Business books

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
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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
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The wisdom of The Old Wives’ Tale

A 1908 novel about the fate of two sisters in Victorian England has a great deal to teach us about the challenges women face in the business world.
by Daniel Akst

Can Capitalism Be Fixed?

In his new book, The Future of Capitalism, Oxford economist Paul Collier lays out a path to restore the ethical foundations of the free-market system in the U.S. and Europe.
by David J. Lynch
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Finance, Disaster, and You

The Financier, an overlooked 1912 volume by iconic novelist Theodore Dreiser, has a great deal to teach businesspeople about hubris, adversity, and redemption.
by Daniel Akst

Muddling Through

Scott Belsky’s new book offers inspiration to leaders slogging through the life span of a successful business.
by Mark Gimein
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Ken Iverson’s Plain Talk

The management philosophy of the CEO who disrupted Big Steel is as relevant today as it was 20 years ago.
by Theodore Kinni
Strategy& insights
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