UBC Reports | Vol. 50 | No. 7 | Jul.
Books that have Booksellers Sold
Here is a look at UBC Bookstore’s five top-selling
books by UBC authors from September 2003 to May 2004
Toxic Emotions At Work: How Compassionate Managers Handle
Pain and Conflict
Peter J. Frost (Sauder School of Business)
Toxic Emotions At Work makes a compelling case for compassion
in business by exploring how organizations and their leaders
cause emotional pain, and how it affects performance. Through
workplace stories, Peter Frost illustrates specific ways to
combat toxicity, avoid burnout and achieve a healthier work
/ life balance.
The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and
Joel Bakan (Faculty of Law)
An eminent UBC law professor and legal theorist, Joel Bakan
is the co-creator and writer of the award-winning documentary
film The Corporation, which is based on this book. Bakan contends
that the corporation functions much like a psychopathic personality
which, left unchecked, can lead to scandal and ruin. The book
includes interviews with CEO Hank McKinnel of Pfizer, business
guru Peter Drucker and critic Noam Chomsky of MIT.
Navigating a New World: Canada’s Global Future
Lloyd Axworthy (former director and CEO of UBC’s
Liu Institute for Global Issues)
Former Foreign Affairs Minister Lloyd Axworthy is internationally
known for advancing the concept of human security, a philosophy
that promotes the interests of the individual rather than
the interests of the nation-state or multinational corporations.
Axworthy led the establishment of a global ban on landmines
and the formation of the International Criminal Court. In
Navigating a New World, he shows how Canada can lead the world
into a 21st century where human security is a priority.
Failing Our Kids: How We are Ruining Our Public Schools
Charles Ungerleider (UBC Dept. of Educational Studies,
Faculty of Education)
Drawing on the latest research from across Canada and the
U.S., Charles Ungerleider describes what’s right and
what’s wrong with our public schools and provides solutions
for improvement. Ungerleider examines issues such as how television,
the Internet and video games influence children as well as
changes in public school finance and governance.
Making Native Space: Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves
in British Columbia
Cole Harris (retired from UBC Dept. of Geography, Faculty
Cole Harris describes how native peoples were dispossessed
of most of their land and relocated on reserves. He offers
the first comprehensive account of the reserve system in British
Columbia, focusing on local tactics and the strategies of
colonialism. Harris also recommends how to establish a confident
and secure native presence within a successful settler society.
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