global trends / technology & business
David M. Smick
the world is curved
Hidden Dangers to
the Global Economy
“One of Washington’s premier insiders”
(Financial Times) explains why a relatively minor problem in the U.S. subprime
mortgage market nearly wiped out the
entire global financial system.
Portfolio • 336 pp. • 978-1-59184-290-3 • $17.00
the penguin state of
the world atlas
Presents a unique visual survey of current
events and global trends, and includes
the latest statistics on communications
and information technology, international trade, globalization of work, food
and water, energy resources and consumption, literacy, gender equality, wars
and peacekeeping, and more.
Penguin • 144 pp. • 978-0-14-311452-9 • $20.00
Mark Bauerlein, editor
the digital divide
Arguments For and Against
Facebook, Google, Texting,
and the Age of Social Networking
With an Introduction by the Editor
Includes essays by Steven Johnson, Nicholas Carr, Don Tapscott, Clay Shirky,
Todd Gitlin, and more.
Tarcher • 368 pp. • 978-1-58542-886-1 • $17.95
Richard L. Brandt
the google guys
Inside the Brilliant Minds of Google
Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin
See page 17
Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com
See page 17
James B. Stewart
Perjury and its Consequences
Looking to a set of marquee-name trials,
the Pulitzer Prize-winning author reveals
the terrible cost of perjury to our justice
system and our national conscience.
Penguin Press • 352 pp. • 978-1-59420-269-8 • $27.95
and then there’s this
How Stories Live and Die
in Viral Culture
“An exceptionally smart, witty, subtle,
enlightening book about our daffy, discombobulating cultural moment. Wasik
plunges headlong into the twenty-first
century media funhouse, yet manages to
keep his moral compass in good working order.”—Kurt Andersen, author of
Penguin • 208 pp. • 978-0-14-311761-2 • $15.00
the age of the infovore
Succeeding in the Information Economy
A renowned behavioral economist shows
that our super-networked world is changing the way we think.. “Engaging, creative
and every page makes you think differently about the world.”—Financial Times.
Plume • 272 pp. • 978-0-452-29619-0 • $16.00
now you see it
How the Brain Science of Attention
Will Change Our Schools,
Workplaces, and Everything Else
“Now You See It starts where Malcolm
Gladwell leaves off, showing how digital information will change our brains.
Think Alvin Toffler meets Ray Kurzweil
on Francis Crick’s front porch.”—Daniel
Levitin, McGill University.
Viking • 978-0-670-02282-3 • 352 pp. • $27.95
Energy, Security, and the
Remaking of the Modern World
Yergin presents an overarching study of
the highly complex global energy market.
“This is one book you must read to understand the future of our economy and
our way of life.”—Walter Isaacson.
Penguin Press • 816 pp. • 978-1-59420-283-4 • $37.95
the idea factory
Bell Labs and the Great Age
of American Innovation
A sweeping history of Bell Labs that highlights its unparalleled role as an incubator
of innovation and birthplace of the century’s most influential technologies.
Penguin Press • 352 pp. • 978-1-59420-328-2 • $29.95
Available March 2012
Business & ManageMent 2011–2012