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UBC Reports | Vol. 50 | No. 7 | Jul. 8, 2004

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 Power

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 of Arts)

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.

UBC Bookstore is open regular hours during the summer: weekdays 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.bookstore.ubc.ca.

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