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Magnus Lind - Finance Unleashed (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm

Fast moving, to the point, and rooted in first-hand executive experiences, this book is for people of vision and action, and for creating the conditions required for growth, innovation, and increased competitive advantage.

Finance Unleashed is based on a series of interactive interviews with a diverse group of global influencers and executives, all of which will challenge readers to think laterally and find inspiration in the new role of finance. Cases and interviewees represent organizations such as UPS and DHL,  and the London School of Economics, and approaches such as Lean Six Sigma, innovation, customer-centricity, the financial supply chain, and behavioral procurement. The authors’ goal is to serve as a catalyst for leaders who are positioned to make meaningful changes today.

The book includes a practical model to help executive teams redesign and refocus finance to drive business leadership - with an emphasis on the CFO. The model has three primary components:

  • 1) Customer-Centricity - Listen and Map
  • 2) Process - Structure and Technology; and
  • 3) Innovation - Create and Measure

These are presented as phases that each executive team will need to consider based on the goals and maturity level of their organization.

For the CFO and ambitious finance executives, Finance Unleashed presents a path forward towards success and career advancement. For the CEO and the board, it presents an expanded vision for what financial organizations are capable of.

Magnus Lind has moderated peer groups for senior finance executives from large corporations across the globe for over a decade, focusing on the transformation of finance in nonfinancial corporations from a ‘command and control’ function to a business leading role. The financial crisis was one driver for this change, together with new technology (including fintech), Industry 4.0, and new, alternative financial models. The challenge was finding a way to unleash finance to achieve its true potential and leverage it for innovation. In 2014, Magnus began to explore the ongoing paradigm shift in finance in a broader context, looking to understand how it fits into Industry 4.0. The reason for writing this book was just that -- to explore what financial disruptions mean for CEOs, CFOs, and the boards of nonfinancial companies.

 

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$49.99
ISBN: 9783319663692
Availability: Backordered
Published: Palgrave MacMillan - November 26th, 2017

Fast moving, to the point, and rooted in first-hand executive experiences, this book is for people of vision and action, and for creating the conditions required for growth, innovation, and increased competitive advantage.


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Zak Dychtwald - Young China (San Francisco Store)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:00pm

A close up look at the Chinese generation born after 1990 exploring through personal encounters how young Chinese feel about everything from money and sex, to their government, the West, and China's shifting role in the world--not to mention their love affair with food, karaoke, and travel. Set primarily in the Eastern 2nd tier city of Suzhou and the budding Western metropolis of Chengdu, the book charts the touchstone issues this young generation faces. From single-child pressure, to test taking madness and the frenzy to buy an apartment as a prerequisite to marriage, from one-night-stands to an evolving understanding of family, Young China offers a fascinating portrait of the generation who will define what it means to be Chinese in the modern era.

Zak Dychtwald was twenty when he first landed in China. He spent years deeply immersed in the culture, learning the language and hanging out with his peers, in apartment shares and hostels, on long train rides and over endless restaurant meals.

Zak Dychtwald moved to China after graduating from Columbia University and has since become fluent in Mandarin while developing an understanding of the inner workings of modern Chinese culture. He grew up in the Bay Area and lives in New York City.

 

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$25.99
ISBN: 9781250078810
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 13th, 2018

The 24-year old author, who is fluent in Chinese, examines the future of China through the lens of the Jiu Ling Hou--the generation born after 1990.


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Stephanie Wittels Wachs - Everything is Horrible and Wonderful (San Francisco Store)

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 6:00pm

One phone call. That's all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs' life forever..

Her younger brother Harris, a star in the comedy world known for his work on shows like Parks and Recreation, had died of a heroin overdose. How do you make sense of such a tragic end to a life of so much hilarious brilliance?

In beautiful, unsentimental, and surprisingly funny prose, Stephanie Wittels Wachs alternates between her brother's struggle with addiction, which she learned about three days before her wedding, and the first year after his death, in all its emotional devastation. This compelling portrait of a comedic genius and a profound exploration of the love between siblings is A Year of Magical Thinking for a new generation of readers.

