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250 insights from leading authors and contributors around the world.

● Readings to make people feel smarter and happier, and to help them advance in their work and personal life.

● This is a collection of LID’s best work.

● The perfect gift-book – elegant and beautifully designed.


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Contributions from LID authors worldwide

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