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Books in Brief Archive

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February 23, 2015

What’s Wrong with the Internet?

Author Andrew Keen offers a stirring guide to how the Internet has changed everything—mostly for the worse.
February 9, 2015

Creating Resilient Organizations

Judith Rodin, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, describes how to build the capacity to survive disastrous events.
February 9, 2015

What’s Your Relational Intelligence?

In Leading with Sense, Professor Valérie Gauthier defines leaders as genuine, generous, generative—even poetic.
February 2, 2015

An Iconic Brand, but at What Cost?

In Citizen Coke, Bartow Elmore serves up a snarky environmental history of Coca-Cola Company.
January 28, 2015

The Hard Work of Invention

Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Aspen Institute and author of Steve Jobs, plumbs the history of digitization to get to the roots of successful innovation.
January 12, 2015

A Sprinter’s Guide to Project Management

Jeff Sutherland, codeveloper of scrum, explains how to raise the success rate of your company’s initiatives using the software development method.
September 29, 2014

The Business of Coming Out at Work

Former BP CEO John Browne argues that self-disclosure is the right course for LGBT employees in The Glass Closet.
August 1, 2014

The Downside of Competition

In A Bigger Prize, former CEO Margaret Heffernan argues that the corporate world has an unhealthy obsession with winning.
August 1, 2014

Genius Is a Team Effort

Michael Schrage reviews two notable books by veteran Silicon Valley journalists that seek to explain collaborative charisma.
July 7, 2014

Why Marketers Should Be Followers

Itamar Simonson and Emanuel Rosen describe new patterns in consumer decision making that are shaking up traditional marketing strategies.
May 12, 2014

China’s Strategic Challenge

In Can China Lead? a trio of business school professors argue that unless the Chinese Communist Party loosens its grip, the China “miracle” cannot be sustained.
May 12, 2014

A Triple Scoop of Social Responsibility

Journalist Brad Edmondson’s recounting of the Ben & Jerry’s story, Ice Cream Social, focuses on the difficulties of living up to high-minded corporate mission statements after new owners take control.
May 12, 2014

It’s Better to Receive Than to Give

In Thanks for the Feedback, Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen argue that the smart investment is not teaching managers how to give feedback, but rather teaching employees how to receive it.
April 28, 2014

Moore’s Law Is Still Changing Everything

In The Second Machine Age, two MIT professors show how the exponential growth of new technologies is remaking the world.