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Books

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May 3, 2022

Lucky Thirteen: D-Days in the Pacific with the U. S. Coast Guard in World War II by Ken Wiley

In this book, Ken Wiley, a Coast Guardsman on an Attack Transport in the Pacific, relates the intricate, often nerve wracking story of how the United States projected its power across 6,000 miles in the teeth of fanatical Japanese resistance. 

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May 3, 2022

Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life by Sissela Bok

A thoughtful addition to the growing debate over public and private morality. Looks at lying and deception in law, family, medicine, government.

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May 3, 2022

Making Yourself Indispensable: The Power of Personal Accountability by Mark Samuel

Imagine waking up with enthusiasm every workday. Imagine being certain that you are highly valued by your boss and coworkers. Imagine feeling secure and in control because, even if jobs are being eliminated, you’re too valuable to let go. In other words, imagine being indispensable. Sound too good to be true? Not according to Mark Samuel, who has

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May 3, 2022

Mind the Light, Katie: The History of Thirty-Three Female Lighthouse Keepers by Mary Louise Clifford and J. Candace Clifford

 A collection of stories on the lives of thirty-three female lighthouse keepers between the years 1830 and 1947.

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May 3, 2022

Misbehaving; The Making of Behavioral Economics by Richard Thaler

We do not work for or with robots (yet). Traditional economics, however, presupposes that we do work for robots (rational, logistical optimizers). But that’s not true. We work with humans – who are emotional, fragile and are prone to irrationality. Why not capitalize on that? Misbehaving explores the history of the emerging Behavioral Economics

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May 3, 2022

Multipliers by Liz Wiseman

Liz Wiseman explores why some leaders (diminishers) drain capability and seem to lower productivity of their teams while other leaders (multipliers) seem to amplify and empower their teams to new levels of results and job satisfaction. The examples and techniques that she uses to identify the five disciplines that effective leaders can cultivate

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May 3, 2022

Nexus: Small Worlds and the Groundbreaking Theory of Networks by Mark Buchanan

Buchanan illustrates social and physical networks with examples ranging from the infamous "six degrees of separation" theories, to the spread of the AIDS virus, to the mapping of the nervous system of the nematode worm.  This book is a good primer to basic network concepts.