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2010.1.30 NEW ARRIVALS


Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

AUTHOR : Barbara Demick
GENRE : Social Sciences

A remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens, “Nothing to Envy” follows the lives of six North Koreans over 15 years-a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-ranging famine that killed one-fifth of the population.

This book is a groundbreaking addition to the literature of totalitarianism and an eye-opening look at a closed world that is of increasing global importance.


The Power of Giving: How Giving Back Enriches Us All

AUTHORS: Azim Jamal, Harvey McKinnon
GENRE : Self-Improvement

This practical and visionary guide helps you discover that the more you give, the more you have.

Simple and easy to use, “The Power of Giving” provides a wealth of down-to-earth ideas, exercises, and real-life stories that reveal to each reader the unique gifts he or she has to give-including kindness, ideas, advice, attention, hope, and more-and the many ways you can benefit from giving them, from better health to better job prospects.


Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance - A Business Novel

AUTHOR : Dee Jacob, Suzan Bergland
GENRE : Economics

This book offers keen insight into the human and organizational factors that so often derail growth while teaching you proven, practical techniques for restarting and revving up the internal engines of your company to reach new levels of success.

Colorful characters, believable situations, and everything from dice games to AGI’s “reality tree” techniques make this business novel a vital resource for everyone seeking to deliver business improvement in these challenging economic times.


The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century

AUTHOR : George Friedman
GENRE : Future Studies

In his new book, George Friedman, founder of Stratfor, the preeminent private intelligence and forecasting firm, posits that civilization is at the dawn of a new era, he offers a lucid, highly readable forecast of the changes we can expect around the world during the 21st century all based on his own analysis and research. For example, The U.S.-Jihadist war will be replaced by a new cold war with Russia; China’s role as a world power will diminish; and new technologies and cultural trends will radically alter the way we live (and fight wars).

The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs

AUTHOR : Charles D. Ellis
GENRE : Business History

Now with a new foreword and final chapter, “The Partnership” chronicles the most important periods in Goldman Sachs’s history and the individuals who built one of the world’s largest investment banks. Charles D. Ellis, who worked as a strategy consultant to Goldman Sachs for more than 30 years, reveals the secrets behind the firm’s continued success. Disgraced and nearly destroyed in 1929, Goldman Sachs limped along as a break-even operation through the Depression and World War II. But with only one special service and one improbable banker, it began the rise that took the firm to global leadership, even in the face of the credit crisis.


Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

AUTHOR : Elizabeth Gilbert
GENRE : General & Miscellaneous Biography

A sequel to her bestselling memoir, “Eat, Pray, Love,” Gilbert’s new book is the story of how she and Felipe, the man she met and fell in love with at the end of Eat, Pray, Love, grapple and ultimately make peace with the notion of marriage, long after each of them has endured an ugly divorce and sworn off the institution.
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