Graham Duncan is the co-founder of East Rock Capital, a multi-family office investment firm that manages $2 billion for a small number of families and their charitable foundations. Before starting East Rock 14 years ago, Graham worked at two other investment firms and started his career by co-founding an independent Wall Street research firm. Graham graduated from Yale with a B.A. in ethics, politics, and economics. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as co-chair of the SOHN Conference Foundation, which funds pediatric cancer research.

  • A Mind at Home with Itself

    Internationally acclaimed, bestelling author Byron Katie???s most anticipated work since Loving What Is.,We live in difficult times, leaving far too many of us suffering from anxiety and depression, fear and anger. In her new and most anticipated work since Loving What Is, beloved spiritual teacher Byron Katie provides a much-needed beacon of light, and a source of hope and joy.,In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated in these pages by Stephen Mitchell) to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called ???The Work.??? Byron Katie doesn???t merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action. At once startlingly fresh and powerfully enlightening, A Mind at Home with Itself offers us a transformative new perspective on life and death.,In the midst of a normal American life, Byron Katie became increasingly depressed and over a ten-year period sank further into despair and suicidal thoughts. Then one morning in 1986 she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her. Its direct result, The Work, has helped millions of people all over the world to question their stressful thoughts and set themselves free from suffering.

  • Breakfast at the Victory

    “This was true mystical vision. This I could never have anticipated. But I knew that we were both on the same galactic journey into the great void that contains us all. I was standing before a boundlessness that could swallow the stars in a heartbeat.”-from Breakfast at the Victory

  • Changing on the Job

    Listen to people in every field and you’ll hear a call for more sophisticated leadership???for leaders who can solve more complex problems than the human race has ever faced. But these leaders won’t simply come to the fore; we have to develop them, and we must cultivate them as quickly as is humanly possible. Changing on the Job is a means to this end. As opposed to showing readers how to play the role of a leader in a “paint by numbers” fashion, Changing on the Job builds on theories of adult growth and development to help readers become more thoughtful individuals, capable of leading in any scenario. Moving from the theoretical to the practical, and employing real-world examples, author Jennifer Garvey Berger offers a set of building blocks to help cultivate an agile workforce while improving performance. Coaches, HR professionals, thoughtful leaders, and anyone who wants to flourish on the job will find this book a vital resource for developing their own capacities and those of the talent that they support.

  • Discover Your Inner Economist

    Read Tyler Cowen’s posts on the Penguin Blog.,In Discover Your Inner Economist one of America???s most respected economists presents a quirky, incisive romp through everyday life that reveals how you can turn economic reasoning to your advantage???often when you least expect it to be relevant.,Like no other economist, Tyler Cowen shows how economic notions–such as incentives, signals, and markets–apply far more widely than merely to the decisions of social planners, governments, and big business. What does economic theory say about ordering from a menu? Or attracting the right mate? Or controlling people who talk too much in meetings? Or dealing with your dentist? With a wryly amusing voice, in chapters such as ???How to Control the World, The Basics??? and ???How to Control the World, Knowing When to Stop??? Cowen reveals the hidden economic patterns behind everyday situations so you can get more of what you really want.,Readers will also gain less selfish insights into how to be a good partner, neighbor and even citizen of the world. For instance, what is the best way to give to charity? The chapter title ???How to Save the World???More Christmas Presents Won???t Help??? makes a point that is every bit as personal as it is global.,Incentives are at the core of an economic approach to the world, but they don???t just come in cash. In fact, money can be a disincentive. Cowen shows why, for example, it doesn???t work to pay your kids to do the dishes. Other kinds of incentives–like making sure family members know they will be admired if they respect you–can work. Another non- monetary incentive? Try having everyone stand up in your next meeting if you don???t want anyone to drone on. Deeply felt incentives like pride in one???s work or a passing smile from a loved one, can be the most powerful of all, even while they operate alongside more mundane rewards such as money and free food.,Discover Your Inner Economist is an introduction to the science of economics that shows it to be built on notions that are already within all of us. While the implications of those ideas lead to Cowen???s often counterintuitive advice, their wisdom is presented in ordinary examples taken from home life, work life, and even vacation life??? How do you get a good guide in a Moroccan bazaar?

