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  • The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a New Section: On Robustness and Fragility

    The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a New Section: On Robustness and Fragility
    av Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    (2 recensioner)

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812973815

    A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The…

  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

    The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
    av Charles Duhigg

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812981605

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - This instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Wall Street Journal - Financial Times In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter…

  • Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, the Black Swan, the Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile

    Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, the Black Swan, the Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile
    av Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780399590450

    Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series is an investigation of luck, uncertainty, probability, opacity, human error, risk, disorder, and decision-making in a world we don't understand, in nonoverlapping and standalone books. All four volumes…

  • Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World

    Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World
    av Carl T. Bergstrom

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780525509202

    Bullshit isn't what it used to be. Now, two science professors give us the tools to dismantle misinformation and think clearly in a world of fake news and bad data. "A modern classic . . . a straight-talking survival guide to the mean streets of a d…

  • Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us

    Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
    av Michael Moss

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812982190

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Atlantic - The Huffington Post - Men's Journal - MSN (U.K.) - Kirkus Reviews - Publishers Weekly #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD FOUNDATION AWARD FOR WRITING AND LITERATURE Ever…

  • The Dreamers

    The Dreamers
    av Karen Thompson Walker

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812984668

    One night in an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a first-year student stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep-and doesn't wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Nei…

  • A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market

    A Man for All Markets: From Las Vegas to Wall Street, How I Beat the Dealer and the Market
    av Edward O. Thorp

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812979909

    The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and, as the first of the great quantitative investors, ushered in a revolution on Wall Street. A child of the Great Depression, legenda…

  • The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

    The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
    av Naoki Higashida

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812985153

    "One of the most remarkable books I've ever read. It's truly moving, eye-opening, incredibly vivid."--Jon Stewart, The Daily Show NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - The Wall Street Journal - Bloomberg Business - Bookish FINALIST FOR TH…

  • Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

    Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder
    av Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812979688

    Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb's landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don't understand. The other books in the series ar…

  • Call Sign Chaos

    Call Sign Chaos
    av Jim Mattis

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812986631

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis--the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time--and Bing West, a former assistant s…

  • The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil

    The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
    av Philip Zimbardo

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812974447

    The definitive firsthand account of the groundbreaking research of Philip Zimbardo--the basis for the award-winning film The Stanford Prison Experiment Renowned social psychologist and creator of the Stanford Prison Experiment Philip Zimbardo explor…

  • Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice

    Eligible: A Modern Retelling of Pride and Prejudice
    av Curtis Sittenfeld

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812980349

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Wonderfully tender and hilariously funny, Eligible tackles gender, class, courtship, and family as Curtis Sittenfeld reaffirms herself as one of the most dazzling authors writing today. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE…

  • Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures

    Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
    av Merlin Sheldrake

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780525510321

    INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - "Merlin Sheldrake's marvelous tour of these diverse and extraordinary life forms is eye-opening on why humans should consider fungi among the greatest of earth's marvels. . . . Wondrous."--Time A mind-bending journey into…

  • Lincoln in the Bardo

    Lincoln in the Bardo
    av George Saunders

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812985405

    The American Civil War rages while President Lincoln's beloved eleven-year-old son lies gravely ill. In a matter of days, Willie dies and is laid to rest in a Georgetown cemetery. Newspapers report that a grief-stricken Lincoln returns to the crypt…

  • Stalling for Time

    Stalling for Time
    av Gary Noesner

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780525511281

    The FBI's chief hostage negotiator recounts harrowing standoffs, including the Waco siege with David Koresh and the Branch Davidians, in a memoir that serves as a basis for the upcoming series Waco. In Stalling for Time, the FBI's chief hostage nego…

  • My Life on the Road

    My Life on the Road
    av Gloria Steinem

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780345408167

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE'S TEN FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Harper's Bazaar - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Publishers Weekly Gloria Steinem--writer, activist, organizer, and inspir…

  • Quichotte

    Quichotte

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780593133002

    In a tour-de-force that is both an homage to an immortal work of literature and a modern masterpiece about the quest for love and family, Booker Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie has created a dazzling Don Quixote for…

