Business books

The Greatest Showman on Earth

Robert Wilson’s biography of P.T. Barnum seeks to balance the humbug and hucksterism with business success and good works.
by Theodore Kinni
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Bartleby, the office enigma

Herman Melville’s short story Bartleby, the Scrivener provides lessons on how to deal with troubled colleagues.
by Daniel Akst

Level setting

In his new book, Michael O’Sullivan looks to the past to find a future for the post-globalization world.
by David J. Lynch

A winning effort

In his new book, Neil Irwin finds that people who succeed in management careers do so by trying new things, learning from failures, and embracing changes in direction.
by Mark Gimein

Conversational computing

James Vlahos’s new book, Talk to Me, is a good starting point for exploring how voice computing could disrupt your business.
by Theodore Kinni

Diving into deep learning

In their new book on what makes high schools work, education experts Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine offer vital lessons for business leaders as well.
by Chana R. Schoenberger

The case for general excellence

In his new book, Range, David Epstein argues that although specialization has its virtues, businesses need people with wide horizons and ranges of interests in order to succeed.
by Daniel Akst

Bad meetings no more

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

Machine learned

In his new book, Globotics Upheaval, economist Richard Baldwin wrestles with the opportunities and perils brought about by globalization and robotics.
by Mark Gimein
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Poetry at work

The brilliant poet Wallace Stevens spent his career in the insurance industry. To what extent did these two aspects of his life nourish one another?
by Daniel Akst

Why big-wave surfers are just like actuaries

In her new book, Allison Schrager argues that we can learn a lot about risk management, moral hazard, and financial safety from the dudes who tackle 80-foot waves on fiberglass boards.
by Allison Schrager