A heartbreaking but hopeful memoir of addiction, grief, and family, Everything is Horrible and Wonderful will make you laugh, cry, and wonder if that possum on the fence is really your brother's spirit animal.

Stephanie Wittels Wachs is an actor, singer, and voice-over artist. She is the executive director of Rec Room HTX in Houston, Texas, and cohost of the weekly podcast "Hands Off Parents."

 

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$25.99
ISBN: 9781492664109
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Sourcebooks - March 6th, 2018

The space between life and death is a moment.
But it will remain alive in me for hundreds of thousands of future moments.

One phone call. That's all it took to change Stephanie Wittels Wachs' life forever..


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Ed Wong - Growing Up in San Francisco's Chinatown (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 1:30pm

Chinese American baby boomers who grew up within the twenty-nine square blocks of San Francisco's Chinatown lived in two worlds. Elders implored the younger generation to retain ties with old China even as the youth felt the pull of a future sheathed in red, white and blue. The family-owned shops, favorite siu-yeh (snack) joints and the gai-chongs where mothers labored as low-wage seamstresses contrasted with the allure of Disney, new cars and football. It was a childhood immersed in two vibrant cultures and languages, shaped by both. In Growing Up in San Francisco's Chinatown, author Ed Wong brings to life Chinatown's heart and soul from its golden age.

 

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$21.99
ISBN: 9781467139359
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Published: History Press - February 5th, 2018

Chinese American baby boomers who grew up within the twenty-nine square blocks of San Francisco's Chinatown lived in two worlds. Elders implored the younger generation to retain ties with old China even as the youth felt the pull of a future sheathed in red, white and blue.


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Steven & Chutisa Bowman - Prosperity Consciousness (San Francisco Store)

Monday, March 5, 2018 - 6:00pm

Are you aware that you attract money, wealth, people, events, and circumstances to your life, not by what you do or have, but by who you are? You can know everything about investment schemes, financial strategies, real estate investment, and the top secrets of high finance.

But if your awareness, or consciousness, concerning money is based on the scarcity paradigm, then you will never have the sense that you have enough money. Unless your prosperity consciousness expands, your relationship with money will remain unchanged, trapping you at the same degree of limitation and financial mess. When you receive more money, your financial confusion will simply grow in proportion to the amount you obtain. Stop falling for "get rich quick" and anti-conscious money-making schemes, and focus instead on the Bowmans' unique Access Consciousness philosophy of living. The philosophy in Prosperity Consciousness may help you change your viewpoint of money, prosperity, and abundance and provides you with tools, inspiration, and transformational processes you can use on your path to financial success. Ease the expansion of your prosperity consciousness, and set in motion a whole new way of being and living with awareness. Let go of your limitations and create a more abundant, prosperous and joyful life The good news is that you can choose to cultivate and expand your consciousness to create success and abundance. This is what we call prosperity consciousness.

Authors of Conscious Leadership and Leading from the Edge of Possibility: No More Business As Usual, Steven and Chutisa Bowman are internationally renowned advisors on strategy, risk, leadership, governance and creating a culture of strategic awareness at Board and senior executive levels. Chutisa has extensively studied consciousness, creativity and business and has held senior corporate positions in large public companies. Steven has held numerous CEO and Board positions in the finance and private sector, and is a renowned public speaker and global advisor to Boards and CEOs.

 

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$35.00
ISBN: 9781939261885
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Published: Access Consciousness Publishing Company - August 11th, 2014

Are you aware that you attract money, wealth, people, events, and circumstances to your life, not by what you do or have, but by who you are? You can know everything about investment schemes, financial strategies, real estate investment, and the top secrets of high finance.


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Achy Obejas & Adam Smyer - An Evening in Conversation (San Francisco Store)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 6:00pm

The Tower of the Antilles is the latest incredible short story collection from author Achy Obejas.