  • How Fascism Works

    How Fascism Works
    av Jason Stanley

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780525511854

    "A vital read for a nation under Trump."­--The Guardian "No single book is as relevant to the present moment."--Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen "One of the defining books of the decade."--Elizabeth Hinton, author of From the War on Poverty…

  • Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned

    Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned
    av Lena Dunham

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812985177

    For readers of Nora Ephron, Tina Fey, and David Sedaris, this hilarious, wise, and fiercely candid collection of personal essays establishes Lena Dunham the acclaimed creator, producer, and star of HBO s "Girls" as one of the most original young tal…

  • The Birth of Venus

    The Birth of Venus
    av Sarah Dunant

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812968972

    Turning fifteen in Renaissance Florence, Alessandra Cecchi becomes intoxicated with the works of a young painter whom her father has brought to the city to decorate the family's Florentine palazzo, a situation that is complicated by her unwanted arr…

  • Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry

    Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812968873

    A dazzling new anthology of 180 contemporary poems, selected and introduced by America's Poet Laureate, Billy Collins. Inspired by Billy Collins's poem-a-day program with the Library of Congress, Poetry 180 is the perfect anthology for readers who a…

  • The Alienist

    The Alienist
    av Caleb Carr

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812976144

    When a madman begins stalking victims on the streets of 1896 New York, a team of investigators is forced to apply radical and untested techniques that include fingerprinting and the controversial science of psychology. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

  • Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates

    Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
    av David Cordingly

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812977226

    "This is the most authoritative and highly literate account of these pernicious people that I have ever read."--Patrick O'Brian " A] wonderfully entertaining history of pirates and piracy . . . a rip-roaring read . . . fascinating and unexpected."--…

  • Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

    Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist
    av Roger Lowenstein

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812979275

    Enhanced by a new afterword, an inside account of Warren Buffett's life and business career chronicles his childhood ambitions, Columbia Business School education, investment strategies, early investments, and affiliations with American Express, Ber…

  • Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir

    Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir
    av Marsha M. Linehan

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812984996

    Marsha Linehan tells the story of her journey from suicidal teenager to world-renowned developer of the life-saving behavioral therapy DBT, using her own struggle to develop life skills for others. "This book is a victory on both sides of the page."…

  • The Satanic Verses

    The Satanic Verses
    av Salman Rushdie

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812976717

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - " A] torrent of endlessly inventive prose, by turns comic and enraged, embracing life in all its contradictions. In this spectacular novel, verbal pyrotechnics barely outshine its psychological truths."--Newsday Winner…

  • The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

    The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812982404

    By the author of the modern classic The Black Swan, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect. The Bed of Procrustes takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors…

  • Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet

    Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet
    av Lyndal Roper

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812986051

    From "one of the best of the new Martin Luther] biographers" (The New Yorker), a portrait of the complicated founding father of the Protestant Reformation, whose intellectual assault on Catholicism transformed Christianity and changed the course of…

  • Remain Silent: A Manon Bradshaw Novel

    Remain Silent: A Manon Bradshaw Novel
    av Susie Steiner

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780525509998

    An immigrant's mysterious death sets off a chilling hunt for the truth in this gripping crime novel from the author of Missing, Presumed "Brilliantly gripping."--Lucy Foley, author of The Guest List "A police procedural with real imagination and hea…

  • Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

    Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life
    av Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780425284643

    A bold work from the author of The Black Swan that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinker…

  • Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town

    Eat the Buddha: Life and Death in a Tibetan Town
    av Barbara Demick

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812988116

    A gripping portrait of modern Tibet told through the lives of its people, from the bestselling author of Nothing to Envy. "You simply cannot understand China without reading Barbara Demick on Tibet."--Evan Osnos, author of Age of Ambition NAMED ON…

  • Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, the Black Swan, the Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile, Skin in the Game

    Incerto: Fooled by Randomness, the Black Swan, the Bed of Procrustes, Antifragile, Skin in the Game
    av Nassim Nicholas Taleb

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780593243657

  • When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management

    When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
    av Roger Lowenstein

