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Books of the Month!

Tubes

"Andrew Blum plunges into the unseen but real ether of the Internet in a journey both compelling and profound....You will never open an email in quite the same way again." --Tom Vanderbilt, New York Times bestselling author of Traffic In Tubes, Andrew Blum, a correspondent at Wired magazine, takes us on an engaging, utterly fascinating tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives and reveals the dark beating heart of the Internet itself. A remarkable journey through the brave new technological world we live in, Tubes is to the early twenty-first century what Soul of a New Machine--Tracy Kidder's classic story of the creation of a new computer--was to the late twentieth.

Ice Cream Social

For more than three decades, Ben & Jerry's has been committed to an insanely ambitious three-part mission: not just making the world's best ice cream but also supporting progressive causes and sharing its success with all stakeholders--employees, suppliers, distributors, customers, cows, everybody. Living up to these beliefs is fun when you're doing it right, and it creates amazingly loyal customers, but it isn't easy.This is the first book to tell the full, inside story of the inspiring rise, tragic mistakes, devastating fall, determined recovery, and ongoing renewal of one of the most iconic mission-driven companies in the world.

How the Internet Became Commercial

In less than a decade, the Internet went from being a series of loosely connected networks used by universities and the military to the powerful commercial engine it is today. This book describes how many of the key innovations that made this possible came from entrepreneurs and iconoclasts who were outside the mainstream--and how the commercialization of the Internet was by no means a foregone conclusion at its outset. Shane Greenstein traces the evolution of the Internet from government ownership to privatization to the commercial Internet we know today. This is a story of innovation from the edges.

China's Great Wall of Debt

Over the course of a decade reporting on the ground in China as a financial journalist, Dinny McMahon gradually concluded that the widely held belief in China's inevitable economic ascent is dangerously wrong. In this unprecedented deep dive, McMahon shows how, lurking behind the illusion of prosperity, China's economic growth has been built on a staggering mountain of debt.

HBR Guide to Performance Management (HBR Guide Series)

Are your employees meeting their goals? Is their work improving over time? Understanding where your employees are succeeding--and falling short--is a pivotal part of ensuring you have the right talent to meet organizational objectives. In order to work with your people and effectively monitor their progress, you need a system in place. The HBR Guide to Performance Management provides a new multi-step, cyclical process to help you keep track of your employees' work, identify where they need to improve, and ensure they're growing with the organization.

The Third Wave

Steve Case, co-founder of America Online (AOL) and one of America's most accomplished entrepreneurs, shares a roadmap for how anyone can succeed in a world of rapidly changing technology. We are entering, he explains, a new paradigm called the "Third Wave" of the Internet. The first wave saw AOL and other companies lay the foundation for consumers to connect to the Internet. The second wave saw companies like Google and Facebook build on top of the Internet to create search and social networking capabilities, while apps like Snapchat and Instagram leverage the smartphone revolution. Now, Case argues, we're entering the Third Wave: a period in which entrepreneurs will vastly transform major "real world" sectors like health, education, transportation, energy, and food-and in the process change the way we live our daily lives.

High Performance Habits

THESE HABITS WILL MAKE YOU EXTRAORDINARY. Twenty years ago, author Brendon Burchard became obsessed with answering three questions: 1. Why do some individuals and teams succeed more quickly than others and sustain that success over the long term? 2. Of those who pull it off, why are some miserable and others consistently happy on their journey? 3. What motivates people to reach for higher levels of success in the first place, and what practices help them improve the most? After extensive original research and a decade as the world's leading high performance coach, Burchard found the answers. It turns out that just six deliberate habits give you the edge. Anyone can practice these habits and, when they do, extraordinary things happen in their lives, relationships, and careers.

The Dawn of Eurasia: On the Trail of the New World Order

'Brilliant, bold and beautifully told ... A profound piece of political thinking' Ben Judah, author of This Is London In this original and timely book, Bruno Maçães argues that the best word for the emerging global order is 'Eurasian', and shows why we need to begin thinking on a super-continental scale. While China and Russia have been quicker to recognise the increasing strategic significance of Eurasia, even Europeans are realizing that their political project is intimately linked to the rest of the supercontinent - and as Maçães shows, they will be stronger for it.

The Mind of the Leader

Join the global movement that's making corporations more people-centric to achieve great results. The world is facing a global leadership crisis. Seventy-seven percent of leaders think they do a good job of engaging their people, yet 88 percent of employees say their leaders don't engage enough. There is also a high level of suffering in the workplace: 35 percent of employees would forgo a pay raise to see their leaders fired. This is an enormous waste of human talent--despite the fact that $46 billion is spent each year on leadership development.

Library Happenings

Library Orientation - June 4th

We encourage new employees to attend, as well as senior employees who need a refresher on library services.  Come learn about print & electronic resources, set up access for password protected databases & wifi, and tour the beautiful historic library.  Check our calendar for the next orientation!  No reservation is necessary. 

Can't make the monthly orientation?  Stop by Room 1894 at any time or call us to schedule a convenient time.

ProQuest: The ABI/INFORM Collection

The ABI/INFORM Collection is comprised of ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The collection features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as The Economist and Sloan Management Review, country-and industry-focused reports, and major news sources like the Wall Street Journal. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

Date:
Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Reading Room (HCHB Room 1894)

Lexis CourtLink 101: Docket Research & Management

Please join our LexisNexis representative, Brenna Clanton, for a training on how to search CourtLink. This program will guide new users of CourtLink to most effectively search millions of dockets and documents.

Date:
Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Reading Room (HCHB Room 1894)

LexisNexis: Unpublished ITA Revealed

Please join our LexisNexis representative, Brenna Clanton, for a training on how to search for Commerce documents in LexisNexis. More details to come! Please Note: WebEx is available for this event. When registering, you will have the option to attend the event in person or via WebEx. If you are located in HCHB, please consider attending in person.

Date:
Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018
Time:
10:00am - 11:00am
Location:
Reading Room (HCHB Room 1894)

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