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Liberal arts job market looks bleak

Jan 8, 2010
Katharine Brooks, director of the University of Texas Austin's Liberal Arts Centers, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's behind the drop in teaching positions for historians and liberal arts professors.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

How HealthSouth started a fraud

Jan 6, 2010
Steve Chiotakis talks with HealthSouth co-founder Aaron Beam about his new book, "HealthSouth: The Wagon To Disaster," which chronicles the $2.8 billion fraud of HealthSouth co-founder Richard Scrushy.
Posted In: Books, Crime

Making a project to find happiness

Jan 1, 2010
Does money make people happy? Gretchen Rubin has been studying the subject and has written a book called "The Happiness Project." She talks with Bill Radke.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

How to collaborate and not go crazy

Dec 30, 2009
If you've been in the work force for any amount of time, you have been asked to collaborate. But what if you just want to do things your way? Bill Radke talks with choreographer Twyla Tharp, who wrote a book on collaboration.
Posted In: Books

How to pick a great wine from the seller

Dec 23, 2009
Want some nice wine to go with your holiday dinner? Wine can get expensive, even though it doesn't have to. Author Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl has some suggestions for the casual wine consumer in her new book, "Drink This." She gives Kai Ryssdal a taste.
Posted In: Books, Food

The best business books of 2009

Dec 18, 2009
Marketplace commentators name their favorite finance and business books from the past year. Plus, see Kai Ryssdal's list of top books and his interviews with their authors.
Posted In: Books

Business lessons from history

Dec 8, 2009
Harvard Business School historian Nancy Koehn talks with Kai Ryssdal about the book she edited, "The Story of American Business: From the Pages of the New York Times," and what might be learned from our current economic climate.
Posted In: Books

Too much technology too fast

Dec 3, 2009
Douglas Coupland's first novel, "Generation X," got him credit for naming a whole generation. His new novel, "Generation A," comes full circle, taking readers through a world where interpersonal communication is a dying art. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books

Are marketers reaching out to women?

Nov 24, 2009
Women are in charge of 80 percent of consumer spending. What are marketers doing to appeal to them? Stacey Vanek-Smith talks to women's marketing expert Mary Lou Quinlan, who says women can't be trusted when it comes to why they buy products.
Posted In: Books, Retail

Drucker's principles still relevant today

Nov 16, 2009
It's likely the company you work for has adopted some of the principles advocated by teacher Peter Drucker. Harvard professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter talks with Kai Ryssdal about the management guru's most important contributions.
Posted In: Books



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