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September 16, 2013

The World’s Largest Ungoverned Space

Google executives Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen examine the political ramifications of digital ubiquity in The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations, and Business.
August 27, 2013

Feminine Values Ascending

A review of The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and the Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future, by John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio
August 27, 2013

A Robot Ate My Job

A review of Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age, by Marty Neumeier.
August 27, 2013

The Wizards of Money

In The Alchemists, economic journalist Neil Irwin argues that the financial crisis of 2007–08 made the central bankers of the U.S., U.K., and Europe the most powerful people on earth.
August 27, 2013

Strategic Change without Tears

A review of Strategic Transformation: Changing while Winning, by Manuel Hensmans, Gerry Johnson, and George Yip.
May 28, 2013

Skill or Luck?

A review of The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing, by Michael J. Mauboussin.
May 28, 2013

The Practitioner’s Tale

A review of Doing Capitalism in the Innovation Economy: Markets, Speculation, and the State, by William H. Janeway.
May 28, 2013

Many-to-Many Manufacturing

A review of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution, by Chris Anderson.
May 28, 2013

Toward a Better-Informed Cynicism

A review of The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office, by Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan.
February 26, 2013

Sourcing Growth

A review of Build, Borrow, or Buy, by Laurence Capron and Will Mitchell.
February 26, 2013

Need Skills? Start Training

A review of Why Good People Can’t Get Jobs: The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do about It, by Peter Cappelli.
February 26, 2013

Fill ’er Up

A review of Private Empire, by Steve Coll.
February 26, 2013

Betting against the Fragilistas

A review of Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.