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How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World
How I Found Freedom in an Unfree World by Harry Browne

Freedom is living your life the way you want to live it. ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Michael E. Marotta on 1/29/2012, 6:19pm)
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Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots is Boldly Privatizing Space
Rocketeers: How a Visionary Band of Business Leaders, Engineers, and Pilots is Boldly Privatizing Space by Michael Belfiore

Did you buy your ticket yet? Only $200,000 to see the Earth from Space.

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Your Guide to Slide: The Slacker
Your Guide to Slide: The Slacker's Guide to College by Brady Lessard

This highly entertaining little book, published in 1995, has much more truth to it than most would care to admit. Sadly, it has gone out of print though Amazon still carries used copies at reasonable prices. This review includes a summary of the book's table of contents as well as quotes and summaries of each chapter. Any future release of this ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Luke Setzer on 7/05/2009, 11:24am)
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The Man Who Found the Money: John Stewart Kennedy and the Financing of the Western Railroads
The Man Who Found the Money: John Stewart Kennedy and the Financing of the Western Railroads by Saul Engelbourg

Banking fueled railroading.  John Stewart Kennedy's legendary partnership with James J. Hill achieved its heights with the construction of the Canadian Pacific.  Kennedy had established a reputation for being able to save troubled railroads. Kennedy's trajectory began a generation earlier.  His star rose as a commission agent, buying supplie... (See the whole review)

(Added by Michael E. Marotta on 5/30/2009, 7:25pm)

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McGraw-Hill
McGraw-Hill's GED by Patricia Mulcrone

On Amazon I captioned this review: Exploring the GED for Fun and Profit Many high school students quit school before graduation. They have numerous causes for this choice, some more legitimate than others. The bottom line remains that the modern world often demands at least a high school diploma or its equivalent in order to progres... (See the whole review)

(Added by Luke Setzer on 5/24/2009, 4:39pm)
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The Goal
The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt

Per my graduate class in quality engineering: "Read The Goal and provide an executive summary of the book. The summary should cover the main points of the process that Mr. Rogo and his team took to turn around the plant. In addition to the summary, answer the following questions." Part I -- Executive Summary The problem of prod... (See the whole review)

(Added by Luke Setzer on 9/17/2008, 8:50am)
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In Defense of Advertising: Arguments from Reason, Ethical Egoism, and Laissez-Faire Capitalism
In Defense of Advertising: Arguments from Reason, Ethical Egoism, and Laissez-Faire Capitalism by Jerry Kirkpatrick

I finally got around to finishing this book today. ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Joseph Rowlands on 9/01/2007, 11:55pm)
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Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher

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(Added by Michael E. Marotta on 1/03/2007, 8:47am)
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Southwest Passage
Southwest Passage by Lamar Muse

Some fans of Rand have said that if _Atlas Shrugged_ is ever made into a movie that it should be "updated"--i.e., the passenger train industry should be replaced by passenger airplanes. I think it would quite foolish to tamper with _Atlas_ in such a way. It could also be said that the story of "Atlas Shrugged with Airplanes" has already been writte... (See the whole review)

(Added by Chris Baker on 7/10/2006, 8:52am)

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Serious Play
Serious Play by Michael Schrage

In Serious Play, Michael Schrage shows how rapid prototypes and models affect innovation within companies. Schrage introduces the concept of shared space. He maintains that the areas of interaction in a company are extremely important in determing a company's success.

(Added by James Heaps-Nelson on 11/08/2005, 7:05pm)

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The Future of Work
The Future of Work by Thomas W Malone

Thomas W. Malone shows how today's companies must decentralize, loosen up corporate hierarchies and set up market mechanisms within the company to stay competitive. There's also a neat case study of  how Wikipedia was started by Larry Sanger and Objectivist entrepreneur Jimmy Wales.

(Added by James Heaps-Nelson on 11/06/2005, 8:02pm)

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The Eighth Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness
The Eighth Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness by Steven R. Covey

This sweeping text opens with the author recounting how human civilization and its economies have progressed through a series of ages: ... (See the whole review)

(Added by Luke Setzer on 10/20/2005, 4:31pm)
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Secrets of Power Negotiating
Secrets of Power Negotiating by Roger Dawson

Roger Dawson delineates the attributes of a successful negotiation and explains in detail how to make the people with whom you negotiate feel good about the deal you want to make.  When he overhears a person accuse him of wanting to snatch the gold fillings from people's teeth, he explains that such an action would amount to stealing, not power neg... (See the whole review)

(Added by Luke Setzer on 7/03/2005, 5:20pm)
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Assertiveness Training: Express Yourself with Confidence and Tact
Assertiveness Training: Express Yourself with Confidence and Tact by Helga Rhode

Objectivists all too often allow themselves to become mired in arguments over who has the "right" position rather than simply asserting themselves and then acting by right.  Their mistake draws from the hidden assumption that one must necessarily seek "permission" from peers to engage in activities that have nothing to do with those peers.  This au... (See the whole review)

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How To Win Friends and Influence People
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Objectivism holds the individual as the highest value.  From this core value flows a sense of benevolence toward one's fellow human beings in the quest for productive relationships of value exchange.  An Objectivist will thus have a natural motivation to develop skill at cultivating these relationships for his own benefit. ... (See the whole review)

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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power by Daniel Yergin

This book is a model of what good 'industry biography' should be. The author of 'The Commanding Heights' outlines the story of oil - black gold - and how it became the commodity that moves the world. The story Yergin tells is colourful, authoritative and - quite literally - earth-shaking; it is the story of the rise and development of capitalism an... (See the whole review)

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven R. Covey

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity -- principles that give... (See the whole review)

(Added by Orion Reasoner on 6/17/2004, 1:16am)
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