Theodore Kinni is a contributing editor of strategy+business. He also blogs at Reading, Writing re: Management and is @TedKinni on Twitter.

All articles by Theodore Kinni

Bad meetings no more

April 30, 2019
In his new book, UNC-Charlotte professor Steven Rogelberg offers an evidence-based guide to holding better meetings.
by Theodore Kinni

Making Change Contagious

September 13, 2018
Nuanced findings in network science suggest that the conventional wisdom about diffusing new ideas may hinder, not help, their spread.
by Theodore Kinni

Take a Timeout, Leaders

October 11, 2017
In Lead Yourself First, Raymond Kethledge and Michael Erwin explore how solitude nurtures clarity, creativity, emotional balance, and moral courage.
by Theodore Kinni

The Miracle of Creativity

January 20, 2016
There’s no scientific method for coming up with brilliant new ideas. But the authors of a new book argue that a set of habits can help foster innovation.
by Theodore Kinni

Just Say No

September 2, 2015
In a new book, leadership expert Ira Chaleff argues teaching employees to disobey orders is an essential management safeguard.
by Theodore Kinni

The Wright Stuff

June 17, 2015
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.
by Theodore Kinni

Leading, the Rickover Way

January 27, 2015
In Against the Tide, retired rear admiral Dave Oliver examines the management techniques of Hyman G. Rickover, the father of the nuclear navy.
by Theodore Kinni

Give-to-Get Corporate Partnering

January 14, 2015
In The Reciprocity Advantage, Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn argue that the most successful partnerships start with sharing, not protecting, your intellectual capital.
by Theodore Kinni

The Virgin chronicles

October 29, 2014
Richard Branson’s books demonstrate how an entrepreneur’s drive and verve can turn seemingly crazy ideas into reality.
by Theodore Kinni

Risky Business

August 19, 2014
A new book argues that the dangers of risk aversion often outweigh the risk of making mistakes.
by Theodore Kinni

The End of Work, Revisited

May 28, 2014
Two decades after Jeremy Rifkin predicted that private sector jobs would disappear, his controversial view sounds far more likely, and far less ominous.
by Theodore Kinni

Outing Gender Bias

March 5, 2014
In What Works for Women at Work, Joan C. Williams and Rachel Dempsey identify four, often unrecognized, patterns of discriminatory attitudes toward women.
by Theodore Kinni

A Sucker’s Bet in Sochi

February 19, 2014
After reading the International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Events, it’s hard to see how Russia will benefit from hosting the Winter Olympics.
by Theodore Kinni

Beware the “CEO Bubble”

January 15, 2014
Former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski paid an unjustly high price for the crime of losing perspective, according to a new book by Catherine S. Neal.
by Theodore Kinni

How Creepy Is Your Company?

December 11, 2013
In The Circle, novelist Dave Eggers creates a techno-dystopia that does a better job of  driving home the dangers of digitization than any nonfiction polemic to date.
by Theodore Kinni

Make Big Bets

December 4, 2013
Harvard Business School professor Anita Elberse argues that making a few big gambles may be a safer long-term strategy than sticking to small investments.
by Theodore Kinni

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