Tagged Business & Economics

Janny Scott | The Beneficiary: Fortune, Misfortune, and the Story of My Father

Janny Scott, a 15-year reporter for The New York Times , was part of a team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She is also the author of the “meticulous” ( Washington Post ) biography A Singular Woman:…

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The Regional Foundation Center informs the local nonprofit sector through research, resources and referrals, as well as housing Philadelphia’s largest publicly accessible collection of print and electronic resources on fundraising,…

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, and Law

This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the U.S. and the English-speaking world. It includes nearly 2,000 titles, with every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery,…

GREENR - Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources *

GREENR, Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources, offers researchers an interdisciplinary resource for environment and sustainability studies. GREENR provides news, background information, video, commentaries,…

Business Insights Essentials *

Thousands of detailed financial reports More than 2,500 custom business glossary terms 1,000 SWOT reports Over 17,400 company histories Over 460,000 detailed company profiles. More than 920 in-depth industry profiles More than…

Books & Authors *

Discover fiction and non-fiction books that match your interests! Books and Authors (powered by Gale's popular What Do I Read Next? series) is for readers from every level of reading proficiency and enables users to explore the endless…

Howard Schultz | From the Ground Up: My Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America

In conversation with William Kristol, founder and former editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard . The former chairman and CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz led the java giant from eleven cafes in the Seattle area to more than 28,000…

Gary Shteyngart | Lake Success

“Ridiculously witty and painfully prescient” ( Time ), Gary Shteyngart is the author of the culturally reflective novels T he Russian Debutante’s Handbook , Absurdistan , and  Super Sad True Love Story , which was named one of the best…

Eliza Griswold | Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America

In the  New York Times  bestselling book  The Tenth Parallel , immersive journalist Eliza Griswold spent seven years traversing the geographic and ideological fronts in Africa and Asia where Christianity and Islam collide. In I Am the…

Steven Brill | Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall—and Those Fighting to Reverse It

Journalist and lawyer Steven Brill is the founder of Court TV, 10 regional newspapers, and The American Lawyer magazine. His 2013 Time magazine cover story “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us” won the National Magazine Award…

Robert Kuttner | Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

Robert Kuttner is the cofounder and coeditor of The American Prospect , one of the country’s most popular progressive political and public-policy quarterlies. His many books include Everything for Sale , The Squandering of America ,…

Daniel Pink | When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

“Rapidly acquiring international guru status” ( Financial Times ) as an authority on the ever-evolving world of work, Daniel Pink is the no. 1 New York Times bestselling author of Drive , A Whole New Mind , and To Sell is Human , a…

Bryan Caplan | The Case Against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money

Watch the video here . Dubbed the “anti-Tiger Mom,” contrarian economist Bryan Caplan is the author of the “wickedly subversive” ( Wall Street Journal ) parenting manifesto Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids , which argues that parenting…

Mervyn King | Brexit and the Future of the Global Economy

Watch the video here . The governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of its Monetary Policy Committee from 2003 to 2013, Lord Mervyn King steered the U.K.’s central banking institution through the financial crisis of 2008 and the…

Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook | Federal Donuts: The (Partially) True Spectacular Story

Watch the video here . Lauded for bringing the Middle Eastern, North African, Mediterranean, and Eastern European influences from Solomonov’s titular Philadelphia restaurant to readers’ home kitchens, Michael Solomonov and Steven…

David Callahan | The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

Watch the video here . Blending liberalism with old values, David Callahan’s many nonfiction books include Fortunes of Change , The Moral Center , and The Cheating Culture , a “meticulously researched, thoughtful and damning look at our…

Leading Voices: Amanda Steinberg | Worth It: Your Life, Your Money, Your Terms*

Watch the video here . In conversation with longtime broadcaster and journalist, Tracey Matisak One of Forbes ’ 21 new American money masters, Amanda Steinberg is the founder and CEO of DailyWorth, a website devoted to helping women…

Steven Johnson | Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

Watch the video here . Exploring the intersection of science, technology, and experience, Steven Johnson is the author of the bestselling Where Good Ideas Come From, Everything Bad Is Good for You , and How We Got to Now , which he…

Michael Lewis | The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds

In conversation with Mark Zandi Possessed of “a spellbinding talent for finding emotional dramas in complex, highly technical subjects” ( Financial Times ), Michael Lewis is renowned for his timely nonfiction.  Liar’s Poker , his…

LEADING VOICES: Valerie Graves | Pressure Makes Diamonds: Becoming the Woman I Pretended to Be

In conversation with Tracey Matisak One of Advertising Age’s industry-wide “100 Best and Brightest,” Valerie Graves is the nationally lionized creative director of such Fortune 500 accounts as Ford, AT&T, General Foods, and Pepsi. In a…

Angela Duckworth | Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Psychologist Angela Duckworth posits that the secret to success lies less in I.Q. and talent than it does in self-control and acutely focused persistence—in a word, grit. A 2013 MacArthur Fellow and University of Pennsylvania psychology…

LEADING VOICES: Daniel Shapiro | Negotiating the Nonnegotiable: How to Resolve Your Most Emotionally Charged Conflicts

Daniel Shapiro is one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation and conflict resolution. The founder and director of the Harvard International Negotiation Program, he is also a psychology professor at Harvard Medical and Law…

LEADING VOICES: Adam Grant | Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

The youngest tenured and most highly rated professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, Adam Grant is a sought-after expert on work success, motivation, and giving and helping behaviors for a range of…