  • Finite and Infinite Games

    There are at least two kinds of games, states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. One could be called finite; the other infinite. Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end. What are infinite games? How do they affect the ways we play our finite games? What are we doing when we play finitely or infinitely? And how can infinite games affect the ways in which we live our lives?,Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely. He surveys our world from the finite games of the playing field and playing board to the infinite games found in culture and religion leaving all we think we know illuminated and transformed. Along the way, Carse finds new ways of understanding everything, from how an actress portrays a role to how we engage in sex, from the nature of evil to the nature of science. Finite games, he shows, may offer wealth and status, power and glory, but infinite games offer something far more subtle and far grander.,Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism. Already an international literary event, Finite and Infinite Games is certain to be argued about and celebrated for years to come. Reading it is the first step in learning to play the infinite game.

  • In Over Our Heads

    If contemporary culture were a school, with all the tasks and expectations meted out by modern life as its curriculum, would anyone graduate? In the spirit of a sympathetic teacher, Robert Kegan guides us through this tricky curriculum, assessing the fit between its complex demands and our mental capacities, and showing what happens when we find ourselves, as we so often do, in over our heads. In this dazzling intellectual tour, he completely reintroduces us to the psychological landscape of our private and public lives.,A decade ago in The Evolving Self, Kegan presented a dynamic view of the development of human consciousness. Here he applies this widely acclaimed theory to the mental complexity of adulthood. As parents and partners, employees and bosses, citizens and leaders, we constantly confront a bewildering array of expectations, prescriptions, claims, and demands, as well as an equally confusing assortment of expert opinions that tell us what each of these roles entails. Surveying the disparate expert ???literatures,??? which normally take no account of each other, Kegan brings them together to reveal, for the first time, what these many demands have in common. Our frequent frustration in trying to meet these complex and often conflicting claims results, he shows us, from a mismatch between the way we ordinarily know the world and the way we are unwittingly expected to understand it.,In Over Our Heads provides us entirely fresh perspectives on a number of cultural controversies???the ???abstinence vs. safe sex??? debate, the diversity movement, communication across genders, the meaning of postmodernism. What emerges in these pages is a theory of evolving ways of knowing that allows us to view adult development much as we view child development, as an open-ended process born of the dynamic interaction of cultural demands and emerging mental capabilities. If our culture is to be a good ???school,??? as Kegan suggests, it must offer, along with a challenging curriculum, the guidance and support that we clearly need to master this course???a need that this lucid and richly argued book begins to meet.

  • Making Sense of People

    What really bothers you about your boss???or your daughter???s boyfriend? Why are you so attracted to the person you???re dating? Can you rely on your intuition about people? This book will help you find out.,Drawing on extensive research, renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist Samuel Barondes gives you powerful tools for understanding what people are really like and how they got that way.,Now improved with easy, step-by-step ???practical summaries,??? these tools will help you quickly assess anyone???s tendencies, patterns, character, and sense of identity. You???ll learn how to combine these into a unified picture of who that person is. With these insights, you can choose more satisfying relationships, recognize telltale signs of dysfunction and danger, and savor the complexity and uniqueness of everyone you meet.

  • The Aspirational Investor

    The Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management explains why goals, not markets, should be the primary focus of your investment strategy???and offers a practical, innovative framework for making smarter choices about aligning your goals to your investment strategy.,Today all of us bear the burden of investing wisely, but too many of us are preoccupied with the wrong priorities???increasing returns at all costs, finding the next star fund manager, or beating ???the market.??? Unfortunately conventional portfolio theory and the grand debates in finance have offered investors only incomplete solutions. What is needed, argues Ashvin B. Chhabra, is a framework that shifts the focus of investment strategy from portfolios and markets to individuals and the objectives that really matter: things like protecting against unexpected financial crises, paying for education or retirement, and financing philanthropy and entrepreneurship.,The Aspirational Investor is a practical, innovative approach to managing wealth based on key goals and the careful allocation of risks rather than responding to the whims of the financial markets. Chhabra introduces his ???Wealth Allocation Framework,??? which accommodates the three seemingly incompatible objectives that must underpin every sound wealth management plan: the need for financial security in the face of known and unknowable risks; the need to maintain current living standards over time despite inflation; and the need to pursue aspirational goals for wealth creation.,Chhabra reveals some surprising facts about wealth creation, reinterprets the success formulas of investing greats like Warren Buffett, and closes the gap between theory and practice by simplifying our understanding of key asset classes and laying out a concise roadmap for identifying, prioritizing, and quantifying financial goals. Raising the bar for what we should expect from our investment portfolios???and our financial advisors???The Aspirational Investor sets us on a path to more confident and fulfilling financial lives.

