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Each week we highlight the best insights and analysis from top business and self-improvement books.

    Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

    Move Fast and Break Things: How Facebook, Google, and Amazon Cornered Culture and Undermined Democracy

    Ever wonder why Silicon Valley seems omnipotent in every arena, not only in
    technology and business but also in government, public policy, academia,
    the media and more? We are in an unprecedented age, where a few powerful
    technology companies have bent the internet to serve their monopolistic and
    libertarian goals. As tech executives accrue their fortunes, individual
    artists and content creators have been abandoned by platforms built upon
    the spoils of copyright infringement. Few realize how entwined big
    technology and Washington are or the impact this has for small businesses
    and individual workers. In the past, businesses built on addiction and
    erosion of customer privacy have been regulated, taxed and brought in line
    due to consumer demands and concerns from public health and government
    watchdogs. Today, Google, Facebook, Amazon, YouTube and the like have spun
    out of control right under our fingertips.

    Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

    Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

    “Zombie ideas” simply refuse to die despite mountains of evidence to
    disprove them. How do you fight them? Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize winner in
    Economic Sciences, is the best person to shoot “zombie ideas” down. In his
    book, Krugman comprehensively debunks the simple economics behind some of
    the most compelling and controversial issues of our time: universal
    healthcare, tax cuts, social security and social inequality, so you can
    understand the economic dialogue in the United States and around the globe
    and make better-calculated financial and ethical decisions.

    Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

    Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

    How do you gain a career edge in a world dominated by Big Tech? “The Four,”
    namely Apple, Google, Facebook and Amazon, are worth over $5 trillion
    combined. What makes them so incredibly successful? Scott Galloway, a
    serial entrepreneur and professor at New York University Stern School of
    Business, breaks down the winning strategies of “The Four” to offer
    critical lessons on business, career advancement and value creation in the
    digital age.

    Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life

    Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life

    Do you often deal with bullies, manipulators, know-it-alls and other types
    of “crazy” in your professional life? If you reason with irrational people,
    it often backfires. There are, however, other ways to get across. Dr. Mark
    Goulston, a seasoned psychiatrist who coaches Fortune 500 CEOs and managers
    in conflict resolution, gives proven techniques to handle difficult
    colleagues, remain calm under any circumstances and always get your work
    done.

    Case Interview Secrets: A Former McKinsey Interviewer Reveals how to Get Multiple Job Offers in Consulting

    Case Interview Secrets: A Former McKinsey Interviewer Reveals how to Get Multiple Job Offers in Consulting

    Want to work at a consulting firm like McKinsey & Company? Then you should
    know that to land a job at McKinsey is 10 times harder than to get accepted
    to Harvard University. The good news, though, is that there are smart ways
    to crack the case interview. Victor Cheng, former McKinsey consultant and
    case interviewer who aced an incredible 60 out of 61 case-interviews, gives
    you the interviewer's guide on how to crack the case interview and get job
    offers not from just one but from multiple consulting firms.

    Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People

    Bargaining for Advantage: Negotiation Strategies for Reasonable People

    Ever wonder what makes a great negotiator? Whether negotiations give you
    anxiety or inflow your competitive juices, you can become a better
    negotiator, whatever your bargaining style or personality. In this book,
    Wharton Executive Negotiation Workshop Director G. Richard Shell distills
    the latest social science and psychology research on negotiation. Shell
    outlines six research-backed foundations and the four steps of the
    negotiation process. Get more of what you want and keep your professional
    relationships intact when you apply these principles of negotiation.

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