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  • Give-to-Get Corporate Partnering

    by Theodore Kinni
    In The Reciprocity Advantage, Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn argue that the most successful partnerships start with sharing, not protecting, your intellectual capital.
  • Zombify Your Customers

    by Theodore Kinni
    High-tech blogger Nir Eyal describes a positive feedback loop for getting customers hooked on your products and services.
  • Automation’s Adverse Effects

    by Theodore Kinni
    In The Glass Cage, Nicholas Carr reminds us that almost every business decision involves tradeoffs.
  • Adam Smith’s Other Book

    by Theodore Kinni
    Economist Russ Roberts explores Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments, a 255- year-old guide to the good life.
  • The Virgin Chronicles

    by Theodore Kinni
    Richard Branson’s books demonstrate how an entrepreneur’s drive and verve can turn seemingly crazy ideas into reality.
  • Reframing Sales Effectiveness

    by Theodore Kinni
    Aligning Strategy and Sales is the best sales book of the year — and one that senior executives should read.
  • The Price of Privatizing War

    by Theodore Kinni
    Modern Mercenary is a fascinating look at the free market for force and the companies that profit from it.
  • Location, Location, Location

    by Theodore Kinni
    Wharton marketing professor David Bell explores how the real world affects the success of internet companies.
  • Seeking Social Failures

    by Theodore Kinni
    IMD professor Mikolaj Jan Piskorski describes three concepts that can help companies craft more effective social strategies.
  • Risky Business

    by Theodore Kinni
    A new book argues that the dangers of risk aversion often outweigh the risk of making mistakes.
  • A New Hat for Negotiators

    by Theodore Kinni
    If you want to become a better deal-maker, start by examining who you are at the table.
  • Understanding China’s Resource Quest

    by Theodore Kinni
    Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi argue that China’s demand for natural resources is unlikely to result in further price shocks.
  • The End of Work, Revisited

    by Theodore Kinni
    Two decades after Jeremy Rifkin predicted that private sector jobs would disappear, his controversial view sounds far more likely, and far less ominous.
  • Does Capitalism Create Social Mobility?

    by Theodore Kinni
    In The Son Also Rises, UC Davis economic historian Gregory Clark tracks surnames over hundreds of years to better understand social mobility.
  • A Toast to Industry Disruption

    by Theodore Kinni
    In The Craft Beer Revolution, Steve Hindy traces an industry disruption that gives beer drinkers reason to cheer.
  • Innovation Begins with Three Questions

    by Theodore Kinni
    In A More Beautiful Question, Warren Berger says that asking “why, what if, and how” can help companies become more efficient and creative.
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