  • The Battle of Alcazar

    The Battle of Alcazar is a play attributed to George Peele, perhaps written no later than late 1591 if the play “Muly Molucco” mentioned in Henslowe’s diary is this play, and published anonymously in 1594, that tells the story of the battle of Alc??cer Quibir in 1578.

  • The Culture Code

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.,Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing?,In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world???s most successful organizations???including the U.S. Navy???s SEAL Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs???and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. Drawing on examples that range from Internet retailer Zappos to the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to a daring gang of jewel thieves, Coyle offers specific strategies that trigger learning, spark collaboration, build trust, and drive positive change. Coyle unearths helpful stories of failure that illustrate what not to do, troubleshoots common pitfalls, and shares advice about reforming a toxic culture. Combining leading-edge science, on-the-ground insights from world-class leaders, and practical ideas for action, The Culture Code offers a roadmap for creating an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved, and expectations are exceeded.,Culture is not something you are???it???s something you do. The Culture Code puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of your group or your goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together.

  • The Highly Sensitive Person

    Are you a highly sensitive person?,Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? ??Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? ??Are you “too shy” or “too sensitive” according to others? ??Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? ??If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).,Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the Highly Sensitive Person, it’s a way of life. ??In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Elaine Aron, a psychotherapist, workshop leader and highly sensitive person herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it in everyday situations. ??Drawing on her many years of research and hundreds of interviews, she shows how you can better understand yourself and your trait to create a fuller, richer life. ??,In The Highly Sensitive Person, you will discover:

  • The Tools

    A groundbreaking book about personal growth that presents a uniquely effective set of five tools that bring about dynamic change???as seen on The Dr. Oz Show,The Tools offers a solution to the biggest complaint patients have about therapy: the interminable wait for change to begin. The traditional therapeutic model sets its sights on the past, but Phil Stutz and Barry Michels employ an arsenal of techniques??????the tools??????that allow patients to use their problems as levers that access the power of the unconscious and propel them into action. Suddenly, through this transformative approach, obstacles become opportunities???to find courage, embrace discipline, develop self-expression, deepen creativity.,For years, Stutz and Michels taught these techniques to an exclusive patient base, but with The Tools, their revolutionary, empowering practice becomes available to every reader interested in realizing the full range of their potential. The authors??? goal is nothing less than for your life to become exceptional???exceptional in its resiliency, in its experience of real happiness, and in its understanding of the human spirit.,???An ???open secret??? in Hollywood . . . [Stutz and Michels] have developed a program designed to access the creative power of the unconscious.??????The New Yorker

  • The Whole-Brain Child

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.,The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child???s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.,???Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child???s struggles.??????Harvey Karp, M.D.,In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain???and make accessible???the new science of how a child???s brain is wired and how it matures. The ???upstairs brain,??? which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child???s brain and foster vital growth.,Complete with age-appropriate strategies for dealing with day-to-day struggles and illustrations that will help you explain these concepts to your child, The Whole-Brain Child shows you how to cultivate healthy emotional and intellectual development so that your children can lead balanced, meaningful, and connected lives.,???[A] useful child-rearing resource for the entire family . . . The authors include a fair amount of brain science, but they present it for both adult and child audiences.??????Kirkus Reviews,???Strategies for getting a youngster to chill out [with] compassion.??????The Washington Post,???This erudite, tender, and funny book is filled with fresh ideas based on the latest neuroscience research. I urge all parents who want kind, happy, and emotionally healthy kids to read The Whole-Brain Child. This is my new baby gift.??????Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other,???Gives parents and teachers ideas to get all parts of a healthy child???s brain working together.??????Parent to Parent

  • Tribal Leadership

    ???Tribal Leadership gives amazingly insightful perspective on how people interact and succeed. I learned about myself and learned lessons I will carry with me and reflect on for the rest of my life.???,???John W. Fanning, Founding Chairman and CEO napster Inc.,???An unusually nuanced view of high-performance cultures.???, ???Inc.,Within each corporation are anywhere from a few to hundreds of separate tribes. In Tribal Leadership, Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright demonstrate how these tribes develop???and show you how to assess them and lead them to maximize productivity and growth. A business management book like no other, Tribal Leadership is an essential tool to help managers and business leaders take better control of their organizations by utilizing the unique characteristics of the tribes that exist within.