THANKS FOR THE FEEDBACK by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

March 5, 2014

Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen spoke about their book, Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

Like the electronic sort, feedback from colleagues or bosses can be painful to hear. But don’t tune it out—learn from it. Stone and Heen, Harvard Law School specialists in negotiation and two of the authors of the transformative Difficult Conversations, show that criticism is not rejection but an opportunity to grow.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780143127130
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Published: Penguin Books - March 31st, 2015

THE CONTEST OF THE CENTURY by Geoff Dyer

February 20, 2014

Geoff Dyer spoke about his book, The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China--and How America Can Win, at Politics & Prose on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

China’s new ambitions are provoking intense anxiety, especially in Asia, while America’s global influence has deep roots. If Washington can adjust to a world in which it is no longer dominant but still immensely powerful, it can withstand China’s challenge. With keen insight based on a deep local knowledge—offering the reader visions of coastal Chinese beauty pageants and secret submarine bases, lockstep Beijing military parades and the neon media screens of Xinhua exported to New York City’s Times Square—The Contest of the Century is essential reading at a time of great uncertainty about America’s future, a road map for retaining a central role in the world.

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780307951236
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Published: Vintage - December 2nd, 2014

THE UP SIDE OF DOWN by Megan McArdle

February 12, 2014

Megan McArdle spoke about her book, The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well is the Key to Success, at Sixth & I on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

Most new products fail. So do most small businesses. And most of us, if we are honest, have experienced a major setback in our personal or professional lives. So what determines who will bounce back and follow up with a home run? If you want to succeed in business and in life, Megan McArdle argues in this hugely thought-provoking book, you have to learn how to harness the power of failure.

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$18.00
ISBN: 9780143126362
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Published: Penguin Books - February 24th, 2015

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