In "Superman," several possible story lines emerge about a 1950s Havana sex-show superstar who disappeared as soon as the revolution triumphed. "North/South" portrays a migrant family trying to cope with separation, lives on different hemispheres, and the eventual disintegration of blood ties. "The Cola of Oblivion" follows the path of a young woman who returns to Cuba, and who inadvertently uncorks a history of accommodation and betrayal among the family members who stayed behind during the revolution. In the title story, "The Tower of the Antilles," an interrogation reveals a series of fantasies about escape and a history of futility.

With language that is both generous and sensual, Obejas writes about existences beset by events beyond individual control, and poignantly captures how history and fate intrude on even the most ordinary of lives.

Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins, Days of Awe, and three other books of fiction. She edited and translated (into English) the anthology Havana Noir, and has since translated Junot Diaz, Rita Indiana, Wendy Guerra, and many others. In 2014, she was awarded a USA Ford Fellowship for her writing and translation.

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In Knucklehead we meet Marcus Hayes, a black law student who struggles, sometimes unsuccessfully, with the impulse to confront everyday bad behavior with swift and antisocial action. The cause of this impulse is unknown to him.

When Marcus unexpectedly becomes involved with the brilliant and kind Amalia Stewart, her love and acceptance pacify his demons. But when his demons return, he is no longer inclined to contain them.

Adam Smyer is an attorney, martial artist, and mediocre bass player. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two cats. Knucklehead is his debut novel.

 

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$19.95
ISBN: 9781617755392
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Published: Akashic Books - July 4th, 2017

Longlisted for the 2018 PEN Open Book Award

Longlisted for The Story Prize

Included in The Rumpus's "What to Read When You've Made it More Than Halfway Through 2017"

Selected as one of Rigoberto Gonzalez's Favorite Books of 2017/Critics Pick, LA Times Jacket Copy


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$15.95
ISBN: 9781617755873
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Published: Akashic Books - February 13th, 2018

"This book is bold in how it treats the reader as an insider to the reality of American blackness. It can be, in turns, lyrically poignant, cynical, hilarious, and infuriating."
--Foreword Reviews, Starred Review


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Donna Loren - Pop Sixties! (Ferry Building Store)

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 6:00pm

Pop Sixties: Dick Clark, Beach Party, and Photographs from the Donna Loren Archive is the photographic retrospective of a 1960s "It Girl." Featuring narrative by Loren herself and the help of longtime Los Angeles archivist Domenic Priore, Donna Loren looks at her work on television's Shindig and Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars tour (including images of The Supremes, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more), plus behind-the-scenes on the sets of Batman, The Monkees, and all the American International beach movies. At a time when The Beach Boys and Beach Blanket Bingo were on top, Donna Loren was the iconic California Girl.

Donna Loren started singing professionally on the Mickey Mouse Club and became the Dr. Pepper Girl which lead to her primary role in Beach Blanket Bingo, where she sings her signature song, "It Only Hurts When I Cry." Donna retired in 1968 when she married Lenny Waronker whom she met at Warner Bros. Records while being an artist for Reprise. They had three children; Joey, Anna and Katie. Donna is currently revitalizing life in a new marriage to her prom date, Jered Cargman. She lives in Los Angeles.

Domenic Priore is the author of Riot on Sunset Strip: Rock 'n' Roll's Last Stand in Hollywood, Pacific Ocean Park: The Rise and Fall of Los Angeles' Space Age Nautical Pleasure Pier (with Christopher Merritt), Beatsville (with Martin McIntosh), Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film and Fashion From the Bohemian Surf Boom (with Brian Chidester) and Smile: The Story of Brian Wilson's Lost Masterpiece. He wrote the booklet notes for The Beach Boys: Smile Sessions box set (Capitol) as well as the DVD booklet for The Decline of Western Civilization Collection (Shout! Factory). Priore was the primary writer for the two-part AMC documentary series Hollywood Rocks The Movies, hosted by Ringo Starr and David Bowie. He lives in Los Angeles.

