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The little engine that could

The novel The Magnificent Ambersons reveals the dangers of complacency in the face of transformative new technologies.
by Daniel Akst
A chef cracks an egg into a frying pan, revealing an unexpected rainbow of colors.

Uncertainty on the menu

University College London professor Vaughn Tan offers lessons in innovation from the world of high cuisine.
by Theodore Kinni
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A billion points of light

In his new book, journalist Matthew Yglesias argues that the U.S. should strive to triple its population.
by Mike Jakeman
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Connecting the dots in an uncertain world

NYU’s Christian Busch makes the case that serendipity is a skill, resulting from a mindset that allows you to see and act on opportunities in seemingly unrelated facts or events.
by Suvarchala Narayanan

Delivering on your promises

In The Ends Game, professors Marco Bertini and Oded Koenigsberg explain how companies can help their customers meet goals by rewriting the rules of commerce.
by David Lancefield

Mutiny amid the bounty

What captains of industry can learn from captains in the great age of sail.
by Daniel Akst

The sinking fortunes of the shipping box

In his new book, journalist and historian Marc Levinson describes the limits of long supply chains and the ways in which new trade routes are forming.
by Mike Jakeman

How fiction can help us imagine the future

In an age of big data, artificial intelligence, and continual forecasting, fiction can help us navigate uncertainty by opening our eyes to a wide range of scenarios.
by Vikram Mansharamani
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Management lessons of The True Believer

A 20th-century working-class philosopher has a lot to teach modern workers — and managers — about finding meaning in life, and on the job.
by Daniel Akst

Fit-for-context leadership

Hult International Business School professor Amit Mukherjee argues that new leadership practices are needed for a digital era.
by Theodore Kinni

Summer reading 2020

For those who want to slow down and still keep up.
by the editors of strategy+business

Making experiments pay

In The Power of Experiments, Harvard Business School professors Michael Luca and Max Bazerman provide an overview of the applications, promise, and perils of corporate experimentation.
by Theodore Kinni
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The general wisdom of Ulysses S. Grant

A serial failure up until the Civil War, Grant had a talent for leadership that secured the Union. His strategy and style still offer valuable lessons for today’s executives.
by Theodore Kinni