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Best Business Books 2014: s+b’s Top Shelf

Our annual review of the year’s best business books. See also Best Business Books 2014—in Pictures.

Strategy
Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World
by John P. Kotter
(Harvard Business Review Press, 2014)
Marketing
Tilt: Shifting Your Strategy from Products to Customers
by Niraj Dawar
(Harvard Business Review Press, 2013)
Executive Self-Improvement
Left Brain, Right Stuff: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions
by Phil Rosenzweig
(PublicAffairs, 2014)
Organizational Culture
The Circle
by Dave Eggers
(Knopf, 2013)
Innovation
Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread—The Lessons from a New Science
by Alex Pentland
(Penguin Press, 2014)
Sustainability
The Big Pivot: Radically Practical Strategies for a Hotter, Scarcer, and More Open World
by Andrew S. Winston
(Harvard Business Review Press, 2014)
Economics
Capital in the 21st Century
by Thomas Piketty, translated by Arthur Goldhammer
(Belknap Press, 2014)

 

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