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Faculty Reading Recommendations

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Fuqua Daytime MBA 2016 graduate, Adam Schwebach has compiled a list of recommended readings selected by Fuqua faculty. While intended for alumni who want to continue their professional development and learning beyond their time at Fuqua, the list can also benefit current Fuqua MBA and Duke students who want to dive more deeply into content recommended by our faculty. This post highlights a selection of recommended books available in Ford Library and on Amazon. But don’t miss the link to the full list that appears at the bottom of this posting.

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Shane Dikolli (Management Accounting)

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Recommends: Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending by Elizabeth Dunn.
Library Catalog | Amazon

“Two professors combine their fascinating and cutting-edge research in behavioral science to explain how money can buy happiness–if you follow five core principles of smart spending.”
Summary from Library Catalog.

 

wade-benzoni-originalsKimberly Wade-Benzoni (Negotiations and Power and Politics)

Recommends: Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant.
Library Catalog | Amazon

“The New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take examines how people can champion new ideas–and how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations.” Summary from Library Catalog.

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Kevin Shang
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Recommends: The Art of War by Sun Tzu.
Library Catalog | Amazon

“Written in China more than 2,000 years ago, Sun Tzu’s classic The Art of War…examin[es] not only battlefield maneuvers, but also relevant economic, political, and psychological factors.”
Summary from Library Catalog.

 

brown-get-you-thereMark Brown (Management Communications)

Recommends: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith.
Library Catalog | Amazon

“Whether you are near the top of the ladder or still have a ways to climb, this book serves as an essential guide to help you eliminate your dysfunctions and move to where you want to go.”
Summary from Library Catalog.

 

Jim Smith (Decision Models)smith-signal-noise-

Recommends: The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t by Nate Silver.
Library CatalogAmazon

“Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation’s foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election.” Summary from Library Catalog.

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soll-decisiveJack Soll (Leadership Ethics and Organizations LEO)

Recommends: Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
Library Catalog | Amazon

“[T]he bestselling authors of Switch and Made to Stick, tackle one of the most critical topics in our work and personal lives: how to make better decisions.” Summary from Library Catalog.

 

Download the full list of recommended readings (login required):  Fuqua Alumni | Current Duke & Fuqua Students

Yvonne Dittmar also contributed to this post.

New Movies for September: Part 2

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Here are the last of the new DVDs this month:

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Blended
The Double
Draft Day
The Love Punch
Muppets Most Wanted
Ping Pong Summer
The Railway Man

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

New Movies for September: Part 1

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Here are the first of our new DVD titles for September:Moms Night Out DVD Cover

Belle
Night Moves
Hateship Loveship
Trust Me
Fading Gigolo
Moms’ Night Out
Only Lovers Left Alive
The Quiet Ones
They Came Together

 

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