenting to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. And it's all about using information about the world around us to get to the heart of what's really happening under the surface of everyday life.Now updated with the authors' New York Times columns and blog entries, this cult bestseller will show you how, by unravelling your life's secret codes, you can discover a totally new way of seeing the world.

    Format: Slipcased
    Price: $55.00
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  • Free to Choose a Personal Statement
    Free to Choose a Personal Statement
    ISBN: 9780156334600
    Title: Free to Choose a Personal Statement
    Author: FRIEDMAN MILTON & FRIEDMAN ROSE

    The international bestseller on the extent to which personal freedom has been eroded by government regulations and agencies while personal prosperity has been undermined by government spending and economic controls. New Foreword by the Authors; Index.

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    Price: $33.00
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  • Freedom from National Debt
    Freedom from National Debt
    ISBN: 9781626520387
    Title: Freedom from National Debt
    Author: NEWMAN FRANK N


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  • Freefall Free Markets & the Sinking of the Global Economy
    Freefall Free Markets & the Sinking of the Global Economy
    ISBN: 9780141045122
    Title: Freefall Free Markets & the Sinking of the Global Economy
    Author: STIGLITZ JOSEPH

    When the world economy went into freefall, so too did our unquestioning faith in markets. But what happens now? Are bailouts and stern lectures enough, or do we need a rethink of our entire financial system? This acclaimed and inspiring book, by one of the world's leading economic thinkers, dissects the flawed ideas that led to the crisis, but also looks to the future. Drawing on his years spent shaping policy at the World Bank, Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz shows why far more radical reforms are needed to avoid future crises, why the cost of recovery should be borne by the financial sector, and how we now have the opportunity to create a new global economic order. Out of the crisis of our times, Stiglitz has written a convincing, coherent and humane account that goes to the heart of how economics and societies work.

    'Bang on the money . . . both welcome and important . . . the economist unafraid to ask tough questions . . . we need more of his ilk' Will Hutton, Observer

    'A brilliant analysis . . . always enthralling' Martin Jacomb, Spectator Business

    'Stiglitz is the biggest brain in economics - and he predicted the slump years ago' Sean O'Grady, Independent

    'A seer of almost Keynesian proportions . . . this is Joe Stiglitz's victory lap' Michael Hirsh, Newsweek

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  • Full Catastrophe: Inside the Greek Crisis
    Full Catastrophe: Inside the Greek Crisis
    ISBN: 9781784975036
    Title: Full Catastrophe: Inside the Greek Crisis
    Author: ANGELOS JAMES


    Greece has always been celebrated for its classical past, whitewashed villages and cerulean seas, but in recent years the country has been at the centre of a debt crisis that has sown economic ruin, spurred panic in international markets, and tested Europe's decades-old project of forging a closer union.


    With vivid character-driven narratives and engaging reporting that offers an immersive sense of place, this comprehensive account brings to life the causes of the country's financial collapse and examines the changes emerging in its aftermath. A rebellion against tax authorities breaks out on a normally serene Aegean island. A mayor from a bucolic, northern Greek village is gunned down by the municipal treasurer. An ageing, leftist hero of the Second World War fights to win compensation from Germany for the wartime occupation. A once marginal group of neo-Nazis rises to political prominence out of a ramshackle Athens neighborhood. THE FULL CATASTROPHE goes beyond the transient coverage in the daily headlines to deliver an enduring and absorbing portrait of modern Greece.



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  • Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins
    Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins
    ISBN: 9780385346481
    Title: Full Catastrophe: Travels Among the New Greek Ruins
    Author: ANGELOS JAMES

    A transporting, good-humored, and revealing account of Greece’s dire troubles, reported from the mountain villages, idyllic islands, and hardscrabble streets that define the country today

    In recent years, small Greece, often associated with ancient philosophers and marble ruins, whitewashed villages and cerulean seas, has been at the center of a debt crisis that has sown economic and social ruin, spurred panic in international markets, and tested Europe’s decades-old project of forging a closer union.

