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  • Blue Ocean Strategy

    How to Create Uncontested Market Space, 1st Edition

    By Andreas Mebert, Stephanie Lowe

    In Blue Ocean Strategy, W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne tackle the central problem facing all businesses: how to perform better than your competitors? Their solution involves taking a creative approach to the normal view of competition. In the normal framework, competition is a zero-sum game: if…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Confessions

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Teubner

    St. Augustine’s Confessions is one of the most important works in the history of literature and Christian thought. Written around 397, when Augustine was the Christian bishop of Hippo (in modern-day Algeria), the Confessions were designed both to spiritually educate those who already shared…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Dialogue Concerning Natural Religion

    1st Edition

    By John Donaldson, Ian Jackson

    David Hume’s Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is a philosophical classic that displays a powerful mastery of the critical thinking skills of reasoning and evaluation. Hume’s subject, the question of the existence and possible nature of God, was, and still is, a persistent topic of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Ain't No Makin' It

    Aspirations and Attainment in a Low Income Neighborhood, 1st Edition

    By Anna Seiferle-Valencia

    Why is it that children from disadvantaged backgrounds find it so difficult – and often impossible – to achieve? Few questions are of such fundamental importance to the functioning of a fair and effective society than this one, yet the academic and political narratives that exist to explain the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Road to Serfdom

    1st Edition

    By David Linden, Nick Broten

    Friedrich Hayek’s 1944 Road to Serfdom is a classic of conservative economic argument. While undeniably a product of a specific time in global politics – which saw the threat of fascism from Nazi Germany and its allies beguilingly answered by the promises of socialism – Hayek’s carefully…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Rule of St Benedict

    1st Edition

    By Benjamin Laird

    The Rule of St Benedict, written around 1500 years ago by the Italian monk St Benedict of Nursia, is a slim handbook for monastic life – a subject many modern readers would regard as relatively niche. It is, however, also a model of the organized and clearly expressed thought produced by good…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Utilitarianism

    1st Edition

    By Tom Patrick, Sander Werkhoven

    John Stuart Mill’s 1861 Utilitarianism remains one of the most widely known and influential works of moral philosophy ever written. It is also a model of critical thinking – one in which Mill’s reasoning and interpretation skills are used to create a well-structured, watertight, persuasive argument…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • Theory of Justice

    1st Edition

    By Filippo Dionigi, Jeremy Kleidosty

    John Rawls's A Theory of Justice is one of the most influential works of legal and political theory published since the Second World War. It provides a memorably well-constructed and sustained argument in favour of a new (social contract) version of the meaning of social justice. In setting out…

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  • The Human Side of Enterprise

    1st Edition

    By Stoyan Stoyanov, Monique Diderich

    What makes a good manager? Though we can probably all point to someone we think of as a good manager, what precisely makes them so good at their job is a complex question – and one central to good business organization. Management scholar Douglas McGregor’s seminal 1960 book The Human Side of…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Interpretation of Cultures

    1st Edition

    By Abena Dadze-Arthur

    Clifford Geertz has been called ‘the most original anthropologist of his generation’ – and this reputation rests largely on the huge contributions to the methodology and approaches of anthropological interpretation that he outlined in The Interpretation of Cultures. The centrality of…

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  • Mythologies

    1st Edition

    By John Gomez

    Mythologies is a masterpiece of analysis and interpretation. At its heart, Barthes’s collection of essays about the “mythologies” of modern life treats everyday objects and ideas – from professional wrestling, to the Tour de France, to Greta Garbo’s face – as though they are silently putting…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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  • The Second Sex

    1st Edition

    By Rachele Dini

    Simone de Beauvoir’s 1949 book The Second Sex is a masterpiece of feminist criticism and philosophy. An incendiary take on the place of women in post-war French society, it helped define major trends in feminist thought for the rest of the 20th century, and its influence is still felt today. The…

    Paperback – 2017-07-15
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