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Can you be a shaper of great institutions?

Former Tata Group director R. Gopalakrishnan, who's written a new book, says the best leaders focus on building both a better business and a better world.
by Art Kleiner
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The living lessons of Dead Souls

The classic Nikolai Gogol satire from 1842 provides keen insight into the endurance of charismatic financial hustlers.
by Daniel Akst

Pressure points

In his new book, Transaction Man, journalist Nicholas Lemann describes the evolution — and failure — of competing attempts to manage the power of corporations.
by Mike Jakeman

Smart and dumber

In his new book, The Intelligence Trap, David Robson explains why intelligent people engage in unintelligent behavior.
by Daniel Akst

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
PwC Insights
Crossing the lines: How fintech is propelling Financial Services and Technology, Media, and Telecommunications firms out of their lanes.