    In The Full Catastrophe, James Angelos makes sense of contrasting images of Greece, a nation both romanticized for its classical past and castigated for its dysfunctional present. With vivid character-driven narratives and engaging reporting that offers an immersive sense of place, he brings to life some of the causes of the country’s financial collapse, and examines the changes, some hopeful and others deeply worrisome, emerging in its aftermath. A small rebellion against tax authorities breaks out on a normally serene Aegean island. A mayor from a bucolic, northern Greek village is gunned down by the municipal treasurer. An aging, leftist hero of the Second World War fights to win compensation from Germany for the wartime occupation. A once marginal group of neo-Nazis rises to political prominence out of a ramshackle Athens neighborhood.

    The Full Catastrophe goes beyond the transient coverage in the daily headlines to deliver an enduring and absorbing portrait of modern Greece.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $56.00
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  • Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, & Our Lives
    Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, & Our Lives
    ISBN: 9781982109660
    Title: Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, & Our Lives
    Author: DIAMANDIS PETER H. & KOTLER STEVEN

    From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era.

    In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in Bold, they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of powerful new entrepreneurs. Now the bestselling authors are back with The Future Is Faster Than You Think, a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption.

    Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today's legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet?

    Diamandis, a space-entrepreneur-turned-innovation-pioneer, and Kotler, bestselling author and peak performance expert, probe the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives--transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance--taking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it.

    As indispensable as it is gripping, The Future Is Faster Than You Think provides a prescient look at our impending future.

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    Price: $57.00

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  • Future Money: Breakdown or Breakthrough?
    Future Money: Breakdown or Breakthrough?
    ISBN: 9781900322980
    Title: Future Money: Breakdown or Breakthrough?
    Author: ROBERTSON JAMES

    Future Money explains in plain language and convincing detail how money is now working to propel us toward the self-destruction of our species - and what we should do about it. Money is not itself the problem, but, in the way it works at present, it affects us as a diseased blood or brain system affects a living person.

    The world's financial experts and leaders in politics, government and business, and most mainstream academic and media commentators, have shown in the past few years that they are not yet able or willing to diagnose and treat the problem.

    The book clearly shows how the money system works, how it could be reformed so that it acts to the benefit of people and society rather than the opposite, and describes the obstacles that currently prevent a reform of the money system.

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    Price: $42.00
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  • Future of Power
    Future of Power
    ISBN: 9781610390699
    Title: Future of Power
    Author: NYE JOSEPH

    In the era of Kennedy and Khrushchev, power was expressed in terms of nuclear missiles, industrial capacity, numbers of men under arms, and tanks lined up ready to cross the plains of Eastern Europe. By 2010, none of these factors confer power in the same way: industrial capacity seems an almost Victorian virtue, and cyber threats are wielded by non-state actors. Politics changed, and the nature of power--defined as the ability to affect others to obtain the outcomes you want--had changed dramatically. Power is not static; its story is of shifts and innovations, technologies and relationships.
    Joseph Nye is a long-time analyst of power and a hands-on practitioner in government. Many of his ideas have been at the heart of recent debates over the role America should play in the world: his concept of "soft power" has been adopted by leaders from Britain to China; "smart power" has been adopted as the bumper-sticker for the Obama Administration's foreign policy. This book is the summation of his work, as relevant to general readers as to foreign policy specialists. It is a vivid narrative that delves behind the elusive faces of power to discover its enduring nature in the cyber age.



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    Price: $36.00
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  • Future of South-south Economic Relations
    Future of South-south Economic Relations
    ISBN: 9781780323923
    Title: Future of South-south Economic Relations
    Author: NAJAM ADIL & THRASHER RACHEL


    South-South economic relations are increasing, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. There will be more trade agreements, more economic and political alliances and an acknowledgement that the Global South has much to offer. These new economic relations have great potential - both for harm and for good.Covering a wide range of topics - from the strengths and weaknesses of regional trade integration in Africa, the potential environmental impacts of South-South trade and the changing patterns of South-South investment to the role of conflict in stymieing trade in South Asia - this groundbreaking volume presents a forward-looking analysis of South-South economic relations, and how they might impact and be impacted by the rest of the world.



