New Books (June 21, 2019)

The titles below were recently added to the New Jersey State Library’s collections.

To borrow any of these titles from the NJ State Library, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog.  Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org or by contacting the Circulation Desk at (609)-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America

From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America

by Howard Schultz

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Call number: 647.95 Sch

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2019

Publisher: Random House

From the Ground Up is part candid memoir, part uplifting blueprint of mutual responsibility, and part proof that ordinary people can do extraordinary things. At its heart, it’s an optimistic, inspiring account of what happens when we stand up, speak out, and come together for purposes bigger than ourselves. Here is a new vision of what can be when we try our best to lead lives through the lens of humanity.

Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World

Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World

by Diane Brady, John Chambers

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Call number: 658.409 Cha

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Hachette Books

When Chambers joined Cisco in 1991, it was a company with 400 employees, a single product, and about $70 million in revenue. When he stepped down as CEO in 2015, he left a $47 billion tech giant that was the backbone of the internet and a leader in areas from cybersecurity to data center convergence. Along the way, he had acquired 180 companies and turned more than 10,000 employees into millionaires. Widely recognized as an innovator, an industry leader, and one of the world's best CEOs, Chambers has outlasted and outmaneuvered practically every rival that ever tried to take Cisco on--Nortel, Lucent, Alcatel, IBM, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard, to name a few.

Stay the Course: the Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution

Stay the Course: the Story of Vanguard and the Index Revolution

by John C Bogle

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Call number: 332.632 Bog

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Wiley

Offering the world’s first index mutual fund in 1976, John Bogle led Vanguard from a $1.4 billion firm with a staff of 28 to a global company of 16,000 employees and with more than $5 trillion in assets under management. An engaging blend of company history, investment perspective, and personal memoir, this book provides a fascinating look into the mind of an extraordinary man and the company he created.

None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators

None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators

by Anna Simonton, Shani Robinson

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Call number: 370 Rob

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2019

Publisher: Beacon Press

In March of 2013, 35 educators in the Atlanta Public Schools were charged with racketeering and conspiracy for allegedly changing students’ answers on standardized tests. All but one was black. The youngest of the accused, Shani Robinson, and her coauthor, journalist Anna Simonton, look back to show how black children in Atlanta were being deprived long before some teachers allegedly changed the answers on their students’ tests.

Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Studentas Potential

Rewiring Education: How Technology Can Unlock Every Studentas Potential

by John D. Couch

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Call number: 371.33 Cou

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Benbella Books

In Rewiring Education, Couch shares the professional lessons he's learned during his 50-plus years in education and technology. He takes us behind Apple's major research study, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT), and its follow-up (ACOT 2), highlighting the powerful effects of the Challenge-Based Learning framework. Going beyond Apple's walls, he also introduces us to some of the most extraordinary parents, educators, and entrepreneurs from around the world who have ignored the failed promises of memorization and, instead, utilize new science-backed methods and technologies that benefit all children, from those who struggle to honor students.

Company of One: Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Business

Company of One: Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Business

by Paul Jarvis

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Call number: 658.022 Jar

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2019

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Company of One is a refreshingly new approach centered on staying small and avoiding growth, for any size business. Not as a freelancer who only gets paid on a per piece basis, and not as an entrepreneurial start-up that wants to scale as soon as possible, but as a small business that is deliberately committed to staying that way. By staying small, one can have freedom to pursue more meaningful pleasures in life, and avoid the headaches that result from dealing with employees, long meetings, or worrying about expansion.

The University We Need: Reforming American Higher Education

The University We Need: Reforming American Higher Education

by Warren Treadgold

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Call number: 378.73 Tre

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Encounter Books

The University We Need, Professor Warren Treadgold shows the crucial role of universities in American culture and politics, the causes of their decline in administrative bloat and inept academic hiring, the effects of the decline on teaching and research, and some possible ways of reversing the downward trend.

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Trans Kids: Being Gendered in the Twenty-First Century

by Tey Meadow

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Call number: 306.768 Mea

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: University of California Press

Trans Kids is a trenchant ethnographic and interview-based study of the first generation of families affirming and facilitating gender nonconformity in children. Earlier generations of parents sent such children for psychiatric treatment aimed at a cure, but today, many parents agree to call their children new names, allow them to wear whatever clothing they choose, and approach the state to alter the gender designation on their passports and birth certificates.

Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory

by James T. Costa

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Call number: 576.82 Cos

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2017

Publisher: W. W. Norton Company

James T. Costa takes readers on a journey from Darwin’s childhood through his voyage on the HMS Beagle where his ideas on evolution began. We then follow Darwin to Down House, his bustling home of forty years, where he kept porcupine quills at his desk to dissect barnacles, maintained a flock of sixteen pigeon breeds in the dovecote, and cultivated climbing plants in the study. Using his garden and greenhouse, the surrounding meadows and woodlands, and even taking over the cellar, study, and hallways of his home-turned-field-station, Darwin tested ideas of his landmark theory of evolution with an astonishing array of hands-on experiments that could be done on the fly, without specialized equipment.

An Academic Life: A Memoir

An Academic Life: A Memoir

by Hanna Holborn Gray

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Call number: 378.009 Gra

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Published: 2018

Publisher: Princeton University Press

An Academic Life is a candid self-portrait by one of academia's most respected trailblazers. Hanna Holborn Gray describes what it was like to grow up as a child of refugee parents, and reflects on the changing status of women in the academic world. She discusses the migration of intellectuals from Nazi-held Europe and the transformative role these exiles played in American higher education--and how the emigre experience in America transformed their own lives and work. She sheds light on the character of university communities, how they are structured and administered, and the balance they seek between tradition and innovation, teaching and research, and undergraduate and professional learning.

Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy

Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the Intangible Economy

by Jonathan Haskel, Stian Westlake

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Call number: 338.5 Has

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Published: 2017

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the big economic changes of the last decade. The rise of intangible investment is, Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake argue, an underappreciated cause of phenomena from economic inequality to stagnating productivity. They explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment, and discuss how these features make an intangible-rich economy fundamentally different from one based on tangibles.

Alphabrain: How a Group of Iconoclasts Are Using Cognitive Science to Advance the Business of Alpha Generation

Alphabrain: How a Group of Iconoclasts Are Using Cognitive Science to Advance the Business of Alpha Generation

by Stephen Duneier

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Call number: 332.6 Dun

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2019

Publisher: Wiley

AlphaBrain is the investor's guide to achieving more, doing better, and reaching higher. At its core, the magnitude of your success is based on the quality of your decisions. The problem is that human beings are poor decision-makers; we tend to approach problems after they arise instead of planning for them in advance. We put too much weight on instinct, belief, and "gut feeling." We make the same mistakes over and over again—so reliably, in fact, that cognitive science can accurately predict exactly which mistakes we'll make and when. This book offers a way to understand and plan for the human mind's usual tendencies to help you make smarter investment decisions.

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