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The Goal

One of our most controversial shows yet! The Goal is a gripping, fast-paced business novel about overcoming the barriers to making money. You will learn the fundamentals of identifying and solving the problems created by constraints, among other things.

The Upside of Irrationality

Irrational behavior is a part of human nature, but as MIT professor Ariely has discovered in 20 years of researching behavioral economics, people tend to behave irrationally in a predictable fashion. Drawing on psychology and economics, behavioral economics can show us why cautious people make poor decisions.

Predictably Irrational

We loved this one! Ariely argues that greater understanding of misunderstood forces (emotions, relativity and social norms) that influence our economic behavior brings a variety of opportunities for reexamining individual motivation, as well as economic and educational policy.

Enchantment

Apple’s former chief evangelist leads businessfolk down the path to enchantment. The author, a modern-day Dale Carnegie, offers explanations on how to wield the most influence in the digital age.

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We’ve Won Awards!

We are so excited to let you know that Cocktail Party Statement has recently been honored with awards! Gold Hermes In May, 2011 it was announced that we won a Gold Hermes (pronounced air-mezzzz) award out of over 4400 entries! Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work of marketing and communication professionals. Gold Communicator In June, […]

The Social Animal

David Brooks has written an absolutely fascinating book about how we form our emotions and character. In The Social Animal, he makes the recent revolution in neuroscience understandable, and he applies it to those things we have the most trouble knowing how to teach.

Hot, Flat & Crowded

Thomas L. Friedman’s phenomenal number-one bestseller The World Is Flat has helped millions of readers to see the world in a new way. In his new book, Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: the economy and the environment.

The Big Short

Michael Lewis has written from the perspective of a financial insider for more than 20 years. His first book, Liar’s Poker, was a warts-and-all account of Wall Street culture in the 1980s, when Lewis worked at the investment bank Salomon Brothers.

China’s Megatrends

Naisbitt collaborates with his wife and turns his focus to our competitor to the east. Why has China succeeded while many democratically governed states have failed to make economic progress?

Blink

Blink is about the first two seconds of looking–the decisive glance that knows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating research into splendid storytelling.

22 Immutable Laws of Branding

Many claim that the 22 Immutable Laws of Branding is the definitive text on branding, pairing anecdotes about some of the best brands with the signature savvy of marketing gurus Al and “media darling” Laura Ries.