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    Price: $52.00
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  • Fx Trading
    Fx Trading
    ISBN: 9780731403028
    Title: Fx Trading
    Author: DOUGLAS ALEX PONTIKIS PETER LOVERENCIC LARRY


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    Price: $34.00
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  • Game Changers: Stories of the Revolutionary Minds Behind Game Theory
    Game Changers: Stories of the Revolutionary Minds Behind Game Theory
    ISBN: 9781633883734
    Title: Game Changers: Stories of the Revolutionary Minds Behind Game Theory
    Author: TASCHNER RUDOLF

    Rudolf Taschner is the author of many books on mathematics and its cultural implications, most recently The Number That Came in from the Cold: When Math Turns into an Adventure. He has been a professor at the Vienna University of Technology since 1977. Together with his wife and other colleagues, Taschner founded and runs math space, located in Vienna's MuseumsQuartier, a series of events that present mathematics as a cultural achievement. In 2004, Taschner was elected Scientist of the Year by the Austrian Association of Science Journalists. In 2011, he was awarded the Prize for People's Education of the City of Vienna. Book jacket.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
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  • GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
    GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
    ISBN: 9780691169859
    Title: GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History
    Author: COYLE DIANE

    Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013 or Ghana s balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the U.K. financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at the end of 2008 just as the world s financial system went into meltdown? And why was Greece s chief statistician charged with treason in 2013 for apparently doing nothing more than trying to accurately report the size of his country s economy? The answers to all these questions lie in the way we define and measure national economies around the world: Gross Domestic Product. This entertaining and informative book tells the story of GDP, making sense of a statistic that appears constantly in the news, business, and politics, and that seems to rule our lives but that hardly anyone actually understands.

    Diane Coyle traces the history of this artificial, abstract, complex, but exceedingly important statistic from its eighteenth- and nineteenth-century precursors through its invention in the 1940s and its postwar golden age, and then through the Great Crash up to today. The reader learns why this standard measure of the size of a country s economy was invented, how it has changed over the decades, and what its strengths and weaknesses are. The book explains why even small changes in GDP can decide elections, influence major political decisions, and determine whether countries can keep borrowing or be thrown into recession. The book ends by making the case that GDP was a good measure for the twentieth century but is increasingly inappropriate for a twenty-first-century economy driven by innovation, services, and intangible goods."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00

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  • Gdp: a Brief but Affectionate History
    Gdp: a Brief but Affectionate History
    ISBN: 9780691156798
    Title: Gdp: a Brief but Affectionate History
    Author: COYLE DIANE

    Why did the size of the U.S. economy increase by 3 percent on one day in mid-2013--or Ghana's balloon by 60 percent overnight in 2010? Why did the U.K. financial industry show its fastest expansion ever at the end of 2008--just as the world's financial system went into meltdown? And why was Greece's chief statistician charged with treason in 2013 for apparently doing nothing more than trying to accurately report the size of his country's economy? The answers to all these questions lie in the way we define and measure national economies around the world: Gross Domestic Product. This entertaining and informative book tells the story of GDP, making sense of a statistic that appears constantly in the news, business, and politics, and that seems to rule our lives--but that hardly anyone actually understands. Diane Coyle traces the history of this artificial, abstract, complex, but exceedingly important statistic from its eighteenth- and nineteenth-century precursors through its invention in the 1940s and its postwar golden age, and then through the Great Crash up to today. The reader learns why this standard measure of the size of a country's economy was invented, how it has changed over the decades, and what its strengths and weaknesses are. The book explains why even small changes in GDP can decide elections, influence major political decisions, and determine whether countries can keep borrowing or be thrown into recession. The book ends by making the case that GDP was a good measure for the twentieth century but is increasingly inappropriate for a twenty-first-century economy driven by innovation, services, and intangible goods.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money With the Economic Consequences of the Peace
    General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money With the Economic Consequences of the Peace
    ISBN: 9781840227475
    Title: General Theory of Employment, Interest & Money With the Economic Consequences of the Peace
    Author: KEYNES JOHN MAYNARD


    John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) is perhaps the foremost economic thinker of the twentieth century. On economic theory, he ranks with Adam Smith and Karl Marx; and his impact on how economics was practiced, from the Great Depression to the 1970s, was unmatched.


