Archive for February, 2017

Recommended Spring Break Reading

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Editors, writers and guests at the Financial Times give their opinions about what to read now: It’s a long list. These 5 are my top picks to read over spring break.
book cover imageThe 100 Year Life by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott
A Duke student has a 50% chance of living to 100 years old. In the future, the familiar education/career/retirement stages of adult life will be transformed into a flexible, multi-stage life with implications for careers, personal finance and relationships.
book cover imageOnly Humans Need Apply by Thomas Davenport and Julia Kirby
In the U.S. employment of highly skilled workers, such as managers, engineers, analysts, doctors and lawyers peaked in 2000 and has been falling due to advances in artificial intelligence. But opportunities abound for those who learn how to work collaboratively with intelligent machines.
Makers and Takers by Rana Foroohar
Finance dominates the U.S. economy, representing 25% of corporate profits, but only 4% of all jobs. Wall Street’s financial thinking has invaded other sectors, depressing innovation and job creation in companies, controlling natural resources, and increasing social inequality.

Also available as an eBook on OverDrive and as an audiobook on OverDrive.
Dear Chairman by Jeff Gramm
Backstories of corporate conflicts between management teams and shareholders, including power struggles involving American Express and Warren Buffett in 1964; General Motors and Ross Perot in 1985; BKF Capital and Carlo Cannell in 2005; and many other stories of shareholder activism.

Also available as an eBook on OverDrive, as an audiobook on OverDrive, and as an audiobook on CD.

The Originals by Adam Grant
“The hallmark of originality is rejecting the default and exploring whether a better option exists.” In entertainment, business and politics, innovators make breakthroughs by recognizing original ideas, managing risks and removing barriers that hinder implementation.

Also available as an eBook on OverDrive, as an audiobook on OverDrive, as an audiobook on CD, and on Business Best Seller Kindles at Ford Library.

© Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business.
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New Movies for February

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Here are the newest additions to our DVD collection:

The Accountant
American Beast
The Birth of a Nation
Deepwater Horizon
The Girl on the Train
The Handmaiden
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Keeping Up with the Joneses
The Light Between Oceans
The Whole Truth
Train to Busan
Middle School : The Worst Years of my Life

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

Valentine’s Day Audiobooks

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day to you. From our hearts to yours, our gift is 10 classic audiobooks that you can download to your own device.

Here is a list of Duke students’ most loved audiobooks:

The Tipping Point

Lean In

The Big Short

Good to Great


Smarter Faster Better

The Intelligent Investor

Friend and Foe


The Power of Habit


© Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business.
All rights reserved.