2012.3.6 NEW ARRIVALS
AUTHOR: George Beahm
PUBLISHER: Agate B2
Drawn from more than three decades of media coverage this book serves up the best, most thought-provoking insights ever spoken by Steve Jobs: more than 200 quotations that are essential reading for everyone who seeks innovative solutions and inspirations applicable to their business.
Prosper: Create the Life You Really Want
AUTHOR: Ethan Willis
PUBLISHER: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Ethan Willis and Randy Garn have helped tens of thousands of people find their own paths to prosperity. In “Prosper” they share the Six Prosperity Practices that enable you to create a personal plan for prosperity that is rooted in your deepest goals and aspirations-a plan that is sustainable over the long term. You will not simply succeed-you will truly prosper.
AUTHOR: Barry Eichengreen
PUBLISHER: Oxford University Press
For more than half a century, the U.S. dollar has been not just America’s currency but the world’s. This dependence on dollars is a source of strength for the United States. It is, as a critic of U.S. policies once put it, America’s “exorbitant privilege.” But recent events have raised concerns that this soon may be a privilege lost. Some say the dollar may soon cease to be the standard-which would depress U.S. living standards and weaken the country’s international influence.
A History of the World in 100 Objects
AUTHOR : Neil MacGregor
PUBLISHER : Viking Adult
The history of humanity is a history of invention and innovation, as we have continually created new items to use, to admire, or to leave our mark on the world. In this original and thought-provoking book, Neil MacGregor, director of the British Museum, has selected 100 man-made artifacts, each of which gives us an intimate glimpse of an unexpected turning point in human civilization. From the very first hand axe to the ubiquitous credit card, each item has a story to tell; together they relate the larger history of mankind - revealing who we are by looking at what we have made.
The Future of Us
AUTHOR: Jay Asher
It’s 1996, and Josh and Emma have been neighbors their whole lives. They’ve been best friends almost as long - at least, up until last November, when Josh did something that changed everything. But when Josh’s family gets a free AOL CD in the mail, his mom makes him bring it over so that Emma can install it on her new computer. When they sign on, they’re automatically logged onto their Facebook pages. But Facebook hasn’t been invented yet. And they’re looking at themselves fifteen years in the future. By refreshing their pages, they learn that making different decisions now will affect the outcome of their lives later. And as they grapple with the ups and downs of what their futures hold, they’re forced to confront what they’re doing right - and wrong - in the present.