Review of Paul Tough’s "How Children Succeed"

How character is formed has been a topic of interest for a long time, but if we are to guide children and youth towards success in adulthood we need to explore the question, are these traits teachable? In "How Children Succeed," Paul Tough determines that qualities also called non-cognitive skills – such as persistence, self-control, curiosity, conscientiousness, grit and self-confidence...

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The Good Jobs Strategy

In "The Good Jobs Strategy" Zeynep Ton explores the question of what makes a company successful. Contrary to popular belief, she argues, a company can adopt a low cost strategy that promotes investments in employees. Ton shows that treating employees as assets in which to invest can foster an environment for profit, efficiency, and better customer service.

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The Global Auction

“All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned, and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life and his relations with his kind.” -Marx, Engels The 20th century offered ordinary people the unique opportunity to dream beyond the traditional confines of family and community. These new opportunities were...

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