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A small farm future : making the case for a society built around local economies, self-provisioning, agricultural diversity, and a shared earth / Smaje, Chris.

"In a time of looming uncertainties, what would a truly resilient society look like? In a groundbreaking debut, farmer and social scientist Chris Smaje argues that organising society around small-scale farming offers the soundest, sanest and most reasonable response to climate change and other crises of civilisation-and will yield humanity's best chance at survival. Drawing on a vast range of sources from across a multitude of disciplines, A Small Farm Future analyses the complex forces that make societal change inevitable; explains how low-carbon, locally self-reliant agrarian communities can empower us to successfully confront these changes head on; and explores the pathways for delivering this vision politically. Challenging both conventional wisdom and utopian blueprints, A Small Farm Future offers rigorous original analysis of wicked problems and hidden opportunities in a way that illuminates the path toward functional local economies, effective self-provisioning, agricultural diversity and a shared earth"--Provided by publisher.

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Believe in people : bottom-up solutions for a top-down world / Koch, Charles G. (Charles De Ganahl)

Two of America's most successful entrepreneurs identify the societally imposed barriers that compromise success, explaining how today's leaders and companies can promote unprecedented levels of achievement by empowering, supporting and providing opportunities to everyday workers.


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Blowing my way to the top / Atkin, Jen.

"From celebrity hairstylist, social media influencer, and entrepreneur Jen Atkin comes a book not just about hair and fame, but how to forge your own path and succeed in business and in life"--Provided by publisher.

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Capital in the twenty-first century / Piketty, Thomas

An eye-opening journey through wealth and power, a film that breaks the popular assumption that the accumulation of capital runs hand in hand with social progress, and shines a new light on today's growing inequalities. Traveling through time, the film assembles accessible pop-culture references coupled with interviews of some of the world's most influential experts delivering an insightful and empowering journey through the past and into the future.

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Coffeeland : one man's dark empire and the making of our favorite drug / Sedgewick, Augustine.

"The epic story of the rise of coffee in the Americas, and how it connected and divided the modern world. Sedgewick reveals how the growth of coffee production, trade, and consumption went hand in hand with the rise of the scientific idea of energy as a universal force, which transformed thinking about how the human body works as well as ideas about the relationship of one person's work to another's. In the process, both El Salvador and the United States earned the nickname "Coffeeland," though for radically different reasons, and with consequences that reach into the present. This history of how coffee came to be produced by the world's poorest people and consumed by its richest opens up a unique perspective on how the modern globalized world works, ultimately provoking a reconsideration of what it means to be connected to far-away people and places through the familiar things that make up our everyday lives"--Provided by publisher.

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Honest to greatness : how today's most successful leaders use brutal honesty to achieve massive success / Kozodoy, Peter

"Inc. columnist and Inc. 5000 business coach Peter Kozodoy shows how business leaders of all sizes and industries have used the core value of honesty to achieve massive business success"--Provided by publisher.

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Hook point : how to stand out in a 3-second world / Kane, Brendan Michael

"Hook Point: How to Stand Out in a 3-Second World, by out of the box thinker Brendan Kane, breaks down the most effective strategies to generate new opportunities, innovate and scale your business, and create a compelling brand--both online and off--so you can thrive in the new micro-attention world in which we live."--Publisher description.

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How management works : the concepts visually explained / Anderson, Philippa
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