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How innovation works

and why it flourishes in freedom
2020
"Argues that we need to see innovation as an incremental, bottom-up, fortuitous process that happens as a direct result of the human habit of exchange, rather than an orderly, top-down process developing according to a plan. Innovation is crucially different from invention, because it is the turning of inventions into things of practical and affordable use to people. It speeds up in some sectors and slows down in others. It is always a collective, collaborative phenomenon, involving trial and error, not a matter of lonely genius. It happens mainly in just a few parts of the world at any one time. It still cannot be modeled properly by economists, but it can easily be discouraged by politicians. Far from there being too much innovation, we may be on the brink of an innovation famine. Ridley derives these and other lessons from the lively stories of scores of innovations, how they started and why they succeeded or failed"--Provided by publisher.

Painting for peace in Ferguson

2015
"[Tells] the story of a community coming together, hundreds of artists and volunteers...to bring hope and healing to their community using the simplest of all tools--a paintbrush"--Back cover.

The diversity delusion

how race and gender pandering corrupt the university and undermine our culture
2018
"An account of the attack on the humanities, the rise of intolerance, and the erosion of serious learning"--Amazon.

Ike and McCarthy

Dwight Eisenhower's secret campaign against Joseph McCarthy
2017
"Describes how President Eisenhower used surrogates to orchestrate a secret campaign against the powerful Republican Senator Joseph McCarthy best known for his anti-Communist witch hunt, that ultimately resulted in McCarthy being censured and discredited"--NoveList.

Margarita Wednesdays

making a new life by the Mexican sea
Deborah Rodriguez discusses her life and adventures in a Mexican seaside town as she tries to reinvent herself after leaving Afghanistan.

One hundred and four horses

a memoir of farm and family, Africa and exile
Pat and Mandy Rezlaff's life as farmers and ranchers in Zimbabwe was thrown into turmoil in 2001 when armed members of President Robert Mugabe's War Veterans' Association confiscated their farm and forced them to flee, but as they fled with other families across the country they vowed to do something to save the dozens of horses that were also homeless.

Pygmalion

a romance in five acts : definitive text
2008
Contains George Bernard Shaw's play in which Henry Higgins attempts to turn Eliza Doolittle, a poor, young beggar, into a lady of society by teaching her proper language skills and manners; and includes a critical introduction, a biography of the author, discussions of dates and sources, and other reference information.

Gaming's greatest moments

2021
"Dive into the . . . comebacks, the . . . strategies, and the most-viewed streams that make up the biggest moments in gaming. Learn about the athletes, teams, and moments that thrill fans around the world"--Provided by publisher.

Social courage

coping and thriving with the reality of social anxiety
2018
"Everyone gets nervous in some social situations. Without a little anxiety, we wouldn't be normal! Be too much can be crippling, exhausting, and overwhelming. While some experts claim that social anxiety can be cured, Dr. Eric Goodman, a clinical psychologist, author, and speaker who specializes in helping people face their social fears and anxiety disorders, disagrees. The truth is, your social anxiety is never going to disappear. It's not a disease, and it cannot be cured. But this doesn't mean that you can't move forward, and go on to live a large, happy, open and sociable life. You just need to learn how to survive and thrive with your anxiety..."--Publisher's description.

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