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- In a new book, leadership expert Ira Chaleff argues teaching employees to disobey orders is an essential management safeguard.
- The Stanford professor calls out four books that illuminate the often-dark paths to power.
- In Holacracy, Brian J. Robertson proposes we replace the corporate hierarchy with a bossless system.
- The b-school professor recommends three books that support the development of value-based leadership.
- The top-ranked executive coach recommends four books that will make you a better leader.
- In a new biography of the brothers who invented the airplane, David McCullough describes the frustrations and triumphs involved in getting aviation off the ground.
- Should you make your company in your own image?
- The Berkeley professor and his coauthor say companies can no longer afford to treat failure like a dirty secret they have to hide.
- The CEO of a leading recreational marijuana company argues that the industry is green in more ways than one.
- In his new book, Lawrence A. Cunningham says that Berkshire Hathaway’s corporate culture will enable it to survive without Warren Buffett.
- Apple’s former chief evangelist talks about the books that most contributed to his success.
- In Against the Tide, retired rear admiral Dave Oliver examines the management techniques of Hyman G. Rickover, the father of the nuclear navy.
- Thomas Koulopoulos and Dan Keldsen argue that companies should bridge gaps among various age groups, not reinforce them.
- In The Reciprocity Advantage, Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn argue that the most successful partnerships start with sharing, not protecting, your intellectual capital.
- High-tech blogger Nir Eyal describes a positive feedback loop for getting customers hooked on your products and services.
- In The Glass Cage, Nicholas Carr reminds us that almost every business decision involves tradeoffs.
- Brian Wansink explains how to help employees make healthy choices in Slim by Design.
- Michael Schrage proposes a fast, cheap, experiment-driven approach to boosting the bottom line in The Innovator’s Hypothesis.
- Economist Russ Roberts explores Adam Smith’s The Theory of Moral Sentiments, a 255- year-old guide to the good life.
- Richard Branson’s books demonstrate how an entrepreneur’s drive and verve can turn seemingly crazy ideas into reality.
- Aligning Strategy and Sales is the best sales book of the year — and one that senior executives should read.
- Modern Mercenary is a fascinating look at the free market for force and the companies that profit from it.
- John Elkington and Jochen Zeitz’s new book proposes how to achieve the triple bottom line of planet, people, and profits.
- Wharton marketing professor David Bell explores how the real world affects the success of internet companies.
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