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What Really Gives Us Power and Influence? It's Not What We're Led to Believe

The following is an excerpt from the new book The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence by Dacher Keltner (Penguin Press, 2016): 

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Insightful Interview with Legendary Vincent Harding Who Wrote MLK's Famous Beyond Vietnam Speech

The following is an excerpt from the new book Becoming Wise by Krista Tippett (Penguin Press, 2016):

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Why Are There So Few Female Plutocrats?

There are now more women than men in the workforce, except when it comes to the richest of the rich, where men still dominate while their well-educated wives happily redecorate their homes. An excerpt from Chrystia Freeland’s new book, Plutocrats, on the strange absence of female billionaires:

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How the Memory of a Prison Massacre Helped Ignite the Libyan Revolution

From Sandstorm by Lindsey Hilsum.  Published by arrangement with The Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. Copyright © Lindsey Hilsum, 2012.

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How the US Protected ExxonMobil From Becoming Ensnared in Brutal Indonesian Conflict

The greatest strategic challenge facing ExxonMobil Corp., the largest oil company in the world not owned by a state, is access to new oil reserves. Resource nationalism – the inclination of many Middle Eastern and other post-colonial governments to control their own oil – has locked the corporation out of many oil opportunities. This has led ExxonMobil to riskier political frontiers in Africa and Asia, countries where the government is too weak or corrupt to produce its own oil. Also, in these states, oil and gas production exacerbates internal conflicts and incites guerrilla armies because controlling an oil or gas field can be a ticket to sudden wealth.

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How We Sabotage Young Girls

Excerpted from The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence by Rachel Simmons. Reprinted by arrangement with The Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc. Copyright (c) August, 2009.

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