    The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money was first published in 1936. But its ideas had been forming for decades - as a student at Cambridge, Keynes had written to a friend of his love for 'Free Trade and free thought'. Keynes's limpid style, concise prose, and vivid descriptions have helped to keep his ideas alive - as have the novelty and clarity, at times even the ambiguity, of his macroeconomic vision. He was troubled, above all, by high unemployment rates and large disparities in wealth and income. Only by curbing both, he thought, could individualism, 'the most powerful instrument to better the future', be safeguarded. The twenty-first century may yet prove him right.


    In The Economic Consequences of the Peace (1919), Keynes elegantly and acutely exposes the folly of imposing austerity on a defeated and struggling nation.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Genius of the Beast a Radical Re-vision of Capitalism
    Genius of the Beast a Radical Re-vision of Capitalism
    ISBN: 9781616144784
    Title: Genius of the Beast a Radical Re-vision of Capitalism
    Author: BLOOM HOWARD

    Visionary thinker Bloom insists that global society has only begun to realize its full potential. The author offers insights as to why he sees crisis as opportunity. In more than eighty short, fast chapters, insights appear like quick bursts of light.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Giants: Global Power Elite
    Giants: Global Power Elite
    ISBN: 9781609808716
    Title: Giants: Global Power Elite
    Author: PHILLIPS PETER & ROBINSON WILLIAM I

    Who holds the purse strings to the majority of the world's wealth? There is a new global elite at the controls of our economic future, and here former Project Censored director and media monitoring sociologist Peter Phillips unveils for the general reader just who these players are. The book includes such power players as Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, and Warren Buffett.
    As the number of men with as much wealth as half the world fell from sixty-two to just eight between January 2016 and January 2017, according to Oxfam International, fewer than 200 super-connected asset managers at only 17 asset management firms—each with well over a trillion dollars in assets under management—now represent the financial core of the world's transnational capitalist class. Members of the global power elite are the management—the facilitators—of world capitalism, the firewall protecting the capital investment, growth, and debt collection that keeps the status quo from changing. Each chapter in Giants identifies by name the members of this international club of multi-millionaires, their 17 global financial companies—and including NGOs such as the Group of Thirty and the Trilateral Commission—and their transnational military protectors, so the reader, for the first time anywhere, can identify who constitutes this network of influence, where the wealth is concentrated, how it suppresses social movements, and how it can be redistributed for maximum systemic change.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Gigged: The Gig Economy, the End of the Job & the Future of Work
    Gigged: The Gig Economy, the End of the Job & the Future of Work
    ISBN: 9781847941749
    Title: Gigged: The Gig Economy, the End of the Job & the Future of Work
    Author: KESSLER SARAH

    _______
    'Excellent' Martin Wolf, Financial Times Books of the Year
    'Essential' Daniel Pink, author of Drive
    'Wonderful' Martin Ford, author of The Rise of the Robots
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    PROFIT
    INNOVATION
    GREED

    WELCOME TO THE GIG ECONOMY

    Between Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts, freelance jobs are becoming an increasingly prominent part of our economy.

    GIGGED goes inside the Silicon Valley companies leading the way to this emerging 'gig economy'. It tells the stories of the workers - from computer programmers to online comment moderators - who are getting by in a new wave of precarious, short-term employment. And it sketches out what tomorrow's economy might look like- one where the fortunate get to work when they want, how they want, while the rest live lives of extraordinary hardship.

    It might just be the future of work for all of us.


