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What School Could Be: Insights and Inspiration from Teachers Across America

by Ted Dintersmith During the 2016 school year, innovation expert Ted Dintersmith took an unprecedented trip across America. He visited all fifty states, seeking to raise awareness about the urgent need to reimagine education to prepare students for the career and citizenship demands of an increasingly-innovative world. As he traveled, though, Dintersmith met innovative teachers…

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Conscious Capitalism, With a New Preface by the Authors: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

by John Mackey and Rajendra Sisodia At once a bold defense and reimagining of capitalism and a blueprint for a new system for doing business, Conscious Capitalism is for anyone hoping to build a more cooperative, humane, and positive future. Whole Foods Market cofounder John Mackey and professor and Conscious Capitalism, Inc. cofounder Raj Sisodia argue that…

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Most Likely to Succeed

by Tony Wagner & Ted Dintersmith From two leading experts in education and entrepreneurship, an urgent call for the radical re-imagining of American education so that we better equip students for the realities of the twenty-first century economy. Today more than ever, we prize academic achievement, pressuring our children to get into the “right” colleges,…

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Seeing What Others Don’t: The Remarkable Ways We Gain Insights

by Gary A. Klein Insights—like Darwin’s understanding of the way evolution actually works, and Watson and Crick’s breakthrough discoveries about the structure of DNA—can change the world. We also need insights into the everyday things that frustrate and confuse us so that we can more effectively solve problems and get things done. Yet we know…

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The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World’s Toughest Problems

by Richard Pascale, Jerry Sternin, & Monique Sternin Think of the toughest problems in your organization or community. What if they’d already been solved and you didn’t even know it? In The Power of Positive Deviance, the authors present a counterintuitive new approach to problem-solving. Their advice? Leverage positive deviants–the few individuals in a group who find unique…

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Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

by Adam Grant In Originals he again addresses the challenge of improving the world, but now from the perspective of becoming original: choosing to champion novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battle conformity, and buck outdated traditions. How can we originate new ideas, policies, and practices without risking it all? Using surprising studies and…

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Sources of Power: How People Make Decisions

by Gary A. Klein Anyone who watches the television news has seen images of firefighters rescuing people from burning buildings and paramedics treating bombing victims. How do these individuals make the split-second decisions that save lives? Most studies of decision making, based on artificial tasks assigned in laboratory settings, view people as biased and unskilled.…

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Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

by Brene Brown “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who…

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin Born in 1706 colonial Boston, Benjamin Franklin grew up to be one of the Founding Fathers of the independent American nation. A true renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin was an artist, athlete, scientist, statesman, diplomat, and inventor. This unfinished work records Benjamin Franklin’s life events, seen through his own eyes. The autobiography covers…

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Adam Grant’s Wondering Blog

Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for six straight years. He is a leading expert on how we can find motivation and meaning, and live more generous and creative lives. He has been recognized as one of the world’s 25 most influential management thinkers and Fortune’s 40 under 40. He is the author of three New York Times bestselling books that have sold…

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