 

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$34.95
ISBN: 9781942600398
Availability: Backordered
Published: Rare Bird Books - July 25th, 2017

Pop Sixties: Dick Clark, Beach Party, and Photographs from the Donna Loren Archive is the photographic retrospective of a 1960s "It Girl." Featuring narrative by Loren herself and the help of longtime Los Angeles archivist Domenic Priore, Donna Loren looks at her work on television's Shindig and Dick Clark's Caravan of Stars tour (including images of The Supremes, Jame


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Chris Hughes - Fair Shot (San Francisco Store)

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

In Fair Shot, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues that the best way to fight income inequality is with a radically simple idea: a guaranteed income for working people, paid for by the one percent.

The first half of Chris Hughes's life played like a movie reel right out of the "American Dream." He grew up in a small town in North Carolina. His parents were people of modest means, but he was accepted into an elite boarding school and then Harvard, both on scholarship. There, he met Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz and became one of the co-founders of Facebook.

In telling his story, Hughes demonstrates the powerful role fortune and luck play in today's economy. Through the rocket ship rise of Facebook, Hughes came to understand how a select few can become ultra-wealthy nearly overnight. He believes the same forces that made Facebook possible have made it harder for everyone else in America to make ends meet.

To help people who are struggling, Hughes proposes a simple, bold solution: a guaranteed income for working people, including unpaid caregivers and students, paid for by the one percent. The way Hughes sees it, a guaranteed income is the most powerful tool we have to combat poverty and stabilize America's middle class. Money--cold hard cash with no strings attached--gives people freedom, dignity, and the ability to climb the economic ladder. A guaranteed income for working people is the big idea that's missing in the national conversation.

This book, grounded in Hughes's personal experience, will start a frank conversation about how we earn in modern America, how we can combat income inequality, and ultimately, how we can give everyone a fair shot.

Chris Hughes is the co-founder of the Economic Security Project, a network of policymakers, academics, and technologists working to end poverty and rebuild the middle class through a guaranteed income. He co-founded Facebook as a student at Harvard and later led Barack Obama's digital organizing campaign for President. Hughes was the owner and publisher of The New Republic magazine from 2012 to 2016. He lives in New York's Greenwich Village with his family.

 

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$19.99
ISBN: 9781250196590
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 20th, 2018

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues that the best way to fight income inequality is with a radically simple idea: a guaranteed income for working people, paid for by the one percent.


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Christopher DeLorenzo - Kitchen Inheritance (San Francisco Store)

Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00pm

Kitchen Inheritance: Memories and Recipes from My Family of Cooks is a collection of narratives and recipes that tells a non-traditional coming of age story. Part food memoir, part family recipe book, this is the story of Christopher DeLorenzo's journey, which ultimately leads him to see himself as part of a large and growing family.

 

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$20.00
ISBN: 9781387429738
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Published: Lulu.com - January 8th, 2018

This collection of narratives and recipes tells a non-traditional coming of age story. Part food memoir, part family recipe book, this is the story of a man on a journey, which ultimately leads him to see himself as part of a large and growing family.


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Left Coast Writers®: Chris Cornell - Abandoned Places (San Francisco Store)

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 6:00pm

Left Coast Writers® Launch Event

In Abandoned Places, twenty-one writers embark on a tour of the lonely, the rejected and the uninhabited. This anthology of short genre fiction co-edited by Chris Cornell features stories of science fiction, fantasy and horror by rising new authors and classic tales by Ray Bradbury, Dashiell Hammett, Edgar Allen Poe and M. R. James.

 

 

 

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$16.99
ISBN: 9781948182003
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Shohola Group LLC - March 9th, 2018

Twenty-one writers embark on a tour of the lonely, the rejected and the uninhabited. Featuring stories of science fiction, fantasy and horror by rising new authors and classic tales by Ray Bradbury, Dashiell Hammett, Edgar Allen Poe and M. R. James.


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