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2019.2.18 New Arrivals

Feb 18,2019
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From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America

AUTHOR
: Howard Schultz
PUBLISHER: Random House

From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks, 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.

What do we owe one another? How do we channel our drive, ingenuity, even our pain, into something more meaningful than individual success?

These questions are at the heart of the American journey. They are also ones that Howard Schultz has grappled with personally since growing up in the Brooklyn housing projects and while building Starbucks from 11 stores into one of the world’s most iconic brands.

In “From the Ground Up,” Schultz looks for answers in two interwoven narratives. One story shows how his conflicted boyhood - including experiences he has never before revealed - motivated Schultz to become the first in his family to graduate from college, then to build the kind of company his father, a working-class laborer, never had a chance to work for: a business that tries to balance profit and human dignity.

A parallel story offers a behind-the-scenes look at Schultz’s unconventional efforts to challenge old notions about the role of business in society. From health insurance and free college tuition for part-time baristas to controversial initiatives about race and refugees, Schultz and his team tackled societal issues with the same creativity and rigor they applied to changing how the world consumes coffee.



Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

AUTHOR
: Cal Newport
PUBLISHER: Portfolio

Minimalism is the art of knowing how much is just enough. Digital minimalism applies this idea to our personal technology. It’s the key to living a focused life in an increasingly noisy world.

In this timely and enlightening book, the bestselling author of “Deep Work” introduces a philosophy for technology use that has improved countless lives.

Digital minimalists are all around us. They’re the calm, happy people who can hold long conversations without furtive glances at their phones. They can get lost in a good book, a woodworking project, or a leisurely morning run. They can have fun with friends and family without the urge to document the experience. They stay informed about the news of the day, but don’t feel overwhelmed by it.

Now, Newport gives us a name for this quiet movement, and makes a persuasive case for its urgency in our tech-saturated world. Common sense tips - such as turning off notifications or occasional rituals like observing a digital sabbath - don’t go far enough in helping us take back control of our technological lives, and attempts to unplug are complicated by the demands of family, friends and work.

Drawing on a diverse array of real-life examples, Newport identifies the common practices of digital minimalists and the ideas that underpin them. He shows how digital minimalists are rethinking their relationship to social media, rediscovering the pleasures of the offline world, and reconnecting with their inner selves through regular periods of solitude. He then shares strategies for integrating these practices into your life, starting with a thirty-day “digital declutter” process that has already helped thousands feel less overwhelmed and more in control.



Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

AUTHOR
: Rachel Hollis
PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson

As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness of her own life.

Now, in this challenging and inspiring new book, Rachel exposes the 20 lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told ourselves so often we don’t even hear them anymore.

With painful honesty and fearless humor, Rachel unpacks and examines the falsehoods that once left her feeling overwhelmed and unworthy, and reveals the specific practical strategies that helped her move past them. In the process, she encourages, entertains and even kicks a little butt, all to convince you to do whatever it takes to get real and become the joyous, confident woman you were meant to be.