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2017.11.6 New Arrivals

Nov 06,2017
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The Rooster Bar

AUTHOR : John Grisham

PUBLISHER : Doubleday

#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham’s newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that’s on shaky ground.

Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. But now, as third-year students, these close friends realize they have been duped. They all borrowed heavily to attend a third-tier, for-profit law school so mediocre that its graduates rarely pass the bar exam. And when they learn that their school is one of a chain owned by a New York hedge-fund operator who also happens to own a bank specializing in student loans, the three know they have been caught up in The Great Law School Scam.

But maybe there’s a way out. Maybe there’s a way to escape their crushing debt, expose the bank and the scam, and make a few bucks in the process. But leaving law school a few short months before graduation would be completely crazy, right?



The Startup Way: How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth

AUTHOR : Eric Ries

PUBLISHER : Currency

Entrepreneur and bestselling author of “The Lean Startup,” Eric Ries reveals how entrepreneurial principles can be used by businesses of all kinds, ranging from established companies to early-stage start-ups, to grow revenues, drive innovation, and transform themselves into truly modern organizations.

In “The Lean Startup,” Eric Ries laid out the practices of successful start-ups - building a minimal viable product, customer-focused and scientific testing based on a build-measure-learn method of continuous innovation, and deciding whether to persevere or pivot.

In “The Startup Way,” he turns his attention to an entirely new group of organizations: established enterprises like iconic multinationals GE and Toyota, tech titans like Amazon and Facebook, and the next generation of Silicon Valley upstarts like Airbnb and Twilio.

Drawing on his experiences over the past five years working with these organizations, as well as nonprofits, NGOs, and governments, Ries lays out a system of entrepreneurial management that leads organizations of all sizes and from every industry to sustainable growth and long-term impact.



Uncommon Type: Some Stories

AUTHOR : Tom Hanks

PUBLISHER : Knopf

This collection of seventeen short stories shows that Oscar winner Tom Hanks is as talented a writer as he is an actor.

A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his life has been torn apart by his country’s civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game - and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN’s newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down-and-out motel, romance, and a bit of real life.

These tales are surprising, intelligent, heartwarming, and, for Tom Hanks fans, a must-have!



Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing - Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth

AUTHORS: W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne

PUBLISHER : Hachette Books

Drawing on more than a decade of new work, Kim and Mauborgne show you how to move beyond competing, inspire your people’s confidence, and seize new growth, guiding you step-by-step through how to take your organization from a red ocean crowded with competition to a blue ocean of uncontested market space.

Blue Ocean Shift is packed with all-new research and examples of how leaders in diverse industries and organizations made the shift and created new markets by applying the process and tools outlined in the book. Whether you are a cash-strapped startup or a large, established company, nonprofit or national government, you will learn how to move from red to blue oceans in a way that builds your people’s confidence so that they own and drive the process.