The Big Book - Most Recent
Oct 15, 2012
It knows when you pause a movie. It knows which actors you hate. And it knows how much you like that cheery red interface. The algorithms and customer experience that have made Netflix such a success.
Sep 27, 2012
Author Nate Silver discusses why he believes that numbers are part of the challenge in painting a clear picture of the American economy.
Sep 10, 2012
Scott Reynolds Nelson argues in his new book, "A Nation of Deadbeats," that Americans' deadbeat nature has been the cause of many of the country's economic crisis.
Aug 23, 2012
Author DW Gibson on what he learned traveling across the country talking with the unemployed for his new book, "Not Working," and one of the book's subjects, Bridgette Lacy, discusses what it's like to be jobless.
Aug 17, 2012
In his new book, novelist Jess Walter crosses the globe and four decades, digging into the American Dream and what it means to succeed -- and fail -- in love and work.
Aug 13, 2012
Author Garret Keizer on the price of privacy and whether it is less valued today than in the past.
Jul 25, 2012
Former marketing director for American Apparel, Ryan Holiday, explains how he leaked fake information and lied to reporters. And he says, what he's done is the rule, not the exception.
Jul 19, 2012
Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn's new book, "Significant Objects," is an experiment in good storytelling and a good sales pitch.
Jul 18, 2012
In his new novel, "A Hologram for the King," Dave Eggers muses on manufacturing and the global economy though the eyes of a struggling American businessman in Saudi Arabia.
Jul 17, 2012
After Whit Alexander found success co-creating the board game Cranium, he found a calling in social entrepreneurship. The story of the battery business he built in Ghana is told in a new book by his brother Max.