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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.
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Stats to watch out for in soccer

Nov 5, 2009
A lot of people who follow sports follow the statistics that go along with them. But not all statistics are created equal. Kai Ryssdal talks to author Simon Kuper, whose book explores the stats of soccer.
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Behind the scenes of the financial crisis

Nov 3, 2009
There are still many questions about the government's response to the collapse of the financial system. Kai Ryssdal talks to The New York Times' Andrew Ross Sorkin, who examines those questions in his new book, "Too Big to Fail."
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Publishing according to Klosterman

Oct 26, 2009
In his new book, "Eating The Dinosaur," author Chuck Klosterman covers everything from America's relationship with Abba to why laugh tracks are offensive. He talks to Kai Ryssdal about the art and business of publishing.
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Internet crooks beat at their own game

Oct 26, 2009
Diana Grove, author of "Dot.Conned," talks with Stacey Vanek-Smith about how she decided to fight back against Internet con artists.
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Is this crisis really different? No

Oct 19, 2009
Why didn't more people see the current financial crisis coming? It's not the first financial meltdown the world has seen. Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff has a new book with Carmen Reinhart that addresses that question. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books, Economy, Investing

Lessons from 'The Tao of Wu'

Oct 16, 2009
Hip-hop artist The RZA of Wu-Tang Clan talks with Kai Ryssdal about balancing hip-hop and the message of money, and his thoughts on the economy. It's part of our series, "Taking Stock." We also offer an excerpt from his book, "The Tao of Wu."
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A look beneath the WASPish veneer

Oct 15, 2009
Tad Friend, who wrote a New Yorker column about how his WASP parents lived without the money and prestige they'd once known, has written a book on the history of his family. It's called "Cheerful Money." He discusses it with Kai Ryssdal.
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Depression diary has recession lessons

Oct 13, 2009
A diary written during the Great Depression by a young lawyer named Benjamin Roth is now a book edited by his son, Daniel Roth, and James Ledbetter. The editors talk with Kai Ryssdal about what the diary means for today.
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Los Angeles' art has imitated its life

Oct 8, 2009
John Buntin, who writes about the 20th-century relationship between organized crime and the Los Angeles Police Department in "L.A. Noir," takes Kai Ryssdal on a tour of the city's downtown and points out things that haven't changed much.
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