The Fuqua Book Exchange

April 17th, 2017


 
 
The Fuqua Book Exchange is taking place April 24th through May 12th, 2017. Share your gently-used books with the Fuqua Community. All subjects welcome. Give a book, take a book. Free!

Drop-off your gently-used books at the Ford Library circulation desk. Select from books on the “Fuqua Book Exchange” shelf in the Career Collection. Any books unclaimed after the exchange will be donated to Better World Books or Book Harvest (children’s and young adult books).

New Movies for April

April 12th, 2017

Here are the latest DVD titles in our collection:

Assassin’s Creed
Collateral Beauty
Jackie
Live by Night
Miss Sloane
A Monster Calls
Patriots Day
Planet Earth II
Sing
Solace
Why Him?
20th Century Women
Doctor Strange
Fences
Moana
Silence
A Tale of Love and Darkness
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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

WSJ: Best Business Books 2016

April 3rd, 2017

Every year, the Wall Street Journal asks writers, academics, business owners, athletes and assorted interesting people for their recommendations for the best books of the year. Here’s what the contributors said for 2016.
 
Retired basketball player and sportscaster Bill Walton is “the proud and fortunate son of a librarian.” He proposed Shoe Dog to entrepreneurs as a guide to success. “Phil Knight started Nike in 1963 with a $50 loan from his father. I don’t need to tell you how that story ended up.”
 
 
Fellow athlete Abby Wambach recommends Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. “As I have transitioned into retirement, Grit is a powerful reminder of the qualities that made me a successful soccer player would serve me just as well in the world beyond the field.”
 
 
Alan Greenspan’s biography, The Man Who Knew was selected by several readers, including Elliott Management Corp founder and CEO Paul Singer, who noted, “As important as it is to know which qualities to look for in the next Fed chair, it is also important to know which qualities to avoid.”
 
 
No surprise that several people chose Hillbilly Elegy, including Roger Altman, founder/chairman of Evercore as well as U.S. Senator Rob Portman of Ohio, who called J.D. Vance’s memoir, “the story of overcoming a tumultuous family life in southern Ohio and Kentucky. This isn’t just Mr. Vance’s story. It’s the story of many other people across rural America who have lost hope.”
 
 
Fuqua faculty member’s Dan Ariely’s newest best-seller, Payoff is recommended by James Altucher, author of 17 business books. “Dan Ariely makes the strong case that the best way to motivate people, including ourselves, is not through persuasive tactics, however subtle, but by providing the groundwork for meaning in people’s lives. James Altucher also endorses Tools of Titans, “interviews from hundreds of peak performers – from athletes and artists to generals and entrepreneurs and shares the ‘tactics, routines, and habits’ that made them titans.”

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Love Your Library: Fine Waive Event

March 31st, 2017

Library fines got you down? To celebrate National Library Week from April 9th – 15th, Ford Library will waive one overdue library fine when you like or follow us on any of our social media accounts:

1. Follow @fordlibrary on Instagram, or post a photo tagging the Ford Library location, @fordlibrary or using the #fordlibrary hashtag, OR

2. Follow @fordlibraryweb on Twitter, OR

3. Like or follow us on our Facebook page or post your own content to our wall (photo, feedback, kudos)

Rules:
1. All Duke University students are eligible to participate.
2. One fine waived per social media account followed, liked, or posted on.
3. Waives apply to overdue fines incurred in the last 6 months (October 2016 – April 15th, 2017) only.
5. Waives will not apply to items that have not yet been returned, for fines that were incurred at other Duke University Libraries, or for recall fines (where another patron was waiting for the overdue item). This promotion is in addition to our existing one-time waive policy.

Questions? Email: ford-library-circulation@fuqua.duke.edu

Book Review: The 100-Year Life

March 20th, 2017

book cover imageGratton, Lynda and Andrew Scott. The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity. Bloomsbury Information, 2016.

Fuqua students in their 20’s have a 50% chance of celebrating their 100th birthday. Their grandparents in their 60’s have a 50-50 chance of living another quarter century. Millions of people are looking forward to a long life and those who exercise regularly, do not smoke and control their weight are expected to remain healthy and fit deep into old age.

A long and healthy life has long been regarded as one of the greatest gifts, yet foresight and planning are needed to guarantee that the decades late in life will be happy. Structuring and using those extra years effectively is the subject new book, The 100-Year Life, by two professors at the London Business School, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott.

The book begins with the obvious question: How will this gift of time be financed? Obvious answer: The increase in life expectancy will be funded by working longer or saving more. “Making the most of the gift of a long life requires everyone to face up to the truth of working into your 70s or even 80s. Simple as that.” To some that may sound depressing, but the nature of work will change profoundly to include more innovation, decision making and social engagement.

Gratton and Scott explain that currently, there are three stages in adult life: Education – Career – Retirement. When working life extends to 6 or 7 decades, transitioning between careers will become normal. In some decades, workers will choose maximize finances while in others, they will focus on creating a work-life balance. Workers will routinely take breaks to become re-educated for new careers.

In every age, there are winners and losers. As the 100 year life becomes commonplace globally, there are ways to ensure a successful life. Remain flexible. Continue to learn. Take action. Defer gratification. Authors Gratton and Scott present the financial and social strategies that lead to a long life that is creative and fun. This book is recommended.

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

March 16th, 2017

Here are the latest additions to our DVD collection:

Allied
Arrival
Author: the JT LeRoy story
Christine
Desierto
The Edge of Seventeen
Hacksaw Ridge
Life, Animated
Loving
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight
Nocturnal Animals
Queen of Katwe
The Take
Trolls

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

Recommended Spring Break Reading

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.
All rights reserved.

New Movies for February

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
Inferno
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
Keeping Up with the Joneses
The Light Between Oceans
The Whole Truth
Masterminds
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

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

Nudge

Smarter Faster Better

The Intelligent Investor

Friend and Foe

Mindset

The Power of Habit

 

© Meg Trauner & Ford Library – Fuqua School of Business.
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Book Review: Hillbilly Elegy

January 30th, 2017

book cover imageVance, J.D. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. Harper, 2016.

When I came to interview at Duke 35 years ago, a finance faculty member told me she pinched herself every morning while driving to work on 15-501. But it was not by luck that she landed a tenure track position at an elite university. She was a product of upper class culture. She inherited attitudes and habits about work, education and relationships that put her on the road to success.

As J.D. Vance explains in his childhood memoir, Hillbilly Elegy, the upper class and working class are different and the customs and values of each group determine their children’s chances for a prosperous future or a grim one. Vance was born to a dysfunctional family originally from the hills of Eastern Kentucky who moved to the Rust Belt, taking their chaotic and violent culture with them.

Vance begins his story by describing the lives of his forebears. In the 1940’s after his maternal grandparents move to Ohio, their lives improve financially, yet their marriage is a war zone. A generation later, Vance’s mother is a teenager with two children, already divorced. Vance is raised in a turbulent environment with a new stepfather and new stepsiblings every year. They move from home to home. His mother becomes a drug addict. In high school Vance moves to his grandmother’s peaceful house, and his life begins to turn around. After a stint in the Marines and a degree from Ohio State, he attends Law School at Yale and discovers how the other half lives.

Vance calls himself a cultural emigrant and he is acutely aware of the differences between social classes. On one hand is a self-reliant, hardworking and optimistic culture that invests in education and the future. The other is a consumer-oriented and cynical culture that blames social problems on the government. Vance’s grandmother and later the Marines teach him to expect more from himself. His years at Yale expose him to opportunities and to mentors. To Vance, these advantages separate the successful from the unsuccessful. This best seller is recommended.

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

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