    *Longlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award*

    Praise for GIGGED

    'Well researched and beautifully written . . . Essential reading for anyone who is interested in understanding the future of our economy and society.' Ha-Joon Chang, author of 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

    'Well crafted . . . a multitude of anecdotes supported by data and extensive reporting.' Forbes

    'Kessler's timely book explores the personal, corporate and societal stories behind a massive tech-driven shift away from permanent office-based employment.' Books of the Month, Financial Times

    'Kessler illuminates a great divide- For people with desirable skills, the gig economy often permits a more engaging, entrepreneurial lifestyle; but for the unskilled who turn to such work out of necessity, it's merely "the best of bad options".' Harvard Business Review

    'Sarah Kessler writes like a dream. If you want to know how work is changing and how you too must change to keep up, you must read this book.' Dan Lyons, author of Disrupted



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Gittins' Gospel : the Economics of Just About Everything
    Gittins' Gospel : the Economics of Just About Everything
    ISBN: 9781743313558
    Title: Gittins' Gospel : the Economics of Just About Everything
    Author: GITTINS ROSS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Glass House: the 1% Economy & the Shattering of the All-american Town
    Glass House: the 1% Economy & the Shattering of the All-american Town
    ISBN: 9781250085801
    Title: Glass House: the 1% Economy & the Shattering of the All-american Town
    Author: ALEXANDER BRIAN


    In 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In Glass House, journalist Brian Alexander uses the story of one town to show how seeds sown 35 years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism, inequality, and an eroding national cohesion. The Anchor Hocking Glass Company, once the world’s largest maker of glass tableware, was the base on which Lancaster’s society was built. As Glass House unfolds, bankruptcy looms. With access to the company and its leaders, and Lancaster’s citizens, Alexander shows how financial engineering took hold in the 1980s, accelerated in the 21st Century, and wrecked the company. We follow CEO Sam Solomon, an African-American leading the nearly all-white town’s biggest private employer, as he tries to rescue the company from the New York private equity firm that hired him. Meanwhile, Alexander goes behind the scenes, entwined with the lives of residents as they wrestle with heroin, politics, high-interest lenders, low wage jobs, technology, and the new demands of American life: people like Brian Gossett, the fourth generation to work at Anchor Hocking; Joe Piccolo, first-time director of the annual music festival who discovers the town relies on him, and it, for salvation; Jason Roach, who police believed may have been Lancaster’s biggest drug dealer; and Eric Brown, a local football hero-turned-cop who comes to realize that he can never arrest Lancaster’s real problems.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Global Economic Crisis the Great Depression of the Xxi Century
    Global Economic Crisis the Great Depression of the Xxi Century
    ISBN: 9780973714739
    Title: Global Economic Crisis the Great Depression of the Xxi Century
    Author: CHOSSUDOVSKY M & MARSHALL A G ED

    In all major regions of the world, the economic recession is deep-seated, resulting in mass unemployment, the collapse of state social programs and the impoverishment of millions of people. The meltdown of financial markets was the result of institutionalized fraud and financial manipulation. The economic crisis is accompanied by a worldwide process of militarization, a war without borders led by the U.S. and its NATO allies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Global Economic History a Very Short Introduction
    Global Economic History a Very Short Introduction
    ISBN: 9780199596652
    Title: Global Economic History a Very Short Introduction
    Author: ALLEN ROBERT


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
    Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
    ISBN: 9780674984035
    Title: Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization
    Author: MILANOVIC BRANKO

    Branko Milanovic presents a bold new account of the dynamics that drive inequality on a global scale. Drawing on vast data sets and cutting-edge research, he explains the benign and malign forces that make inequality rise and fall within and among nations. He also reveals who has been helped the most by globalization, who has been held back, and what policies might tilt the balance toward economic justice.Global Inequality takes us back hundreds of years to show that inequality moves in cycles, fueled by war and disease, technological disruption, access to education, and redistribution. The recent surge of inequality in the West has been driven by the revolution in technology. But even as inequality has soared within nations, it has fallen dramatically among nations. A more open migration policy would reduce global inequality even further.Both American and Chinese inequality seems well entrenched and self-reproducing, though it is difficult to predict if current trends will be derailed by emerging plutocracy, populism, or war. For those who want to understand how we got where we are, where we may be heading, and what policies might help reverse that course, Milanovic's compelling explanation is the ideal place to start.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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