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Best Business Books 2015: s+b’s Top Shelf

Our annual review of the year’s best business books.

A version of this article appeared in the Winter 2015 issue of strategy+business.

Narratives 
Losing the Signal: The Untold Story behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry
by Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff,
(Flatiron Books, 2015)
Leadership
Every Town Is a Sports Town: Business Leadership at ESPN, from the Mailroom to the Boardroom
by George Bodenheimer (with Donald T. Phillips
(Grand Central Publishing, 2015)
Disruption
 Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future 
by Martin Ford
(Basic Books, 2015)
Marketing 
Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention
by Ben Parr
(HarperOne, 2015)
Managerial Self-Improvement
Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time 
by Jeffrey Pfeffer
(HarperBusiness, 2015)
Economics
The Shifts and the Shocks: What We’ve Learned — and Still Have to Learn — from the Financial Crisis
by Martin Wolf
(Penguin Press, 2014)
Strategy
Wiser: Getting beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter
by Cass Sunstein and Reid Hastie
(Harvard Business Review Press, 2015)

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Best Business Books 2015: s+b’s Top Shelf