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Selected Books Developed by

Karl Weber









Creating a World Without Poverty (PublicAffairs, 2007), Building Social Business  (PublicAffairs, 2010), and A World of Three Zeros (PublicAffairs, 2017), all by Muhammad Yunus with Karl Weber.


In these three books, the pioneer creator of microcredit, founder of Grameen Bank, and cowinner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize offers his vision of how social business can transform the planet and enable poor people to lift themselves out of poverty.  


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Books on Social Issues

The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising, by Jennifer McCrea and Jeffrey C. Walker with Karl Weber (Deepak Chopra Books, 2013).


A fund-raising expert and a philanthropist offer their wisdom concerning how nonprofit leaders can build a community of engaged partners who share a common passion and are eager to provide the resources needed to change the world—not just money, but also time, talents, personal networks, creative thinking, public support, and all the other forms of social capital that often seem scanty yet are really abundant, waiting to be uncovered and mobilized. 

The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising, by Jennifer McCrea and Jeffrey C. Walker with Karl Weber (Deepak Chopra Books, 2013).  A fund-raising expert and a philanthropist offer their wisdom concerning how nonprofit le

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Books on Politics and Government

Inside the Five-Sided Box by Ash Carter (Dutton, 2019).


Ash Carter capped a thirty-year career in the Pentagon by serving as President Obama's Secretary of Defense.  In this book, Carter offers an inside glimpse of how one of the world's most powerful organizations works--and how it should work. Filled with eye-opening stories and shrewd insights into the art of leadership, Inside the Five-Sided Box is important reading for both policy wonks and concerned citizens alike.  Karl Weber worked closely with Secretary Carter in developing this fascinating book.

What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception by Scott McClellan (PublicAffairs, 2007). 


The former White House Press Secretary details his gradual disillusionment with a president and an administration he once trusted in this controversial #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, which Karl Weber edited.



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Books on Business

The Pan-Industrial Revolution by Richard D'Aveni (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018).


One of the world's most celebrated business strategists, Richard D'Aveni has been studying a relatively unheralded business revolution taking place in plain sight--the advent of 3D printing and other forms of "additive manufacturing."  Now D'Aveni predicts that, in the next two decades, this array of breakthrough technologies will lead to the emergence of a handful of "pan-industrial titans"--companies that can make almost anything, anywhere, and that will soon come to dominate the world's economic landscape.  D'Aveni had the help of Karl Weber in crafting this provocative and important business book.

Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You, by Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Paul Choudary (W.W. Norton, 2016).


Many people have only a vague sense of what a platform business is.  Yet most of today's most dynamic companies, from Google and Apple to Amazon and Uber, are platform companies, and this new business model is already revolutionizing one industry after another. In Platform Revolution, edited by Weber, three of the world's leading experts explain how platform companies work and show business leaders how they must adapt to the new economic realities that the platform revolution is creating.

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Books of General Nonfiction

Living Faith by Jimmy Carter (Times Books, 1996).


The much-admired former president describes how growing up in rural Georgia during the Great Depression shaped both his personal faith and his approach to the moral and ethical challenges of leadership in this, the first of three New York Times bestsellers edited for Carter by Karl Weber.


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A Fortunate Life by Robert Vaughn (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008)


Edited by Karl Weber, this memoir by one of his generation's most beloved actors recounts his adventures from the sets of TV's Man From U.N.C.L.E. and such classic movies as Bullitt and The Magnificent Seven to the world of politics, where Vaughn befriended Robert F. Kennedy and played a leading role in the antiwar movement of the 1960s.

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