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  • Barbara Kingsolver Unshelted Cover

    Barbara Kingsolver

    The New York Times bestselling author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, and The Poisonwood Bible and recipient of numerous literary awards — including the National Humanities Medal, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the Orange Prize — returns with Unsheltered, a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval.

  • Ottolenghi Simple Book Cover

    Yotam Ottolenghi

    In Simple, powerhouse author, chef, and restaurateur Yotam Ottolenghi presents 130 flavor-forward recipes that can be made easily in one or more ways: in 30 minutes or less, with 10 or fewer ingredients, in a single pot, using pantry staples, or prepared ahead of time for easy weeknight meals.

  • Rick Barton Book

    Rick Barton

    In Peace Works: America’s Unifying Role in a Turbulent World, ambassador and global conflict leader Rick Barton uses a mix of stories, history, and analysis for a transformative approach to foreign affairs and offers concrete and attainable solutions for the future.

  • Wendy Sherman

    Wendy Sherman

    In Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, & Persistence, distinguished diplomat Ambassador Wendy Sherman brings readers inside the negotiating room to show how to put diplomatic values like courage, power, and persistence to work in their own lives.

  • Erica Keswin Book

    Erica Keswin

    Bring Your Human to Work is the launch of a workplace movement that strives to foster fairness, loyalty, and joy in the workplace.

  • Pharrell Book

    Pharrell Williams

    A Fish Doesn’t Know It’s Wet: Transformations, documents the continuing adventures in art and design of one of the most influential figures in contemporary music and popular culture.

  • Alex Rosenblat Book

    Alex Rosenblat

    Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. Uberland: How Algorithms are Rewriting the Rules of Work upends our understanding of work in the digital age and paints a future where any of us might be managed by a faceless boss.

  • Reid Hoffman Book

    Reid Hoffman

    In Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies, LinkedIn cofounder, legendary investor, and host of the Webby Award-winning Masters of Scale podcast reveals the secret to starting and scaling massively valuable companies.

  • Brian Keating Book

    Brian Keating

    In 2014, astronomers wielding the most powerful cosmology telescope ever made, revealed that they’d glimpsed the spark that ignited the Big Bang, immediately igniting rumors of an imminent Nobel Prize. But had these cosmologists truly read the cosmic prologue or had they been deceived by a galactic mirage? In Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Science, Ambition, and the Perils of Science’s Highest Honor, cosmologist and inventor of the experiment that sparked the controversy, tells the inside story of a mesmerizing discovery and the scientific drama that ensued.

  • Ann Mei Chang Book

    Ann Mei Chang at The Seattle Chamber of Commerce

    Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? What if we could exponentially increase our impact? Around the world, a new generation is looking beyond greater profits, for meaningful purpose. In Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good, Ann Mei Chang brings a unique perspective from across sectors, from her years as a tech executive in Silicon Valley to her most recent experience as the Chief Innovation Officer at USAID.

  • Reshma Saujani Book

    Reshma Saujani

    Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder was inspired by the author/CEO of Girls Who Code’s popular TED Talk and shows us how women can break free from the trap of perfection and rewire themselves for bravery. Drawing on hundreds of interviews with girls and women from across the country, stories of fearless women changing the world one brave act at a time, and her own personal journey to accept her imperfections, Saujani shares an array of powerful insights and practices to make bravery a lifelong habit. 

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    General Stanley McChrystal

    Retired four-star general Stan McChrystal has studied leadership his whole adult life, from his first day at West Point to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group. In Leaders: Myth and Reality, he explores what leadership really means, debunking the many myths that have surrounded the concept.

  • Carol Fulp Boook

    Carol Fulp

    In Success Through Diversity: Why the Most Inclusive Companies Will Win, renowned business leader and visionary Carol Fulp explores staffing trends in the US and provides a blueprint for what businesses must do to maintain their competitiveness and customer base, including hiring in new ways, aligning managers around diversity, providing new kinds of leadership development, and engaging employees to embrace differences. 

  • Laird Hamilton Book

    Laird Hamilton

    In Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul, and Life Beyond the Ocean, big-wave surfer, fitness icon, and entrepreneur Laird Hamilton reveals the secrets behind his success and breaks down the principles that have motivated his extraordinary life. Liferider is a prescriptive narrative that condenses Hamilton’s unique worldview into its three distinct elements: heart, body, and soul.

  • Farah Pandith Book

    Farah Pandith

    In How We Win: How Cutting Edge Entrepreneurs, Political Visionaries, Enlightened Business Leaders, and Social Media Mavens Can Defeat the Extremist Threat, one of the world’s most respected experts on countering violent extremism and the first-ever United States special representative to Muslim Communities, reveals how we can stop the rapid spread of extremist ideology.

  • Valerie Jarrett Book

    Valerie Jarrett

    In Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, the ultimate Obama insider” (The New York Times) and longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic moment in American history.

  • Nigel Travis Book

    Nigel Travis

    In The Challenge Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback, the executive chairman and former CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins reflects on the unique, results-oriented discipline he’s developed over decades of leadership, which provides a blueprint for any organization to achieve prosperity.

  • Howard Schultz Book

    Howard Schultz

    In From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America, longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks, writes a bold, dramatic work about the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in American society today — as viewed through the intimate lens of one man’s life and work. 

  • Melinda Gates Book

    Melinda Gates

    The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, is the debut book from Forbes’ third most powerful woman in the world, Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women’s empowerment.

  • Adam Savage Book

    Adam Savage

    In Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life is What You Make It, MythBusters’ Adam Savage — Discovery Channel star and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech — shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully turning your idea into reality.

  • Kwame Onwuachi Book

    Kwame Onwuachi

    By the time he was twenty-seven years old, Kwame Onwuachi had opened — and closed — one of the most talked about restaurants in America. He had launched his own catering company with twenty thousand dollars that he made from selling candy on the subway, yet he’d been told he would never make it on television because his cooking wasn’t Southern” enough. His new book, Notes from a Young Black Chef: A Memoir, about the intersection of race, fame, and food, is the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age.