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Bloomsbury USA 2014 1620401452 / 9781620401453 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. The Harvard Business Review looked at 300 of the most creative, successful executives in business and found that they shared a number of tendencies an d characteristics, but one stood out at the top of the list-they all were m aster questioners. It's not necessity, but a question-a "beautiful" question-that is the mothe r of invention. The world's leading innovators, inventors, business entrepr eneurs, and creative minds, seem to be exceptionally good at asking questio ns. For some, their greatest successes-their breakthrough inventions, hot s tartup companies, the radical solutions they'd found to stubborn problems-c ould be traced to a "beautiful" question, or series of questions, they'd fo rmulated and then answered. Innovator and writer Warren Berger, who's been asking questions his entire life, brilliantly captures these innovative que ry-makers to try and determine what makes a question particularly beautiful , from Tim Westegren wondering how to "map the DNA of music," a project tha t would grow into the wildly successful Pandora internet radio service, to Abby Brown, creating a school desk with a raised seat as she thought about how she could accommodate some fidgeting students. As A More Beautiful Question will illustrate, whether we're solving tough personal or professional problems, rejuvenating businesses, or schools, or government, or re-inventing the ways we live... it all begins with asking the right questions. 
Price: 650.00 JPY
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2 Downey, Morgan Patrick OIL 101
9780982039205 2011 0982039204 / 9780982039205 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Oil 101 OIL 101 is a straightforward guide to oil and an essential read for anyone coming to grips with where oil prices, the economy and society are headed. In OIL 101, Downey provides the facts one needs to understand oil, from its history and chemistry, to refining, finished products, storage, transportation, alternatives, and how prices are determined every day in global wholesale oil markets and how those markets are connected to prices at the pump. 
Price: 2500.00 JPY
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Barron's Educational Series 2005 0764132431 / 9780764132438 Spiral Bound Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Barron's new Business Buddies series for career-minded men and women present at-a-glance tips and advice, checklists, and important little secrets for getting ahead in the world of business. Specific topics cover the full spectrum of do's and don'ts, and are presented in user-friendly capsule form with an emphasis on practicality. No lengthy theoretical essays here, these books offer simple presentations of quick-reference facts to help readers set career goals and accomplish business tasks that will validate them as successful professionals. Both beginners and experienced men and women in management, marketing, communications, and virtually all other fields of business will value these books for their easy style and their succinct, results-producing advice. This book demonstrates how to set periodic job-performance goals that are realistic and productive, then how to present career objectives effectively to a supervisor during the course of a performance review. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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Oxford University Press 2017 0198799071 / 9780198799078 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the peo ple and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according t o Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want docto rs, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, an d many others, to work as they did in the 20th century. The Future of the Professions explains how 'increasingly capable systems' - from telepresence to artificial intelligence - will bring fundamental chan ge in the way that the 'practical expertise' of specialists is made availab le in society. The authors challenge the 'grand bargain' - the arrangement that grants var ious monopolies to today's professionals. They argue that our current profe ssions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable, and that the expert ise of their best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose si x new models for producing and distributing expertise in society. The book raises important practical and moral questions. In an era when mac hines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, what are the prospects fo r employment, who should own and control online expertise, and what tasks s hould be reserved exclusively for people? Based on the authors' in-depth research of more than ten professions, and illustrated by numerous examples from each, this is the first book to assess and question the relevance of the professions in the 21st century. 
Price: 600.00 JPY
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