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780375758256

    "A riveting account that reaches beyond the market landscape to say something universal about risk and triumph, about hubris and failure."--The New York Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BUSINESSWEEK In this business classic--now with…

  • The Captain Class: A New Theory of Leadership

    The Captain Class: A New Theory of Leadership
    av Sam Walker

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812987072

    A bold new theory of leadership drawn from elite captains throughout sports--named one of the best business books of the year by CNBC, The New York Times, Forbes, strategy+business, The Globe and Mail, and Sports Illustrated "The book taught me tha…

  • Night Film

    Night Film
    av Marisha Pessl

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812979787

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR - Cosmopolitan - Kirkus Reviews - BookPage A page-turning thriller for readers of Stephen King, Gillian Flynn, and Stieg Larsson, Night Film tells the haunting story of a journ…

  • The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

    The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance
    av W. Timothy Gallwey

    Häftad - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780679778318

    Master your game from the inside out With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or e…

  • Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

    Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780399588822

    When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing "a new kind of literary genre," describing her work as "a history of emotions--a history of the soul." Alexievich's distinctive documentary style, combi…

  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas
    av David Mitchell

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780375507250

    A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a young Pacific islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilization - the narrators of this novel hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in w…

  • Olive Kitteridge

    Olive Kitteridge

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812971835

    At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town of Crosby, Maine, and in the world at large, but she doesn't always recogni…

  • Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity

    Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity
    av Charles Duhigg

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812983593

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating book that explores the science of productivity, and why managing how you think is more important than what you think--with an appendix of real-world lessons to app…

  • The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight

    The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight
    av Martha Ackmann

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780375758935

    Profiles the thirteen extraordinary women, all pilots who passed the same battery of tests as the Mercury 7 astronauts, who were chosen as America's first female astronauts but who were refused the opportunity to participate, in a fascinating study…

  • The Girls

    The Girls
    av Emma Cline

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812988024

    An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong this stunning first novel is perfect for readers of Jeffrey Eugenides sThe Virgin Suicides and Jennifer Egan s A Visit from the Goon…

  • God: A Human History

    God: A Human History
    av Reza Aslan

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780553394740

    In Zealot, Reza Aslan replaced the staid, well-worn portrayal of Jesus of Nazareth with a startling new image of the man in all his contradictions. In his new book, Aslan takes on a subject even more immense: God, writ large.In layered prose and wit…

  • Good Morning, Midnight

    Good Morning, Midnight
    av Lily Brooks-Dalton

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812988192

    "A remarkable and gifted debut novel" (Colson Whitehead) about two outsiders--a lonely scientist in the Arctic and an astronaut trying to return to Earth--as they grapple with love, regret, and survival in a world transformed. THE INSPIRATION FOR TH…

  • The Heart of a Woman

    The Heart of a Woman
    av Maya Angelou

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812980325

    In The Heart of a Woman, Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to move to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers, reads her work at the Harlem Writers Guild, and begins to take part in the struggle…

  • The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper

    The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper
    av John D. MacDonald

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812984019

    From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat. He had done a big favor for her husband, then for the lady herself…

  • The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

    The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812983425

    Are you on your first or second mountain? Is life about you - or others? About success - or something deeper? The world tells us that we should pursue our self-interest: career wins, high status, nice things. These are the goals of our first mountai…

  • Black Edge

    Black Edge
    av Sheelah Kolhatkar

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812985795

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - The story of the billionaire trader Steven A. Cohen, the rise and fall of his hedge fund, SAC Capital, and the largest insider trading investigation in history--for readers of The Big Short, Den of Thieves, and Dark Money…

  • Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture

    Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture
    av David Kushner

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812972153

    Masters of Doom is the amazing true story of the Lennon and McCartney of video games: John Carmack and John Romero. Together, they ruled big business. They transformed popular culture. And they provoked a national controversy. More than anything, th…

  • Tenth of December: Stories

    Tenth of December: Stories
    av George Saunders

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780812984255

    NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST - NAMED ONE OF TIME'S TEN BEST FICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE - NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People - The New York Times Magazine -…