Archive for January, 2015

New Movies for January

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Here are our newest DVD titles:

The Equalizer
The Good Lie
The Houses October Built
The Longest Week
Reach Me
Elsa & Fred
Dolphin Tale 2
Get On Up
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Guest
Kelly & Cal
Last Weekend
Magic in the Moonlight
The Maze Runner
No Good Deed
The Skeleton Twins
This is Where I Leave You









You may browse the entire DVD collection via the library catalog.

Featured Books: How to Decide

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

decisive book coverHeath, Chip. Decisive : how to make better choices in life and work. Crown Business, 2013.

Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the new book, Decisive, have long been associated with Fuqua.  Dan lives in Raleigh and is currently a fellow at CASE, the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship.  Chip was once a faculty member at Fuqua, in the management area, before he defected in 2000 to become a professor of organizational behavior at Stanford.

Chip and Dan are also the authors of two best selling books, Made to Stick (2007) –  a guide to creating ideas that thrive — and Switch (2010) – a guide to implementing transformative change.  These thought-provoking books present academic research illustrated with anecdotes from corporate and everyday life. The authors break down complicated ideas into simple parts and show how to apply them to real world situations, both at work and at home.  Sprinkled with humor throughout, these books present strategies and practical tools.  Their new book, Decisive, follows the same formula and is already on its way to becoming their third best seller.

At Fuqua, Decisive won the vote among Fuqua staff as the featured text for the Ford Library discussion group, which gathered last week to share ideas about the book.  Participants considered the decisions that they were making in real time and how they were applying the principles that they learned in Decisive, including widening their options and testing their assumptions.  Concepts considered especially valuable were “opportunity cost” and the  10/10/10 principle developed by business journalist Suzy Welch – what impact will a particular decision have 10 minutes from now, 10 months from now and 10 years from now.

Fuqua staff members who would like to be included in future emailings for the next book discussion should contact me at

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Library Maintenance Alert

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

extreme construction image

Please pardon our noise between Wednesday and Friday, January 14-16. While things aren’t as bad as in the photo, a plumbing mishap in the spaces above the Library requires the services of sheetrock work and an industrial dehumidifier.

We are also replacing some defective lighting in the main reading room ceiling that calls for the use of a large, mobile scaffold which does make noise while operating.

We sincerely apologize for these disruptions to the Library environment; and hope to welcome everyone back for the Spring Term to a dry and well-lit Ford Library.

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