GODS AND KINGS by Dana Thomas

February 13, 2015

Dana Thomas discussed her book, Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, at Politics & Prose on Friday, February 13, 2015.

Dana Thomas's second book traces the lives and work of two influential designers, John Galliano, who began as an illustrator before establishing himself with Dior, and Alexander McQueen, a tailor who developed his signature style with Givenchy. Working for companies owned by the luxury-goods conglomerate LVMH, both men were burned out by 2010, and Thomas examines the fate of artists in a fashion world run by corporations.

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ISBN: 9780143128397
Availability: Backordered
Published: Penguin Books - January 26th, 2016

HOW TO SPEAK MONEY by John Lanchester

October 10, 2014

John Lanchester spoke about his book, How To Speak Money: What the Money People Say--And What It Really Means, at Politics & Prose on Friday October 10, 2014.

To those who don t speak it, the language of money can seem impenetrable and its ideas too complex to grasp. In How to Speak Money, John Lanchester author of the New York Times best-selling book on the financial crisis, I.O.U. bridges the gap between the money people and the rest of us. With characteristic wit and candor, Lanchester reveals how the world of finance really works: from the terms and conditions of your personal checking account to the evasions of bankers appearing in front of Congress. As Lanchester writes, we need to understand what the money people are talking about so that those who speak the language don t just write the rules for themselves.

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ISBN: 9780393351705
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 26th, 2015

ZERO TO ONE by Peter Thiel

September 23, 2014

Peter Thiel spoke about his book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future , at Politics & Prose on Tuesday September 23, 2014.

The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself.

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ISBN: 9780804139298
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Published: Currency - September 16th, 2014